Justin Stang of the Seattle band, Science!, is wrapping up his first months-long national tour with his duo. Despite their fandom for Back to the Future movies, their name had to come from other 1980s pop-culture references, since every obscure name possible from the BttF franchise was taken. Their music, though, references more jazz and jam than electronic enhancement, but their lyrics are fresh and funny. Just listen to “Seattle Song” without giggling.
- Science! “Seattle Song,” “Time,” and “Chains” Science! on Amazon
- Lee Oskar “BLT” Lee Oskar harmonicas and music on Amazon
- Lorene Taylor Cast Down But Not Destroyed on Amazon (engineered by Jim Elenteny of Science!)
- Blind Melon “Holyman” Blind Melon (the bumblebee record), their drummer played on Science’s album, with “remote recording” in Durham, NC
- Allman Brothers Band “Hot’Lanta” At Fillmore East Live in 1971 (buy the whole double album for the good, long songs)
- Allen Stone “Contact High” Allen Stone, another Seattle musician who has found national success
Not exactly the correct playlist, as iTunes is “quirky”
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