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JAZZ, CLASSICAL MUSIC AND THE ARTS IN NEW YORK CITY

Song of the Day 12/20/08

If you’re going out this weekend and wonder where our constantly updated NYC live music calendar went, it’s here. In the meantime our top 666 songs of alltime countdown continues, one day at a time all the way to #1. Saturday’s is #585:

History of Brazil – Movie Tune

Don’t bother googling this – it’s nowhere to be found. This scorching guitar-and-keyboard anthem from the Maine band’s 1983 cassette-only debut ep blends the majestic fire of 70s art-rock with skittish new wave. Hard to imagine a stronger candidate for inclusion on a “best obscurities ever” compilation. Keyboardist Alan Walker would later go on to found another cult band, retro NYC R&B/Americana revivalists the Brilliant Mistakes.

December 20, 2008 - Posted by | Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I was the vocalist. George Reich was guitar and band leader. Marcus Giametti on bass. Boz on drums. Alan on keyboard. Tried to channel David Bowie, Killing Joke, Talking Heads & the Clash. Great times. Even got paid.

    Comment by Rob Funderburk | October 4, 2011 | Reply


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