Friday, February 08, 2008

Friday Random Ten

Ernest Phipps & His Holiness Singers "Shine on Me" Anthology of American Folk Music
The Pogues "The Old Main Drag" Rum, Sodomy & the Lash
Lou Reed "Sad Song" Between Thought and Expression
Mott the Hoople "All the Young Dudes" [Alternate Version: David Bowie & Ian Hunter vocal] All the Young Dudes
Jack Logan "Would I Be Happy Then?" Bulk
Shirley Horn "Return to Paradise" Verve Unmixed
Built to Spill "Fling" There's Nothing Wrong with Love
Stephin Merritt "At Madam Plum's" Showtunes
Bettie Serveert "De Diva" Log 22
Split Lip Rayfield "Honestly" Should Have Seen It Coming

Memphis Jug Band "Memphis Shakedown" Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music, Volume Four

Not exactly a stunning return to randomness. That "All the Young Dudes" is probably the best cut, with the Pogues coming up on the outside (but stumbling a bit), and Jack Logan surprising.



Blogger Tom Hilton said...

All the Young Dudes is nothing to sneeze at, though.

Mine isn't half bad:

Juaneco y Su Combo - Linda Nena
Kinks - Shangri-La
Nocturnes - Third Star to the Left
John Foxx - Europe After the Rain
Ultravox - Young Savage
Pine Box Boys - The Wedding Gown
Eno - Dead Finks Don't Talk
Siouxsie & the Banshees - This Wheel's on Fire
Jam - Tales from the Riverbank
Mekons - Darkness & Doubt

10:01 AM  
Blogger Generik said...

1. Son House – “Death Letter Blues” - Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues
2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Tick” - Fever To Tell
3. Pixies – “Alec Eiffel” - Wave Of Mutilation: Best Of Pixies
4. Nick Drake – “Time Of No Reply” - Way To Blue
5. Dirty Looks – “Let Go” - The Stiff Records Box Set
6. The Marvelettes – “The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game” - Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection
7. Rolling Stones – “Suck On the Jugular” - Voodoo Lounge
8. John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers – “Ramblin’ On My Mind” - Crossroads
9. Oasis – “Fade In-Out” - Be Here Now
10. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Carry Me” - The Lyre Of Orpheus

**Bonus** Sublime – “Pawn Shop” - Sublime
**Extra David Lynch Tribute Bonus** Camper Van Beethoven – “That Gum You Like Is Back In Style” - New Roman Times

All The Young Dudes is a great song; I really enjoyed hearing it in the film Juno.

11:26 AM  
Blogger ahab said...

Martha Wainwright, "Factory" Martha Wainwright
Richard Buckner, "Home" Richard Buckner
Lucinda Williams, "Sweet Side" Live @ The Fillmore
Damien Jurado, "Ghost in the Snow" Ghost of David
Mark Lanegan, "On Jesus’ Program" I’ll Take Care of You
Devendra Banhart, "Heard Somebody Say" Cripple Crow
Lisa Germano, "It's Party Time" Lullaby for Liquid Pig
Julie Doiron, "Explain" Loneliest in the Morning
Sparklehorse, "Return to Me" Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain
Giant Sand, "Napoli" Is All Over the Map

Bonus: The Rolling Stones, "Let It Loose" Exile on Main Street

Sorry, George -- I must have hogged all the good songs this week.

Is anybody familiar with the Martha Wainwright album? I picked it up recently and it's outstanding. I'm working at appreciating her brother now too, with some success.

Generik, George and I originally bonded over at Tom's over "All the Young Dudes" (Mott the Hoople version). So that song is very special to me.

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Freealonzo said...

1. In the Jungle - The Hives
2. Strawberry Fields Forever - Jim Sturges
3. Can't Seem To Make You Mine - Alex Chilton
4. I Don't Like Mondays - The Boomtown Rats
5. You Make Me Feel So Young - Frank Sinatra
6. Shake Shake Shake Your Booty - K.C. & The Sunshine Band
7. Holiday Song - Pixies
8. St. Swithin's Day - Billy Bragg
9. Delta 88 - X
10. New England - Jonathan Richman

Bonus Track: Space Money - Patti Smith.

My list is just weird this week, not sure what it means.

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Freealonzo said...

Above post:

Money = Monkey

6:37 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Tom's got two that make me comment:

Kinks - Shangri-La

Love that one.

Siouxsie & the Banshees - This Wheel's on Fire

Haven't heard her version, but along with "Dear Prudence," Siouxsie lacks nothing in the cool cover department.

As to the original, I prefer the version on The Basement Tapes to the one on Songs From Big Pink. Both are great though. But so different.

6:12 PM  

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