Tagged: Young Fresh Fellows

Review: Young Fresh Fellows Tribute Concert, 5/9/2004

This goes along as a package deal with last week’s Selected Memories of a Scott McCaughey Show From 7 Years Ago.  Why post concert reviews from almost a decade ago?  WHY NOT.  Where else are you gonna see ’em?  Nowhere, that’s where.

 

Kittysneezes: Bringing you yesterday’s concert news TODAY.

 

OK, sorry it’s taken me a little while, but I’m all rested or somethin’ so I can write now. Anyway, the show was awesome. They had copies of the tribute album, the poster, buttons and also a shirt (had the same design as the poster, the head with LLYFF, which my best friend commented should be unpacked not as “Long Live Young Fresh Fellows” but “Ladies Love Young Fresh Fellows”, mentioning that LL Cool J sort of had cornered the market on the whole “LL” construct. I have to admit he had a point, but I do stand behind both versions, as Ladies do Love (or at least should) the YFF, and I also want them to live forever. So, there you go. 

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Review: This One's For The Fellows

This was written track-by-track as I first listened to This One’s for the Fellows: A Sonic Salute to The Young Fresh Fellows, a Young Fresh Fellows tribute album.  Some of the things are kinda funny — considering that I didn’t really listen much to Robyn Hitchcock at the time, and now I’ve got almost all of his albums.  The reference to the YFF Tribute Show was the CD release party, where most of the acts on the CD played a few YFF songs live.  It was a pretty great, show, actually.  The album came out from BlueDisguise records.  Given the nature of the piece, though, it’s pretty much un-edited.

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Most People Call Them Green Onions But They’re Really Scallions

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Who don’t love Christmas?  Most of us, but as Wonderlick said, it’s nice to pretend.  Here’s another hypothetical mix CD, and it’s all Christmas Songs, since it’s getting to be that time of year again (unless you’re reading this later, like, in January. In which case, well, I guess it’s still getting to be that time of year again, just much, much more slowly.), and there’s a lot of awful Christmas records out, so perhaps there will be some on here that people can actually enjoy, huh? (Also: I think there should be a moratorium on Xmas Mix CDs with the Pogues‘ “Fairytale Of New York”, just because it’s basically the One Good Song Everyone Knows About Already. Though it is basically my favorite Xmas song ever.)

The title comes from a piece not actually on here:  “Yulenet (Christmas Dragnet)” by Stan Freberg.  Honestly that and his single “Green Chri$tma$” are both must-hear records, so you should seek them out right away.  They’re both wonderful.
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Thirteen Ugly Children Roll Gutterballs

Klaus Nomi (illistration)
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This is a hypothetical mix CD of songs that were posted by me to the website phancy.com a long time ago, back in 2005 — the songs are no longer available for download, but perhaps the notes will still be enjoyable!  That and pretty much all of them are available to purchase if you are so inclined.  Due to the nature of my posting, there’re sometimes be chunks of one artist in a row, as some weeks are artist-spotlights of sorts — if you were to actually track down all these songs and burn them as CDs, you might wanna shuffle the order.  I’ve broken this set up into two CDs if you wish to burn your own copies of them, and the notes here are the notes I originally wrote when they ran in the first place; they’re just all in one place — most of the references were true then — they may be less true now.  If anything it’s a cool list of songs and artists you might wanna check out if you’re looking for new music!

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Jeff Bridges… I Don’t Need No Jeff Bridges To Put Music To My Poem!

Jule Styne

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Here’s another hypothetical mix CD, this one called “Jeff Bridges… I Don’t Need No Jeff Bridges To Put Music To My Poem!” The title’s taken from one of my favorite Tom Goes To The Mayor episodes (though, really, they’re all pretty dang great), and the main idea of this mix is to expose people to bands or songs they might not know otherwise. None of the songs were chosen for ironic value; I tend to find all these songs very listenable, and hope others do as well. The songs worked themselves out into “sides” like an LP, although, length-wise, each “side” here would probably be about 2 sides of a real record, but since this is hypothetical, no one will mind.
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The Top 10 Songs Ever Recorded

Zappa testifies before the US Senate, 1985

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These are the top ten songs — in no particular order save for number one — ever recorded by anyone. If a song is not on the list, it undoubtedly was a good try, however, I feel your pain. None of the songs I wrote were ever even in the running. But those are the breaks, and here they are. The Top Ten Songs Ever.

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