Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The dBs' benefit download

Last night on Sound Opinions, Jim and Greg interviewed Chris Stamey of the legendary dBs (one of the best bands of the early 80s, doncha know?). They're back together and actually play in Chicago this weekend. The reason I bring this up is because The dBs have posted an unreleased track (a cover of "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted") on their Web site to solicit donations for the New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund. Two dBs members, Peter Holsapple and Jeff Beninato, are among the many who fled New Orleans in the wake of the disaster and have suffered loss of home and possessions. But Stamey stressed that money raised from this download goes to the general fund to help all New Orleans musicians struggling to get back on their feet. The suggested donation is $5. What are you waiting for?

This has always been my favorite dBs song:

Black and White (mp3) - The dBs

And I thought I'd mention that Pitchfork gave OK Go's latest a 2.2 today. Key quote: "Frontman Damian Kulash calls most of the shots here, and not surprisingly, his frat boy spin on Elvis Costello shows marginal progress since "You're So Damn Hot". When he's not screaming "come on!" or "hey!", Kulash's razor wit tackles an array of subjects ranging from women to girls to chicks."

Ouch. Then there's Chicagoist's take on the band's downward career trajectory. I still love the amazingly geeky "Million Ways" video, though.


Blogger -tr0y- said...

youre kidding?! ok go? i LOVE that video too. ive seen them once and they were surprisingly good. i bought the album and actually kind of like it. (dont tell anyone...)

9:45 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I think you just outed yourself as a fan. I mostly know them as performers of the theme music to Chicago Public Radio's Odyssey program. Seriously.

8:53 AM  

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