I was all set to do that, but I was waylaid by two things – the band name, and one of their songs – that distracted me from my mission (of listening to their album).
First, the band name:
When I searched for “The Rousers” for links to appear at the end of this post (I like to provide as many links to bands as I can), the search engine I used asked if I meant “trousers” instead.
Unfortunately, I now want to call the band “The Trousers”.
And secondly, the song:
I must admit that I didn’t get past the first song, “Here She Comes”. It’s not because that first song is awful and I didn’t want to hear any more. I thought it was fine. And I have no idea if the other songs are horrible.
I didn’t get past “Here She Comes” because within the first 15 seconds of hearing it I heard two musical coincidences, and the fun I had in getting the coincidences ready for this post distracted me so much that I forgot about the other songs on the album. (Note to band: Sorry, guys.)
Anyway, I’ll present you with “Here She Comes” and its coincidences, and point you in the direction of the album so you can listen to it at your leisure.
Here we go:
The Rousers – “Here She Comes” (2013)
And the coincidences…
The Rousers – “Here She Comes” (2013) (excerpt 1)
The Jags – “Back Of My Hand” (album version) (1979) (excerpt)
The Rousers – “Here She Comes” (2013) (excerpt 2)
Da Finals* – “Good Die Young” (1985) (excerpt)
And the full versions:
The Jags – “Back Of My Hand” (album version) (1979)
The Jags – “Back Of My Hand” (single version) (1979)
Der Vine Ills* – “Good Die Young” (1985)
I’m sure the rest of Playing The Rock And Roll For You is fine and dandy. (Well, maybe not dandy – but it’s probably fine.)
(*I’m unable to use the band’s real name because Blogger tells me off in a major way whenever I post any of their songs – even snippets.)