There was also an album released by a band called Mecca Bodega-- the only one of their five albums available on cdnow, probably becuase it was released by a different label than the others. The music on this album was created as the score for the HBO movie pukesick mentions above. Apparently Mecca Bodega had spent a lot of time that year performing unpaid at random in subway stations; the director of Subway Stories heard one of these performances, and he liked them enough that he later brought them in to score the movie.

The only song i have ever managed to hear off of this album (although i would like to hear more) was one stunningly good track called "Love on the A-Train" which happened, somehow, to feature M. Doughty of Soul Coughing. The music in this song was amazing, all just freakish vaguely haunting dark echoes of musical forms, and fit glovelike with M. Doughty's vocals-- which, by the way, were really a notch higher quality than his usual work. I still remember the lyrics:

got smitten in the underground
it was a slapstick cut but the penalties are boundless
unbidden but the way they found me was a hand came down and power got illuminated

please don't ask me now
please don't ask me now
please don't ask me now
please don't ask me now

Those of you as pathetic as i am will have recognized immedately that M. reused the third line of this in the song "Monster Man" on El Oso.

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