Saturday, April 18, 2015

Song #518 of 9999 - Do You Love the Sun by Scud Mountain Boys

Song #518 of 9999

Title: Do You Love the Sun
Artist: Scud Mountain Boys
Year: 2013
Album: Do You Love the Sun

Is there still a place in this world for a band like Scud Mountain Boys? The Massachusetts band recorded three records in the 90s before disbanding and sad-sack leader Joe Pernice went on to have a modicum of solo success outside of my house, where he is a mega-superstar. Their reformation in 2013 was met with praise but praise doesn't pay the bills, does it!

So what do we do with a band like this? They seem ready-made for the extinct AM Radio of the 1970s. I think one or two of Pernice's songs have shown up in "hip" TV shows like Gilmore Girls (where Pernice actually had an acting cameo as a roving troubadour) but it hasn't translated to widespread success.

Hell, they can't even get a weekday spot on my blog. Everyone knows no one reads it on the weekend, Frank. But, if you're one of the few who is checking in, take 37 minutes to check out Do You Love the Sun. You won't be sorry.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if Joe Pernice, Carole King, and Sebastian Bach ever jammed during the down time of tapings of the Gilmore Girls. What if!