Wednesday, February 6, 2008

There's New Places to Explore

The Feelies - Live at Jake's, Bloomington, IN (5/4/91) Part 1
The Feelies - Live at Jake's, Bloomington, IN (5/4/91) Part 2

So, here we are. The Feelies. Doesn't get much better than this, brothers and sisters. The Feelies have provided a soundtrack to life and love for me and my wife for about 20 years now (along with Neil Young, The Mekons, Robyn Hitchcock, Velvet Underground and a few others). Guitars, guitars and - wait for it! - guitars - unmistakeable guitars! Once you have them in your head, they are there forever. Example: I put on a Wake Ooloo CD in the car a few weeks ago, first time I'd played them for her (oversight on my part!), and she said instantly: "Is that Glenn Mercer?" That's good, that's good!

I got a lot more live Feelies. Let me know if you like this one. There are two Feelies recordings available from Twin Tone, who have done something remarkable and are making custom order CDs available of OOP albums! Get The Good Earth and No One Knows now! And Glenn Mercer has a new solo CD out, plus those Wake Ooloos may still be available, so seek out the shit!


rogue46 said...

i tried to e-mail you with a follow up to my last post, your your e-mail was a no reply adress, so it wouldn't go through. If youwant me to reply to your last e-mail, please send me an e-mail with your adress. Best wishes. Bob (ex-Feelies)

gomonkeygo said...

Sorry, Bob - my email is supposed to work. I'll have to see why it doesn't. You can get me at Thanks!

Glenn said...

great post; thanks loads!
other live feelies would be amazing along with anything by their side projects
The Trypes
Yung Wu
The Willies
or if you have any feelies videos from the 80s like away, crazy rhythms, doin it again
all the best

Anonymous said...

Have you heard The Feelies' 2008 and 2009 live sets that are on the web? I'd love to hear the 9:30 Club set if it got recorded. It was one of the best concerts I've ever seen and heard (and I've been seeing shows since 1980 pretty regularly). I'll give these earlier shows a listen, too. Thanks.

gomonkeygo said...

I've got a Feelies set from Maxwell's, 7-1-08. Excellent! Sounds like they never stopped playing.