# Friday Music Day: August 24, 2012

I went to the Ha Ha Tonka/Murder by Death show last night. I think I went to bed an hour ago. I am wrecked; I had some things I remember wanting to write in this space, but now I can’t think of any of them. Distract me by sharing your random ten please.

### 49 LTEs written in response to Friday Music Day: August 24, 2012

• cheaptoy

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02. Iron Maiden -- “Drifters”, Killers
03. Running Wild -- “Intro”, Port Royal
04. Black Label Society -- “Blackened Waters”, The Blessed Hellride
05. Dream Evil -- “Hail to the King”, Dragonslayer
06. Bruce Dickinson -- “The Ghost of Cain”, Accident of Birth
07. The Tim Malloys -- “Crack Was 90″, Bloody Irish Music Live at Kieran’s
08. Dio -- “The Last in Line”, The Last in Line
09. Overkill -- “Crystal Clear”, Killbox 13
10. Control Denied -- “Expect the Unexpected”, The Fragile Art of Existence

• freealonzo

1. Researching the Blues — Redd Kross
2. Stay Away From Downtown — Redd Kross
3. Uglier — Redd Kross
4. Dracula’s Daughter — Redd Kross
5. Meet Frankenstein — Redd Kross
6. One of the Good Ones — Redd Kross
7. The Nu Temptations — Redd Kross
8. Chose to Play — Redd Kross
9. Winter Blues — Redd Kross
10. Hazel Eyes — Redd Kross

Huh? What are the odds that my FMD list would be the entire song line up from the coolest album of the Summer: Researching the Blues by Redd Kross? 32 minutes of maximum Power Pop, this album’s DNA is swimming with Cheap Trick, Green Day from their pre-sell out days, Beatles circa 1966, and outtakes from Teenage Fanclubs Bandwagonesque.

