Michael Hall And The Woodpeckers

It turns out I’ve loved Michael Hall’s music since college (and that’s 16 years ago). Michael Hall was the driving force in the Wild Seeds and in 1987 they released Mud Lies and Shame. This was my introduction to the band and to Michael Hall. Michael has since released seven solo records mostly on what seems to be his own label. 2002′s Lucky Too lives up to all of the previous records and adds a little more panache as well. The two songs below are representative of the garage alt-country stonsy rock of the whole record. I particularly like the lyrics of “Sometimes I Wish I’d Never Heard The Rolling Sones”, he seems to be saying that he could play better guitar and write better songs if the Stones hadn’t perfected the art first. I think Michael Hall And The Woodpeckers songs will stand the test of time and I hope they get the attention they deserve.

Check out two songs from Lucky Two:


Link To Lucky Too

Sometimes I Wish I’d Never Heard The Rolling Stones Link To Sometimes I Wish…

Michael Hall’s Homepage and to buy music:


2 Responses to “Michael Hall And The Woodpeckers”

  1. Jeff Singer says:

    Is Michael Hall related to Anthony Michael Hall? If these guys are so mainstream, how come I haven’t heard of them? I’m Mr. Mainstream…

    I like your blogging style — I want even more biographical details and music analysis.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I bought ML+S as a complete unknown many years ago. Loved it. Backfilled it with Brave Clean + Reverent & anxiously awaited release #3. It never came. I then turned my focus over the years to MH’s solo stuff. I also found The Silos about the same time as the Wild Seeds and have collected all of their stuff – including a great collaborative group called The Setters featuring Michael Hall, Walter Salas-Humara, and Alejandro Escovedo. All rock individually but made some pretty awesome tunes together as well.