April 2018 Comics, Poetry, and Reviews by

aka

Band discography. Listen/stream on Bandcamp, CDBaby, & Spotify.

A Hawk and a Hacksaw
Arkansas Dave
The Armoires

babysue comix #331
babysue comix #332
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Roque Banos*
Be Good

Charlotte's Web
Beaux Cheveux
Kristoffer Bolander*
Ben Craven

Dream System 8
Samantha Fish*
Inferior #5

Great Lakes*
Laconic Zero

Last Charge of the Light Horse*
Parker Longbough

Marc With a C
Flav Martin & Jerry Marotta
Sergio Moure de Oteyza

Plasticsoul*
Buddy Rich
Peter Rowan
Shitty Songs
The Shut-Ups
*
The Sideshow Tragedy
*
Spygenius
Thought
Trita
Ugly Things

Victor Wainwright and The Train
Jon Patrick Walker*
Jenny Van West

The Dean Ween Group*
Andy Wickett & World Service

*Top Picks

Additional Items Received

 

April 2018 Thought.

Goddamn the things that you do not understand and goddamn the things you can't.

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A Hawk and a Hacksaw - Forest Bathing (CD, Living Music Duplication, Progressive)
More puzzling and provocative music from A Hawk and a Hacksaw. It's difficult to contrast and/or compare this band with others because there really are no instant familiar references. In many ways, the tracks on the curiously-titled Forest Bathing sound like the soundtrack to a motion picture. But if you take that position, the question then becomes...what sort of motion picture would that be? And then the difficulties describing and comparing begin all over again. This band is the duo of Jeremy Barnes (former drummer in Neutral Milk Hotel) and Heather Trost. During the past few years Barnes and Trost have toured the world and connected with a wide array of different artists from different places. This could help to explain the wide range of influences in their music. Some of these compositions seem to have developed from countries the duo was visiting, specifically Bulgaria, Albania, Turkey, Greece, and Romania. Flavors from all five of these countries seem to have trickled into the overall mix here. The album is housed in a really beautiful cardboard sleeve designed by the duo (along with photography and assistance from Louis Schalk). Strangely mystifying and cerebral in so many ways, this is definitely well beyond the scope of the casual music fan. Pensive tracks include "Alexandria," "Night Sneaker," "Babayaga, and The Washing Bear."

Arkansas Dave - Arkansas Dave (CD, Big Indie, Blues/rock)
The debut album from Austin, Texas-based blues singer/songwriter Arkansas Dave. This guy's off to a great start here, with some genuinely gripping tracks that should please and inspire listeners who appreciate good solid blues rock. Prior to going solo, Dave played drums for Guitar Shorty, The Hard Pans, and Mickey White before taking the lead role in the band Ouachita. On this self-titled album, Dave is backed by some of the best. Playing on these tracks is the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section which is comprised of Will McFarlane, Clayton Ivey, and Bob Wray. Plus there's a whole slew of other artists lending additional support. Dave and his associates really know how to get in a groove and stay there. Produced by Jamie "Gypsy" Evans and Dave himself, these tracks have a nice thick sound without any unnecessary effects or gloss. If you want to get a quick dose of what Arkansas Dave is all about in terms of sound and image, check out his video for the track "Squeaky Clean"...it sums just about everything up within minutes. Plenty of cool guitars, masculine vocals, throbbing rhythms, and cool bass lines here. Arkansas Dave is definitely the real deal. Cool gripping tracks include "Bad at Being Cool," "Bad Water," "Chocolate Jesus," "Squeaky Clean," and "Hard Times."

The Armoires - Incidental Light Show (CD, Black Market Glamour, Pop)
So many twenty-first century bands make music that sounds like they're from somewhere else. In the case of Southern California's The Armoires, these folks write and record music that is an exact fit for their geographic location. The band plays bright and breezy melodic pop with groovy vocal harmonies and just a hint of sunny psychedelia. Great band name, amazing that no one thought of it before (!). The group is comprised of Christina Bulbenko (vocals, keyboards), Rex Broome (vocals, guitar, harmonica, mandolin), Derek Hanna (drums), and Clifford Ulrich (bass, backing vocals) along with additional players Sean Barillas (drums) and Glen Laughlin (guitar, bass). Incidental Light Show is dedicated to Ian Bulbenko (the band's original drummer) who passed away in 2014 following the band's debut show. The album features twelve cool melodic tracks that remind us of The Grip Weeds in many ways. These songs will remind listeners of music from the 1960s, but with an updated sound and delivery. Smart, precise cuts include "Fort Ashby," "Caterwaul," "Doubtful Sound," and "What Have You Done?"

Roque Banos - The Commuter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD, Varese Sarabande, Soundtrack)
Although he's done so much more than that, Roque Banos will forever be etched in our minds as the guy who created some of the creepiest music ever made for one of the creepiest motion pictures ever made...Don't Breathe (highly recommended). Banos began composing music for motion pictures in the late 1990s. Since that time, he's created compelling music for a wide array of movies. The Commuter is a suspense/thriller that takes place on a train and stars Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, Elizabeth McGovern, and Sam Neill. One of Roque's specialties seems to be creating music that gives the listener/viewer a feeling of unease or impending conflict, and listeners will certainly be treated to that here. But many may be surprised at how smooth and free-flowing some of these tracks are. This lengthy album (clocking in at over seventy-two minutes) takes you on a real emotional roller coaster ride. Some of the compositions have a classical sound and feel, while others rely on technology to create some strange otherworldly audio journeys. Banos is one of our favorite twenty-first century composers. His music is always refreshingly real and arranged to perfection. This is yet another exceptional soundtrack that will most certainly stand the test of time. Compelling compositions include "A Commuter's Trip," "Murdered For Help," "A Beautiful Family," and "The End of the Line." Recommended. Top pick.

 

BE GOOD

Be good
And positive
About everything.
Be good
And positive
About all the horrible crap
Happening everywhere
All the time.

 

Charlotte's Web - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD, Varese Sarabande, Soundtrack)
Charlotte's Web by Earl Hamner, Jr. is one of our favorite children's books of all time. For those who haven't read it, the book tells the story of a spider who uses some very clever ways of helping a young pig avoid slaughter. It's smart. It's poignant. And it's thought provoking. The book was eventually adapted to a motion picture by the folks at Hanna-Barbera. Released in 1973, the movie was warmly received. It seems incredible that this release marks the first time (!?) the soundtrack has ever been made available on CD. Featuring music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, this soundtrack is something of a time capsule. The movie features the talents of Debbie Reynolds as Charlotte (the spider), Henry Gibson as Wilbur (the pig), Paul Lynde as Templeton (the mouse) and Agnes Moorehead as the goose. The music was supervised, arranged, and conducted by Irwin Kostal. The overall sound may remind listeners of some of the stuff coming out of the Disney Studios in the 1960s and 1970s. There's a certain charm and innocence here that is sadly missing in many of today's animated motion pictures. This is a short album, less than thirty minutes in length. Highly recommended for fans of the book and movie. Twelve family-friendly cuts including "There Must Be Something More," "Mother Earth and Father Time," "Zuckerman's Famous Pig," and "Charlotte's Farewell."

