13 Oct 2010

Guest Mixtape 06: The Bean Scene by David Feck of Comet Gain

Art by David Feck
Voila! Here it is! The mixtape by David Feck of Comet Gain! Twentyone tracks selected by one of our favourite songwriters and namedroppers. Comet Gain have always referenced other songs and bands and with us being suckers for pop cultural references we've always enjoyed the musical history filtered through Comet Gain shambling pop. Weather it's playing live with songs transforming into Teardrop Explodes - Sleeping Gas, sneaking in lyrics from the Byrds - Chestnut Mare like when they played the Buffalo Bar in London or just the pure meta joy that is the song Record Collection it always sent us running for the original. We love being able to take a part of the music that inspire bands we like so this is treat for us. Thank you so much David.

Comet Gain are currently recording a new album which will hopefully be out early next year but you can still pick up The Weekend Dreams split and the I Never Happened single (aw crap, it's sold out) and the Cinema Red And Blue LP which is joint effort by Comet Gain and Crystal Stilts with help by Gary Olson of The Ladybug Transistor, Hamish Kilgour from The Clean and Amy Linton of Henry’s Dress and The Aislers Set .

The Bean Scene
1. The Collectors - Make It Easy
Groovy Canadian garage punk I 1st heard drunk on the floor of a High...(?) flat
2. Laura Nyro - When I Die
All girls hate Laura Nyro
3. Rationals - Listen To Me
Detroits Kinks/Action dancers
4. Soft Boys - Empty Girl
Jagged psych pop genius - one of the best
5. Daughters Of Albion - Hey, You, Wait, Stay
A great lost pop 6TS LP that looks like hippy drivel but is Beach Boys style genius
6. Verlaines - Burlesque
Flying Nun label mystery monks. I dig Chills most but Verlaines are great odd pop
7. Clarence Carter - Can't Leave Your Love Alone
Blind soul dude
8. American Music Club - Heaven In Your Hands
The beautiful sad genius of Mark Eitzel - this song has beautiful words
9. Blue orchids - Work
Ex-Fall members drone groove prole mong
10. Mekons - Ghosts Of American Austronauts
Nice proper pop
11. Belfast Gypsies - Secret Police
Kim Fowley is nuts + mean + tall + full of spite + makes the best dumb 45s
12. Julian Cope - Easter Everywhere
The psych pop warlock sings the delights of elevators 2nd LP from his cheezy period
13. Manfred Mann - It's So Easy Falling
60's English bear pop frenzy. Yowza!
14. Bobby Womack - How I Miss You Baby
Smooth southern soul ballads with gritty guitars - these send me ga-ga
15. Rain Parade - Blue
One of the great 80s psych bands in yearning burn
16. Stone Poneys - One For One
17. The Fall - Fit & Working Again
18. Lilac Time - Finistere
19. Sonic's Rendezvous Band - Electronic Tonic
20. Ted Leo And The Pharmacists - Biomusicology
21. 13th Floor Elevators - Dust
It's been 25 years of reverberating to the great elevators sound. I still ain't ascended yet

(The notes were from Davids handwritten tracklist so apologies if we've misread some words)

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