We Let So Many Comebacks Just Slip Through Our Hands

The March 30, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special featured at least one surprise (dis)appearance, a minimum of two accounts of the seasons that make up the year, and three or four secret worships of three or four different objects of secret worship. And some earworms.

the Spinanes  –  Winter On Ice

the Shiverettes  –  Dead Men Can’t Cat Call

Kolars  –  One More Thrill

Chad VanGaalen  –  After the Afterlife

Diana Ross  –  Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To?)

the Twilight Singers  –  That’s Just How That Bird Sings

Perrey & Kingsley  –  Girl From Venus

Spoon  –  Shotgun

Jenn Grant  –  Sorry Doesn’t Know

Laura Sauvage  –  Dirty Ways to Make Your Money

Money Mark  –  Ease

Kramer  –  The Pink Death Song of Love

Dogbowl  –  Delightful Day

Cham  –  Popular

Richard Thompson  –  Psycho Street

Hurray for the Riff Raff  –  Entrance

Chicano Batman  –  Freedom is Free

No More Moments  –  I Used To Be a Skateboard King

Napalmpom  –  Bridges in the Sun

Jom Comyn  –  Trying Not to Love You

Bash & Pop  –  Breathing Room

HotKid  –  Late Night Mornings

Uncle Tupelo  –  Give Back the Key to My Heart

Adult/Michael Gira  –  Breathe On

 

No Time Left For Yourself Because Comebacks That You’ve Made

On the March 23, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we told two absolutely true stories about Dolly Parton, one patently false one about kd lang, and we learned what horn sections are really for. There were songs about colours, songs with exceedingly noodly guitars and songs that were all too reminiscent of This Mortal Coil. All in two hours. Imagine if your life was as to the point.

k.d. lang & the Reclines  –  Bopalena

Theo Bleckmann  –  Cloudbusting

Those Who Walk Away  –  Second Degraded Hymn

Spoon  –  Tear It Down

Jom Comyn  –  Why Do You Love Me

Otis Redding  –  A Waste of Time

Half Waif  –  Magic Trick

Cham  –  Keep It Together

the Celibate Rifles  –  Back in the Red

Ty Segall  –  Orange Color Queen

Philip Lewin  –  Unusual Day

Saltland  –  Under My Skin

Tupelo Chain Sex  –  America Today

Dolly Parton  –  Cowgirl and the Dandy

Belle & Sebastian  –  Stars of Track and Field

Lindi Ortega  –  Waiting Around to Die

B.A. Johnston  –  Alley Beers

Negative Approach  –  Tied Down

Bash & Pop  –  Bad News

Temples  –  Certainty

Ibibio Sound Machine  –  Quiet

Ex-Deo  –  The Roman

But I Still Have One Comeback I’ve Yet To Show

The March 16, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special was probably your luckiest one yet. Not that you’re so freakin’ lucky to begin with.

the Feelies  –  Stay the Course

Golden Years  –  Get Lost

Gun Control  –  City of No

Johnny Paycheck  –  I Can’t Hold Myself in Line

Bash & Pop  –  Anytime Soon

Smokey & the Feelings  –  Woman

Dim = Sum  –  Fisherman’s Daughter

Le Trouble  –  How Was I To Know

Gary Debussy  –  I

Napalmpom  –  Get Love

Shhh  –  Bed

Flin Flon  –  St. Patricks

Minotaurs  –  Blind Luck

the Constantines  –  Blind Luck

the Twilight Singers  –  Get Lucky

Ken Nordine  –  Green

Los Campesinos  –  A Slow, Slow Death

Mi’Ens  –  Dewey Decibel System

 

With Come And Back To Shred Your Face

The March 9, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special was dedicated, in the most general sense, to persons, places and things that are, in the most general sense, English, but also to the overwhelming greatness of Doug Hoyer, and also to songs that are short and to the point, and also to songs that meander aimlessly for minutes, hours, or even days.

the Waterboys  –  By My Enemy

Doug Hoyer  –  Ode to Shows

Homeshake  –  Every Single Thing

the Jam  –  Beat Surrender

the Ronettes  –  Is This What I Get For Loving You?

