I once heard Tom Verlaine on NPR talking about the fundamentally inauthentic mix of radio-friendly pop music. The human voice should be mixed at the level of all the other instruments, but never is.
I think about this.
And now I implore you to consider The Dance Party.
I’ve known the singer, Mick Coogen, a long time. He’s a great guy, and if he weren’t now old as hell, he’d make a great rock star, in a “good Irish Catholic boy” sort of way.
Please feel free to love this band. At one point they moved to LA and made a professional quality video for their song “Sasha Don’t Sleep,” replete with hot chicks. It is also a really fun song, but I prefer this video.
That being said, I hate dislike how flat the drums are in this recording.
…dat Mick, tho…