Beaux Cheveux - Ro Sham (CD, Fantom, Pop)
Before even listening to this one, we had a pretty good idea that this would be off the beaten path. Beaux Cheveux is the duo of Adrian Conner and Clementine, two ladies whose careers have taken some interesting and alternative paths. Conner is a member of the all female AC/DC cover band Hell's Belles. Clementine is in the all female Led Zeppelin cover band Zepperella. The two began communicating with one another while living hundreds of miles apart (Austin, TX and San Francisco, CA). They then began sending audio clips back and forth. All of this finally resulted in the recording and release of Ro Sham, a nice thick throbbing collection of modern pop/rock tracks that combine elements of classic rock with electronic pop. Recorded and mixed by Robert Preston at GetReel Studios, these tracks have a big fat sound and they feature some truly cool uplifting melodies and vibes. You can tell these two enchanting ladies love making music--their enjoyment and enthusiasm bleeds through loud and clear. What's probably most interesting about this album is that--while the overall sound is upbeat and catchy--the songs are neither light nor mere fluff. Conner and Clementine are smart, and they're not afraid to let their music take them wherever they want to go. Infectious cuts include "We're Open Now," "Rio Grande," "Holiday of Love," and "Little Gold Betty." Totally groovy in so many ways.

Kristoffer Bolander - What Never Was Will Always Be (CD, Tapete, Pop/folk/progressive)
Kristoffer Bolander impressed a lot of folks (including us) with his debut album, I Forgive Nothing. But our guess is that this will probably be the one to brand this guy's name permanently into most peoples' minds. What Never Was Will Always Be takes sounds and ideas from Bolander's debut, and then catapults them to another level. Working with producer Daniel Johansson, Kristoffer crafted these tracks with acute attention to detail. These compositions might best be described as modern progressive electrified folk. By themselves, these songs would already be exceptionally well composed. But the addition of all the wonderfully subtle layers adds just the right amount of depth and personality...making the songs truly come alive and expand. The vocals are absolutely out-of-this-world. Yup, Bolander has a voice that can truly work magic on the ears and mind. With a voice this smooth and focused, he could probably sing just about anything and it would sound great. But when you pair that voice with these cool and credible songs, the end result is nothing short of fantastic. These cuts are ultimately very intelligent and heady, but they're also exceedingly smooth and listenable. This is one of those cases where the music gains additional layers of substance with each and every repeated spin. Expertly crafted cuts include "Untraceable," "Cities," "Animals," and "A Massive Opiate." Recommended. TOP PICK.

Ben Craven - The Single Edits (CD, Desert Comb Music, Progressive/pop)
Brisbane, Australia-based recording artist Ben Craven has been recording and releasing music since 2005. Originally releasing music under the moniker Tunisia, he eventually dropped that name and began using his own. The Single Edits is a bit of a departure from previous releases. On this album, Ben compiled some of the best moments from his catalog and condensed them down into shorter bite-sized chunks. It's an interesting idea...that works. For those unfamiliar with Craven's music, this is probably the best single introduction. For those who already follow the man, this is yet another smart and heady collection of music that is meticulous and ultimately inspired. Eleven original compositions here featuring complex arrangements and wonderfully fluid guitars. Some instrumentals and some vocal tracks. Ben performed, engineered, produced, mixed and mastered everything himself. The only exception are the vocals on "Spy in the Sky Part 3" which are provided by William Shatner. The cool music is housed inside a slick cardboard foldout sleeve featuring beautiful artwork by Freyja Dean. Craven is a master composer and musician. This just might be the album that pushes this fellow's career over the top. Mesmerizing edits include "Critical Mass Part 2," "Aquamarine," "Great Divide," "Captain Caper," and "Revenge of Dr. Komodo."

Dream System 8 - We Sleep Again (Independently released CD, Minty Fresh, Pop)
Geez...we're such suckers for this style of music (!). Pasadena, California's Erica Elektra and David Klotz (who call themselves Dream System 8) write and record analog synth-based electronic pop that recalls bands and artists from the early to mid-1980s. At a point in time when most pop music is way overproduced, the simple airy sound of these tracks is immediately different and ultimately very refreshing. Although completely danceable, these songs seem to focus mainly on cool free-floating melodies. And the band's subdued breathy vocals are exceedingly effective. We've heard other bands treading in similar territory to this, but very few who have managed to come up with such an excellent end result. This could be described as 'escapist pop,' because when you're listening to the music it's very easy to forget about everything else that's going on in this big ol' ugly world we live in. Over forty-five minutes of music here, and it all sounds totally groovy. Infectious toe-tapping compositions include "Losing All of You," "It's All Happening," "Heather Runs the Marathon," and "Jenny's Ocean Drive." Cool, calming, and just slightly...hypnotic.

