Feel Bad For You June Mixtape

Something for the weekend sir ?

Here’s this month’s Feel Bad For You compilation from your favourite bloggers, tweeters and music junkies.

Thanks to Annie for the artwork and Amy for putting it together


1. Track: Blondie and Dagwood
Artist: Adam Carroll
Album: Lookin’ Out The Screen Door (2000)
Submitted by: toomuchcountry
Comments: This one is for all you June brides and grooms who want your new marriages to last. My suggestion is to put down that copy of 50 Shades of Gray and listen closely to Carroll’s lyrics of romance based on the couple from a comic strip legend.

2. Title: Clever & Quickness
Artist: River City Extension
Album: Nautical Sabbatical (2009)
Submitted By: @popa2unes
Comments: Formed in Asbury Park NJ in 2007. The band played an explosive showcase at last year’s SXSW; Newport Folk Festival producer Jay Sweet stumbled upon the gig, and later told Billboard, “This band, River City Extension, is ripping the paint off the wall.

3. Title: No Spare Parts
Artist: The Rolling Stones
Album (year): Some Girls re-issue (2011)
Submitted By: Bowood
Comments: Jagger in hillbilly mode for this great road trip song from last years deluxe reissue

4.Title: “45″
Artist: The Gaslight Anthem
Album (year): Handwritten (2012)
Submitted By: Gorrck
Comments: Single released in advance of the album. Thinking about actually getting the 45 on vinyl.

5. Title: PT Cruiser
Artist: O. Children
Album (year): Apnea (2012)
Submitted By: tincanman2010
Comments: Sunshine. Music. Cruising. I said cruisING not cruisER. Oh well, rockin’ driving song so I’ll keep it.

6. Title: Head Above Water
Artist: Ryan Montbleau
Album (year): For Higher (2012)
Submitted By: Mando Lines
Comments: Ryan Montbleau’s new album was recorded in New Orleans with George Porter, Jr., Ivan Neville, Simon Lott and Anders Osborne. Ben Ellman (Galactic) produced. The majority of the songs (including this one) are Montbleau originals, but the record also has covers of Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers and Muscle Shoals great Eddie Hinton. Great record.

7. Title: I Just Want You To Go Away
Artist: The Lovely Bad Things
Album (year): New Ghost/Old Waves (2012)
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: I just heard of this band a couple of months ago, so I’m still trying them on for size. But sometimes the best love song is an anti-love song.

8. Title: Yesterday (Circa Summer 80 Something)
Artist: Cory Branan
Album (year): 2012
Submitted By: TheOtherBrit
Comments: Cory finally got this album out and this ode to John Cougar is the perfect way to kick off summer.

9. Title: Chain Chain Chain
Artist: Red Red Meat
Album (year): Bunny Gets Paid (1995)
Submitted By: Ryan (Verbow @ Altcountrytab.ca)
Comments: I’m constantly surprised at the numbers of bands I missed out on in the 90′s. Red Red Meat were straight outta Chicago, even touring with Smashing Pumpkins – yet I’m only just now finding out about them thanks to Tim Rutili’s current band (Califone). This is off of their recently reissued Sub Pop masterpiece Bunny Gets Paid – damn fine song if you ask me. Crank it.

10. Title: The Messenger
Artist: Ray Wylie Hubbard
Album (year): Crusades of the Restless Knights (1999)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: Killer song by RWH. This version features Patty Griffin on background vocals.

11. Title: TV Smith – Ready For The Axe To Drop
Artist: TV Smith
Album (year): Useless – The Very Best of TV Smith
Submitted By: Simon
Comments: The only redeeming feature of this weeks Jubilee celebrations for me has been the various media articles and TV programming on the BBC revisiting punk, not that it ever really went away – which brings me to this months song choice from a guy who’s continued to record solo and in various collaborations after the punk band he fronted split in 1979, prompted by one of the aforementioned BBC Rock-docs here’s a track from the The Adverts front man TV Smith http://www.tvsmith.com/

12. Title: Alone In Memphis
Artist: Austin Lucas w/Glossary
Album (year): none
Submitted By: Bryan Childs (ninebullets.net)
Comments: This, I assume, will be on Austin’s next album.

13. Title: Everything You Took
Artist: Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
Album (year): There is a Bomb in Gilead (2012)
Submitted By: @philnorman

14. Title: Come Unto Me
Artist: The Mavericks
Album (year): Suited Up and Ready EP (2012)
Submitted By: Trailer
Comments: Bad ass song. Glad they’re back!

15. Title: Sippin’ Sorrow
Artist: Pearl Woods
Album (year): Eeny Meeny Moe!
Submitted By: BoogieStudio22
Comments: An old R&B tune, from a ripped LP that I recently acquired (quality’s not great). Just plain fun!

