The rabble of bloggers, Twitterers, musicians and miscreants has gathered again to bring you your monthly dose of Feel Bad For You boundary-less musical chaos, which you can stream and/or download below. To make up for last month’s oversight, I’m representing double this month. Thanks, Matt!
Artist: Tom Waits
Album: Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (2006)
Submitted By: Brad Kelley
Comments: In honor of his first release of new studio material in seven years, Bad As Me, I give you great song from the 3 CD 2006 compilation, Orphans. This rocks.
Title: Ballad of Fuck All
Artist: Malcolm Middleton
Album: Waxing Gibbous (2009)
Submitted By: Gorrck
This song fits my mood these days. Fuck it all. Burn it all down. Meh, there’s a new episode of “Community” I haven’t seen yet.
Title: Beauty Queen Sister
Artist: Indigo Girls
Album: Beauty Queen Sister (2011)
Submitted By: Phil Norman – @philnorman
Comments: You should have seen the look on Matt’s face when I told him I followed the Indigo Girls around like a deadhead back in ’94. These ladies been writing great song after great song for over 20 years.
Title: I Can Tell
Artist: Jo Wymer
Album: Living With Scars(2011)
Submitted By: @popa2unes
Comments: I have to thank bryan at Ninebullets for turning me on to this great lady in my backyard. So I’ll let him say it: ‘She growls, purrs, and isn’t afraid to hit the high notes throughout her hook-laden debut and it’s literally a tour de force of potential hits, songs that are radio-ready, if radio had any soul left. Check out Ninebullets to get another two songs.
Artist: 4 On The Floor
Album: 4×4 (2011)
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: I reviewed a new CD by this Minneapolis quartet last spring (http://toomuchcountry.blogspot.com/2011/03/cd-review-4-on-floor.html). While the gimmicks are heavy (4 band members, all songs in 4/4 time, songs involve band members kicking their own bass drum, album name 4×4, etc.), the music is pretty dadgum good. Thought it was worthy of submitting for FBFY.
Title: Outlaw Man
Artist: The Eagles
Album: Desperado (1973)
Submitted By: Bryan Childs (ninebullets.net)
Comments: Deperado, the second studio album by The Eagles, was a concept album loosely based on the infamous Dalton Gang. Anytime people just scoff at the notion the Eagles were ever a good band, I give them this album.
Title: In America
Artist: The Vandals
Album: Play Really Bad Original Country Tunes (1999)
Submitted By: Truersound
Comments: for the occupiers ;)
Artist: Powder Mill
Album: Money, Marbles and Chalk (2010)
Submitted by: Shooter Jennings
Title: Beautiful Bad Day
Artist: R. Mutt
Album: Leash On Life (2011)
Submitted By: PearlSnapMan
Title: Hold On
Artist: Alabama Shakes
Album: Alabama Shakes EP (2011)
Submitted By: TheOtherBrit
Comments: I’m driving to Alabama in a matter of hours to see this band. I love this EP and not just because this song uses my name. I think you’ll be hearing a lot from these guys (and girl) in the next year.
Title: Fool’s Gold
Artist: The Damn Quails
Album: Down The Hatch (2011)
Submitted By: Trailer
Comments: I’m obsessed with this band at the moment.
Title: Somewhere Else
Artist: Jim Bryson
Album: Live At The First Baptist Church (2008)
Submitted By: Simon
Comments: Great live version of a track that appeared on Bryson’s 2003 album The North Side Benches, for the unacquainted Bryson is a long-time sidekick and collaborator of Kathleen Edwards – who recorded a version of this track on her Back To Me album.
Title: Pray on Me
Artist: Kill It Kid
Album: Feet Fall Heavy (2011)
Submitted By: April @ Now This Sound Is Brave
Comments: Matt from Mudlow turned Rick Saunders on to this band, and Rick, in turn, tapped it into my veins. I was about five songs into this album before I could finally close my gaping jaw. Thundering.
Title: What’s the Matter with You
Artist: Split Enz
Album: True Colours (1980)
Submitted By: BoogieStudio22
Comments: Power pop at its finest. Love the keys!
Title: Cleveland Polka
Artist: mr. Gnome
Album: Heave Yer Skeleton (2009)
Submitted By: April @ Now This Sound Is Brave
Comments: My favorite Cleveland band has released their third full-length album, Madness in Miniature. Since I don’t have that album yet, here’s a track from an earlier album that should show you why you need to buy all their LPs and EPs and see them live and buy lots of merch. After all, mr. Gnome is better than porn.
Title: No Happier
Artist: Low Duo
Album: The EP of Fear and Failure (2011)
Submitted By: Slowcoustic
Comments: Something a bit different in it not being just a “guy with an acoustic guitar”, still a bit lo-fi and very UK sounding. Just something that catches my ear now and again.
Title: Fall Asleep
Artist: Courtesy Tier
Album: Holy Hot Fire EP
Submitted By: Cowbelle (www.morecowbelle.net)
Comments: A gem from my inbox. More on these guys soon on the blog.
Artist: J.J Jackson & The Jackals
Album: The Roots Of The Cramps (2009)
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: I always get mixtape anxiety right before I submit a song, and I really, really, reeeeaaaaalllly couldn’t decide what song to use for this month (its was a fierce internal struggle between Roky Erickson, The Undertones, and Screaming Lord Sutch….). So, instead of going with any of the bands I just mentioned I went for a completely different choice. This song never fails to make me dance like a fool, even while driving….which is dangerous AND I look like an idiot. But dang dudes, just listen to this and try not to shimmy and shake.
Also, I believe the original release of this song was 1959, but the 2009 “Roots of the Cramps” comp is really good, check it out.
Artist: Danny Barnes
Album: Rocket (2011)
Submitted by: Mando_Lines (Jim Warren)
Comments: Nice track off of Mr. Barnes new record. Not representative of the rest of the record, however, which is mainly rock.
Title: God Damn Job
Artist: The Replacements
Album: Stink (1982)
Submitted By: Rockstar_Aimz
Comments: This song is the story of my life right now. Feel bad for me!