Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Kent-"Elvis": "Fabulous Britrock, a la Buffseeds or darker Travis (think 'Re-Offender') - except that these lads are Swedish! Sadly, they didn't hit U.S. gold, so Americans never got to hear Hagnesta Hill - their next, and even better record, which only came out in Europe."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 1/14/2008 03:56:00 PM
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
Isaac Hayes - "Run Fay Run": "Speaking of Isaac Hayes, here's a great Hayes instrumental number - all jittering with percussion, while an electric guitar machine guns peppers the track...and then the horns and strings kick in. Funky and tasty."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 1/07/2008 03:59:00 PM
Friday, January 04, 2008
Hooverphonic - "2Wicky": "Remember when trip-hop was the big new thing? For those of you who don't, it was largely UK-based artists conjuring smokey atmospheres over sparse beats, usually with an altered soul sample somewhere in the mix. I realize this is a pretty rough distillation of the genre, but I think this track is still a great example of that concept, with the killer mood to match.
Oh - to the point of the soul sample, a huge chunk of this track comes from Isaac Hayes' cover of 'Walk On By'."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 1/04/2008 02:54:00 PM
Thursday, January 03, 2008
The PeeChees - "I Could Have Loved You": "Raucous, energetic and lightly abrasive - I dare you not to thrash and pogo to this rocker. Its brutal simplicity is part of its charms, especially with lyrics like 'I could have loved you / but you, but you / DON'T! LIKE! ME!' You could take the second to realize it's a song of unrequited love, but you should be too busy burning down the barn to notice."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 1/03/2008 12:01:00 PM