Time 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]