It recently occurred to me, while playing some Soul Coughing for a friend who’d been on a weird music hiatus during the late 90s, that many of the band’s best tracks are currently either totally impossible to (legally) get hold of, or scattered across various soundtracks. Notwithstanding the much-appreciated inclusion of “Buddha Rhubarb Butter” and “Sixteen Horses” on the Lust in Phaze compilation, and the more recent release of a (dubiously titled) Live Rarities album, this seems borderline criminal. An album that is at least as good as any of their studio releases could be assembled from studio cuts of the various tracks they did for EPs and promos, soundtracks, and foreign versions of their albums. Songs like “Lemon Lime,” “Rare Star Ball,” “The Brooklynites,” “Wooly Imbibe,” “Needle to the Bar,” and “Blow My Only” (among others) should not be lost to posterity. Please get on this.
Dear Warner Brothers…
December 10th, 2007 · 1 Comment
Tags: Art & Culture