This is the order in which to listen.
And here's the .zip file of about 45 minutes of AWESOME MUSIC!
Such A Spiv 3:30 School Meals
God, what a catchy tune, eh? Swiped shamelessly from the good folks at Strange Reaction. Apparently, a "spiv" is a well-dressed coniver, with con man and pimp undertones.
Drive My Car 2:45 Nasty Facts
Also from Strange Reaction. I feel a bit bad about using the same source twice, but he puts up such stellar stuff. This is an excellent bit of New Wave fluff.
Miracles 2:50 The Rants
Local boys done good. I found this on a Suburban Sounds sampler, and it was put out just before the band had a personelle shift, so it won't show up anywhere else. Oh, and don't bother with the SubSounds link right now, they've shuttered in a weird way. Hopefully they'll come back soon. The Rants are still around and still good, and I advise you to look for more of their stuff.
Snake Pussy 1:10 Je Suis France
What can I say, I loved the title of the track, and they sent me a promo years ago that I only recently re-listened to. It was surprisingly good! I think I didn't listen to them because that was when we were only reviewing local stuff or something. Anyway, it's become a favorite.
Dirty South 3:29 Orenda Fink
Sometimes you hear a song and think: Damn, this should be a hit. That's what this tune was like for me, though I'm not influential enough to guarantee it (and it's not really up my alley anyway), but it can't hurt to spread the word, y'know? If you like Sarah McLaughlin, this is a good thing to listen to.
This month, day ten 3:41 CanseiDeSerSexy
Brazillian breakup pop. Tasty, fun, with a weird cold stop that I apologize for...
Eating Noddemix 2:05 Young Marble Giants
I go back and forth on these guys. Sometimes I love 'em, other times they drive me up the wall. Probably the least aggressive post-punk band out there though.
The Consumer 2:20 Mechanics
More from Strange Reaction. That guy can't go wrong, y'know?
S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) 4:29 Devo
But it plays into Devo so well. Off of Duty Now For The Future, a strangely underrated Devo album, SIB is one of the tightest freakouts that they've done.
Lazers 3:21 Danse Asshole
I've told you that I love Bulb Records, right? Well, they're having some trouble right now, and their main website has been taken over by a shitty casino. FIGHT THE POWER! BUY BULB RECORDS! Please, Pete Larson has a kid to feed and needs your hard earned money to keep making weirdo music availible for all of us. Help him! This track will explain why!
Girl, Kill Your Boyfriend 2:56 The Figgs
From a Pop Culture Press sampler, something from The Figgs, a Boston band that got signed then dropped during those "alternative" days in the early '90s. They've gone on to release several albums, all of them good but pretty much the same. If you like this track, you'll like The Figgs. I saw 'em with Marshall Crenshaw and they blew him off the stage.
Anglo Girl Desire 3:09 Radio Birdman
In Australia, down is up and up is down. Also, they're felons. Rock and roll felons. Just another goddamned great track from Radio Birdman.
Rock 'n' Roll Submarine 3:01 The Submarines
What the fuck is a rock and roll Submarine? I dunno, but I kinda wanna be one. Don't you?
Nine O' Clock 2:46 Snips
This came from the Little Hits, who have some of the best pop music around on a regular basis. I only like about half of the things they put up but damn, when they go, they go. This track is up there with the Mekons "After 6" or Blondie's "Waitin' on the Telephone." I might just sandwich those together on a different mix...
9 to 5 3:00 Dolly Parton
What can I say? I love Dolly Parton. Fuck off.