Left of the Dial: “We’re Only In It For The Money In The Banana Stand”
Written by Chris-R on May 16, 2018
Welcome back to Left of the Dial, where we play music that is meant to be enjoyed by human ears (i.e. “human music”). Tune in as Left of the Dial host Chris-R plays some deep cuts from the classic age of vinyl and beyond. Cockney rockers Arctic Monkeys kick off our set in anticipation of their (at the time of recording unreleased) album Tranquility Moon Base + Casino. Afterwards, we visit the talented sultry New-Wave Marianne Faithfull with her scathing rasp-entangled track “Broken English” and detour even further until we are with our twangy friends in The Flying Burrito Brothers. Another notable act includes a performance by latin-tinged songstress Laura Nyro and her precautionary tale of “Eli’s Comin'” so you’d better hide your heart. Near the middle of the set, we take a page of advice from Jon Brion‘s pre-film soundtrack composition days with his 1982 Power Pop act The Bats who inquire How Pop Can You Get? which Left of the Dial takes as an open invitation. Of course, it’s all Pop with a twist: a Psychedelic Garage Rock blending of The Beach Boys & 90’s Euro-Pop act Dee-Lite, care-free Neil Diamond inspires shoulder-length hair to flow, 1960’s Sunshine-Pop/Psychedelic Folk groups The Association & Tommy James & The Shondells, and a jammed groove from 90’s Ska Pop-Punk rockers Goldfinger.
Anywho, less talk and more rock! Enjoy this weeks freshly curated episode of Left of the Dial.
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