Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Real Cool Time in Hoboken

      Well, I'm about halfway moved into the new digs, so I'm finally able to post something.  I mentioned my fondness for the soundtracks to Married to the Mob and Something Wild when I posted them about two years ago.  I hadn't seen either film, however, in a long time so I had to watch Something Wild again this summer when it was on HBO.  The film still holds up well, imho, and I had forgotten how great the Feelies are in the film as the band at the high school reunion (check it out if it's been a while).  In addition to delving back into the Feelies, I also spent a lot of time listening to other Hoboken bands from the 1980s and 1990s. And since I didn't post anything last week, it's a two disc compilation of said Hoboken bands.  (And I do know that Ben Vaughn was from Philly, but I know he frequently played Maxwell's - the hub of the Hoboken scene.)

Disc One

That Time Is Gone The dB's
Magdalena Ben Vaughn
On the Roof The Feelies
Living In Confusion The Schramms
George Says Kate Jacobs
I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City Richard Barone
Path to Springs Yo La Tengo
The Undertow The Feelies
Who Betrays Me The Cucumbers
If And When The dB's
Nuts & Bolts The Bongos
Daddy's Gone For Good Ben Vaughn
Country Song Tiny Lights
What Can I Say Yo La Tengo
Funeral Song Dave Schramm

Disc Two

Real Cool Time The Feelies
Ups and Downs The dB's
How Many Lives The Schramms
My Siberia Kate Jacobs
Don’t Say A Word (Hot Chicken #2) Yo La Tengo
Young And Dancing The Individuals
Carved In Stone Ben Vaughn
Loveless Love The Feelies
Sweet Blue Cage Richard Barone
Skydiving The Bongos
Right Here, Right Now The Cucumbers
Wild and Small The Schramms
Bad Reputation The dB's
Some Kinda Fatigue Yo La Tengo
Vibrato In The Grotto Ben Vaughn


J.D. Hughes said...

Links are gone, just so you know.
Thanks for the great blog and great music.

Ishkabibliophile said...

I re-upped them on rapidshare, so they should work now.

J.D. Hughes said...

THanks so much. These really bring back some great memories.

Puffin Randy said...

Nice looking playlists. But, I would be remiss if I didn't point out that The dB's are from North Carolina (being a son of the Old North State myself).

rogue46 said...

The Feelies are one of my favorite bands.

dogbreath said...

Many thanks for this neat mix of tunes which, even though I'm a couple of thousand miles east of Hoboken, are getting my toes tapping. Cheers & keep up the good work!

Ishkabibliophile said...

@J.D. rogue46, and dogbreath,

Quite welcome. Now I'm not going to say all the stuff here hasn't aged at least a little bit, the Feelies do still sound oddly fresh, at least to these middle-aged ears.

@Puffin Randy,
I admit I'm not real sure of the dB's chronology, but I'm pretty sure they spend at least some time in Hoboken. But don't quote me on that. :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like you/we are the victim of rapidshare's "new" policy:

Download not available
File owner's public traffic exhausted.

Ah, business...

Ishkabibliophile said...


Try it again. I'm pretty sure others have downloaded them since Tuesday.