Tuesday, June 05, 2012
-valis Pick of the Week
Hail Voyagers! Celebrating this past Friday's release of the new album by Todd Parker and the Witches! Actually a revisitation of an earlier Tadpoles cassette-only release. Titled Evil Bliss, it attempts, quite admirably, to reassess the cassette-only album Beautiful Music For Ugly Children, dating back to 1989. As they explain: " In early 1989, Tadpoles (then a duo of Mike Audino and me) produced a cassette-only album on our 4-track called Beautiful Music For Ugly Children and gave it out to a few friends before promptly moving on to the next batch of songs. That's just how things we done in the days before MP3, the web and file sharing. In the 90's, two of those songs, Judas, This is Jesus and Old Dirty Mushrooms appeared in freshly recorded form as bonus tracks on Tadpoles "Far Out" album and the "Know Your Ghosts EP" And that was the last Beautiful Music we ever played for Ugly Children. Until Now. A funny thing happened on the way to recording an album of brand new Witches material. We got sidetracked. Mike always said BMFUC was his favorite Tadpoles album. He wanted to give it another chance. So we did. And now Beautiful Music for Ugly Children has turned into Evil Bliss. What is old is new. What is new is old. We had a lot of fun remaking this. Hope you have fun listening to it. What is made is how it is. And that, is all. " Here's the title track: ..and, another favorite: We're all better for their giving this another chance! You can listen to the archived stream here; or, hear it this Friday, on The Dead Man's Turn Me On, Dead Man show on Live365, where it's heard every Friday at noon eastern time, as well as Mr. Atavist's Sunrise Ocean Bender show, heard every Monday from 1 to 3 am eastern, on WRIR in Richmond, VA.