February 2018 Comics, Poetry, and Reviews by

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

All The Money In The World*
Azonic
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Bashful Hips
Jeremy Bass
Jeff Beal

Bird Stop
Bonsai Universe*
Callenberg
Dinosaur Eyelids
Downes Braide Association

Samantha Fish
Helen Kelter Skelter
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Gong Expresso

Dave Kerzner*
Mainstream System

Sarah McQuaid*
Francis Moss*
Mouse Nostrils
Oberon Rose
Mac Quayle*
Sonic Sight
Stephen Stanley Band
Lynn Taylor & The BarFlies

Thought
Toward Space

Jimmie Vaughan Trio featuring Mike Flanigin
Very Famous
*Top Picks =

Additional Items Received

 

February 2018 Thought.

Path lead nowhere now.

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All The Money In The World - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Music by Daniel Pemberton (CD, Sony Classical, Soundtrack)
All The Money In The World is the latest motion picture from director Ridley Scott whose past credits include the blockbusters Alien and Blade Runner. The movie was inspired by real life events that occurred during the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III. The music for the motion picture was created by award winning composer Daniel Pemberton. Discussing this project, Pemberton is quoted as follows: "There are not many movies where you can write operatic choral pieces, brand new classical work and modern post-rock all in the same world but within this film we could." That pretty much sums up what you'll hear on this lengthy and cerebral soundtrack album. The music really does go all over the map and back. We're huge fans of soundtracks released on the Sony Classical label, because we always associate it with incredible top notch sound. The breadth and scope of this music is impressive to say the least. Clocking in at just under seventy minutes (!), these twenty-six compositions show exactly why Pemberton's talents are in such high demand these days. This man's music competes with the best of the best in 2018. And his creativity seems to know no bounds. There's so much here that can perhaps best be described as intoxicating audio. Breathtaking compositions include "To Be A Getty," "Learn A Lesson," "The Waltz of the Newspapers," and "Escape, December 15th, 1973." Highly recommended. Top pick.

Azonic - Prospect of the Deep Volume One (CD, Indivisible Music Corp., Experimental)
If you're a fan of totally tripped out experimental music (that includes us)...you will most definitely want to check out this album. Prospect of the Deep Volume One presents music that is atmospheric, experimental, puzzling, and often unsettling. Azonic is the duo of Andy Hawkins and Tim Wyskida. Hawkins was inspired by Wyskida's approach to music during the recording of the latest Blind Idiot God album (Undertow). The tracks on Prospect of the Deep Volume One could be described as space drone. There's a wealth of spontaneous experimentation happening here and the end result sounds something like what you might expect to hear if you were listening to music on a different planet. Recorded by James Dellatacoma with mix translation provided by Bill Laswell, these recordings have a nice big spacious sound. This album is decidedly unconventional and inaccessible to the average listener. Hawkins and Wyskida forego straightforward melodies and conventional song structures in favor of a more abstract and unpredictable sound. Challenging and mentally intense, this is an album that will be rejected by many...but strongly embraced by those who are stable enough to enter the world of Azonic. We've totally lovin' this one. Recommended. Top pick.

Bashful Hips - People. Nature. Death. (Independently released CD, Progressive pop)
Unique and smart underground pop from Bashful Hips. This band is the solo project created by a very talented guy named Ian Fellerman. Accompanied by one of the most creative press releases we've ever read (it's brilliant), we were immediately intrigued by the compositions on People. Nature. Death. We knew instantly this was not just 'more of the same.' Fellerman writes and records pop music that is simple and direct, and it seems to be purposely presented using only the most essential and necessary elements. Reminds us of what home recording artists used to sound like before (almost) everyone got way too carried away with all the complexities that technology allows. Now based in Chicago, Bashful Hips seems to mainly be a creative vehicle. Although, interestingly, with a bit of tweaking Ian could easily come up with some commercial hits. But our guess is that he's not interested in taking that route. This is one of those cases where artistic integrity is way more important than trying to record a hit or sell a song. The lyrics are particularly interesting here, ultra smart stuff that's a far cry from what most listeners are accustomed to. The vocals are superb. Twelve truly effective cuts including "Editors and Obits," "A Dog's Humanity," "Not Myself," and "Plans."

