Friday, July 4, 2008

Featured Artists

Well, if you happened to watch the comments sections to some of my recent posts, you'll know that I just figured out a track after David played it last night and back announced it as by Rymes With Orange. I was able to find a copy today - old school - at the used CD store (it seems pretty scarce on-line). First, a little about the band - the primary members were: Lyndon Johnson - Vocals; Rob Lulic - Guitars and Bob D'Eith - Keyboards. I believe they were from the Vancouver area. They released at least a couple of albums in the early 90s: 'Peel' in 1992 and 'Trapped in the Machine' in 1994. I believe they had at least one other release, but I don't know anything about that one. As far as I can tell, over the last 15 or so years they have faded into relative obscurity as they don't seem to show up too much in a web search and aren't available for on-line purchase anywhere I looked.

The first track I'll feature is 'Home House Flower' which is the track David played last night and is from their 'Peel' album.

Rymes With Orange - Home House Flower

Next is another Rymes With Orange track that David also plays from time to time. This one is from their 'Trapped in the Machine' release and it's called 'Toy Train' - I'm guessing that this was their biggest hit, it's a pretty good track!

Rymes With Orange - Toy Train

Next up is a track from a band called 'Odds'. They were another one that I was able to find on my trip to the used CD store, but that was also eluding me in my searches of the web. This is another band that I believe was from the Vancouver area. Again, a bit about the band from the CD: the members were - Craig Northey - Vocals & Guitar; Doug Elliot - Bass & Vocals; Steven drake - Vocals, Gutiar, Piano & Organ and Paul Brennan - Drums & Piano. The track I'll feature is Heterosexual Man.

Odds - Heterosexual Man

new megaupload link: Odds - Heterosexual Man

Lastly, here's a video of a track that David played last night by Duane Eddy - Ghost Riders In The Sky:


Miss Parker said...

You're the best in all the world - thanks so much for RWO. I didn't know you were looking for the Odds. I have that track and a couple of others. They're a hoot.

Tonight was a great celebration of the 4th with David Marsden and Mars Bar Theatre. Such a gracious host to include his neighbors south of the border.

All the best.

Marsden Planet said...

Thanks for the comment - David has a way of making everyone feel welcome! :-)

Anonymous said...

I interviewed Orange about 16 years ago at the U of guelph, Brass taps (aka the keg) good guys, underrated, but I got "Peel" out of the press kit and have always held on to it. Itchycoo is a fun tune.