Bleary, bleary morning. Thank God for the long weekend ahead. We do not have the new morning routine completely figured out but we're getting there.

So what do my bleary eyes spy on facebook at first glance this morning? Paste Magazine's list of top 50 garage rock bands ever….with my beloved Vertebrats at #28.

This Champaign-Urbana, Ill. group formed in 1979 on the campus of the University of Illinois, where they quickly became one of the crown jewels of a vibrant local music scene that still exists to this day. They broke up before having a chance to put out their debut LP, but thankfully, “Left in the Dark” found its way onto the 1981 Voxx comp Battle of the Garages and the rest, as they say, is history. This tune’s since been covered by the likes of The Replacements, Uncle Tupelo and Courtney Love—but no one does it quite like the originals.—Bonnie Stiernberg

Damn…..this is better than a long weekend. My day is made! 

I love you forever Kenny, Matt, Jimmy and Roy!!!

 

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Thoughts?