Thursday, June 16, 2011
June Feel Bad For You
I've been working so much that not only did I forget to post the monthly Feel Bad For You comp, I also forgot to submit a song to it. It's a great mix this month - I've already listened to it four times. Song were submitted by bloggers, twitterers, members of the AltCountryTab.ca forum, and some random jackasses. Thanks to Pearlsnapman for the cover art.
1. Warren Smith - I’ve Got Love If You Want It
The Complete Sun Recordings (orig. 1957)
Submitted By: Bowood
Comments: Sun Studios legend Warren Smith. That studio…that f…in’ beautiful studio. Thank you Lord for Sam Phillips.
2. The Dead Exs - Angel From New Orleans.mp3
Buy (mp3): Resurrection (2011)
Submitted By: popa2unes
Comments: David Pattillo – electric slide guitar and vocals – Wylie Wirth – on the skins. Pattiillo is a producer with a credit list from Alanis Morrissette to the Hold Steady, The Black Crowes to the Beastie Boys and last year produced the Reni Lane debut for Universal Motown. Wirth has toured extensively in Europe and the US with various bands and was a member of the Warner Bros act Sweet Lizard Illtet.
3. Retribution Gospel Choir - What She Turned Into
Retribution Gospel Choir (2008)
Submitted By: verbow1
Comments: I like to think of myself as ahead of the musical curve, finding new stuff before anyone else. The truth is I’m often several years behind, always trying to catch up, hence a 2008 release just finding me at the end of 2010. This band features Alan Sparhawk of Low – I’m not the biggest Low fan but these guys really stick with me. Nothing fancy, just a good rock song.
4. National Grain - City Lights
National Grain (2006)
Submitted By: Corey Flegel
Comments: Some dude on an Amazon review of the record said it best about NG- Their songs sound like deep cuts off of some of the early, better albums by Haggard and the Possum.
5. Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson Ain’t - No Such Thing As a Superman
Midnight Band: First Minute of a New Day (1975)
Submitted by: Now This Sound Is Brave
Comments: Shortly after I received the June FBFY call to arms, it was confirmed that Gil Scott-Heron, the man responsible for "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," died. His album I’m New Here was possibly my favorite of 2010, and I was looking forward to seeing what he would do next. Dying wasn’t what I had in mind.
6. Edmunds Crown - Stuck in an Office
Regrets of a Company Man (2006)
Submitted By: Simon2307
Comments: One of the may highlights from an eighteen track album of 3 minute power pop songs everyone should own.
7. Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show - Penicillin Penny.mp3
Buy: Belly Up! (1973) (1973)
Submitted By: Shooter Jennings
Comments: Be cleansed by her dirtiness.
Rockstar Aimz's note: this is my favorite song on the mix. Awesome.
8. Last False Hope - $2 Pints
Outlaw Radio Compilation Vol. 1 (2010)
Submitted By: Adam Sheets
Comments: Everything that is great about honky-tonk and punk is represented in this song. This is the sound of the future.
9. Chris Thile & Michael Daves - Sleep With One Eye Open
Sleep With One Eye Open (2011)
Submitted By: Phil Norman
Comments: Been listening to this record non-stop since it came out last month.
10. The Black Twig Pickers - Never Miss Your Mama
Hobo Handshake (2008)
Submitted By: Truersound
Comments: I’ve been seeing these guys a lot lately, and every time I swear they get better. Love it when they break out the washboard, especially on this song and on "The Coo-coo." See these guys live if you get a chance, talk Mike into telling some stories. This song also makes me wish I could clog like a drunk hillbilly.
11. Brandon Adams and The Sad Bastards - Fuck Me Up
Brandon Adams and The Sad Bastards (2011)
Submitted By: Romeo Sid Vicious
Comments: This one has been stuck in my head for about a week now. It’s a raw song that’s just plain amazing. I don’t have a rant for this one. Just one I have been enjoying a lot lately.
12. The Ramones - My Back Pages
Acid Eaters (1993)
Submitted By: mikeorren
Comments: In honor of Bob Dylan’s 70th, a cover I just rediscovered.
13. Bon Scott - Every Day You Have To Cry.mp3
Buy: Round and Round Compilation (1967)
Submitted By: some jackass who didn't leave his/her name
Comments: Nothing spectacular here but interesting to hear Bon Scott before his AC/DC days. This was a band called the Valentines. The song is by Arthur Alexander and has been covered by quite a few including the Bee Gees and Dusty Springfield.
14. The Sidewinders - What Am I Supposed To Do?
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: The deadline was drawing near for this month’s submission, and I hadn’t chosen my June selection. So my quandary naturally resulted in my submitting this great track by Tucson, AZ’s, The Sidewinders (later known as The Sand Rubies).
15. A Camp I - Can Buy You
A Camp (2001)
Submitted By: DC Noise
Comments: A Camp makes some mighty infectious pop music. The band is fronted by Nina Persson, aka That Girl from The Cardigans (an underrated band, in my opinion).
16. Les Savy Fav - Let’s Get Out Of Here
Root For Ruin (2010)
Submitted By: Pearlsnapman
17. Raphael Saadiq - Heart Attack
Stone Rollin’ (2011)
Submitted By: BoogieStudio22
Comments: Raphael Saadiq has been around for a while, but in his most two most recent releases he’s been digging into the Motown catalog of sounds. He’s still got the R&B/Soul thang going on, but his most recent album rocks out a bit more.
18. The Head and the Heart - Down In The Valley.mp3
The Head and the Heart (2011)
Submitted By: cowbelle78
Comments: I’m not huge on this band in general, but I heard this song on a sunny walk in my new stomping ground the other day and it spoke to me. Something about trouble and whiskey – and I think there’s some optimism in there too.
19. Mike Ethan Messick - Walking Into Walls
The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday (2011)
Submitted By: Trailer
20. Grant Lee Buffalo - Arousing Thunder
Submitted By: The Second Single
21. Branden Barnett - Heart Won’t Bend.mp3
From: Heart Won’t Bend (2011)
Submitted By: TheOtherBrit
Comments: I forgot to send in my submission so made this selection in about 30 seconds. This song is part of a series of singles and covers Branden has been releasing on his bandcamp (bandcamp.com/tag/branden-barnett). 100% of what you hear on there is Branden and I think that’s pretty badass.