It's Not the Question, It's Who You Ask
Which means today, we look at a blast from the past, a mixed tape from April 1991 that still plays. Which is a good thing, as I like it. A bunch. Name the song this post's title is from and you win a kewpie doll (it is summer fair time, isn't it?).
A Full Moon, an Empty Glass, and You
Golden Palominos "(Kind of) True"
Spanic Boys "Keep on Walking"
The Replacements "I Will Dare"
Gang of Four "We Live as We Dream, Alone"
Nick Lowe "I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass"
The The "Uncertain Smile"
Lightning Seeds "All I Want"
Graham Parker "And It Shook Me"
Schramms "The Way Some People Die"
Velvet Underground "Beginning to See the Light"
Feelies "Sooner or Later"
Pete Hammill "Sitting Targets"
Blackgirls "A Visit to the the Behaviorist"
Billy Bragg "Tank Park Salute"
The Mekons "Wild and Blue"
Rain Tree Crow "Blackwater"
Tom Waits "Clap Hands"
Garland Jeffreys "35mm Dreams"
Elvis Costello "Blue Chair"
The Chills "Tied Up in Chains"
John Wesley Harding "The World and All Its Problems"
X "The World's a Mess It's in My Kiss"
Flamin Groovies "Shake Some Action"
Nice, no? And why aren't the Lightning Seeds available on iTunes? (I have that album on cassette only.) Plus, listening to this reminded me once again that the Jools Holland piano solo on "Uncertain Smile" is the closest thing to recorded orgasm (you can keep your "Bolero"--way too steady for a truly good, spontaneous time). There's no good live version of the band doing it with Jools, but here's a YouTube with the audio, if you've never heard it. Have your cigarette at hand for the finish.