Archive for the ‘ The Show ’ Category

Help Me See the Comeback, Help Me to Get Up

On the February 25, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we considered the muselike properties of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Mechanic, wondered how similar we were to Miles Davis, or Freakwater, or I don’t really remember that part so well now, and we asked if you love Minotaurs yet (you’d better). Gabe reminded us that he was bound for Japan in three weeks.

Nirvana  –  Mr. Moustache

Tales of the Tomb  –  Snowtown

the Radiation Flowers  –  Your Eyes

NEU!  –  After Eight

Freakwater  –  Missionfield

the Dearly Bereft  –  So It Goes

Les Savy Fav  –  New Teen Anthem

Huevos Rancheros  –  Please Pass the Ketchup

Craig Taborn  –  A Difficult Thing Said Simply

Baby Giraffe  –  Maybe You Should Know

the Picketts  –  50/50 Split

Basia Bulat  –  Good Advice

the Godrays  –  Hope This Makes Sheryl Crow Happy

Minotaurs  –  Gold Rush Lady

Harmonia & Eno ’76  –  Vamos Companeros

the James Hunter 6  –  This is Where We Came In

Robert Burkosky  –  Timeless Obsession

Holding Hands  –  It’s Funny

FWY!  –  99 Fwy

Corin Raymond  –  Morning Glories

Kraken  –  America

Son of a Witch  –  Thrones in the Sky



Our Comebacks Will Always Be Pending

For a time on the February 18, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we doubted his very existence, indulged in a reverie or two, tried to work out what’s so great about this ‘realist’ angle you’ve been working, and really tried to lean into our new jobs as citizen journalists, with varying results.

Magnolia Electric Co.  –  Farewell Transmission

Geoff Berner  –  Oh My Golem

the Earlies  –  One of Us is Dead

Cindy Lee  –  Act of Tenderness

Pugs & Crows & Tony Wilson  –  Sloppy Slaughter

Mission of Burma  –  1001 Pleasant Dreams

Basia Bulat  –  Fool

Waycross  –  I Wanna Be Hugged to Death By You

Borscht  –  You Can Leave If You Want To

P:ano  –  Ghost Pirates

the Apples in Stereo  –  I Can’t Believe

Minotaurs  –  Blind Luck

Everyone is Dirty  –  I’m Okay

the Purveyors of Free Will  –  Strange Dream at 5am

J. Tillman  –  New Imperial Grand Blues

Laura Cantrell  –  Not the Tremblin’ Kind

Grizzly Bear  –  Fine For Now

Pixel  –  Slinky

Zakary Slax  –  Defriender

Beauts  –  Sick

James Hunter Six  –  (Baby) Hold On

Bleu  –  Delusional

Daughter  –  Doing the Right Thing

36?  –  Old Bones



I’m a 68Comeback and That Makes You Giddy

On the February 4, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we gently chided Calgary for their latest offence, made two Spinanes fans happy, commended Tortoise on a job well done (20 years after the fact), and passed along some awkward but necessary communications.

Camera Obscura  –  The False Contender

Veneers  –  No Great New Truth

King Jammy  –  Tiger Claw Dub

Lab Coast  –  Run Out/Black Underwear

Tortoise  –  The Taut and Tame

Afghan Whigs  –  This is My Confession

Allison Au Quartet  –  Bolero

Hullabaloo  –  Suicidal Maniac

This Moment in Black History  –  Beans and Rice

Rape Revenge  –  Dear Date Rapists of St. Albert, AB

the Spinanes  –  Noel, Jonah and Me

the Chrome Cranks  –  Lost Time Blues

Freakwater  –  What the People Want

Har Mar Superstar  –  Transit

Guided by Voices  –  Evil Speakers

Stereolab  –  Fuses

Excepter – Second Chances

Lori Yates – Ghost of Josephine

Black Mastiff – Torch

Sancktuary – Vermin Lord

Switches – Remember (Walking in the Sand)

David Bowie – Blackstar



It’s Not the Weather, It’s the Comeback We Love

Hi! Welcome Back, Blogger! On the the January 28, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we did a good job, offered mad respect to Berend Dube, announced this year’s recipients of our most prestigious award, Aging British Punks We’ve Decided to Get Behind for the Coming Year – The Primrods (longish story, you had to be there, really) – and, uh, decided to start updating the blog again. High fives and back pats all around.

