Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Wasn't I A Rock Scribe At One Time Part Deu!

Last night I stayed up to late updating my itunes and ipod software and loading like 15 new albums onto my robot friend. I also finally took the podcast plunge and started subscribing to a few. Currently I am sitting in the Bank Street College of Education library killing time, so why not take a trip to random again. At least Listmaker enjoys it! And just to prove how Rock and Roll I am I just got asked to turn down my Ipod, which is the second time that has happened in this stuffy old bibloteca!

Gram Parsons Juanita Return of the Grevious Angel.
This cut comes curtesy of the promo only disc that comes with the tribute album containg all the original versions covered on the regular release. This release is highly collectible now, fetching $50 on ebay. NICE!

The Tyde Blood Brothers Rough Trade Records Sampler
This song is the whoa-is-me tale of never was rockers flogging the dead horse dreams of Rock stardom. The Tyde is basicaly the alter ego of The Beachwood Sparks. Their are two brothers at the heart of both bands who take turns leading/supporting eachother under the two monikers. Great choice following Parsons....the ipod is spooky that way...I need to name my ghost in the machine...I shall call him CAL.

The No-Talents French Girl Want Some More
Two posts, two No-Talents songs....go figure. The title describes the band perfectly, only plural. From the same French punk rock tree as Steve & the Jerks...its a very small tree.

The Penetrators Teenage Lifestyle Basement Anthology
One of my fave discoveries of 2005. These retards were the Syracuse, NY chapter of the 70's Proto Punk Revolution. Very Dictators/Gizmos. Always funny, always rocking always poorly played and sung. All key ingrediants for me.

Soloman Burke Can't Nobody Love You If You Need Me
Soloman is a living legend, and child producing maching I think his sperm output between children and grandchildren is in the triple digits. Soloman might be my fave of all the 60's soul legends. His Joe Henry produced comeback on Anti a few years back is on of the best albums of the 2000's.

The Bryds Lady Friend Box Set disc 2
Lilting psychadelic ballad with all the byrdisms in a cool 2 min 38 seconds. Who says lady friend nowadays. Someone should bring that back.

Go To Blazes Why I Drink Rig Rock Juke Box
In my alt country hey days of 94-96 I loved this song by this D.C. barband. Now I kind of think its sucks. Def a canidate to come off CAL when I need the space.

The Chiffons Nobody Knows Whats Goin On In My Head But Me One Kiss Can Lead To...Rhino Girl Group Box Set
Turn off the computer, walk out side, knock over a bodega and use the cash to go buy this NOW! Or call in some favors and bloodoaths to get one from the "industry" like I did. This is the best box set OF ALL TIME! I am planning on writing up a whole post on this at some time.

Mayflies USA Sodium Pentothal
I used to hate this band. Than I saw the the light, maybe it was old age, maybe they just got better, maybe it was that the asshole owner of Luna Lounge stopped talking about them to me when I was a record jerk at Stooz. Whatever. This song dates back to the era I thought they sucked but this is now one of my favorite songs on CAL. Very M. Sweet/Teenage Fanclub which is a-ok in my view, they even mention Tuesday Weld (Girlfriend cover vixen) in the song....coincidence?

The Candy Snatchers Haunted Road S/T
I guess CAL wanted to shake things up with a punch to the face! These hooligans represent an era of my life that has pased, so their drunk, coke fueled rock and rants are like weathered photos now. Not really enjoyed in the fullest in the Bank Street Library......ah the old days...

Dale Watson Never Ever Dreamland
This guy should be a king on country radio, but then I again I should be the editor of Rolling Stone. Some things just don't work out and were'nt suppossed to anyway. Like the song says "Never Ever". Dale croons it Merle Haggard style and writes great songs. Check it out, if your doors swing that way.

Yo La Tengo My Little Corner of the World Gilmore Girls Soundtrack
One of the most romantic songs in the indie rock cannon. Basically same music as "Dream A Little Dream" but who cares. If you listened close enough this gem played during the cocktail period at my wedding. OK you can all puke now.

The Penatrators Sweet Soul Music (Live) Basement Anthology
A beautifuly inept cover of this soul classic. Sad to listen to b/c of the lines "do you like Lou Rawls" and "do you like Wilson Pickett" as both have died in the last few months.

Zodiac Killers Feed It To Your Mom The Most Thrilling Experience
This is some negativity in a 52 second blast. This band thrives on bad attitude. God luv'em!

Soloman Burke If You Need Me If You Need SB Anthology
Burke's biggest hit. This kind of music makes like America.

The Mummies Justine Never Been Caught
I skipped this, not b/c I don't love it, but b/c if I can't listen at earsplitting volume, whats the point!

Fountains of Wayne I Know You Well Out of State Plates
This is from a FoW oddities 2 CD collection that came out last year. This song has goofy mushy romantic connotations between me and the old ball and chain. No I am not sharing!

Arthur Gunter Baby Let's Play House Music City Rhythm & Blues
This amazing shuffle blues track comes to me curtesy of a great 2 CD comp that looks at the soul heritage of Nashville, TN. I love this album. The Country Music Hall of Fame also has an exhibit with the same theme. I think this release serves as the audio catalogue. Also contains some lines the Beatles stole for their Rubber Soul closer "Run For Your Life." The lyrics, spooky guitar picking and party rhythm makes this one of the best songs endorsing a paternal society I have ever heard. Male dominance is cool if this is the soundtrack!

The Shazam Gettin' Higher Magnet New Music Sampler
I need to get this bands albums. I worship at the feet of this 70's rawk throw back song. Think Badfinger or Thin Lizzy crossed with the nuggets box set. Amazing chourses, very sing along. This was the one song they played at Little Stevens Gragage Rock festival 2 summers ago and me and Heath Haynes were in heaven. Mary and I play this song 3 times in a row every road trip we take. I just started the song again, b/c once is never enough. Is that Will Farrell on cowbell......."Rock and Roll is All I Got" Sing it brother!

OK I gotta sign off, the librarian just asked if I could stop beating a rythm on the keyboard and my pathetic energy bar on CAL is running dangerously low....need enough juice for the ride home

Gettin Higher Everyday,
Chris Larry