Jay, Tommy / Tommy Jay's Tall Tales Of Trauma
Album: Tommy Jay's Tall Tales Of Trauma   Collection:General
Artist:Jay, Tommy   Added:Apr 2008
Label:Columbus Discount Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-09-14 Pull Date: 2008-11-16
Week Ending: Nov 2 Oct 5 Sep 28 Sep 21
Airplays: 1 3 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 30, 2008: press and release
Last Hurrah
4. Sep 21, 2008: Mmmm...Tastes Like Candy
2. Oct 04, 2008: Bloodstains Across Atherton
Scott & Zelda, Dreamland, Ocean
5. Sep 19, 2008: Oatmeal
Accept It
3. Oct 01, 2008: Brownian Motion

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2008-09-09
Very interesting, recently unearthed lo-fi, singer-songwriter, power-pop/folk rock originally appearing on a cassette only format in 1986. In the realm of Lou Reed and Jonathan Richman or even an earlier version of Sebadoh.

((((1))) Slow and strummy, low-down with some cool burlpy electronics.
(((((2))))) Sounds EXACTLY like primo Lou Reed in the vocals with very simple guitar and percussion.
((((3))))) Strummy, moody & lo-fi folk-rock with trippy whispered backing chorus.
((((4)))) Melanacholic, obsessive “budget new wave” (the best kind, natch).
((((5))) Dylan-ish folk, clanging guitars. Deals with trying to deal with every day life and “taking a quick look at latest Penthouse spread”.
(((((6))))) Nice, heartfelt, poppy, Jonathan Richman-ish folk-rock.
(((((7)))) Moody, wavering voice, odd-metered druggy female backin’ vox. A little strange but likeable.
(((((((8))))))) Wow! Just perfect, lo-fi folk-pop with fantastic mood/chord/vocal changes and percussion.
(((9))) Minimal bedroom recording with floppy electronics, tape hiss and sloowww vocals and random strumming.
((((10))))) Clear sound with more very Lou Reed-y vocals. Has that cool storytelling vibe (it’s a mini-bio of Hemmingway).
(((11))) (FCC “Mothierfucker” sung in 1st verse), Slow & swaggery, drunken Tom Waits-ish vocals. Not really “on”.
(((12))) 70s hard rock solo with a driving feel, generally good but the 80’s synths are odd dropped in this lo-fi mix.
(((13))) Strummy & steady. Very Velvet Underground sounding.
((14)) Silly, goofy, lo-fi, folk-rock with some jazz horns.
(((15))) An otherwise good moody number ruined by crappy electronics.
((((16))))) Keyboard-laden lo-fi, 80’s new wave. That works pretty well.
(((17))) Languid, jangley, bright chords.
(((18))) 80’s keyboards, “ohmming” some silly, generic “hippie lyrics” lyrics but kinda good musically.
((((19)))) Uppity, more Velvets-ish rock, some rad keyboard playing & tempos.
(((20))) Strummy, intrictate acoustic guitars, so-so vox.
(((21))) Odd mix of simple jangley rock and a little audio play about a cheating wife.

Track Listing
1. Last Hurrah   7. Fear Of Shadows
2. Tough Luck Boy   8. Ocean
3. I Was There   9. Moving To Harrisburg
4. Memories   10. Old Hem (Hemmingway)
5. Gotta Get Up & Go   11. Village Idiot
6. Dreamland   12. Love, Honor & Lust
  13. Winter Nomad