Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Even better than David Hasselhoff.

One might ask: What do Josh Ritter and David Hasselhoff have in common?

First, they're both freaking nazz. Second, they are both more famous in other countries than they are here. For Hasselhoff, that's great because we get to see all the goofy things he does for German TV (c'mon, tell me you don't remember that "Hooked on a Feeling" video--yeah, priceless). For Josh Ritter it's a real shame! Golden Age of Radio is folk-based, singer-songwriterly gold in the vein of Townes van Zandt and Nick Drake. The Animal Years, debuting at your local record store today, is good, too.

I love the album art:


It reminds me of how my man took me to the zoo this weekend and how we didn't see any horses with chomped out backs but how if we did it would have been cool because a) it would look neat and 2) it would be easier to ride than a horse with a non-chomped-out back. I did see a llama, though, and that was almost as neat (though not quite as).

Josh Ritter - Girl in the War
Josh Ritter - Monster Ballads
Buy The Animal Years.

3 Comments:

Anonymous gregor said...

for the life of me, i dont understand this guys appeal. better than hasselhoff? never!

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Val said...

the chomped out back is a refreshing picture. is it a statement against animal cruelty? oh, the cruelty of riding a horse. watch it jockey's!

10:43 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

gregory, dear, there's no accounting for taste, dear.

kidding..... thanks for linking us!

3:21 PM  

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