Monday, March 14, 2022

The Dandy Warhols – Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia 2xLP - Purple Vinyl


Capitol / Schizophonic (2021, Reissue)

I'd have to say that during the time I spent working in the music industry, there are probably only a handful of bands that I discovered strictly because I was working where I was working and doing what I was doing.  Dandy Worhols are for sure one of those bands.  I can't imagine that I would have stumbled onto them had it not been for the fact that coworkers played this record pretty often in the office.  What seemed kind of goofy at first eventually just morphed into a band that felt fun and familiar.

Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia is really the only Dandy Worhols record that I really like all that much.  I have a promo CDs of a couple of their others, but I don't think I've listened to those since the year they came out.  Thirteen Tales is on I revisit quite often.  The beginning of the record and the first four songs are kind of nondescript, if I'm honest.  To this day I tend to zone out a little bit when I fire the record up, but by the time their big hit single "Solid" comes on, I'm pretty enthralled by the rest of the album.

"Horse Pills," "Get Off" and "Shakin'" round off my favorite songs on the record, but pretty much everything from "Solid" on is really great.  I'm not even saying the first four songs are even bad, they're pretty good too, but it's more that the record just takes off into the stratosphere once we hit song number five.

I had been looking for a copy of this on vinyl for quite a while, but it had been out of print and expensive.  They finally did another pressing of it late last year and I was able to add it to the collection at long last.

 The Dandy Warhols – Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia:

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