Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Back in 2003, AAJ & Bumblebear Records released, First String Teenage High: The Songs of Tullycraft Played By People Who Aren't. The project was a labor of love for Bumblebear Records owner Jimmy Hughes (Elf Power, Folklore), who complied the tracks over a two year period. The album has been completely sold-out and unavailable for years.... that is until Tuesday, July 28th when First String Teenage High will be made available for download via all major outlets. Today we have the band MURDER BEACH performing the song 8 Great Ways from the album First String Teenage High: The Songs of Tullycraft Played By People Who Aren't. Happy Tuesday!

Monday, June 29, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1958, Brazil defeated Sweden 5-2 to win its first World Cup. The star of the tournament was a 17 year old midfielder named Edson Arondes do Nascimento, known to the world as Pele. Brazil went on to win the World Cup again in 1966 and 1970. In 1999, the International Olympic Committee honored Pele along (with 10 others) as one of the best athletes of the century. Today we have the song Kick His Balls Out by FREELOAN INVESTMENTS.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson (1958–2009)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1982, the Ridley Scott directed science fiction film, Blade Runner was released. The movie starred Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, and Sean Young. The screenplay was written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, and it was based on the Philip K. Dick novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Today we have the song Building The Robot by TULLYCRAFT from the album Disenchanted Hearts Unite.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1994, The Halo Benders released their debut album, God Don't Make No Junk on K Records. Today we have the song Will Work For Food from that album.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1979, The Cure released their second 7" single, Boys Don't Cry b/w Plastic Passion. (Their first single was Killing an Arab b/w 10:15 Saturday Night in 1978). Today's MP3 is a studio demo of Boys Don't Cry by THE CURE.

Monday, June 22, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1995, Oasis released the single "Don't Look Back in Anger." Written by guitarist, Noel Gallagher, it was the fourth single to be released from their second album, (What's the Story) Morning Glory? It would be first Oasis single to feature Noel on lead vocals instead of his brother, Liam Gallagher. In 2007, NME ranked "Don't Look Back in Anger" #14 on its list of the "50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever". Today we have an acoustic version of Don't Look Back In Anger by NOEL GALLAGHER.

Friday, June 19, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Curt Flood, denying him free agency as a baseball player. Flood was trying to break the reserve clause that had tied baseball players to one franchise since the establishment of professional baseball. Flood never played professional baseball again, but three years later, in 1975, an independent arbitrator ruled in a similar case brought by Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally that the men were free of their contractual obligations and could file for free agency. This monumental ruling would change the face of professional baseball. Today we have the song Fun by SOURPATCH. Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1982, the Go-Go's released the first commercial cassette single (aka "cassingle") with the song "Vacation" b/w "Beatnik Beach" on I.R.S. Records. I.R.S. trademarked the "cassingle" name in 1982. Initially, the recording industry resisted the format, but it was finally introduced on a wide scale in 1987, as vinyl 45 sales were declining. Today we have the song Vacationland by THE GAZETTEERS.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1978, Siouxsie & The Banshees began recording demos for Polydor Records at Pathway Studios in Highbury (in the London Borough of Islington). They recorded three songs with American soul producer Bruce Albertine in the brief two-hour session. Today we have the debut single, Swallow The Rockets by the Glasgow-based quartet, PETER PARKER - not to be confused with the crappy Seattle-based band that share the same name.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 2001, the film Ghost World premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival.

Enid (Thora Birch): "It's not like I'm some modern punk, dickhead. It's an obvious, 1977 original punk rock look. I guess Johnny fuckface over there's too stupid to realize it."

Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson): "I didn't really get it either."

Today we have a terrific song called I See A Brightness by the band LACROSSE from their album, Bandages For The Heart.

Monday, June 15, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1979, Joy Division released their debut album, Unknown Pleasures. They recorded the album at Strawberry Studios with producer Martin Hannett. Initially, the band disliked the sound of the album, which did not reflect their more aggressive live sound. Bassist, Peter Hook said in a 2006 interview: "It definitely didn't turn out sounding the way I wanted it.... But now I can see that Martin did a good job on it.... There's no two ways about it, Martin Hannett created the Joy Division sound." Today we have a demo version of the song Interzone by JOY DIVISION.

