John Scott's SSR Pick: August 25, 2022

What’s up Sorry State readers? I hope everyone had a nice week. As some may know, I’m a lover of all things Memphis, whether it be the food, history, or especially, the music. I’ve been listening to a lot of garage stuff lately and I’ve been bumping this copy of The Legs - AAAA the New Memphis Legs ever since I found it in the store. This album is a group of recordings from 2000 featuring members James Arthur, Forest Hewes, and Eric Friedel, AKA Eric Oblivion, founder and owner of Goner Records in Memphis. This record is meant to be played LOUD. I love the fast, fuzzy sound and there’s a lot of hooks on here that’ll get stuck in your head. The late 90s/early 00s scene in Memphis really produced a lot of amazing stuff, with artists like Jay Reatard, who at the age of fifteen, submitted a demo tape to Goner that caught the ear of Friedel and began his recording career and the rest is history. I could go on all day about how cool Memphis is and the rich musical history of it, but the point is you should listen to this killer album. My favorite tracks are Driving Me Insane and Bill Dakota Knows.

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