Looking into the forgotten crevices of popular culture.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Brian Setzer - The Ultimate Collection?
You know, Brian Setzer's actually not so bad, perhaps deserving of an Ultimate Collection if you include his earlier work with the Stray Cats and his later solo songs from the 1990s swing revival. But this Ultimate Collection is "Recorded Live," meaning that the songs arguably worth including on this disc are not the original studio recordings but live versions, presumably recorded years after the fact. (The double disc set includes two shows, one from Japan and one from Montreal). Oh, well.
Thirty-something suffering from nostalgia but, thankfully, not from bouts of irony. Here, I will revisit artifacts of popular culture not sufficiently explored elsewhere, though I may perhaps stray from that mission at times.