Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Random Ten

Little Walter "Can't Hold Out Much Longer" His Best
Guster "Dear Valentine" Ganging Up on the Sun
Los Campesinos! "Drop It Doe Eyes" Hold On Now, Youngster
Tom Verlaine "Peace Piece" Songs and Other Things
XTC "Stupidly Happy" Wasp Star (Apple Venus, Pt. 2)
Victoria Williams "Junk" Water to Drink
Graham Parker "Green Monkeys" Human Soul
The Flamin' Groovies "I'll Cry Alone" Groovies' Greatest Grooves
Sonic Youth "Sympathy for the Strawberry" Murray Street
Alejandro Escovedo "Across the River" A Man Under the Influence

Graham Parker & the Rumour "Mercury Poisoning" Passion Is No Ordinary Word--The Graham Parker Anthology

This list gets epitomized by managing to pull my least favorite cut from this year's best album Hold On Now, Youngster. And then it's the studio version of "Mercury Poisoning," not the driving, cutting live one. Oh well.



Blogger Generik said...

1. J. Geils Band – “Whammer Jammer” – Best Of The J. Geils Band
2. Charles Brown – “Christmas In Heaven” -- Charles Brown’s Cool Christmas Blues
3. Steely Dan – “Kid Charlemagne” -- A Decade Of Steely Dan
4. Jackie Greene – “A Thing Called Rain” -- Sweet Somewhere Bound
5. Eric Clapton – “Give Me Strength” -- The Blues
6. The Subdudes – “Don’t Doubt It” -- Miracle Mule
7. The Cure – “Play For Today” -- Staring At The Sea: The Singles 1979-1985
8. Liz Phair – “Shatter” -- Exile In Guyville
9. MC5 – “Kick Out The Jams” -- Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (Soundtrack)
10. Elvis Costello & The Attractions – “From A Whisper To A Scream” -- Trust

**Bonus** Television – “Friction” -- Marquee Moon

Still, George, any list that begins with Little Walter and has Tom Verlaine on it somewhere can't be too terribly bad. Some might even call it pretty good.

8:13 AM  
Blogger ahab said...

Goldrush, "Landscape" Don’t Bring Me Down
The Black Heart Procession, "Fingerprints" Amore del Tropico
Mercury Rev, "Pick Up If You’re There" Deserter’s Songs
The Walkabouts, "Tremble (Goes the Night)" Nighttown
Ryan Adams, "Bartering Lines" Heartbreaker
Vic Chestnutt, "Cash" Left to His Own Devices
Varnaline, "Why Are You Unkind" Varnaline
Kathryn Williams, "Mirrorball" Old Low Light
Giant Sand, "Dirty From the Rain" Chore of Enchantment
Holopaw, "Short-Wave-Hum (Stutter)" Holopaw

Bonus: Michael J. Sheehy, "Love Insane" Ill Gotten Gains

Half full, George, half full.

Whereas mine is 4/5ths full. Is that more or less than 750ml?

8:21 AM  
Anonymous Freealonzo said...

1. I’ll Cry Instead – The Beatles
2. Man Out of Time – Elvis Costello
3. Mother – Christina Aguilera
4. About You – Teenage Fanclub
5. I’ll Go Crazy – James Brown
6. Straight Time – Bruce Springsteen
7. Teenage FBI – Guided By Voices
8. God’s Children – The Kinks
9. If I Could – Simon and Garfunkel
10. Red Rain – The White Stripes.

Bonus: Ask Me Know - Thelonious Monk

Except for one notable exception, a pretty good list today.

11:13 AM  

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