As Jon so astutely gleaned yesterday from my song “33 Slade St.,” I was once in a band that rehearsed in a house at that address – and in fact we took our name from it. This volume, as part of its “33” semi-theme, features songs from all three of the band’s members, as well as a previously unreleased 33 Slade track. Stay tuned!
The singer and guitarist in 33 Slade was a very dear friend of mine named Buick who has gone onto an incredibly productive musical career, including gorgeous solo work and impressive collaborations such as the booty-bass of They Rule and the emotive punk stylings of her new band Friendship Commanders – who, with “Bad to See You,” deliver a note-perfect (both musically and lyrically) kiss-off song. I know you’ll be digging this up next time you need to make the ultimate “fuck you” mixtape for someone who done ya wrong – although odds are you won’t have to dig far, as it pretty much demands repeat listens whether or not you have anyone to dedicate it to.