Sunday, November 6, 2011

I Know You Don't Care Much For What I Think...

...but I'd be remiss if I didn't tell you anyway.

Motivated by nostalgia, I searched throughout the t00bz for a bit of (sadly unpopular) pop perfection from my y00t. I remember the legendary WLIR playing the hell out of the eponymous EP by Dancing Hoods, a band fronted by Mark Linkous (who tragically took his own life last year), frontman of the band Sparklehorse- not to be confused with sparkleponies!

With that being said, here's a pure pop confection with some great lyrics- 1984's Reputation by Dancing Hoods:





For a faster, more "aggressive" sound, here's another track from the EP (GOOGLE IT, YOUNGUNS!!! After you get offa mah lawn, that is), Not the Only One... blast this one, folks:





No trip like the nostalgia trip, folks.

UPDATE: I'm writing this post in the four o' clock hour while at work (thank you "Post Options"), so I feel compelled to post an additional song, one which seems to be my theme song these days:


18 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I quite like the Sparklehorse, but was unable to chase this one down at either eMusic or iTunes.

This reminds me a bit of Jay Banerjee.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'm cranking this RIGHT NOW!
~

vacuumslayer said...

The "Graveyard Shift" is ok. I do like the album cover, though.

I'm sorry...I don't think you and I are simpatico, music-wise. But I don't think anyone's simpatico with me.

BTW, w/v is gaters, which I think is appropriate since you were up to your ass in 'em last I read. ;)

vacuumslayer said...

I'm cranking this RIGHT NOW!

Wow. Takes awhile for that song to get started. It thinks about it and thinks about it thinks about it, then some guy starts squawking. It's all very Brit-y, very 80's.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Now you're dissing Gang of Four, VS?

You're gonna be in SO MUCH TROUBLE.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Also, GoF are closely related to the Mekons.

Jay Banerjee. I know BBBB will like that one, at least. Power Pop pleasure, lots of NY locations.

vacuumslayer said...

Not dissing them. I actually didn't mind the song.

I'm going to follow you around the net making your head splode with my taste in music. :D

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

TOO LATE.

I weep for the younger generation.

Laura said...

Of course we care what you think!
If we didn't we wouldn't be here bud!

Those are pretty sparkleponies and I quite enjoyed the music as well! :)
Takes me back...
But now I need to go yell at some kids to get off my lawn! Oh.. hang on.. they're MY kids. Never mind.

((Hugs))
Laura

Von said...

Never heard this before, but loving it!
You have the best musics.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I quite like the Sparklehorse, but was unable to chase this one down at either eMusic or iTunes.

That seems to be my schtick- post an obscure song by a long-defunct band that zrm likes, and hear from him that he can't find it on I-tunes. Poor zrm.

I'm cranking this RIGHT NOW!

Listening to this while pounding on a heavy bag kept me largely sane during the Bush years.

I'm sorry...I don't think you and I are simpatico, music-wise. But I don't think anyone's simpatico with me.

That's okay, as long as you don't diss Ledernacken- you do that, IT'S ON!!!

Thanks for the Jay Banerjee recommendation.

But now I need to go yell at some kids to get off my lawn! Oh.. hang on.. they're MY kids. Never mind.

You can tell your kids to get off their own lawn... you're the BOSS LADY.

Never heard this before, but loving it!

Von gets it, why can't vacuumslayer?

vacuumslayer said...

Oh, garsh. I must not be as cool as Von. :D

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

You realize, Von is short for Vonzie.

Nobody is as cool as Von!

NOBODY!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

That seems to be my schtick- post an obscure song by a long-defunct band that zrm likes, and hear from him that he can't find it on I-tunes. Poor zrm.

My life is agony.

Nobody is as cool as Von!

+1

Smut Clyde said...

Sir you cannot expect me to listen to music where the album cover is typeset in Antique Olive Compact. That would be unreasonable.

Smut Clyde said...

... I mean, the 'O's in 'HOODS' look as if they are about to topple over. It's quite distracting.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I mean, the 'O's in 'HOODS' look as if they are about to topple over. It's quite distracting.

The "O"s are dancing!

paulbo said...

jay banerjee linked to this post on his facebook page

http://facebook.com/greatmusic