Tag Archives: 2009

#songoftheday: Them Crooked Vultures – Scumbag Blues

Of all the songs Them Crooked Vultures produced, this one always seemed to have the biggest John Paul Jones influence.  Sort of a more bluesy and upbeat companion to Trampled Under Foot from Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti.



#songoftheday: Passion Pit – Let Your Love Grow Tall

Over the years, I just keep coming back to this album. Very few acts before or since have managed to strike that perfect balance between electronic engineering, and the playing of physical instruments.
Throw in some solid harmonies and you’ve got music that while intricately engineered, still comes off sounding sincere and genuine.


#songoftheday: Pearl Jam – Brother

Most of my favourite bands have a single song, or album that I think of as the definitive point where I became a lifelong fan. As far as Pearl Jam’s concerned, this is the one that “got me into” Pearl Jam.

I’d heard the odd song of theirs over the years, and always enjoyed what I’d come across, but this was the track that got me to listen through “Ten” for the first time. The release of “Backspacer” shortly after that sealed the deal.