Tres Songs – (Mini-set)

Up next, tres songs, wherein I put together a few tunes much like a DJ.Β 

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:


13 thoughts on “Tres Songs – (Mini-set)

  1. If CB wasn’t stuck back doing takes on some of the first things he was hearing, he would jump head and do a post on the ‘Godfathers’ first LP. Fantastic. Never heard of ‘City and Colour’ but I like it and will check out more. Big Earl is a Spoon guy so I will check this tune out. ( version above won’t play) (Check back for the rest of the Band write up later)


  2. You should be able to find another version of the Spoon song out there. There’s probably a million. Great tune. Really rounds the set out. Catchy as hell.

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  3. Yup! I like the Spoon tune. The horns are great. It reminds me of something else. Big Earl has pretty good taste. And I know he left this CD lying around the house somewhere. Thanks for these Jim. A reminder and two great new tunes. Keep them coming.

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        1. Listened to a couple of his tunes, and yes I see the similarity. I was also thinking Sam Smith, whose music I have a glancing familiarity with. I guess YouTube agrees as it was going to randomly play one of his songs next.

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  4. I like the City and Colour song a lot. Not sure about The Godfathers and definitely not impressed by Spoon. Still one (and a bit) out of three ain’t bad.


    1. Huh! Funny how people react differently to stuff. I love all these songs. At least give the Godfathers another spin. Rock n roll-wise, they could hardly kick ass more IMHO.

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