Jeremy Bass - The Greatest Fire (Independently released CD, Pop)
Jeremy Bass has already achieved what most musicians only dream of...a real career in music. He is currently the musical director for the arts organization The Secret City...for which he received an Obie Award. Jeremy released two EPs in 2015 that received very positive reactions around the world. Now he's pushing things a step forward with the release of his first full-length album. Produced by Ryan Rumery and mixed by Craig Schumacher, The Greatest Fire presents ten smart pop songs arranged to perfection. These tracks feature smooth gliding melodies and excellent lyrics. And Bass has a voice that is instantly appealing and real. Several of these songs sound like potential hits. Our guess is that this album will be a gold standard in Jeremy's musical catalog for years to come. This is a case where all the pieces fit together seamlessly. Cool upbeat reflective cuts include "Ca Plz," "1,000 Yrs," "Halfway Sane," and "We Will Be You."

Jeff Beal - Gypsy: Music From the Netflix Original Series (Double CD, Varese Sarabande, Soundtrack)
Although the show seemed to receive a good deal of positive response, Gypsy was ultimately canceled after the first season. The show starred Naomi Watts working as a therapist in Manhattan who becomes involved with people involved in her patients' lives. It was one of those peculiar situations where viewers either loved it or hated it. There were, of course, critics whose reactions were quite negative. Regardless of whether you even saw the show or not, the music will remain relevant for years to come. Created by Jeff Beal (one of our favorites), the music for the series is a complete and obvious thumbs up. This double disc set features thirty-four calm and reflective tracks that have the potential to create that perfect mood in your office or residence. Impeccably composed and recorded, this music has strange reflective and contemplative qualities that make you want to hear it over and over again. No matter what the project, Beal seems to have an uncanny ability to create music that is a perfect fit. These articulately arranged pieces are moody and puzzling...and they feature some strangely subtle sounds that really give them depth. Thought provoking cuts include "Into the Rabbit Hole," "Tough Judgment Calls," "I Feel Dizzy," and "Staring at the Sun."

BIRD STOP

First stop is
Bird stop.

Bonsai Universe - Moonstream (Independently released CD, Progressive pop)
Bonsai Universe is the musical project created by San Gabriel, California-based songwriter/musician Woody Aplanalp. This fellow has worked with some well-known artists. Now he's sharing his own musical vision by presenting his debut album. Moonstream would already be an impressive collection of tunes, but even more so considering this is Aplanalp's first release (!). Woody plays most of the instruments, but also enlists the expert talents of several associates on different tracks. The songs range from pop to folk to electronic. We're sometimes reminded of the more melodic side of The Flaming Lips on some of these tracks, while others recall more classic pop artists. Things can be summed up succinctly by offering a direct quote from the press release which says that album "...is a journey to an inner world of electric folk and an outward expansion to the far reachers of a deeper space." Woody effectively captures your attention by combining different styles into one instantly delectable mix. He has a velvety smooth voice that's perfectly suited for his dreamy ethereal compositions. The sound quality is top notch from start to finish. A remarkably successful album on so many levels. Focused cuts include "Moonstream," "Why Are My Dreams?", "Too Real," and "Starstream." Recommended. Top pick.

Callenberg - Dear Satellite (Swedish import CD, Bend, Pop/electronic)
It sure was a delight to find this one in our mailbox, because we were very impressed with the last album from Switzerland's Callenberg, the one man band created by Anders Callenberg. This, the fifth album, is a departure from previous releases in that the music is almost purely electronic (songs on previous relied heavily on guitar). On the first spin, we were immediately reminded of Kraftwerk. Callenberg is a true underground artist. This talented fellow seems focused on composing and recording credible music, with the main focus on songs and lyrics. Dear Satellite will be immediately embraced by just about anyone who loves and appreciates early electronic bands. The songs are, for the most part, direct and simple. The vocals were recorded in such a way that they almost become one with the instruments. Twelve groovy tracks that all fit together seamlessly. Our favorite cuts include "You," "International Boredom Conference," "Winter Road Kept Not," and "Middle Station."

Dinosaur Eyelids - Left Turn On Red (CD, Left Turn On Red, Rock/pop)
Dinosaur Eyelids is one helluva rockin' band. These guys must be real crowd pleasers live, because they have a sound that is just oozing with credible energy and infectious rhythms. What initially stands out most about this band are the vocals. Evan Staats has a voice that really cuts through the music. And considering how hard and loud these guys play, that's really saying something. The next thing listeners probably notice is that these guys are tight, tight, TIGHT on their instruments. They're completely in synch with one another, creating a formidable wall of sound that is gripping and intense. This is a case where the band members do not fit the image. While the music might best be described as heavy metal pop, these guys definitely do not fit the mold. None of the usual rock and roll haircuts...no dumb looking clothes...and none of the fake posturing. These fellows look just like regular guys...regular guys who can play like holy hell and blow off roofs with sound. In addition to Staats, the band is comprised of Patrick McKnight, Scott Staats, Daniel Fishtein, and Mark Leone. What we find surprising is how accessible some of these songs are. With a bit of luck, tracks like "No Money Blues" could easily become hugely successful hits. Good solid rock with balls.

