Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A Forgotten Album

Concrete Blonde: A great, forgotten rock band of the 80's and 90's (and 2000's as it turns out) recently came back to me. I think it's always great to pull those old albums off the shelf. Dammit, if they are still some good songs. I'm pretty sure my counterparts won't agree, but I know of at least 5 people, including myself, that still enjoy these guys. My sister introduced them to me when I was probably 15 (she's one of the 5 mentioned above). Anyway, enjoy some nostalgic 90's rock off the album Still In Hollywood:

1. Everybody Knows: Supposedly named Concrete Blonde due to their hard hittin rock as well as introspective lyrics. I reckon this is supposed to be introspective.

2. Bloodletting (The Vampire Song): Reminds me of some noir flick (check out Brick for a recent noir masterpiece). Also, very Buffy-esqe. I like the drums > bass > guitar intro.

3. 100 Games of Solitare: 90's Rock/Country? There's a little slide guitar in there.



Anonymous said...

"Buffy-esque"? It warms my unbeating heart.

I'm G

aren said...

Have you listened to the song? Does your unbeating heart agree?

Anonymous said...

Some scenes from the show came to mind while it played. Perhaps a little more "Interview with a Vampire" (the reference to New Orleans) than "Buffy."

I'm G

Anonymous said...

bloodletting (the vampire song) is not on "still in hollywood". it is on (hello) "bloodletting".

Anonymous said...

Everybody Knows is a cover of a very famous Leonard Cohen song. :/