Monday, August 15, 2011
August Feel Bad For You
Your monthly comp from music bloggers, members of the AltCountryTab.ca forum, twitterers, and other jackasses. Once again, I forgot to submit a track. Bad Aimz! Also, check out the main Feel Bad for You page for older comps.
1. The White Soots - If I Go.mp3
Buy (bandcamp): The White Soots (2010)
Submitted By: popa2unes
Comments: Another power trio revival Rock and Roll band trips my wire, The White Soots out of Dayton, Ohio. The band formed in early 2009 with brothers Kyle(Guitar/Vocals) and Kraig Byrum(Drums) and longtime friend Karl Benge(Bass) and began playing in clubs in Dayton under the name Fuzz Hound, which was changed to The White Soots after about one year of playing. They specialize in a bluesy, psychedelic mix of guitar infused rock and roll.
2. Mumford and Sons - Little Lion Man
Sigh No More (2010)
Submitted By: mikeorren
Comments: In honor of all the Leo birthdays (like mine).
3. John Doe - Peggy Sue Got Married
Rave On Buddy Holly (2011)
4. The Goddamn Gallows - Y’all Motherfuckers Need Jesus.mp3
Buy (mp3): 7 Devils (2011)
Submitted by: Adam Sheets
5. Lou Reed - Sick of You
New York (1990)
Submitted By: Brad Kelley
Comments: Matt tells me he’s not familiar with this album. This album is Lou Reed’s masterpiece, in amongst some other amazing records. Choosing one song of off it was difficult, but allowed me the opportunity to listen to the whole thing again. If you, like Matt, have this vague idea that Lou Reed is supposed to be really good but don’t know where to start, the album New York is the place to start. “The ozone layer has no ozone anymore, and you’re going to leave me for the guy next door? I’m sick of you. I’m sick of you.”
6. Willis Alan Ramsey - Satin Sheets
Willis Alan Ramsey (1972)
Submitted By: Truersound
Comments: Loving this guy right now.
7. Richmond Fontaine - Barely Losing
Post to Wire (2004)
Submitted By: Simon
Comments: Very much looking forward to the new Richmond Fontaine album that’s due soon, so in anticipation thought I’d go with one of my favourites from them this month.
8. Jolene - Pensacola.mp3
Buy: In the Gloaming (1998)
Submitted By: philnorman
Comments: The passing of time has only made this record better and their obscurity a shame.
9. The J.B.'s - Pass the Peas.mp3
Buy: The Funk Box (2000, originally recorded 1972)
Submitted By: Gorrck
10. Radio Nationals - Golden
Place You Call Home (2003)
Submitted By: BoogieStudio22
Comments: A Seattle-area band that put out an EP and Full-length in the early 2000s. Just damn good rock ‘n roll with a bit of alt-country and Americana tossed in.
11. Delicate Cutters - Picture of Health
Some Creatures (2011)
Submitted By: TheOtherBrit
Comments: Once again pimping B-ham, this album just came out on Skybucket.
12. James Leg - Drinking Too Much.mp3
Buy: Solitary Pleasure (2011)
Submitted By: Now This Sound Is Brave
Comments: Everyone who is subject to my blabbing on Twitter or Facebook or who has run into me on turntable.fm or has talked to me longer than five minutes knew I was going to get around to submitting this song to FBFY sooner or later. This is, as they say, my jam. John Wesley Myers of Black Diamond Heavies doing his solo thing and covering the Kill Devil Hills – though the song seems tailor-made for Myers. My favorite song off of what will probably be my favorite album of 2011 when it’s all done.
13. John Cunningham - Public Information Song
1998–2002: Homeless Home/Happy Go Unlucky (2010)
Submitted By: Ryan
Comments: A little folky, a bit Beatle-y, a wonderful song from a fellow discovered by Joe Pernice.
14. The Rainmakers - One More Summer
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: Its hard to believe, but a quarter-century has passed since Kansas City’s The Rainmakers debuted (not including their prior life as Steve, Bob & RIch). And its been14 years since the band went their separate ways. Late last year, however, the band re-formed (with Jeff Porter replacing Steve Phillips), released an album of all new material titled 25 On, toured Norway for several dates plus a couple of homecoming shows in KC Mizzou, and showed they can still rock (http://youtu.be/UKRtBrH4PZI). If you ever find yourself in Kansas City on a Wednesday night, be sure to visit The Record Bar where The Rainmakers’ lead singer Bob Walkenhorst and guitarist Jeff Porter have a standing gig. With this steamy, greasy summer we’re enduring, I chose this cut from the band’s second release.
15. JEFF The Brotherhood - Diamond Way
We Are The Champions (2011)
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: I was going to send a song that had a story to go with why I chose it…but last minute changed my mind. Just because I’ve been listening to these guys allllllllllllll day, and they kick ass. So, there.
16. Steve Wynn - Conspiracy of the Heart
Kerosene Man (1990)
Submitted by: Beldo
Comments: A great song from the Dream Syndicate frontman’s debut album. A beautiful duet with Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano.
17. Kent Goolsby - Wide Eyed Son.mp3
From (free download): Wide Eyed Son (2011)
Submitted by: Corey Flegel
Comments: Obviously, I love this record since it’s on our site, you can download Wide Eyed Son in it’s entirety for free at www.thisisamericanmusic.com.
Aimz's note: Goolsby's EP is bad-ass. You should download it pronto.