a couple of years ago, i took a chance and posted one of my most beloved records, the raindogs’ lost souls. the record has been out of print for some time, and i really wanted more people to hear it. lost souls came out 1990, and for the life of me i dont really remember how i found out about em, cause it seems that their reach, sadly, was limited to mostly the boston area. actually i may have my friend dom and his brother dan for turning me onto em. either way, like i said originally since its release its definitely in my top 5 list of most listened to records. its crazy to me that after 21 years it still sounds fresh and new to me. it sounds like it could have been released in any year, including this one. in terms of a roots-rockiness record, i dont think there are many higher than lost souls. i may even go so far to say regardless of the genre, they dont get much better.
mark cutler, the man who fronted the raindogs and who has not stopped making music, thankfully, has been kind enough to let me share his music once again. if you remember, mark’s 2010 release, red, came in at #15 on my best of 2010 list. just like everything he’s done before there’s a timelessness to his music, which in this day of flash in the pan, here today gone tomorrow artists, is saying a hell a lot about the man and his music.
i was pretty content w my top 11 records, but then started going through my collection and realized that there were some records that i felt needed further recognition, for whatever reason. so here they are….
after a couple week hiatus, i figured it was time to put mark cutler’s red back into heavy rotation. why? cause its awesome plain and simple. cutler’s music is music you’ll, or at least ill still be listening to in 10 or 20 years, cause its timeless. all this shit thats hot right now, is exactly that, for right now. ill admit i fall prey to some of the latest and greatest, but that doesnt make me better or worse than your ocd music fan, im just sayin is all… maybe take a break from said artists and give a guy like mark cutler a whirl. the song up there “cousin marys new car” happens to be from red, and is definitely in my top 5 fave songs of the years. you can find red on 75 or less records and mark cutler here. the video is ok, but the audio is pretty right on.
getting back to the albums i am currently mildly obsessed with. as shitty of a writer as i am, i really do hate ending sentences with prepositions, but in this case im just gonna go with it. the album in question is mark cutler’s recently released red, which was released by our, meaning me, pal, mark, at 75 or less records.
to put in plainly, which is my style, mr cutler should be huge, and maybe/hopefully in some area and zip codes he is, but im talking like a house hold name huge. if not a household name, then maybe an every tenth household name. i have been a fan since all the way back in 1990 when i first heard his ex-band, the raindogs’ lost souls which stands today as one of my absolute favorite records. red only solidifies mr cutlers place, at least in my brain, as one of america’s greatest unearthed treasures. i apologize to mark if i am in any way downplaying his popularity. check out culture vulture time and his take on the record, and more importantly mark cutler, the man. its a very interesting piece.
riyl: springsteen, mellencamp, petty, steve earle, etc..
what is up peoples? man not much here. took a cert exam this morning, and got an 895 out of 900. so, that was pretty awesome, considering i was unsure if i would even pass. it’s the ol birthday, too, which honestly i’m not that psyched about, but i cant fight time, i guess.
from time to time, i walk a very grey thin line. some of the demos/outtakes/etc i post are definitely suspect, especially those belonging to the beatles, keith richards and artists of the like. this post is definitely very very grey. i have never posted a full record before, and really dont plan on making it an every day event, even one that has probably been out of print for many a year. the album in question, that i am posting, is lost souls from the boston band the raindogs. since its release, all the way back in 1990, i would venture a guess that its been one of my most played records. its simply just a great rock record, nothing more nothing less. if you dig road apples era hip, early mellencamp, springsteen and petty you will most likely love this record. grab it while you can, cause it may only be up for a short while. we’ll see ya tomorrow….