Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Stereo Total, The Wrens, The Wannadies, The High School Sweethearts, Dan Bern, The Monsoons, The Lashes, Jim Testa, Pernice Brothers, The Nines, Smart Brown Handbag, and Vichan Maneechot rock and roll over on Hoboken Rock City - Show #6.
Get the free download here.
Skin - THE WANNADIES
Before & After, Hidden Agenda, 2004
Sexy Swedish rock; is there any other kind?
I Am Naked - STEREO TOTAL
Do The Bambi, Kill Rock Stars, 2005
And some sexy German rock, too. Download four Stereo Total tracks for free at the Kill Rock Stars site.
Dance Dance Dance - VICHAN MANEECHOT
Thai Beat A Go-Go [Various Artists], Subliminal, 2004
One of many highlights from Subliminal's compilation of ultra-rare '60s Thai rock & roll.
JERSEY ROCK CITY SET
Pretty O.K. - THE WRENS
Abbott 1135, Absolutely Kosher, 1997
Lead track from the Secaucus boys' EP that will be reissued later this year.
Afterschool Special - THE HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS
Heels ‘n’ Wheels, Get Hip, 2005
Don't forget their record release party at Maxwell’s on Friday, April 22.
Billy Beantown - THE MONSOONS
Orographic Effect, no label, 2002
An originally Boston-based band active out of the Hoboken area the last couple years, though now broken up. Bandleader, songwriter, singer, keyboardist, and improv artist extraordinaire Mike Solomons occasionally plays solo gigs at The Goldhawk that are not to be missed.
Death By Mixtape - THE LASHES
The Stupid Stupid, Lookout!, 2004
Download this tune from the Seattle based sextet from Lookout! Records' download page and put it on your own deadly mixtape.
7:30 - PERNICE BROTHERS
The World Won't End, Ashmont, 2001
This is pop perfection.
Melanie - THE NINES
Properties Of Sound, no label, 2000
Pop perfection part 2, from Canada. Buy it at CD Baby.
Gamblin' With My Love (Pete Rose) - DAN BERN
Smartie Mine, DBHQ, 1998
Easily the best song ever written about Pete Rose's conflict with Paul Giamatti's dad.
Baseball Season - SMART BROWN HANDBAG
The Big Sigh, Stonegarden, 2004
The song's about the end of baseball season, but we'll just be glad that this week is the opposite of that. Another CD Baby pick.
There Used To Be A Ballpark - JIM TESTA
Songs My Father Never Sang, Jersey Beat, 2002
A Leonard Cohen-esque cover of the Joe Raposo-penned gem popularized by Hoboken's favorite son to round out Hoboken Rock City's first-ever baseball-themed set. Appropriately enough, it's by Weehawken's Jim Testa, commemorating Hoboken's status as the birthplace of baseball.
The Hoboken Rock City rock show / podcast is produced with the cooperation of the artists and record labels whose recordings appear on the show.
Thank you: Pat Pierson, Tris McCall, John and Frank Navin, MaiMai, Michael Roux, Maggie Vail, Stefan Kery, Cory at Absolutely Kosher, The Wrens, Cynthia Santiglia, Lysa and all the High School Sweethearts, Mike Solomons, Erin Smith, Joyce Linehan, Steve Eggers, Lola Emmanuelli, Miki in Dan Bern's office, David Steinhardt, Jim Testa, all the listeners, commenters, and voters. Thanks.
Catch all y'all next Wednesday for Show #7...