The Fashion Slaves – “You Don’t Know Anything”

I wonder what the world would be like if everyone agreed with this song. Cruel but true, “You Don’t Know Anything” is a real message. This brand new band really drives that message home. “Check Out The Fashion Slaves” is a great live recording, where I found this song.Check Out The Fashion Slaves - The Fashion Slaves

The Fashion Slaves
” You Don’t Know Anything” (mp3)
from “Check Out The Fashion Slaves”
(Fun Fun Fun Recordings)

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The Uptones – “Solar Disco Ball”

This track from The Uptones‘ new CD is dub sunshine in a bottle. Huge molten brass slathered over a miles-wide bass and drum beat mixes it up with skankin’ guitars and shimmering organ bubbles. An instrumental reggae lovefest, “Solar Disco Ball” just became the soundtrack to my East Bay spring day.

The Uptones
“Solar Disco Ball” (download mp3)
from “East Bay Orbits”
(Fun Fun Fun Recordings)
The Uptones – “Solar Disco Ball” (play)
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Hobo – “Fish In a Tree”

Once Eric Din had written “Fish In a Tree”, which by the way doesn’t sound like any other song he’s ever written, I knew this song would either be a glorious throw away for the band Hobo or something truly special. Once Eric one-talked the vocal that day at Hyde Street Studio – he made it special.  Since then it’s always been one of my favorites. I wish I could bottle this combination of poetry in the lyric, tempo of the song, and vocal quality. Then I’d be able to use it over and over. Oh, what a producer’s dream. Plus good job of recording by Josh Tobias. P.S. There’s a reward for anyone who can explain what this song is about.

“Fish In A Tree” (download mp3)
from “Hobo”
(Fun Fun Fun Recordings)
Hobo – “Fish In a Tree (play)

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