Downes Braide Association - Skyscraper Souls (CD, Magical Thinker, Pop)
We were very impressed with the last album we heard by Downes Braide Association. So we had a good idea of what to expect with this, their third and latest release. The band is the duo of Geoffrey Downes and Christopher Braide, two guys who have an impressive ability to write memorable songs and then arrange them to absolute perfection. Skyscraper Souls is one professional and super slick experience. These guys make music that recalls the more melodic side of classic progressive rock bands from the 1970s and 1980s. Check out the musicians lending their skills on this album: Marc Almond, Matthew Koma, Andy Partridge, Ash Soan, David Longdon, Dave Colquhoun, Andy Hodge, Kate Pierson, and Tim Bowness (yow!). Geoffrey and Christopher are very busy guys. Both keep very busy with other outside projects. But our guess is that these collaborative albums are where they really focus their talents. Souls is yet another breathtaking album chock full of soaring melodies and intelligent lyrics. Expertly produced cuts include "Prelude," "Skyscraper Souls," "Tomorrow," and "Darker Times."

Samantha Fish - Belle of the West (German import CD, Ruf, Soul/rock/blues/pop)
Samantha Fish is the total package. She's got the looks, the voice, the personality, the songs...and, above all, the presence...to go all the way. To put it more simply, this girl is gooooooood. Whether she's communicating through her recordings or in a live performance, Fish knows how to entertain and captivate. Plus she's one helluva guitarist. Recorded in Mississippi with producer Luther Dickinson, Belle of the West is another direct shot. The album features eleven smart, classy cuts that are all delivered with style. The best and quickest way to get a grip on Samantha's world is to pull up any of her videos on the internet. Do so and you'll observe a lady who is truly talented and extraordinarily focused. Her last album (Chill & Fever) was very successful, and there's no doubt this one will receive the same kind of universal acclaim. Slick, effective cuts include "American Dream," "Don't Say You Love Me," and "Gone For Good." Soulful, bluesy, gutsy, and intelligent...Samantha Fish is taking the short path on her way to the top. Solid material from start to finish.

Helen Kelter Skelter - Melter (CD-R, Shaking Shanghai, Rock/pop)
The confusingly-titled Helen Kelter Skelter is a band that makes music that is anything but confusing. If you want a megadose of convincingly pure rock music, chances are you'll get a mighty big charge out of Melter. The folks in this band combine garage rock with psychedelia...coming up with a sound that is both intoxicating and real. The band is based in Norman, Oklahoma...a city that continues to produce some very interesting artists in the twenty-first century. Recorded and mixed by Trent Bell, this album has a nice thick organic sound that should appeal to folks who love the sound of vinyl. We love the fact that the killer guitars hold a prominent place in the mix, because there are some wonderfully wild psychedelic guitar sounds here. This band's music reminds us of all the things we love about rock music...but that we so seldom hear in 2018. Volume, cool infectious rhythms, kickass vocals, tripped out sounds, wild guitars, dynamite bass lines, and very liberal uses of reverb and echo. What more could you ask for? We're totally diggin' wild tracks like "21st Century," "Minding," "Tracers," and "Inside Out." The band's videos are also a cool visual treat. Highly recommended. TOP PICK.

Gong Expresso - Decadence (Independently released CD, Progressive)
Few bands have had such an exhaustive and extensive influence and far reaching effect as Gong. A seemingly endless array of artists got their start playing in the band, and the band's extensive catalog continues to be highly sought after among more adventurous music fans. Gong Expresso is the latest project, featuring the talents of Hansford Rowe (bass), Benoit Moerlen (vibes, marimba), Francois Causse (drums, percussion), and Julian Sandiford (guitar). Recorded in Paris and Montreal, Decadence presents eight smooth compositions. The tracks on this album have a surprisingly accessible sound that combines elements from 1970s progressive rock with twenty-first century sound quality. Folks familiar with Gong may be surprised at how light and airy these tracks sound. And all listeners would be reminded that this is not Gong...but rather yet another project inspired by the band. These tracks will appeal to progressive rock and jazz fans. There's a lot of crossover appeal here. Cool reflective cuts include "Decadence," "Talisman," "The Importance of Common Things," and "Frevo."

