Music Library: Leon Payne, Leonard Cohen, Leroy Jenkins, Les Savy Fav, Lester Bangs, Lester Young, Letdowns, Li'l Cap'n Travis
Leon Payne - A Smattering Of Leon Payne Songs (1947-1956), A Living Legend of Country Music (1963), and I Love You Because (unknown). I ganked all of these from a blog, so I'm not sure if any one ever had a proper release. Payne was a blind songwriter who wrote, most notably, "Lost Highway," which is the most American song that has ever existed, and also "I Love You Because" and "Psycho," which mine two quite different veins of country music.
Leroy Jenkins - Mixed Quintet (1979) and Live! (1992). Not a lot of free jazz violinists out there. Jenkins brings the riffable skronk, sounding quite a bit like King Crimson on some of these tracks.
(1986). Bangs isn't that bad of a singer, actually. His hoarse yelp has a little of Joey Ramone in it at times, which is fitting since the last of these bands features Mickey Leigh (aka Joey Ramone's brother). The Delinquents are my favorite of these bands, actually, with their two guitar approach that has a bit of Television and Talking Heads to it.
The Letdowns - "We Could Make Beautiful Space Babies Together, Wendy." No idea where this single came from. But it's a great power pop single with a killer chorus.