Five Songs, 1/9/2022
Five Songs

Five Songs, 1/9/2022

Mary Wells, "My Guy"

It's a trifle, but it's a very sweet one.

Muddy Waters, "You're Gonna Need My Help"

We like to goof around with me not knowing shit about jazz around here, but I know so, so much less about blues.

Pussy Galore, "Solo = Sex"

Those trash can drums, disorganized but confident vocals, and primitive grooves are all hallmarks of Pussy Galore that Jon Spencer would carry forward and refine in JSBX, but even the neolithic version is plenty of fun.

The Coup, "Ass-Breath Killers"

The Coup's Pick a Bigger Weapon was the last record before a hiatus, continuing in the vein of the previous records. It's loaded with filthy synth funk grooves and staunch anti-capitalist lyrics. It's maybe not their best record, but it's still very good and Boots Riley is such a charming presence that it's hard not to enjoy his stuff.

Dance Hall Crashers, "Beverly Kills"

This is from the last Dance Hall Crashers studio record, when they moved back off a major to Fat Wreck Chords, which you can probably tell from the house style on the guitars here. As always, DHC is about the harmonies, and they're certainly here, but it's otherwise kind of a forgettable record.

Joshua Buergel
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