Earworms 5 March 2018

Good evening from Earworm land, better late than never. Another interesting selection for you today – if you have an earworm you’d like to share, please send an .mp3 or a link to: earworm@tincanland.com, together with a few words about why you’ve chosen it. Many thanks to all contributors.

Donny Hathaway – Misty – CaroleBristol: I haven’t played Donny Hathaway’s Everything Is Everything album in years, but I put it on yesterday and remembered exactly how good it is. This track is a fantastic arrangement of a standard and it really shows off his wonderful voice. The horns are great too.

Christopher Paul Stelling – Sleep Baby Sleep – tincanman: Always intense, Stelling turns the anger up a notch or two more when he writes about refugee camps. He’s not so much after an earworm as a lasting impression. From last year’s Itinerant Arias.

Felt – Trails of Colour Dissolve – vanwolf: Have nominated this many times but not been picked yet. To coincide with the reissues of some of the Felt albums, a very under- appreciated band.

The Temperance Movement – A Deeper Cut – DsD: From an early candidate for the 2018 DsD Album Of The Year shortlist, this is going to get your spot-the-influence antennae twitching. Change the accent on the singer, and this could be straight off one of the most ubiquitous albums around in its day (which coincidentally, I bought in probably the same month as a nailed-on personal Desert Island Disc; a solo release by the TM’s singer). Anyone wanna play the game and tell me which two LPs I’m referring to?

Larry Carlton, Terry McMillan – Crazy Mama – Ravi Raman: Crazy Mama, from the blues album I mentioned, 100 Years of the Blues.

Monkey Warhol – Boots & Pants – AliM: From Monkey Warhol’s EP6, MW says: “About Boots & Pants… try repeating “boots and pants, boots and pants, boots and pants” over and over again… you’ll find you have your very own techno beat!!! This is a song about a hedonistic night out… complete with substance abuse, DayGlo paint, and the magic of twerking! So yeah, just another Friday night for yours truly…  🙂 ” Click on the highlighted link in the header to listen.

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7 thoughts on “Earworms 5 March 2018

  1. I only really know Donny Hathaway for his “Where is the Love” collaboration with Roberta Flack. This version of Misty is great. I need to check out the album. The Christopher Paul Stelling one builds magnificently. Really liked the Felt track. Not sure why I don’t know more of theirs tbh. Quite liked the Temperance Movement song too but no idea who DsD is referring to in the cryptic comments. Ah, some blues. Good stuff too. Remided me slightly of a Canned Heat song. You know the one I mean. Probably.
    Boots and Pants was strange and possibly wonderful but I probably need another listen to get the hang of it. But first I must get back to my cheese and my Philip Pullman book……….

  2. I liked the Felt too. New to me. Also Sleep Baby, Sleep.
    Reg Crazy Mama. It’s a cover of the JJ Cale song. Larry Carlton is one of the guitarists much favoured by Steely Dan, among others.

  3. Christopher Paul Stelling – Sleep Baby Sleep Very powerful and committed music.

    Felt – Trails of Colour Dissolve I don’t really know Felt at all. One of those bands have have just passed me by. I rather liked this.

    The Temperance Movement – A Deeper Cut – I’d have picked this as a DsD choice anywhere! It reminds me of The Verve in places.

    Larry Carlton, Terry McMillan – Crazy Mama – Nice big fat guitar sound here. This isn’t doing anything new, but it is doing it pretty well.

    Monkey Warhol – Boots & Pants Not really a fan of Autotune, which is all over this track. This is basically a Talking Heads-type of thing, with less intelligent lyrics, given an electronic workover. Not for me, I think.

    Do I have a fave? Not really sure, but I did like the Larry Carlton track a lot.

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