Samantha Fish - Live performance, March 22, 2018 at Songbirds Guitar Museum, Chattanooga, TN
There wasn't a vacant seat in the house at Samantha Fish's March 22 show at Chattanooga, Tennessee's fabulous Songbirds Guitar Museum. Fish's career seems to be shooting straight up lately. And if her performance on this particular night is any indication, this is only the beginning. We were initially turned onto Samantha's music by way of her 2017 album Chills & Fever (Ruf Records). But when we heard the follow up (Belle of the West, also on Ruf) well...that's when we were hooked. On her latest album, Fish takes some unexpected intriguing turns...in some cases offering what might best be described as pensive country pop. It's a daring career move and one that we think will pay off in the end. Listening to Fish play various tracks from all of her albums live, we began to wonder...is this lady's music blues? Or is it rock? Alternative country? Or R&B? Or...what? The truth is that Samantha's music treads into all of these territories from time to time. Although she's best known as a blues artist up to this point, the truth is that there's a lot more here than initially meets the ears and eyes. During this concert, Fish was backed by no less than six skilled musicians: a violinist, two horn players, a drummer, a bass player, and a keyboard player. This made for a nice thick sound, although we felt like the musicians probably felt a bit crowded on the small stage. Playing in between walls of guitars seemed perfect for Fish, particularly when the folks at Songbirds began handing her various rare guitars...which became part of the show as she effortlessly switched from one to the next. Fish is best known for her guitar playing. Seeing her play live, it's obvious this is one of her real strengths. At a point in time when so many women are feeling disempowered in a male-dominated society, Samantha has boldly stepped into the man's world of blues guitar. And yet she's already being accepted and embraced, simply because of her focus and true gripping talent. She's an excellent role model in many ways. Just a few years back, Fish was physically far more subdued with long brown hair and a more casual overall look. These days she's switched to a visually striking image. With her bleached blond curls flying, her ultra hip outfits, and thick defined eyeliner, she reminded us very much of Amy Winehouse at times (both visually and in terms of her voice and music). Although the audience seemed to react more strongly to the rock and blues songs, for us the real mindblowers of the evening were the soft songs when Fish allowed everyone to experience her more vulnerable side. Although everyone wants to hear the guitar playing (that includes us), the truth is that Fish has a truly beautiful voice that sounds even better the softer she gets. We could easily see this talented lady crossing over and becoming a huge success in the world of alternative country pop, if that's the path she chooses of course (she has so many options it's mind-altering). Another highlight of the show was when one song transformed into a lengthy guitar solo that--surprisingly--became more of an abstract and experimental musical experience. The stranger the guitar sounded, the more incredible everything seemed. Oddly, the audience didn't seem to "get" this particular segment...even though it was obviously one of the show's highlights. The crowd seemed to want mainly blues and rock and many seemed somewhat confused when they got so many additional styles tossed their way. For our own particular taste, we were impressed as hell that someone in Fish's position would take so many chances and treat her listeners to such a wide array of influences. This lady's got the look. She's got the voice. She's got the songs. And she's wildfire on a guitar. Samantha Fish gives it all when she plays. Fish and her band played straight through for almost two hours...giving the audience far more than the average band. Belle of the West is an amazing album. Fish is an amazing performer. You will be hearing her name a whole lot in the years ahead. She's on the verge of breaking big. A stunning concert performance. Top pick.

 

INFERIOR #5

Girls are inferior
To boys.
Boys are inferior
To girls.
Everyone is
Inferior to
Everyone else.

 

Great Lakes - Dreaming Too Close to the Edge (CD, Loose Trucks / Happy Happy Birthday To Me, Pop)
Great Lakes is the little band that could...and does. Formed in Athens, Georgia in 1996, this band has been through many changes over the years with the one constant being singer/songwriter Ben Crum. Ben was previously in the bands Ladybug Transistor and The Essex Green (both babysue favorites) and he was also initially part of the Elephant 6 Collective. On Dreaming Too Close to the Edge, the overall sound and feel will remind listeners of the group's first couple of albums...while incorporating ideas from more recent recordings. Joining Crum on these tracks are Kevin Shea, Suzanne Nienaber, Joe McGinty, Phil Sterk, David Gould, and Kenny Wachtel. These compositions effectively combine elements of folk, pop, country, progressive, and underground psychedelia. The press release compared the cuts on this album to artists like The Jesus and Mary Chain, Neil Young, Brinsley Schwartz, Galaxie 500, Ian Matthew, and Dion. So that should give you a fairly accurate idea of the depthy and varied sounds here. These ten originals show why fans continue to follow and support Great Lakes. Crum writes songs that sound somewhat familiar, yet they're delivered with unique sincerity that is refreshing and resilient. The simple black and white cartoon art on the cover is a perfect match for the recordings contained within. Cool flowing cuts include "End of an Error," "Bury the Hatchet," "Kingdom Come," and "You Could Have Had Me For a Song." Top pick.

Laconic Zero - Sun To Death (CD, Handmade, Experimental/electronic)
We're hearing more and more artists lately whose sound recalls the glorious days of the 1990s when music was at an all-time peak in terms of creativity and recording technology. The average twenty-first century listener will be completely lost by the music on Sun To Death, and that's probably what makes it so appealing and intriguing. Folks who love the more tripped out instrumental tracks on Todd Rundgren's A Wizard A True Star, Todd, and Initiation albums will find a lot to appreciate here. Trond Harald Jensen, the man who is Laconic Zero, merges abrasive electronic sounds with electric guitar...and the end result is a nervous wall of sound filled with heady creativity and instant mood switches. There's no attempt at having a hit song here, as these tracks have very little commercial appeal. Jensen is writing and recording music for those wanting something more challenging and surreal. This is a short album that clocks in at just under half an hour. But in that amount of time, this musician takes listeners on an audio trip they won't soon forget. Challenging cuts include "Evoke Heat," "Rays," "Into the Plasma," and "The Sun To Death."

Last Charge of the Light Horse - Race to the Sound (Independently released CD, Pop)
This is a hard one to describe, contrast, and compare. And that's because the music on this album doesn't immediately remind us of any other artist (?!). And it's not because the music is strange or unfamiliar. Just the opposite. The tracks on Race to the Sound have a very familiar overall sound and vibe. But they are truly something different and not quite like anything you've heard before. When we read the press release that accompanied this album, we had an idea this was going to be something interesting. A lot of folks out there have the feeling that bandleader Jean-Paul Vest is something truly special. And they are right. The name of the band is the first indication that this music is coming from a different perspective. Last Charge of the Light Horse...the cool and creative name gives a good indication of what to expect from the music. Listening to these pensive progressive tracks, we couldn't help but be reminded of babysue favorite Roy Harper at times. Not because the sound is so similar, it's more so because the mindset behind the music is similar in many ways. Vest writes songs that aren't predictable. They're smart and ultimately well-crafted and feature wonderful winding melodies and lyrics that are a far cry from the average twenty-first century shallow dribble. And the guy's voice is just...fantastic. Not only is the music totally cool here, but so is the cover. This disc is housed inside a poster that is carefully folded so that it is an exact fit for the disc. Lyrics are included so you can follow along with the intriguing thought processes. Cool inventive cuts include "Where the Winter Ends," "You've Lost Your Way," "Into A Corner," "Five Feet to the Meter," and "Cool Night, Quiet Place." This is an album that will surely stand the test of time. Recommended. TOP PICK.

Parker Longbough - Left On Tri (CD, Wilderhood Music, Pop)
The third full-length release from Anchorage, Alaska's Parker Longbough. The name is a bit confusing here, because Parker Longbough is not a real person...it's the moniker used by underground recording artist Matthew Witthoeft. Matthew began his career with the band Uncle Jesse before embarking on this, his latest project. Left On Tri is a true independent release which harkens back to the days when home recording artists had a sound and style that was identifiable, before access to so much digital tweaking made everything sound so similar and generic. Instead of layering everything to death, Witthoeft opts instead to keep things rather simple and straightforward. The stripped down approach is one of the reasons that this album is a success. The lyrics on these tracks are exceptional, far more depthy and thought provoking than what is normally heard in pop music. But it's the songs themselves that are the main dish here. Witthoeft crafts smart melodies that don't follow traditional paths and then delivers them with impressive focus and restraint. A wry sense of humor also crops up from time to time to keep things interesting. Nine intelligent cuts including "Jack Ryan," "A Left on Tri," "Secret Santa," and "Pizza Party."

