Time for the September installment of the Feel Bad For You mix, lovingly compiled by a miscreant bunch of music makers, music pushers and music lovers. Free for you to stream or download, out of the kindness of our little, black hearts.
Artist: Blue Oyster Cult
Album: Secret Treaties (1974)
Submitted by: Shooter Jennings
Comments: Part of one of the most expansive and confusing concept albums ever written which involves Aliens, Dark Mirrors and Lesbians (supposedly)
Title: Stick With Me
Artist: Nicki Bluhm
Album: Driftwood (2011)
Submitted by: noteethleroy
Comments: This one has gotten under my skin lately, to me it brings back memories of the classic duets I grew up on.
Title: Red on the Head
Artist: Jonny Corndawg
Album: Down On The Bikini Line (2011)
Submitted by: toomuchcountry
Comments: As the calendar turns to September, what comes to mind? State fairs. And with state fairs, what comes to mind? Corn dogs, right? Well, maybe. I first heard Jonny Corndawg in 2009 when he opened for the legendary Billy Joe Shaver at Nashville’s Exit-In. In the two years since, I’ve learned he is a leather worker, an avid runner, a gypsy-like touring machine, and an artist with a brand new release with some pretty witty – even bordering on juvenile – lyrics. Right in my wheelhouse.
Album: San Souci (2011)
Submitted by: Erschen
Comments: Interesting instrumental rock. Kind of all over the place.
Title: Keep On Letting Me Down
Artist: Mic Harrison And The High Score
Album: Great Commotion (2010)
Submitted by: annieTUFF
Comments: I might be a little partial to this band…. But, I truly love this song, it was my instant favorite from this album (“Great Commotion” ), and I think it stands as one of my top songs from Mic and The High Score.
Title: Space Guitar
Artist: Johnny “Guitar” Watson
Album: single (1954)
Submitted by: Bowood
Comments: This record influenced everyone from Dick Dale to Jimi Hendrix . Watson later made records that influenced 70′s funk and 80′s rap. Great performer and singer. Quite a character too.
Title : Stars Fell
Artist : Lauderdale
Album : Moving On (2011)
Submitted by : Corey Flegel (TIAM)
Comments : My favorite song I’ve heard this year…Yeah, I’m biased and I don’t care. Go get it here if you want : www.thisisamericanmusic.com
Title: Orphan Girl
Artist: Emmylou Harris
Album: Wrecking Ball (1995)
Submitted by: Phil Norman | @philnorman
Comments: A Gillian Welch tune, sung by Emmylou, produced by Daniel Lanois. One of my all-time favorite albums.
Title: Roamin’ and Ramblin’ Blues
Artist: David “Honeyboy” Edwards
Album: Alan Lomax Field Recording, 1942, taken from Delta Bluesman (1992), Earwig/Indigo Records
Submitted by: Brad Kelley
Comments: This one was easy. Honeyboy Edwards died August 29, 2011, at the age of 96. He traveled and performed with Robert Johnson during the 1930s. He moved to Chicago and performed nearly 100 shows a year until 2008, but continued to play concerts until earlier this year. This guy is the real thing, and his death is the end of an era. He knew and played with everyone in that first generation of Delta Blues. (This might look like two mp3s, but the first is just a brief introduction by the folklorist Alan Lomax.)
Addenum: The Asswipe who manages this mixtape is a fuckhead and keeps you from hearing a historically significant audio recording introduction to this song, which is only 28 sec and it’s just talking and technically not a SONG, so you’ll never get to hear it because he’s a dick.
Title: Eula Mae
Artist: The Whiskey Gentry
Album: Please Make Welcome (2011)
Submitted by: Bryan Childs (ninebullets.net)
Comments: Band out of Atlanta I really dig.
