Sunday, March 25, 2012
With Only 39 Years Left to Live, It's Time I Finally Got Around to Digitizing My Cassette & Vinyl Collection [Part 17]
The McGuire Sisters - May You Always b/w Achoo-Cha Cha (7" on Coral Records, 1958)
The A-side of this single by The McGuire Sisters is a dull affair, pedestrian in its arrangements and sentimental yearnings, but the B-side involves allergic reactions which, as we know, always make for great music (though not always). This tune's theme is universal, which explains why it's a worldwide hit, with an admirable flexibility allowing it to be performed with everything from an inoffensive Branson, Missouri twist to an oddly instrumental man-with-stuffed-monkey camp fest. Now all we need is someone to write a tango about mental depression.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
With Only 39 Years Left to Live, It's Time I Finally Got Around to Digitizing My Cassette & Vinyl Collection [Part 16]
Dub Narcotic Sound System - Fuck Shit Up (7" EP on K Records, 1994)
Olympia's boy wonder Calvin Johnson finally figures out how to bump 'n' grind and leaves a string of 7" singles in his wake. The A-side is the punk anthem James Brown forgot to write, while the B-side is a facsimile as spoken word performance art. I've grown tired of waiting for this slab to be pressed on aluminum and seeing how my death is imminent, I just wanted to dig in before my grave is dug up.