Chalk another one up to the Adios Lounge. They (or he or she) posted a couple songs by Vulture Whale, with their regular dissertation, in this case comparing them, in part, to Dinosaur Jr. and Superchunk. What I really dig, besides the ample dose of upfront guitar and the well written songs, are the the vocals. In places they sound like a dead ringer for Chris Bailey, from the Saints. Uh huh, here we go again. As often happens, I wandered. Before long I was looking for stuff by the Saints. Goddamn, they were a great band.
If you're familiar with the Saints, you've probably heard "I'm Stranded" and "No, Your Product," but you should check out the live cut, "Gypsy Woman." I've no idea of the origin, but it smokes. The leads almost sound like Robert Quine. 1% of you will get all kinds of worked up about that. The rest could just check out Vulture Whale.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Vulture Whale - Point of No Return mp3 at Captains Dead
Vulture Whale - Devices mp3 at The Adios Lounge
Vulture Whale - Tote It to Cleveland mp3 at Les Effantes Terribles
Vulture Whale - 9 songs streaming (or 5 buck album dowload) at This Is American Music
The Saints - I'm Stranded (1976) mp3 at Inside Pulse
The Saints - No, Your Product (1978) mp3 at the Mod Punk Archives
The Saints - Gypsy Woman (live) mp3 at green.free.fr
The Saints - Porno Movies (2005) mp3 at UFO Music