16. Title: Bring Flowers To My Grave
Artist: Jake Klar
Album (year): Jake Klar (2012)
Submitted By: Slowcoustic
Comments: Some great twangy singer songwriter “alt-country” from this new-to-me artist. The 7 track album is even a free download on his bandcamp page: http://jakeklar.bandcamp.com/ Highly Recommended.

17. Title: Creakin’ Ol’ Bones
Artist: Michael Dean Damron
Album (year): Nah Death, Im’a Comin’ For You (2012)
Submitted By: Romeo Sid Vicious
Comments: Mike D. has been getting me through a lot as of late and this track is the one I queue up the most at the moment.

18. Title:1922
Artist: Shooter Jennings & Last False Hope
Album (year): Outlaw Radio Compilation vol. 2
Submitted By: Adam Sheets
Comments: Based on a Stephen King novella.

19. Title: Loser Neck
Artist: The Riverboat Gamblers
Album (year): The Wold You Feed (2012)
Submitted By: erschen

20. Title: Set On Fire
Artist: Magnolia Mountain
Album: Town & Country (2012)
Submitted By: Corey Flegel (This Is American Music)

21. Title: Sweetness
Artist: Micah P Hinson
Album: … And The Pioneer Saboteurs (2010)
Submitted by: Lord Summerisle
Comments: I am baffled as to why this man is not huge. Probably my favourite artist of the last 10 years in terms of consistency. Every album is great.

22. Title: The Devil Ain’t Lazy
Artist: Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
Album: single (1948)
Submitted By: April @ Now This Sound Is Brave
Comments: I get a kick out of the fact that this song is essentially praising Satan’s work ethic. And, of course, since it’s Bob Wills, it swings. The mellow-voiced Tommy Duncan provides the vocals.

Feel Bad For You May Mixtape

FBFY goes unplugged this month, hope you like it – if not blame me for the the theme. Thanks to Amy for curating and Phil for the artwork


1. Title: Stagolee
Artist: Beck
Album (year): Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt (2001)
Submitted By: noteethleroy
Comments: I wish Beck would do more simple stuff, he’s damn good at it.

2. Title: Sun Comes Up, It’s Tuesday Morning
Artist: Cowboy Junkies
Album (year): Acoustic Junk (2009)
Submitted By: erschen

3. Title: American Tune
Artist: Darrell Scott (Paul Simon)
Album (year): Modern Hymns (2008)
Submitted By: @philnorman
Comments: One of my favorite Paul Simon songs, covered by one of my favorite singer-songwriters. A song that never fails to touch my soul.

4. Title: Black Mother Pray
Artist: Tarrus Riley
Album (year): Mecoustic (2012)
Submitted By: tincanman2010
Comments: No-end-to-his-talent young singer’s latest dares you to take a spiritual inventory. More here: http://bit.ly/HOU94Z

5. Title: The Foothills
Artist: Sara Watkins (written by Watkins and Blake Mills)
Album (year): Sun Midnight Sun (2012)
Submitted By: Mando Lines
Comments: Big acoustic instrumental tune, sounds like a movie theme. One of two instrumentals on Watkins’ great new record, which contains a duet with Fiona Apple as well as guest vocals by Jackson Browne and Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes).

6. Title: East Nashville Skyline
Artist: Todd Snider
Album (year): What The Folk – Belcourt Theater – Nashville TN (2005)
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: This version of ENS is much different than the one Snider included on his Peace, Love & Anarchy release of demos and rarities or that he now performs in his shows. And frankly, I like it better. I was really fortunate to be in the audience the night of this show to hear it. Todd’s show that night capped a great triple-header. Tommy Womack opened and was then followed by Hayes Carll. Todd then took center stage as the headliner and was accompanied by Womack and Jeff Austin of the Yonder Mountain String Band.

7. Title: Stuck on the Inside
Artist: DeepSeaGreen
Album (year): Acoustic Sessions (2011)
Submitted By: @popa2unes
Comments: DeepSeaGreen are a garage-rock band from London formed in late 2008. The four piece is made up of brothers Jon and Daniel Jefford (on guitar and drums respectively), Trent Halliday (vocals, guitar) and Marco Menestrina (bass).

8. Title: Loveless Park
Artist: Jason and Alison
Album (year): Woodshed (1995)
Submitted By: Ryan (Verbow @ altcountrytab.ca)
Comments: Before forming Verbow, Jason Narducy and Alison Chesley played together as an acoustic duo and put out this album. This is one of my favorite songs – simple, beautiful melody that betrays somewhat downer lyrics. Great song.

