Monday, December 11, 2006

Thums Way Up for Keene Brothers

Blues and Boogie Shoes is my second-favourite record purchased this year {Chino's Mala Leche taking that "prize"], and it's probably the best-record I heard made this year -- not that THAT's any great shakes in this weird world we live in.

But if I were trying to sell it to MY friends, I'd say: imagine a great Tommy keene record. But one in which the melodies, lyrics, and singing are done by Robert Pollard. That's right -- Pollard gets to do that, but doesn't control the ultimate song structure or recording. And that's right -- Tommy gets to write and play and drive the thing, but he doesn't lay the lyrics or tune or singing over his tuneage.

the first song: 00:50

it don't get much better than this!


Anonymous Juvenile Buffoon said...

Picked this up (or should I say loaded this down) last night on your recommendation.

Boy it really sounds like...a Tommy Keene record with Bob Pollard doing the lyrics and singing.

Or...a Bob Pollard solo record with Tommy Keene and his drummer handling all the music.

"Death of the Party"...whatta tune!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 9:15:00 am  
Anonymous deeter, who STILL digs Skeeter said...

"Death of the Party"...whatta tune!

You, sir, are correct, sir.

DAMNED fine record. . .

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 9:21:00 am  
Anonymous ted nicely said...

well we all know the problem with most all TK records was....TK.


Tuesday, December 12, 2006 11:31:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah and we all know the problem with the early TK records was well.....Ted Niceley

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 2:29:00 pm  
Anonymous Tomanonymous (from home) said...

If only I had more than 11 songs left this month on eMusic.

......and if only you hadn't recommended the Drive By Truckers so highly ;-)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 9:54:00 pm  

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