The Coulda-Shoulda-Woulda Files: For Dressy Bessy, “Six” Is The Magic Number

Jun 25th, 2007 // 4 Comments

dressybessy.jpgTime for another installment of the Coulda-Shoulda-Woulda Files, where we raid our archives in search of a lost gem.

Artist: Dressy Bessy
Song: “Baby Six String,” 2003
What happened: Dressy Bessy was the fourth album from Denver’s Dressy Bessy, just one of 214 bands that are associated with the ever-so-poppy Elephant 6 collective. And, like most E6 recordings, it was received with a huge amount of excitement by a very small group of nerds.
Why it should have been a hit: “Baby” is endlessly charming, with up-and-down guitar lines and Tammy Ealom’s icy-cold “hoorah hoorah” chorus. It probably wouldn’t have been a hit hit, but surely, someone could have used this for a slightly trippy laundry-detergent commercial:

Dressy Bessy – Baby Six String [MP3, link expired]
Dressy Bessy [MySpace]

  1. Nately

    Maybe the most underrated band ever. That whole album is solid gold.

  2. masterdave

    they’re a real fun band live, and they sell out shows around here, so I guess they’re doing okay despite not being in a detergent commercial?

    Plus their latest album (Electrified) was better than the s/t album too.

    But hey, yet another band that’s really good that’s stuck in middle-class musician land. It could be worse, right?

  3. AnnaBananarchy

    that chick kinda looks like endora from this photo

  4. girlhappy

    The song is a summer-perfect and lovely confection, but man, I need some Dramamine after looking at their myspace page.

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