Thursday, May 19, 2005

One thing I know for sure now

THE GRIFTERS "Divine/ She Blows Blasts of Static"
As the course of my minor heartache pulses from brood-y moping to angry moping (and, weirdly, breaking out in fucking hives on my hands!) I find myself more involved in the heavier and louder tunes. This is the B-Side of the great "Soda Pop" single, the fourth release on Shangri-La Records, a 1992 recording that just might be this fabulous Memphis act's single finest work. I love the false beginnings they used on a few of their songs, don't you? It was sort of a hallmark I guess. One day the Grifters will be seen for the total geniuses they were. You must not ignore the strength of their bombast.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still trying to figure out why "Crappin' You Negative" didn't make Rock Stars out of them.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

That's just what I was going to say ... Crappin' You Negative ...

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have the new Paper Plates cd which is what Tripp is doing nowadays if you want a copy.

2:58 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Mike, sorry to put this in a comment, but I don't know where else to reach you. Can you please email me at Thanks, Kim Cooper, Scram Magazine

9:43 AM  
Blogger Disco:Very said...

I've had hives as the result of a break-up as well. Pretty weird. I went to a doctor about it and he said that was pretty normal for the stress of the situation. Hang in there--it'll go away as things get better.

9:28 PM  

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