Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Dictators: I Live For Cars and Girls

The first time I heard The Dictators it was this song.

My older sibling had a collection of 45s of punk songs. This was one, along with ones by The Saints, The Ramones, and other bands. This one I really liked, and eventually I'd borrow someone's copy of Go Girl Crazy and make a tape of it. I almost wore that tape out.

That's the song that kicked it all off. I need more of these guys - I named the blog for one of their songs, after all.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Big Pink: Dominoes

I remember the first time I heard this song - it was on the radio on the way home from my MMA class. I immediately cranked it up. It sounded totally familiar but very new at the same time - like a long lost 80s hit I'd heard but forgotten.

I was listening to a couple tracks by Pulp and they brought this to mind.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Dickies - Stukas Over Disneyland

This is indirectly Blue Tyson's fault for reminding me of this . . . although my friend Tom and I were talking about how it's a shame The Dickies don't tour our area.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Dave Edmunds - Queen of Hearts

I heard this track by Dave Edmunds on my ride home today:

I'd already had the radio up loud because Loser by Beck was the song before, so I didn't turn this up - but I didn't turn it down, either.

It's a cover, and I like the other big hit version of this song, too. He doesn't have Juice Newton's voice, but I like Dave's guitar on this better than that version.