Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Teddy Bears – To Know Him Is To Love Him

What’s the difference between Gary Glitter and Phil Spector? Gary Glitter was convicted for having sex with underage girls while Phil Spector was convicted for shooting a woman in the face and killing her. And yet, of the two, only … Continue reading

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Josh T Pearson – Thou Art Loosed

Given Pearson’s Christian beliefs (along with the Southern hellfire stuff he explored in Lift To Experience) this song could be about, I don’t know, Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Or about a Confederate soldier going off to the Civil War. Or … Continue reading

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The Lemon Pipers – Green Tambourine

I’ve always liked this song. I like its Who-esqe riff, its dopey lyrics, its cheap stab at psychedelia and its overall sweetness. Credited with being the first bubblegum number one, this is Summer of Love stuff three months after the … Continue reading

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Dirty Projectors – Just From Chevron

Something to do with the Chevron Oil explosions and something to do with someone speaking his last while sinking into oil-slicked ice. A narrator in the form of the opening and closing female voice with a man in the middle … Continue reading

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The Blanders – Jitterbug

I don’t know anything about The Blanders. Except that this cracking little record, released in 1958, only ever crops up on compilations of rare Doo-Wop songs. Featuring a great bass voice and a yearning, rather mournful, lead vocal that somehow … Continue reading

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The Flying Burrito Brothers – The Dark End of The Street

As utterly great as James Carr’s original version is, this one trumps it. Not that it’s a competition, of course. One’s soul and the other’s country. And despite the delicious crossover frequently enjoyed by the two, they exist apart. But … Continue reading

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Antwon w/ Steel Tipped Dove – Lay With You

A love song. And a great sample of the Cocteau Twins’ Lorelei.

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