Dave Kerzner - Static (Independently released CD, Progressive pop/rock)
Static is one killer album. Dave Kerzner has really outdone himself this time, creating a modern progressive pop/rock masterpiece. More like a painting than a mere audio experience, this music was created out of pure talent, drive, and passion. Dave writes killer melodies that will stand the test of time. And his voice is absolutely the best. Without ever sounding forced, this guy manages to transmit ideas simply because he is so focused and talented...and because he has a voice that can melt planets. So many artists and bands have been treading into the world of progressive rock over the past few years. Some succeed on some levels, while others come across sounding like copycats. Kerzer's music succeeds on all levels. This is a case where state-of-the-art technology combines with true credible talent. And the results are nothing short of mindblowing. Yup, this album really is that good. Kerzner taps into the sounds and ideas from 1970s iconic bands like Genesis (Peter Gabriel era, of course) and Pink Floyd...and then composes tracks that completely propel these ideas squarely into the twenty-first century. Dave is, without a doubt, one of the most focused and credible musicians of our time. His music is just as good--if not better--than the legendary artists he is influenced by. On Static Kerzner is backed by Fernando Perdomo, Randy McStine, Matt Dorsey, and Derek Cintron...with additional support offered by guest artists Steve Hackett, Durga McBroom, Nick D'Virgilio, Colin Edwin, and more. In all honesty, this guy doesn't need any name dropping...we're just throwing these names around in an attempt to entice you into checking out this album. Fourteen killer tracks that clock in at close to seventy-five minutes. Our favorite cuts include "Prelude," "Hypocrites" (which makes the obvious statement that all people should understand which is..."we're all hypocrites"), "Trust," "Statistic," and "The Carnival of Modern Life." One of the best albums we've heard of late. Static is a total cerebral KNOCKOUT. Kickass creativity in maximum overdrive. Truly inspired. Highly recommended. TOP PICK.

MAINSTREAM SYSTEM

Mainstream media
Is septic system.

Sarah McQuaid - If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous (Independently released CD, Pop)
At this point in her career, it would be very easy for Sarah McQuaid to simply record and release totally accessible pop music...and receive instantaneous wealth and fame as a result. But thankfully, as a testament to her credibility and talent, she's choosing alternative routes to reach her goals. This time, she treats her fans to the wonderfully resilient songs on the curiously titled If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous. A far cry from the world of commercial pop music in 2018, this album features truly substantial songs that entertain and inspire. Interestingly, the overall tone and mood of some of these tracks remind us very much of babysue favorite Nico. Beautiful instrumentation and appropriately sparse arrangements draw the listener's attention to McQuaid's beautifully resonant voice. She has that incredible ability to effectively communicate real feelings through her songs. Although not in any way a downer, these tracks do incorporate some strange dark threads that give the album real depth. Strangely hypnotic in many ways, this is an album that will no doubt grow in popularity over the next few decades. Captivating magnetic tracks include "If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous," "One Sparrow Down," "The Silence Above Us," "New Beginnings," and "The Tug of the Moon." Unconventional and rather marvelous in so many ways. Highly recommended. Top pick.

Francis Moss - Tickor (CD, Air House, Progressive pop)
There is a man in this world who weaves true magic with his music. He lives in Wichita, Kansas and his name is David Lord. This man maintains a low profile, releasing music under a variety of different names like Solagget, The Wonder Revolution (a tip top babysue favorite), Miki Moondrops, and Francis Moss. Tickor is yet another compelling and strikingly original album. The tracks were inspired by different mushrooms documented in the northern part of Sweden...which fits in with Lord's continued interest in the sounds of nature. This music could be described as ethereal, cerebral, dreamy, atmospheric...and more. Some folks might put this in the dreampop genre, but to our ears such a categorization is far too limiting considering the broad scope and breadth of these recordings. This music helps us to achieve one of the most difficult things in life which is...to feel at peace with the world in general. While it might seem simple, for us that's actually one of the hardest things to achieve. But this music serves as the perfect backdrop for such pensive meditative contemplation. Now some of you out there might be thinking, "Uh oh...this sounds like some of that pretentious artsy stuff that's so annoying these days." Such thoughts would be completely irrelevant, as these compositions come across sounding neither pretentious nor artsy. They do, however, come across sounding totally and genuinely inspired. In the initial stages of creation David's intent was to record Tickor without percussion. But as things progressed he opted to enlist the talents of percussionist extraordinaire William Erickson whose contributions to these tracks are a perfect match. This album transcends mediums by effectively conveying the ideas, feelings, and sounds associated with the outside world. But what's interesting is how technology plays a key role in creating these heady and intriguing organic sounds. Words can't describe how beautiful and hypnotic this album is. David Lord is a true creative genius. Strikingly unique and exceedingly intricate, these eleven tracks show just how great music can be when you have real talent...and the right intent. Highly recommended. TOP PICK.

