Song of The Day, two ways: Female Trouble, by Divine and Those Darlins

It appears that Nashville rockers, Those Darlins, are calling it a day, after completing their tour in January. Having seen them several times, I recommend you catch any of the remaining dates, as they can burn up a stage. Also, as a farewell gift, they recorded a great take on the theme from Female Trouble, as performed by Divine.

http://m.nashvillescene.com/nashvillecream/archives/2015/12/08/those-darlins-announce-indefinite-hiatus-and-farewell-tour-dates-release-a-parting-track

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Songs of The Day : Hoagy Carmichael with Jane Russell – I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes), and Hoagy Carmichael with Lauren Bacall – How Little We Know

Happy birthday to the legendary songwriter responsible for the standards Stardust, Heart and Soul, The Nearness of You, and Georgia On My Mind, to name but a few. Hoagy Carmichael also appeared in numerous movies, performing his own songs, often with a variety of stars. Today’s SOTD selections are from The Las Vegas Story, and To Have and Have Not, respectively.

Happy birthday, Gene Tierney

Watch Gene Tierney star in her most famous role, as the titular character in Otto Preminger’s 1944 Film Noir, Laura, alongside Vincent Price, Clifton Webb and Dana Andrews. It’s also streaming on Netflix, if you prefer larger screen viewing, and who doesn’t?

 

The story of Harvey Danger’s, Flagpole Sitta.

http://www.avclub.com/article/why-harvey-dangers-90s-alt-rock-hit-flagpole-sitta-227937
So I just watched the first episode of the new, and final, season of one of the funniest shows of all time, Peep Show, to which Flagpole Sitta provides the theme, and wanted to post this interesting, recent look at the enduring legacy of a nineties one hit wonder. Now barring the aforementioned hit, I was entirely unfamiliar with Harvey Danger’s catalog, but as for as random nineties alterna radio rock goes, this is one of the few songs that I’ve always enjoyed hearing (the Peep Show connection has only legitimized that feeling). Cute, catchy and instantly recognizable, the music belies the song’s cynical and disaffected lyrical bent, which only adds to it’s credibility as a Post-Grunge, Powerpop/Pop-Punk though it is, generational anthem.

Having listened to the other songs linked in this post, I think that had they been around in the more indie band friendly eighties, Harvey Danger could have ridden the crest of College Rock, alongside R.E.M., The Replacements, and other such luminaries, to a place well beyond the land of the one hit wonder. Either way, it’s nice to hear a popular Rock song from that era that doesn’t suck. Know what I mean?

Been around the world and found
That only stupid people are breeding
The cretins cloning and feeding
And I don’t even own a TV

Also, is it just me or does anyone else think that it bears at least a slight resemblance to this part of Willie Wonka’s bad trip boat ride? Anyone wanna do a mash up?

Ash vs Evil Dead is everything an Evil Dead fan could want

There are so many nods to the original movie series (though I’ll leave this post spoiler free) in this first episode, that you know Raimi and crew were doing it with the fans in mind. The soundtrack’s use of Space Truckin’ and Journey To The Center of The Mind, aside from being awesome in general, is totally apropos for Ash being a 70’s Michigander, undoubtedly raised on WLLZ and WRIF. I have absolutely zero complaints to level with the premier and only hope that the rest of it keeps up the pace. Also, it’s great to have Bruce back in a starring role (his last legitimate lead being the 2000 series, Jack of All Trades), and reuniting with Lucy Lawless, to boot!

Song of The Day, 2 ways: Sweet Talkin’ Candyman by The Carrie Nations, and Ella Washington

Here’s hoping everyone had their sweet tooth sated last night.

Being that Carrie Nations were a fictitious band, the vocal duties on the soundtrack were handled by Lynn Carey of CK Strong and Mama Lion fame, not to mention a future Penthouse Pet of The Month. Mama Lion would later be featured onscreen in another Russ Meyer movie, The Seven Minutes.

Popul Vuh’s soundtrack for Werner Herzog film, Nosferatu The Vampyre, receives deluxe 2LP reissue, with bonus tracks!

One of my favorite soundtracks, and even though I have an original, this is highly tempting. The four bonus cuts are as good as anything on the original release, AND check out that art, courtesy of Jessica Seamans, and marbled vinyl! Waxwork Records does it again!
http://waxworkrecords.com/collections/vinyl/products/nosferatu-the-vampyre

Song of The Day: Billy Thorpe – Children Of The Sun

So psyched to hear this in the season opener of Fargo! Despite the fact that Thorpe was a star in his native Australia since the sixties (guitar god Lobby Loyde was a member of Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs, between his tenure in Purple Heats, Wild Cherries, and later Coloured Balls) this was his only hit in America. Funny thing is, this song always reminds me of a more straight forward Rush.

Berto Pisano ft Doris Troy – Kill Them All!

More creepy tunes for the Halloween season, this time from the soundtrack to the 1971 thriller, Kill!, scored by Berto Pisano, and featuring Doris Troy on the vocal version of the film’s theme. Groovy, swinging sixties sounds (1971, though it was), with Troy really going for it.

and the instrumental theme, if Doris Troy doesn’t do it for you.