Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Anyone who reads this blog or listens to me on SIRIUS XM OutQ's Morning Jolt with Larry Flick knows that I'm a huge fan of Little Steven's Underground Garage. He puts out some really cool compilations, like his recent Halloween and Christmas collections, but more frequently he puts out collections of "The Coolest Songs In The World" (every week on his channel and his syndicated terrestrial radio show, he actually chooses a "coolest song in the world"). The latest edition, Volume 8, might be the best one yet. It's like a great collection of not-very-well-known bands, and there's some great stuff there. Some highlights: The Cute Lepers (their singer is a dude named Steve E. Nix) with "Terminal Boredom," The Downbeat 5's "Dum Dum Ditty," The Love Me Nots "Give 'Em What They Want," Man Raze (featuring Phil Collen of Def Leppard[!] and Paul Cook of The Sex Pistols) with "Turn It Up," The Night Marchers (featuring Speedo, formerly of Rocket From The Crypt) "Jump In The Fire," The Skybombers' "Always Complaining" and a song from David Bowie's last album, Reality, "Days," that is actually really good -- I didn't really notice that one when the album came out. It is a really great compilation. I'm not saying that you should get all the Coolest Song collections, but this one is a keeper for sure.

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