Delays - "Hey Girl": "One of the songs that gets this band compared to the La's - it's just a pretty, strummy pop-rock song with soaring vocals."
Friday, March 31, 2006
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Frumpies - "Whatshisname Hearts The Frumpies": "Even though I know it's really not, I group this in as one of my favorite 'riot grrrl' songs, mainly just because of the vocal delivery. That plus I always liked the idea of her screaming out 'IT'S MY BOYFRIEND!!!' over and over, even though she was really screaming 'East Bay Boyfriend!' Still, it's as much fun as you can have in 72 seconds."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 3/30/2006 08:01:00 AM
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Grace Jones - "Love Is The Drug (Long Version)": "There's something in this long version that ups the ante on both the 'short version' Jones cover as well as the original original by Roxy Music. A lot of it comes from the great keyboards and a lot of it is the magic of Grace herself."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 3/29/2006 05:03:00 PM
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Monday, March 27, 2006
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Metric - "Monster Hospital (MSTRKRFT Remix)": "'SXSW Week' continues, as it were -I saw Metric do an acoustic set at SXSW and I was very impressed - I didn't think they could do it and they totally pulled it off! This is a great electro/disco remix of one of their songs by MSTRKRFT, who includes half of Death From Above 1979."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 3/23/2006 10:31:00 AM
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
The Magic Numbers - "Love Me Like You": "I like this band better live because it's a little rougher, a little less polished 60s pop - but either way, the chorus of this song still gets stuck in my head like crazy. (I'm still picking bands I saw last week at SXSW, can you tell?)"
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 3/22/2006 07:57:00 AM
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Monday, March 20, 2006
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - "According To Plan": "I know I just blogged them the other week, but I love this album so much I had to share another song from them! (Plus they were amazing live at SXSW!)"
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 3/20/2006 02:12:00 PM
Thursday, March 16, 2006
The Replacements - "Can't Hardly Wait (The Tim Version)": "This is the version I love, the rough, raw and true version over the slick version that made the record. It's a rockin' dose of heartbreak."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 3/16/2006 03:12:00 PM
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Michael Nesmith - "Cruisin'": "After recently watching Tapeheads, I thought I should check out another Michael Nesmith-related video project, Elephant Parts. It was a freakshow, but for some reason, this 70s faux-funk-rock tune and its bodybuilder/rollerskate girls video has definitely cheesy appeal. And Mike always was my favorite Monkee..."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 3/15/2006 08:38:00 AM
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Monday, March 13, 2006
Friday, March 10, 2006
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Peter Gabriel - "Growing Up": "Gabriel almost kills this song with the kind of over-production and heft that he slathered on the entire Up record, but this song has a great driving energy to it that even its slickness doesn't matter. I would love it if there was an instrumental remix of this track too..."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 3/09/2006 03:50:00 PM
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - "The Ghost": "I love their Britt Daniel-produced debut EP, but this new album blows even that out of the water. This just came out this week, so it's brand new to me...and WOW! This is the kick-off track on the album and if you dig it, it's worth it to listen to the whole thing."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 3/08/2006 08:23:00 AM
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Kahimi Karie - "What Are You Wearing? (Shinco remix)": "This song is essentially a looped groove, but the way this remix transforms the fluff-pop of the original into a swingin' Beck 'Odelay' tune is an acheivement in of itself. Just goes to show how changing up the tune can change everything - in this remix, Kahimi's 'rhymes' go straight up Shibuya street, instead of the teenager's bedroom mumbling it sounds like in the original version."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 3/07/2006 07:49:00 AM
Monday, March 06, 2006
The Juan Maclean - "Shining Skinned Friend": "This track harkens back to "Juan"'s time in Six Finger Satellite, except now in the new context of his DFA association (LCD Soundsystem, etc.). Strange and groovy.
Also, here's a Six Finger Satellite track post from the past.
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 3/06/2006 09:12:00 AM
Friday, March 03, 2006
Morrissey - "You Have Killed Me": "I know Morrissey is a jerk. And I know that I should hold it against him...but how can I when he makes songs like this? This is a preview from the new album, btw...as is "I Will See You In Far Off Places" - also great."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 3/03/2006 03:24:00 PM
Thursday, March 02, 2006
Elastica - "I Want You": "The best Elastica song to ever slip through the cracks...as far as I know, this is a lost song recorded during the long slow period between the first and second albums - but which never made it to the second record. (I think because it feels like a Donna song and she bailed on the band sometime after this session was recorded.) It simmers and you can damn well bet that if the second album sounded like this, a lot more people would have cared about it."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 3/02/2006 02:49:00 PM
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Curtis Mayfield - "(Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go": "I guess I'm in a 70s soul mode this week, eh? This song is so bold - musically and lyrically - that it blows me away, especially when I think of how long ago Curtis put it out. I could listen to that intro section with the fuzz bass and the girl talking about the bible on a loop. If that bass line hasn't been sampled somewhere, then all the sample-happy fools out there have truly missed out on a gem. (And if it has been used, someone should drop me a line and let me know where to look.) It doesn't even matter that he's gone now - Curtis is still brilliant and more people need to hear his music."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 3/01/2006 08:10:00 AM