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I can't find this band on iTunes (or elsewhere, for that matter). Xgau gave them an "A" in his most recent CG (below), but he's burned me many times before. Are they worth checking out?


WUSSY
Funeral Dress
(Shake It)

In which Chuck Cleaver—Ass Ponys, you remember, they still play out around Cincinnati—joins unknown Lisa Walker, multi-instrumentalist Mark Messerly, and amateur drummer Dawn Burman for 11 three-minute songs, all about perfect, one after the other after the other. Small, but about perfect, with Walker handling the human detail and Cleaver tossing off metaphors—a sideshow horse, a shunt to drain the fear from his brain. It's an ideal partnership—vocally and lyrically, Walker grounds the old guy and he lifts her. The band sound is more Velvets than Burritos, yet country still. It's as if they've reduced all of white Ohio to an articulated drone, unlocked a silo or warehouse of hummable tunes, and worked out the harmonies. A

Jim M (jmcgaw), Thursday, 9 February 2006 19:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Wow. That sounds great. Chuck Cleaver is so underrated. I get "Little Bastard" and "Earth To Grandma" stuck in my head on a regular basis.

Brooker Buckingham (Brooker B), Thursday, 9 February 2006 19:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I found it on slsk, it's great.

Ass Ponys fans may be disappointed to find that Chuck doesn't sing on all the songs, but it doesn't really matter, cause the girl adds a whole new element. As the Dean said, it's more alt rock than alt country.

Best song is the first song, Airborne. That has both of them singing. In a better world, it would be a hit.

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Thursday, 9 February 2006 19:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

You can hear Airborne and three other songs on their site:
http://www.wussymusic.com/

Chuck B, Thursday, 9 February 2006 19:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I can't stop listening to Airborne. It is getting to be a problem. Somebody please help.

moxie alvarez, Wednesday, 15 February 2006 19:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It is a great song. I've listened to it quite a bit as well. I love when she comes in.

TRG (TRG), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 19:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

There's a lot to like about Wussy; their ready-for-radio hit features a self-destructively prominent f-bomb, the entire album's 37 minutes long (nowadays I give gold stars just for brevity), and it's been a while since I've heard a lyric as pitch perfect as

And all the treasure from the good days
Is going through the last phase
Of Yours and Yours and Mine
When something from the Yours pile
Shattered on the floor tile
And you went off like Frakenstein


The title cut is a shameless rip of The Undertones' "Teenage Kicks," and they cite VU and The Meat Puppets as influences, so I suppose their hearts are in the right place. If Funeral Dress had come out on Homestead Records in 1985, it would've been a CMJ chart topper.

But it's appropriate that Christgau says they "unlocked a silo or warehouse of hummable tunes, and worked out the harmonies" cause this is a very workmanlike album. There's "writer's workshop" damage all over this thing and if you told me they built this in the garage using power tools and The Singer-Songwriter Handbook For The Rock Musician I wouldn't be surprised. You know those wistful songs that TV shows like Scrubs or Grey's Anatomy play over concluding ain't-life-poignant montages of thoughtful character shots (lesson-learned voiceover optional)? If The Drew Carey Show ever indulged in such hijinks, Funeral Dress could've provided a half-season's worth of grist. OHIO!

As for the future, Wussy might:
A) release 3 more steady-rocking slabs like this one and then issue one hell of a greatest hits album
B) put 5 songs as good as "Airborne" on their next record and end up on everybody's top 10 list of 2006
C) resist their formalist tendencies and push what they've got into some weird new sonic territory
D) encourage Lisa Walker to extend her countrified girl-gone-bad-is-now-a-bitter-woman snarl (as evidenced in "Airborne") over the course of an album

... any of which would be a good thing, although C and/or D would be my personal preferences.