Mr. Bungle  –  Goodbye Sober Day

Bauer  –  The Klondike Trail

Nap Eyes  –  Lion in Chains

Manitoba  –  Twins

the Primrods  –  Citizen Advocacy

the Primrods  –  Atom Smacker

Switches  –  Sex Cult Leader

Savages  –  I Need Something New

Sleater-Kinney  –  No Cities to Love

Swans  –  Some Things We Do

Freakwater  –  Take Me With You

Phosphorescent  –  Reasons to Quit

Luther Wright & the Wrongs  –  Heart’s for Breaking

Isotope 217  –  Phonometrics

Blackalicious  –  First in Flight

Purveyors of Free Will  –  Nightmare at 3AM

Hook & Eye  –  Level Best

Golden Years  –  Amps

Legitimate Oyster Fisherman  –  Manifesto

Mogwai  –  Kids Will Be Skeletons

James Hunter Six  –  This is Where We Came In

68Comeback That Howl From Outer Space

On the October 9, 2014 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we revelled in the excitement of all bands reuniting, did our part to work things out with the trees, and had exciting prize giveaways. Sadie revealed the disappointment she has had occasion to feel wrt adults, Gabe confessed his appreciation for Homestar Runner (as if there was any doubt). Also – 68Comeback listeners, this is your official written notice that we appreciate you and your appreciation of us.

Mavis Piggott  –  Late Bloom

the Constantines  –  Thank You For Sending Me An Angel

the Neutral States  –  Pony Up

Fire Engine Red  –  Black and Blue

Dinosaur Jr.  –  Puke and Cry

Ty Segall  –  Tall Man Skinny Lady

Field & Stream  –  Chores

Beulah  –  What Will You Do When Your Suntan Fades?

Flanger  –  Midnight Sound

Tune-Yards  –  Left Behind

Homeshake  –  Moon Woman

Clor  –  Gifted

James Hand  –  The Truth Will Set You Free

Sparks  –  Why Did You Make Me Care?

King Tuff – Black Moon Spell

Red Fang – Prehistoric Dog

Perfume Genius – Queen

Wilderness of Manitoba – Big Skies

Jackie DeShannon – The Weight

The Secretaries – The Way I Feel

Eamon McGrath – Molina Blues

Monday, 68Comeback, Tuesday, 68Comeback…

On the August 28, 2014 edition of the 68Comeback Special, our hate-on for wasps continued unabated. We found that Tiny Tim can’t always be what we want or need him to be, but Brian Setzer can, so long as what we want or need is rockabilly. We checked our decade-privilege and celebrated a Sun Ra milestone. There is absolutely nothing else that we could have done, and if you listened, then you know that.

the Fugs  –  Nothing

Add N to X  –  King Wasp

the Oblique Mystique  –  The Midnight Creeper

Graham Nicholas  –  Sometimes Chicken, Sometimes Feathers

Tiny Tim  –  Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2

Har Mar Superstar  –  Alone Again (Naturally)

Bad Livers  –  Man vs. Fate – 2 Out of 3 Falls, 10 Round Limit

Viet Cong  –  Structureless Design

Cold Specks  –  Exit Plan

X  –  See How We Are

Eagulls  –  Tough Luck

Sun Ra  –  Sea of Sounds

Spoon  –  Knock Knock Knock

Bob Welch – Three Hearts

J Mascis – Come Down

3 Inches of Blood – Revenge is a Vulture

Provincial Archive – Land Machine

Brian Setzer – Let’s Shake

Grankle – Sinking Forever

Gods – Educated


68Comeback, Suit Up!

On the August 21, 2014 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we fantasized about the destruction of wasps, held a round table discussion about Drive Like Jehu and Emotional Rescue, and as a public service, pointed out the existence of some records that if you’re going to like at all, you’re best to do it sooner rather than later.

Ass Ponys  –  It’s Summer Here

Steelpole Bathtub  –  The Wasp Jar

Monomyth  –  The Big Reveal

the Muffs  –  Up and Down Around

Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs  –  Oh That’s Good, No That’s Bad

the Oblique Mystique  –  Talk To Dad

Catholic Girls  –  Hysteria

Quintron & Miss Pussycat  –  God of Thunder

Drive Like Jehu  –  Luau

Jpnsgrls  –  Circulation

Pink Anderson  –  The Boys of Your Uncle Sam

Jenny Lewis  –  Slippery Slopes

Boz Scaggs  –  Lowdown

Meat Force – Ling Ling in Leather

Mastodon – Feast Your Eyes

Dub Rifles – Wine

Strange Fires – Spring Break

Krang – Witch Finger

The Provinicial Archives – Land Machines



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