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Hey ho! In case you missed it, I premiered the first video from Zachariah Red's album Backbone earlier today. Check it out!
Good times last night. MadDonna's hosted Jon Latham, Bill Eberle, and Chris Watts and his band. Pretty amazing night of Nashville music. Jon is playing some fairly new songs of late which are amazing, and Bill Eberle played some really, really new songs that were mind-blowingly good.
Onward... let's throw it back...
"Run Through the Jungle" (CCR Cover) by Gun Club
From Miami, the 1982 second album by legendary Gun Club. This is a cover of a 1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival song from their album Cosmo's Factory.
"Blister in the Sun" by Violent Femmes
When this hormone drenched anthem of disaffected adolescence ended up in a Wendy's ad, I finally understood how all those Baby Boomers felt when their cultural touchstones became fodder for commercials. Nevertheless, in spite of this songs near ubiquitous status, it remains a powerfully effective portrayal of how a bunch of young people felt and feel. From the band's essential 1983 self-titled debut.
"Choose Any Memory" by fIREHOSE
Another track from the debut album, Ragin', Full On (1986).
"Kögnö Koura" by Camayenne Sofa
Camayenne Sofa were a popular band in the 1970s from Guinea. I really dig this track which I came upon on the site, Aquarium Drunkard.
"All You Zombies" by The Hooters
From Nervous Night, the 1985 breakout album by this Philadelphia band. I had the good fortune to see them (opening for Squeeze), the year this album came out. This song sounds great 30+ years later.
"Up The Neck" by The Pretenders
Going back to 1980 and the seminal self-titled debut by The Pretenders. I love the attitude and energy of this song.
"Confessions" by Violent Femmes
Why not a second track from Violent Femmes. If all you know is "Blister in the Sun", do yourself a favor and listen to this album start to finish.