Friday, March 02, 2007

Friday Random Ten

Swell Maps "Another Song" Post Punk: Rough Trade Shops
These Immortal Souls "You Can't Unring a Bell" Step Right Up: The Songs of Tom Waits
The Januaries "Black Transmission" The Januaries
T Bone Burnett "Criminals" Twenty Twenty: The Essential T Bone Burnett
Billy Bragg "She's Got a New Spell" Worker's Playtime
Yo La Tengo "Shotgun+Medley: My Sharona/Mr. Apollo/Sonic Reducer/God Only Knows/If and When/The Summer Sun/Schizophrenia/Another Girl, Aonther Planet/Bedazzled" Yo La Tengo Is Murdering the Classics
X "How I (Learned My Lesson)" [live] Beyond & Back: The X Anthology
The Mekons "We're Just Outside London" Pussy, Queen of the Pirates
The Hives "Find Another Girl" Veni Vidi Vicious
Son Volt "Too Early" Trace

The Frogs "Adam & Steve" What's Up Matador?

I always say it, but nothing beats Marc Ribot, and he doesn't get much more tasty than on "Criminals."

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Blogger Mike said...

That Yo La Tengo medley sounds great. What a collection of songs.

And with X, you finally get a little localized West Coast representin' to balance the usual Jersey stuff. Ever catch X live? I haven't, but I would've loved to back in the day when Exene still had her A-1 voice and looks.

9:08 AM  
Anonymous RK said...

Seeing the Waits tribute on there makes me figure you're counting the days until the soon-to-be-released Scarlett Johanssen all-Tom-Waits cover album. (And no, I'm NOT making that up.)

9:46 AM  
Blogger George said...


I've seen X twice and the Knitters once, but the first X show was in the Gilkyson years when Exene was pregnant and they were opening for Warren Zevon (this is '86 maybe?).

The second X show was about 6 years ago, with Billy Zoom back in the fold. More fun in the new nostalgia world.

After the really good Knitters show, we walked past Exene in the front seat of a car waiting to go and she looked really scary--one of those, is that, oh my god, blah, it is moments. But she was great during the show.


Well, at least the cover of the Johanssen covers Waits album should be good.

7:49 PM  

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