Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday Random Ten

Syd Straw "Love, and the Lack of It" War and Peace
Franz Ferdinand "Evil and a Heathen" You Could Have It So Much Better
Superchunk "Night of Chill Blue" Incidental Music 1991-1995
Ian Hunter "One More Time" Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo
Wilco "Radio Cure" Kicking Television: Live in Chicago
Cadallaca "June -n- July" Introducing
Negativland "Tevye's Dream" Knitting on the Roof: Modern Interpretations of the Classic Musical "Fiddler on the Roof"
XTC "The Ugly Underneath" Nonsuch
Ryuichi Sakamoto "The Gate" Playing the Orchestra
Buckwheat Zydeco "Hey Joe" The Buckwheat Zydeco Story: A 20-Year Party

bonus
Luna "Rollercoaster" Slide ep

As first lines go, it's hard to beat: "She dreamed of a life every day of her life." And this list might never get better than that first song.

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Blogger E-6 said...

I absolutely love Syd Straw.

1. "Badger's Black Brigade" Blitzen - Trapper Wild Mountain Nation
2. "That's Life" James Brown - Gettin' Down to It
3. "Punch Buggy Valves" Deerhoof - Reveille
4. "Cage That Tiger" Soledad Brothers - Voice Of Treason
5. "Live the Life You're Dreaming Of" Sloan - Never Hear the End of It
6. "Your Long Journey" Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
7. "My Little Friend" The Ponys - Laced With Romance
8. "Guys Like Me" Aimee Mann - Lost in Space
9. "S.F. Sorrow Is Born" The Pretty Things - S.F. Sorrow
10."This Will Be Our Year" The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle
bonus: "Good Morning Kaptain" Jackie-O-Motherf*cker - Flags Of The Sacred Harp

7:22 AM  
Blogger Smitty said...

I loves me some Buckwheat Zydeco. I try to see them every time I go to the NOLA jazz and heritage fest. Huge fun.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Marty said...

Smoke, "Ballet," Heaven on a Popsicle Stick
Pavement, "Mussle Rock (is a Horse in Transition)," Wowee Zowee, Sordid Sentinals
The Handsome Family, "Banks of the Ohio," Loose: New Sounds of the Old West, 3
John Vanderslice, "Interlude 4," The Life and Death of an American Fourtracker
Muse, "Uno," Showbiz
Guided By Voices, "My Valuable Hunting Knife," Xfest live
Ola Podrida, "Jordanna," Ola Podrida
John Frusciante, "Running Away Into You," Niandra Ladies and Usually Just a T-Shirt
The Band of Blacky Ranchette, "Left Again," Still Lookin' Good to Me
GBV, "14 Cheerleader Coldfront," Human Amusements at Hourly Rates

Bonus: Sonic Youth, "Rain king," Daydream Nation

Sans real classics, though some decent spots here and there.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Freealonzo said...

Those two GBV songs are classics in my book.

1. Ain't No Good -- Cake
2. Monkey Gone to Heaven -- Pixies
3. Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs -- The Minutemen
4. Buckets of Rain -- Bob Dylan
5. Devil Doll -- Roy Orbison
6. Rudie Can't Fail -- The Clash
7. Sugarcane -- Fred Eaglesmith
8. Giant City, Tiny Town -- Jack Logan
9. Motor Away -- Guided By Voices
10. Shine on Sweet Jesus -- The Flaming Lips

Bonus: Redemption Song -- Johnny Cash w/Joe Strummer

2:37 PM  

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