The Covalent Bond

This site is dedicated to the sharing of ideas in the field of music, literature, and whatever else strikes my fancy. To play the music, you must have Rhapsody. I am just getting started. There will be more to come. "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Song of the Day - August 1, 2006

Since I ended July with a bang, it would only be fair to start August in an equivalent manner. There are similarities between Awesome Color and Thee Emergency: both released great debut albums this year, Iggy and the Stooges heavily influenced each band, and there is a Michigan connection. Thee Emergency, though from Seattle, went to Detroit to record Can You Dig It?, where they utilized Jim Diamond's (of White Stripe fame) Ghetto Recorders Studio. I love the band's stage names: Dita Vox on vocals, Sonic Smith on guitar, Nick Detroit on bass, and Tom T. Drummer obviously on drums. Dita Vox's vocals are a delicious blend of Chrissie Hynde and Janis Joplin. Their songs range from The Rolling Stones influenced "Sugar," and the Who-like "Sweet Sex," to the punk flavored "Revolution # 1," which has the same driving energy of a Dead Kennedys tune. However, it is the Stooges energy coupled with Dita Vox's Chrissie Hynde style vocals on the opener "Girl You Should've Known," that best exemplifies Thee Emergency's style. Click here to listen.


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