Albums and All That, Starting with the letter C as in Charlie, Part 5


July 1st, 2020

1 hr 3 mins 24 secs

Season 5

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Connie Francis [00:49]
"Heartaches by the Number"
Country Music, Connie Style
MGM E 4079 1962
A little Guy Lombardo-esque, but not bad.

Lawrence Welk [03:34]
"Slow Poke"
Country Music's Great Hits
Dot Records DLP 25725 1966
Some pretty great tic-tac baritone guitar going on with some fine accordionship.

The Decemberists [05:36]
"O Valencia!"
The Crane Wife
Capitol Records B0025706-01 2016
Quite an epic 10th anniversary release on translucent red vinyl and a blu-ray featuring a live performance at the 9:30 Club from 2006. And a great song to boot.

Spike Jones [09:22]
"Holiday for Strings"
The Craziest Show on Earth
G&O Records MF 205/4 1977
Who doesn't love a good singing chicken impression?

Pylon [13:21]
DB Records DB 61 1981
Pylon was a bit of an intriguing mystery to me as an REM fan in the 80s. Once I saw Athens GA: Inside Out however, I was hooked!

King Woman [16:34]
Created in the Image of Suffering
Relapse Records RR7363R 2017
So heavy, so transcendent. If live performances are ever a thing again, definitely take to opportunity to see King Woman live.

Pat Benatar [22:46]
"Wuthering Heights"
Crimes of Passion
Chrysalis CHE 1275  1980
Well of course she would cover Wuthering Heights. And not too shabby either.

The Partridge Family [28:08]
"One Day at a Time"
Crossword Puzzle
Bell 1122 1973.
Great Wrecking Crew back up here on this number co-penned by the guy who brought us "Talkin' Baseball". The original owner of this album helpfully filled out the crossword puzzle on the cover. In ink!

Bananarama [31:05]
"Cruel Summer"
Cruel Summer
London 810 291-1 1984
Yes... yes it is.

The Bobbyteens [35:59]
Cruisin' for a Bruisin'
Screaming Apple SCALP 154 2004
Fantastic Bay Area garage rock from Tina Lucchesi with Russell Quan on drums.

Orchestral Manœuvres in the Dark [38:04]
"Bloc Bloc Bloc"
A&M Records SP 5077 1985
This track is oddly sort of like a mashup between The Smiths and The The.

Canseides Ser Sexy [42:31]
Sub Pop SP 717 2006
The sound of 2006. Ok, a sound of 2006.

Bonnie Prince Billy [46:29]
"Cursed Sleep"
Cursed Sleep
Drag City DC316 2006
Oh hey, another sound of 2006.

Wymond Miles [51:56]
"Passion Plays"
Cut Yourself Free
Sacred Bones Records SBR-106 2013
Excellent second solo outing from The Fresh & Onlys guiarist.

Let's Active [55:18]
"Waters Part"
IRS SP70648 1984
Seems like a pretty solid tie-in between the last track and the Pylon track. Classic jangle stuff form Mitch Easter, Faye Hunter and Sara Romweber.

Music behind the DJ: "Wichita Lineman" by Joe Reisman and his Orchestra.

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