Friday, March 14, 2008

Friday Random Ten

Lucinda Williams "Those Three Days" Live @ the Fillmore
Shout Out Louds "Meat Is Murder" Our Ill Wills
Lucinda Williams "Abandoned" Lucinda Williams
The Vanduras "The Big Hurt" In the Dark
John Hiatt "Thunderbird" Master of Disaster
John Hiatt "Lincoln Town" Crossing Muddy Waters
Lou Reed "Sex with Your Parents (Motherfucker) Part II" Set the Twilight Reeling
Silkworm "Hangman" What's Up Matador?
Pine Valley Cosmonauts (with Chris Ligon) "Great State of Texas" The Executioner's Last Songs Volume I
The Arcade Fire "Une Anee Sans Lumiere" Funeral

Patti Smith "Dancing Barefoot" Land (1975-2002)

Ok, that's just perverse this week--a double stutter on artists, one of the weaker cuts from one of last year's best albums (the Shout Out Louds), and a Lou Reed song all too appropriate for this week of Spitzer. iTunes is iNsane. At least there's a classic Patti Smith to end with.



Anonymous Freealonzo said...

1. 23 Beats Off - Fugazi
2. Bouncing with Bud - The Amazing Bud Powell
3. Sun of a Gun - Nirvana
4. Freddie the Freeloader - Miles Davis
5. Shore Leave - Yung Wu
6. Divorce Song - Liz Phair
7. Atlantis to Interzone - Klaxons
8. Generals and Majors - XTC
9. Perfect Circle - R.E.M.
10. Fatman - G. Love and Special Sauce

Bonus: A Salty Salute - Guided by Voices

After starting off with an epic punk v. jazz battle, the list settles into a cozy alternative music vibe with a nice little GBV kiss-off to the week that was.

9:39 AM  
Blogger ahab said...

M. Ward, "Four Hours in Washington" Transistor Radio
Smog, "Limited Capacity" Wild Love
Oscar Peterson, "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You" The More I See You
Giant Sand, "(Well) Dusted (for the Millennium)" Chore of Enchantment
Kristin Hersh, "Teeth" Hips and Makers
Stone Jack Jones, "Burn" narcoTic LolliPoP
Magnetic Fields, "The Book of Love" 69 Love Songs, Vol. 1
Milton Mapes, "Silverbell" Westernaire
Tom Waits, "Big Joe and the Phantom 309" Nighthawks at the Diner
Stephen Malkmus, "Pencil Rot" Face the Truth

Bonus: The Walkabouts, "Sand & Gravel" Setting the Woods On Fire

Goddamn, do The Walkabouts ever bore me.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Marty said...

Rilo Kiley, "Don't Deconstruct," Take Offs and Landings
Rilo Kiley, "Spectacular Views," The Execution of All Things
Guided by Voices, "Cut-out Witch," Human Amusements at Hourly Rates
Joey Gilmore, "Bit Off More than I Can Chew," Joey Gilmore
The Band of Blacky Ranchette, "Airstream," Still Lookin' Good to Me
Yo La Tengo, "Watch Out for Me Ronnie," I'm Not Afraid of You and I Can Beat Your Ass
Postal Service, "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight," Give Up
Billie Holiday, "You Can't Take That Away From Me," The Complete Verve Studio Master Takes
Guided by Voices, "Hot Freaks," Human Amusements at Hourly Rates
Pulp, "Underwear," Different Classes

Bonus: Arcade Fire, "I'm Sleeping in a Submarine," Arcade Fire EP

Strange stuttering mix here, too. Some good works, but the blend is odd. Sorry, no Serge to send you off swimmingly to Paris, George. Do you like the M. Ward, Ahab? I saw him with Rilo Kiley a few years back, and it wasn't working much for me that night, but my favorite music nerd loves him.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Generik said...

1. Modern English – “Let’s All Dream” - Pillow Lips
2. Jackie Greene – “Everything To Me” - Sweet Somewhere Bound
3. Bruce Springsteen – “The Promise” - 18 Tracks
4. Bob Dylan – “Absolutely Sweet Marie” - Blonde On Blonde
5. Manu Chao – Rainin’ In Paradise” - La Radiolina
6. Iggy Pop – “Winners & Losers” - Blah Blah Blah
7. Neil Diamond – “Sweet Caroline” - His 12 Greatest Hits
8. The Subdudes – “Social Aid & Pleasure Club” - Behind The Levee
9. Kristin Hersh – “Candyland” - Sunny Border Blue
10. Wilco – “Reservations” - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

**Bonus** Wanda Jackson – “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” - Queen Of Rockabilly

As I mentioned over at TBogg, if I was capable of shame, I'd be very embarrassed about that Neil Diamond.

But I'm too old for that sort of thing now.

1:57 PM  
Blogger ahab said...

I really do like M. Ward, Marty. I've always liked him but it wasn't until we saw him live in a small Tucson theater that Mary fell completely in love with him. It was quite a show. By then (18 months ago) his band featured a massive, driving rhythm section. You felt the show as much as you heard it. Howe Gelb and Neko Case (also of that superb Blacky Ranchette CD) joined him for a few numbers each.

He's apparently a real ladies' man -- he did an album with Zooey Deschanel (sp?) that's coming out soon. I bet Mary'd do an album with him if I'd allow it.

3:44 PM  
Blogger George said...

Is that what the kids are calling it these days, "doing an album?"

3:54 PM  
Blogger ahab said...

What's that old Woody Allen line?--something about a singing instructor teaching a woman to sing "from her diaphragm!"

5:41 AM  
Blogger Marty said...

He was solo when I saw him. Sat on a stool and strummed guitar and sang. It may have been context, because he was sandwiched between The Statistics and Rilo Kiley. His set was lo-key in between two noisier efforts.

3:30 PM  
Blogger ahab said...

That's the kind of show we expected, Marty -- low key, whimsical. That's how his first few albums were, predominantly. But what we got was a 9.0+ Richter scale phenomenon.

M. Ward's an interesting guy. He bears watching.

11:47 AM  

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