Thanks to one of my wonderful readers, I’ve received two more Shim Sham shows, 5/5/00 and 4/27/02. And he’s received a copy of The Editors’ new album! Thanks, dude! You all owe him thanks. Download, thank him, and then, if you’ve got any more shows, SEND THEM TO ME! You, too, might get the new Editors CD--I have another one to give away. And if I run out of those, I’m sure I can figger something out for you . . .
I didn’t get a whole lot of feedback on the first show. I’m posting this one now. Do you like these enough to want the May 2000 one as well? It’s got Crow covers of Led Zeppellin and Cracker, among others.
Some singles and the zips.
Shim Sham 4/27/02
Blues Run the Game (Paul Simon Cover)
Crossing Muddy Water (John Hiatt cover). Adam actually recorded this for an album called, “The I-10 Chronicles,” a fantastic, little-known Americana collection that’s now out of print but is well worth seeking out.
Have You Seen Me Lately?
Four White Stallions
Someday I Will Treat You Good
You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Byrds)
Amie (Pure Prairie League)
If I Could Give All My Love (Richard Manuel is Dead). The great thing about this recording is the story at the end, which is actually the intro to “Carriage,” where Adam talks about “an ex-girlfriend” and how hot it is to have sex with an ex. If my ex was Jennifer Aniston, I’d probably think that, too . . .
I Wanna Be Sedated (Ramones).
Return of the Grievous Angel (Alan Parson cover).
For the Sake of the Song.
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.
ZIP LINK COMMENTS.
Tough, tight riffs and a trebly, whispery, strained falsetto? Check. Slow builds to adrenaline hooks? Check. The occasional profanity and slightly political overtones? Check. The latest member of the British Indie rock invasion is . . . From New Zealand. But Motocade isn’t just another Bloc Party soundalike. What the band lacks in innovation, they make up for in increased accessiblity. When Motocade play, they sound effortless, even on tracks that clearly weren’t singles. You might say they’re the FM-friendly version of Bloc Party. After listening straight through, the album does get a little redundant. I’d like to hear if there’s more they can do, because they obviously have good control over the postpunk genre. But, after all, this is only an EP, and for what it is it’s a solid debut. I’m sure we can expect more from this band in the future.