New year, new concept in the inexhaustible series of series that is Stinky's Homemade Records! Today we have The US Festival -- not the giant concerts from the early 80's, but a Whitmanesque collection of musical compositions in which artists celebrate themselves and sing themselves!
That's Whitman the poet, not the box of chocolates -- although our judges will accept the Whitman Sampler as an answer. It's a suitable metaphor for this tasty concoction of musical treats. Indeed, life is sometimes like a box of chocolates: full of crunchy frogs and spring surprises!
As with the concerts bankrolled by Steve Wozniak (where classic rockers and hippies rubbed shoulders with New Wave, metal, and country musicians), Stinky has compiled a diverse mix of rock, rockabilly, R&B, C&W, punk and more. From the Monkees Theme to the Meatmen Stomp and the Stray Cat Strut, there's something for everyone in Songs About US!
PS - I gotta give a shout to Nothin' Sez Somethin', where Nathan has embarked upon an epic exploration of the Shimmy Disc catalog. Bongwater, B.A.L.L., GWAR, King Missile and others are already rockin' the dancefloor, so shimmy on over there! It probably goes without saying that this year marks the 34th anniversary of The 20th Anniversary Of The Summer Of Love. Thank goodness Friday the 13th came on a Wednesday this month...