Friday, January 18, 2008

Friday Random Ten

Otis Redding "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay" The Complete Stax/Volt Singles: 1959-1968
Psapp "The Words" The Only Thing I Ever Wanted
The Pretenders "Message of Love" The Singles
Gomez "Get Myself Arrested" Bring It On
The Mekons "Brutal" The Curse of the Mekons
Johnny Cash "I'll Fly Away" Unearthed: My Mother's Hymn Book
The Mekons "Road to Florida" So Good It Hurts
Remmy Ongala & the Orchestre Super Matimila "Mrema" Mambo
Kathleen Edwards "Back to Me" Back to Me
Lambchop "Nothing but a Blur from a Bullet Train" Aw C'mon

Bill Nelson "New Moon Rising" Blue Moons and Laughing Guitars

Had a good week last week, doesn't that count for something? Even the two Mekon cuts aren't exactly their top-drawer stuff. That's not to say classic if over-played Otis Redding is anything to sneeze at, or that Kathleen Edwards doesn't purr up a righteous storm, or that Remmy Ongala doesn't grind a mighty groove. And Bill Nelson, who I loved without musical bounds back in the early '80s, well, that e-bow of his always makes me feel young and stupid. I only get to use one of those adjectives about myself these days.



Blogger Generik said...

1. Guided By Voices - "Echoes Myron" - Bee Thousand
2. Vic Chesnutt - "Until The Led" - Blast From The Past (Single Promo)
3. Van Morrison - "A New Kind Of Man" - A Sense Of Wonder
4. Smashing Pumpkins - "Girl Named Sandoz" - Pisces Iscariot
5. Matt Costa - "Cold December" - GAMH & Slim's Spring 2006
6. Wanda Jackson - "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" - Queen Of Rockabilly
7. The Clash - "Charlie Don't Surf" - Sandinista
8. The Byrds - "My Back Pages" - Greatest Hits
9. Talking Heads - "Girlfriend Is Better" - Stop Making Sense
10. Dan Hicks - "Canned Music" - Return To Hicksville

**Bonus** Memphis Jug Band - "KC Moan" - Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues

Hey, at least you have your local notoriety to fall back on this week, George!

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Freealonzo said...

1. Vamos (Live) – Pixies
2. Lawyers Guns and Money – Warren Zevon
3. Apple Tree – Wolfmother
4. Pleasure Seeker – Social Distortion
5. Superstar – Sonic Youth
6. Never Loved A Man – Aretha Franklin
7. It’s Not Over Yet – Klaxons
8. Dumb – Nirvana
9. Do the Ostrich – Neal Pollack Invasion
10. Ugly – Violent Femmes


Lonesome Whistle – Hank Williams

Not bad, something to get you going on a Friday...

10:40 AM  
Blogger Marty said...

Hem, “Sailor,” Rabbit Songs
Califone, “Golden Ass,” Quicksand Craddlesnakes
The Walkmen, “North Pole,” Bows and Arrows
Pete Krebs, “Dressed to the Nines,” Loose: New Sounds of the Old West II
The Wrens, “This is Not What You Had Planned,” The Meadowlands
The Band of Blacky Ranchette, “Under the Table,” Still Lookin’ Good to Me
Year Future, “Black Sun,” First World Fever
Crooked Fingers, “Pigeon Kicker,” Crooked Fingers
Sleeter-Kinney, “#1 Must Have,” All Hands on the Bad One
Thursday, “War All the Time,” War All the Time

Bonus: Serge Gainsbourg, “Initials BB,” Initials Sg

Well, George, you'll always be young to me (adjusts reading glasses to see if I actually typed what I meant).

11:30 AM  
Blogger ahab said...

The Belles, "(Who Will Be) Here to Here?" Omerta
Townes Van Zandt, "To Live is to Fly" The Best of Townes Van Zandt
Ray Charles, "Hallelujah I Love Her So" The Birth of Soul
Scout Niblett, "So Much Love to Do" Sweet Heart Fever
Eels, "Mother Mary" Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, "If I Am a Stranger" Cold Roses
Crooked Fingers, "Sunday Morning, Coming Down" Reservoir Songs
Silver Jews, "People" American Water
Cub Country, "Your Old Street" High Uinta High
Sebadoh, "Together or Alone" Bakesale

Bonus: Tom Waits, "Drunk on the Moon" The Heart of Saturday Night

3:12 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

"I'll Fly Away"

Don't know Johnny's version, but it's such a sad, pretty song.

The version by Alison Krauss & Gillian Welsh on the Oh Brother soundtrack is sublime. One of the sweetest, prettiest, most moving songs I know.

4:31 PM  

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