Mouse Nostrils - Fussy Bags of Bastard (Independently released Australian import CD, Pop)
There's only one mouse that can make butterscotch on the fly and simultaneously entertain thousands of people. And that mouse is the one and only Mouse Nostrils. The one mouse is actually five mouses and one people (the people is exercised in green bottles with trash on the outside). There's three blue cubes and five purple ones. Six red blobs of stuff and some fluid-ish junk that runs all over the place and ruins almost everything. But no one seems to care because the vibes are hoppin' and the universe is real. And that's just what you'll get with Fussy Bags of Bastard. Housed in a triple-fold slice of cheese, you'll get more than you ever found at a bargain basement sale. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll sneeze. You'll get upset. You'll calm down for a few minutes. And then you'll drive somewhere. That's about everything you need to know about this release or anything else in the universe. Read this fifty times and then ask yourself several different important questions.

Oberon Rose - Tell Me All About It (CD, ThouArt, Pop)
The press release that accompanied this album compared the band to babysue favorites like Big Star, Badfinger, T. Rex, and The Kinks. When comparisons like this are made it usually means that the artist or band wants to sound like these classic artists from the past...but in actuality doesn't. As soon as the title track started, we knew this band was something special because their music really does recall the sound and vibe of the bands that were referenced. The guys in Oberon Rose have a classy and classic sound that recalls some of the great pop artists from the past. This is the second album from this New England-based trio, and it's bound to be a hit among fans of cool melodic guitar pop. This short album clocks in at just over thirty-six minutes and features only nine tracks. But each and every cut is a keeper, proving once again that quality is far more important than quantity in the world of music. In addition to the previously mentioned artists, we would also compare this group's music to The Gigolo Aunts, Teenage Fanclub, and The Raspberries. Instantly infectious upbeat tracks include "Tell Me About It," "No Stranger," "Life In a Box," and "Twice Bermuda." Cool stuff threaded with cool optimism.

Mac Quayle - Mr. Robot: Original Television Series, Volume 4 (CD, Lakeshore, Soundtrack)
Wonderfully entertaining, unusual, and innovative stuff. Once again, Mac Quayle pushes the boundaries in the world of soundtrack music with Volume 4 of his music for the popular television series Mr. Robot. We've been blown away by previous albums in this series. This, the fourth album, is quite possibly...the best yet. If you think all soundtracks sound the same or that they have to have a particular sound in order to work, think again. Quayle proves that you don't have to work within specific boundaries in order to come up with great stuff. What so many viewers and listeners may find surprising about the music for Mr. Robot is how much of it is...almost purely experimental. Several tracks on this album don't even rely on rhythms or beats. They're more like epic outer space soundscapes that set a specific mood and tone. Much of this album reminds us of some of our favorite early pioneers in the world of electronic music. There are some pieces that have a specific beat and melody here, of course--most folks need something like that in order to feel grounded. But once you enter Quayle's bizarre world of sound, you'll be amazed at some of the audio surprises. Our favorites are the tracks that go completely off the deep end. Produced by Quayle and Sam Esmail, this is one wildly creative album that's certain to blow your mind. Highly recommended. TOP PICK.

Sonic Sight - Anthropology (Independently released Norwegian import CD, Progressive pop/rock)
Can't recall the last time we received an independent release from Norway...? But if this album is any indication of what's happening in the country's musical undercurrents, we now consider ourselves painfully out of touch. Sonic Sight is the duo of Finn Arild and Reidar, two guys that met in junior high school and found that they shared very similar musical interests. Anthropology is an intriguing collection of progressive pop/rock tracks that feature smart arrangements and excellent vocal melodies. Some of these tracks remind us of very early Genesis (with Peter Gabriel) and Greenslade, as well as Robert Wyatt. The album as a whole tells a story, but you don't have to follow it in order to appreciate the songs. Very impressive stuff, even more so when you consider the fact that these guys recorded and released the album themselves. Cool free-flowing cuts include "Party," "Escape," "Method," and "Endgame."