Ty Segall  –  Break a Guitar

Scarves  –  Trash Bags

Rose Cousins  –  White Flag

Leif Vollenbekk  –  Road to Venus

the James Hunter Six  –  This is Where We Came In

Novella  –  Elements

Lou Reed  –  Strawman

All Hands On Jane  –  Kitty City

Janitor Joe  –  Early Retirement

Dwight Yoakam  –  It Won’t Hurt

Red Fang  –  Prehistoric Dog

Bash & Pop  –  On the Rocks

Karen Potje  –  I Wrote It Down

Nothingness  –  Strathcona Park

Pick A Piper  –  Night Owl

Sarah Beatty  –  Temporary Lover

Nik Turner  –  Space Fusion Odyssey

 

 

 

I’ll Bet Somewhere’s A Lady Shopping For Comebacks

On the March 3, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we tried out some new catchphrases and celebrated Mark E. Smith in the half-assed way we’ve built a reputation on, we coveted like old-timey sinners and we brought ourselves to admit to a small – not to mention inconsequential – error we made once.

Simply Saucer  –  Dance the Mutation

John Zorn  –  Giu La Testa (Duck You Sucker!)

Priests  –  JJ

Hella  –  BC But Not Before Christ

Victor Banana  –  Value Ape

Zebra Pulse  –  My Reflection in Your Footprint

Ike & Tina Turner  –  Don’t Believe Nothing

Bash & Pop  –  Jesus Loves You

Richard Laviolette  –  Yesterday’s Gospel

Old 97’s  –  Jesus Loves You

Phern  –  Disgusting Mermaid

Squarepusher  –  Curve 1

Superchunk  –  Mower

Joe Jackson  –  The Band Wore Blue Shirts

Merle Haggard  –  Shopping for Dresses

the Detroit Cobras  –  Cha Cha Twist

Rat’s Pajamas  –  Don’t Ask

Himiko  –  No More Colours, No More Flags

Paolo Conte  –  Amazing Grace

VVA  –  U Killin’ It

the Fall  –  Hot Cake

Jose James  –  Always There

Gregory Pepper & His Problems  –  I Don’t Care

Public Animal  –  Procession

Living At Night Isn’t Helping My Comeback

Do we look different now? On the February 23, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we recruited our very own go-to guy for all things Northeastern Ohio, and at long last, we think we can finally say we like Pere Ubu! So there’s that. There was other stuff, too – it was a pretty good show; you should feel deep personal shame if you missed it – but we’re a little lost in the haze at this point and you’ll just have to take our word for it.

the Carpenters  –  Superstar

the Young Fresh Fellows  –  Hank, Karen and Elvis

Napalmpom  –  Her Own Wings

Bradley J. Sime  –  I Wish I Was a Millionaire

Pere Ubu  –  Final Solution

Pere Ubu  –  (Pa) Ubu Dance Party

Homeshake  –  TV Volume

Smokey & the Feelings  –  Build a Hole

the Sea and Cake  –  Aerial

Priests  –  Puff

Kris Kristofferson  –  The Silver Tongued Devil and I

Bash & Pop  –  On the Rocks

Dream Whip  –  Hopeless Humanities

Ryan Adams  –  Anything I Say

Soft Violence  –  Vulnerable

Scott Cook  –  Dogs and Kids

Dan Misha Goldman  –  Winterbloom

Sleep  –  From Beyond

 

The Meanest Hunk O’ Comeback That Anybody Ever Seen

On the February 16, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we discussed the rulingness of Amy van Keeken and Jim Croce, gave preference to everyone’s early work, never really reached a conclusion one way or the other about babies on the moon. We looked forward to next week, when our Cleveland expert will try and help us gain some appreciation for Pere Ubu, and we relived traumatic experiences of long car trips with Harry Chapin.

the Wolfnote  –  Everyone Needs a Hammer

Pterodactyl  –  Not Sugar

Lee Pui Ming  –  She

Jim Croce  –  Roller Derby Queen

Allison Crutchfield  –  Secret Lives and Deaths

Whoop-Szo  –  All My Friends

Beth Orton  –  Magpie

Marilyn Lerner/Matt Brubeck/Nick Fraser  –  Sniffin’ Around

Cloud Nothings  –  Up to the Surface

King Jammy meets Dry and Heavy  –  Love Explosion Dub

Black Rice  –  Dressing Up for the Showdown

the Replacements  –  Alex Chilton

Smokey & the Feelings  –  Woman

Diamond Mind  –  The Janks

Bill & Joel Plaskett  –  Dragonfly

S.H.R.I.M.P. Ring  –  Babies On the Moon

Doug Hoyer  –  A Link to the Past

Ty Segall  –  Break Your Guitar

Joe Sullivan Big Band  –  Prelude

 

 

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