Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Featured Artists

Here are some featured tracks from the Feb 28 & 29, 2008 shows:

First up is another Can Con song, from the generally under-appreciated Breeding Ground. They had a few reasonably solid releases in the mid-80's but didn't seem to get much recognition. I picked up a CD 'greatest hits' release from them in the mid to late 90's but as far as I can tell none of their music is currently in print.

Breeding Ground - Happy Now I Know

Breeding Ground - Tales Of Adventure

Second, is a great parody of the Talking Head's great track 'Psycho Killer' by the Fools called Psycho Chicken - if you haven't heard this one before, you'll hesistate the next time you think about heading to KFC!

The Fools - Psycho Chicken

The Fools - Psycho Chicken

Next, is another reasonably obscure Can Con band Vis A Vis - with a great track called Shadowplay. I wasn't able to locate cover art for this one doing a quick web search, if anyone has a scan of this release or any others, if you could post it in the comments that would be great! This is yet another band that has a 'pre-internet' band name - one that is difficult to search for on the web - can you imagine anyone naming their band 'The The' nowadays? (Matt Johnson is one of my all-time favourite artists, by the way!)

Vis A Vis - Shadowplay

The last track I'll post for today is by the Fabulous Poodles. I don't know much about these guys, this is a funny track, but not their best work (in my opinion) - David does play a few tracks by them, so I'm sure I'll have an opportunity to post some other tracks from this band in the future. The album this track is from was titled 'Mirror Stars' in some places and 'Unsuitable' in others - not sure why that was or where it was released under which name.

Fabulous Poodles - Tit Photographer's Blues

The Fabulous Poodles - Unsuitable

One last item - David played Jackie Shane's version of 'Any Other Way' - I have versions of that track by William Bell (the original, I believe) and a recent cover by Danny Marks. I wasn't able to locate that track in a web search - does anyone have an mp3 of that track they can post?

Here's a link to a video someone made of Jackie Shane's version:


rg said...

I LOVE this site.... I'll be visiting it often! You're apparently an expert on the music played on CFNY in the 80's and early 90's. I put a few clips up on the CFNY Song ID site which were taped off of CFNY and, so far, no luck in identifying most of them. If you get a chance, take a listen to some of them and hopefully you can ID them.


Marsden Planet said...

Thanks for the feedback, it's appreciated. I usually try to go through the song ID's on the spirit site once in a while, although there are many others much more knowledgeable then I that usually ID most of those!