Friday, April 18, 2008

Friday Random Ten

Richard Thompson "That's All, Amen, Close the Door" Mock Tudor
David Byrne "Big Blue Plymouth (Eyes Wide Open)" The Complete Score from "The Catherine Wheel"
Thurston Moore "Ono Soul" Son of Swag
Ryuichi Sakamoto "Neo Geo" Neo Geo
Lucinda Williams "Blue" Essence
Preston School of Industry "Tone It Down (Pablo Wrong Remix)" Matador at Fifteen
Nerf Herder "You're Gonna Be the One Who's Sorry" Nerf Herder
The Folk Implosion "Wet Stuff" Kids sdtrk
Shawn Colvin "Steady On" Steady On
Daniel Johnston "Despair Came Knocking" Continued Story/Hi, How Are You (The Unfinished Album)

Roger Miller "Manic Depression" The Big Industry

Wow--seven ofthese 11 are known for their work in a whole band (or more famous band) as well as (or more so than) as a solo artist/member of a second band. Can you name them all?

And I hope you non-Santa Barbarians know Nerf Herder, probably most famous for the theme for Buffy, but a fine, fun band beyond that too.



Blogger Tom Hilton said...

Fairport Convention, Talking Heads, Sonic Youth, Yellow Magic Orchestra...and that's about as far as I can get.

I do, however, have an awesome Random 10:

Johny & the Hurricanes - Crossfire
New Order - In a Lonely Place
Ebb Tides - Big Noise from Waimea
Shriekback - Exquisite Corpse
Fall - Victoria
Wire - On Returning
Ultravox - Quiet Men
Thin White Rope - Take It Home (live)
Wailers - Scratchin'
Dave Alvin - Sinful Daughter

9:27 AM  
Blogger George said...

That is a good list, Tom.

4 down, 3 to go on the quiz. And I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who knows YMO. (Although all my YMO is on vinyl.)

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Freealonzo said...

Daniel Johnston thought he was in the Beatles :o) Didn't Shawn Colvin do something with Mary Chapin Carpenter? Was Roger Miller in Kenny Roger's old band?

Here's my top 10:

1. UFO – Dudley and the Doo-Rytes
2. Blood & Roses – The Smithereens
3. Sand in my Joints – Wire
4. And your Bird Can Sing – The Beatles
5. Senses Working Overtime – XTC
6. Why Can’t I Be You? – The Cure
7. My Name is Jonas – Weezer
8. Skyway – The Replacements
9. House of Cards – Radiohead
10. Nobody’s Lonesome for Me – Hank Williams

Bonus: Dusty Old Dust (So Long, It's been Good to Know You) - Woody Guthrie

That XTC song is one of my faves!

11:32 AM  
Blogger ahab said...

Kid Loco (Featuring Tim Keegan), "If It’s Monday Morning" Total Lee: The Songs of Lee Hazlewood
Shark Quest, "Dancing Tooth" Merge Records: oh, merge (10th Anniversary)
Palace Music, "Viva Ultra" Viva Ultra
Twinemen, "Who’s Gonna Sing" Twinemen
Son Volt, "Beacon Soul" The Search
The Rolling Stones, "Loving Cup" Exile On Main Street
Cat Power, "Living Proof" The Greatest
Pulp, "Bob Lind (The Only Way is Down)" We Love Life
Paul Westerberg, "Dirt to Mud" Stereo
My Morning Jacket, "Picture of You" The Tennessee Fire

Bonus: Bob Dylan, "4th Time Around" Blonde On Blonde

I got nothin' on the quiz. And spring is happening outside.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

Yo La Tengo, "By the Time it Gets Dark," Prisoners of Love
Pavement, "I Love Perth," Wowee Zowee, SS Edition
Yo La Tengo, "Spec Bebop," I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
Smoke, "I Do," Heaven on a Popsicle Stick
Smoke, "Pond," ditto
Guided by Voices, "Teenage FBI," Wish in One Hand
Pavement, "Gansters and Pranksters," ditto
Mercury Rev, "Pick Up if You're There," Deserter's Songs
The Buzzcocks, "Just Lust," I Don't Mind the Buzzcocks
(Smog), "Sweet Treat," Knock, Knock

Bonus: Tom Waits, "Georgia Lee," Mule Variations

Hmmmm, oddly repetitive and hard to see through in places. In fact, I left off Teenage FBI, which played twice in a row on two different albums, for the sake of fair disclosure. Some fine lists, gentlemen.

2:50 PM  
Blogger George said...

Clever line re Daniel Johnston, but that's not what I was thinking and while Colvin did record some with MCC, she's not one of the answers either. Now, if you thought about the other Roger Miller you might get somewhere.

But that still leaves two. I'll give people some more time before spilling the beans tomorrow.

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Freealonzo said...

O.k. duh. Roger Miller=Mission of Burma. Those last two have me stumped!

11:10 AM  
Blogger George said...

Almost forgot I had to spill the beans, but you're right--Mission of Burma is the original home of Roger Miller (and his home once again, too).

And the other two are:
Preston School of Industry is the current band for Spiral Stairs, once of Pavement.

Folk Implosion was a side project of Lou Barlow of Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr. fame.

11:48 AM  

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