First Impressions

First Impressions & Opinions on Priests

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, love is in the air. And what's more romantic than that cute moment of love at first sight? Jim and Greg share some of their favorite tracks about first impressions. Plus, they review the new album from DC punk band Priests and pay tribute to the influential composer David Axelrod.

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Songs About First Impressions

Whether or not you believe in love at first sight, there's something exciting about laying eyes on someone special for the first time. Jim and Greg share their favorite songs about first impressions.

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Priests Nothing Feels Natural

Washington, DC quartet Priests prove that punk is alive and well in the Nation's Capital. The band has been on a healthy clip since 2011 releasing music and touring but Nothing Feels Natural is the band's debut full-length album release. Greg says it is an ambitious“critique of nothing less than America”full of sarcastic views on politics and capitalism. Those heavy ideas are bouyed by a“fantastic rhytm section”that keeps Greg "spinning around an imaginary dance floor". Jim hears a strong post-punk influence hailing to the early 1980s but thinks this is an album that can“only be made by someone of the current generation”tackling technology and feelings of isolation. It is an enthusiastic doube Buy It!


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Featured Songs

  1. The Kinks, All Day and All of the Night, Kinks-Size, Reprise, 1964
  2. The Doors, Hello, I Love You, Waiting for the Sun, Elektra, 1968
  3. The Exciters, Do-Wah-Diddy, Do-Wah-Diddy (Single), United Artists, 1964
  4. Alkaline Trio, Clavicle, Goddamnit, Asian Man, 1998
  5. Pulp, Disco 2000, Different Class, Island, 1995
  6. XTC, Then She Appeared, Nonsuch, Virgin, 1992
  7. Darlene Love, (Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry, (Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry (Single), Phillies, 1963
  8. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, We've Met, Here We Rest, Lightning Rod, 2011
  9. The Shangri-Las, Leader of the Pack, Leader of the Pack, Red Bird, 1965
  10. The Cowsills, The Rain, the Park, and Other Things, The Cowsills, MGM, 1967
  11. Etta James, Sunday Kind of Love, At Last!, Argo, 1960
  12. Billy Bragg, The Fourteenth of February, William Bloke, Cooking Vinyl, 1996
  13. Chet Faker feat. Kilo Kish, Melt, Built on Glass, Future Classic, 2014
  14. Mary J. Blige feat. Method Man, Love @ 1st Sight, Love & Life, Geffen, 2003
  15. Priests, Appropriate, Nothing Feels Natural, Sister Polygon, 2017
  16. Priests, Pink White House, Nothing Feels Natural, Sister Polygon, 2017
  17. Priests, Puff, Nothing Feels Natural, Sister Polygon, 2017
  18. Priests, Nicki, Nothing Feels Natural, Sister Polygon, 2017
  19. The Electric Prunes, Kyrie Eleison, Mass in F Minor, Reprise, 1968
  20. Lou Rawls, You've Made Me So Very Happy, You've Made Me So Very Happy, Capitol, 1970
  21. The Electric Prunes, Benedictus, Mass in F Minor, Reprise, 1968
  22. David Axelrod, Holy Thursday, Song of Innocence, Capitol, 1968
  23. Kraftwerk, The Telephone Call, Electric Cafe, Warner Bros, 1986
  24. Midnight Star, Freak-A-Zoid, No Parking On The Dance Floor, Solar, 1983
  25. The Gap Band, You Dropped A Bomb On Me, Gap Band IV, Total Experience, 1982
  26. Shirley Collins And The Albion Country Band, Murder of Maria Marten, No Roses, Antilles, 1976
  27. Ty Segall, Break A Guitar, Ty Segall, Drag City, 2017