Stephen Stanley Band - Jimmy & The Moon (CD, Wolfe Island, Pop)
The latest project created by Stephen Stanley was was a founding member of the Canadian band The Lowest of the Low. Jimmy & The Moon is a straight shot effort, offering instantly familiar sounding upbeat guitar pop featuring cool hummable melodies delivered with style and finesse. These tracks have a classic sound, and were created using traditional pop/rock instruments. The stripped down sound is particularly appealing. Producer/multi-instrumentalist Hugh Christopher Brown managed to give the band a nice smooth slick sound, without ever making things sound too perfect or sterile. Some might describe these tracks as Americana, but to our ears this band's music could more accurately be described as straightforward guitar pop. These tracks are the kind that would not have sounded out of place in the 1980s, 1990s, or early 2000s. In addition to Stanley, the band features the talents of Chris Bennett, Gregor Beresford, and Chris Rellinger...as well as a whole slew of special guests. Kickass feelgood pop tracks include "Talkin' Bout It," "Jimmy & The Moon," "Under the Mynah Bird," "Next To Me," and "California." Good solid stuff with heart and soul. Catchy.

Lynn Taylor and the BarFlies - Staggered (Independently released CD, Pop)
There are so many artists and bands in the world seeking to fit into a specific genre or lifestyle. And then there are guys like Lynn Taylor who just seem to be following their own muse. Using traditional instruments and a straightforward approach, this fellow gets his messages across by being honest and direct. Most of the songs on Staggered were written as Lynn's way of working through the death of his wife in 2016. So these songs served as a form of personal therapy for the man. In the mid-1990s Taylor played in the Nashville band Felix Wiley but eventually put music to the side in order to concentrate on his family. Now he's back with a new backing band (The BarFlies) and he seems to have picked right up where he left off. Instantly hummable tracks include "Rock, Paper, Scissors (With My Love)," "Staggered," "Lean Into Me," and "Crumble Away." Nice basic pop music that works.

Toward Space - The Bomb That Fell (CD-R EP, Cult 45, Pop/rock), Avoid the Draft (CD EP, Cult 45, Pop/rock),
This Richmond, Virginia-based band began as the duo of Seyla Hossaini and David Patton. These two EPs present some really cool garage rockers that have a really inviting raw sound. The Bomb That Fell was released in 2017, while Avoid the Draft came out in 2016. If you dig upbeat buzzsaw guitar pop/rock, you'll find a lot to appreciate here. These guys come up with some instantly infectious tunes and then present them with aggressive energy. And because they keep things simple, listeners are able to appreciate the songs themselves...rather than be bombarded by technology and an overabundance of unnecessary overlays. The tracks on these EPs remind us very much of bands from the late 1980s and early 1990s when guitars were loud and distorted and underground rock bands seem to rule the universe. Recorded by John Morand, these EPs have a cool gripping sound that demands attention. Some songs remind us of babysue favorite The Chainsaw Kittens. Cool catchy cuts include "The Bomb That Fell," "Night Sorrows," "Black Magic," "Scream Queen," "Beat Up the Beach," and "Goth Baby."

Jimmie Vaughan Trio featuring Mike Flanigin - Live at C-Boy's (British import CD, Proper, Jazz/pop)
Seems interesting that this album has been released on Great Britain's always engaging Proper label...because these musicians are based in Austin, Texas. But then, folks overseas have always seemed to appreciate lots of things that most Americans simply overlook. The trio of Jimmie Vaughan, Mike Flanigin, and Frosty Smith regularly play at Austin's C-Boy's club every week. This album captures the magic and energy of these guys playing for what is obviously a very devoted and appreciative audience. There are plenty of cool vibes here, as the trio covers eight well-chosen songs including "You Can't Sit Down," "Can't Buy Me Love," "Dirty Work at the Crossroads," and "Cleo's Mood." The best live recordings are those which effectively capture the mood and energy. These tracks definitely give you the feeling that you're in the club hearing these three talented fellows giving it all for the folks at C-Boy's. Totally cool and groovy stuff.

VERY FAMOUS

Not impressed by
The very
Famous.

 

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Additional Items Received:

A
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
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
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
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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