Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April Feel Bad for You Comp

Your monthly comp from your favorite bloggers, twitterers, nere-do-wells, and jackasses of the internet. See the main Feel Bad For You website for back-issues and commentary. Download, or stream below.

1. The Youngbloods - Darkness, Darkness
Elephant Mountain (1969)
Submitted By: Popa2unes
Comments: A little trip in the wayback machine. With the departure of member and co-founder Jerry Corbitt, Jesse Colin Young became the primary songwriter of the band writing seven of the thirteen songs on this album. This album was produced by Charlie Daniels who in 1971 formed the band Corbitt & Daniels with former member Jerry Corbitt. Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, the media conglomerate Clear Channel Communications included The Youngbloods’ recording of the Chet Powers song "Get Together" on a list of "lyrically questionable" songs that was sent to its 1,200 radio stations in the United States. Go figure.

2. Johnny Cash featuring Krist Novoselic, Kim Thayil, and Sean Kinney - Time of the Preacher
Twisted Willie: A Tribute to Willie Nelson (1996)
Submitted by: Adam Sheets

3. The Ragged Jubilee - Blood On The Highway.mp3
Buy (mp3): American Moan (2011)
Submitted By: Truersound
Comments: Bands from San Luis Obispo continue to impress.

4. Dan Bern - Tiger Woods
Fifty Eggs (1998)
Submitted By: philnorman
Comments: April means the Masters. It ain’t braggin’ if it’s true.

5. Cornershop - Good Shit.mp3
Buy: When I Was Born for the 7th Time (1997)
Submitted By: Simon
Comments: Favourite track from Cornershop’s classic album.

6. Michael Hall - Sometimes I Wish I’d Never Heard The Rolling Stones
Lucky Too (2002)
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: I submitted a track from The Setters to FBFY February 2012. One of the band members was Michael Hall so I figured I’d follow up for April with Hall himself. As a songwriter, its gotta be mighty tough knowing how high the bar has been set by predecessors such as Jagger-Richards, Lennon-McCartney, Dylan, TVZ, and so on. Hall was originally in The Wild Seeds and today writes for Texas Monthly magazine.

7. D.R. Hooker - Forge Your Own Chains
The Truth (1972)
Submitted By: Lord Summerisle
Comments: Messianic psychedelic lounge muzak!

8. The Parlor Soldiers - Lawless
When The Dust Settles (2012)
Submitted By: Autopsy4 (
Comments: You wanted to like the Civil Wars but in the end you found yourself bored? The Parlor Soldiers are the sounds you were looking for.

9. The Only Sons - Bully.mp3
From: When The New Wears Off (2012, available April 24, from This Is American Music)
Submitted by: Corey Flegel
Comments: This is the first single off of the new TOS record. Heavily influenced by Big Star, The Faces, and Ron Wood. I kept hearing some serious comments from folks who were involved in this recording. Comments/comparisons like – straight out of the 70′s, Big Star-y, early Rod Stewart and Ronnie Lane. I was taking all of this a little lightly, but about 10 seconds into hearing WTNWO, I started smiling widely. They were right…I think.

10. Dave Hause - Time Will Tell
Resolutions (2011)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: I saw Hause live in December at a hole in the wall here in Boston, and again last week at the Revival Tour. I am continually impressed with his music. Hause is also the frontman for the punk band The Loved Ones.

11. We Are Augustines - Book of James
We Are Augustines (2011)
Submitted By: Ryan (Verbow @
Comments: This whole album is about the lead singer/guitarists brother, who struggled with mental illness and drug use before committing suicide. This song in particular is like a conversation between them from beyond, and it just kills me every time. Great band and great album.

12. Biters - Breakin Your Heart Again
All Chewed Up EP (2011)
Submitted By: Erschen
Comments: Some fun rockin’ power pop. Saw these guys at sxsw and they put on a great show. High energy, great songs.

13. Glossary - West Liberty.mp3
From: Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts EP (2002)
Submitted By: TheOtherBrit
Comments: I’ve only heard them play this song once (and it definitely did not have banjo!), but it was still awesome. They have downloads of all their old full length albums on their website for $5 a pop so go load up!

14. The Clash - London Calling
London Calling (1979)
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: It’s the Clash, they're rad. I could pick a less well known song to show how awesome I am and that I know more than just the "London Calling" album, but ya know what? This song kicks ass, this album kicks ass, this band kicks ass. The end.

15. Lyle Lovett - Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
Release Me (2012)
Submitted By: tincanman2010
Comments: Written by Chuck Berry after observing how L.A. police were treating whites and blacks differently, Lyle does a great cover on his new album. Feels timely in the wake of Trayvon Martin.

16. The Blakes - Two Times
The Blakes (2007)
Submitted By: BoogieStudio22

17. Earl King - Trick Bag
The Sonet Blues Story: Earl King (2006)
Submitted By: Brad Kelly

18. Lowell George - 20 Million Things.mp3
Buy: Thanks I'll Eat It Here (1979)
Submitted by: TheSecondSingle/Beldo
Comments: A classic country rock track from the only solo album by the late, great Little Feat frontman.

19. Dr. John - Getaway
Locked Down (2012)
Submitted By: Mike Orren
Comments: Somehow this crept up very quietly — the Night Tripper produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. You can really hear Auerbach all over this album (and maybe by transition, some Danger Mouse) — and boy, does this reinvigorate Dr. John’s sound. Hard to pick a track, so went with the first one I heard on shuffle today.

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