Friday, May 01, 2009

Friday Random Ten

Nick Lowe "I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass" Basher--The Best of Nick Lowe
The Mekons "Shanty" New York
K. McCarty "Hate Song" Dead Dog's Eyeball
Lou Reed "The Original Wrapper" Between Thought and Expression
Neko Case "The Next Time You Say Forever" Middle Cyclone
Gomez "The Comeback" Bring It On
Elliott Smith "Sweet Adeline" XO
XTC "Rook" Nonsuch
Jason Isbell "Shotgun Wedding" Sirens of the Ditch
Guided by Voices "Not Behind the Fighter Jet" Mag Earwhig!

bonus
S.F. Seals "Locked Out" Truth Walks in Sleepy Shadows

Probably never better than the classic opening, although it's funny it brings up a very Mekons-ish K. McCarty after the Mekons, offers up the great lines "The next time you say forever/I will punch you in your face," and ends proper with a very tasty 3/4-career GBV. (And shoot, #12 was Big Star's "the Ballad of El Goodo.")

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Anonymous Freealonzo said...

1. Wild Mountain Berries -- Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts
2. You Tell Me -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
3. Oh, Me (live) -- Nirvana
4. Trap Soul Door (live) Guided By Voices
5. Ronnie's Song -- Urban Guerrillas
6. Game of Pricks -- Guided By Voices
7. Sassafras Roots -- Green Day
8. My My Hey Hey (Out of the Blue) -- Neil Young
9. Lovers Town Revisited -- Billy Bragg
10. This Night Has Opened Up My Eyes -- The Smiths

Bonus: Talking Hard Work -- Woody Guthrie

More GBV, including one of my faves; that Smiths tune is actually one of my least favorite.

7:33 AM  
Blogger E-6 said...

1. "Blue Thunder" Galaxie 500 On Fire2. "Red Guitar" Loudon Wainwright III III3. "Little Girl In Bloom" Thin Lizzy Vagabonds of the Western World4. "He's So Fine" The Chiffons The Best Of The Girl Groups, Vol. 15. "Have A Cigar" Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here6. "Messenger" Blonde Redhead Misery Is A Butterfly7. "Say It Loud (I'm Black And I'm Proud)" James Brown 20 All Time Greatest Hits!8. "I'll Share My World With You" George Jones All-Time Greatest Hits Vol.19. "Hold On Magnolia" Songs: Ohia The Magnolia Electric Co10. "Twin Falls" Built To Spill There's Nothing Wrong With Love*bonus: "Dress Sexy at My Funeral" Smog Wild LoveIs that the album of Daniel Johnston covers, George?

7:46 AM  
Blogger Generik said...

1. Elvis Costello & The Attractions – “Forgive Her Anything” -- Blood & Chocolate2. Modest Mouse – “Dig Your Grave” – Good News For People Who Love Bad News3. Johnny Cash – “Give My Love To Rose” -- Johnny Cash: The Many Sides Of Johnny Cash4. Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music – “Dance Away” -- Street Life – Greatest Hits5. Boz Scaggs – “Look What I Got” -- Boz Scaggs6. Van Morrison – “Here Comes The Knight” -- No Guru, No Method, No Teacher7. Z. Z. Hill – “Down Home Blues” -- Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues8. Wilco – “Muzzle Of Bees” -- A Ghost Is Born9. Joy Division – “Love Will Tear Us Apart” -- Permanent10. Death Cab For Cutie – “Your Heart Is An Empty Room” -- Plans**Bonus** R.E.M. – “Man On The Moon -- Automatic For The PeopleI hope this list doesn't do that stupid hard to read wrap-around thing like the ones I posted here the past couple weeks did. Or maybe poor E-6 has inherited my bad formatting luck this week, and I'm free and clear.

*typing in word verification*

We'll see in a moment...

8:18 AM  
Blogger Generik said...

Crap. Son of a bitch.

8:18 AM  
Blogger E-6 said...

What Generik said. I'm thinking it's the italics that are mucking it up. Stoopid italics...

8:50 AM  
Blogger George said...

Blogger comments ignoring the br and p commands has been a problem everywhere, it seems.

Not sure why.

And yes, that is the Daniel Johnston cover album--great versions by Kathy McCarty.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Smitty said...

