Five Songs, 10/19/2017
Fishbone, "End The Reign"
Fishbone played a mix of funk, punk, and metal, coming out of the same Los Angeles scene that birthed the Red Hot Chili Peppers. And for a while, until the Chili Peppers became one of the biggest bands on the planet, you really couldn't mention one band without mentioning the other. I was never really that big into either of them, truthfully, although I gave them both a try. Anyway, this comes from Give A Monkey A Brain And He'll Swear He's The Center Of The Universe, an album that skews more towards the metal end of Fishbone's sound (as you can hear).
G. Love & Special Sauce, "Small Fish"
G. Love & Special Sauce play something that sits somewhere between blues, jazz, and hip hop, with a typically gorgeous rhythm section. I love the upright bass in particular. It's the sort of thing that I don't always reach for, but when I want to hear it, I really want to hear it. I only picked up their first two albums, and I figure that's probably enough to keep me sated. But I really do like those two albums.
Wilco, "The T.B. Is Whipping Me"
I've run out of things to say about the tracks from this album, so yes, this is another cut from Alpha Mike Foxtrot.
J Church, "8:28"
As home recording gear gets better and better, I wonder if we're going to lose recordings that sound like this for good? I mean, it works just fine in a punk context, but it seems like it's just going to go away, as cheap, high quality recording becomes more and more accessible.
Manorexia, "Tiki Envy"
Manorexia is one of the many aliases of J.G. Thirlwell (Foetus), one that focuses on instrumental, sort of cinematic music. You can hear in this stuff echoes of what would come in some of his soundtrack work later. It's an interesting listen.