Thursday, July 3, 2008

Swearing at Motorists - Last Night Becomes This Morning [2006]

This is one of my favorite albums of the last few years. I saw this band open up for The Wrens a couple of years ago in Cincinnati, Ohio and was really impressed by them. The band is really just one very eccentric guy named Dave Doughman who looks a tiny bit like a hippy version of Weird Al Yankovic (but cooler, thank god). He has a great rock voice and stage presence and is an excellent song writer as you will notice if you give this album a listen. 3/4 of the songs on this album are sheer pleasure. One interesting sidenote: Doughman, although from Ohio, immigrated to Germany and has lived there already several years. You can see the European influence on his lyrics, as the images and even names of places often reference Europe. My favorite songs are Northern Line, Waterloo Crescent, Timing Is Everything, Time Zones and Area Codes, Not Tonight, Done in a Hurry, Lost Your Wig (damn, that's half the album, I couldn't limit it down any more, I tried). Here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

weird al is very cool, thank you