Friday, November 09, 2007

Friday Random Ten

The Futureheads "Fallout" News and Tributes
Okkervil River "For Real" Black Sheep Boy
Elvis Costello & Steve Nieve "My Funny Valentine" For the First Time in America
Baaba Maal "Fanta" Missing You (Mi Yeewni)
Beck "Get Real Paid" Midnite Vultures
Chavez "Top Pocket Man" Ride the Fader
Richard Thompson "Tear Stained Letter" (live) Watching the Dark
Damien Jurado "Chevrolet" Loose: New Sounds of the Old West Volume II
Son Volt "Flow" Wide Swing Tremolo
Elvis Costello "Mystery Dance" (alternate) My Aim Is True

The Blind Boys of Alabama "Hush" I Brought Him with Me

"My head was beating like a song by the Clash, writing checks that my body couldn't cash." A whole random ten is made by that one line. (There's some other good stuff, too.)



Blogger ahab said...

Silver Jews, "Random Rules" American Water
Led Zeppelin, "In My Time of Dying" Physical Graffiti
PJ Harvey, "You Said Something" Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
Mark Lanegan & Isobel Campbell, "Deus Ibi Est" Ballad of the Broken Seas
Tindersticks, "Plus De Liaisons" Donkeys 92-97
Waco Brothers, "Circle Tour" Electric Waco Tour
Will Oldham, "O Lord Are You In Need?" Guarapero: Lost Blues 2
R.E.M., "Radio Free Europe" Murmur
Edith Frost, "Temporary Loan" Calling Over Time
Dirty Three, "Authentic Celestial Music" Ocean Songs

Bonus: Stephen Malkmus, "No More Shoes" Face the Truth

Nice list, George. And you'll see that mine is (mostly) back where it belongs in the current century.

Maybe this is the time and the place for me to assert that Murmur is R.E.M.'s best album. Because it clearly is.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Marty said...

Modest Mouse, "Lives," The Moon and Antarctica
Drive-by Truckers, "Let There Be Rock," Southern Rock Opera
The Delusions, "Balloon Ride," Keeping Up Appearances
Roxy Music, "In the Midnight Hour," Street Life
Neutral Milk Hotel, "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea," In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Crooked Fingers, "A Little Bleeding," Crooked Fingers
Okkervil River, "The Velocity of Saul at the Time of His Conversion" Stars Too Small to Use
Hayden, "Hollywood Ending," Elk Lake Serenade
Guided By Voices, "Fun City Girls,"Mag Earwhig (Japanese Bonus Track
Califone, "Salome' - "Suffer Me To Touch Thy Body... Touch Thy Hair...Kiss Thy mouth..."/"Deceleration 2

Bonus: Neutral Milk Hotel, "Oh, Comely," In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Some nice flavors here. I agree, Ahab, that's the best REM and still my favorite song by them. Both your lists are nicely varied. I like the Roxy cover, but I think I prefer Elvis' "MFV," George.

3:07 PM  
Blogger George said...

Yeah, we've got some pretty good coverage amongst us this week. I'm one of those people of our generation who never much cared for any R.E.M., sorry. Mostly because I was a college radio programmer in 1981 and had IRS Records jam them down my throat.

Yeah, for Roxy covering folks, I'll still take "Like a Hurricane" as #1.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Generik said...

1. Oasis - "The Swamp Song" - (What's The Story) Morning Glory
2. The Nazz - "Open My Eyes" - Anthology (1968-1985)
3. Ben Sidran - "Look Here" - Tell Me Something
4. Ronnie Dyson - "(If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?" - Soul Hits Of The '70s: Didn't It Blow Your Mind?
5. The Damned - "Neat Neat Neat" - The Light At The End Of The Tunnel
6. Patty Griffin - "Mother Of God" - Impossible Dream
7. Brian Wilson - "Wonderful" - Smile
8. Steppenwolf - "Monster" - 16 Greatest Hits
9. Beatles - "Because" - Abbey Road
10. Laura Nyro - "Stoned Soul Picnic" - Stoned Soul Picnic: The Best Of Laura Nyro

**Bonus** Psychedelic Furs - "Heartbreak Beat" - All Of This And Nothing

Just had to come in here and remind you young folks what music used to sound like 20, 30, 40 years ago...

5:47 PM  

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