A-Z, 1-2-3: Ike Reilly

Posted: 18th November 2010 by ed in Uncategorized

Sometimes you come across a CD without meaning to.  It just weasels its way into your life without invite or warning.  Ike Reilly’s Salesmen & Racists sneaked onto my desk while I was working in college radio and collected dust while I was busy listening to the self-titled New Found Glory disc.  Once I got around to it I was immediately hooked.  Reilly had been at it a long time when “Salesmen” came out, even taking a 9-year sabbatical from music to work as a hotel doorman and a cemetery worker.  He caught some critical acclaim with “Salesmen” and has been hanging around ever since.  Between his self-titled stuff and his work with The Assassination Ike has given those of us who like hard luck songs about life and booze plenty to listen to.

Hip-Hop Thighs #17 – What?  The title didn’t grab your attention?  Give it a listen and see if you don’t end up singing it later in the day.

The Boat Song (We’re Getting Loaded) – Did I mention Ike likes to write songs about drinking?  Did I also mention tat I like to listen to songs about drinking?  We are a match made in heaven.

I Will Let You Down – Did I mention Ike likes to write hard luck songs?  Did I also mention… you get the point.

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