Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Posies - Every Bitter Drop

For a band that has broken up more than a few times, the Posies have had a remarkably consistent and high quality output. I think that all of their albums feature creative melodies and great playing. The solo records from both Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow are also well worth picking up.

Its been a while since the latest Posies release and of course it would be great to hear a new effort. Until then, here is a compilation of b-sides and tribute tracks . Its the first of a couple compilations that I'll post. I think this collection works pretty well in the order here. Be warned - it is heavy on cover songs. Auer and Stringfellow bring a lot in interpreting the work of others.
Many of these tracks were included in the long out of print Not Lame box set "At Least At Last" though I don't think all of them were included in that package.


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bring on the next comp! (Which I'm sure will have their cover of "Ooh Child" on it, right?) ;-)

Bing Van Gorden said...

Wow, thanks so much. I'm a huge Posies fan, never heard a lot of these tracks.

John said...

This is my first time to your site - really enjoy it - thank you for this wonderful memorial day gift of the posies, my one of my favorite bands - I saw them in chapel hill during their amazing disgrace tour and they blew me away - reminded me of the who in their prime. there were a couple tracks you posted that I had never heard before (smash it up and song for a baker. powerful pop! thank YOU. johnbuck.

Lee Walker said...

These guys are so great! I was fortunate to live in Seattle as they were coming up and actually saw them open for Jellyfish. Later, in 2005, I had them play my music club, the Bouquet in Boise, ID and it was one of the highlights of my life. Jon's solo album is excellent as well. Great site!

Dale said...

Please, post on mediafire! ;S

Thanx.

theransom said...

I have to tell you, finding your blog has been a wet dream for these two compilations alone.

I absolutely love The Posies. Frosting On The Beater was a pivotal experience for me, and they remain, to this day, my second favorite band of all time.

Thank you so very much for these b-sides, rarities and covers. Most of which, I had never heard. "Keep Me Guessing" is an amazing tune.

Thanks so much for this. Ive been jonesing for Blood/Candy

fiKnight said...

Thanks a bunch for "Every Bitter Drop". I'm a huge Posies fan and this made my day!

The 2nd compilation you mention - I can't seem to find it after reading through your page. Could you point me in the right direction please?

Thank you again!

Andrew.

Haper said...

Glad you like Every Bitter Drop Andrew. Check out the later post:

http://popfair.blogspot.com/2010/07/posies-pay-you-back-in-time.html

It's really part 2.

fiKnight said...

Thanks Haper, I found it!

Cheers.

Chris said...

Fabulous. Thank you so much.

A quick (and hopefully easy) request -- with the second part of this set, you posted along with the songlist a brief parenthetical comment on where the track came from (e.g. demo, "KEXP session", etc.). Do you have any such information for these tracks?

Again, thanks muchly!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for your Excellent The Posies postings..and for having a wonderful blog.
Much appreciated.
Cheers Danny.

Haper said...

Re-upped as requested.