But don’t take my word on it. Go out and spend $9.00 bucks at Amazon or you can stream it on Spotify. • freealonzo O.k. Here’s a video too. • meat I like the sound, but the make up and outfits make the boys seem a little douchy. • The make-up is to try and hide the fact that they’re older than me (and free, for that matter), and they’ve always dressed like clowns. Still, they have done some pretty cool music in their 30 year history. And their take on the saddest song of all-time. • brianS are they related to Chris Cross? • Nope. No relation to Redd Foxx, either. • hungry joe i hung out with roy mcdonald when i was about 14. i was pretty cool. • Your DNA charts are a bit off, free. Redd Kross was already gigging around SoCal in 1980, or around the time that Billie Joe Armstrong was in 2nd grade. • freealonzo Good point. • . * Onions -- Heartless Bastards -- Stairs and Elevators * The First Five Minutes After Death -- Coil -- Horse Rotovator * Luna Park -- And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead -- The Century of Self * Omaha -- Counting Crows -- August and Everything After * Carbon Prevails -- Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross -- The Social Network Soundtrack * Acoustic Tale 7 (Inspired by Franz Kafka) -- Field Rotation -- Acoustic Tales * Blood and Thunder -- Mastodon -- Leviathan * Decasia: Part 3 -- Michael Gordon -- Decasia * Dancers to a Discordant System -- Meshuggah -- ObZen * Pink -- Boris -- Pink • The Dread Pirate Sheenie and I enjoyed the free Dawes show at the Leinie’s stage at the State Fair last night. They played for 100 minutes and sounded great. They’re playing again tonight at 830 if anybody is looking for a good way to enjoy their evening. 1. Mumford & Sons -- “Sigh No More” -- Sigh No More 2. R.E.M. -- “Crush With Eyeliner” -- Monster 3. The Ramones -- “Beat on the Brat” -- Ramones 4. Bruce Springsteen -- “Nebraska” -- Nebraska 5. Miles Davis -- “All Blues” -- Kind of Blue 6. The Beatles -- “Octopus’s Garden” -- Abbey Road 7. Bahamas -- “Sunshine Blues” -- Pink Strat 8. Bloc Party -- “Like Eating Glass” -- Silent Alarm 9. Rage Against the Machine -- “Testify” -- The Battle of Los Angeles 10. Oasis -- “My Big Mouth” -- Be Here Now B. Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra -- “When You’re Smilin’/St. James Infirmary/Dinah” -- Laughin’ Louis • davidwatts I like this list. • freealonzo Agree. I almost gave it my “rad list” moniker but Octopus Garden pushed it slightly under Rowsdower. • The Dread Pirate Well I needed to have something light and poppy to balance the bleak and despair of Paul Ryan’s favorite music. • sheenie Pandora Today: 1. Send Me On My Way -- Rusted root 2. Stubborn Love -- The Lumineers 3. Hang Loose -- Alabama Shakes 4. Multitude of Casualties -- The Hold Steady 5. Paranoia in Bb Major -- The Avett Brothers 6. I’d Rather Go Blind -- Etta James 7. Beverly Hills -- Weezer 8. Just a Friend -- Biz Markie 9. From the Lab -- Colossus 10. The Old Apartment -- Barenaked Ladies • I love how your station goes THS to Etta James to Biz Markie to BNL. I would listen to the hell out of this station. What did you use to generate it?Etta James • Philosofer Yeah, Sheenie clearly has good taste, in music, if not men (sorry DPWY… couldn’t resist). • brianS Huh. I read that list as almost a relationship diary. • AMR 1. Colin Stetson “All the Colors Bleached to White (ILAIJ II)”* New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges 2. Peter Tosh “Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised)” Legalize It 3. Thurston Moore “Benediction” Demolished Thoughts 4. Elvis Presley “The Wonder of You”* 30 #1 Hits 5. Andy Stott “Fear of Heights” Unknown Exception 6. Kelly Brothers “Falling in Love Again” Soul Food: An E-6 Mix 7. The Field “Silent” From Here We Go Sublime 8. Merle Haggard “What I Hate” Working in Tennessee 9. The Jimi Hendrix Experience “The Wind Cries Mary” Are You Experienced?* T. Eric B. & Rakim “Paid in Full”* Paid in Full E. Steve Reich “Parts I & II” Tehillim Notes: 1. Gotta remember to use this to open a mixdisc someday. 4. This must be the worst of his #1s, right? 9. I abbreviated this album title “RUX?” when I copied my CD to cassette for my high-school ride. Then I read the liner notes which use “AYE”. Which is boring. 10. “A nice big plate of / Fish / which is my favorite dish / but without my money it is still a wish.” Love that line. • freealonzo 4. This must be the worst of his #1s, right? It was only a #1 on the British Charts. Brits always dug Elvis’ schlocky stuff a little more than we did. • Rubberband Girl (Remastered) Kate Bush Directors Cut Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now Skeeter Davis The Essential Skeeter Davis Hatred Of Music II Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972 She’s A Mover (Alternate Version) Big Star Keep An Eye On The Sky Out Of Time The Rolling Stones Metamorphosis It’s Nice Screaming Females Ugly The Slow Descent Into Alcoholism The New Pornographers Mass Romantic All Come To Meet Her Alexander “Skip” Spence Oar I Wish I Never Saw The Sunshine The Ronettes The Best Of The Pharmacy Bettie Serveert Pharmacy Of Love Still making cool music 20 years on, even if they are flying under the radar. • Rowsdower . . 1. Helter Skelter -- The Beatles -- The Beatles 2. Take a Message to Mary -- Rockpile -- Seconds of Pleasure 3. Maureen -- Nick Lowe -- Nick Lowe & his Cowboy Outfit 4. Pleas Be Kind -- Sinatra -- The Reprise Collection 5. Blue Moon of Kentucky -- Elvis -- Sun Sessions 6. Shotgun Willie -- Willie Nelson -- Complete Atlantic Sessions 7. When I Paint My Masterpiece -- Dylan -- Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 8. Have a Little Faith -- Nicky Thomas -- Love of the Common People 9. Who Walks in When I Walk Out -- Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong -- the Complete Studio Recorded Duets 10. Hamba Dompasi -- Ladysmith Black Mambazo -- The Warner Bros. Collection • Rowsdower 2. originally included as a bonus record with the vinyl was a collection of 4 Everly Bros. tunes covered by Nick & Dave Edmunds acoustically. Now bonus tracks on the cd, fantastic stuff. 6. downloaded this recently from Amazon, something like$1.99 for 60 some tracks, I couldn’t pass it up.

