One of the two groups with a difference.
Hybrid Soc Prof offered up 18 ICAs in a fairly short period of time, with his first being on 14 January 2019 and his last on 24 June 2020.
His alias gives away the fact that he was an academic, and if you go back through his postings, you’ll see he was based in Michigan, but that his writings covered many years of interest in music across many parts of the USA.
I have no idea what stopped HSP being such a lively contributor. His last post came at the tail-end of the academic year and was, of course, during the time when COVID was rampaging through North America. I’m trying not to think the worst……
All 18 songs on offer today come from his different ICAs, which means he’s guaranteed eight representatives in the knock-out stages. My decision to devote an entire group to HSP is based largely on the fact that his offerings were on singers and bands rarely featured otherwise on TVV and I like the idea of a few lesser-known or appreciated acts being able to progress.
Once again, the songs are competing for your votes today are #1 from all the relevant ICAs, and they are offered up in alphabetical order of the singer or group involved.
The Black Angels – Currency (ICA 239)
The Black Keys – A Blueprint of Something Never Finished (ICA 246)
Vic Chesnutt – Flirted With You All My Life (ICA 232)
The Dream Syndicate – Kendra’s Dream (ICA 204)
The Feelies – The Boy With Perpetual Nervousness (ICA 218)
Giant Sand – Happenstance (ICA 213)
Michael Hall – Let’s Take Some Drugs and Drive Around (ICA 235)
Chris Isaak – Solitary Man (ICA 255)
The Lyres – You’ll Never Do It Baby (ICA 230)
Morphine – You Look Like Rain (ICA 215)
Chuck Prophet – Pin A Rose On Me (ICA 207)
Rainer Ptacek – Me and The Devil (ICA 242)
Queens of The Stone Age – I Appear Missing (ICA 241)
The Schramms* – Number Nineteen (ICA 236)
Son Volt – Chanty (ICA 207a)
Television – The Dream’s Dream (ICA 248)
The Thin White Hope – Dead Grammas On A Train (ICA 202)
Uncle Tupelo – Moonshiner (ICA 211)
*this track is actually a solo offering by Dave Schramm on an ICA otherwise consisting of songs by the group
I’m looking for you to cast votes for up to eight songs, but don’t worry if you decide to go under that number if not all the songs fully appeal to you….but every vote counts!
As usual, voting closes at midnight (UK time) next Saturday, which is the 30th of July.
Group D next week will have the normal thing of some stuff from myself and a bundle from guest contributors.