Before I Was A Comeback I Was A Comeback

On the December 29, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we bade farewell to what never seemed like much of a year while being careful not to get too enthusiastic for the next one, which doesn’t seem likely to offer any better. We think we played a song at the wrong speed though it was hard to tell for certain, we think we should have played another song at a higher speed even if it was the wrong speed, but mostly we played songs at the right speed.

Dump  –  So Long

Mac McCaughan  –  Happy New Year (Prince Can’t Die Again)

Jpnsgrls  –  Brace Yourself

L7  –  ‘Til the Wheels Fall Off

Dagan Harding  –  Engaged/Divorced

the Evaporators  –  I Don’t Need My Friends to Tell Me Who My Friends Are

Swanton Bombs  –  Doom

Parkland  –  Biggest Fan

the Juan Maclean  –  You Were a Runaway

Bebop Cortez  –  Man of the Year

Cat Power  –  He War

Sad13  –  Get a Yes

Quincy Jones  –  Hummin’

the Stooges  –  Loose

Les Georges Leningrad  –  Lollipop Lady

Glad Rags  –  Meat Legs

Forth Wanderers  –  Unfold

Belle and Sebastian  –  If You’re Feeling Sinister

Neko Case  –   That Teenage Feeling

Mos Def  –  Quiet Dog Bite Hard

Les Savy Fav  –  Brace Yourself

the Mountain Goats  –  No Children

 

Comeback, They Told Me Pa-Rum-Pum-Pum-Pum

The December 22, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special was rife with holiday baking tips, holiday decorating tips, and holiday gift-buying tips. And snakes.

Poets of Rhythm  –  Ham Gallery

Poets of Rhythm  –  The Jaunt

Sharon Jones  –  Funky Little Drummer Boy

Black Thunder  –  How to Wake Man and Her Son

Miescha & the Spanks  –  Motorin’

Vince Guaraldi Trio  –  Skating

Forth Wanderers  –  Know Better

Veda Hille  –  LuckLucky

Os Tropies  –  Thinking Stop Thinking

Superions  –  Fruitcake

Mississippi Fred McDowell  –  Glory Hallelujah

the James T. Kirks  –  El Caballa de Hiello

P:ano  –  Sweet Sweets

Tad  –  Jinx

Flaming Lips  –  Little Drummer Boy

Uncle Tupelo  –  D Boon

Lanikai  –  Stay a Little Longer

John K. Samson  –  Requests

the I Don’t Cares  –  Born for Me

Neutral Milk Hotel  –  Song Against Sex

Django Reinhardt  –  Swing 42

Okkervil River  –  Listening to Otis Redding at Home During Christmas

Comeback Tree Needs Me To Climb

On the December 15, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we fucking killed it. Without a doubt. Ask Bradley J. Sime. He was there, he saw it happen.

Sparklehorse  –  Homecoming Queen

Red Fang  –  The Smell of the Sound

Jons  –  At Work On Several Things

Hindi Zahra  –  At the Same Time

Latin Playboys  –  Crayon Sun

Wise Child  –  Get Ugly

John K. Samson  –  Vampire Alberta Blues

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion  –  Afro

Diana  –  What You Get

Vince Guaraldi Trio  –  Linus and Lucy

the Stooges  –  I Wanna Be Your Dog

Dead Fibres  –  Disgusting Motives

Chocolat  –  On est Meilleurs Qu’R.E.M.

Cheri Knight  –  Very Last Time

Christine Perfect  –  I Want You

Lambchop  –  Directions to the Can

Klangstofer  –  Sleaze

Bradley J. Sime  –  Creature From Old Swumpee

Bradley J. Sime  –  Elephant Blues

Tin & the Toad  –  There is a Place

Public Animal  –  Procession

Mogwai  –  New Paths to Helicon Pt.I

 

 

You’re Worth The Comeback And You’re Worth The Pain

How much fun was the December 8, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special? We had company and we had more company, there was the Grade 10 Report, an official Zappadan observance, and a terrible mistake. There were a couple of things said that could prove problematic in about 20 years. It was all too much like a dream.

Frank Zappa  –  For Calvin (and His Next Two Hitch-Hikers)

We Are Wolves  –  Wicked Games

Black Thunder  –  Ripped Out of Your Face

Garage a Trois  –  Merpati

Monomyth  –  Re:Lease Life (Place 2 Go)

Birds Bear Arms  –  Predictable

Sham  –  Keep it Together

Sad13  –  Get a Yes

Angel Olsen  –  Not Gonna Kill You

Klangstof  –  Sleaze

Belle & Sebastian  –  Like Dylan in the Movies

the James T. Kirks  –  (Do the) Pulley Shake

Concealer  –  Place to Hide

Duchess Says  –  Inertia

Latcho Drom  –  Knapweed

Alejandro Escovedo  –  Horizontal

Brunt  –  Blackbeard

 

You’re Barking Up The Comeback Tree

Not that we at the 68Comeback Special acknowledge the possibility of year-curses or any such thing, but 2016, your days are numbers(ed). And, given our proximity to a brand new year, allowing for the possibility of soul searches, allowing for the possibility of fearless personal inventories, allowing for the possibility of course corrections and/or attitude adjustments, for the December 1, 2016 edition, we briefly considered the act of looking in the mirror and not recognizing the face looking back, but we ultimately decided that more information was needed, we would table discussion of the motion until after we’ve received back a couple of committee reports.