Friday, June 12, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1963, the four-hour spectacle Cleopatra debuted at New York's Rivoli Theater. The film was directed by Joseph Mankiewicz and it starred: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Roddy McDowall and Martin Landau. The movie is infamous for nearly bankrupting 20th Century Fox. Originally budgeted at $2 million, it ended up costing $44 million (which would be $295 million in today's dollars), making the film the second most expensive after Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (which had a budget of $300 million). This was partly due to the fact that Cleopatra's elaborate sets, and props had to be constructed twice, once during a botched shoot in London and once more when the production relocated to Rome. Today we have the song Abdul and Cleopatra by JONATHAN RICHMAN from the album Back In Your Life. Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1962, John and Clarence Anglin and Frank Lee Morris attempted to escape from Alcatraz federal prison - a small island located in the middle of San Francisco Bay. The three men were never seen again, and many believe that theirs was the only successful getaway from the famous penitentiary. The "official" report stated that the prisoners drowned in the cold waters of the bay while trying to reach the mainland. Clint Eastwood would later dramatized the event in the 1979 film, Escape From Alcatraz. Today we have Prison Song by THE BESTIES.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1966, the film, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, received the Production Code Seal of Approval. It was the first movie containing four-letter words to be approved by the restrictive code. The Production Code was introduced in 1930 by the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA), an industry association created to avoid government censorship of the movies. The code deeply influenced the kinds of films that were made until the late 1960s, when the standards were revised in response to social change in the United States. In 1968, the code was replaced by the movie ratings system, which greatly expanded the range of subjects and content permissible for film. Today we have the song Seedy Films by SOFT CELL.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


As promised, today we have another installment of Tullycraft Tuesday (an artist performing a Tullycraft song). On this Tuesday we have Uranium Daughters covering the song Superboy & Supergirl. If you're in a band or know a band that covers one of our songs, send it our way and we'll feature it on the site. Happy Tuesday!

Monday, June 08, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 2004, K Records re-released the fifth Beat Happening album, You Turn Me On (KLP007). The album had originally been released on Sub Pop Records (SP167) on October 2, 1992. Today we have the song Teenage Caveman by BEAT HAPPENING from the album You Turn Me On.

Friday, June 05, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1956, Elvis introduced his new single, "Hound Dog" on The Milton Berle Show. During his performance, he introduced the audience to his suggestive hip gyrations. In the media frenzy that followed, other show hosts, including Ed Sullivan, denounced his performance. Sullivan swore he would never invite Presley on his own show, but that autumn he booked Elvis for three shows. Today we have the song Nameless Dogs by CHERRY SUNKIST. Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 2007, Bright Eyes played the song "Hot Knives" on The Late Show with David Letterman. Today we have the song Hot Knives by BRIGHT EYES from the album Cassadaga.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 2007, Tullycraft was in Soundhouse Studios (in Seattle) with producer Kip Beelman, recording tracks for the album, Every Scene Needs A Center. Today we have an early version of the TULLYCRAFT song Dracula Screams Of Tiger Style Pt.2 . A finished version of the song would eventually appear on the Every Scene album.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


It's been a long time since we've posted a Tullycraft Tuesday song - that is - a band (or artist) covering a Tullycraft song. Harry & Elias (from Ridgewood, NJ) just reminded us of this when they sent us a terrific version of Molly's Got a Crush on Us by their band Velma Spaghetti. This got me thinking.... we should start this back up again. And while looking through our past posts, I noticed that we have received songs from all of the Tullycraft albums except Every Scene Needs a Center. What's up with that?! So, if you're in a band or know a band that covers a Tullycraft song (especially one from the Every Scene Needs a Center album) send it our way and we'll put it on the site.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Photos from SF

Last weekend Tullycraft played the San Francisco Popfest. Today we have a few photos from that show. Happy Monday!