Edward III (edward iii), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ysi?

rizzx (Rizz), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 21:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

anyone heard the newest, Be here now? yet another A from X'gau and it may well be my favorite batch of songs. i guess they're kind of obscure in that i've never even seen their cd's at amoeba, and i don't think they've travelled West of the Rockies.

outdoor_miner, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 16:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love it – an angrier Yo La Tengo, although the male Wussy occasionally sounds like Adam Duritz.

Bud Huxtable (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 16:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

weird I was just thinking about them the other day in that "what every happened to wussy" way

鬼の手 (Edward III), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

whatever, that is

鬼の手 (Edward III), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

what ever

鬼の手 (Edward III), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

whatevery

鬼の手 (Edward III), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

i guess "be here now" is a typo. it says "be the best" on the actual disc, but wussy's website refers to the disc as s/t. who cares

outdoor_miner, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

"and i don't think they've travelled West of the Rockies."

just got this e-mail from chris brokaw today:

"hi all,

wanted to let you know i have a solo show next week at pa's lounge, in somerville. i'll be playing a bunch of new stuff from recent records and upcoming ones. my good pals from ohio WUSSY will also perform, as well as NATHAN XANDER and PAPER AND SAND. come on down if you can!"

scott seward, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 18:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

that would be friday, june 19th.

scott seward, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 18:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

i love Funeral Dress.
like somewhere between The Vaselines, Yo La Tengo and New Pornographers.
The underrated Lisa Walker writes better songs than Cleaver - maybe thats why this record is better than anything Ass Ponys ever done imo\.

how are the other 2 Wussy records compared to Funeral Dress?

Zeno, Saturday, 29 August 2009 16:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

they keep getting stronger. esp. the songs/writing on the new one. i've only heard it about 7 or 8 times, but love it more with each listen.

outdoor_miner, Saturday, 29 August 2009 20:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

Chuck Cleaver has been responsible for a buttload of great music in the 2000s. Haven't heard the new Wussy, but I loved the last two. And the Ass Ponys were seemingly incapable of writing a bad song, especially on the last two records, Some Stupid With A Flare Gun and Lohio.

I saw the Ass Ponys at Maxwells a few years back, as part of a triple bill with Neko Case and the Handsome Family. So good.

kornrulez6969, Saturday, 29 August 2009 22:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

well, the new Wussy album is awesome.
yes - they do keep getting stronger.
the album is even more hooky and catchier than Funeral Dress,the production is cleaner and thicker, and the melodies reminding me stuff like Quasi or early BtS (meets YLT New Porno's).

one of the most underrated bands around this days - how come Matador/Merge didnt sign them yet?!
(on the other hand,a step like that might ruin them)

Zeno, Tuesday, 1 September 2009 17:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

love:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuyHa9OO63g

Zeno, Tuesday, 1 September 2009 18:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Downloaded this at amazon for $6.99. So great.

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 21 October 2009 18:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

Still great.

kornrulez6969, Monday, 28 June 2010 01:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, they are pretty great (well, their songs are, anyway). i just really really REALLY fucking wish they didn't sound like such a demo band. Lord Lucifer please to bestow unto them a decent producer/engineer. kthxbye.

"enduring lack of street cred" (Ioannis), Monday, 28 June 2010 08:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

i like them, though they tend reapeat the same schticks (esp. with the male/female vocals) ans as a result some of their songs sounds like versions of older ones

Zeno, Monday, 28 June 2010 09:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

I've just caught up with this year's record and love a lot of it. If they were to ever come through Toronto (maybe they already have, and I missed it), I would actually make the effort to see them.

clemenza, Tuesday, 21 December 2010 12:33 (six years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

New Wussy album!!!

http://wussy.bandcamp.com/album/strawberry

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 7 September 2011 18:49 (six years ago) Permalink

nothing's special on first listen

nostormo, Wednesday, 7 September 2011 19:05 (six years ago) Permalink

I like everything this band does, including this. There's nothing as immediate as Rigor Mortis, but even so, it's still vintage Wussy. Chuck Cleaver continues to rock.

