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What's Up Matador?

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Been enjoying a "getaway weekend" with "BigCarla66" while our offspring "BigGrant97" spent the
night partying/dancing/etc with his girlfriend and his pals.....GOD I am getting so fucking old.....but I did want to slip one in for ya, I don't EVER want my peeps to think I have forgot about ya, I mean, unitl i actually DO.......

"What's Up Matador" is a 2-disc sampler from the lable Matador, disc one being some various existing tracks from some of their stable or artists, table 2 being a bit more of what we are looking for here, some "rare" and "out there" tracks....

This was released in the mid 1990's, and it is surprising how many represetative artists were recording for Matador at the time.....Disc 1 kicks off with two legitimate greats. Yo La Tengo (I know, I know, I'm STILL putting that post together) and the  great Pavement, as well as stuff from Teenage Fanclub, The Fall, The Frogs, Guided By Voices, and Thinking Fellers Union Local 282.....actually quite a nice assortment of mid-1990's slacker-rock type stuff, I think it's a good album for what it is, a "cheapie" released to asssociate folks with the Matador lable......besides it has a track from Liz Phair on it ("Stratford-on-Guy"), and as I've said before, a track of Liz Phair breathing heavilly would probably merit inclusion here (have I done the bit about "as long as I have a face, Liz Phair will never lack for a place to sit"? I have? Oh well, it will always be a standing offer)

Disc 2 here is the gem, with a slew of rare/unreleased tracks, including most of the above noted bands, including my Goddess Liz Phair's "Stuck on an island", a rarity from Pavement ("Killing Moon"), and TONS of other interesting shit, , just to cherry pick, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's cool "Dig My Shit!", a Yo La Tengo demo track (did I mention I need to get that Yo La Tengo post together?), and totally cool tracks from Cat Power, Guided By Voices, Spoon, and a lot of other bands from the Matador stable......I think this is a fairly forgotten album, and I also think it is worth wyour time and effort to groove for a minute on a few mid 1990's forgotten gems....good stuff, really, hope you enjoy it......

WHATS UP MATADOR DISC 1-01 YO LA TENGO-Tom Courtenay/02 PAVEMENT-Texas
Never Whispers/03 TEENAGE FANCLUB-Catholic Education/04 SUPERCHUNK-For Tenshian/05 UNSANE-Vandal X/06 BAILTER SPACE-Splat/07 HELIUM-Pat's Trick/08 CAT POWER-Nude As the News/09 BETTIE SERVEERT-Tombot/10 SILKWORM-Couldn't You Wait (Acoustic)/11 SPOON-Don't Buy the Realistic/12 LIZ PHAIR-Stratford-On-Gut/13 PIZZICATO FIVE-Twiggy Twiggy/14 THE FALL-Hey Student/15 RAILROAD JERKS-Bang the Drum/16 COME-In/Out/17 THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION-Dong/18 CHAIN GANG-Son of Sam/19 THE FROGS-Adam & Steve/20 CHAVEZ-Unreal Is Here/21 GUIDED BY VOICES-Motor Away/22 SF SEALS-Still?/23 THINKING FELLERS UNION LOCAL 282-My Pal the Tortoise/24 MECCA NORMAL-Water Cuts My Hands


WHAT'S UP MATADOR DISC 2-01 CAT POWER-Back of Your Head/02 COME-Strike/03
RAILROAD JERK-One Step Forward/04 THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION-Dig My Shit!/05 GUIDED BY VOICES-My Thoughts Are a Gas/06 SPOON-Tetamon Bridge/07 PAVEMENT-Killing Moon/08 SILKWORM-hangman/09 YO LA TENGO-Don't Say a Word (demo)/10 BARBARA MANNING-The Blood of Feeling/11 BETTIE SERVEERT-Life Is an Imbecile/12 LIZ PHAIR-Stuck On an Island/13 THE FOR CARNATION-Alfredo's Welcome/14 RUN ON-Days Away/15 MECCA NORMAL-Hurricane Watch/16 HELIUM-Lucy/17 CHAVEZ-Theme From "For Russ"/18 TOBIN SPROUT-Small Paradise/19 BARDO POND-The Trail/20 PIZZACTO FIVE-Happy Birthday


A quick post that I threw together, I hope it conforms to the concept of VARIETY for which I strive......back in a few hours with something else!   Sorry, all pictures of Liz Phair.......yeah right "sorry!".....I love me some Liz Phair.........Yum Yum Yum....

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