Marc With a C - Obscurity (Independently released vinyl LP / Independently released CD-R, Pop)
We sure are hearing a lot of music coming out of south Florida these days. Obscurity is the thirteenth full-length release from Orlando-based recording artist Marc With a C. Interestingly, this album was recorded at Skylark Park in Ontario, Canada. Created over the course of a mere six days, some of the lyrics in these tracks deal with the subject of losing your voice and regaining it. The artist is prone to throat ailments, so he's obviously well-versed in this subject. This album was a two man project: Marc With a C plays most instruments, with additional instrumentation provided by Jordon Zadorozny. (The exact percentage of who played what is provided in case the listener requires precision and exactness.) These tracks are upbeat and catchy. Lyrics are a key ingredient, at times almost bordering on comedy...but the songs themselves are definitely not a joke. There's a good deal of potential commercial appeal, as several modern day topics become the subject matter. This guy's got a good voice and he sure knows how to write cool hooks. Twelve well-crafted tracks including "Old Man Yells at iCloud," "Your Goddamn Birthday," "Song For the Sad Girls," and "Please Don't Let My Art Die."

Flav Martin & Jerry Marotta - Soul Redemption (Independently released CD, World/pop)
Smooth groove-oriented modern pop from the duo of Flav Martin and Jerry Marotta. Unlike so many independently released albums we receive, this one has a great deal of potential commercial appeal. Soul Redemption is the debut album from Martin and Marotta. If this is any indication of where they guys are heading, our guess is that their careers will be heading straight up into the sky and beyond. The sound quality on this album is impeccable. These compositions have a nice warm organic sound that should please folks who appreciate the analog sound of music from the past. And the arrangements for each track are spot on. Martin wrote all of the songs with the exception of "Tell Me To My Face" by Alan Clarke, Tony Hicks, and Graham Nash and "Coffee Song" by Giancarlo Bigani, Riccardo Del Turco, and Giorgio Antola. Before we even read the press release that accompanied this disc, we were reminded of Peter Gabriel's solo albums. So when we read that Tony Levin (who played with Gabriel) plays bass on the album, it seemed rather fitting. And there's yet another connection as well. Marotta tours with the band Security Project that performs Peter's compositions. Everything is exceptional on this album. The vocals are a perfect fit for each track. And all of the songs merge together perfectly to form a whole. Cool reflective cuts include "Soul Redemption," "Please," "Drinking You," "Rio De Janiero," and "How Could You Leave Me Now."

Sergio Moure de Oteyza - Film Music Works 2005-2017 (Double import CD, Karonte, Soundtrack)
A really beautiful package...featuring some really beautiful music. This attractively-packaged hefty double disc set offers an overview of the music of Spanish composer Sergio Moure de Oteyza. This set presents music from scores Sergio has created including Lubos Sucuios (The Dirty Wolves), Extinction, Tesis Sobre Un Homicidio, El Cuerpo (The Body), Todo Es Silencio, Retornos, Lobos de Arga, Secuestrados, Un Bien Hombre, Inconscientes, Mayon Volcano, and Railway to Heaven. There's a whole lot to take in here, as together these discs contain over two hours of music. In addition to the cool triple foldout cardboard sleeve, this release also contains a thick and slick informative booklet chock full of photos and information about the music and motion pictures. This could either be the perfect introduction for those unfamiliar with Sergio's work. Or, for those already familiar with his compositions, a familiar reminder of the precise, acute skills of this talented man. Much of this music would fall into the classic score/soundtrack category, as Sergio utilizes orchestras to create large intricate walls of sound. So many moods, ideas, and sounds here...and it's amazing that it was all written by one man. This one is only currently available as an import and stream, so if you want a physical copy...you might want to grab one now before they're all gone. Extremely focused music created with intuitive precision. Well done.

Plasticsoul - Therapy (CD, Big Stir, Pop/rock)
Really nice melodic guitar-driven pop. Propelled by the songwriting skills of Steven Eric Wilson, this band has a sound and overall feel that is instantly familiar while also retaining plenty of unique elements. In addition to Wilson, the band is comprised of Marc Bernal, Daniel Conrad, and Steve Markowitz. The tracks on Therapy have a nice thick sound and the arrangements are a perfect fit for each. A great deal of time, energy, and thought was obviously spent creating these cuts. In many ways, the cool gripping songs remind us of some of our favorite classic pop/rock bands from the 1990s. These tracks remind us a wide host of other artists including (but not limited to) Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Young Fresh Fellows, Teenage Fanclub, and even Oasis (?!) at times. But rather than seeming like a copy or clone band, these guys seem to be following their own muse. Our guess is that any similarities to other artists are entirely incidental and unintentional. The vocals are exceptional, and pure pop fans are bound to love the cool layered harmonies. Eleven classy cuts here including "My Heavy Soul," "All Died Pretty," "Come Down From Your Raincloud," and "Biff Bang Pow." This album will stand up to countless repeated spins. Top pick.

Buddy Rich - The Lost Tapes (CD, Rich / Lightyear Entertainment / Lobitos Creek Ranch / Caroline, Jazz)
This release is part of the Buddy Rich Centennial Celebration (Rich was born in 1917). The folks at Lightyear released the concert film entitled The Lost Tapes on DVD in 2003/2005. Now comes the soundtrack CD. Re-mastered by Chad Hailey and Jeff Pinn at Broken Arrow Sound in Redwood City, California, these tracks now breathe new life. Joining Buddy in this concert were Paul Phillips, Eric Miyashiro, Michael Lewis, Joe Kaminisk, Bill Cunliffe, and Dave Carpenter. This one will be welcomed by Buddy Rich fans as well as just about anyone else who appreciates classic jazz. Eight spirited cuts including "Willowcrest," "Cotton Tail," New Blues," and "West Side Story (Medley)."

