Lead Single off an artist’s 4th album..

The Strokes just released the lead single off their upcoming album Angles, the fourth album from a band I’m not a big of fan of (I will fully explain why in a blog next month). Usually the third album is the make or break album for a band, and the fourth is one that solidifies their standing.  The Strokes third album was not as good as their second which was nowhere as good as their first, so in essence this album becomes both a comeback album as well as a make or break album to establish if they have any relevance 10 years down the road. Based on listening to the first single, “Under Cover of Darkness”, it seems like they will fade off into the sunset.

I’ve taken the lead single off of a  few major bands fourth albums as a comparison, and there’s only a few exceptions where a weak lead single off a fourth album hasn’t hurt the band, but please note in those cases, those bands had a monster third album, which the Strokes did not…

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Playlist 02/06/11

The show with Dr Demento was one for the ages ..here’s the playlist…

Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
Football Season’s Over SHELLEY FABARES
Lonesome Kicker ADAM SANDLER
King Tut STEVE MARTIN
Transfusion NERVOUS NORVOUS
My baby’s the star of a driver’s ed movie BLOTTO
I want my baby back JIMMY CROSS
Fish Heads BARNES AND BARNES
Psycho Chicken THE FOOLS
Street Meat MIKE PHIRMAN
Shaving Cream BENNY BELL
Boy Wonder i love you BURT WARD/MOTHERS OF INVENTION
Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow FRANK ZAPPA
I Came to Swim JIMMY DURANTE
Song of the Sewer ART CARNEY
Dead Puppies OGDEN EDSL
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Smells like Karen Carpenter MONEYSHOT COSMONAUTS
Take Me out to the Ballgame BRUCE SPRINGSTONE
Masochism Tango TOM LEHRER
Smoke Smoke Smoke TEX WILLIAMS
Nitrous Oxide High TERRIBLE TIM
I Like HEATHEN DAN
Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny LEMON DEMON
Mr Custer LARRY VERNE
Another One Rides the Bus WEIRD AL YANKOVIC
Ugly JOHNNY MEESKITE
Pocket Pool KILLER PUSSY
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