Friday, February 21, 2014

Enquiry of the Day / Week / Month / Year / All-Time

Of all the hilarious incorrect enquiries I've ever had when working in a music store, the one I had today ranks as an all-time classic:

Young woman: "Excuse me, do you have any Edgar Allan Poe CDs?"

Me, bewildered: "Um...he was a poet and author of horror stories."

Young woman: "No, he's a country singer."

Me, cracking up inside: "I think you mean David Allan Coe."

Young woman: "Yeah, that's him! Do you have his CDs?"

(Image above: Edgar Allan Poe in his little discussed, none-too-successful redneck outlaw country period.)  

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Late to the Party

Despite the fact that I'm immersed in music most every day of my life, it's inevitable that some bands or artists will slip past me and remain off my radar until one day I trip over them by chance. Occasionally I'll fall hard for a band or artist that's totally new to me, even though to many others they've been around forever. Such is the case with THE LEN PRICE 3, who released the first of their four albums ten years ago, yet until last week I can never recall having heard the name.

Oh my, what a band! Taking the classic sounds of such as The Who, The Kinks, The Jam and all things Billy Childish, they create magnificent, ultra-English garage-pop songs that I'm having problems shifting from my brain. I can see The Len Price 3 acting as the catalyst to spending plenty of time with the above and their ilk this year, which certainly won't be any kind of hardship.

I know of at least one reader of this blog who will likely already know and love this band, but to any others out there also new to The Len Price 3, it is my pleasure to share a few of their cool videos and punchy little songs here. Enjoy...