Daniel Dimaggio is the Orson Welles of Princeton, NJ. He is! Look at him; master of the airwaves behind the Strong Little Legs (RIP) & Giants Of Jazz radio programs on WPRB as well as commander of flesh n blood charm peddlers Home Blitz & now this band Car Commercials. For alls I know he might even hate Gallo Wine & fish sticks too. He aint alone on that count! I wonder what his thoughts are concerin Elmyr De Hory? Hmmm....another time perhaps.\r\nHome Blitz you might already be familiar with. Many a two-cents was tossed around on their behalf last year, extollin praise as how they ranked alongside Modern Lovers, Half Japanese & Electric Eels as genuine Real McCoys of the American Underground. And I aint sayin they arent or they dont.I chose to abstain from the hyperbole not because I didnt have the change to spare, but on account I thought them was pretty big britches to fill. I dont put much truck in E. Eels n 1/2 Jap comparisons these days. Personally, I think Id be more apt to consider the contents of my wallet readin something like Ron House fronting the Feelies but its that kindve reactionary pontificatin that makes this blog the contentious darling it is, right?\r\nHello?\r\nAnyways, w/Car Commercials Dan & co. have seemingly tapped into the wellspring of amateurish goodness what emanates from the source(s) of them Messthetics compilations thatre gracing ears n airwaves (finally) nowadays. Theres a lot to be said for the zero production skills, which in the right hands (their own), Im always a sucker for.True, on occasion they come dangerously close to channelin the precocity of early Daniel Johnston, but most of the time Car Commercials nail it like they was stained by the same varnish & wax buildup as 49 Americans or Crash Action Winners. Id also state for the record that in another time n place (take a wild guess) these guys wouldve lived high on the hog recordin for the Onset/Offset label alongside the likes of Les Bottletops,Toerag, Brothers Gorgonzola & other estimable strangers that have yet to be properly heralded. I know, I know, folks is all the time sayin we are not familiar with these bands you reference. But I am! Theres a fine line between obstinance n ignorance & sometimes in the middle they become twain. What am I gettin at? How about; DONT LET 25 YEARS GO BY BEFORE YOU HEAR THIS CAR COMMERCIALS EP! I cant make it much plainer than that.Theres cassettes too. Collectem all. - Siltblog.