1. Wang Dang Doodle -- Koko Taylor
2. It wasn't Me -- The Joe Krown Trio
3. Beautiful Girls -- Van Halen
4. Sing Good News -- Rory Block
5. Skating -- Vince Guaraldi
6. So Damn Good -- Jon CLeary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen
7. Lost Keys -- Tool
8. Now You've Got Something To Die For -- Lamb of God
9. Rodney Yates -- David Holmes
10. Bounce -- System of a Down

All over the place today...

1:00 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

Mercury Rev, "Hole," Deserter SongsOkkervill River, "Stand Ins, One," The Stand InsThe Goddamn Gallows "I Got a Woman," GutterbillybluesGranddaddy "Best of All Possible Worlds," Loose: New Sounds of the Old West, 3Elliot Smith, "Wouldn't Mamma Be Proud," Figure 8The Riverwinds, "Not Comin' Back," The RiverwindsFuck, "Heaven is a Truck," Everything is Ending Here: A Tribute to PavementEric Culberson, "Laundromat Blues," Live at the Bamboo Room, Final CutCalifone, "Cats Eat Coyote," Quicksand CradlesnakesCaptain Beefheart & The Magic Band, "Neon Meate Dream of a Octafish," Trout Mask ReplicaBonus: Califone, "Trout Silk," RoomsoundEnds going from trout to trout, and I never mind a double shot of Califone, but it's an obscure mix. Facebook query? I'd say Jurado, George, because the movie will be big enough in your living room. It was a great visit for me, all thanks to you and Amy.

I wonder if the break runover is a foxfire issue?

1:57 PM  
Blogger ahab said...

Brian Eno, "Three Variations on the Canon in D Major: (ii) French Catalogues" Discreet MusicRon Franklin, "All Along a Summer’s Day" Ron FranklinNoahJohn, "Atlas Nails" Had a BurningSlaid Cleaves, "Wishbones" This is AmericanaShannon Wright, "Floor Pile" FlightsafetyJason Morphew, "Badass with a Heart of Gold" The Duke of ArkansasGreg Brown, "Sadness" Dream with the FishesDamien Jurado, "Fuel" On My Way to AbsenceThe Kingsbury Manx, "Whether or Not It Matters" The Kingsbury ManxSilver Jews, "What is Not but Could be If" Lookout Mountain, Lookout SeaBonus: Kristin Hersh, "Velvet Days" Hips and MakersGeorge, since my last FRT comment over here, I've given the new Neko CD a couple of more spins. I guess it doesn't bite. A third of it is actually pretty good, IMO. But I still find it a disappointment. From some nobody, a 1/3 pretty good CD is acceptable. But out of a talent like Neko Case, I want at least 50% of what I want, dammit.

Come on, admit it, the two tracks you've pulled, #15 a few weeks back and #2 today, are pretty damn bad. In fact they bite.

Speaking of Daniel Johnston covers, the double CD (one CD of covers, the other of DJ original versions) Late Great Daniel Johnston is SUPERB.

2:03 PM  
Blogger ahab said...

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2:05 PM  
Blogger George said...

Where you been, Ahab?

I'm not going to say it's the best Neko Case album, but I definitely like it more than you do. Cuts 1 & 3 are best, no doubt, but the covers are very good and the animal song (well, aren't they all) is good too.

And I'm sure your vote is to go see Jurado no matter what move was playing.

2:06 PM  
Blogger ahab said...

Just been really busy, George. Enjoying real life and decent weather for a change too. And spending a lot of my free time stalking and photographing birds.

By all means, go see Jurado. I think he's a genius. None of his albums are less than 90% great.

Teddy Thompson was excellent. Much better than his 45% good, give or take 10%, CDs. And the Iota is just the best venue ever. Handsome Family was very good too. They opened with "Far From Any Road," which you may recall I put on Epic Ahab (I'm not italicizing that). I bought the new CD -- Honey Moon -- from Renny herself. Now that's a cozy club. I gave up on meeting Brett, who was too involved with hollering and getting wasted with a small group at the bar. They are quite a couple, those two.

2:24 PM  
Blogger ahab said...

Oh yeah, I meant to say, whole lotta great tunes on this board today. Haloscan be damned.

2:25 PM  

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