Monday, January 29, 2018

Earth Angels From Montgomery Wanna Wear My Red Shoes

Clinic - Earth Angel

   Next is the song that inspired this post.  Last night I was listening to a Marc Maron WTF podcast interview with Don Was.  Halfway through the interview Don starts reminiscing about working with Bonnie Raitt. At that point Marc mentions what he aptly describes as Bonnie's heartbreaking cover of John Prine's Angel From Montgomery. I was familiar with the song but not her version. The cover that I knew by Toronto natives the Leslie Spit Treeo received moderate airplay on CIMX in the 90's.  I would describe their version as less heartbreaking and more 'I'm going to stab you in the throat before I cut your balls off so I won't have to listen to you scream'. 

Leslie Spit Treeo - Angel From Montgomery

 Fun Facts :
           1) Although the band hails from Toronto most of the video was shot outside a pizza place in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.
Google street view of video location 
           2) The vocalist is Laura Hubert not Leslie Spit. The Leslie Street Spit is the spit of land created with fill dirt that contained the park where the band practiced under the direction of their four-legged manager Tag (seen in the video)  The spit is also a birding hotspot.

           3)  The band broke up in 2000 when Tag died.

Elvis Costello - The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Goodbye 2017

Souixsie and the Banshees - Kiss Them for Me

Kills - Kissy Kissy

Garageland - Kiss it All Goodbye

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Songs for the Pagan Holiday by the Raveonettes

  Last night as the TV played in the background, it grabbed my attention as I heard MSNBC's Brian Williams refer to a situation as Mostly but not Always. My legal team is looking into whether that constitutes a trademark infringement.  Anyway, as Mr Williams wrapped up his last show before Christmas, he asked his audience to honor his staff by watching the closing credits as a holiday tribute to his dedicated team behind the scenes.

  As the names rolled a catchy song played...............

...The Christmas Song

Further research revealed several more Christmas songs by Denmark's greatest Everly Brothers tribute band that only ever covered one of the brothers' songs.

Come on Santa
Christmas Ghosts

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Under Over Sideways Down pt 2

Alice Cooper - Under my Wheels

Ty Segall - It's Over

Doughboys (US) - Under Over Sideways Down

James - Sit Down

Monday, December 4, 2017

Under Over Sideways Down

   Sneaker Pimps - Six Underground

Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Yardbirds -Under Over Sideways Down
Radiohead - Let Down

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Loons Sound a Little More Mournful Today

  Gord Downie 1964-2017

This afternoon while driving around town, The Verge Channel 173 on XM satellite radio was playing a full concert by the Tragically Hip.  Tonight as I drove to work I was momentarily pleased that yet another Hip song was airing on the aforementioned station. After a few seconds I realized that it was a memorial to the band's front man Gord Downie who two years ago was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He passed away late Tuesday at the age of 53.

 Wheat Kings

  I don't know how many times this next song has been stuck in my head while doing my rounds on midnight shift.
My Music at Work

  This last song is probably the first Tragically Hip song that I heard on 89X back it the day.
Locked in the Trunk of a Car

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Know Diddley

Brian Eno - Blank Frank                                                                                                                           

Clash -Hateful

Icicle Works - Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)