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 7 September 2011 20:17 (six years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Hey Wussy fans, read what Robert Christgau has to say about them.

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:10 (five years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

Their song Motorcycle is one of my favorites of last 5 years:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdJuHzw5PFw

live version is great too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdR5NagZYSw

Campari G&T, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:27 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYMkVn9u8vU

And what a great song this was (with simple but indelible guitar riff!) (charming video too)

Campari G&T, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:42 (five years ago) Permalink

just one more link - Yellow Cotton Dress (live)

That Grisly Adams guy plays some great guitar in this clip!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X31p51zN19A

Campari G&T, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Normally my taste diverge that greatly from the ILX norm; but in this once case I can't recall a single other person expressing any kind of appreciation for what I consider one of best songs of the last decade: Mayflies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYMkVn9u8vU

I even got more of a favorably response when praising Northside a few years back..

Campari G&T, Thursday, 13 December 2012 07:59 (five years ago) Permalink

I realize the grammar in that last post makes it sound like it was Google-translated from Russian

Campari G&T, Thursday, 13 December 2012 08:07 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

OK, my favorite album of 2013 has just come out, and it's free. Get your Wussy outtakes and live versions record at wussy.org. It's called Popular Favorites. Holy moley, so so so good.

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 8 January 2013 06:00 (four years ago) Permalink

I downloaded that the other day, but haven't had a chance to listen yet. "Pizza King" was high on my year-end list.

clemenza, Tuesday, 8 January 2013 14:47 (four years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

I don't pay any attention to Record Day, so I didn't realize there was a short one (seven songs) called Duo out there. No luck so far figuring out how to get hold of it.

clemenza, Sunday, 8 September 2013 17:42 (four years ago) Permalink

I went through everything they've done and listened closely. (I've put songs of theirs on year-end lists, but I hadn't really taken time with each album.) If I made an introductory mix-CD, here's what I'd put on it.

1. "Airborne" (2005)
2. "Crooked" (2005)
3. "Bought It Again" (2005)
4. "Mayflies" (2007)
5. "Millie Christine" (2007)
6. "Tiny Spiders" (2007)
7. "Sun Giant Says Hey" (2007)
8. "Melody Ranch" (2007)
9. "Vivian Girls" (2007)
10. "Gone Missing" (2009)
11. "Happiness Bleeds" (2009)
12. "Muscle Cars" (2009)
13. "All the Bugs Are Growing" (2009)
14. "Airborne" (2011 acoustic version)
15. "Crooked" (2011 acoustic version)
16. "Magnolia" (2011)
17. "Pizza King" (2011)
18. "Little Miami" (2011)
19. "Runaway" (2013)
20. "North Sea Girls" (2013)

A title..."The Last Phase of Yours and Yours and Mine." They've been my favourite band for the past couple of years.

clemenza, Wednesday, 11 September 2013 22:46 (four years ago) Permalink

thank you this thread for reminding me of "earth to grandma."

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 11 September 2013 23:33 (four years ago) Permalink

But....but....how could you have a Wussy best-of without Rigor Mortis or Grand Champion Steer. or Maglite fer crying out loud!

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:35 (four years ago) Permalink

Just not crazy about any of them. I don't know, past "Airborne," they seem like a blank slate where favorites could fall anywhere. (I love the Ass Ponys' "Astronaut," too.)

clemenza, Thursday, 12 September 2013 01:17 (four years ago) Permalink

Fighter Pilot is another great Ass Ponys song. And Kung Fu Reference and Dried Up from the follow up.

You could make a strong argument for Chuck Cleaver being the best songwriter of the millennium with Ass Ponys and Wussy together.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 12 September 2013 01:26 (four years ago) Permalink

How can I get North Sea Girls?