Peter Rowan - Carter Stanley's Eyes (CD, Rebel, Bluegrass/pop)
Peter Rowan is a legend in the world of bluegrass music. The man's career spans decades. He started off with a bang many years ago when Bill Monroe hired him to be one of his Blue Grass Boys in the early 1960s. Rowan became Monroe's guitarist and lead singer...and the rest is history. On this album, Peter pays tribute to two of his idols: Ralph Stanley and Carter Stanley. This release features two covers penned by each of the two brothers, as well as one song ("The Light in Carter Stanley's Eyes") that tells the story of when the two first met. The album is also a tip of the hat to Monroe, with a cover of his song "Can't You Hear Me Calling." Rowan and company also present their own originals and a mix of traditionals. As you might expect, Carter Stanley's Eyes features some of the best bluegrass talent out there including Blaine Sprouse, Patrick Sauber, Tim O'Brien, Chris Henry, Don Rigsby, Jack Lawrence, Paul Knight, Jamie Oldaker, and Todd Pons. Peter's Rebel Records debut is chock full of impeccably recorded music that is sure to please bluegrass fans young and old. Quite a slick little package here. The disc is housed inside a cool digipak sleeve, complete with an attached booklet full of photos and information. Cool reflective compositions include "Drumbeats on the Watchtower," "Let Me Love You One More Time," "Too Late To Cry," and "A Vision of Mother."

 

SHITTY SONGS

Shitty songs here,
Shitty songs there.
Shitty songs everywhere.

 

The Shut-Ups - Just Another Generation (CD-R, Stuff, Pop/rock)
The last time we heard The Shut-Ups was way back in 2006 when we covered The Stud Album. The latest disc is cut from the same general fabric, and it's a winner. Anyone looking for a band with huge commercial potential? The Shut-Ups have songs that could instantly be BIG HITS all around the globe. The tracks on the humorously-titled Just Another Generation remind us of a whole host of classic acts from the past including The Records, Marshall Crenshaw, Split Enz, and Devo. The guys in this band play power pop with determined clarity. And the melodies are instantly catchy and infectious. It's a true upbeat experience, and most listeners should instantly fall in love with these tracks. The band is currently comprised of Ben Condescending (vocals, keyboards), Ben Spraker (vocals, guitar), Thad Thompson (bass), Tony Jenkins (drums), and Jason Nesmith (guitar). The Shut-Ups are easily one of the best Georgia-based power pop bands ever. By keeping things simple and playing straight-from-the-hip, these guys manage to succeed where so many else fail. And the reason why is simple. When you've got great songs, you don't need multiple layers and complex arrangements. All the listener needs to do is turn up the volume and melt into a state of bliss. Cool credible cuts include "We're Gonna Waste Your Time," "Don't Get Me Started," "Metronome," and "Why Are We Gonna Die?" Totally mesmerizing stuff. Top pick.

The Sideshow Tragedy - The View From Nowhere (CD, Hand Drawn, Pop/rock)
The sixth full-length release from Austin, Texas-based duo The Sideshow Tragedy. Just as was the case with the band's last album, The View From Nowhere was recorded at Old Soul Studios in Catskill, New York and produced by Kenny Siegal (who also provides backing instrumentation). Accordingly, the overall vibe and sound quality are both...exceptional. Nathan Singleton and Jeremy Harrell once again come up with some totally cool songs, and this time around they seem to have a more funky overall feel...as well more varied instruments entering the mix. Even though these tracks have a sound that is (thankfully) light years away from what is currently considered popular music in the twenty-first century, the songs still have the amazing potential to resonate with a large segment of listeners. And that's probably because they have a classy/classic sound that seems strangely familiar at times, even though all of the songs are originals. Instead of relying on catchy hooks and hummable melodies, these compositions are more groove oriented. And instead of words that repeat way too much, the lyrics are more like strange moody narratives that will cause you to stop and...think. What most folks will probably love about this stuff is that it really makes you want to move. These guys are so good at what they do. There was a great deal of focus and inspiration going on during these recording sessions, that's for sure. Gritty mentally stimulating cuts include "Lost Time," "Nobody," "Long Time Coming," and "The View From Nowhere." These fellows have really outdone themselves this time. Top pick.

Spygenius - Pacephal (CD, Big Stir, Pop/rock)
Spygenius is a four piece pop band based in Caterbury, England who have captured the attention and support of some very notable folks over the past few years. Pacephal is the fourth full-length release from the band, and it's bound to ignite the flames that have already been set. These guys have a classic sound that recalls a host of other artists including Badfinger and The Beatles (more so the former than the latter). But more than any other artist, we're often reminded of babysue favorite Redd Kross. But then...some of the more complex arrangements sometimes remind us of 10CC. And at other times we're reminded of Stackridge. Sheesh, this band's sound is really like a whole swirling mass of different artists and influences from all over the place. Pacephal is taken from the French word acephale which means headless. The added P is taken from the word paraphysics. There's a lot of variety here. Rather than simply tossing out one pop track after another, these guys tread into all sorts of musical terrain. The songs could all appropriately be described as pop, but there are all kinds of different pop presented here. Thirteen clever cuts, and they all have something substantial to offer. It's no wonder power pop fans are behind these guys. Really good stuff with substance.

Trita - The Good Night (Independently released CD, Hard rock)
Question: Is this 2018? Or is it...1998? Spinning the latest EP from Minneapolis-based hard rockers Trita, we're definitely inclined to think we're back in the 1990s...when rock bands were really loud and REALLY intense. We were impressed with the self-titled EP these guys released in 2017. The Good Night was crafted from the same fabric, and is probably way more than most twenty-first century listeners can handle. This band's vocals alone could shred the plaster off walls and ceilings. But there's so much more than that. Crashing, pummeling drums...thunderous bass lines...huge overdriven guitars... If you love crazed over-the-top loud progressive metal, chances are you will love this band's sound and style. Trita is the trio comprised of Taylor Froehlich (bass, voice), Mike Moretsky (drums, voice of reason), and Jason Soejoto (guitar, voice). The band occasionally tones things down a bit to add some variety and prove they're more than just a thrash screamer band. But for the most part, you'd better be ready for a great big ol' wall of sound that'll knock your head off. Four kickass cuts: "Intend," "To Sisyphus," "Saltless Sea," "Bluer Sky." We'd be willing to bet these guys are wild in concert.

 

UGLY THINGS

Ugly things
On TV saying
Ugly things
On TV.

 

Victor Wainwright and The Train - Victor Wainwright and The Train (CD, Ruf, Boogie woogie/pop/rock)
Now here's a style of music we don't hear very often these days. Although we have extensive boogie woogie lining the shelves in our archives, we can't remember the last time we received a new release from a modern day artist playing this style of music. Simply doing something different isn't enough, of course...you also have to be good. Ahhhhh...and that's exactly what makes this self-titled album something really and truly special. This guy is so damn goooooooooooood...really REALLY good. Victor Wainwright has a sound and style all his own as he rips and roars his way through these twelve tracks. He's one of those guys who has music running through his veins, because when he sings and plays you instantly know the guy is a natural at what he does. To try and describe the overall vibe here... Wainwright has a sound that is something like a cross between ZZ Topp and 1970s pop/rock organ icon Lee Michaels...with a little Randy Newman tossed in for good measure. Victor selected some killer musicians to work with. Backing him on these tracks are Billy Dean (drums, percussion, vocals, and more), Terrence Grayson (bass, vocals), and Patt Harrington (guitar, vocals). Plus these recordings feature a whole slew of ultra talented special guests. Cool tracks include "Healing," "Train," "Boogie Depression," and "That's Love To Me." A pure feelgood experience that's bound to put you in an excellent state of mind.

