Well, well, well… we managed to stir up some controversy with yesterday’s Hall of Fame inductees due to our blatant omission of the Latin American singing group Menudo.*
*True except for the controversy and the fact that our omission of Menudo was not blatant.
As we prepare to induct the next three E2TG favorites into our HofF, we still do not have Menudo, but we do have a boy band of sorts to head today’s list. (A Hall of Fame page is still in the works)
4. Valued Customer (Toronto, Canada)
5. The Dead Exs (New York, NY)
6. The Imperial Rooster (Espanola, NM)
Welcome to the E2TG Hall of Fame!
“Obsidian” by Theory of Machines (from EP1. A heavy rock instrumental from London.)
“Some Say” by Solardrive (featuring TC) (from Solardrive. An interesting new indie-pop band from L.A. which features Balthazar Getty)
“Broken Heartland” by The Coal Men (from Escalator. More excellent stuff from this Nashville band. The attached video features lead Coal Man – Dave Coleman performing a Daniel Lanois song in the awe-inspiring sanctuary of Nashville’s Downtown Presbyterian Church)
“Mercy” by prattle on, rick. (from Some Quiet Majesty. Another great track from this Nashville singer/songwriter)
“Blue Moon Howl” by Mark Robinson (from Have Axe -Will Travel. This album has been Nominated by the Nashville Blues Society for the Best Self-Produced CD for the International Blues Challenge. The winner will be announced in January 2014. Mark is a great ambassador for Nashville Blues music, and Have Axe – Will Travel is one of our favorite albums of this year.)
“Little Time” by Adam Hill (from Little Time. Make it three Nashville artists in a row. Little Time is the latest album by Singer Songwriter Adam Hill)
“Tenderness” by General Public (from All the Rage. Digging back to 1984 and this IRS records band headed by Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger of The Beat, and their smash hit song.)
“Theatre is the Life of You” by the Minutemen (from Double Nickels on the Dime. San Pedro.)
“Baby Blue” by Jay Farrar (a cover of the 1971 BadFinger classic which has come back into prominence due to it’s inclusion in the final episode of a recent popular television series. Ex-Uncle Tupelo/Son Volt member Farrar turns the song into a beautiful, dusty alt-country gem.)