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 12 September 2013 01:30 (four years ago) Permalink

I got it through a well-known secret file sharer. (So well known that I feel silly doing the thing with the asterisks--but if I don't do it, I worry that I'll bring the whole operation to a ruinous end.) It's only seven short songs--if you're not particular about vinyl, I'm sure I could get it to you in a couple of e-mails. Or you could go through the well-known secret file sharer.

clemenza, Thursday, 12 September 2013 01:40 (four years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

I would definitely add Maglite and the Funeral Dress II version of Conversation Lags. That chorus drives me insane:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brgBSZReyH8

campreverb, Thursday, 10 October 2013 21:50 (four years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

The new album is excellent so far.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 6 April 2014 00:38 (three years ago) Permalink

I voted for "North Sea Girls" last year, so I already know that's good. Found a site where I was able to hear "Teenage Wasteland"--also very good, and I like how the beginning paraphrases what you'd expect. (I guess they were inspired by One Direction's "Best Song Ever.") The album cover's kind of ugly; with such a great title, I think they could have done better there. Still looking forward to it, of course.

clemenza, Sunday, 6 April 2014 02:53 (three years ago) Permalink

looks like there is some sort of new record store day thing too:
http://wussy.ella.net/projects/public-domain-vol-1/

campreverb, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 13:43 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Video for "Halloween."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjopi16hNkM

clemenza, Thursday, 14 May 2015 04:41 (two years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

19m
Shamelessly sensitive melo("music")drama as increasingly cosmic noise rock folk, always true to the tune & words/plot https://wussy.bandcamp.com/album/public-domain-volume-i

https://f1.bcbits.com/img/a3075847013_16.jpg

dow, Saturday, 19 September 2015 04:03 (two years ago) Permalink

Listening now... this is not an acoustic album as they've done in the past -- it's the full-on Wussy alt.drone applied to traditional songs.

Adam J Duncan, Wednesday, 30 September 2015 05:58 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Finally got around to burning the Magic Words record that came out earlier this year (The Day We Ran Away). Fantastic. The versions (earlier? later?) of Wussy songs are usually so different they're barely recognizable, and there are at least a couple of excellent (what I think are) new songs.

clemenza, Monday, 21 December 2015 00:31 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

New album "Forever Sounds" out in March.

"...exploring such themes as hauntings, false prophets, aliens and The Big Lebowski" (not too excited about that last part)

http://wussy.bandcamp.com/album/forever-sounds

Ys Man a.k.a. Have One on G (geoffreyess), Thursday, 21 January 2016 22:11 (one year ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/wussy_official/dropping-houses-shake-itdamnably-2016

song rules, they're playing NYC twice in march, love this band

adam, Friday, 22 January 2016 16:19 (one year ago) Permalink

What's the deal with the debut, "Funeral Dress"? It's way out of print, any plans for a reissue?

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 22 January 2016 16:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Another fantastic song. This band is so great.

And they're finally starting to get more attention. I can't think of a band that deserves success more than them.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 22 January 2016 16:23 (one year ago) Permalink

x-post

The MP3 album is available on Amazon. Not sure about the physical CD.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 22 January 2016 16:29 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

The Big Lebowski song is actually outstanding (and I was nervous about it too before I heard it).

Jimmywine Dyspeptic, Friday, 5 February 2016 17:48 (one year ago) Permalink

Where did you hear it?

cpl593H, Friday, 5 February 2016 17:50 (one year ago) Permalink

I know a guy who's reviewing it. I tried to get a copy but no dice. That was one of the two songs I heard, at least I'm reasonably sure it was one of them, since it had lines taken directly from the film in the lyrics (Walter's funeral speech).

Jimmywine Dyspeptic, Friday, 5 February 2016 18:05 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Saw the trio show tonight, which was excellent despite some fits and starts.
When it all clicks and Chuck & Lisa sing together it's just mesmerizing, like a darker, Midwestern X or Fleetwood Mac.
They also went super obscure and played the Twinkeyz 'Aliens In Our Midst'.

campreverb, Sunday, 21 February 2016 09:55 (one year ago) Permalink

The guitars are just huge on this one.

