The Slackers, "Married Girl"
One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands. The bits where the band lays out and Vic Ruggiero comes in first, I love that move. Just a delightful song.
Revolting Cocks, "Crackin' Up"
During industrial's commerical heyday, Wax Trax was one of the biggest labels in the scene. One of the things that folks associated with the label did was remix the bands, not just the music. The Revolting Cocks were one of those recombinations, featuring the core Ministry folks and a bunch of other associated people. They were intentionally sillier than most of the other bands in the scene, with the whole thing kind of being a big joke. Occasionally they would produce good stuff, but mostly it ends up being a little bit tedious.
The National, "Terrible Love"
In the storied history of this blog, I can say that this is a real milestone: the first time we've had the National without me kinda bitching about it.
Black Grape, "Reverend Black Grape"
Black Grape are a band that descended from the Happy Mondays, who were one of the bigger bands in the Madchester scene. As you can hear, they kind of stayed in the same vein, but the returns were really diminshing by this point. It looks like they put out three albums, but I only have this one.
June of 44, "Four Great Points"
Post-rock out of Louisville, one of the many descendents from the short-lived but excellent Rodan. This track is from their third album, Four Great Points, and the only one I picked up. I'm not sure why I didn't get in to them earlier, because this stuff is right up my alley. I should really get another record from them.