Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Hello Old Thing, Hello New Thing: 7

Louis Jordan: Salt Pork, West Virginia (Decca, 1946)

I don't think there are enough songs about pork. It is the ultimate meat really, isn't it? And salted, well, that's two great flavours in one! Now, a child of four could tell you that Jordan invented rock and roll ya-da-ya-da-ya-da. I don't really care about that, but this track - which is very un rock and roll indeed - just sort of glows with life. It's from a time when a huge world war had only just been won and it would be years before people worried about water shortages and environmental damage and how bad gaspers were for you, so Jordan, sensibly, concentrated instead on cars and food and women.


Hellogoodbye: All Time Lows (RCA, 2007)

Recently Heidi from Wood Vale Diaries reprimanded me (gently) for posting tracks that were too unobtrusive saying that she and Bert liked to listen to music that made sense on Friday night when you've got a "pint of wine" in your hands. Well, I think this might prove to be precisely what they're looking for. Hellogoodbye are a bit electropop, a bit emo and a bit power pop. At least, that's what I read on Wikipedia. The album is from the top drawer...

Enjoy!

23 comments:

Nero said...

I'll have a listen. In the meantime, do you like old electro, as in rap/NYC/80s style. If so, try Yo Majesty.
Nero

Rob said...

Hi Nero
I've just been looking at their myspace - how odd! Yeah - good one, Mr N.

The Mammary Gland said...

Hi Rob,

Can we go back to Amiina please, the moment that autotune/vocoder thing kicked in murderous thoughts entered my head. If I was listening to that after a pint of wine I'm not sure I would be answerable for my actions.
Of course you can't go wrong with Louis Jordan.

Rob said...

Hi Stephen
You just need to be in the mood!

James Franco said...

There arent enough songs about meat in general, never mind pork
I cant think of any in fact.

Rob said...

Hey James
Have a look here for a few pointers...

Heidi said...

I don't like it

Silvana said...

I don't like it either

Heidi said...

'a bit emo'?

what does that MEAN?

Silvana said...

Heidi - have a look at this

Heidi said...

aaah I get it. I had confused it with emu, the bird.

Rob said...

Oh well, that was a waste of time, wasn't it! Right it's back to Stanley Black LPs and tremulous folk babes...
*huffs off*

Robert said...

well to close the argument... the real emo... sorry emu... sorry "pint of wine" classic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sgycukafqQ

Valentine Suicide said...

I'm thinking Mcfly vs Blink 182.
Much as I hate to desert you after that killer Killers remix, I'm ..erm deserting you.

Rob said...

*Stands proud and alone*
I like McFly...

Silvana said...

I like McFly! They're lovely boys

James Franco said...

Is that number 1 on your list of guilty pleasures?

Mine is Dolly Parton.

(I'll get me coat)

Rob said...

I disagree entirely with the concept of guilty pleasures, to be honest. Why should you feel guilty about anything? McFly are a great pop group. Dolly Parton is an amazing songwriter. What's not to like?

James Franco said...

I get some funny looks dancing in my car to 9 to 5
Actually I heard a really good dance mix of that in a club in Edinburgh last weekend.

Valentine Suicide said...

Disagree with Guilty Pleasures?

There's an interesting article by David Hepworth about this very subject in the current issue of The Word.


veeeery interesting..

Rob said...

There is - I've read that too...

Valentine Suicide said...

I though it a very well researched informative piece, though I'm not sure the last bit was entirely true?

Looks like I'm in a minority about McFly..

Rob said...

You should see what he's written for next month...