Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Rain, rain go away.

Well, it's a lovely Wednesday afternoon...not. Still, don't let the rain keep you from coming in and paying us a visit. At the moment, we're listening to the energetic and excellent sounds of young, Atlanta trio, The Selmanaires. Their music makes us feel sunny, even if the weather is not. But then we got to thinking about different weather/climate-oriented music that we sell. Take a gander:

Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
These young gents have the honor of calling their first album the quickest selling UK debut of all time. It moved 360,000 copies in the first week over the pond, and now it's here in the states. Sure, we'd rather it not be too cold outside, but we'd be happy to sell you this frigid disc.

Tom Waits - Real Gone
Although his latest record includes a song called "Make it Rain" (a sentiment we simply can't agree with today) it's hard to argue with the genius of Waits. Over the last 30 years he's gone from sappy (yet awesome) bar singer to circus barker to bluesman and back again, if that makes any sense. There's a reason Decatur CD stocks every single one of his albums.

Allman Brothers - Eat a Peach
This classic 1972 release includes the song "Blue Sky," which is something we'd sure like to see right now. Sigh.

Weather Report
Ignore the actual weather report and come in to the store and pick up one or more of the seven discs we have by this jazz fusion supergroup.

Beta Band - The Three E.P.'s
This collection of the now-defunct band's early work is an excellent introduction to the group. There's a reason why Rob (played by John Cusack) plays the song "Dry the Rain" in the movie High Fidelity.

Various Artists - High Fidelity (original soundtrack)
Speaking of this hilarious film that just so happens to involve a record store, the soundtrack is also worth your time. Alongside tracks by Stevie Wonder, Royal Trux and Smog, you get The Velvet Underground's "Who Loves the Sun."

Earth, Wind and Fire
Who needs rock 'n' roll when you have r&b, right? In that case, come peruse our extensive selection of one of the genre's finest groups.

Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
Robert Zimmerman would agree - Decatur CD will happily be your "Shelter From the Storm" today.

Some other recommended selections:
Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Summer in the Southeast
Andrew Bird - Weather Systems
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
(includes "The Rain Song")
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory
(includes "Who'll Stop the Rain")
Jenny Lewis - Rabbit Fur Coat
(includes "The Changing Sky")
Pernice Brothers - There Goes the Sun
Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
(includes "Saturday Sun")
The Kinks - Kink Kronicles
(includes "Sunny Afternoon")
R.E.M. - The Reckoning
(includes "South Central Rain")
The Beatles - Abbey Road
(includes "Here Comes the Sun")
Los Lobos - Just Another Band from East L.A.
(includes "Wicked Rain")

Of course, there's no way we could list them all. In fact, do you have a favorite weather-themed song or artist? If so, list it in the comments section. And by all means, come visit us at the store. We're obviously bored. On a parting note, as Neil Young said on the final track of Greendale, perhaps we should take the if-you-can't-beat-'em-join-'em route and simply "Be the Rain."


At 5:51 PM, Blogger Lady Crumpet said...

Welcome to the blogging world.

Suggestion: You should activate an RSS (XML) feed; I think it's available in your account configuration section. That would be great for those of us who read blogs through an aggregator like Bloglines.

Love your store. I always find great stuff there.

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