Feel Bad For You – October 2014 – Halloween


Got a Halloween special this month for you from the FBFY trick or treaters, big thanks to all involved and especially Annie for the art and Matt for curating.


Title: For The Battered
Artist: Tommy Womack
Album: Stubborn (2000)
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: Recent high profile cases in the NFL have surfaced what many sadly know all too well. Domestic violence is all too common, and it isn’t restricted to any particular economic status or race. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Help someone if you know they need it. Call, text, email, tweet, or simply go to someone if you are a victim of domestic violence – or if you are someone committing this violence and need a way to stop.

Title: Tubular Bells
Artist: Mike Oldfield
Album (year): Tubular Bells (1973)
Submitted By: @philnorman
Comments: Have you ever heard of exorcism? It’s a stylized ritual in which rabbis or priests try to drive out the so-called invading spirit. It’s pretty much discarded these days, except by the Catholics who keep it in the closet as a sort of embarrassment.

Title: Witchcraft in the Air
Artist: Bettye Lavette
Album: Northern Soul All Nighter (2014) and various others too
Submitted by: Simon
Comments: Early track from soul legend Bettye LaVette that’s turned up on a number of compilation albums including this recent release which is one of the better compilations around and as the title track of (Detroit Soul 1957-62) which is another of the genre worth seeking out, according to Bettye’s official website it was released as a single back in 1963.

Title: Dead Man’s Tetris
Artist: Flying Lotus (feat. Captain Murphy & Snoop Dog)
Album (year): You’re Dead! [2014]
Submitted By: hoosier buddy
Comments: You never know who you’re going to meet in the afterlife. This is one possible preview of how that might go down. I love that this just sounds like Halloween, and the funhouse atmosphere is extra creepy because of the serious subject matter; friends who died. For a real treat (pun intended) look up the song artwork by Japanese comic book artist Shintaro Kago.

Title: Candy Love Satellite
Artist: That Petrol Emotion
Album (year): End of the Millennium (1988)
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: Need some ‘candy’ on Halloween. Love the poppy, 60s, retro-vibe to this song.

Title: Scarecrow Blues
Artist: Brock Zeman
Album (year): Songs From The Mud (2005)
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: And what’s Halloween without scarecrows? I haven’t listened to Brock in quite some time and have forgotten how much I like him.

Title: The Green Door
Artist: Jim Lowe
Album (year): The Green Door – Single (1956)
Submitted By: TheSecondSingle
Comments: What’s behind the green door, y’all? (Good cover by The Cramps out there, too)

Title: Demon in the Night
Artist: The Goddamn Gallows
Album: The Maker (2014)
Submitted By: Trailer

Title: Rockin’ In The Graveyard
Artist: Jackie Morningstar
Album (year): Single, 1956 (?)
Submitted By: Blabber’n’Smoke
Comments: just a cool Halloween cut.

Title: It’s Just The Night
Artist: Del McCoury
Album (Year): It’s Just The Night (2003)
Submitted By: Truersound

Title: Bringing Mary Home
Artist: Vernon Oxford
Album (Year): Keepin’ It Country (1982)
Submitted By: Truersound

Title: Peggy Sang The Blues
Artist: Frank Turner
Album (year): England Keep My Bones (2011)
Submitted By: Romeo Sid Vicious
Comments: I thought a happy, upbeat ghost song would be a nice Halloween addition. It was either this or something talking about saints and stuff for All Saints Day, there are some good creepy ones out there. I hope everyone has as much fun with Halloween as I do!

Title: It’s Your Voodoo Working
Artist: Charles Sheffield
Album (1961): single 45
By: @popa2unes
Comments: Originally released on Excello 2200, The original issue fetches upward of $1,000 these days,

Title: The Boogie Man
Artist: The Cadillacs
Album (1960): single 45
By: @popa2unes
Comments: The Cadillacs were an American rock and roll and doo-wop group from Harlem, New York; active from 1953 to 1962.

