Tag: 1996

BR5-49: One Long Saturday Night, Plus (Bear Family)

This live performance of country swing band BR5-49 captures the young band in top form, and is a fun document of an underrated but superb live band.

3AM Eternal: Booth And The Bad Angel, “Hands in the Rain” (1996)

The pairing of alternative rocker Tim Booth with Angelo Badalamenti resulted in a fine one-off album, which closed with this lovely tune.

Twilight Music: Ives Ensemble, “Seven2” (1996)

This Dutch ensemble does justice to one of master composer John Cage’s final masterpieces.

Everything But The Girl: Walking Wounded/Temperamental (Edsel Records)

The final (as of now) two albums by Everything But The Girl find them diving deep into electronica and dance music–and then getting lost in it, as vocalist Tracey Thorn steps out of the spotlight.

Twilight Music: Howie B, “Freedom” (1996)

Just some nice, soothing beats to end the day…

3AM Eternal: Butthole Surfers “Pepper” (1996)

“Sellout?” Oh, no. No, no, no. It’s one of their best, and one of their finest moments, even if it doesn’t sound like anything else they’ve ever done. That’s the joy of this band; expect the unexpected.

60FT Dolls: The Big 3 (3 Loop Music)

This deluxe, expanded reissue of British rockers 60FT Dolls’ debut album is brimming with promise, excitement, and downright wonderful tunes; it is an album that has matured gracefully.

3AM Eternal: Edith Frost “Evangeline” (1996)

A lovely little song from a psych-folk singer who shone briefly and then quietly slipped back into the ether.

3AM Eternal: Chaka Khan “Never Miss The Water” (1996)

Gotta love those “brand new songs added to a Greatest Hits package,” which is the case with this lovely number, which was the single from her 1996 compilation, Epiphany.  

3AM Eternal: Red House Painters “All Mixed Up” (1996)

That Cars number yesterday was great…here’s a superior cover by Red House Painters, and one of Mark Kozelek‘s most powerful interpretations.