• freealonzo

• Philosofer

1. “Cry” -- Dan Wilson -- Free Life
2. “How Long Gone” -- Brooks & Dunn -- If You See Her
3. “Treat Her Like A Lady” -- Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose -- Single
5. “We’re Going To Be Friends” -- The White Stripes -- White Blood Cells
6. “MacArthur Park” -- Maynard Fergeuson -- M.F. Horn
7. “Say You Miss Me” -- Wilco -- Being There
8. “Signal In The Sky” -- Apples In Stereo -- Let’s Go! (EP)
9. “Intergalactic” -- Beastie Boys -- Hello Nasty
10. “If” -- Bread -- Manna
Bonus: “Ce Plane Pour Moi” -- Plastic Bertrand -- An 1

3. My kid has a stuffed animal named “Sister Rose” because his cousin has a similar one named “Cornelius.”
4. I still love me some BNL. They’re quirky, to be sure, but their music is solid. Plus, I like TMBG, so I can’t criticize quirky too much.
6. Instrumental version. To be honest, I don’t even really know the original. To judge by this song, I should really get some more Maynard Ferguson in my collection.
10. When I visited Philosofette in London (back when she was studying abroad and we were just dating), we went to a play called The Complete Lost Works Of Samuel Beckett As Found In An Envelope (Partially Burned) In A Dustbin In Paris Labelled “Never To Be Performed. Never. Ever. Ever! Or I’ll Sue! I’LL SUE FROM THE GRAVE!. It was off-West End. Anywho, it featured this song played many, many times over, with an old lady (well, a guy dressed up as an old lady) in a rocking chair slowly rocking back and forth until the song would reach it’s end, and then she’d say “moooooore?” and the song would come back on. I’d say at least 5 times. Possibly more than that. It was pretty hilarious.
Bonus: Awwww yeah. I am the King of the Divan.

• ooooh, MF Horns! And yes, you really DO need more Maynard

• freealonzo

Oh and I’ve “rediscovered” Neutral Milk Hotel’s In the Aeroplane Over The Sea. I remember when it came out and wasn’t too impressed. Now I can’t get enough of it (although I could still do without the horns.) Definite influence on Mumford and Sons, Decemberists, Arcade Fire….

• I remember the first time I heard it, I wasn’t all that impressed either. I heard it several years after it came out (2001 I want to say?), but it definitely grew on me over time. I really, really love vocals that are full of histronics (hence my love for Xiu Xiu, Devendra Banhart, the pAper chAse, Bright Eyes, etc.) and I’m not sure if it’s because of this album, but I’m pretty sure I didn’t recognize that love until I heard this album.

I really miss the old Decemberists. I feel like such a jackass being like that, but man…

• I’ve liked every Decemberists album for different reasons. I really disliked the vibe on The King is Dead at first, but I’ve come around on it.

• Philosofer

I was a fairly quick convert to The King Is Dead, but it’s no Crane Wife, that’s for sure.

Also, I used to love their earlier stuff more than I do now… I tend to think some of it is a bit too campy now. I still like it, of course.

• Crane Wife is the best album they’ll ever make, for sure. I did love Hazards of Love, but I’m pretty sure that a friend of mine and I are the only two who like anything on it other than “The Rake’s Song”.

• Philosofer

Hazards certainly wasn’t my favorite.

They do put on a pretty good concert, at least.

I also very much enjoy the song Valerie Plame, which I believe isn’t on an album, right?

• I saw them twice in 2005. I was bummed they played exactly the same set twice in a row (though the second night they didn’t play The Tain). J & I bumped into Colin in the street before the show, and he was a total dick to us.

