Hello. My name is Dead Luke. This here is a compilation of some tunes I dig that was compiled for the fine ladies and gents of the fabulous STYROFOAM DRONE. Please listen completely in order to initiate Divine Transubstantiation in the ritual known as The Lucharist. (Divine Transubstantiation results are not guaranteed.)
If you haven’t heard, today marks the release date of the new Non Travellin’ Band cassette Never Prayed Once, out now on Moon Glyph!
???? – “Poor White Trash”
An unnamed hillbilly lamenting on the hardships of life and death. Did anyone cry for ’em? Maybe if you shed a tear you can render his point moot. Doubt you will though.
The Bugs – “Slide”
I’m not really sure what “doing the slop” may refer to, but all mental images the phrase conjures are pretty interesting. My money is on some sort of maneuver that the South has outlawed by now.
Cliff Cenneth & The Lights – “Come on Shake”
Ol’ Cliffy boy and his merry band of Krauts must have some sort of telekinetic mind control powers, cause every time they order me to “Come on Shake” my legs begin a movin’ on their own accord.
The Jagged Edge – “How Many Times”
Some of my favorite lyrical subjects including Thinketh For Thyself and Thou Can’t Telleth I And I What To Do. All wrapped up with handclaps so reverbed out that it sounds like someone being slapped repeatedly in the face while standing in the Grand Canyon.
Claude Cloud – “One Bone”
Claude Cloud and Co. clawing their way through a frantic R n B opus. You can even count along with ’em if you like.
Lefty and the Leadsmen – “Wildwood Fun”
I read a pretty good description of this one that says you can’t really tell Lefty is referring to the beach or the backwoods. Since I’ve got no beaches in sight and plenty of backwoods at my disposal, I always take the latter opinion.
The Bintangs – “I’m a Man”
These boys from the Netherlands take a different approach to Diddley’s classic by slowing it down and adding a nauseating bass line punctuated by quick flashes of guitar brilliance. Tuff stuff.
The Revels – “Conga Twist”
I’m a serious sucker for bongos and this one’s got a killer groove. Apologies for the skip at the end. Most of my records have started sprouting patches of hair that bear a striking resemblance to my dog’s. I have to pull a miniature Tribble off my needle every time a record ends.
Chico Leverett – “Work Work”
Chico lays down some hard truths about the day to day living most of us have to experience. However, if Daddy Warbucks and Mommy Moneybags are still wiping your chin and footing your bill, then this probably doesn’t apply to you.
Buddy Miller – “Teen Twist”
Mr. Miller probably should have put a safety disclaimer on this one. Twisting this hard can’t be good for soft, developing, adolescent spines.
Bobby Jameson – “Okey Fanokey Baby”
A song about a woman from a swamp riding an alligator, and it’s not even a country tune!
The Paragons – “Abba”
I still can’t decide if these lads are singing about going straight edge for a girl named Abba, or if they are using “Abba” in the New Testament sense to tell a girl that God has commanded them to get it on. Both are equally ridiculous so it doesn’t really matter I suppose.
Billy & the Moonlighters – “Little Indian Girl”
This creeper of a tune could be directed at a lady dressed as Pocahontas for Halloween from the sounds of it.
Me and Them Guys – “I Loved Her So”
Did a cover of this one for “God Takes LSD.” Can’t get enough of it. Take 2 chords, repeat, and you’re set.
The Kings – “It’s The LCB”
I feel like I remember reading a statistic that said you can get away with drunk driving something like 83 times in Wisconsin before you get busted. The Kings get busted by the ol’ Liquor Control Board three separate times in the span of three minutes. Time to pack your bags and move it to Wisco buds.
The Wheels – “Road Block”
Insanebeat by way of Ireland.
The Tigermen – “Tiger Girl”
I wouldn’t be surprised if these chaps only wore orange shirts with black slacks and ate Frosted Flakes for breakfast every morning.
Monty Python – “The Galaxy Song (Cosmic Meltdown Edit)”
Assisting Idle & Co. by putting a few grams of psilocybin in the mix. Gilliam would want it that way.
That’s it for now! Unlike Dead Luke’s previous mixes for Styrofoam Drone, hopefully we won’t have to take this one down. Hope you’ve enjoyed thoroughly!
Keep an eye out for,
Non Travellin’ Band – Never Prayed Once CS out now on Moon Glyph!
and also take a listen to,
The Lonesome Savages
God Takes LSD (Moon Glyph)
American Haircut LP (Florida’s Dying)
Meanwhile… In the Midwest LP (Moon Glyph)
Record One 7″ (Sacred Bones)
Lonesome Savages – All Outta Love 7″ EP (Kind Turkey)
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Born to Misbehave (Kind Turkey)