Title: The Midnite Creeper (Part 1)
Artist: Johnny Otis
Album (1956): single 45
By: @popa2unes
Comments: Johnny Otis (born Loannis Alexandres Veliotes, December 28, 1921) was a pioneering rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader and disc jockey

Title: King Of The Bun-Ga-Loos
Artist: The Splinters
Album (1964): single 45
By: @popa2unes
Comments: Have to have some surfoween music! Limited info on this band

Title: Tarantula
Artist: The Tarantulas
Album (1960): single 45
By: @popa2unes
Comments: More surfoween! The Tarantulas first recorded as the Spyders and had some personnel changes before changing their name. Band members included Bobby Tucker, Fred Crook, Dan Rains, Sammy Creason, and Bill English. The Tarantulas’ best known song is “Tarantula,” and they recorded several other songs including “Like Spellbound” and “Kaw Liga.” “Tarantula” was recorded at Fernwood studio in Memphis ca. 1960 and was released as a single (Atlantic-2102 b/w “Black Widow”)

Song: Killer in the Corn
Artist: Brock Zeman
Album $100 Difference
Submitted by: Adam Dawson www.TheBrokenJukebox.com
Just seems appropriate.

Title: Daddy’s Little Pumpkin
Artist: John Prine
Album: from Austin City Limits (1992)
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: Don’t it make ya wanna dance – and hug your young’uns?

Title: Twin Peaks Twist
Artist: Messer Chups
Album (year): Heretic Channel (2009)
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: Everyday, give yourself a little present.

Title: My Boyfriend Is A Zombie
Artist: The Blast Rocks!!!
Album (year): You’re Fired! (2009)
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: His affection is an infection.

Title: Devil Do
Artist: Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs (2007)
Album (year): You Can’t Buy A Gun When You’re Crying
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: If I went to Heaven I would only get bored.

Title: Halloween Head
Artist: Ryan Adams
Album: Easy Tiger (2007)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: Someone had to submit it.

Title: What’s He Building
Artists: Tom Waits
Album: Mule Variations (1999)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: This is will scare the bejesus out of you.

Judas Priest
“The Sentinel”
Defenders of the Faith (mid 80s)
from what I remember about this song it is a killing machine out for vengeance. Or something. Good song but disturbing lyrics. It was this or the “Monster Mash” but I don’t want to be that guy.

Title: King Harvest
Artist: The Band
Album: The Band (1969)
Submitted By: @tincanman2010
Comments: Halloween splits the Canadian and American Thanksgivings, so I went that way. Also, I don’t like scary things and I feel for this guy.


Feel Bad For You – September 2014



Artist: Chris Carroll
Album: Trouble & Time
Song: Just Like That
Label: Independent
Submitted by: Adam Dawson www.TheBrokenJukebox.com
Comments: Canadian born, Texas based folk/ R&B singer Chris Carroll’s debut record drops next month. I am not normally a big fan of female singers, but I can’t stop listening to this one. This is the first song released on the album.

Title: Lateness of Dancers
Artist: Hiss Golden Messenger
Album (year): Lateness of Dancers (2014)
Submitted By: @philnorman
Comments: “Wheel of love, you broke me.” Saw HGM recently opening for Jason Isbell, and I was frustrated because I couldn’t understand a word. Which is a damn shame, because this record is amazing and I’ve already listened to it a zillion times.

Title: Leyndarmal (King and Cross)
Artist: Asgeir
Album (year): Dýrð í dauðaþögn (2012)
Submitted By: hoosier buddy
Comments: This year Asgeir released an English version of the same album, with only the vocal tracks changed. I much prefer the Icelandic vocals.
Glistening nighttime dew, and she is walking with me.
From the house of red, I hear a child crying.
Foxes heading home, their prey hangs from their jaws.
And the forest knows, but it won’t share the secret.

When the king takes sides,
leaving moral minds; soldiers take their share.
Nighthawks seem to sense that now is the time.
Deep inside them burns the raging fire of life.
He’ll take back what he owns.

Death cannot take hold, if I can keep momentum.

Title: You’re Gonna Lose
Artist: Lions in the Street
Album: self-titled (2014)
Submitted By: @tincanman2010
Comments: The latest pin-back-your-ears-and-let-’er-rip rock and roll from stubborn “we’ll do things our own damn way, thank you very much” Vancouver outfit.

