Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday Random Ten

Air "Mayfair Song" Pocket Symphony
Martin Newell (with Andy Partridge) "The Green-Gold Girl of Summer" The Greatest Living Englishman
Lucinda Williams "Rolling Along" Happy Woman Blues
Talking Heads "Take Me to the River" The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads
Guided by Voices "Indian Was an Angel" King Shit and the Golden Boys
Talking Heads "Drugs (Electricity)" The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads
Jim Jackson "Old Dog Blue" Anthology of American Folk Music
Concertgebouw "Symphony No. 1, Op. 13- IV Allegro con fuoco" Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1, Op. 13
New Age Steppers "Fade Away" Post Punk CD 1--Rough Trade Shops
Bruce Cockburn "Cry of a Tiny Babe" Nothing but a Burning Light

Tralala "Bonus Track" Is That the Tralala

Some rather abrupt switches there, no? But two cuts from one of the better live albums.



Blogger E-6 said...

1 "Here's To The Losers" Frank Sinatra The Reprise Collection
2. "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" Al Green Call Me
3. "Anyone" Joan as Police Woman Real Life
4. "The Morning Fog" Kate Bush Hounds of Love
5. "You Masculine You" Lambchop Nixon
6. "Sucker in a Cage" Giant Sand Long Stem Rant
7. "Loaded" Primal Scream Screamadelica
8. "Strawberry Letter 23" Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information
9. "Stained and Lit" Red Red Meat Jimmywine Majestic
10. "The Wait" Built To Spill You In Reverse

11's louder: "Public Image" Public Image Ltd. Public Image

George, is that GBV from the Scat box? Love that LP title. Almost as much as Same Place The Fly Got Smashed.

7:58 AM  
Anonymous James said...

The Name of this Band is the live album against which I judge all others. I was worried my ancient tape would die before it came out on CD a few years ago. The extra tracks were wonderful, esp. "Born Under Punches" and the "Psycho Killer" on the second disc.

8:00 AM  
Blogger Generik said...

1. Billy Bragg – “North Sea Bubble” -- Don’t Try This At Home
2. Tom Waits – “Underground” – Beautiful Maladies; The Island Years
3. The Pogues – “Streets Of Sorrow/Birmingham Six” -- If I Should Fall From Grace With God
4. Eric Clapton – “Early In The Morning” -- The Blues
5. The Ramones – “Outsider” -- Mania
6. Prince & the Revolution – “Purple Rain” -- The Very Best Of Prince
7. The Kinks – “A Long Way From Home” -- Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround
8. Vince Guaraldi – “Cast Your Fate To The Wind” -- Greatest Hits
9. Eric Clapton – “Promises” -- Backless
10. Nat King Cole Trio – “The Man I Love” -- The Trio Recordings

**Bonus** Smashing Pumpkins – “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” -- Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness

Huh. *I* get double Clapton, you get double Talking Heads. You win.

8:10 AM  
Anonymous Freealonzo said...

1. Personal Jesus -- Johnny Cash
2. My World Fell Down -- Sagittarius
3. Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Truth? -- The Minutemen
4. Perfectly Lethal -- The Replacements
5. Chicken Blows -- Guided By Voices
6. Melted Pat (live) -- Guided By Voices
7. Psychotic Reactions -- Count Five
8. Nobody Hurts You (live) -- Graham Parker
9. Bouncing Ball -- The Magnolias
10. Three Coins in the Fountain -- Frank Sinatra

I've got double GBV! Chicken Blows is definitely one of their weirdest. Which is saying something. Also agree about TNOTBI... however Cheap Trick Live at Budokon (full concert) and Kiss Alive will always have soft place in my heart.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Smitty said...

1. Electric Lullaby; Kenny Wayne Shepherd
2. Death Church; Machine Head (a nice, calm CA band!)
3. Everybody Wants Some; Van Halen (can't listen to this song without laughing and thinking of the hamburger scene in Better Off Dead)
4. Kiss of Fire; Louis Armstrong
5. He Called My Name; Scrapomatic (caught them in NOLA)
6. Y Tu Que Has Hecho; Buena Vista Social Club
7. Second Time Around; Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor (I love this's Appalachian Journey; great American classical and folk)
8. Some Of These Days; Django Reinhardt
9. Your Luck Won't Last; Was (Not Was)
10. Frankenstein; Bonerama

I've always thought Talking Heads was ahead of their time. I see that that was partly the case, and partly that David Byrne is apparently a bit of an egotist.

9:00 AM  
Blogger George said...

Yep, the GBV is from the Scat box--that was my era of GBV obsession.

TNOTBITH I had on vinyl only, a copy I borrowed from someone in college and never returned (my bad). The CD re-release was a re-revelation.

Uh-oh, let's not get back on the bag on Clapton thing....

As for live albums, Free hit on another of my favorites, Live Sparks, which I had on bootleg vinyl for years and was overjoyed when they appended it on the Squeezing Out Sparks cd.

Smitty plays Random 10! Welcome to the club. As for Byrne, I actually think it's more that he's weird than he's an egotist, but he's been involved in a lot of my favorite music of the past 30 years. Just don't ever bother to go see his talk on PowerPoint if he does it near you....

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Freealonzo said...

One of my favorite GBV's songs can be found on KSATGB -- Squirmish Frontal Room

11:06 AM  
Blogger Marty said...

Three Bad Jacks, "Crazy in the Head," Crazy in the Head
Drive-by Truckers, "Wallace," Southern Rock Opera
The New Pornographers, "Twin Cinema," Twin Cinema
Elvis Costello, "Alison (live)," Armed Forces
Band of Horses, "Island On the Coast," Cease To Begin
Wilco, "Via Chicago," Summerteeth
PJ Harvey, "The Letter," Uh Huh Her
Elvis Costello, "Chemistry Class," Armed Forces
Josh Rouse, "Me Gusta Dormir, "Loose: New Sounds of the Old West, 2"
The Goddamn Gallows, "Don't Feed Me," Gutterbilly Blues

Bonus: Quickspace, "Would You," Peel Session, 1998

Psychobilly parentheses around some classic double-Elvis and more. If there were a bonus bonus, it would have been "Cut-Out Witch" to keep the GBV going. I love the "Stained and Lit" version on Everybody's Mother (a tour-only Califone release). In fact, every list has something to offer today.

12:53 PM  

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