So I’ve been sick since Friday, which would normally mean I have an excuse to lay around and do nothing in particular all weekend long. HOWEVER, I had to work at the movie theatre all weekend, so I’m pretty exhausted.
I was originally going to write about my feelings on THE DOORS, but I didn’t have the time (or the will) to listen to all of their albums in preparation of writing this post. So instead I’m just going to spotlight some songs from artists I’ve been listening to recently.
First, I’ve been listening to a lot of ROXY MUSIC as of late. I own one of their albums on vinyl (Stranded), but I still wasn’t all that familiar with their discography until recently.
I’ve been listening to their record For Your Pleasure, their last collaboration with sound guru with Brian Eno. I’m going to share the song “Beauty Queen” from that album. It’s not necessarily the best song on the album, but it’s been stuck in my head the past few days. Enjoy!
I’ve been on a ROYAL TRUX kick the past week. They’re one of my favorite bands (I was even able to see them live last summer), but I still feel like I lack a certain grasp of their music. They’re sound changes with each album they make, so there’s always something for whatever mood you’re in.
I’ve been listening to their album Thank You the most. It’s probably their most straight-forward, “easy listening” album. Here’s the song “Lights on the Levee” off that record.
Another artist I’ve been “spinning” lately is Willie “Loco” Alexander. He’s a Boston rocker that used to play at venues like The Rat with the likes of Wayne County and Nervous Eaters. His career was jumpstarted when he joined the Velvet Underground briefly during during their Loaded tour.
After that, he recorded several albums with the Boom Boom Band and released some solo records. I haven’t listened to too much of his work, but I’m a big fan of his early singles.
Here’s a live recording of the song “Kerouac” at The Rat.