Archive for April, 2010

Friday, April 30th, 2010

On his third solo record, 2002’s Circus Town, Tommy Womack, former member of the Bis-Quits/Government Cheese, recorded this sprawling paean to the Replacements. The song is full of allusions to classic rock tropes – album titles are incorporated as adjectives, and a full-on Dylan impression erupts at one point. But gently, lovingly, just as all […]

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 26 (SIRIUS), and channel 43 (XM), can now be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. During the first hour of the show I re-aired the Avi Buffalo session cut for Aquarium Drunkard last year. You can download it HERE. […]

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

It’s 1969. Rolling Stone magazine alludes to a mysterious super-group called the Masked Marauders comprised of John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. The group is reportedly set to release an album, although sub rosa, produced by Al Kooper (himself hot off the success of Super Session). Sounds good, no?  Too […]

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Friday, during the first hour of the SIRIUS/XMU show, I am re-airing the Avi Buffalo session recorded last Fall at Infrasonic Sound Studios in Alhambra, CA. A stripped down set with Avi on guitar/vocals, and Rebecca Coleman on keys, the following three tracks present a different side of the group than the psychedelic pop found […]

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

“Who are you?”  “I am the Japanese Sandman.” And so begins the 1957 Doo Wop jam that is “Rang Tang Ding Dong (I Am The Japanese Sandman).” I’m working on something that I realized needed a bit of context prior to my posting it on AD, so if you have yet to discover this forgotten […]

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

The Love Language: “Heart To Tell” from their forthcoming Merge release, Libraries (July  13th). MP3: The Love Language :: Heart To Tell ——————— + Download The Love Language DRM free via eMusic’s 35 free MP3 no risk trial offer ____________________________________________________________________________________

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) “Arrow Through Me,” off 1980’s Back To The Egg, finds McCartney dipping into his Stevie Wonder bag of tricks, employing both a laid back, slightly gruff, low-end Michael McDonald coupled with a high falsetto. All good, but what really […]