Posts Tagged ‘Mic Harrison’

Winner of the V-Roys contest…

..is Travis Hill, congrats! Thanks everyone for commenting, the answer of course was the band’s original name was The Viceroys but they had to shorten to The V-Roys due to the reggae band with the same name. I had never heard the Viceroy cigarettes story though…could it perhaps be a combination of both?

Really I think the V-Roys is a much better name so I think it worked out. To tie it back to reggae, enjoy this video of The V-Roys backing Steve Earle doing their version of  The Slickers classic song Johnny Too Bad.

V-Roys Contest

Wanna win an autographed copy of the just released V-Roys compilation Sooner Or Later (as shown to the left there)? It’s easy, all you gotta do is leave a comment below with your best answer to the following question: Why was the the first V-Roys album titled “Just Add Ice”?

The winner will be chosen at random, but the first person to answer the question correctly will receive adulation, personal satisfaction, and your name will get thrown into the hat twice. [EDIT: Scott Erickson has answered correctly and firstly, consider this your adulation. If anyone has any stories about the v-roys they want to share...please, do so in the comments. Also I should have mentioned, contest will run until next friday, Oct. 7th]

Good luck, and while you’re at it check out this killer video of Mary

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V-Roys compilation and one night reunion (plus a bonus rare track)

This weekend I started hearing rumblings about some possible big announcement from The V-Roys and my mind instantly went to “reunion!”.  Now I’ve made it no secret on here that The V-Roys were, and remain one of my favorite bands. Matter of fact if my house was to burn down I think Just Add Ice would be a CD I would have to run back in the house to rescue despite the danger.

Well the announcement came early this morning, and while not a full reunion (yet) what we will get is a New Years Eve reunion show at the Bijou Theater in Knoxville, and a brand new compilation titled Sooner or Later featuring remaster versions of old songs and 5 unreleased songs due Sept. 27th.  The unreleased songs are mostly covers, but also 2 Mic Harrison originals. View the track listing here
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Needless to say, very excited to hear these songs, and I am already making plans to attend that New Years Eve Show. Enjoy the remastered version of Sooner or Later below, and as a special treat, a true V-Roys rarity which is their cover of Roger Miller’s Long Time Leavin’ which was featured on a compilation called Cowpunks back in 1996.
V-Roys – Sooner Or Later (Remastered)

V-Roys – Long Time Leavin’ (Roger Miller Cover)

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smoke ‘em if you got ‘em

Well I was going to make a full blown comp for the purpose of this highly dubious doobius made-up holiday, but fittingly I was too lazy and/or forgot. So I will just throw a few songs up here as sort of a mini-mix you can enjoy in whatever manner you see fitting.

First up, one of my favorite songs, is one that captures a special kind of sadness that I’m sure many are familiar with (not Willie). Off their debut album Lost In The Ozone

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Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen – Seeds And Stems (Again)

Next we have the Funland version of the Old 97’s song Stoned. They give the song a bit more of a punk edge, and features Centro-Matic’s Will Johnson on drums. Off the long out of print Stoned/Garageland split single (that you can get right here)

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Funland – Stoned

This is a jazzy bluesy number from Asylum Street Spankers off the album Spanker Madness….where all the songs share this theme

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Asylum Street Spankers – High As Can Be

Here is a brand new song, off the just released EP Distilled from Roanoke, VAs finest Blue Moonshine. Stop by in Roanoke if you’re ever in need of a toke from a trucker on his way Johnson City, TN. Also, if you stoners want something of an easter egg, google the band name.

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Blue Moonshine – Seeds and Stems

Here’s one from knoxville’s finest, and ex-V-Roys member Mic Harrison. Off the album Right Side Of The Grass

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Mic Harrison And The High Score – He Gets High

Some rowdy honky tonk from Jason Boland and The Stragglers. Off the album Somewhere In The Middle

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Jason Boland – When I’m Stoned

Finally we have one of the best, and one of the most appropriately named songs. This is from Hank Flamingo which was Trent Summar’s first band. If anybody happens to have a copy of their long out of print album, I would love love love to have it.

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Hank Flamingo – The Dope Smoking Song

If you gotta have some more, head on over to The Alternate Root for a killer mix over there. Maybe next year I will put these and some other choice songs into a full blown mix….if I remember of course…

Underloved Song of The Week: Mic Harrison – The Only Road

This weeks underloved song is Mic Harrison in honor of his new album Great Commotion that was released this week. This song is off his 2007 album Push Me On Home. It’s a revved up cover of his old V-Roys bandmate Scott Miller’s song The Only Road. You guys already know I’m a huge V-Roys fan, so no surprises here, but I really dig what Mic did with this version. My favorite part is the killer guitar solo after the second verse.

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Mic Harrison & The High Score – The Only Road

Mic Harrison and The High Score are currently on tour in support of Great Commotion
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Vintage V-Roys vids

As you guys know, I’m a huge V-Roys fan from way back. Matter fact I was telling someone the other day that I bet I played “Just Add Ice” more in the 90’s than any other album and it remains one of my favorite albums to this day.  So when I found these vintage V-Roys clips on youtube (posted by Scott Miller no less) I about shit a cinderblock.  Check them out, you got Mary, and the most interesting to me (because it’s never made it’s way to an album) is the Cold Cruel World clip.

While I don’t know if the V-Roys will ever get back together (I wish they would), fans in East Tennessee can get the next best thing as Scott and Mic will be playing a one of their legendary New Years Eve shows at the Bijou Theater in Knoxville. Coincidentally, the same night Virginia Tech plays Tennessee….bring it Scott!!!