See you then!
Ott 31 2008, 22:35 di adolph33Join me for an hour of music every Sunday at Noon (eastern time) on ScrubRadio.com! I'm searching for the perfect song and I'll be playing my favorite discoveries each week. This week, I'll be playing music by John Hoskinson, The Quarter After, Mellowmen, Bryan Scary and the Shredding Tears, Warped 45s, Marmalade Army, Captain Wilberforce, Symphony in DeMeanor, The Bigfellas, The Liverpool Echo, The Mark Mikel Hallucination, The Sugarplastic, Tiny Volcano, The Pillbugs and even Kevin Gilbert! Tune in and turn on to some nifty tunes on ShockPop! Sundays at Noon eastern time on ScrubRadio.com
See you then!
Lug 21 2008, 22:11 di adolph33The title of the new CD by The Pillbugs will be
"Everybody Wants A Way Out"
and the release date is mid-October, 2008!!
Tell your friends, spread the word!!
The Pillbugs are back and ready to blow your minds
with pure psychedelic pop perfection!!
Apr 21 2008, 22:21 di adolph33Been digging Racoon lately. These guys are from the Netherlands and are the real deal.
Great compositions, vocals, tunes...
Reminds me a bit of Counting Crows or Dave Matthews Band.
Check them out on their
myspace page, there are more complete songs to check out over there than here on last.fm
Being a die-hard The Pillbugs fan, this is a departure for me, but I think Racoon need some more appreciation. Would like to hear what you think of them.
Mar 10 2008, 17:53 di adolph33I become truly frustrated when I hear The Pillbugs categorized as a SUNSHINE POP or POWER POP band.
The Pillbugs are so much more than that!
If you rely on the preordained genres that are bestowed upon the band by others as your yardstick when judging whether you should try Pillbugs music or not you are being done a disservice.
If you don't particularly care for sunshine or power pop, you are missing out on a plethora of great compositions with excellent musicianship, killer harmonies, hooks to hang your hats on, etc...
If those "pop" tags don't turn you off, you are in for a great treat because you will be pleasantly surprised by what you will hear when you try The Pillbugs because the boys are definately not The Archies or The 1910 Fruitgum Company.
Ten years after it's release, I've decided to jump on the pigeonholing, genre-calling bandwagon by sorting the songs on The Pillbugs debut double-CD into their proper(?) categories... here you go!
The Pillbugs S/T
Mar 3 2008, 15:25 di adolph33NPR.org, February 5, 2008 - The Pillbugs describe themselves as the most "psychedelic band in the world." A quintet from Toledo, OH, the band's music is reminiscent of The Beatles circa 1967, complete with sitars, drones and sweeping guitar riffs. The Pillbugs' new album, Monclovia, sounds like it's from another time, but not at all dated. It's a heartfelt effort paying a respectable homage to classic rock and psychedelia.
Monclovia is a compilation of music from The Pillbugs' 10 years together. But it includes two entirely new songs. "Here's to the End of Time" features a sitar riff right out of the George Harrison catalog, and a thumping, Paul McCartney-esque bassline. The warm tenor of Pillbugs singer MARK MIKEL could be mistaken for John Lennon. It's an intentional and fitting tribute.
The band has been through a lot in its decade together. Bassist Mark Kelley was diagnosed with a rare lung cancer in 1999. The band soldiered on. Kelley, although unable to talk, can still play bass.
Nov 3 2007, 4:24 di JammiBugsGo here for earlier releases.
And, you really MUST check out Mark Mikel's newest solo cd, Cosmic Surprise available at that first link on ebay.