A few tracks into Meatloaf's introduction to the world, a husky-voiced narrator asks, "On a hot summer night, will you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?"
Dear STL, keep being awesome. This year saw the band I'd nurtured for six years coming to an end, but a beginning to so many cool, freaky awesome bands from friends of mine. If 2012 is any indication, St. Louis music is back in a big way.
In this list, I look back at some of the best album reissues that came out in 2010. What were your favorite rediscoveries?
Below is my list of 10 favorite albums from St. Louis-based artists released in 2010. For my list of national releases, go here.
Here are my Top Ten favorite albums of 2010 (released nationally), listed alphabetically with comments.
Earlier this year, we told you Ultimate Fakebook was back. And we meant it. The band's album Daydream Radio Is Smiling Static rejuvenated its fan base and got UFB out on the road again.
For those of you not in the know, here's a quick history. They formed in '94 in a little town in Kansas named Manhattan, made 3 great records and faded away.
The first record, Electric Kissing Parties, was a bargain bin find of mine and quickly became a favorite, given its bombastic Cheap Trick aspirations, deceptively clever lyrics and obsession with "Star Wars" - all three best exemplified in the song "Far Far Away," where head songwriter Bill McShane laments the possibility that "Star Wars Episode I" might just suck.