9. Title: We Can’t Make it Here
Artist: James McMurtry
Album (year): unreleased (2004)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: I yanked this acoustic version off of McMurtry’s web site a while ago. Very few bands and artists write topical or political songs, and even fewer do it well. McMurtry excels at it, and when all is said and done, this song may be the song that best represents the 2000’s.

10. Title: Iso-Residue (acoustic)
Artist: Will Johnson (Centro-matic)
Album (year): Original on Candidate Waltz (2011)
Submitted By: Slowcoustic
Comments: I always was a big fan of Will Johnson and here he shows he can also take an more upbeat Centro-matic tune and give it the solo Will Johnson acoustic touch. This guy can rarely do wrong acoustically in my books.

11. Title: Anastasia
Artist: Loomer
Album (year): BBC Live Session Track from 2005 (from the Songs of the Wild West Island album 2006)
Submitted By: Simon
Comments: Fell in love with this track when I first heard it and it remains a favourite, it’s a different tempo and mood (and all the better for it in IMHO) than the album version.
Not sure if the band are still together or recording a quick Google revealed little accept a parked website but you can listen to Anastasia and other tracks from the album here and download at eMusic

Loomer – Anastasia

12. Title: Question
Artist: The Old 97’s
Album (year): Hit By A Train: The Best Of Old 97′s (2006)
Submitted By: BoogieStudio22
Comments: This one goes out to Laura. I surprised her with ‘the question’ over 22 years ago.

13. Title: Coffee Blues (Live)
Artist: Mississippi John Hurt
Album (year): Salty Dog (orig. 1963, comp. album 2009)
Submitted By: Gorrck
Comments: Acoustic, but with a microphone. Does that still count? I traded the Bluesmobile for a microphone.

14. Title: Broken Man
Artist: Lauderdale
Album (year): Moving On (B Sides/unreleased) (2011)
Submitted By: Corey Flegel – This Is American Music

15. Title: Candy Cane Crawl
Artist: Greg Dulli
Album (year): non-album, live track from 2010 acoustic tour
Submitted By: April @ Now This Sound Is Brave
Comments: Submitting this track on Greg fucking Dulli’s 46th birthday. It’s one of my favorite songs by my favorite artist, containing nearly all the elements that make me love him – the cinematic sweep, the perfectly imperfect vocals, and the knife that cuts my soul right in two and lets all the dirt and light and blood and secret beauty pour right out. He’s accompanied by Dave Roesser on guitar and backing vocals, and Rick Nelson on cello.

16. Title: Goodbye California
Artist: Jolie Holland
Album (year): Escondida (2004)
Submitted By: Brad Kelley
Comments: Jolie Holland was in the Be Good Tanyas, but I only recently discovered her. Love her voice and inflections.

17. Title: Elk River Blues
Artist: Ernie Carpenter
Album (year): Tales of Elk River Country (1986)
Submitted By: Truersound
Comments: The Elk River runs through central WV and was dammed off in 1958 to form Sutton Lake. Ernie Carpenter wrote this tune while sitting on the ridge looking down at Sutton Lake as it covered what used to be his family’s old homeplace. Such powerful emotions from just one fiddle.

Feel Bad For You April Mixtape


It’s that time of the month again to get your FBFY fix, quadruple distilled and triple filtered through the ears and conciousness of a wanton bunch of music pushers who make up the collective.

1. Title: Darkness, Darkness
Artist: The Youngbloods
Album: Elephant Mountain (1969)
Submitted By: @popatunes
Comments: A little trip in the wayback machine. With the departure of member and co-founder Jerry Corbitt, Jesse Colin Young became the primary songwriter of the band writing seven of the thirteen songs on this album. This album was produced by Charlie Daniels who in 1971 formed the band Corbitt & Daniels with former member Jerry Corbitt. Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, the media conglomerate Clear Channel Communications included The Youngbloods’ recording of the Chet Powers song “Get Together” on a list of “lyrically questionable” songs that was sent to its 1,200 radio stations in the United States. Go figure.

2. Title: Time of the Preacher
Artist: Johnny Cash featuring Krist Novoselic, Kim Thayil, and Sean Kinney
Album: Twisted Willie: A Tribute to Willie Nelson (1996)
Submitted by: Adam Sheets

3. Title: Blood On The Highway
Artist: Ragged Jubilee
Album: American Moan (2011)
Submitted By: Truersound
Comments: Bands from San Luis Obispo continue to impress.

4. Title: Tiger Woods
Artist: Dan Bern
Album (year): Fifty Eggs (1998)
Submitted By: @philnorman
Comments: April means the Masters. It ain’t braggin’ if it’s true.

5. Title: Good Shit
Artist: Cornershop
Album: When I Was Born for the 7th Time (1997)
Submitted By: Simon
Comments: Favourite track from Cornershop’s classic album.

