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I just recently discovered the cool animated videos on the enhanced part of this CD. I’m not sure that I ever even new that the CD was enhanced to begin with.
Tonight’s sketch is inspired by a band that blends the best elements of rock, punk and pop music into a sound that is unique and strangely familiar at the same time. I’ve been a fan of Ted Leo & The Pharmacists for a few years, but I have to admit that I only just bought an album in the last month. At some point I’ll let someone else in my family listen to it, but right now it’s stuck in my CD player for my enjoyment.
The Old 97’s is a band that I love, but somehow I continue to forget about their CDs in my CD collection. It seems like every couple of years I rediscover how great of a band they are before my brain files them back into some lesser traveled part of my memory. I guess it does have it’s advantages, because it’s like I’m constantly hearing them for the first time again. This is probably one of my favorite songs from the Dallas band.
Busdriver’s style is similar to Del the Funky Homosapien, but with his own twist. His raps are witty and come at you at the speed of machine gun. If you aren’t familiar with Busdriver, you should be. He’s redefining hip/hop, and I predict that he’ll become one of the heavy-hitters in the genre soon.
I tried to capture the loud and raucous nature of The Hives while playing up the simplicity of the band’s songs.
I remember buying this album, because I’m a huge fan of Tim Alexander from Primus. When he left Primus he joined Laundry, and band that’s always reminded me of Tool (though they weren’t around yet), Shudder to Think, and the quirkiness of Primus. Though the album artwork hasn’t aged well the music has.
You may remember this song from the late 80’s. Ministry teamed up with Gibby Haynes of The Butthole Surfers for this memorable nonsensical song.
The Raveonettes serve up raw sometimes lo-fi rock in a 50’s do-wap package. This song reminds me a bit of Quasi though I wouldn’t claim that the rest of their songs sound like them. Just try to imagine a heart the size of King Kong, and I’ll think you’ll understand where my inspiration came from.
I recently discovered the music of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings though I feel like I’ve been listening to it all my life. They have the old Motown R&B sound with lots of horns and lead vocals that are powerful and soulful all at once. I’ve heard a couple of live performances on All Songs Considered, and I hope to one day see them live.