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"The headboard knock through florescent thoughts and the sink drips off beat. Someone bangs on the door, Jimmy's feet hit the floor and the motel angels sing." "Junkie Love" by Darrin Bradbury.
I am insanely proud of Darrin (who played Music City Roots last night) and happy that so many
people got (or will get) to hear his incredible songs for the first time.
In case you missed it, I posted my review of Eli Rhode's album Ghost Therapy this morning. You can check it out HERE.
We made it to Thursday when we throwback things... let's go...
"My Own Best Friend" by John Prine
The first of two songs from the 1986 John Prine show from Asheville that was posted on Noisetrade. This song was originally on Prine's 1975 album Common Sense.
"Ring of Fire" by 37 Targets
A cover of the June Carter Cash/Merle Kilgore song - made famous by June's husband Johnny. 37 Targets were a band out of Chattanooga, Tennessee active in the 1980s. I don't know much about the band beyond that one album. The album was called ...And It Burns.
"The Punch Line" by Minutemen
The title track from the first 12 inch release by Mike Watt, George Hurley, and D. Boon. This 40 second song was written by Mike Watt. Stick around for the punch line.
"The Great Compromise" by John Prine
Our second John Prine song is an anti-war song from his 1972 album Diamonds in the Rough. It's about getting out of a dysfunctional relationship with your country that you would like to love.
"Issued" by Minutemen
Another from The Punch Line, this is a 38 second song written by Watt and drummer George Hurley. Which reminds me to wish all of you a very happy Bloomsday. As you may or may not know, the Minutemen had a song called June 16 on their Double Nickels on the Dime album.
"The Cold Song of the Deep" by The Shakers
A gorgeous song from a gorgeous album.... from Songs from Beneath the Lake by the Nashville band called The Shakers. The Shakers were primarily made up of Robert Logue and Oscar Rice (from the band Royal Court of China) along with vocalist Rebecca Stout. Other members included Greg Garing and Ken Coomer (Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Clockhammer).
"Dark Night" by Blasters
Next up a song by The Blasters written by Dave Alvin from their 1985 album Hard Line. The song was later featured in the Tarantino/Rodriguez film From Dusk Til Dawn.
"Rattlesnake" by The Replacements
"Customer" by The Replacements
We close out the shuffle with a Thursday twofer from The Replacements off their 1981 debut album, Sorry Ma, Forget to Take Out the Trash. I found an early live video that has the same two songs in reverse order. You can check that out in the Video playlist below.