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Friday, Jul 31, 2009

This one’s 14 years old as a cover, but it’s perhaps the best rendition of this song omitting possibly only the original.  Low slow the tempo to a narcotic level and milk every note for sullen strength.  An elegia to the original’s fervent howl.



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Friday, Jul 31, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Susquehanna
(Rock Ridge Music)
Releasing: 29 September (US)


SONG LIST
01 Bust Out
02 The Mongoose and the Snake
03 Hi and Lo
04 Blood Orange Sun
05 White Trash Toodle Oo
06 Julie Grave
07 Roseanne
08 Hammerblow
09 Tom the Lion
10 Wingtips
11 Breathe
12 The Good Things
13 Arráncate


The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
“The Mongoose and the Snake” [MP3]
     


Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Skaboy JFK
(Rock Ridge Music)
Releasing: 29 September (US)


SONG LIST
01 Skaboy JFK
02 Hi and Lo
03 Soul Cadillac
04 Sockable Face Club
05 Slapstick
06 End of the Night
07 Pool Shark
08 Cosa Nostra
09 Don Quixote
10 Hammerblow
11 2:29
12 Say It to My Face


Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
“2:29” [MP3]
     



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Friday, Jul 31, 2009

Speaking of steel drums, there’s a ton of them in this live rendition recorded in the middle of a parade/procession in Manchester as the cameraman races to chase them.



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Vic Chesnutt
At the Cut
(Constellation)
Releasing: 22 September (US)


SONG LIST
01 Coward
02 When the Bottom Fell Out
03 Chinaberry Tree
04 Chain
05 We Hovered With Short Wings
06 Philip Guston
07 Concord Country Jubilee
08 Flirted With You All My Life
09 It Is What It Is
10 Granny


Vic Chesnutt
“Chain” [MP3]
     



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Friday, Jul 31, 2009

Hot Chip redo “Transmission”, reduce the urgency, shove in some groovy vocoder, and crank up the balearic steel drums. Not nearly as bad as it sounds, but definitely a pale shade of the original.



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