Friday, June 06, 2008

Friday Random Ten

Pavement "Passat Dream" Brighten the Corners
Neo Psuedo "Rare Time" Laughing Symbols No So No
Neil Young "Red Sun" Silver & Gold
The Velvet Crush "Goin' to My Head" Free Expression
Duke Ellington with Charles Mingus and Max Roach "Solitude" (Alternate Take) Money Jungle
Philip Glass "Opening" Rare on Air, Vol. 2
Freedy Johnston "Until the Sun Comes Back Again" Blue Days, Black Nights
Suzanne Vega "Calypso" Solitude Standing
Okkervil River "Get Big" Black Sheep Boy
Wilco "At Least That's What You Said" A Ghost Is Born

bonus
Guided by Voices "Little Lines" Mag Earwhig!

Trying to do whatever the opposite of outdo is to last week, this list's best cut I won't even make you guess--it's the Velvet Crush (from a great unknown pop album, actually). But when you pull the Spiral Stairs cut from a Pavement CD to open, that has to be a hint, and sure enough, Ellington shows up (again) with an alternate take. The Okkervil River and Wilco are solid, but not even the 4th best cut on either album. And if any of you know Neo Psuedo, you win a prize.

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Anonymous Freealonzo said...

1. Armalite Rifle – Gang of Four
2. Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello
3. Cheap Reward – Elvis Costello
4. Handshake Drugs – Wilco
5. Tesla’s Hotel Room – The Handsome Family
6. Old Dan Tucker – Bruce Springsteen
7. 500 Miles – Peter Paul & Mary
8. C’est Si Triste Sans Lui – Cleoma Breaux
9. To Be A Killer – Wes Houston
10. Two Hears Beat As One – U2

Bonus: Baby, Baby, Baby -- The Jayhawks

Well, after a martial beginning, that list went hard folk. What’s your top 10?

9:17 AM  
Blogger Generik said...

1. The Drifters – “Up On the Roof” – Atlantic Rhythm And Blues 1947-1974
2. David Byrne – “Wicked Little Doll” -- Feelings
3. Johnny Cash – “We’ll Meet Again” -- American IV: The Man Comes Around
4. The Isley Brothers – “This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)” -- Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection
5. Otis Redding – “Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)” -- The Ultimate Otis Redding
6. Guster – “Fa Fa” -- Lost And Gone Forever
7. Denise Lasalle – “Trapped By A Thing Called Love” -- After Hour Blues
8. Boz Scaggs – “I’m Easy” -- Boz Scaggs
9. The Germs – “We Must Bleed” -- M.I.A.: The Complete Germs
10. Al Green – “Let It Shine” -- Take Me To The River

**Bonus** Lou Reed – “Intro – Sweet Jane” -- Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal

Heavy on the soul and the Fas this week.

10:27 AM  
Blogger ahab said...

Mark Olson and the Creek Dippers, "Climb These Steps (We Will)" December’s Child
Kasey Chambers, "Cry Like a Baby" The Captain
Julie Doiron, "Seven" Julie Doiron and the Wooden Stars
Van Morrison, "Wild Night" Tupelo Honey
Mason Jennings, "Ballad of Paul and Sheila" Use Your Voice
The Beatles, "Dig a Pony" Let It Be
Migala, "Regular Storm Sounds" Asi Duele un Verano
Richmond Fontaine, "Always On the Ride" Post to Wire
Tom Waits, "Filipino Box Spring Hog" Mule Variations
Karrin Allyson, "Yardbird Suite" Azure-Te

Bonus: Lisa Germano, "Geek The Girl" Geek The Girl

Mostly better than average. How's that for not too bad?

10:32 AM  
Blogger George said...

That's a fa-fa better list you've done than you've done before, Generik.

10:44 AM  
Blogger Tom Hilton said...

Spot 1019 - Bonehead
Delta 5 - You
Dengue Fever - Oceans of Venus
Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
Shriekback - Devil's Onions
Wanda Jackson - Sticks & Stones
Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
Nirvana - Man Who Sold the World
Mulatu Astatqe - Kasaleftet Hulu
Teisco del Rey - El Sleazo Chorizo

10:48 AM  
Blogger Marty said...

Steve Kitchen and the Kensington Hillbillys, "Straight to Hell," Loose 4: Start Your Own Country
Yo La Tengo, "Autumn Sweater," Prisoners of Love
Bell and Cooper, "Postcard from the Party," Postcards out of the Blue
The Album Leaf, "Wet the Day, Live in Atlanta," Seal Beach EP
Pulp, "Monday Morning," Different Class
Radiohead, "Vegetable," Live
Pavement, "Mussle Rock (Is a Horse in Transition)," Wowee Zowee, Sordid Sentinals
Drag the River, "Barroom Bliss," Closed
Crooked Fingers, "New Drink for the Old Drunk," Crooked Fingers
Joey Gilmore, "So Good to be Bad," Best of Joey

Bonus: Yo La Tengo, "I Should Have Known Better," I'm Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass

Two classics and some decent variety, including a terrific Clash cover.

12:34 PM  
Blogger AlohaCO said...

Not only do I know about Neo Pseudo, I edited their demo video back in around 1996. I just posted it on the web this week and found your blog posting in a Google Search for Neo Pseudo. You can check it out here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfINrrNsxMk

Steven

7:00 PM  

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