Friday, July 11, 2008

Friday Random Ten

Tom Waits "First Kiss" Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards
Old School Freight Train "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart" Pickin' on Wilco
The Pretenders "Talk of the Town" The Singles
New Order "Bizarre Love Triangle" Married to the Mob sdtrk
John Wesley Harding "A Cosy Promotional Chat:Viv Stanshall Free Associates with John Wesley Harding" God Made Me Do It ep
Sex Pistols "Anarchy in the U.K." Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle
Friction "Dear Richard" Datapanik in the Year Zero
David Bowie "Shake It" Let's Dance
The Decemberists "Shankhill Butchers" The Crane Wife
Glenn Gould "Partita II in C minor IV, Sarabande" Partitas

747s "Rainkiss" Zampano

We get caught in a bit of a time warp and end with a song I didn't even know I had--I Googled the 747s and that still doesn't help. Still, some true classics. Hope you all know who Viv Stanshall is.



Blogger Tom Hilton said...

Sonics - He's Waitin'
Modern Lovers - Pablo Picasso
Link Wray - Hotel Loneliness
Savage Republic - So It Is Written
Garmarna - [title unknown]
Ultravox - Slow Motion
Wheely McSidewalk & the Ball Bearings - Funky Beat
Ventures - Walk Don't Run
Progressives - Man of Mystery
Siouxsie & the Banshees - The Passenger

Of course I know who Viv Stanshall is! As a teen, I used to listen to my brother's vinyl copy of Beast of the Bonzos.

12:09 PM  
Blogger ahab said...

Modest Mouse, "Talking Shit About a Pretty Sunset" This is a Long Drive For Someone with Nothing to Talk About
Cowboy Junkies, "Anniversary Song" Pale Sun Crescent Moon
Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, "Cherry Lane" Cold Roses
Friends of Dean Martinez, "Tennessee Waltz" Live At Club 2
Badly Drawn Boy, "This Is That New Song" One Plus One is One
Laura Gibson, "Hands in Pockets" Loose 5: Country Girl
Califone, "2 Sisters Drunk On Each Other" Heron King Blues
Lucinda Williams, "Sundays" Lucinda Williams
Low, "Silver Rider" The Great Destroyer
Grandpaboy, "Natural Mean Lover" Dead Man Shake

Bonus: White Buffalo, "The Moon" The White Buffalo EP

Do not know Viv.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

Yo La Tengo, "Double Dare," Painful
Drive-By Truckers, "Wallace," Southern Rock Opera
Tom Waits, "Jockey Full of Bourbon," Rain Dogs
Roxy Music & Bryan Ferry, "Pyjamarama," Street Life, Greatest Hits
Joey Gilmore, "Letting a Good Thing Go Bad," Best of Joey
The Album Leaf, "The MP," Seal Beach EP
Joni Mitchell, "At Last," Both Sides Now
John Frusciante, "Remain," To Record Only Water for Ten Days
Yo La Tengo, "Green Arrow," I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
Drag the River, "Calloused Heart #2," Closed.

Bonus: Bloodstone, "Never Let You Go," Natural High

That's tubular, George. My old school went the other direction, though yours hit my nostalgia buttons better.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Generik said...

1. Dogs Eye View -- “Let It Lie” -- Daisy
2. X-Ray Spex -- “Genetic Engineering” -- The Anthology
3. The Chocolate Watchband -- “Let’s Talk About Girls” -- Rock Renaissance III
4. Elvis Costello & The Imposters -- “Soul For Hire” -- Cruel Smile
5. The Smiths -- “Stretch Out And Wait” -- Louder Than Bombs
6. Cab Calloway -- “MinnieThe Moocher’s Wedding Day” -- Best Of The Big Bands
7. Gipsy Kings -- “Sin Ella” -- ¡Volare! The Very Best Of The Gipsy Kings
8. Taj Mahal -- “Stranger In My Own Home Town” -- Dancing The Blues
9. The Beatles -- “Dig It” -- Let It Be
10. Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown -- “Rock My Blues Away” -- Jump Blues

**Bonus** Bob Dylan & The Band -- “This Wheel’s On Fire” -- The Basement Tapes

Ah, the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band... I loved The Intro & The Outro:

"Princess Anne on sousaphone...

Looking very relaxed, Adolf Hitler on vibes...

Yeah! Digging General de Gaulle on accordion... Really wild, General! Thank you, sir!"

4:22 PM  
Blogger Smitty said...

Maybe I just don't understand him...but I could never really get into David Bowie. Try as I might, I just don' seem to be able to feel his groove so to speak. I am not so absurd to think that everybody has to like evrybody who's widely recognized as a classic. But when it comes to Bowie, I just can't get into him, and it's not from lack of trying.

6:37 PM  
Anonymous Freealonzo said...

1. I've Just Seen A Face -- Jim Sturges
2. So Much Love - Dusty Springfield
3. It is Divine - Guided By Voices
4. I Want to Hold Your Hand - T.V. Caprio
5. I Like Gumby - Jonathan Richman
6. Promise - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
7. Sons and Daughters - The Decemberists
8. I Fall to Pieces - Patsy Cline
9. Unsatisfied - The Replacements
10. Just the Other Side of Nowhere - Johnny Cash.

A little refelctive in today's list plus add a couple from the Across the Universe soundtrack and you have a so-so list.

8:21 PM  
Blogger George said...

Viv Stanshall was a true English eccentric who was part of the Bonzo Dog Doo-dah Band, well worth looking into if you like English humor. As Marty hinted, he also did the narration for Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells if you know the full LP.

Smitty, I have to admit I've never been totally into Bowie, despite loving so much Bowie touched (not in that way). Lou Reed's Transformer, Mott the Hoople's All the Young Dudes, hell, he even made me like Queen. And, of course, he and Eno did a bit of work together (and led to Fripp's best guitar on "Heroes"). But I never got into him when he was happening (he was way too cool for me then), and I never got back into it as much as I keep thinking I will someday.

But maybe I will. I'm saving him for when everything stinks and I can at long last watch those classic Buffy episodes I missed (I have never seen "Once More with Feeling" for instance--and Tom Hilton will now remove the link to my blog, I know) and have great music to listen to, even if it was recorded 4 decades ago.

9:54 PM  

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