Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Plentycast #23 (Part 1)

a.k.a. Good Songs by Crap Bands (Part 1)...

So yes, the impetus behind these two special podcasts was John's articles in Clipper fanzine on some aforementioned good songs by crap bands. Those were articles that always stuck with me and it became pretty apparent that such a feature had legs...

Here we are then a few years down the line. It's amazing how many good songs by crap bands there are out there. We found 24, there are many, many more that you can choose from and we found that they came pretty easily, some might say too easily... Part 1 of 2 then, the rationale is pretty simple - we're not being ironic, we're not being arch, we're not being controversial (although a couple of choices might raise an eyebrow) - it's just songs we like by bands we don't!

Part 2 to follow shortly so on we go...



Tracklisting -

1. Calexico - All The Pretty Horses
2. Danzig - Mother
3. Alice In Chains - Would?
4. Kitchens Of Distinction - Now It's Time To Say Goodbye
5. The Wonder Stuff - Mission Drive
6. Inspiral Carpets - I Want You
7. Megadeth - Peace Sells
8. Teenage Fanclub - Everything Flows
9. U2 - October
10. Red House Painters - 24
11. The Wedding Present - Go Out And Get 'Em Boy!
12. Wings - Live And Let Die

5 comments:

Brian said...

granted '24' is the best song on 'down colorful hill' and 'everything flows' the best on 'a catholic education' but neither red house painters nor teenage fanclub can be classed as bad bands. bad chris!

Plenty Side said...

I fear you're going to be even more appalled by one particular inclusion in part 2 B!

brian said...

i've not listened to part 1 yet so i've not heard the banter, but i plan to tonight. who could be on part 2? surely not superchunk or polvo?
i dread to think!

I Cried A Bit But Not For Long said...
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I Cried A Bit But Not For Long said...

I claim full responsibility for the RHP slight! I've always seen MK's lyrics as being 'bogus' and the bulk of the RHP canon as consisting of 'singer-songwriter gruel'. I'm sure masses of aged bald men in leather jackets are drawn to them exactly for the latter factor ie an aura of earnest sentiment, familiarity, worthiness, safeness etc. A band's fanbase often influence my perception of their music. That is , of course, wholly 'wrong' but imo is quite accurate too! NB You're not a typical RHP 'fan' Brian!