There should be a thread on M+N about The Oblivians, and all the off shoots. Now there is.
Jack Oblivian's new album is out this month on Sympathy For The Record Industry. Here's what the label had to say:
JACK O AND THE TENNESSEE TEARJERKERS - FLIPSIDE KID
"This new cd was inspired by drunken fans telling ol' Jack-O that his 'So Low' cd (Sympathy) is the best thing he had done on his own. Hmmm.....Recorded at the bottom of a bottle with the finest Scully and Teac tape machines, the cd features name brand musicians such as Margaret Garrett, Jimbo Mathis, King Louie Bankston, Mark Sultan, & Harlan T. Bobo. A number of tracks have Jack playing most instruments himself. The songs included are diverse in styles but wear the same hat --- a black fedora. The opening track 'Flipside Kid' is a mid-tempo heavy fuzz riff layered with a Mar-key's like horn section that leads straight into a spaghetti western run on 'Til the money Runs Out'. Displaying his knack for story-telling, Jack-o takes you for a long stroll in a dark alley with 'Nick the Knife' while in 'Hong Kong Girl' a mail order bride makes a run for it to the sound of a funky Bobby Womack wah-wah with a back-pak full of Iggyishness. Paying homage to an American folk hero, 'John Holmes Blues' is full of true-to-heart weirdness. 'Dirty Nails', with its scratchy touch of zydeco, adds a spicy flavor to this eclectic soup. Holy cow shit Batman I'm giving the whole thing away here. Other tunes 'Night Owl', a New Orleans standard by Bobby Loveless, is an up-beat feel good dance R&B number with lyrics that sound like a domestic dispute. 'Black Boots' is a tune about, well... some boots. The inside of the CD case has a pile of photos to look at, so buy it from Sympathy and support the back bone of Rock and Roll.
you knows I loves you, Big Al Chilliwack"
- Flipside Kid
- 'Til The Money Runs Out
- Dirty Nails
- Golden Age
- Nick the Knife
- Hong Kong Girl
- Chills And Fever
- Black Boots
- I Live for Today
- John Holmes Blues
- The Man Who Loved Couch Dancing (instrumental)
- I Can't Find My Way Back Home
- Night Owl
- I Want You
Listen to 4 of the new songs here:
Sounds shithot in my ears!