Friday, October 30, 2009

Watchin' You


The Winnipeg Free Press has seen fit to name Scruffy the Yak a blog to watch. Weird, huh? Still, cause for celebration, as well as good reason to offer up a song by one of my favourite bands of all time, Hardship Post. The band only released one album, Somebody Spoke, on Sub Pop in 1995. The Post was scooped up by Sub Pop after a couple of singles and an ep, with the vital music coming out of Canada's East coast at the time (Sloan, Eric's Trip, Thrush Hermit). None of them really fit the grunge mold, and HP maybe least, with sharp pop hooks, a sly sense of humour, and not a lot of evident ambition to be rock stars. Somebody Spoke is a great little record, but after a subsequent tour the band all but dissolved, and a follow-up never materialized. I'm still waiting, Sebastian Lippa.

Hardship Post - Watchin' You (download mp3 here)



I don't know if Sub Pop still really sells this disc, but it's still listed, including the LP for $7.00. If I was rich I'd buy 50 of 'em and try to start the Bring Back Hardship Post movement. Well, I'm trying anyway, you'll hear about these guys again on this blog. Here's a few more "Watching" tunes.

Dayliner - What are You Watching (download mp3 here)



thenewno2 - Choose What You're Watching (download mp3 here)



The Rascals - People Watching (download mp3 here)

3 comments:

Albert Bannatyne said...

No pressure there, being named a blog to watch!

chris yackoboski said...

As long as you're watching/listening, all is good.

chris yackoboski said...

As long as you're watching/listening, all is good.