Evaporators  –  Ogopogo Punk

Preoccupation  –  Zodiac

Off World  –  I

JD & the Sunshine Band  –  Manitoba Bandit

Duotang  –  A Suitable Distraction

Kestrels  –  Are You Alone?

Drive-By Truckers  –   Even South

Lisa LeBlanc  –  City Slickers and Country Boys

Thistle  –  Tonight

Tangiers  –  I Don’t Love You

Zachary Lucky  –  Lost My Way

Communism  –  Forgiveness

Duchess Says  –  I Repeat Myself

Drugdealer  –  Sea of Nothing

Jesus & Mary Chain  –  Something’s Wrong

Panther  –  You Don’t Want Your Nails Done

Brazilian Money  –  Face Tattoo

Lemonheads  –  Ballarat

David Buchbinder  –  Prayer

Groon/Rak and Targus  –  Incoming Transmission From the Duke

the Kinks  –  Harry Rag

the Dirty Nil  –  Wrestle Yü to Hüsker Dü

Monomyth  –  Aloha

Afghan Whigs  –  I Keep Coming Back

 

Would It Spoil Some Vast Comeback Plan?

On the November 24, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we were thankful for our American neighbours, gymnasiums full of guitar-strumming children, moustaches, the time we get with people we want to get time with, and every single weird dream we’ve ever had more than once.

the Magnetic Fields  –  If I Were a Rich Man

William S. Burroughs  –  A Thanksgiving Prayer

Alejandro Escovedo  –  Redemption Blues

Avec Pas d’Casque  –  Hu-Hum

Pangina  –  Full Metal Moustache

Butterglory  –  Sad Moustache Men

Popular Workshop  –  Villains Who Twirl Their Moustaches Are Easy to Spot

Tee-Tahs  –  I Wish That I

Small Factory  –  For When You Cannot Land

Parquet Courts  –  You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now

Monomyth  –  Drinking in Bed in E

His Clancyness  –  Calm Reaction

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings  –  What Have You Done for Me Lately

Os Tropies  –  Undercovers Girl

Lambchop  –  Relatives #2

Wolf People  –  Thistles

Expanda Fuzz  –  The Disco Sounds of Roof Rack

La Femme  –  Elle Ne T’Aime Pas

Red Hot Gospel  –  I Traded You For Spare Time

Klangstof  –  Seasons

Esquivel  –  Who’s Sorry Now?

Okkervil River  –  Comes Indiana Through the Smoke

Langley Schools Music Project  –  Saturday Night

Port Juvee  –  Trapped Under Water

Emile Bilodeau  –  Les Poetes Maudits

Derm Keen & An Incredible Woman  –  Better Things

 

 

Pavement

Butter 08

But There’s Comeback In Your Eyes That Says ‘Maybe’

On the November 17, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we were happy for Kurt Cobain’s sake that he finally got his wish, we reflected on job opportunities and wondered if it would be better to not do something by choice or by edict, we got Smilin’ Jay through some thick traffic, we hated on people who move away and we set a trap for Dave Luxton, and he STEPPED RIGHT IN IT.

Nirvana  –  Pennyroyal Tea

Tanya Tagaq  –  Rape Me

Tuneyards  –  You Yes You

Kenna Burima  –  Hymn for An Angry Man

Mary Margaret O’Hara  –  To Cry About

the Stooges  –  Down On the Street

Romeo Void  –  Never Say Never

the Spinanes  –  Grand Prize

the James T. Kirks  –  Tales of the Iron Horse

Robin Hunter & the Six Foot Bullies  –  Lonely Coffee Cups

Amy Van Keeken & Timeloop  –  Uneasy

Brazilian Money  –  All in Good Time

Soul Coughing  –  Lazybones

Emile Bilodeau  –  Crise Existentielle

Red Fang  –  Cut it Short

Like a Motorcycle  –  High Hopes

Duchess Says  –  Inertia, Pt. II

Motorama  –  Someone is Missed

Juliana Hatfield  –  Needle in the Hay

Kostars  –  One Sunny Day

Klangstof  –  Hostage

 

 

 

 

 

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