Thursday, April 19, 2007
Ric Menck and Paul Chastain have released so many records under so many pseudonyms! There'll be a radio programme soon with some of their music in it, but until then I thought I'd put up two songs from the reissues that you should start out with if you want to delve into the Menck/Chastain catalogue. This one can be found on The Ballad of Ric Menck, released as a Menck solo album. It doesn't have any info about where the all the songs are from and actually includes stuff that has earlier been released with The Springfields (probably their best band), The Choo Choo Train and... The Paint Set! This was a name Ric only ever used for two songs he released (this was before meeting Paul) and they're both on this cd. "Delaware Rain" is originally from 1985 and was included on a compilation lp called WNUR 89.3 Heat From the Wind Chill Factory. It's probably one of the best recyclings of the riff from "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better" by The Byrds (and THEY actually knicked the idea from "Needles and Pins" by The Searchers, I just found out).
The Paint Set - Delaware Rain