Here's a cut I missed in my March SXSW Mp3 harvest and it was right popular on the other side of the pond in 2004 - making a few end of year lists, even. Since the artist's new website doesn't offer too much in terms of MP3s (seems to be a common trend among those folks we help make famous), better take it while the takin' is good.
It's a great way to start of the weekend with a healthy sneer and a Ramone-ish swagger. I wish I had written these lyrics but they make a perfect accompaniement to dampening jealousy against those folks that get to go out and party all night....
Hey man you think you got it made
Groovin' and you stink on your fender bass
Got on your aviators shades
Yeah man you're looking really ace
So what the hell you're doing here
Filling the space between my ears
Why don't you all just disappear
And speaking of which, now that the sole surviving Ramone has announced he's going into alt-country, we need a new punk rock power pop hero. Ladddies and Gentleworms, I present to you:
Song download: "Freaking Out" - download courtesy SXSW
This song is free and legal (freegal)
This weekend I've got the following oldies in the B is for batter's cage. Drop me a line if you have any good Dicks stories, fucked Billy Bragg (just kidding) or think Boy Dirt Car was the best noise band from the upper Midwest ever:
Big Boys and The Dicks Split LP
Billy Bragg Brewing it up with ...
Boy Dirt Car