Songs about Atlanta: Murder Kroger

Hmm.  So posting kind of fell off a cliff last week.  I have a decent excuse – finals.  I don’t know about the rest of these slackers, though.  Zing! Oh, but I kid, I kid.

So here is my slacker attempt to get back on the blogging wagon.  In what is probably my last entry in the Songs About Atlanta series, I thought I’d highlight a fun local band, Attractive Eighties Women.  Amidst very serious songs such as “Padamonium” that are sure to please zoo lovers like James (verse: gotta kill the baby panda), comes the wonderful “Murder Kroger,” about everyone’s favorite grocery store on Ponce de Leon.

It’s a grocery store with a deadly twist
You’ll get shot in the head for your shopping list
Murder Kroger

it’s the worst place to shop in all of Atlanta
you could lose your life over twelve pack of Fanta

Check the mp3 on the band’s music page.  I’ve had the pleasure of seeing these guys at Lenny’s, and a fantastic set at Dragon*Con last year where the lead singer used a portable microphone box to play on the patio of the Hyatt.  Scenesters will also love “They shoot hipsters, don’t they“, with the shout-out to now defunct Decatur Social Club.

4 Comments so far

  1. james hervey (jeherv) on April 23rd, 2009 @ 2:48 pm

    i’m blaming the pollen.

  2. bonitis on April 25th, 2009 @ 8:29 am

    maybe i missed the boat, but heres another suggestion for songs about atlanta.

    how about "atlanta strut", recorded in 1929 by the one and only blind willie mctell?

    since he spent so much time making music in atlanta, i would guess that a lot of his songs are "about atlanta", but i nominate this one for obvious reasons.

  3. bking on April 25th, 2009 @ 8:36 am

    I only wanted to put up posts about songs I was actually familiar with. I’ve never heard a recording of Atlanta Strut. No offense intended to Mr. McTell’s ghost.

  4. bonitis on April 25th, 2009 @ 10:34 pm

    the ghost will be offended. fortunately, hes a relatively easy to ghost to avoid, given that he is blind. remember, though, his senses of smell and hearing are heightened. easy on the cologne and shouldered boom-box when avoiding the poltergeist.

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