Marvell wrote:FYI - Richard Thompson played "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" during his show at The Barrymore on Saturday night. He introduced it as 'a song from my old band.'
This is pretty awesome. Did he sing it?
THE FIESTAS -- I have this comp
and it's pretty good (and probably all the Fiestas anyone needs.) Best known for "So Fine"
, these guys were purveyors of a very gospel-influenced group harmony sound. Genre fans will find much to admire here, although there ain't that many standout songs.
THE FIREBALLS -- pretty good early '60s surf/rock instrumental music c/o Norman Petty's studio. I have two of their LPs
. The 1st LP is more consistently good, but the second is more interesting, containing almost all originals. Again, genre fans will enjoy this much more than casual listeners. I have no use for this band once they added vocals and started churning out pop hits (I've never been a "Sugar Shack" fan and their late-60s hit "Bottle Of Wine" is pretty atrocious, IMHO.)
FIREHOSE -- hadn't pulled these out in a while. Great fun! My collection is strangely spotty -- I have only their 1st (Ragin', Full-On
and 4th (Flyin' The Flannel
) LPs (plus the Sometimes
EP). Very interesting songs and arrangements -- a lot of rockin' but these guys always keep things surprising. I should pull these out more often.
FISHBONE -- All I have is the self-titled debut (which on CD also includes their fantastic Christmas EP). Sounds dated but is still pretty damn entertaining. Interesting songs with hot vocals and clever arrangements, although for my money, the Christmas stuff remains their best. Also included on the CD I have burned: "Housework"
, the only track I thought was worth saving from the otherwise underwhelming Reality Of My Surroundings
LP. It's a real corker.
Next up... Ella Fitzgerald.
This one's gonna take a while, folks.