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Friday, February 8, 2013

David's 2012 Favorites, Part 2: "Good Time" by Donnie & Joe Emerson

There's a great backstory here -- teen rockers Donnie and Joe Emerson lived on a farm in rural Washington state. They started playing music and their dad took out a second mortgage on his land to buy them decent instruments AND to build an 8-track home studio. They self-released an album in 1979 which went nowhere until it was discovered 30 years later by music bloggers and a track from it was covered by a big-time indie rock act. The album was re-released in 2012 and received an 8.0 rating from Pitchfork.

The album's lead-off track ("Good Time") is extremely catchy and reminds me a lot of Guided By Voices, channeling CCR:



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