Jon Patrick Walker - You and I (Independently released CD EP, Pop)
We were kinda knocked out by Jon Patrick Walker's last album that came out in 2016 (People Going Somewhere). Once again, this exceedingly talented fellow has delivered music that is credible and substantial. Walker began his career as an actor when he was eight. Over the past twenty-five years he's had a very successful acting career. But now that he's turned some of his attention to making music, we can't help but wonder if that's the area where his true talents lie. Though this EP is short (only about sixteen minutes), You And I offers an amazing amount of diversity in terms of styles and sounds. Normally jumping around to different genres wouldn't work but in this case...everything fits together seamlessly. The disc opens with "Your Open Hand" which is a duet featuring vocals by Walker's wife Hope Davis (an actress in her own right). Possibly our favorite here is the title track, which is eerily reminiscent of John Lennon in many ways. It's a truly lovely composition that begs to be heard over and over. The biggest surprise is the closing track. Titled "I Can't Not Do The Robot (When I'm Dancing With You)," the song is a raucous garage rocker that features some cool driving rhythms and crazy guitar work. These tracks feature the superb talents of Ray Rizzo on drums, Rene Hart on bass, and Kaufman on guitars and keyboards. Recorded in Brooklyn, You and I was co-produced by Josh Kaufman, mixed by Patrick Dilett and mastered by Greg Calbi...so you know the sound quality is excellent. If you think actors can't cut it in the world of music, think again. Jon Patrick Walker has the unique ability to excel admirably in both worlds. Recommended. Top pick.

Jenny Van West - Happiness To Burn (Independently released CD, Pop)
Nice smooth music that harkens back to an earlier time and place. And no, we're not talking about the 1960s or 1970s...we're talking about more like the 1930s and 1940s...when a lot of the music being created just made people feel good. Well, many of the tunes on Happiness To Burn actually have a rather current overall sound. But the overall feel and vibe of these tunes are what remind us of music made long ago. Coming from us, that's a compliment of course. Not that we're cutting twenty-first century music (we would never ever do that). It's just that in some cases when you go back a few decades you find things that were more sincere...and created without that nasty cutting sarcasm and know-it-all attitude that prevails today (and we're certainly never ever guilty of that ourselves, heh heh heh...). Produced by Shane Alexander, these tracks will have you tapping your toes and snapping your fingers before you know what's happening. As such, this album is a credible and real success. Jenny Van West has an excellent resonant voice that provides the perfect focal point on these tracks. But, more importantly, it's her presence and charm that really make things work. Some folks can sing and play and you feel nothing. When Jenny and her talented pals make music you actually feel something. Transmitting feelings is indeed one of the more difficult--yet attractive--aspects of music making. Well-crafted tracks include "Happiness To Burn," "Where I Stand," "Thresholds" (an exceptionally beautiful track), and "Embers." Really nice stuff delivered with style.

The Dean Ween Group - Rock2 (British import CD, Schnitzel, Rock)
The second collection of totally bitchin' tunes from The Dean Ween Group. We were nuts about this band's debut release (The Deaner Album) that came out in 2016. This one's cut from the same fabric. It just oozes with energy and kickass guitars that always seem to be in overdrive. Dean created his own recording studio, and ever since it seems he's been in hyper-productive mode. Apparently at some points he and his pals record as many as two new songs a day (!). The tracks on Rock2 were recorded during the Fall of 2016, but they're only now being released for the public to hear. As usual, Dean's hanging with some of the best. Showcasing their talents on these recordings are Claude Coleman, Jr., Dave Dreiwitz, Glenn McClelland, Mike Dillon, Bill Fowler, Ray Kubian, and Scott Rednor...as well as a ton of other talented folks. Listening to these tracks, you'd never ever guess Dean has been making music as long as he has. These tracks are loud, gripping, intense, and full of totally cool energy. Hard rockin' cuts include "Showstopper," "Don't Let the Moon Catch You Crying," "The Ritz Carlton," and "Sunset Over Belmar." There's no telling how many killer albums will be coming out over the next few years by these folks. This is just what people need in 2018...a great big ol' KICK IN THE PANTS. We're totally lovin' this one. Turn it up really REALLY loud and GO NUTS. Ain't that what it's all about...? We think it would be way cool if the folks in The Dean Week Group were to connect with the folks in the Drool Brothers for some nifty recording fun...wouldn't that be something...? Rock2 is one helluva great experience from start to finish. Just wait'll you see the HOT RED color on the backside of this CD. A limited edition of this release is also being offered on 180 gram red vinyl (yow!). Recommended. Top pick.

 

Andy Wickett & World Service - Creatures of Love (CD, Cleopatra, Pop)
We're tempted to refrain from mentioning previous connections here, because in so many cases an artist's past achievements seem to overshadow and hamper everything they create afterwards. But in this case it seems as if we would be missing the point if we didn't mention that Andy Wickett was the original vocalist in Duran Duran (before Simon Le Bon stepped into the position). But he's done so much more than, it now seems limiting to mention this single segment of his career. But ANYWAY (to get on with things and get out of this circular topic), Andy has carved out a completely credible and real solo career. Based in Birmingham, England with his band World Service, Wickett continues to create music that will appeal to those who were originally drawn to his music way back when. If you like the sound of classic pop hits from the past century, chances are you'll find a lot to appreciate on Creatures of Love Practically every single cut sounds like a potential hit. Backing Wickett on these tracks are Julianne Bastock, Pete Churchill, Barry Lim, Anthony Cook, Hannah Lawson, Will French, and Paul Foad. Slick hummable tracks include "Border Song," "The Good Die Young," "Children of the Night," and "Take Me to the City."

