With Neko's new record, Middle Cyclone (which, by the way is fantastic) set to drop on March 3rd, I took the liberty of putting together a collection of tracks culled from every one of her releases (save for the live, Tigers Have Spoken) dating back to The Virginian, released on Bloodshot in 1997, up to the aforementioned Middle Cyclone.
Hold On, Hold On Deep Red Bells Margaret Vs. Pauline Blacklisted Star Witness Fox Confessor Brings The Flood People Got A Lotta Nerve Middle Cyclone South Tacoma Way Things That Scare Me Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth Twist The Knife Vengeance Is Sleeping Porchlight Stinging Velvet Thrice All American Mood To Burn Bridges Set Out Running Dreaming Man Outro With Bees Bought And Sold Furnace Room Lullaby The Next Time You Say Forever Magpie To The Morning Bowling Green Prison Girls
Cruel Girl - The Red Button Dark As Days - Army Navy I'm Amazed - My Morning Jacket Gratification To Concrete - Robert Pollard Demoted - Prima Donna Satt Att Se - Dungen Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? - She & Him The Strawberry Blonde - Mike Viola Whose Authority - Nada Surf Gamma Ray - Beck Auctioneer - The Broken West Digging The Fault Line - Brent Cash
Victor Jara's Hands - Calexico Out On Your Own - The Dexateens White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes Morning Tide - The Little Ones Geraldine - Glasvegas Old Home Movies - The Botticellis It's A Shame - Hayes Carll Suffering Jukebox - Silver Jews Hard Livin' - Justin Townes Earle Hallowed Ground - Will Quinlan & The Diviners Same Place Holiday - Jim Noir
Sun It Rises - Fleet Foxes Trials - Damien Jurado Something About Your Love - Mason Jennings Tears All Over Town - A Girl Called Eddy Moorestown - Sun Kil Moon Sea Of Japan - Peter Bruntnell Song To Bobby - Cat Power Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife - Drive-By Truckers Such A Beautiful Thing - Chris Mills Furr - Blitzen Trapper Born Into A Light - Ryan Adams
Kid - The Dexateens Barely Friends - Hayden A Garland Of Song - The Owl Service The Next Time Around - Little Joy Little Tornado - Aimee Mann Blue Ridge Mountains - Fleet Foxes Lover's Prayer - Ida The Only Way - Jim Noir Prospectors Arrive - Jonny Greenwood Bob - Drive-By Truckers Willow Tree - Chad VanGaalen
01. Cruel Girl 02. She's About to Cross My Mind 03. Floating By 04. She's Going Down 05. I Could Get Used to It 06. Hopes Up 07. Can't Stop Thinking 08. Gonna Make You Mine 09. Ooh Girl 10. Free 11. It's No Secret
A friend turned me onto this power pop gem and as a result, it's been in constant rotation for about a week now. After a little snooping around, it turns out this was on Jack Rabid's (Big Takeover) best records of the year as well as John Borack's best power pop records of all-time. This record is nothing short of a clinic in sheer pop velocity.
Here are a couple of quotes I found :
If The Red Button had been around in the '60's when I was producing I would have signed them to EMI. - Norman Smith Beatles engineer (1962-1966) and record producer (Pink Floyd/Pretty Things) for EMI Pop music the way God, Paul and John had intended. - John Borack - Goldmine Magazine