Tonight's best new song was the wonderful 'Scapegoat' by Canadian ska-punks Keepin' 6
. Their debut album was released, as you can see above, on June 12 and I think it's going to be in my top albums of '07. It's a deftly arranged and beautifully played collection of songs that vary from pop punk through old-school hardcore via... well, immense catchiness. Every song has a little twist, a tweak that makes it compelling. If you've ever bopped to Capdown, Less Than Jake or Lightyear, check out the album. http://www.bzangygroink.co.uk/images/2007/ellajord.jpg
The best old track was 'Stone Cold Dead In The Market' by the sublime Ella Fitzgerald and the rockin' Louis Jordan. It's an everyday tale of murder and vegetables delivered in a light, calypso form. Wonderful!
(Eagle-eyed readers may spot a slight Chinese punk theme tonight... :-) )
Tonight, you heard:The Lemonheads
- The Outdoor TypeEl-P
- Tuned Mass DamperFive Knuckle
- Not In My Name