Friday, December 14, 2007

TVD's Daily Wax | The Grays "Ro Sham Bo"


Maybe subconsciously I've been trying to convince myself this week that the '90's didn't suck for music -- with some obvious exceptions, of course. I've been surprised to see that much of this week's grabs from the stacks have been mid-90's releases much to my chagrin. I really loathed THEN and STILL despise much of that college/alternative rock that permeated the 90's. (REM - I'm looking right at f'n YOU.) But there were highlights -- the releases from Jellyfish, Suede, Supergrass, Crowded House, Grant Lee Buffalo come to mind, as does yea - Nirvana and reluctantly Oasis. This Grays release, '94's "Ro Sham Bo," brings together Jason Falkner from Jellyfish and LA studio whiz Jon Brion into one hell of a pop group -- produced by Jack Joseph Puig who engineered the two Jellyfish releases (among many others) and who was also behind the board for yesterday's Fabulon LP. Nice stuff here for your Friday...

The Grays - Same Thing (Mp3)
The Grays - Not Long For This World (Mp3)
The Grays - Nothing Between Us (Mp3)
The Grays - No One Can Hurt Me (Mp3)
The Grays - Spooky (Mp3)

And speaking of the '90's -- who did I leave off that quick list? Who merits inclusion to debunk TVD's "The '90's Sucked" ethos?

12 comments:

Davy H said...

Pulp.

Davy H said...

Pulp.

THE VINYL DISTRICT said...

2X the Pulp, eh?

Anonymous said...

Two of the Ike & Tina downloads are nothing more than html files. Is this intentional?

spikelo said...

f'n boy bands is what took the soul out of rock and roll in the 90's.

THE VINYL DISTRICT said...

True...and Nirvana left a zillion copyists in its wake...

THE VINYL DISTRICT said...

Will fix those Ike-links too...

Todd said...

Too Much Joy was my favorite band of choice during the early 90's.
"Long Haired Band from England" was seldom far from my car CD player.

Davy H said...

Er, did I mention Pulp?

Shamus said...

Ummm...Radiohead, Verve, Beck, Material Issue, Portishead, Air, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Wilco, Pixies, Sugar, Teenage Fanclub, Blur, Pavement, Flaming Lips, Belle and Sabastian, My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Squarepusher, Massive Attack, Stereolab, Jeff Buckley, Elliott Smith...

THE VINYL DISTRICT said...

Nice one!

From that list I'll keep: Radiohead, Verve, Material Issue (?), Portishead, Wilco, Teenage Fanclub, Jeff Buckley, Elliott Smith...

DigMeOut said...

Check out a podcast review of Ro Sham Bo by The Grays on Dig Me Out at digmeoutpodcast.com, a weekly podcast dedicated to reviewing lost and forgotten rock of the 90s.