Yesterday on the way home from work (a 45-minute walk), I popped Portland's Sexton Blake onto the iPod to keep me company. I'd been meaning to listen to the album in its entirety since I skimmed it before sending it out for possible review.
The album, Sexton Blake Plays the Hits is 13 tracks of 70s/80s/90s hits–some that you adore from childhood, others might make you cringe–but when Josh Hodges (aka Sexton Blake) belts them out with his lo-fi, guitar strum, keyboard cute way, they take on a whole new meaning and, dare I say, depth.
Who knows. Either way, I was totally pleasantly surprised and listened to the album again on the way to work this morning. But, for some reason, I still feel a bit guilty about singing along to Bette Davis Eyes like I did this morning.
Want to join me? Sexton Blake has a couple tracks from the album on his MySpace!
Here's a tracklisting:
1. Hungry Heart (Bruce!)
2. Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes)
3. Young Turks (Rod!)
4. Making Love Out Of Nothing At All (Air Supply)
5. I Need Love (LL Cool J)
6. The Logical Song (Supertramp)
7. Oh L'Amour (Erasure)
8. Girl You Know It's True (Milli Vanilli)
9. Rush Rush (Paula Abdul) (I much rather would have had "Straight Up")
10. Daniel (Elton John)
11. Evil Woman (ELO)
12. Life In a Northern Town (The Dream Academy)
13. Human Nature (Michael Jackson)
Now it's your turn… did you sing a long to something on Jack FM on the way to work? Or did you drink the last cup of coffee in the breakroom?