Rockin the Cold Germs Away
Art Brut-Good Weekend-BUY CD
Joey Ramone -Maria Bartiromo-BUY CD
The Hellacopters - Toys And Flavors-BUY CD
3 Man -Undone-BUY CD
Familiar faves include Shoes and The Toms(2 rare songs!!). From there, depending on your connection and passion to power pop`s roots, it goes deep into glorious obscurity to varying degrees. The Tweeds, Luxury, The Bats(featuring a young Jon Brion at the helm), The Speedies, Colors, LMNOP, The Finns(who were featured on Not Lame`s very first release back in 1995!), The Treble Boys, The Kids, Colors and more(see below). The 33 tracks assembled here represent the least-heard, best examples of an era that felt nostalgic even the first time around. But heard in the context of today`s "pop" music industry as it lip syncs itself into history`s cut-out bin, these "hopefuls" sound as startling and menthol-fresh as the word "Liverpool" drifting from Jane Asher`s lips. Thank God for Record Collectors. Jordan, the turntable`s yours. A unbridled ride into pure pop bliss, covet today.Garnering their name from the Gretsch guitars they promised to buy themselves when they "made it", along with a perfect example of their wacky humor (attaching the oh-so-eighties "u.k." tag) they set out from Orange County to make their mark on the Los Angeles pop hotbed. They released their critically acclaimed debut "In, Through, and Beyond" at the end of 1998, and it wasn't long until they were flavor of the month among pop stalwarts across the nation, playing knockout shows at crowded clubs and major pop festivals. Their new-found alliances paid off in their 2000 release of a coup-de-gras tribute album to themselves featuring 20 other bands.
By Daniel Frey
| by Langston Hughes|
A night-watch of wind,
A night-watch of snow -
And a clamor that shatters my sleepless home-sick heart.
I know a garden where it is not so.
Tr. A. Ayling & D. Mackintosh
Oh yeah, here comes old BBlueman's grandaddy, the Old Crawlin Kingsnake Man himself. I miss him, but we have all of his beautiful music to remember him by. This track with his gifted beautiful spirit music buddy-Mr. Carlos Santana-folks it doesn't get any better than this.Link below will take you to John Lee Hooker's Foundation site.
Outside my window
I know it is raining--
the leaves of the banana
first know its drumming.