Late Night OTB – Can’t Keep No Good Boy Down

New-to-me music lurks in the strangest places. This time, sports talk radio.

I discovered this one a while back via, of all places, the podcast version of the Paul Finebaum Show.

A snippet of it was part of his recurring bumper music last season and it sounded very familiar. But it was likely just reminiscent of music I’d heard from the 1970s and 1980s. This song hit in 2009 and I’d never previously heard of the artist, The Parlor Mob. I listened to some of their other stuff but none of it did much for me. But this was a good find.

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  1. de stijl says:

    Right now, Elvis Costello’s unfairly maligned 1980 Get Happy! full album in order, which I absolutely adore. Screw the haters.

    Next up is Andrew Jackson Jihad (now called AJJ) first two albums. I highly recommend!

    Not for the faint of heart. This is folk-punk a la The Mountain Goats (listen to “Up The Wolves” because it will change your life in a very good way and every sane person will love this as their new and forever favorite song.) AJJ sounds like The Mountain Goats but is way darker lyrically. It’s shocking, but also shockingly good. It’s dobros and steel-pedal guitar and disturbingly direct lyrics about what the world looks like when you’re in that bipolar “bad place”. And the lyricist is crazy good at his job; he’s also the singer and he f*cking sells it hard and well. Think Paul Westerberg x 10.

    If intrigued the first hit is free – Google AJJ or Andrew Jackson Jihad “People II: The Reckoning”

    That song is a good entry point. You’ll either love it and want more. Or you’ll hate it and move on having lost a paltry 4 minutes of your pathetically underutilized lifespan.

  2. OzarkHillbilly says:

    this was a good find.