Wednesday, December 3, 2008

TVD First Date | The Safes

Hello dear reader of The Vinyl District! Frankie from The Safes here! Our music is real! We mean it. It sounds fun and you can shake butt and sing along or just put your hands in pockets and try and look cool! We don’t care!

Influences vary and change like the weather around here. I know Patrick’s really big into Elliot Smith, Spoon, Dr Dog, The Bee Gees and Zeppelin. Michael’s usual listening to Wilco, Rancid, Guided by Voices ,Louis Jordan or Sam Cooke. I love everything! And we all agree that The Flat Duo Jets, Magic Sam, Fetchin Bones, Guadalcanal Diary, Fats Domino, Joe Jackson, The Andalusian Dogs, The Kung Fu Monkeys, Bon Scott, Brian Jones, ELO, Material Issue, The Cramps, The Lovin Spoonful, Syd Barret, Bob Wills, The Rondelles, Ringo Star, The Soft Boys, The Gossip, The Shakedowns, The Differents, Mahler, and Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant are the best ever.

Can’t wait to hit the road, playing live is the best! Our live show is high energy fun! It’s kinda like one of those church services where the people became possessed and everybody’s sweating and singing as hard as they can and really feeling the spirit! Like if an old soul band from the 60 took a time machine to today and played power pop songs through totally cranked guitar amps! Hyper space with a kick ass beat.

The Safes - Sight of All Light (Mp3)
The Safes - The Sky is Falling (Mp3)

TVD's 70's | 1977

Have I ever mentioned to you that my cousin is Cornel Woolrich? "Who's he?" you're asking, right?

Via the Bible o' facts, Wiki: "Cornell George Hopley-Woolrich (December 4, 1903—September 25, 1968) was an American novelist and short story writer. His biographer, Francis Nevins Jr., rated Woolrich the fourth best crime writer of his day, behind only Dashiell Hammett, Erle Stanley Gardner and Raymond Chandler. Some of his best known works were published under the pseudonyms William Irish and George Hopley.

He attended Columbia University, but left without graduating in 1926, upon the publication of his first novel, Cover Charge, a Jazz Age work inspired by the work of F Scott Fitzgerald. He soon turned to pulp and detective fiction, often published under the pseudonyms George Hopley and William Irish. For example, he published his 1942 story "It Had to be Murder", which became the basis of the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock movie Rear Window, under the pseudonym William Irish. Fran├žois Truffaut filmed Woolrich's The Bride Wore Black and Waltz Into Darkness in 1968 and 1969, respectively, the latter as Mississippi Mermaid. Ownership of the copyright in Woolrich's original story "It Had to Be Murder" and its use as the basis for the movie Rear Window (1954) was eventually litigated before the United States Supreme Court in Stewart v. Abend, 495 U.S. 207 (1990)."

What the hell does this have to do with TVD's new tradition of yearly '70's theme weeks you're asking?

Why, it's a tale of intrigue, ...a chance meeting of strangers, ...millions of dollars, ...and MURDER...

ELO - Telephone Line (Mp3)
Manfred Mann - Blinded By The Light (Mp3)
10cc - The Things We Do for Love (Mp3)
Hall & Oates - Rich Girl (Mp3)
Bay City Rollers - Saturday Night (Mp3)