Five Songs, 1/10/2022
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Five Songs, 1/10/2022

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, "Down to the Fire"

Last time, I said that I liked Blood Lust more than The Night Creeper. And, yeah, I like this song! Go past me!

Benny Sings, "Familiar"

We don't listen to a lot of stuff around here that's just, you know, pop. But it can be a nice break every now and again to relax, put on something pretty and kind of undemanding. That sort of describes this record very well, but I enjoy it as a change of pace.

The National, "Mistaken for Strangers"

The National is one of the bands where I'm most out-of-step with the music press. So many people love this band, even people that I otherwise often agree with. Friends, too! And, I can see why people might like this, but it just bores me. And I tried another National album (High Violet) and it did nothing for me also. It's not unpleasant, but I also wouldn't choose to put this on over lots of other options.

The Bruce Lee Band, "List"

The Bruce Lee Band is Mike Park's post-Skankin' Pickle band, continuing in the same vein, with a mix of frenetic ska-punk, goofy excesses, and the occasional bit of spastic political commentary. It's not exactly going to change any minds if you're not into ska-punk, but it's certainly cheerful and the frantic pace keeps things moving.

The Mr. T Experience, "Another Yesterday"

By the time they reached Revenge is Sweet, and So Are You, MTX was in their decline phase. The previous three records were their best stuff, where Dr. Frank's clever, fun lyrics were backed up by the catchiest songs they wrote. By the time we get here, it was a little tired. I would only be in for one more record after this one.

Joshua Buergel
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