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Audio Recommendations 2

Struggling to keep my new year’s resolution.

Part 1  is HERE.

Okay. I promise to put at least one 2011 album in each of these recommendation posts. Here it is:

Jonathan Richman’s O Moon, Queen of Night on Earth. More of the same from this beautiful man. Which is a good thing. What else would you want?

Here’s a song about poseurs. It’s called “My Affected Accent”.

and here he is performing it live:

 

 

You guys have listened to The xx’s self-titled album, right? Well I hadn’t. Whoops. It’s good.

This is “Basic Space”. Love the rhythms.

 

 

Here’s a classic that I’d never listened to. Nina Simone’s Finest Hour.

Although it sounds like a musical at times, “Mississippi Goddam” is brutal. So much passion/emotion. Very real.

 

 

And I’m gonna throw in a classic that’s been getting a lot of play. Lifter Puller’s Soft Rock [disc 1]. This is a collection of everything except their last album.

The song’s called “Viceburgh”…

tiger can’t talk he’s got shoes to shine, said it’s pretty dry
we could try the guy up on first and fifty-ninth if he’s still alive
the callgirl stalls and lets her voicemail take it
she says hey i ain’t here besides i quit that business
the door was locked so we knocked on the next one
and here’s this guy he’s got a bullet-proof vest on
said you guys look desparate,Ill give you an address
said you guys look gorgeous, dig all that blistex

-Scott

ps- for other recommendations, check out the features: Canon Sonique and Stuck on Repeat.

CANON SONIQUE: a mixtape (3)

continuing the online mixtape.
[(1).(2)]

song (3):

Lifter Puller“Secret Santa Cruz”

you can find it on Soft Rock… which is out of print.

Lifter Puller, a.k.a. LFTR PLLR, is one fantastic, defunct band. they existed between 1994 and 2000 in minneapolis, and two of the members are currently in The Hold Steady. Everything about this band is amazing, but one thing i really love is the “lifter puller folklore”. you see, many of the songs have lyrics that contribute to an ongoing story involving a small cast of characters. these pretty much ALWAYS involve heavy drug use, nightclubs, and sex. so… in other words… SOOO GOOD!

check out an archived version of the old lifter puller site right here.

i couldn’t really find any videos. well. one:

 

lifter puller soft rock album artscott

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