Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Songs I'd Forgotten I Loved from Albums I'd Forgotten Existed (An Occasional Feature)

From his 1994 album Live...My Truck is My Home, please enjoy power pop god Marshall Crenshaw and a to die for version of his (justifiably) oft covered "You're My Favorite Waste of Time."

Due to the tragic passing of Pat DiNizio, Marshall has been touring with The Smithereens as a stand-in for the group's departed front man in recent years; I saw him with the guys just pre-pandemic (if memory serves) and to be honest, I didn't think he was a good fit.

The above, however, is flat out great, and enjoy!


Anonymous said...

A friend of mine does a show called "Music Night At The Majestic" in which he has deep dive conversations with musicians. He did the episode (linked below) with Marshall in which Crenshaw talks about basically every record he made. Other guests on the show have included Chris Hillman (twice), Joey Molland, Kevin Godley, Paul Carrack, John Oates, Bill Lloyd and Nick Piunti to name a few. I hope you like it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsRQ7zPaKGQ&t=3s

- Vikram

steve simels said...

Wow -- thanks!!!

FD13NYC said...

Saw The Smithereens a few times back in the day, they were always great! Pep In The Cat did a nice cover of Waste Of Time, Sal N. sang it.

Squints said...

I see what you mean about the fit. I saw The Smithereens with MC in August 2018. It was still a Smithereens show, though, and the first time I'd seen Mike Mesaros on bass with them. I walked out happy.

I was lucky enough finally to get around to seeing The Smithereens in 2014. It would have broken my heart not to have gotten that in before Pat passed. (Much the same way I curse my not seeing the BoDeans before Kurt and Sammy fell out.)

From a Mountain Stage broadcast in 1991, there's a full band version, featuring Mitch Easter, of You're My Favorite Waste Of Time. Mersey style adjusted for Marshall's playing which always seems to sound like slide even without one. It's my favorite arrangement of that and a worthy contender for what I like to call The Great Lost Badfinger Song.

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elroy said...

Thanks Vikram for the link