Friday, September 21, 2007

Friday Random Ten

Sex Pistols "Seventeen" Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols
Sam Phillips "Love & Kisses" Martinis & Bikinis
The Magnetic Fields "In My Car" Holiday
Dump "My Head in Your Hands" A Plea for Tenderness
Cordelia's Dad "When Sorrows Encompass Me 'Round" Cordelia's Dad
The Buckets "Come Around" The Buckets
Victoria Williams "Hitchhiker's Smile" Loose
The Golden Palominos "No Skin" Pure
Bettie Serveert "Ray Ray Rain" Lamprey
Peter Case "When You Don't Come" Six-Pack of Love

Uncle Tupelo "Fifteen Keys" Anodyne

Ah, take a week off and still end up with lesser songs of greater artists. Except for "Ray Ray Rain"--why did Bettie Serveert never make it big? I have a soft spot for "Fifteen Keys," too, but then that album is just a killer.



Blogger ahab said...

Kristin Hersh, "In Shock" Learn to Sing Like a Star
Red House Painters, "Red Carpet" Ocean Beach
Lo Ya Tengo, "Mr. Tough" I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
Cracker, "The Riverside" Greenland
Chet Baker, "Let’s Get Lost" My Funny Valentine
Willard Grant Conspiracy, "Bring the Monster Inside" Flying Low
Waco Brothers, "Walking On Hell’s Roof Looking At the Flowers" Electric Waco Chair
Wilco, "Muzzle of Bees" Kicking Television: Live in Chicago
Modest Mouse, "Classy Plastic Lumber" Sad Sappy Sucker
My Morning Jacket, "The Dark" The Tennessee Fire

Bonus: Tom Waits, "Jitterbug Boy" Small Change

Nice to see you back, George.

I've got a lackluster list too this week. But I have mostly lesser songs of lesser artists.

11:58 AM  
Blogger George said...

Ahab, thanks.

Not that lackluster given it's got my favorite Waco Bros. cut and "Let's Get Lost" is one of the best songs of all-time.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

Built to Spill, "Perfect from Now On," Live 7/3/07 (Owl and Bear)
Quickspace, "Climbing a Hill," The Death of Quickspace
Uncle Tupelo, "I Wanna Be Your Dog," Live (Owl and Bear)
Okkervil River, "Oh, Precious," Stars Too Small To Use
Tom Waits, "On the Nickel," Live (Owl and Bear)
Arcade Fire, "My Heart is an Apple," Arcade Fire EP
Neko Case, "The Train from Kansas City," The Tigers Have Spoken
Drive by Truckers, "Life in the Factory," Southern Rock Opera
Guided by Voices, "Lethargy," Live in Australia
Smog, "Sweet Treat," Knock, Knock

Bonus: Califone, "Rattlesnakes Smell Like Split Cucumber," Roomsound

I thought this might be my first list without Califone, but they came through in the bonus. Half live in the rest, and a repeat from the last list, but it's one of my early Tom Waits favorites, so I let it stay. Jeff Tweedy makes all three lists, and, yes, George, I think Bettie deserves much more attention. Welcome back, George.

1:00 PM  
Blogger George said...

Marty, that Built to Spill song is one I listen to any time I have a job interview or need to get pumped for something--both for the lyrics and the guitar.

My Tupelo cut is more Farrar than Tweedy, but why carp?

1:07 PM  
Blogger ahab said...

George, you always focus on my better tracks while I get hung up on my lesser ones. Which is odd, since I'm generally an optimistic person. Maybe being new to the random music racket, I resent it wherever the shuffle lacks my wonderful taste.

2:13 PM  
Blogger ahab said...

What the hell, here's my great list of last week:

Howe Gelb, "Jason’s List" The Listener
Grateful Dead, "All New Minglewood Blues" Shakedown Street
Lucinda Williams, "Those Three Days" Live at the Fillmore
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, "Get Ready for Love" Abattoir Blues
Bob Dylan, "It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)" Bringing It All Back Home
John Coltrane, "Mr. Knight" Coltrane Plays the Blues
Parkas, "Start Your Own Country" Loose 5: New Sounds from the Old West
Califone, "Pink and Sour" Roots and Crowns
Hellwood, "Ten Commandments" Chainsaw of Life
Low, "Broadway (So Many People)" The Great Destroyer

Bonus: Ida, "Written On My Face" Heart Like a River

This was one of my best lists ever, and it has probably spoiled me for a while.

2:22 PM  

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