Monday, March 19, 2007

Her Beautiful Arse Cantilevering Over a Table of Hors d'oeuvres

Here's one that tickles the memory banks of my youthful days (guess I'm reflective today) yet has perfect relevance now. Jeff Heiskell is the former leader of The Judybats. Think back now: Daylight, She's Sad She Said, Saturday, Down in the Shacks Where the Satellite Dishes Grow, Being Simple, Pain Makes You Beautiful.... And if you are unaware of the aforementioned tunes, in addition to the countless others that are worthy of your attention, well, there's not much you can do about it. It seems everything is out of print. You can pick up used copies, and it would be worth the minimal purchase, but it's extremely unfortunate that this band, which was pretty popular among my friends in high school and college, has been wiped clean from commercial history.

Jeff Heiskell of The JudybatsAnyway, Jeff Heiskell is releasing a solo album on April 10. Read more here and listen to a couple tracks here. The vocals are distinctively his, but he's right, the music and lyrics are a bit of a downer:

This is a dark, brooding collection of songs whose lyrics are often disguised by upbeat melodies and arrangements.
From what I can tell, this is only available through his Web site. Order here. And while you're at it, order some classic Judybats as well by clicking the above links.

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