I was first enamored of Knoxville, Tennessee’s The Judybats via their haunting cover of “She Lives (In a time of Her Own)” on the superb Roky Erickson tribute album Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye. Although they enjoyed modest success on college radio, they never quite achieved the recognition they deserved. After checking the usual places, I could only find Marketplace copies of their now out-of-print albums at Amazon, at incredibly reasonable prices. There was one song at eMusic and one song and some videos for sale at iTunes. I am posting for one week my favorite Judybats song, the title track from their excellent debut album, Native Son. Here is a band summary at All Music. One week up, then down.
The Judybats – Native Son