TTIKTDA Brit-Pack, vol. 3: The Conclusion
OK, it's 1a.m. and I'm as tired as a Linkin Park single, so I'll make this snappy. This is the last installment of TTIKTDA's Brit-Pack. I hope you've all enjoyed it! There are millions of bands I'd never have the time or energy to post MP3's of, so your only option at this point is to keep your eyes and ears wide open for incoming musical talent. Let's go:
The Zutons - You Will, You Won't
For some reason, I could only find this SUPER LAME RADIO RIP of this awesome Zutons song (die, LimeWire... die...), but it'll have to do. The sheer, balls-out furious RAWK of the track is still pretty evident. Apparently, this is "shroomadelica", a "new wave" that's taking Britain "by storm", that NME totally "made up", "from scratch". The song oozes cool though.
Keane - Bend and Break
The only reason I paid any attention to Keane at first was because they kept Morrissey's new album out of the #1 British chart spot for two full weeks. "This will not do!", I cried, taking to the streets in protest. Then I realized no one cared and retired to my closet to cry. Once I came to, I bought Keane's debut album, Hopes and Fears out of curiosity (and an upcoming gig at Knitting Factory), and fell in love. "Bend and Break" is by far the best track on the LP. WARNING: This ain't for the faint of heart. It's poppy, and I mean way poppy.
Dogs Die in Hot Cars - Pastimes & Lifestyles
One day, my addiction to import singles will ruin me, and I will spend the rest of my days huddled in some little corner of a misty, dark alleyway near a Tower Records, mumbling to myself about how I once dreamed I'd have the complete Belle and Sebastian singles collection. Until then, I will have Dogs Die In Hot Cars' Man Bites Man E.P., which "Pastimes & Lifestyles" is taken from. Think Frankie Goes to Hollywood meets XTC, then David Byrne crashes their party and shoots everyone.
Yeah, so Kill Uncle wasn't all that fantastic, but fortunately, Moz regained his senses and made what is widely considered to be his best work to date, the utterly exquisite Your Arsenal.
You're Going To Need Someone On Your Side: The Your Arsenal era, 1992 - 1994
I didn't want to post another lead single, but just so you know, "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Sucessful" is the best song on this album, and perhaps, just perhaps, the best song Morrissey has ever recorded, solo. But since I'm a sucker for great one-liners, here's the second-best: "Your The One For Me, Fatty".
Morrissey - You're The One For Me Fatty
I lack the stamina to go on and on for pages and pages about how awesome this album is, so please forgive me. I invite you to just listen and be struck by the sheer awesomeness. Tune in tomorrow, same Moz-time, same Moz-place...