Up next, tres songs, wherein I put together a few tunes much like a DJ.
First up – The Godfathers. (Pictured above.) A British band that’s been around since the mid-Eighties. I will save myself some work or even actual research here and just quote AllMusic: “The Godfathers missed the British punk revolution by a decade and were a few years too early before loud guitars became fashionable in England again.
Wearing Mafia suits and skinny ties, the Godfathers had a mean look that matched their name. And their sound was similarly tough: brass-knuckled punches in the form of menacing, explosive riffs; venom-spewing, nihilistic vocals; body-slamming percussion.”
Ladies and tough guys, your life story in four words – “Birth, School, Work, Death.”
City and Colour is the nom de plume of a Canadian singer/songwriter named Dallas Green. I felt queasy, he informs us, putting the album out under the name Dallas Green. Um, ok. Well, whatever.
“Lover Come Back” is a shot of straight-up soul. Love this song. When I hear it, I just walk around singing it to myself for a while:
Spoon is a band from Austin, Texas. Formed in the early ’90’s. their web site tells you not much about them. The best I can figure out is they consider themselves an indie rock band, whatever that may mean this week.
Wikipedia: The name Spoon was chosen to honor the 1970s German avant-garde band Can, whose hit song “Spoon” was the theme song to the 1985 movie Das Messer aka Jagged Edge in the United States.” Ah, yes. Das Messer.
Anyway, a cool song, “The Underdog.” Love the horns in this one: