Options Irene Trudel: Playlist from November 25, 2002 Options

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Options November 25, 2002: Golly! Grip Weeds galore!

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Artist Track Album
Tiny Lights  "Chesterfield Gorge"   Options Hail the Halcyon Fear 
The Tea Company  "Flowers" /"Love Can Make the World Go 'Round"   Options Come and Have Some Tea with The Tea Company 
Merchants of Dream  "Tribute to the Crocodile"   Options Strange Night Voyage 
Merchants of Dream  "Dorothy the Fairy Queen"   Options Strange Night Voyage 
Merchants of Dream  "Lovelife's Purple Circus"   Options Strange Night Voyage 
Neblung Price  "Haunted"   Options The Savage Songs of Neblung Price 
Goods  "I've Been Here Before"   Options Herald 
George Usher  "Crowded Mind"   Options Days of Plenty 
Jim Babjack's Buzzed Meg  "Blame It All On You" /"It Was a Pretty Dream"   Options The Music form Jim Babkack's Buzzed Meg Part 1 
Soft Boys  "Narcissus" /"Hear My Brane"   Options Live on WFMU10/02 
Dave Edmunds  "Girls Talk"   Options Live on The King Biscuit Flour Hour 
Marshall Crenshaw  "T.M.D."   Options #447 
The Gripweeds  "Summer of a Thousand Years"   Options Summer of a Thousand Years 
Live performance by The Grip Weeds back row: Kurt Reil, Rick Reil, Dennis Ambrose, front row: Kristin Reil, Irene Trudel
You get a kind of "family affair" in the rock-pop of The Grip Weeds. Kurt and Rkisten are married, Rick and Kurt are brothers, and I guess that makes Dennis and honorary brother. As the Highland Park, NJ-based band describes it, "The Grip Weeds are a band with a mission: to aspire to the artistic heights reached by the classic bands of rock's golden age while achieving originality and an urgency suited to the new millennium. In short, this is a band which refuses to give up on the dream that rock music can still be great and compelling. They rocks on for nearly two hours-- I just couldn't (and wouldn't) stop 'em!
  "Love's Lost On You"
  "She Surrounds Me"
  "Moving Circle"
  Drummer/lead singer Kurt on "Moving Circle"
  "Close Descending Love"
  "Salad Days"
  "Walking in the Crowd"
  "Strange Bird"
  "Believe is You"
Dennis laying down a solid bassline..
  "Better World"
  "Save My Life"
  "Rainy Day #3"
  Kristen on lead guitar, adding harmonica & vocals to "Rainy Day #3", along with bassist Dennis.
  "Summer of a Thousand Years"
  "Every Minute"
Rick trades 2nd lead guitar for lead vocals on "Changed."
  "Is It Showing"
  "I Can Hear the Grass Grow" (The Move)
  "Out of Today"
  "I Feel Free" (Cream)
Kristen and Rick trade licks.
  "We're Not Getting Through"
  "Before I Close My Eyes"
  "Train Kept ' Rollin' "
For more info on The Grip Weeds recordings, lyrics, shows, etc, visit their website:


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