Posts Tagged mike johnson

re-discovering, mike johnson

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

mike-johnson

on my way back from atlanta the other week i, for some reason, brought a book of cds in addition to my ipod. this practice vanished years ago, but i knew there was some stuff in that book that wasnt on the ipod, and i just felt the need to maybe mix shit up. as it turns out i did indeed listen to a bunch of stuff that hadnt been heard in years, which was quite refreshing. one record during my drive that i re-discovered was mike johnson’s year of mondays. mike has worked with just about everybody in “indie” rock – most notably, playing on most mark lanegan’s early solo records and playing bass in dinosaur jr. as you may have already guessed by the title, year of mondays is a bit of a downer record. its not a depressing record, its just that johnson’s vocals, somewhere between lanegan and stephen merrit, make it difficult for the mood to rise above the doldrums. sadly, since my return i have been unable to locate year of mondays to provide a few tracks, via up,¬†for you sampling pleasure, but here are a few from his other, most excellent releases. will keep on attempting to locate mondays, though…

all there is off i feel alright

world hadn’t gone insane off gone out of your mind

arise off what would you do

mike johnson myspace

Read the rest of this post →

{1 comment


Captains Dead Blog

    • midnight “auto-kinetic illusion”
      July 5, 2015

      hope all you ‘mericans had a lovely and safe 4th! here’s a band, midnight, that hailed from the southside, or south suburbs – country club hills, homewood and olympia fields all of which i spent plenty of time in, of chicago in the mid to late 1970’s. i’ve never heard their 1974 release, into the […]

    • the sea and cake “jacking the ball”
      July 3, 2015
    • mint mile “modern day” members of silkworm, songs:ohia and tre orsi
      June 29, 2015

      i learned about mint mile’s existence couple weekends ago via jon solomon via twitter. he runs the label comedy minus one label which is putting out this awesomeness, mint mile and their 12″ in season & ripe. if you know anything about me, you know that silkworm was and continues to be one of my […]


personalized nfl jerseys custom nfl football jerseys personalized jerseys