hpunch writes: Following a similar theme, I'd be intrigued to see a post about personally beloved albums that don't seem to grab anyone else.
He is referring to last week's post about the one record that you just cannot listen to by a favorite artist with a beloved catalogue. So running with his suggestion...
The first band that came to mind is Southern Culture On The Skids. This band out of North Carolina is a fave of mine, with records that cover heartbreaking country, revved up rock and roll, greasey garage funk, surf music and even their own brand of white trash soul.
Live, they tear the house down. But their records are just as strong. I mentioned SCOTS because they've been featured a number of times on these pages, including rave reviews of their last two, maybe three records, as well as a number of Songs Of The Day and Weekend Mixes and I can't recall there ever being any comments at all. Not even snarky ones. Complete silence.
Now this doesn't necessarily mean there are any ill-feelings towards this band, but as one friend once said to me, "There is nothing worse than indifference." Is it possible that this band I love so much has zero affect, one way or the other, with thousands of readers?
The record pictured above is all covers, with SCOTS putting their stamp on songs made famous by CCR, The Who, T.Rex, The Kinks, The Byrds and more. It's a hall of fame record. Brilliant, clever and rock solid. If you prefer something all original....
..."Liquored Up & Lacquered Down" is the way to go.
Maybe the white trash persona and the legendary live shows where they threw fried chicken into the audience gave the band a reputation that turned off serious listeners. But the antics have nothing to do with the music they make.