|Langford, Jon & His Sadies / Mayors of the Moon|
|Album:||Mayors of the Moon||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Langford, Jon & His Sadies||Added:||02/2003|
|Add Date:||2003-06-09||Pull Date:||2003-08-11|
|Week Ending:||27 Jul||13 Jul||29 Jun||15 Jun|
|1.||Sep 28, 2012:||The Songsmith Show |
Up to My Neck in this
|4.||Jul 09, 2003:||Postulate, Then Liberate |
|2.||Jul 26, 2003:||the rust belt |
|5.||Jun 27, 2003:||In the Leaves |
|3.||Jul 23, 2003:||press and release |
Looking Good for Radio
|6.||Jun 10, 2003:||In the Leaves |
Jon Langford, frontman for the Mekons is joined on this country/garage/folk effort by the one and only Sadies. Jon Langford while he does not possess a great voice brings to this project a real earthiness and folky authenticity. The ever-dextrous Sadies prove to be masters of surf, folk, country, and Nuggetsy garage rock. This is a very solid album of short pop songs expressing Langford's alienation. Even if this album is not your style, do check out song 10 which features vocals by Sally Timms.|
Stand-out tracks: 10,1,4,6,8,11,12
1. Organ-driven with acoustic instruments. Glorious '60's feel.
2. Sad, philosophical folk song with pedal steel. Story of our lives.
3. Raucous garage-rock track. It's good to hear the Sadies rock out again.
4. Spooky cowboy surf that the Sadies do best.
5. Protest of American war-making. Wish I had reviewed this album earlier. Save until needed.
6. Gentle folky country song, a great Langford lyric (if you like this dig up the fantastic Jon Langford/Sally Timms album, _Precious Jewel:SOFH&HV_ in country).
7. Driving '50's-flavored rocker.
8. Sad, country title-track.
9. More rocking, country-flavored tune.
10. Brooding psychedelic track with vocals by Mekon Sally Timms. Great weird drum fills. Play!
11. Immediate, rocking tune. A great take on Bakersfield country!
12. Goofy, slow spaghetti westerrn tune.
|1.||Drugstore||7.||Up to My Neck in this|
|2.||Looking Good for Radio||8.||The Mayor of the Moon|
|3.||American Pageant||9.||Last King of the Road|
|5.||What Makes Johnny Run||11.||Solitare Song|
|6.||Strange Birds||12.||Are You An Entertainer|