Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday Random Ten

Steve Earle "Go Amanda" Jerusalem
Guided by Voices "Take to the Sky" Under the Bushes Under the Stars
The Magnetic Fields "My Only Friend" 69 Love Songs
Pixies "Where Is My Mind?" Surfer Rosa & Come on Pilgrim
James Brown "Doing It to Death" The CD of JB
Maria McKee "Opelousas (Sweet Relief)" Sweet Relief--A Benefit for Victoria Williams
Meat Puppets "Up on the Sun" Up on the Sun
The Mekons "Not Long Ago" New York
Urge Overkill "Tin Foil" Exit the Dragon
Son Volt "Dead Man's Clothes" Wide Swing Tremolo

The Clash "Train in Vain (Stand by Me)" London Calling

OK, distinctly underwhelming, with nods to the Pixies in a song too famous from soundtracks and Maria McKee doing Vic. And then the Clash nail it with their most radio-ready tune that even sub-political is still a blast.



Blogger ahab said...

Gram Parsons, "She" The Gram Parsons Anthology
Wilco, "Side with the Seeds" Sky Blue Sky
East River Pipe, "When the Ground Walks Away" Poor Fricky
Hayden, "In September" Everything I Long For
Dirty Three, "I Remember a Time When Once You Used to Love Me" Horse Stories
Pavement, "Ann Don’t Cry" Terror Twilight
Son Volt, Mystifies Me Trace
Mark Lanegan, "Bell Black Ocean" Scraps at Midnight
Caitlyn Cary and Thad Cockrell, "Party Time" Begonias
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, "Lime-Tree Arbor" The Boatman’s Call

Bonus: Roy Buchanan, "After Hours" 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection

Great list for me again.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Generik said...

1. The Cure – “Lovecats (Acoustic)” -- Acoustic Hits
2. Pixies – “Gouge Away” -- Wave Of Mutilation: Best Of Pixies
3. Tom Waits – “Make It Rain” -- Real Gone
4. Asleep At The Wheel – “Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens” -- Greatest Hits – Live And Kickin’
5. Yes – “Clap [Live]” -- The Yes Album
6. Pretenders – “Mystery Achievement” -- Pretenders
7. James Cotton – “Digging My Potatoes” -- Alligator Records 25th Anniversary Collection
8. Langley Schools Music Project – “Saturday Night” -- Innocence & Despair
9. The Smiths – “You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby” -- Louder Than Bombs
10. The Beatles – “Martha My Dear” -- The Beatles (White Album)

**Bonus** Beautiful South – “Artificial Flowers” -- Blue Is The Colour

11:41 AM  
Blogger Generik said...

I don't know, George, I kind of like your set. But then, I like Joe Morgan, too, so my taste is already suspect.

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Freealonzo said...

1. Whip It – Devo
2. Teenage Depression – Eddie & the Hot Rods
3. I Can’t Stand It – The Underbeats
4. Long Black Veil – Johnny Cash
5. A Punch Up at a Wedding – Radiohead
6. Alcohol and Pills – Fred Eaglesmith
7. Oh, Me – Nirvana
8. Sweet Jane – Cowboy Junkies
9. Thank the Lord for the Nightime – Neil Diamond
10. Have You Ever Been Lonely – Patsy Cline

Bonus: Lone Star Trail - Ken Maynard

Started off new wave, then went quiet, dark, and lonely

11:52 AM  
Blogger George said...

Started off new wave, then went quiet, dark, and lonely

That so easily could have been my biography....

Generik, my list sort of grows on me. And it's not that you like Joe Morgan, it's the Yes in your random ten that worries me.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Tom Hilton said...

Jam - Tales from the Riverbank
Angelo Badalamenti - Dub Driving
Nocturnes - Shoot the Pier
X-Ray Spex - Germ-Free Adolescents
Wire - A Touching Display
X - The Unheard Music
Velvet Underground - All Tomorrow's Parties
Modern Lovers - I'm Straight
Wall of Voodoo - Ring of Fire
Gang of 4 - I Love a Man in a Uniform

It's a great list, but it's sort of a Greatest Hits of my collection. Nothing very surprising there, and only two songs that probably aren't on a dozen other random tens today.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Generik said...

it's the Yes in your random ten that worries me

Understandable, heh. I only like the one album, and maybe one other song that isn't on that first album. Their later stuff I think is completely unlistenable. But I subscribe to the TBogg theory that you can't cheat and cut out the embarrassing songs, so I left it in there. Hey, at least it wasn't Three Dog Night.

Whoops, was that out loud?

3:45 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

I'm on the road, so no list this week, but I must confess to being an old Yes fan, loving Jon Anderson's falsetto and Chris Squires bass, Steve Howe, Wakeman, deaf and dressed in Velvet (well, up until they tried to turn pop). All that pomposity against the utter superficiality of disco, I could pretend there were contemporary Beethoveens and I also learned that songs didn't need to make sense. That pomposity prepared me for punk's sneering pomp, that mindfulness for mindlessness. Yin and Yang; Yes and No Future.

12:15 AM  
Blogger ahab said...

I've still got all my old Yes albums. No turntable, though, so I'm safe.

4:13 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

What's going on, George? A random ten with a bunch of songs I actually know!

You better get back to square one and figure out what's happening here.

4:31 AM  

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