Tuesday, December 15, 2009

TVD | Holiday Bullshit

These yellow lights are not enough / To illuminate this night / These streets all have a hollow ring / Sounding down inside / This town got our wild years / Now it's quiet here, and still / What good is life without the few / Who lived it to the full? / This yellow glow / Is gonna show me home / Down rivers made of stone / But if you miss old friends tonight / Then you are not alone

Thecocknbullkid - On My Own (Mp3)
Buzzcocks - What Do I Get? (Mp3)
Friends Again - Honey At The Core [Alt. Version] (Mp3)
David Vandervelde - Can't See Your Face No More (Mp3)
Billy Squier - Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You (Mp3)

TVD Class of '72 | "Brother, Brother, Brother" by the Isley Brothers

We've always had some doubts about our correspondent from the '70s. We hadn't heard from him in a while, not since Rocktober.

Then we started to wonder. Have all those good times way back when started to affect him? The '70s were a long time ago. Was he ...

But then, to our great relief, he checked in from the sweet blue haze of time.
"Sorry, man," he said. "Busy." Then he dropped this on TVD. All the way from 1972. "Brother, Brother, Brother" by the Isley Brothers. Mercy.

The Isleys start with a Carole King cover (no surprise there — they liked putting up the covers back then) and things get progressively funkier from there. By the time you're done with these, you won't associate "lay away" with Christmas shopping any more.

It's out of print but is available digitally.

The Isley Brothers - Sweet Season/Keep On Walkin' (Mp3)
The Isley Brothers - Pop That Thang (Mp3)
The Isley Brothers - Lay Away (Mp3)