Conjunction Junction Vol. 3
LATE BREAKING: I’ll have a whole blog, next time, about the death this week of Atlantic Records genius producer and A&R guy JERRY WEXLER, but since I have to go get ready for my gig TONIGHT at IPO San Francisco (click on this to read) I thought I’d leave you with Volume 3 of my fun game, Conjunction Junction.
New to the game? Here’s the rule, take two or more existing band names (or artists) and conjoin them. Then describe how they might sound. I usually do a couple of illustrations too. And as always, I ask you, dear reader, to play along at home and send me your own Conjunction Junctions in the COMMENT area.
Here’s a few I just came up with….
RILO KILEY MINOGUE: L.A. alternative rockers with penchant for Aussie-fied German disco workouts
Aimee Mannheim Steamroller: Introspective Female songwriter backed by bloated and pompous symphonic arrangements.
Apples In Stereolab: Moody droning Belgian soundsculptors with nasal voiced but catchy melodic songs.
SUN RA-MONES: New York based rawkers back Saturn based atonal jazz in noise off.
Huey Lewis and The New Kids on the Bloc Party: Veteran San Francisco singer fronts a much matured boy band accompanied by English alt-rock guitar band.
B.T.O.-zomat-Lee “Scratch” Perry Farrell: 70’s Canadian guitar rock set to multi-ethnic world music groove, with extremely harmonized vocal wails from former Jane’s Addiction frontman, Farrell. Whole is then mixed with tons of reverb and by the Jamaican Dub pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry.
Southside Johnny Marr-tha Wainwright: Former Smiths guitarist, backs duets by veteran New Jersey soul man and provocative confessional female songwriter. Not to be double booked with…
Van Morrissey: Ex Smiths singer tackles the celebrated songbook of the immortal Belfast poet.
A Tribe Called Question Mark and The Mysterians – one extremely long, yet funky, cover of “96 Tears”.
And finally, for now,
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARKNESS
A picture is worth a thousand words, so here’s a grand of verbiage in visual form…