Title: The World Is Yours
Artist: The Hangdogs
Album: Beware Of The Dog (2000)
Submitted by: Truersound
Comments: been in a conspiritorial anti-gov mood lately, and this song follows that trail nicely
Title: Blue Suicide
Artist: Coma Cinema
Album: Blue Suicide (2011)
Submitted by: Lord Summerisle
Comments: Just discovered this band in August only to find that they are calling it quits at the end of this year. All of their stuff is available for free download at http://comacinema.org/sounds.html
Title: Burning up the Wind
Artist: Frank Bang and the Secret Stash
Album: Wonder Woman (2011)
Submitted by: @popa2unes
Comments: Chicago based, unsigned Kick Arse Rock n Blues band – Frank “Bang” Blinkal – Vocals/Guitar Bob Spelbring – Drums/Vocals Josh Hyland – Bass/ vocals – Tony MacQuaid – Guitar/Vocals and by the way, ifin ya like em 3 downloads available on their Reverbnation or Facebook page
Title: September Song
Artist: Lou Reed
Album: Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill (1994)
Submitted by: @mikeorren
Comments: It’s September. Kurt Weill was German. Lou Reed is back, doing an album about a German character, with Metallica. So, all logic screams that this is the only song to submit this month.
Title: Hurricane Season
Artist: Trombone Shorty
Album: Backatown (2010)
Submitted by: Gorrck
Comments: Gorrck’s Axiom: Carrying a trombone simultaneously increases *AND* decreases your risk of being detained by law enforcement authorities.
Title: Six Pack
Artist: Prison Book Club
Album: self titled (2011)
Submitted by: TheOtherBrit
Comments: I love this album and this band.
Title: Solar Broken Home
Artist: Stephen W. Terrell
Album: Picnic Time for Potatoheads
Submitted by: Adam Sheets
Title: Verse Chorus Verse (aka In His Hands)
Album: With the Lights Out (2004)
Submitted by: Verbow
This month marks 20 years since the release of Nevermind. In 1991, I was an 11 year old with horrible taste in music (MC Hammer anyone?). One day I stopped on MTV while the video for Smells Like Teen Spirit was on, and I was hooked from there on out. More than anything, Nirvana was a gateway to a whole new world of music that I continue to explore to this day. Is Nevermind my favorite album of all time? No, but its one that I still enjoy and still takes me back to that time like no other. Since everyone knows most of those songs by heart, I thought this outtake from the Nevermind sessions would be a good selection. Enjoy.
Title: Benito’s Dust
Album: 7″ Split with Holy Sons (2004)
Submitted by: Slowcoustic
Comments: Just your standard hard luck song to rip your guts out.
Title: Noisy Song
Artist: The Cute Lepers
Album: Adventure Time (2011)
Submitted by: Simon
Comments: Retro pop-punk from Seattle
Title: Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey
Artist: The [REDACTED]
Album: The [REDACTED] (1968)
Submitted by: Mario Garcia (@marioegarcia, @imperialrooster)
Comments: I’ve been obsessed with this song over the last few days so it seemed like a good one to submit. It’s one of the best songs ever and a top 5 for me from The [REDACTED]. Great riff, great energy, great lyrics. I just hope its inclusion doesn’t get this blog shut down
Artist: The Afghan Whigs
Album: Gentlemen (1993)
Submitted by: April @ Now This Sound Is Brave
Comments: The Afghan Whigs formed in 1986, disbanded in 2001 and remain my favorite band. Gentlemen is a practically perfect album. “Gentleman” is a practically perfect song. Rough, depraved, menacing… perfect.
Title: Bonnie and Clyde
Artist: Little Lisa Dixie
Album: Little Lisa Dixie (2011)
Submitted by: BoogieStudio22
Comments: An artist I stumbled onto quite some time ago. Just learned she put out an album in March 2011. Nice debut.
Title: Alone In This Together
Artist: Star Anna
Submitted by: Cowbelle www.morecowbelle.net
Comments: A six-minute song is a little obnoxious but worth every second.
Title: Ghost on the Canvas
Artist: Glen Campbell
Album: Ghost on the Canvas (2011)
Submitted by: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: How bad-ass is it that Campbell selects a song written by Paul Westerberg.