Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Unsolicited Song of the Week (An Occasional Series): Special Early Clue to the New Direction Edition

And because we like to have something recorded in this century from time to time, please enjoy power pop comers One Like Son --the pride of Montgomery, AL. -- and "Start the Show," the appropriately monikered and utterly infectious, title track to their debut album.



I hear a hint of The Undertones in there, unless I completely miss my guess, and maybe a little Cheap Trick. In any case, I just dug this one, right off the bat, strictly on the aural level; however, when I got around to listening to the lyrics, I related like crazy (for obvious reasons) and dug it even more.

I should add that OLS member Stephen Poff, who kindly let me hear this in the first place, assures me that the album was recorded on an iPhone. Speaking as somebody who's only just gotten used to recording my own garage band on a laptop, I must admit to being somewhat astonished by this.



I should also add that you can -- and obviously should -- order the whole album over here.

And of course, as usual, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who gleans the song's connection to the theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

24 comments:

TMink said...

Albums recorded under unusual circumstances.

Trey

Blue Ash Fan said...

Best/worst live albums?

Best/worst songs about family?

steve simels said...

No and no. Although the unusual circumstances one may come in handy down the road....

Blue Ash Fan said...

Steve, if you can come up with a list of albums recorded under unusual circumstances, you're a better man than I.

Machine Head
Exile on Main Street

What else is there?

steve simels said...

Band on the Run

Blue Ash Fan said...

So we're up to three.

tommy quest said...

steve, did you realize that the whole ablum plays when you posted the link? WOW!

don't know the topic but if it doesn't start with hello hurray! i don't care!

but i'll guess anyway, artists that didn't make it to the 'end' of the 'show'?

tommy quest said...

oh i know, rockers that started really young!

TMink said...

Running on Empty.

Foo Fighters Wasting Light arguably.

Marvin Gaye's last record which has someone else overdubbing "lady" when Marvin sang "pussy."

Does Milli Vanilli count? No. No they don't. 8)

Trey

steves said...

"What else is there?"

Blood on the Tracks
John Lennon's Rock 'n' Roll
Let it Be (?...not sure about that one)

I'm sure there are a bunch of others as well.

Blue Ash Fan said...

I stand corrected.

Perhaps I should've taken more time.

Oh, heck.

Shoot Out the Lights
Stick to Me

steve simels said...

Tommy -- as far as I know, the guys in the band don't have a problem with that link. If they do, obviously I'll take it down

FD13NYC said...

If memory serves, could you believe that Sgt. Pepper was recorded on a 4 track machine? Talk about primitive. It's amazing how it came out sounding. I think all the albums were recorded that way. With the bouncing procedure, it turned into 8 or 16 track. I'm not that much of a recording technician, but thank you Sir George Martin.

FD13NYC said...

Oh and, I caught a listen to the whole One Like Son CD. Yes, refreshingly good.

buzzbabyjesus said...

I didn't get past the one minute mark. Thumbs down for me.

FD13NYC said...

Hey bbj! Your one minute mark seems to be a pattern. Try to give stuff a little more time, like, 2 minutes? Believe me, I'm with you. As I'm getting older my tolerance and patience for listening to things has worn very thin. Hang in there.

tommy quest said...

steve, i meant wow in a good way -excepted one song and listened to the whole thing, even liked their facebook page. your pop ears are still right on for me.

steve simels said...

No prob, Tommy -- actually I was worried that the link was too all inclusive.

Brooklyn Girl said...

I have no idea, but referencing one of FD13NYC's comments above:

* Dhani: Well I've got a degree.
* George: Let's see. What was I doing at 23?
* Dhani: I don't know.
* George: What was I doing at 23? Oh yeah! Sergeant Pepper.

FD13NYC said...

Good one BG!! So true, I wish I was doing something even remotely near that musically when I was 23.

FD13NYC said...

Albums recorded using one machine, in one place, and one person doing it all?

steve simels said...

I think I may have done the one-man band thing sometime in the past. Might be time to rework it....

buzzbabyjesus said...

If I can get past a minute, then I'm probably in for the whole shebang.

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