Here are all of waynechapman44's jams.
by The Louvin Brothers
A good friend introduced me to this song years ago and I've managed to hear it twice during the past week. Just had to get it in here before the archiving starts.
Jammed: 10th Sep 2015
by Cibo Matto
What a strange, wonderful video this is! Love the whole "Viva! La Woman" album ("Birthday Cake" is off the chain, as Mel B would say), but this track stands out for me cause the band performed it on my all-time favorite TV show. You know, the one with the vampire slayer named Buffy?
Jammed: 25th Aug 2015
I generally hate fans' video tributes to their favorite TV shows, but I quite like this one for "Orphan Black," which I'll always love for the remarkable Tatiana Maslany. This just features Season 1, so no Rachel or Crystal here, but it does a good job of covering the bases without revealing too much for newbies. Sorry about the inclusion of Rebecca Black and an excess of Tom Lehrer's "The Elements," but it's all in good fun.
Jammed: 10th Aug 2015
I believe you'll actually see Agnetha and Anni-Frid in the next video I jam, but I thought I'd milk this whole dress-up-as-ABBA shtick for at least one more rendition of "Take a Chance on Me." What can I say . . . . I can't let go!
Jammed: 11th Jul 2015
Not sure what I think of this. Is that woman stupendously annoying or is she strangely intriguing? Well, since I'm jamming THIS video instead of the original one by ABBA, I suppose that sorta answers the question, doesn't it?
Jammed: 4th Jul 2015
by Dog Party
Was fortunate enough to see this show at Harlow's in Sacramento recently. Have enjoyed watching Dog Party grow up and kick ass for about six year now. Hope they stick it out for many years to come.
Jammed: 26th Jun 2015
by The Corner Laughers
Twee as fuck, and the unraveling ending is as intricate as anything I've ever heard in pop. But the winning moments for me are the guest vocals provided by the amazing Anton Barbeau, beginning with the line "I saw the sky today." Glorious!
Jammed: 5th Mar 2015
by Freddie & The Dreamers
Pop bands don't bring the fun anymore. Not like THIS! As for Sue Denim, my choice for secret identity is the artist I jammed two songs ago. Oh, and Sleater-Kinney and Dixie Chicks are one and the same. Seriously, have you ever seen Corin Tucker and Natalie Maines in the same room together? No, you haven't!! And we know Carrie Brownstein is great at playing characters. Makes you wonder, doesn't it? No, perhaps not.
Jammed: 13th Feb 2015
by Wall of Voodoo
One of my favorite alternative Xmas songs, although I don't care for this video at all. Lacks imagination, but at least I can jam this awesome tune for you all. :^)
Jammed: 8th Dec 2014
by The Cramps
"It's okay, Mom. See that cross around his neck? He's a good Christian boy. He really is!" One of my all-time favorite performances, this is from the rock concert film "Urgh! A Music War." The Cramps were not known as a Sacramento band, but they did get their initial start in my hometown.
Jammed: 1st Dec 2014
by Agent Ribbons
Just discovered this tribute to Agent Ribbons that I quite like because it makes good use of the many photos that the band was known for in addition to their music. (A few pop up twice, but not bad overall.) This version of "Let Them Talk" is from a Daytrotter session that was made available on 2/25/13. I had gotten an e-mail from Natalie just a few days earlier to inform me that the band was no more, although official word of their breakup didn't hit Facebook until about a month later.
Jammed: 16th Nov 2014
by Tele Novella
Okay, I just discovered this video that includes three songs from a Tele Novella performance earlier this year, so for those of you who have wanted to see more of them (and Natalie in particular), here's your chance. I've been spending the better part of a Saturday downloading 10 of their tracks and burning them onto a CD since the band has only a 6-song cassette available right now. Don't they understand that I can't play tapes in my car?!
Jammed: 9th Nov 2014
by Tele Novella
I've jammed this song twice before, first through a live performance and then as just a recording. Now here's the accompanying video that seems quite timely with its obvious Dia de los Muertos overtones.
Jammed: 1st Nov 2014
by The English Beat
Man, it's such a drag when the vids you wanna jam just can't be played here for whatever reason. Haircut 100's "Love Plus One"? Nope. The Proclaimers' "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"? Try again! But sometimes the searching allows you to discover something you'd never seen before like this particular one I just found on YouTube. Love the song but wasn't at all familiar with the video. I think it's so cool that The Beat are playing in what is obviously supposed to be a Beat club. Not sure, but is that actually the Cavern Club? Was there years ago and do see a resemblance.
Jammed: 20th Oct 2014
by Anton Barbeau
This song is so messed-up and yet so perfect! There's actually a more conventional recorded version with Ant backed by the Bevis Frond, but I think I like this one just a little bit more. Anton told me that it was written with a 13-year-old in mind ("Octagon" was the name of a school paper), so that explains the first verse that he later altered for subsequent versions so no one would accuse him of lusting after little girls. Love that startling guitar solo!
