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Weekend Multimedia

The Good:
Merge Records is reissuing the first three indie albums by the long-lost Big Dipper, along with a never-released album from late in the band's career, as the four-disc Supercluster: The Big Dipper Anthology. Here's an MP3 of "She's Fetching", and here's the band's MySpace page where you can stream "She's Fetching", "Faith Healer" (GREAT song!), "A Song to Be Beautiful" and "Nowhere to Put My Love." I completely missed out on this band the first time around, and all of their albums have been out of print for years so I haven't been able to catch up until now. The late discovery will be quite pleasant, I suspect.

The Bad and the Ugly:
Someone named Sue Pitkin singing, in her best faux-Karen Carpenter voice, "We've Got It All in Rockford" from Make It In Rockford, a compilation put out during the late 1970s or early 1980s by the Rockford (Illinois) Chamber of Commerce. Civic boosterism has rarely sounded so awful.

The Indeterminate:
Nancy Walker (aka the Bounty paper towel "quicker picker upper" lady) singing "I Hate Men", from the album of the same name.

(Thanks to John Kenyon and Pitchfork for the first item, thanks/blame to WFMU for the last two items.)

December 8, 2007 in Music | Permalink


You won't be sorry about checking out Big Dipper. If the reunion shows make it to the Windy City, be sure to check them out. Some of my fondest collegiate rock show memories are thanks to those four guys.

Posted by: John at Dec 11, 2007 10:41:30 AM