Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Feelies Are (a) Cool And (b) Reuniting

Learn about The Feelies. They are important, perfect and more. I like them, my friends. Their debut lp, Crazy Rhythms (1980) is a 5 star, 10 out of 10 masterpiece. Good luck finding it though, as the cds and records are LONG out of print and they have never been issued on iTunes or any of that crap. All your favorite adjectives apply here, too, guy. Post punk, indie, underground, blah blah blah, whatever. Four albums in ten years, 3 cool labels (Rough Trade, Stiff, Twin Tone) and one major label (A&M). Sadly, they never really got anywhere fame or saleswise. Oh well, they influenced all kinds of fools.

The long disbanded band is playing with Sonic Youth at Battery Park in New York on July Fourth, '08.

Here are a couple songs from Crazy Rhythms. Unfortunately I really think the album is meant to be heard in it's entirety. Good luck with that bossdog.

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