next time might be your time
We were turned on to the greatness of "Blue" Gene Tyranny's mostly unknown 1977 gem Out Of The Blue by Tommy from new Austin reissue label Unseen Worlds and our friend Martin Crane recently, and we can't thank them enough. Pitchfork featured "Blue" Gene in this month's Out Music column, and called this song, which features the lovely, bittersweet vocals of Patrice Manget, "nostalgic-futuristic...like the kind of country music they should have been playing A Clockwork Orange, except with no irony or dark edge."
Stream "Blue" Gene Tyranny's "Next Time Might Be Your Time" at Myspace. Highly recommended.
A re-mastered reissue of Out Of The Blue (complete with new artwork and a 24-page booklet) was released by Unseen Worlds for the first time on CD in early '07. Does that mean we can include this on our favorite songs of 2007 list? Good. Buy it here.