A very interesting chart this month. JJ's song has vaulted to number one, after a showing on last month's charts. Times being what they are, we're sure a lot of people can relate to JJ's sad tale of a family farm going bust.
Elsewhere, we have three appearances by our own artists, including a piece from the upcoming Experimental Bunnies album as well as the still-appropriate "Get Out!" by the Blame. Our friend Matthew Grasso and his Nada Brahma Music Ensemble show up with Papamagama, which we recently taped a live performance of. As a matter of fact, this is a good month for trippy guitar pieces, from Funkadelic to Television to Kaki King to Steve Barden. Another friend on this month's chart is The Big Takeover's Jack Rabid, who takes a rare lead vocal on a new track from his band Springhouse. Elsewhere, we have a little New Zealand, a little Detroit, a long detour through Cologne, and much more, ending with former Incredible String Band co-leader Robin Williamson offering a wistful bit of social commentary in his craggy, well-worn voice and sounding a far cry from the elf-like boy he once was.
We will be sending buttons to our chart toppers once they arrive.
1. JJ Schultz - Song Of The Independent Rancher - Bustin' Outa Town
2. The Blame - Get Out! - Unreleased
3. Iggy Pop - Cold Metal - Instinct
4. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain - Maggot Brain
5. Can - Bel Air - Future Days
6. Steve Barden - Scenic Drive - Tallulah Lake
7. Nada Brahma Music Ensemble - Papamagama - The Five Deadly Talas
8. Jefferson Airplane - The House At Pooneil Corners - Crown of Creation
9. The Great Unwashed - Born In the Wrong Time - Collection
10. Springhouse - Time Runs Out - From Now to OK
11. Electrelane - Five - No Shouts, No Calls
12. Kaki King - Happy As A Dead Pig In The Sunshine - Everybody Loves You
13. Tall Dwarfs - Up - Stumpy
14. J Neo Marvin and The Content Providers - Kite Song - What is Truth?
15. The Experimental Bunnies - Ready For Your Instructions - Biology And Physics
16. The Dirtbombs - Ever Lovin' Man - We Have You Surrounded
17. Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - Slush - Let's Make Up and Be Friendly
18. A Paper Cup Band - Just Because You Smoke, Doesn't Mean You're A Philosopher (A Brief Intermission) - Midwestern Post-Sarcastic
19. Television - Marquee Moon - Marquee Moon
20. Robin Williamson - Political Lies - The Iron Stone