Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] new music recommendations.... NMOC

James Warren jimcwarren@earthlink.net
Sun, 10 Aug 2003 01:05:48 -0700

I highly recommend Pavement.

Sample lyrics:  "Develop the coast and sell the air.  You know if we 
could we'd sell the air."

While Pavement content was not always this overt in its statements, 
they were often this clever.


On Friday, August 8, 2003, at 02:05 PM, Michael wrote:

> HMMM...
> Most of these are not new, but the might be "New" to you....
> I have been on a "Better Than Ezra" kick lately. They are a trio from 
> New
> Orleans with a whole range of influences. Each of their albums sounds
> different from thier last. Thier first major Label release "Deluxe" 
> has a
> psuedo-country influuence that reminds me a bit of REM - But only a 
> bit Mind
> you.  I would also reccomend "How does your garden Grow" as a great 
> "Sonic
> assault" album, that is completely different from "Deluxe"
> If you are a fan of the Oils and The Cure you might want to Pre-Date 
> them by
> a few years and pick up Elvis Costello's "My Aim is True" or "This 
> Years
> Model". You might already have them in you collection - but if you 
> don't I
> would Highly advise it. Classics like "Pump it up" and "Radio Radio" 
> keep
> these albums on High rotation on my cd player.
> What else is on high rotation on my CD player? Toad the wet sprocket's 
> album
> "Coil".  My favorite Toad album - and thier Final release of all new
> material. Brilliant CD - makes me upset that they are no longer 
> together.
> And lastely something you might NOT like, but I think is one of the 
> best
> albums of the last 3 years. Mark Knopfler "Sailing to Philidelphia".
> Listening to the way he makes his guitar sing on that album almost 
> makes me
> want to cry.
> If anyone wishes to critique my choices and tell me why they are great 
> or
> why they stink - You are welcome to do so. Not much else is happening 
> on the
> list - Although I will be starting my EO2 tree next week - I have 
> decided to
> make my own 2CD compilation with the I and I show and the best of the
> Unplugged show - and that will be part of the Tree..
> See you later
> Michael
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