 

Additional Items Received:

A
Academics for Pure Boredom - Slurps
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker (deluxe edition)
Ryan Adams - Dustjacket (relaxed edition)
Additional Items Composed - Reversal of radishes
Additional Items Reversed - Back to the additional items
Adele - My frisky rat puppy done ate my head off
Alice Copper - Lob it to Seth
Allman Brothers - Crackdown concert 1986
Shirlette Ammons - Language barrier
Am Not - Am too
Anohni - Hopelessness
Anthrax - For all kings
Antlers for Booboo - Oh no not that tired old runt again
Ape - Don't say no words
Apples Got Smushy - Train smush
Application For Crap - Please submit crap
Athens Is Not A City - Trauma for the bush animals
August Wish - Traps for punted
Augusta Is Not A City - Wilma for the plush panels

B
Bad Bump - Banana tread
Badfigure - Crooked down
Bambi Dambi - Lambi
Ballerina Pumps - Blackass
Barge - Limpy
Beadulls - Desmocker
Beatles - Medium rare
Bee Numb - Numb bee
Beyonce - Sorry
Beyonce - I can dance even if I can't do anything else very well
Beyonce - If all you want is an ugly body and face, I've got both
Beyonce - Don't you get tired of hearing my stupid name all the time
Beyonce - I'm really a boring old hag who looks terrible without thick layers of make-up
Beyond the Beyonder - Blander and blander
Bjork - Vulnicura live
Black Tabitha - Pastor of senility
Blankets for Blankets - Laps
Blender in a Blinder - Fizzle
Bobo's Pretty Duster - Lamp off, lamp on
Breezer the Flew - Like dazzlers in fume
Bumps Fifty - West
Butler Pudding - Lippity gris gris
Buzz's Lamp Cord - Tawny frink

C
Car Mump - Dazed and refused
Casket of Corformity - Laser dog
Cast of Cast - Lastly
Cat Grave - Mickey's laboratory
Cesula - Maid in martians
Chance The Rapper - Coloring book
Chicago - Love songs
Chump - Malaria
Chunks of Paisley Pumps - Lordy the snore is a plaza burn
Eric Clapton - I still do
Phil Collins - No jacket required
Come To Lulu's Nurse - Romp and the bumpy tum tum
Confederate Railroad - Happy to be alive
Conscious Or Not - Grumpy lazy
Crap You Like - Tape measure
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Survival Sunday
Crunchy Links - Switches and prawns
Czerchnkii - Dim

D
Dadfinger - Where's dad's finger when you need it?
Dae Dae - Mae Mae
Daisy Days - Freezing
Damn People - Damn People
Damn Tumblers - Damn Tumblers
Damn Warp - Damn Warp
Damn Zoo - Damn Zoo
Deftones - Gore
Diets Are For Dimwits - Lassie's lost pudding cup
Dimmer than Dim - Inputs
Dion - New York is my home
Dirty Pennies - Flocks and pimps
Doves That Die Today - Lassie
Drippy Dennis - Directional
Dry Potato - Sync
Ducks for Ducks - Nine hundred ponies
Dumb Sounds - Like Nanny and the poodle

E
Each and Each - Teach
Eachy - Preachy
Eat The Bounty Feathers - Naptime
Ectonerf - Bah baddah bah
Elephant Muff - Beneath the blurry knob
Elves and Bumpy Thumpers - Original motion picture soundtrack
Emergency Flakes - Phasers
Empty - Flow
Empty Flower - 1 2 3 4
Enough for Five Thousand - One bottle
Enter the Entrance With Lockets - Glasses on the puddle
Eventually We'll All Die With Nothing - Pom poms
Everyone But - But Everyone
Ewe - Ranch funk
EZ - Not so

F
FA - La la
Famous Famous - Converter
Far Out Far In - Farin
Faxes Forever - Limp little pixies
Ferz - Lizzy
Fifty Million - Zero lads
Finks Forever - Live at the dead
Five Times Fifty-Five - Live
Four Times Four Is Four - Five times
Foxes - All I need
Fume - Lumps
Funky Laminate - Parking
Fur For Francis - Pouches

G
Gang of Flower - Untertainment
Gas Pumps - Last primper
Gauge Rage - Now cow
Germany's Burp - Lamp drill
Get Your Begging Done - Tower bitch
Vince Gill - Down to my last bad habit
Goo Goo Dolls - Boxes
Graham Slackers - Naturally grabby
Ariana Grande - Into you
Grass Patches - Dolby
Josh Groban - Stages live
David Guetta - This one's for you
Guns N Roses - Acoustic session: Radio broadcast 1987

H
Hamster on a Bun - Heartache on a bun
Hay - Hay
Hazle - Measurements
Hell for Humans - Happiness is a dumb puppy
Help Me Help Me - Liver
Help the Hopeless - Bloody hearts get you nowhere
Hissy - Laserbon
Hitt - Dawn for the loud birds
Hizzers - Stuck
Ian Hunted - Punts and nuttters
Husperate - ADN
Hut for Henry - Universe of sandy
Huzzle - Earlier albums

I
Ian - Jackknife
Icky - Picky, picky, picky
If It Dies Don't Touch It - I offered more than they wanted and they took it
If You Knew Nothing You Would Be Nothing - Drips
Inky Doll - Dampness and dryness
In The End The Beginning - Ridgefield
It Stays Warm - Square butter
IX Lamb Sweater - To each his each
IZZ - Each his to his

J
Michael Jackson - Off the wall
Michael Jackson - Towers of nothing
Michael Jackson - Nosey dopes
Jerry's Apple - Towers
Jerry's Crud - Narry a buster
Jersey is Swervy - Translustre
Jethro Toil - Sick as a tick
Jethro Wump - Aquatong
Elton John - Wonderful crazy night
Elton John - Where did my voice go?
Jones Is A Donkey - Drammamine
Jones Is An Elephant - Mine ain't mine
Judas Priest - Battle cry
Junk Is Just Junk - Lady trunk

K
Kaas - Lacey
Kalesh - Kaos
Kandy and the Ks - Lassie's drool
Kows - Land of the Kows
Krap - Krap
Krazy Cow - Lots of tips
Krunchy Krunch - Captain's caps and tons
Kudzu's Lamp - Drastic
Kunks - The Late Glossy Kunks Album
KWKWERA - Lists

L
Lab Crutch - Tramps that David hates
Ladies For Pretzels - Louder than the other thing that we had discussed earlier
Lamb Peppers - Smuppy
Lamps for the Homeless - These goddamn things don't work
Cindi Lauper - Detour
Laxative Preamble - Naps and snappers
Let There Be Let - Now there be meow
Lisa Said - First time, long time
Lists - Stop the Lists
Loretta Lynn - Full circle
Loud and Loud - Dull and dull
Lumineers - Cleopatra
Lumps - Lousy mouses
Lung Disease - Trowel