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 2 March 2016 18:08 (one year ago) Permalink

This is my second Wussy album, and it sounds less varied and certainly a lot slower and more abrasive than Attica. Most notably, nothing here shimmers like "North Sea Girls." Not saying I don't like it, I just need some more time with it.

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Friday, 4 March 2016 18:31 (one year ago) Permalink

It's definitely a departure from their other records. Chuck's songs are better here, where Lisa dominated Attica.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 4 March 2016 21:01 (one year ago) Permalink

"she killed hundreds" and "my parade" are the early standouts (besides "dropping houses"). i'm seeing them tonight in the 5-piece configuration, interested in seeing how the new songs work live.

adam, Friday, 4 March 2016 21:06 (one year ago) Permalink

Video for "She's Killed Hundreds"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4jUTWKy35Q

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Monday, 7 March 2016 14:56 (one year ago) Permalink

New album's good but not blowing me away.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 7 March 2016 14:57 (one year ago) Permalink

i think the production is kinda murky and not in an atmospheric way. live it was much more blistering and raucous. they covered "ceremony" too.

adam, Monday, 7 March 2016 15:06 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I'm still not sold on the whole thing--the Lebowski song is a slog--but the closing four-song stretch is fantastic. Love how they follow (imho) the album's best rocker ("Sidewalk Sale") with three rather textured ballads.

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Friday, 25 March 2016 19:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Great sound, but the songs aren't as strong as usual. Still an excellent record.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 25 March 2016 20:30 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

They did a nice cover of New Order's "Ceremony" for RSD:

https://soundcloud.com/damnably/wussy-ceremony-rsd-7

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 4 May 2016 03:46 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

A track of theirs came up in my Discover Weekly this week and I am digging it. Have to admit I wondered for a bit if the female vocalist was Karen O.

The Professor of Hard Rain (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 24 July 2016 22:03 (one year ago) Permalink

Song i listened to even referenced my current screen name.

The Professor of Hard Rain (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 25 July 2016 01:12 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

My new favorite band, based on Funeral Dress and my other other meanderings through the catalog.

Has anyone who's never read Robert Christgau ever been into Wussy?

I heard about this one guy who lives in North Dakota who fits this description. But that's it.

― clemenza, Saturday, August 30, 2014 3:55 AM (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i'm into wussy because of chuck cleaver, and i'm into chuck cleaver because of the afghan whigs (covering the ass ponys)

not that the rest of them, particularly lisa walker, aren't awesome. anyway, christgau is not involved

― mookieproof, Saturday, August 30, 2014 4:12 AM (1 year ago)


I guess in theory I could have found out about them through either of these paths but I don't keep up like I used to.

The Rest Is A Cellarful of Noise (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 11 August 2016 01:29 (one year ago) Permalink

But yeah, "Bug" is problematic. Is it named after the Dinosaur, Jr. album?

The Rest Is A Cellarful of Noise (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 11 August 2016 01:37 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

My new favorite band

me too

flopson, Wednesday, 14 September 2016 21:15 (one year ago) Permalink

Finally listened to Forever Sounds, which earns its name--which, if they didn't consciously make from Forever Changes and Pet Sounds, might as well have, cos it's that kind of vibrant sonic monument, made of Grade-A Collector's Guide Catnip---but so far can't hear why xgau says it's more the sound than the songs; to me it's the sound of songs, of detail curving in through the wide windscreen strata of perspective (doesn't seem all that overdubby though, even on headphones: think they could get a lot of the same effect on stage, or recording live in the studio).
Title also related to the mythopoeic power and ambition and hope and compulsive urge in their surge, x fatalistic or morbid themes: they're off to see thee wizard, even though we're all gonna die sometyme--so: folk music, and big loud catchiness too; sounds like they still like the Who as well as Richard and Linda maybe even more compatibly than ever, and this is what we get after Attica! and Public Domain Vol. 1(harmonium and piano from the splintered parlor show up on intro of last track, even).
This pulled me in right away, which isn't absolutely necessary but always favored.
Lisa and Hungry Chuck: Mom 'n' Pop ov Dragons (Midwestern loose meat sandwich ones, of course).

