Artist: The Ditty Bops

Album: The Ditty Bops

Appears On (Mixes): Thirteen Ugly Children Roll Gutterballs

Song Notes: This is from The Ditty Bops' self-titled record, which was one of the best records to come out last year, if not the best. I adore this record and tell everyone to pick it up; they usually hold off, but last weekend, I made a couple of friends of mine see them, and they bought the record as soon as the show was over. The record is a little different than the live show—different backing band, and the album is a little more on the country side, where the live show is much more cabaret, but it's an exquisite record. I do prefer the live show, though—they really get into it, with props and costumes. They're apparently working on a new record, to come out next spring, and I guarantee I'll buy it the day it comes out. In the meantime, though, The Ditty Bops are a taper-friendly band, and they've got a bunch of shows on; I've only downloaded the six available in MP3 (there are more in FLAC for those who can handle those) -- I really recommend the Cafe Du Nord show (great sound quality, AND it has "Angel With An Attitude" which is just a magnificent song), The Music Mill show, and The Independent show. (The others, the sound quality isn't so hot on.) Also, to loop back to last week, they've got some Mountain Goats shows, too! - Rev. Syung Myung Me