Greetings to LIAB this week, who makes his Earworm debut. Meanwhile I was so engrossed in watching Glastonbury on TV this weekend (and a couple of live bands at the local beer festival), that I’ve left the worms to the last minute. Now it’s getting on for half past one a.m. and the worms are waiting … here’s wishing you lots of good music, and don’t forget to keep sending those worms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Molly Hatchet – Dreams I’ll Never See – DsD: Ali recently bemoaned a lack of noisy ‘worms, and around the same time Amy unwittingly rang a Pavlovian DsD bell with comments about the Allmans and Molly Hatchet. So let’s kill two birds with one stone. Here’s a live song from the latter, rockin’ up the former’s Dreams. It’s a warts’n’all recording from the 1979 Reading Festival.
Horsebastard – Short Controlled Bursts – panthersan: Some people have a strong cup of coffee to wake them up in the morning, others (OK – maybe just me) listen to Horsebastard. Does exactly what it says on the tin……except for the ‘controlled’ bit!
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Chartjunk – carolebristol: This is from the new Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks CD and it is pure ‘worm material. It is called Chartjunk and it has a real Steely Dan thing going on, but with Malkmus’ oddity replacing the Dan polish and refinement. Perfect summer music, though.
Band of Skulls – Hoochie Coochie – LIAB: Possibly an overlooked band round these parts, this is off their third album: Himalayan. BoS is a three piece group that come from near me on the south coast and seem to have spent the majority of their time touring. We saw them earlier this year at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire and they are due back to their hometown in November. The bassist and vocalist Emma Richardson is also an artist and her work has been used for the band’s album cover shots, very Rorschach Test.
Seiko Oomori – Girl 3 ( according to Google translate) – pairubu: Current J-rock fave, typically “off the wall” ( or “her rocker”) number. I love her voice and her attitude. She’s kind of “punky but pinky”.
Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me by Nina Simone – goneforeign: Nina recorded this in 1958 for her debut album ‘Little Girl Blue’ on the Bethlehem label – She was 20 at the time and aspiring to be a classical pianist. This is the original recorded version, Bethlehem edited out Nina’s piano solo and released it as a 31/2 minute cut on the album. In 1985 the French label Charly acquired the rights to it and released the entire original version as a 10″ single, it runs 5min. 17 seconds, that’s what I’ve got. It has two great piano sequences by Nina: here it is.