• Philosofer

Bummer. I’ve only seen them the once, so my impressions are limited. I can’t say I’m surprised about Meloy being a dick -- without ever having met him, he reminds me of a lot of people I used to know, who were so into their art that they were completely unaware of other people.

• When I shared the story with a friend he said “I suppose I’m not surprised a guy who writes songs about Dickens and sea shanties is a dick.” I probably should’ve known.

• I’m pretty sure that a friend of mine and I are the only two who like anything on it other than “The Rake’s Song”.

“The Perfect Crime #2″ is my favorite Decemberists track.

• I adore everything up to and including The Tain. After that things are okay, but they just don’t resonate with me as well? The Crane Wife and Picaresque were both good, but they got old pretty quick for me. I didn’t really like The Hazards of Love. I only listened to The King is Dead once, but I enjoyed it.

• freealonzo

I’m with Nibs, I like every album for different reasons. I really did dig the vibe to King is Dead right away and it took me a while to like Hazards. And yes, The Crane Wife is their best album. I may like individual songs from different albums better however.

• I guess I’m definitely in the minority. The Tain is without a doubt my favorite thing they’ve ever done.

• I absolutely love In the Aeroplane Over The Sea. I could listen to it all day. Every Friday in Prague, I’d listen to “Aeroplane Over The Sea” while walking from my last lesson back to the Metro. It was my treat to myself for finishing another week. The album is without question on of my answers in the desert island game.

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K’naan -- “Fire In Freetown” Troubadour
Shinedown -- “What A Shame” The Sound of Madness
Wilco -- “Reservations” YHF
Mastodon -- “Crystal Skull” Blood Mountain
The Features -- “Whatever Gets You By” Some Kind Of Salvation

The Clancy Brothers -- “Come By The Hills” Bold Fenian Men
The Josh Davis Band -- “All That’s Broken” Bluebird
Ramones -- “Rockaway Beach” Mania
Eminem -- “Untitled” Recovery

• davidwatts

Some Kind of Salvation is my favorite release by The Features, and definitely on my ‘stranded on a desert island and only have ‘x’ amount of albums’ list

• Did anyone make list for Pitchfork’s “The People’s List?” Did anyone else look at it?

My biggest complaints are that Merriweather Post Pavillion is in the top 10 (though I’m not surprised), and that The Meadowlands is listed behind 185 other albums.

• Hmm… I have to think of what such a list would look like for me. I was going to make a list for it, but didn’t.

MPP would probably make my top 30-40 or so. Maybe? 15 years is quite a while, and there are a lot of good albums that came out in that time. I mean, if it goes all the way back to DJ Shadow… then yeah, MPP taking top 10 is absurd.

• I like about half of MPP, but I’m really not a fan of Animal Collective.

I started a list, but had a really hard time ordering stuff after like 20 or 25. I also forced myself to do one album per band/artist. That made things a bit trickier too.

• Half of MPP (My Girls, Summertime Clothes, Brothersport, Lion in a Coma) is filled with some of the best swirly pop of the last decade. Half of it is filled with above average filler. I like the filler, so it rates highly for me.

Hell with it. I’m going to have to make a list, even if I can’t submit one just yet.

• Philosofer

Heh. Lot of albums on there that I consider far too samey to all be that high on that list.

• davidwatts

‘Daria’ -- Cake Fashion Nugget
‘Eternal Flame’ -- The Bangles
‘Into the Great Wide Open’ -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Greatest Hits
‘Fish N Chip Paper’ -- Elvis Costello & the Attractions Trust
‘Until I Fall Away’ -- Gin Blossoms Best of Gin Blossoms

‘Lithium’ -- Nirvana
‘Shes Got Everything’ The Romantics The Romantics *
‘Pump It Up’ -- Elvis Costello & the Attractions This Years Model
‘Shes Waiting’ -- Eric Clapton Clapton Chronicles
‘Tighten Up’ -- Archie Bell and the Drells

* probably known for the huge hits ‘What I Like About You’, ‘Shes Got Everything’ is a Kinks cover, and a pretty damned good one.

bonus: This is The Features doing a sweet little love some called ‘The Idea of Growing Old’. I just love this song.