Tuesday, July 6, 2010

December Echoes In July

(ink drawing by Merry Ellen Scully Mosna, 2008)

The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Fat Freddys Drop -- SHIVERMAN -- Dr. Boondigga & The Big BW (2009, The Drop)

Jonathan Richman -- THAT SUMMER FEELING -- Jonathan Sings! (1983, Sire)
The Offs -- EVERYONE'S A BIGOT -- Everyone's A Bigot/Zero Degrees, 7" single (1978?, 415 Records)
Rockpile -- WHEN I WRITE THE BOOK -- Quiet Please... The New Best of Nick Lowe (2009, Yep Rock)
Prince Hammer -- WELL HOT -- Vengeance (198?, Melinda)

Crumpled Holiday -- DOWNTOWN -- Crumpled Holiday (2009, Spacequake)
Ron Leary -- MILES -- Dependent Arising (2010, Bootbrush Music)
Alex B -- HOT CHOP -- Moments (2010, Elm & Oak)
Trevor Malcolm Jazz Trio -- DOPE ROBOT -- From The Tank (2010, Shark Tank Productions)
Sonny Hennig -- 1000 TIPS ZUM UBERLEBEN -- Cloud Cuckooland (2010, B-Music)
Big Daddy A & The Merves -- LOST IN A DESERT GROCERY STORE -- We Stole Your Wallet (1997, 1984 Records)

Wordburglar -- SPIT FRESH (TOO MUCH COFFEE REMIX) -- Burgie's Basement: B-Sides, Rarities, Remixes (2010, Hand'Solo Records)
Louis Prima -- 5 MONTHS, 2 WEEKS, 2 DAYS -- Collector's Series (1991, Capitol) [orig. 1956, Capitol]
FM Belfast -- TROPICAL -- How To Make Friends (2010, Kimi Records)
The Urinals -- SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE -- Negative Capability... Check It Out! (2004, Warning Label/Happy Squid) [orig. 1978-80]
Betty Wright -- MR. LUCKY -- Eccentric Soul: The Outskirts of Deep City (2007, Numero Group) [orig. 1967, Deep City]

Burial -- GUTTED -- Burial
Peret -- CHAVI -- Achilifunk: Gipsy Soul 1969-79 (2007, Love Monk) [orig. 1972, Ariola]

Jake & The Leprechauns -- A UNIFIED THEORY OF EVERYTHING -- At Midnight, The Birdsong (2010, Landlocked)

Thanks for listening!

Here's some cool vinyl from the end of the 70s for you:
The Offs began in San Francisco as a ska-punk-funk band. They were recording by 1977 and eventually moved to NYC.

Yes, I am secretly wishing for winter.  So what!

In the meantime... this will help, all the way from New Zealand:

The Return Of Freddy!
(Artwork by Otis Frizzel)

This week's show started off with the song SHIVERMAN... 10 minutes and 36 seconds of pure Pacific Soul. When the horns come back in just after the 7 minute mark, OH! I hope you've got it turned up REAL LOUD, because it's good for you. It makes the heat of July make sense.

Next week... hmm... what will it be? Should it be the 15-minute "Shiverman" live from this brand new release from the folks at The Drop? I'll stew about it.

So here's the lowdown:

Fat Freddys did a big tour in 2008, which ended with two shows in December at the Roundhouse in London. As is the way with Freddys, the material that they subsequently recorded in 2009 as the album Dr. Boondigga and The Big BW was developed and "road-tested" on this tour. That's how they do it.

That's how I like it.

(Photo by Kerry Brown, Eric Wang, or Jenny Hulsmeier)

Nobody grows a song like Fat Freddys Drop. Listen and behold! It's backwards, yes, like our summer and their winter, but Live at Roundhouse London (2010) shows us Dr. Boondigga and The Big BW (2009) when Boondigga and all the little BWs were in their infancies.  

Yes, Dr. Boondigga and The Big BW is my favourite album of 2009. It shares that top spot with Solid Ground by The Black Seeds. Both are New Zealand bands!

The Black Seeds will manage to play live and in concert as close as Brooklyn later this month. That's progress, actually. Last year, they only toured briefly in the southern United States before crossing over to Europe. 

Freddy? Where are you?

NZ! Come to Detroit, for the love of Pete!

Live At Roundhouse London CD design 
 by Harry A'Court from Inject

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