Category Archives: DON DIXON

VARIOUS ARTISTS Hear No Evil – A Tribute To The Monkees (1992), Come And Get It – A Tribute To Badfinger (1996) & For The Love Of Todd – A Tribute To Todd Rundgren (1997)


Hear No Evil – A Tribute To The Monkees(1992)
Come And Get It – A Tribute To Badfinger (1996)
For The Love Of Todd – A Tribute To Todd Rundgren (1997)
If You Can’t Find A Favorite Artist Among These, You Don’t Like Alt Pop

From an oft-neglected corner of the library comes these three, budget conscious pop tributes to The Monkees, Badfinger and Todd Rundgren. Yeah, there are plenty of unknown names here, and an equal number of suspect readings of the indelible pop material that’s covered. But, can you really pass up the opportunity to hear such obscure pop concepts as Mitch Easter’s “International Feel,” The Plimsouls‘ “Suitcase” or Peter Holsapple’s dirgey psych slap at “You Just May Be The One?” Of course not. Because I know you can’t wait, those three appetizing teasers are posted below for all to hear. If you must advance further, and can’t live without experiencing The Knack’s “No Matter What,” Vulgar Boatman’s “The Kind Of Girl I Could Love” or Parthenon Huxley’s “There Goes My Inspiration,” you’ll need to navigate a few links & timers. Find these obscure tribs to The Monkees (HERE), Badfinger (HERE) and Todd (HERE) @ Amazon.


MONKEES TRIBUTE
DEACON LUNCHBOX The Day We Fall In Love
CHANT Take A Giant Step
BOB RUPE BAND St. Matthew
BIG FISH ENSEMBLE Last Train To Clarksville
MAGNAPOP Pleasant Valley Sunday
MITCH EASTER Valleri
PAT JOHNSON AND THE WELLSPRINGS OF HOPE The Door Into Summer
THE DIGGERS Circle Sky
PETER HOLSAPPLE You Just May Be The One
ANNE RICHMOND BOSTON Mr. Webster
DOLL SQUAD Let’s Dance On
OPIUM HELLO Sweet Young Thing
VULGAR BOATMEN The Kind Of Girl I Could Love
THOSE BIG BELT BUCKLES What Am I Doing Hangin‘ Round?
CRUISIN A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
LIVE BAIT Randy Scouse Git
ROCKABILLY ROCKETS Tomorrow’s Gonna Be Another Day
BOISE AND MOSS WITH A SIDE OF HAMM Gonna Buy Me A Dog
MULTI-COLOR HOUSE You Told Me
MAN SIZE JOB Daydream Believer
FLYING SUBS (Theme From) The Monkees

BADFINGER TRIBUTE
ADRIAN BELEW Come And Get It
P. HUX Perfection
THE LOUD FAMILY We’re For The Dark
COTTON MATHER Flying
BRAD JONES It’s Over
THE KNACK No Matter What
20/20 Day After Day
CHRIS VON SNEIDERN Midnight Caller
AIMEE MANN Baby Blue
BILL LLOYD Lonely You
COCKEYED GHOST Name Of The Game
CHERRY TWISTER It Had To Be
THE SOLTEENS Know One Knows
DWIGHT TWILLEY I Can’t Take It
THE PLIMSOULS Suitcase
THE ROOKS Get Away
CIRCLE SKY Just A Chance
ERIK VOEKS I’ll Be The One
WALTER CLEVENGER Better Days
PARANOID LOVESICK Icicles
AL KOOPER Maybe Tomorrow
LON & DERREK VAN EATON Apple Of My Eye

TODD RUNDGREN TRIBUTE
MITCH EASTER International Feel
VIRAL SATELLITE Long Flowing Robe
BEN McMURTRIE Healer
JAMIE HOOVER Izzat Love?
GREG JENNINGS The Fire Of Mind
ROCKET SCIENTISTS Too Far Gone
THE GUILD Couldn’t I Just Tell You
MISSY MILLER Compassion
MITCH COOPER Hello, It’s Me
FRED FROOM Pretending To Care
PARTHENON HUXLEY There Goes My Inspiration
RUNROY GOLDBERG Lucky Guy
DON DIXON Broke Down And Busted
VAN COOPER Torch Song
DAVID MELBYE The Wheel
KEN GULLAC AND KIRK CARLSON You Cried Wolf
KENNY COLLINS Cliche
WOODS Slut
NATE KENERLY Love Of The Common Man
BILL LLOYD I Don’t Want To Tie You Down
SECRET SOCIETY Hideaway

DON DIXON Most Of The Girls Like To Dance But Only Some Of The Boys Like To (1985), Romeo At Julliard (1987), Chi-Town Budget Show (1988), EEE (1989), Romantic Depressive (1995), The Invisible Man (2000)

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Most Of The Girls Like To Dance But Only Some Of The Boys Like To (1985)
Romeo At Julliard (1987)
Chi-Town Budget Show (1988)
EEE (1989)
Romantic Depressive (1995)
The Invisible Man (2000)
The Great Don Dixon, Circa 1985-2000

Big thanks to Shteeve for posting most of these essential Don Dixon 320s in C-Box last month. Since I hate to see good links go bad, I’ve been meaning to write up something about the great DD, but still haven’t, so… you’re kind of on your own if you’re not already aware of his merits (read more about his history at AMG). Personally, he’s always struck me as a wayward cross between John Hiatt and Nick Lowe – a meaningfully sensitive rocker with a troubled soul, whose distinctly jagged voice is fused with a penchant for reliable, pop-smart composition. Dixon’s melodies just have a way of burrowing directly into your pleasure centers. That he’s managed to release so many richly engaging releases, despite low sales and little in the way of name recognition, says something for his tenacity, but more about the masses that could be rewarded by embracing his work. Mitch Easter fans should be on board (they’re often partners in crime), as should Marti Jones followers (his wife and sometimes cohort). Dixon’s debut solo release, Most Of The Girls Like To Dance But Only Some Of The Boys Like To is actually a collection of winning demos recorded from 1981-1985. Listen below to “Praying Mantis” (Most Of The Girls…), “Everytime I Think Of Home” (Romantic Depressive), “Your Sister Told Me” (Romeo At Julliard) and “Roots Of Truth” (EEE) for just a taste. Track listings are in comments. Click the album covers for links to Amazon. Thanks again Shteeve, and thanks also to aitoid for adding the essential Most Of The Girls… to this collection.