Langford, Jon & His Sadies / Mayors of the Moon
Album: Mayors of the Moon   Collection:General
Artist:Langford, Jon & His Sadies   Added:Feb 2003
Label:Bloodshot Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-06-09 Pull Date: 2003-08-11
Week Ending: Jul 27 Jul 13 Jun 29 Jun 15
Airplays: 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 22, 2024: Hanging in the Boneyard
4. Jul 23, 2003: press and release
Looking Good for Radio
2. Sep 28, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Up to My Neck in this
5. Jul 09, 2003: Postulate, Then Liberate
3. Jul 26, 2003: the rust belt
6. Jun 27, 2003: In the Leaves
Solitare Song

Album Review
Eric K!
Reviewed 2003-06-05
Jon Langford, frontman for the Mekons is joined on this country/garage/folk effort by the one and only Sadies. Jon Langford while he does not possess a great voice brings to this project a real earthiness and folky authenticity. The ever-dextrous Sadies prove to be masters of surf, folk, country, and Nuggetsy garage rock. This is a very solid album of short pop songs expressing Langford's alienation. Even if this album is not your style, do check out song 10 which features vocals by Sally Timms.

Stand-out tracks: 10,1,4,6,8,11,12
1. Organ-driven with acoustic instruments. Glorious '60's feel.
2. Sad, philosophical folk song with pedal steel. Story of our lives.
3. Raucous garage-rock track. It's good to hear the Sadies rock out again.
4. Spooky cowboy surf that the Sadies do best.
5. Protest of American war-making. Wish I had reviewed this album earlier. Save until needed.
6. Gentle folky country song, a great Langford lyric (if you like this dig up the fantastic Jon Langford/Sally Timms album, _Precious Jewel:SOFH&HV_ in country).
7. Driving '50's-flavored rocker.
8. Sad, country title-track.
9. More rocking, country-flavored tune.
10. Brooding psychedelic track with vocals by Mekon Sally Timms. Great weird drum fills. Play!
11. Immediate, rocking tune. A great take on Bakersfield country!
12. Goofy, slow spaghetti westerrn tune.

Track Listing
1. Drugstore   7. Up to My Neck in this
2. Looking Good for Radio   8. The Mayor of the Moon
3. American Pageant   9. Last King of the Road
4. Little Vampires   10. Shipwreck
5. What Makes Johnny Run   11. Solitare Song
6. Strange Birds   12. Are You An Entertainer