Members of the Chicken Ranch family have been asked to create, share, and write about a playlist. CRR’s founder and “El Presidente” Mike D. created a new playlist (special thanks to our friends at Rdio).
CRR Songs and Stories: Episode 1
- "This Cigarette Tastes Like Miami" - Methadone Actors
The seeds of Starlings, TN are planted on this track, which originally appeared on a co-op compilation series entitled “Chicken Ranch Round Up”. Tim Bryan (of HSO), had just joined the band and the less dark and serious side of Steve Stubblefield’s songwriting makes it’s first appearance.
- "Everything is For The Baby" - Automusik
Simply one of the funniest songs I’ve ever heard and was even more hilarious in a live setting with visuals of giant baby doll heads and mutated photos of Britney Spears. Play this for parents of an under 5 year old and watch the painful laughs.
- "Push" - The Woggles
A great song by a band with a fantastic catalog of alternate reality American Bandstand hits. Was thrilled that Jay Edwards included this song on his “Stomp! Shout! Scream!” soundtrack.
- "5 & 10" - Tiger! Tiger!
A great combination of Lounge and Garage Rock, The Tiger! Tiger! debut album, “Collisions”, is sultry, nocturnal fun.
- "No Good" - Willie Heath Neal
This acoustic demo is one of WHN’s finest moments, the song is a straight up heartbreaker. A full band version as a duet with Porter Hall TN’s Molly Conley appears on his album, “Lonesome”, but I’m a bigger fan of this version.
- "I Am Richard Burton"- Lamps
While visiting LA for Tiki Invasion, I went out to Silverlake one night to meet friends John Crooke and Mark Hannibal for drinks and ended up making a record deal with John. His supergroup included a Bangle, a Connell, a Squirrel Nut Zipper, and John’s cousin Dave Burris (both from the band Jolene). (Not to be confused with the excellent garage band who also reside in LA). We will be harassing John to turn over the masters to the long lost follow up EP. Watch this space for more info.
Stay tuned for more playlists by CRR artists and friends….