Post-Coachella Buying Spree

I bought 5 new CDs last night, and on my lunch break I bought another 2. I’m in a New Music Frenzy. And I think we all know exactly how painful that can be.

I bought:

  • …And You Shall Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, “Madonna”
  • …And You Shall Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, “Source Tags & Codes”
  • The Bloodhound Gang, “Hooray For Boobies”
  • Bush, “Sixteen Stone”
  • Cake, “Prolonging the Magic”
  • The Long Winters, “the worst you can do is harm”
  • Pixies, “Doolittle”
  • Pixies, “Trompe le Monde”

The purchase of Trail Of Dead and the Pixies were inspired by, of course, Coachella. Trail of Dead is hardcore punk, at least to my ears and sounds great.

Bush is a band I’ve liked for a while, but all I have of theirs is their two earliest radio singles, “Glycerine” and “Machinehead” from my days of downloading, so I figured I’d buy the CD that contained those tracks. You know, go legit.

The Cake CD is one that I already had a copy of, but discovered that it wasn’t the “Explicit lyrics” version. So I took the old one back, and bought a copy that had the “Explicit lyrics” label on it, used, from my old friend, Everyday Music on W. Burnside. But after listening, very carefully, to the newly-ripped CD on my iPod, I have to admit that I can’t tell the difference, lyrics-wise, between what I had before and what I now have. But there is one difference I can make out: the version of “Hem of your Garment” on the new CD has a different arrangement. The music is more sparse. But other than that…

The Long Winters is a band I’ve liked for about a year now, having seen them open for They Might Be Giants last April. I already had ripped a friend’s copy of that CD, but, once again, decided to go legit and purchase my own copy, seeing as how I’ve been listening to them again lately.

And The Bloodhound Gang is a band that my friend told me about on the drive down to Indio. I had one of their tracks already and figured it was atypical of the rest of their work, since the song I had, “A Lap Dance Is So Much Better When The Stripper Is Cryin'”, was obviously a joke. But my friend informed me that, yes, most of their songs were in a similar vein. Which makes The Bloodhound Gang like a much more cynical and sex-and-violence-obsessed version of Cake. Tasty…

There’s still several new bands I intend to get over the next couple of weeks, like Sage Francis and Hieroglyphic, two hip-hop bands that had a great sound and some very liberal political views, and The (International) Noise Conspiracy, a rock band out of Sweden. There are some others, but I can’t remember them right now… still, that ought to keep me in new music for at least a couple of weeks.

In other, related, news, I made up a playlist for my iPod of the set list that Radiohead played Saturday night, and have started listening to it repeatedly. I hope that by fixing that order of songs in my head, and imagining the concert, I will be able to recall the entire concert whenever I wish. Yes, I know, I know… obsessed. Heh.