M
Manners and Nanners - Tablets for pokey
Masta Ace - The falling season
Matchbox - Going down there
Math for Math's Sake - Plazas
Maze Lops - Trazzler
Mazer's Big Torch Bucket - Lipsy
Millie's Pork Bucket - Boxes won't go away
Money for Puny People - Lucky drop
Monkey Chuck - Arlene
Monkey Davis - Nervous
Monkey Pauline - Damnable
Moo Moo the Bow Wow - Trouser's ain't fresh no more
Motorhead - Clean your clock
Mrowl - Prowling for mrowl
Murphy and Nop - Dammy and slop
Murphy's Paw - Plaid and dumb
My Evening Girdle - Snippets and drabble

N
David Nail - Fighter
Nasal and Tonsil - Lasers and urchers
Ned and the Headrumpers - Trowels
Aaron Neville - Apache
Newsboys - God's not dead
No More Blouses - Farmy
No More Cactus - Deal or no no
Nothing That You Haven't Heard Before - Repeat it
Now Cows - Blouses and thermometers
Numb's Fumbler - Town and mouth

O
Octorub - Norbie
Oh No That Old Shithead Is Here Again - Rotten old schmucks with no manners
Oooh - Uuuuuh
Oooh Oooh - Uuuuuh uhhh
Opposite of Opposite - Lopposite
Orange Floyd - Sharp glide of the goon
Osmosis - USB #7
Other Muzzles - Howdy Pops
Oz and the Schnoz - Pow wows and monkeys

P
Painted Fuss - Nope
Pants and Pantless - Rainy press
Part Blub - Fran is ugly
Paws With Fingers - Ink bus
Pet Shop Boys - Super
Poodle Powder - Dust of the dawgie
Mike Posner - At night, alone
Pranks for Steak Loads - Heaps of slop
The Puddles - Nappy load
Punk Biscuits - Sap
Punk Noodles - Take this noodle and cook it
Puny - Runny infection
Pusfergradison - Nay, the basket sayeth

Q
Quacks - Trippy truck
Quails and Trucks - Lamb power
Queen For A Tray - Lower the pork
Query - Stop the questions
Quest for Dope - Smoking snuff
Quails Got Drunk - Beer and tissue paper
Quicker Than Daffy - Cords that don't work
Quiet Little Worm Thing - Never thought about it and never want to now
Quiz Germs - Links that don't work
Quurtie - Lousy bench

R
Radiohead - Daydreaming
Radiodud - Half of the basic shop
Radishes - Lavish stickers
Debbie Rafter - Lemme after
Raws - Raws and raws
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dark necessities
Reel to Raoul - Mouthpiece
Reform Club - Never yesterday
Rely On Relish - Candy dash
Mick Rhodes & The Hard Eight - Paradise city
Roasted Trap - Asia's not there anymore
Rolling Bones - Get your mama's kraut
Rumpy - USBs and RTDs
Runny - Tippy's revenge
Rush - Beneath, between and behind
Ruzzer - Bow to the Ruzzer
Rylo - The dog's head is not steady anymore

S
Larry Samual - Barney doesn't have hugs for me
Santa Died Last Night - Presenting...
Santa Did It - Lamenting...
Blake Shelton - Can't help it if I'm a boring dullard
Blake Shelton - If you're into what I do you're obviously on the wrong web site
Blake Shelton - If people think I'm handsome they must really be confused and retarded
Shotgun Louise - Rampy dim
Shotgun Tina - Lousy lamps
Shotgun Zappa - Mouses and mouses
Smashing Drumsticks - Pass the pepper
Smuppy - The tatters that ground pepper
Snoop Dogg - Coolaid
Sparse - Kim's Ono spy mouse
Rick Springfield - Rocket science
Bruce Springsteen - I'm a generic old woman who never could sing
Mavis Staples - Livin' on a high note
Steely Dan - Doing it in a ditch
Barbra Streisand - Barfing up my breakfast
Styx - Suite madame blue: Radio broadcast 1977
Sultans of Swing - Subcontinental drift
Swap and Change - Loudness weird
Swenter - Flowers
Swy - Rent

T
Tai Tai - Lists
Talking Sheds - Lambs forking up tonsils
Tea For Lunch - Massachusetts isn't a country
Teepee Tupperware - Laura's butter pand
Telltale - Taller toll
Thuds - Ready for emperors
Thunder - All you can eat
Justin Timberlake - Can't stop being shallow
Tonk - Thoughtly
Trilly Dills and Damp Dippers - Witch white
Trunk Idiots - Laugh when it's all over
Try To Try - Stop and try
Tummy Bus - Lambs and prawns
Tunker - Lassie's paw
Twisted Sister - Rock 'N' Roll Saviours: The early years
Steven Tyler - We're all somebody from nowhere
TZ397 - Rowl the smunk

U
Ugly Banana - How do the hussy wink
Ugly Orange - Do the mouse
Ultraplucks - Eyebrow mania
Umbrella Vision - Church of tassle
Uncle Duck - Mushed
Uncle Pregnant - Does and rodents
Keith Urban - Ripchord

V
Various Artists - A collection of dull dribble that no one will ever notice
Various Artists - We stopped makin' em because they stopped buyin' em
Various Artists - No one buys these kinds of compilations anymore so that's why we keep producing 'em
Various Artists - Tribute to someone whose name we can't remember
Various Artists - Trying to get something heard never works
Various Artists - The most boring bands you never cared to hear
Various Artists - We've the last ones to know the last ones
Various Artists - Our albums are always the first to get thrown away
Various artists - Who gets to eat the trash

W
Wally Is Near - Stamp that thing goodbye
Wanda and the Wandas - Limp
We Don't Get It - Now is the now
Well I Guess This Is Just Another One - Lumps
Whether Or Not - Lousy weather
Why Can't We Eat It In The Car - Marbly
William XIII - XIII or 238
Lucinda Williams - Ghosts of Highway 20
Wind That Goes - Don't

X
Xie - La la the distance away
X-ray Pecs - Lookie away
X-ray Stats - Box cutters and tramplers
Xzistance - Lift down

Y
Yack Yack - Tacky tick
Yanni - The dream concert
Yell All The Time For Whatever You Pay For It - Taxi service
Yellow Floyd - Park wide until noon
Yesterday's Potties - Damp portions
Yes We Will Be Bananas - Trap doors
Yes You - You guessed it
You might - Yes you might
You never - Well I never
Young and Bland - Stick, stuck
Yoyos for Panama - Sharp
Yoyos for Zop - Trollo mia presto
Yuck This Tastes Awful - Don't eat it then

Z
Zappa and the Zappettes - Trown
Frank Zappa - How flowers got in the potty train
Zi - See Zi play
Zunk - How the leaves got patchy
Zupper - Towels for Blanche
Zyle - Twelve and fifty

 

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