Marc’s Music Vault

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First in my series of lost songs. Songs that may or may not have had a blip on the radar in the past 40 years, but in my head they’re smash hits. The first in the series is by Mark Eitzel’s American Music Club.

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AMC is lead by the grungy yet openly gay Mark Eitzel from San Fran, and had a massive following in the 90’s until they took a break after being dropped from WB later in the decade. Their songs are not for the lighthearted and logically, loved by dirty art majors worldwide. His lyrics are these lovely snapshots of losers, drunks, exes, and various crazy friends from his life. All are tinged with loneliness, anger, and subtle moments of levity.  Yes, if you like Tom Waits, imagine him without the cartoon smokers voice and with a better backing band.

Today’s track is Ex Girlfriend. Simply a tune narrating a run in with a down and out pal that the group seems to have abandoned after a breakup. Not really solving anything for his friend, just pointing out his pain. 

Your ex-girlfriend told me you spent all yesterday crying
Hey i didn’t know things were going so bad for you
Maybe you’re just trying to get her to come back to you
Or work your way out of the cynical attitudes
That protect you

Enjoy. I’d love to hear what you think.

http://americanmusicclub.com/

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2 Responses to “Marc’s Music Vault”

  1. George Says:

    Thank you for sharing this.

    It’s the last refrain of “I guess you have no one to take care of you.” Who’s side is the song writer on we ask?

    And the sound: so liquid yet vibrant.

  2. m000se Says:

    Well, I think the line is saying you have no one to take care of you, so I’m reaching out to you.

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