Behold! The mighty, all-in-one, portable Fisher Price turntable. It’s a beauty.
Bottom line: Disney put out some of the finest music ever found on any soundtrack in the history of soundtracking. If your soul isn’t moved in some way back to the halcyon days of your childhood, perhaps your soul’s condition needs examined.
Featuring songs from: 101 Dalmatians Lady and the Tramp Snow White & The Seven Dwarves The Little Mermaid Sleeping Beauty The Jungle Book The Aristocats Robin Hood Beauty and the Beast Dumbo Alice in Wonderland Aladdin Peter Pan The Great Mouse Detective The Lion King Hercules
How perfect a setting for this song. Bang Pop by Free Energy is absolute pop perfection and entirely fitting for those freewheeling high school days. I love it. It’s entirely infectious and I’m sure it’ll be all over the radio soon.
After scoring a bunch of new gems, nuggets and sounds, I made up my mind to listen to them today at work, because, well, I can.
Hitting lead off: Cornershop and the Double-O Groove Of featuring Bubbley Kaur. Consider it pop with a Punjabi punch.
In the two spot: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears’ Scandalous. I fell over on my face after listening to their first record and this snuck in under my radar. Clearly my game needs tightening, because if a band I enjoy this much snuck by unnoticed I must be slipping. Reviews to follow for this funk/soul bouillabaisse.
Hitting third and playing left field: Fitz and the Tantrums Pickin’ Up the Pieces. I’ve talked these cats up to a ton of my friends and they’ve yet to disappoint. The band is a hybrid Motown/Stax beat monster churning out new soul with killer back beats. Love these fuckers. They also got rave reviews from SXSW.
Cleaning up: Drive-By Truckers Go-Go Boots. This three-guitar wielding band has become the go-to group to back up great singers. I’m stoked for this brand of alternative country rock and I’m especially stoked to enter the lunch hour with four superb records in my head.
My Childhood at 45 Revolutions Per Minute
These songs served as a huge piece of my inspiration as a kid. You hear Rice Krispies (Snaps, Crackles and Pops) because they were recorded off the original vinyl. Have a boat load of fun.
In no particular order:
Everything about this is terrible, just terrible. It’s the sonic equivalent of an airbrushed photo, but admit it, you love this.
Deep down inside, if you had just the right number of drink to tip the scales, you would karaoke the FUCK out of this.
One of my favorite obscure rock tracks from 1966. Play loudly.
Encontré el cable que le permite a mi tocadiscos pasar los acetatos que tengo en mi casa. Así que porque no compartirles un poco de mi felicidad.
Black is Black / Los Bravos / EP (45 rpm)
The Beatles’ first American show. This is not Ed Sullivan. This is not Shea Stadium. This is numbero uno.