Title: Shut Up Shuttin’ Up
Artist: Victor
Album: Victor (1996)
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: From the side project of Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson. Pretty much what I want to say these days to the overwhelming majority of those in the mainstream, alternative and social media. Just SHUT UP shuttin’ up already! Damn.

Title: “Anarchy in the UK”
Artist: The Sex Pistols
Album: Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols
Submitted By: Gorrck
Comments: Today 9/18/2014 might be the last day the UK exists in its current form. Regardless, going forward will be interesting.

Title: Gonna Walk You To School
Artist: Wild Bill’s Blue Washboard Boys
Album (year): Baby Yum Yum (1970)
Submitted By: BoogieStudio22
Comments: It’s back to school time!

Title: Death Letter Blues
Artist: The Bones of J.R. Jones
Album (2014): Folkadelphia Session 6/7/2014
Submitted By: @popa2unes
Comments: This came out this week freebee on bandcamp

Title: Crying, Crying, Crying
Artist: The Bomb Bassets
Album (year): Take A Trip With… (1997)
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: I had a mellow Fall-ish song picked out…but I decided against it. These guys are fun, they make me sing and dance like an idiot. I’ll save a mellow slow song for another day.

Title: I’ve Won Every Battle, But I’ve Lost Every War
Artist: Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer
Album (year): The Flower of Muscle Shoals (2014)
Submitted By: Trailer

Title: Rich Man’s Table
Artist: A Night In The Box
Album (year): 2008
Submitted By: Romeo Sid Vicious
Comments: Not much to say, I found a drive with a bunch of music I thought I’d lost and A Night In The Box – Write A Letter was there. This track makes me happy so here it is, hopefully it makes you happy as well.

Title: Town Clown
Artist: Kelsey Waldon
Album (year): Goldmine (2014)
Submitted by: Simon
Comments: Have featured Kelsey’s material several times on Beat Surrender, missed the release on this one earlier in the year but glad I caught up as it’s her best yet and alongside the Zoe Muth album it’s my favourite of its type this year.

Title: My Young Love Was As Blind As Ray Charles And Half As Cold As Heat
Artist: Kye Alfred Hillig
Album (year): The Buddhist (2014)
Submitted By: The Mad Mackerel Music Blog
Comments: A new discovery for us, sitting somewhere between Sun Kil Moon and Damien Jurado and as good as either…or should that be both? Never mind, a simply brilliant slice of storytelling Americana.

Title: Bone Blue Moon
Artist: Jim dead
Album (year): 2011
Submitted By: Blabber’n’Smoke
Comments: Jim Dead’s a local musician who churns up a fine dust storm on this brooding slice of desert rock.

Title: Past It
Artist: Jim Lauderdale
Album (year): I’m a Song (2014)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: Let’s boogie!

Title: Bill Richardson’s Greenback Dollar
Artist: The Jugbusters
Album (Year): Honky Tonk Hymnal (2013)
Submitted By: Truersound
Comments: For Bill, fuck cancer

Title: Field of Diamonds
Artist: Johnny Cash
Album (Year): American III (2000)
Submitted By: Truersound

Feel Bad For You




This month’s FBFY offers up a wonderful selection and comes highly recommended, listen with the widget or Download

Title: Saturday Song
Artist: Mustard
Album (year): Mustard II Unnamed Unfinished Album (2002).
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: Ya know, August is a weird month. It’s still very much summer. School starts back (in my area anyway), and towards the end of the month you can start to feel fall creeping up on you. Transitional I suppose. Anyway. This song is about Saturdays, but I can kinda relate it to summer as a whole. Mustard is a great Knoxville band from the 90′s. Various members are still out there making music everyday, check them out via the ol’ facebook for musical shenanigans and links to current musical projects. http://www.facebook.com/tastethemustardmustard

Title: Turn You Inside-Out
Artist: REM
Album (year): Green (1988)
Submitted By: @philnorman
Comments: What I choose not to do.

Title: I Feel The Same
Artist: Chris Smither
Album: Don’t It Drag On (1972)
Submitted By: Truersound

Title: Love U Forever
Artist: Jenny Lewis
Album (year): The Voyager [2014]
Submitted By: hoosier buddy
Comments: This song would be a guilty pleasure, if only I still experienced that feeling. Instead I find it easy to like this song the same way I liked making out with strangers when I was a working musician. It was never about forever. It was always about feeling something right now, even if it was “the feeling of hell in a hallway.”

