Today we have an E2TG signature mixture of old and new music, the return of favorites and the first appearance by some soon to be new favorites. We have it all here in black and white with a tint of blue added for effect.... enjoy!
"Temptation" by Elvis Costello and the Attractions
I am emotionally wrung-out and physically feeling a bit under the weather, but we press onwards and upwards... but when your Monday morning commences with Temptation by an Elvis song from Get Happy!!, you know that despite it all...
"Space Invader" by The Pretenders
An instrumental from the self-titled debut by Chrissy Hynde and company. I guess it's like their version of "Pac Man Fever" (I'm kidding relax!)
"For Your Eyes" by The Bell Hours
I grabbed this off Noisetrade... The Bell Hours are an indie-folk band from Denver, CO. This is from their EP called Easy Weather. I downloaded the EP last night, and so this was my first chance to listen to them. I definitely want to hear more.
"The Candle and the Flame" by fIREHOSE
Ed Crawford, Mike Watt, and George Hurley from their 1986 debut album, Ragin' Full On. fIREHOSE in a mellow mood.
"Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)" by Father John Misty
In other bit of coincidental shuffle timing, we have a song off the forthcoming (due tomorrow) album by Joshua Tillman (called I Love You, Honeybear). We heard the actual track, not the Midi version which was released for streaming by Father John.
"Kizza Me" by Big Star
One of my favorite tracks on one of my favorite albums - Big Star's Third/Sister Lovers. This was taken from the Alex Chilton retrospective album called 19 years.
"Memory Deluxe" by Jeremy Gluck/Robert Coyne
I was honored to receive the album Memory Deluxe: I Knew Buffalo Bill 2, in my inbox via Flicknife Records. The British label released some classic music in the 1980s including albums by Hawkwind, Alien Sex Fiend, and the 1987 predecessor to this album, I Knew Buffalo Bill which featured Gluck along with an all-star band that featured members of Swell Maps, Birthday Party, Crime and the City Solution plus the late Jeffrey Lee Pierce of Gun Club. The label was resurrected in 2012, and this sequel album features Gluck and Robert Coyne who is the son of the late, lengendary British musician Kevin Coyne.
"(Takin' These) Blues to the Highway" by The Sky Kings
Another great sounding song from the very long anticipated album by the early 90s supergroup, The Sky Kings featuring Bill Lloyd (Foster and Lloyd), John Cowan (New Grass Revivial), Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers), and Rusty Young (Poco). The album called 1992 was released by Sony this past December.'
"Black and White World" by Elvis Costello and the Attractions
The only thing better than an Elvis song in the shuffle is two Elvis songs in the shuffle.
"Blue Turns Black" by Joe Nolan
The title track from the forthcoming remastered album by Nashville singer/songwriter/writer Joe Nolan. Love it!
"Female Mudwrestling" by Phranc
From Folksinger. To be clear, Phranc does not like female mudwrestling. Special note to Phranc, do not attempt to find a video for this song on You Tube - just saying.