Before Wit’s End, before Catacombs and before the near universal ‘year-end list’ acclaim, Cass McCombs quietly released A in 2004 via the Monitor label. I’ve been reintroducing the album piecemeal into my radio show over the past few months. Revisit A’s opening pair of tracks below.

MP3: Cass McCombs :: I Went To The Hospital
MP3: Cass McCombs :: Bobby, King of Boys Town

9 Responses to “Cass McCombs :: I Went To The Hospital”

  1. Love this record. Still the best thing he’s ever done in my opinion. Blue-eyed soul for indie-rockers.

  2. Great stuff! Just saw him live for the first time this past weekend and it was a lovely show. You’re always ahead of the curve, AD!

  3. May favorite next to Catacombs

  4. aids in africa?

  5. Never heard of this guy — in fact, till I got down to the comments, I thought ‘he’ was a ‘she’ — and this isn’t my kind of music, but I love these songs. In an weird way, they reminded me of Hasil Adkins (who I haven’t thought about in years).

  6. His best, bar none.

  7. Good call. The Not The Way EP from around the same time is great too. One of the best songwriters around.

  8. I can’t believe you just posted about these two tracks! I’ve been obsessing over them for the last two weeks! What a very bizarre coincidence. They’re by far my favorite songs of his. Good taste, as usual, AD!

  9. Great record, first Cass I heard. Listening to The Beach Boys Surfin’ Safari today I heard a striking similarity between ‘Moon Dawg’ and ‘When The Bible Was Wrote’… Although I think ‘Moon Dawg is an old surf song by The Gamblers or The Tornadoes… …all worth checkin’ out.

    Beach Boys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdPjEJNInY4
    Cass McCombs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBhev8EvqTQ

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