Title: Month Of Bad Habits
Artist: Andrew Combs
Album (year): unreleased (2014)
Submitted By: Bryan Childs (ninebullets.net)
Comments: A demo track of an amazing song that will (hopefully) be on his next album.

Title: My Dad
Artist: Paul Westerberg
Album (year): Folker (2004)
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: After a year of declining health, at age 84, my dad passed away on July 22, 2014. I got to help my dad and mom quite a bit this year and was happy to do it. I hadn’t listened to this song in ages, but it popped up on random play last week. So long dad…

Title: Leather Jacket
Artist: Mick Taylor
Album (year): Mick Taylor (1979)
Submitted By: TheSecondSingle
Comments: There’s something timeless about this track. It’s far more Springsteen than Stones. Perfect end of summer jam. Shoulda been a hit in ’79.

Title: Here Comes A Regular
Artist: The Replacements
Album (year): Tim (1985)
Submitted By: Mad Mackerel Music Blog
Comments: Another belated discovery, this time of the sheer genius of The Replacement’s 1985 release Tim, and so we have chosen possibly one of the finest album closers you could ever wish to hear for FBFY. Here Comes A Regular is an unflinching, twitchy confessional – the perfect misfits hymn of alienation.

Title: “Road To Nowhere”
Artist: Talking Heads
Album (year): “The Best Of Talking Heads” (2004)
Submitted By: Gorrck
Comments: Been all over Scotland this summer — traveling somewhere every weekend. One two week trip to the continent that completely depleted the bank account. The original scope of my project here has changed daily. Seems like a fitting song for this summer.

Title: Time Is Not Your Own
Artist: Solomon Grundy
Album: Solomon Grundy (1990)
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: Reached into the dark corners of my collection to retrieve this one. Didn’t listen to it much after buying it. Never read a review on the album and have no clue what happened to the band. I bought the CD simply because the band’s name was the same as a Sesame Street character I remembered as a kid.

Title: Wide Open
Artist: Travis Meadows
Album: Old Ghosts & Unfinished Business (2013)
Submitted By: Trailer

Title: Happy Man

Artist: Sparklehorse
Album (Year): Distorted Ghost EP (2000)
Submitted by: Simon @simon2307
Comments: Linkous’ songs were dark like coal compressed into diamonds” – Patti Smith on the late Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse

Title: Tryin’ to Get to Heaven
Artist: Bob Dylan
Arlbum (Year): Time Out of Mind (1997)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: Been on a Dylan bender the last few days. Cued up my 32 hours, 49 minutes, and 47 seconds of mp3 Bob, and after a few hours this song jumped out at me and kicked my ass.

Title: 27 Forever
Artist: Eric Burdon
Album (2013): ‘Til Your River Runs Dry
By: @popa2unes

Title: Confederates
Artist: Michael Rank & Stag
Album (year): In The Weeds (2013)
Submitted By: Blabber’n’Smoke
Comments : Having listened to Ranks latest album, Deadstock I’ve gone back to his earlier ones. This song knocked me out.


Feel Bad For You – July 2014


Welcome to this month’s Feel Bad For You ‘mixtape’ another eclectic set of killer tunes to enjoy, thanks to all for the tunes and especially to Matt for putting it together.


Title: Sexy Eiffel Towers
Artist: Bow Wow Wow
Album (year): Your Cassette Pet EP (1980)
Submitted by: Mad Mackerel Music Blog
Comments: I heard this by chance the other day, and it immediately transported me back to my early teenage years listening to John Peel late at night in my bedroom trying to discover the latest cool music. In fact the first title for the blog was going to be “We’re All John Peels Now”, but that’s another story. Instead just listen to two and a half minutes of perfect, suggestive, breathless bubblegum indie from 33 years ago!

Title: Midnight On A Monday
Artist: Anna Tivel
Album: Before Machines (2014)
Submitted by: Romeo Sid Vicious
Comments: I just can’t enough of this girl! She blows my mind.