6. Title: Sometimes I Wish I’d Never Heard The Rolling Stones
Artist: Michael Hall
Album: Lucky Too (2002)
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: I submitted a track from The Setters to FBFY February 2012. One of the band members was Michael Hall so I figured I’d follow up for April with Hall himself. As a songwriter, its gotta be mighty tough knowing how high the bar has been set by predecessors such as Jagger-Richards, Lennon-McCartney, Dylan, TVZ, and so on. Hall was originally in The Wild Seeds and today writes for Texas Monthly magazine.

7.Title: Forge Your Own Chains
Artist: D.R. Hooker
Album (year): 1972
Submitted By: Lord Summerisle
Comments: Messianic psychedelic lounge muzak!

8. Title: Lawless
Artist: The Parlor Soldiers
Album (year): When The Dust Settles (2012)
Submitted By: Bryan Childs (ninebullets.net)
Comments: You wanted to like the Civil Wars but in the end you found yourself bored? The Parlor Soldiers are the sounds you were looking for.

9. Title: Bully
Artist: The Only Sons
Album: When The New Wears Off (2012)
Submitted by: Corey Flegel – This Is American Music
Comments: This is the first single off of the new TOS record. Heavily influenced by Big Star, The Faces, and Ron Wood. I kept hearing some serious comments from folks who were involved in this recording. Comments/comparisons like – straight out of the 70′s, Big Star-y, early Rod Stewart and Ronnie Lane. I was taking all of this a little lightly, but about 10 seconds into hearing WTNWO, I started smiling widely. They were right….I think.

10. Title: Time Will Tell
Artist: Dave Hause
Album: Resolutions (2011)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: I saw Hause live in December at a hole in the wall here in Boston, and again last week at the Revival Tour. I am continually impressed with his music. Hause is also the frontman for the punk band The Loved Ones.

11. Title: Book of James
Artist: We Are Augustines
Album (year): We Are Augustines (2011)
Submitted By: Ryan (Verbow @ altcountrytab.ca)
Comments: This whole album is about the lead singer/guitarists brother, who struggled with mental illness and drug use before committing suicide. This song in particular is like a conversation between them from beyond, and it just kills me every time. Great band and great album.

12. Title: Breakin Your Heart Again
Artist: Biters
Album (year): All Chewed Up EP (2011)
Submitted By: Erschen
Comments: Some fun rockin’ power pop. Saw these guys at sxsw and they put on a great show. High energy, great songs.

13. Title: West Liberty (banjo version)
Artist: Glossary
Album (year): Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts EP (2000?)
Submitted By: TheOtherBrit
Comments: I’ve only heard them play this song once (and it definitely did not have banjo!) but it was still awesome. They have downloads of all their old full length albums on their website for $5 a pop so go load up!

14. Title: London Calling
Artist: The Clash
Album (year): London Calling (1979)
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: It’s the Clash, they’re rad. I could pick a less well known song to show how awesome I am and that I know more than just the “London Calling” album, but ya know what? This song kicks ass, this album kicks ass, this band kicks ass. The end.

15. Title: Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
Artist: Lyle Lovett
Submitted By: tincanman2010
Comments: Written by Chuck Berry after observing how L.A. police were treating whites and blacks differently, Lyle does a great cover on his new album. Feels timely in the wake of Trayvon Martin.

16. Title: Two Times
Artist: The Blakes
Album (year): The Blakes (2007)
Submitted By: BoogieStudio22

17. Title: Trick Bag
Artist: Earl King
Album (year): The Sonet Blues Story: Earl King (2006)
Submitted By: Brad Kelly

18. Title: 20 Million Things
Lowell George
Thanks, I’ll Eat It Here (1979)
Submitted by: TheSecondSingle/Beldo
Comments: A classic country rock track from the only solo album by the late, great Little Feat frontman.

19. Title: Getaway
Artist: Dr. John
Album (year): Locked Down (2012)
Submitted By: Mike Orren
Comments: Somehow this crept up very quietly — the Night Tripper produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. You can really hear Auerbach all over this album (and maybe by transition, some Danger Mouse) — and boy, does this reinvigorate Dr. John’s sound. Hard to pick a track, so went with the first one I heard on shuffle today

Feel Bad For You Compilation

Matt from A Truer Sound has put together a great mixtape featuring favourite tracks of 2010 hand-picked by your favourite bloggers (including moi), check it out here or listen below on the mixtape widget

.Picking my choice of song was easy, loved it from first listen and it’s stuck with since, the hard part is the guilt afterwards, so many great songs last year picking one feels like I’m short changing a load of others, enough of my conscience – maybe a another best of is the solution?

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