Not a damn Vespa to be seen. But at least it’s not this. Keepin’ it real for the children of the revolution.
Matt and I keep finding videos for old favorite bands and songs that we didn’t even know had videos. And the Halo Benders’ (Calvin from Beat Happening and Doug from Built to Spill) “Don’t Touch my Bikini” even has a moped in it, so I have an excuse to post it here! I ♥ K, […]
Thanks for registering for 2strokebuzz. As a bonus to registered 2sb users, we’re relaunchng our quasi-legal “What Rocks Us” music column. We’ll try to post a new song every Monday. Enjoy! The Mekons: “Work All Week” from Virgin 7″ All my friends know how nuts I am about the Mekons. They’re a band that’s hard […]
Since Norman Cook has given up scootering, here’s a track from his sort-of-forgotten days between the Housemartins and Fatboy Slim: “Won’t Talk About It” from Beats International’s 1990 album “Let Them Eat Bingo.” The song features Billy Bragg, not only in a far-out-of-context sample from “Levi Stubbs’ Tears,” but also on falsetto lead vocals. Don’t […]
When 2sb relaunched, one of our promises was secret MP3s for subscribers only. We did a few but dropped the ball. Speaking of balls, England plays tomorrow, so let’s revive the “What Rocks Us” tradition with an England World Cup Anthem Spectacular. If you play all these at once, England might have a prayer tomorrow. […]
Stereolab: “Super-Electric” from the Black Sessions (French radio?) Alfredo and I went to see Stereolab last week (thanks Alf!), and while the show was really really great, it was the first time I’d seen them without guitarist/backing vocalist Mary Hansen, who was killed in a bicycle accident in London in 2002. The band bravely and […]
Edith Frost: “If it Weren’t for the Words” from It’s a Game Drag City DC301 We start out with Chicago-by-way-of-Austin-and-NYC singer/songwriter Edith Frost. This song has been a WLUW staple for the last couple months, and the whole album is a mellow Sunday-morning classic must-have. I could name drop all the albums she’s appeared on, […]
Bryan McConnaha of Myron’s Mopeds in Fullerton, California has come up with the ultimate rally anthem. Thanks for the link, Big Rye.
Ted Leo and The Pharmacists “Where have all the rude boys gone?” (.mp3) from the album Hearts of Oak courtesy of Lookout Records.