Title: Ms. Fat Booty
Artist: Marvin Gaye / Mos Def (Amerigo Gazaway)
Album (year): Yasiin Gaye: The Departure (2014)
Submitted By: @philnorman
Comments: When these mash-ups work, it’s magical — even better when we’re talking about combining the goodness of Marvin Gaye and Mos Def.

Title: Living The Dream
Artist: Warren Pash
Album: Plastic Rulers (2008)
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: Warren Pash, a songwriter who now claims East Nashville as home, presumably gets to cash a pretty nice regular check as a co-writer of the Hall & Oates hit “Private Eyes”. Seeing as I’ve pretty well rejected all of H&O’s songs over the years, I’ve never sought out anyone who may have helped them with their songs. But when I was intro’d to Pash’s music by Tommy Womack, I instantly changed my mind. Loads of jangly guitar. Solid pop. And with the 4th of July falling this month, aren’t we all Living The Dream? No? Oh. Well, then I feel bad for you.

Title: Oye Como Va (live at El Jefe)
Artist: Perico Hernandez
Album (year): Chef OST (2014)
Submitted By: @tincanman2010
Comments: Brass replaces Carlos’ guitar in this made for a hot summer afternoon cover. An accompanying cold drink is not optional. Neither is playing it at low volume.

Title: Fury Of The Light
Artist: The Bones of J.R. Jones
Album (year): Dark Was The Yearling (2014)
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: One of my favorite new artists. I submitted another song by this fella in April. Here’s one from his recently released album. Check him out!

Title: Headlights
Artist: Ellen Sundberg
Album (year): Headlights (2014 EP)
Submitted By: hoosier buddy
Comments: Straight from Swedesplease, an awesome music blog (www.swedesplease.net) that this week introduced me to Ellen Sundberg, a singer songwriter from Bjärme in Jämtland, Sweden. The EP is a teaser for the forthcoming album “White Smoke and Pines”, to be released in the Fall. Ellen traveled to Austin, TX to record with Israel Nash and his band, with Nash producing. The song starts disarmingly enough like a kitchen jam session, and then quickly shifts to hypnotic space and time twisting raga-folk mode. I’m totally seduced by this song. There I something lovely about the way it undersells, creating all this space, easing back for a comforting pedal steel solo, building to an emotional climax only to drop back into personal space for the tag. “Wake up in the morning, fall asleep in the night. Fall asleep in the morning, wake up in the night.” I want to stay in this song and not wake up.

Title: Avant Gardener
Artist: Courtney Barnett
Album (year) The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (2013)
Submitted by: Simon
Comments: iTunes tell me I played this track more often than any other last month and so it gets my vote this month, plus I’ve just finished watching Breaking Bad, grow tomatoes, sweetcorn and radishes, and a bonus point goes to any songwriter who can weave anaphylactic, emphyseeming and pseudo-ephedrine into her lyrics.

Title: Stand By Me
Artist: Spyder Turner
Album (Year): Single (1967)
Submitted By: @popa2unes

Title: Airstream Shack
Artist: DM Bob & Jem Finer
Album (year): Pirana (2008)
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: I feel like my songs for submitted for the FBFY July either
represent feeling really hot and sweaty (I live in the south…) OR
Music you listen to while driving to the lake (again…I live in the
south). One day I’ll live in an airstream…one day….

Title: My Baby Took My Baby Away
Artist: Bobby Bare Jr.’s Young Criminals Starvation League
Album: Undefeated (2014)
Submitted By: Trailer

Title: Jacob’s Ladder
Artist: Mark Lanegan
Album: Funeral Blues (2011)
Submitted by: Blabber’n’Smoke
Comments: First contribution and this just seemed apt as I tend to share Lanegan more than most artists.

Title: “Soul Deep”
Artist: The Box Tops
Album: Dimensions (1969)
Submitted by: TheSecondSingle
Comments: The hit single from Alex Chilton’s first band’s last album

Title: The Mayor of Simpleton
Artist: XTC
Album (year): Oranges & Lemons (1989)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: This album came out 25 years ago. Congratulations, you are old.

Title: I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
Artist: Stonewall Jackson
Album (Year): Trouble And Me (1965)
Submitted By: Truersound
Comments: Underrated

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