Jammed: 12th Oct 2014
by Terry Allen
I let a classical music-loving co-worker borrow my copy of Terry Allen's "Lubbock (on Everything)" just so he could listen to this one song. I was shocked (yes, SHOCKED!) when he told me later that he listened to the whole album TWICE and loved it!! And keep in mind that this was a double-album when it was originally released on vinyl. I figured he'd appreciate the obvious satire of "Truckload of Art," but I thought the rest of it would drive him up the wall. Boy, was I wrong! Sorry, but you'll just get the one song here. *wink*
Jammed: 31st Aug 2014
by Art Brut
I read a story online about how this guy just happened to meet the real Emily Kane while walking down the street and humming the song and how she claimed singer Eddie Argos basically broke up with her and wouldn't take her calls and so she's not a fan of his tribute to her (or any of the other songs she said were about her as well). Well, she obviously left quite an impression on him regardless.
Jammed: 23rd Aug 2014
by Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz
I have to admit that Astrud looks pretty awkward here. (I imagine comparisons to Lana Del Rey on SNL are inevitable.) But I can't find anything to criticize otherwise cause this was a great collaborative effort.
Jammed: 16th Aug 2014
by The Bay City Rollers
Not many know The Ramones were fans of this song and that Joey claimed "Blitzkrieg Bop" to be influenced by it, although "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?" should've made their admiration blatantly obvious.
Jammed: 9th Aug 2014
by Petula Clark
The late Scott Miller (Game Theory, The Loud Family): "Support for this song seems to have eroded since the day, but I won't budge. Trying to shake off depression by going somewhere crowded and stimulating can be a bit desperate and uncertain to help, but it's better than nothing. The give-it-a-shot enthusiasm of tarting up dubious sounding diversions with a full orchestra arrangement and one of the century's canonical lead sheets is a fine enough New Deal strategy for me." Well, he liked it enough to pick it as one of his favorite songs of 1964 (as noted in his book "Music: What Happened?"), and it's always been an odd favorite of mine. Dig those mod moves during the instrumental break!
Jammed: 31st Jul 2014
by Harry Nilsson
I remember Scotty McCreery (or possibly someone else) had the choice between performing this song on "American Idol" and something that wasn't this song. He went with the other one, not that it mattered to his fans.
Jammed: 22nd Jul 2014
by Groovie Ghoulies
Damn, I really wanted to jam The Monkees' "I Don't Think You Know Me," especially the version with Micky Dolenz's vocal. (Nesmith and Tork also recorded leads for it.) It exists on YouTube but refuses to be played here, and although I tried Mike's as well, all the videos that are jammable are pretty lame for one reason or another. My pal Kepi's old band did a cover of a different Monkees song (written by Neil Diamond) that I like quite a bit, so I decided to go with that instead. It's short and pretty sweet, so what the hell.
Jammed: 6th Jul 2014
by The Beatles
Not one of my favorite Beatles songs, but the one that expresses how I've been feeling lately. (Not that I have any desire to drink or smoke.) About five weeks of anxiety and insomnia, and if I wouldn't give her everything I've got for a little peace of mind, I'd certainly give as much as I could at this point.
Jammed: 31st Mar 2014
by The Flaming Lips
This song made me cry the first time I heard it about ten years ago. I was driving down to L.A. at the time and the tears were stinging my eyes and I was afraid I'd have to pull over. "When you fell in love it was so sweet." I think that's what set me off. To be honest, I don't really think Wayne Coyne's stories enhance the poignancy. He'd been better off just sticking to the song, but trying to find a decent version that I was allowed to jam was damn hard, so here ya go.
Jammed: 12th Feb 2014
by The Honeybees
I'm quite smitten by this girl group who apparently never had the opportunity to catch on with a larger audience than what's seen in this clip. Perhaps the rather intrusive laugh track had something to do with that.
Jammed: 20th Jan 2014
by Julie Delpy (as Celine in "Before Sunset")
I'm a big fan of Richard Linklater's Jesse and Celine films, and having watched them all just recently, I've had this stuck in my head lately. What a gift to have a song like this sung to you by such an enchanting lady! Jesse kind of spoils it afterwards by saying that Celine inserts the name of any guy she's with at the time, but it's pretty obvious he's the subject of her rapturous tribute.
Jammed: 4th Jan 2014
by X-Ray Spex
Terrific song, but Poly Styrene soon soured on the the idea of being a pop star, and having to "perform" on shows like "Top of the Pops" is probably one reason why.
Jammed: 28th Dec 2013
by The Dukes of Stratosphear
Strip down to your underwear, crank it up as high as you can stand it, then whip out your air guitar and lip synch to this while dancing around like a madman. It's really the only way to get the most out of this gonzo track. Be sure to stick around for the commentary after the Dukes have *ahem* depleted themselves.
Jammed: 20th Dec 2013
by Tele Novella
The first batch of songs recorded by Tele Novella were originally written by Natalie Gordon for Agent Ribbons, her previous band. This one definitely has that distinctive AR sound, which I'm quite fond of. (Love the other songs too, of course!) I like the "Lolita" vibe of the video, and I still own a copy of "The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer."
Jammed: 12th Dec 2013
by Daisy Spot
Mike Farrell again with his band Daisy Spot. Mike is surprisingly subdued during his solo here. I'd love to jam a performance where he really cuts loose, but the audio and picture quality of those older videos are considerably inferior to this one, so I decided to compromise. His lovely singing partner Tatiana Latour is, uh . . . pretty hot!
Jammed: 27th Nov 2013
by Mike Farrell
Mike Farrell is Sacramento's resident rock star, although he's been held back time and time again due to an ongoing struggle with substance abuse. This is the title track to his excellent 2009 solo album, released after spending years in various bands, including the wonderful Daisy Spot.
Jammed: 20th Nov 2013
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