I'll go with Squirrel Bait since I already have it and haven't listened to it and was kind of hoping for something in a hardcore or metal vein anyway.
This is the description of the album on ?, and I completely agree with it:
In the vein of the Minneapolis scene Squirrel Bait tried to be more like their heros Husker Du and they really came close. It's not a stupid immitation record. It's not a copy of Zen Arcade. It's Squirrel Bait...It's a band that took the sound of Husker Du brought in some really melodic elements, retained the hardcore punk speed and edge and wrote some really good songs...Imagine a bridge between Husker Du and the 90s alternative rock sound. That's what they are only a little punkier than any 90's band ever was.
I'll make another stab at this for the hell of it. Sticking to one album a week. And not going to choose things that are totally overwhelming. And making it a preferably 2 times a day listen, but if I don't have the time, once will do. I'm going to set up the next four weeks now, today is my first day of this week.
Week 1: Neil Young - On The Beach
Week 2: Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele
Week 3: The Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society
Week 4: King Crimson - Starless & Bible Black
Kinks and King Crimson are both bands that I'm fairly familiar with a few albums but still have gaps in some of their major releases. I'm open to Red, but Allmusic made it sound like Starless was kind of the best one of that period. I'd also like to get more familiar with Discipline. I'll figure it out when I come to it.
God damn do I love the Kinks. I'm surprised at how fantastic Ray Davies still sounds live.
I'm gonna take a listen to that on the beach.
2 oz blended whiskey
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
1/2 slice lemon
Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.
So I never really got into listen to Neil Young besides a maybe five listens of Harvest and one listen from whatever that album is about his Car.So far i have at least listen to "On the beach" twice a day this week and tonight I finally get to hear it buzzed....hope your as excited as I am or more reasonably don't give a shit .I'll make sure to post my final thought tonight while buzzed.
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