dow, Friday, 23 September 2016 18:08 (one year ago) Permalink

"all gonna die someday" if we haven't already, with at least one song about (calling himself)a ghost(because he can be or call himself whatever he wants to) glimpsed already.

dow, Friday, 23 September 2016 18:13 (one year ago) Permalink

that post's a little too off the deep end for me but i think i agree with the sentiment, that there is something special about this album :)

(doesn't seem all that overdubby though, even on headphones: think they could get a lot of the same effect on stage, or recording live in the studio).

this is definitely true. it just sounds like a guitar indie rock band, just a really really good and exquisitley recorded one \o/

I also agree with this, from a p4k review: "there remains something resolutely midwestern in the delivery" which I think you are getting at with Lisa and Hungry Chuck: Mom 'n' Pop ov Dragons (Midwestern loose meat sandwich ones, of course).

dropping horses -> she's killed hundreds is the best one-two punch album opener of the year

flopson, Friday, 23 September 2016 19:04 (one year ago) Permalink

So with this band are we supposed to assume every perceived reference to something else is really there, for instance that the fire-starting "cigarette alone" of "Beautiful" is the same one smoked on the steps by the fireworks-noticing Joe Doe in "4th of July"?

Berberian Begins at Home (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 30 September 2016 00:26 (one year ago) Permalink

Uh, John Doe. Don't know who Joe Doe is or how he got in there.

Berberian Begins at Home (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 30 September 2016 00:52 (one year ago) Permalink

Yes, you track down every word referred to by every word of every song. We don't, but you do. Get workin'.

dow, Friday, 30 September 2016 01:01 (one year ago) Permalink

Okay. I'll be back in a little bit

Berberian Begins at Home (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 30 September 2016 01:13 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Digging the cover of "Ceremony."

I Walk the Ondioline (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 2 December 2016 19:28 (one year ago) Permalink

I hate this band name so much and that they're supposed to be like actually good bugs the shit out of me

though she denies it to the press, (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 2 December 2016 20:18 (one year ago) Permalink

dude,

1) the name's not that bad???

2) they're siick

flopson, Saturday, 3 December 2016 23:47 (one year ago) Permalink

They write good songs.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 3 December 2016 23:48 (one year ago) Permalink

Great name, great band. You want a bad band name, check out his previous band the Ass Ponys. They were great too.

kornrulez6969, Sunday, 4 December 2016 10:48 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I am enjoying a Wussy song. :(

Maybe Christgau is right.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 27 December 2016 16:32 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Which one?

How I Wrote Plastic Bertrand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 27 December 2016 16:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Don't hold Christgau against them.

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 27 December 2016 16:53 (eleven months ago) Permalink

It was from the new album. I think it was Gone. (Was just playing things on shuffle.) Now I'm playing the album.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 27 December 2016 17:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Snow day here, no students; looking around for something to play, noticed the whole Buckeye compilation is on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T70rE2aB9EQ

clemenza, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 16:00 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Oops.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8feB5IhNG8

clemenza, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 16:00 (eleven months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Stuck in the corn maze
With only a transistor radio

TS Hugo Largo vs. Al Factotum (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 00:52 (eight months ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

I recently tweeted:
These days I'm not likely to get hooked on "droney dream pop" w Radio Shack beats, but @muncie_girl makes it work, most of the time, on this 18-track Magic Words collection https://themagicwords.bandcamp.com/ The most unusual talent can be a bad influence: "Hey I can do that!" Probly not.

(she's been promoting it w UK shows)

dow, Monday, 4 December 2017 23:31 (one week ago) Permalink

those magic words tracks are so great, kind of gives lie to the Wussy creation myth though.
personally think she is the best vocalist in rock right now.

campreverb, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 04:04 (one week ago) Permalink


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