Five Songs, 2/20/2018
Five Songs

Five Songs, 2/20/2018

Today's songs.

Bim Skala Bim, "At Wo's (Live)"

Mostly, ska bands are really fun live. Dancing is fun! But, you know, live albums are mostly pretty lame. This one is no exception. It took me a depressing number of years to finally figure out that I don't really like live albums.

(NB: The song in question is at 21:12 in the linked track.)

People Under The Stairs, "Hit The Top"

From Carried Away, a typically solid album from the act. Gotta love this kind of party rap. The lyrics in a typical PUTS song don't amount to much, but it doesn't really matter.

Halo of Flies, "Ain't No Hell"

We're big fans of 90's underground rock label Amphetamine Reptile Records around here. Halo of Flies is AmRep founder Tom Hazlemeyer's band, which is pretty fun. He wasn't just a great judge of talent. They're basically just super grimy garage rock, sounding in a lot of ways like a filthier Mudhoney. If you can imagine that.

Michael Jackson, "Billie Jean"

Well, uh, that's the biggest hit we've had on here yet. Thriller is the first record I remember owning, having gotten a copy of it for Christmas one year (on vinyl!). You know, like basically all of America. Describing this album (and song) as ubiquitous doesn't really fully describe it. It's really kind of interesting to listen to this stuff now, at decades of remove, and with a different set of ears.

Eggs, "Roll Away The Stone"

Psychedelic underground indie pop act Eggs always put kind of a weird edge into their music, although there were often some pretty good tunes pushing their way past the oddities. This comes from a singles collection, How Do You Like Your Lobster?, which is as good an overview of the band as anything else.

Joshua Buergel
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