68 thoughts on “Friday Music Day: July 15, 2011”

  1. 'Feel Like A Number' - Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band Stranger in Town
    'Killer Queen' - Queen Queen Greatest Hits
    'The Denial Twist' (live) - The White Stripes Walking With A Ghost EP
    'Deadend Street' - The Kinks The Kink Kronikles
    'Simple Man' - Lynyrd Skynyrd Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd

    'Pride and Joy' - Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
    'I Can't Reach You' - The Who The Who Sell Out
    'Money Grabber' - Fitz and the Tantrums Pickin Up The Pieces
    'Circus' - The Features Exhibit A

    1. I'm going to do another "listen to an unheard track from everybody" day, since I've stalled in seeking out new music. Fitz and the Tantrums, here I come.

  2. Ted Leo "I'm A Ghost" Hearts of Oak
    Townes Van Zandt "Flyin' Shoes" Rear View Mirror
    Superdrag "Rocket" 4-Track Rock!!! 1992-1995
    Wilco "Less Than You Think" A Ghost Is Born
    Radiohead "Bones" The Bends
    Fountains of Wayne "Barbara H." Fountains of Wayne
    Bright Eyes "Jejune Stars" The Peoples Key
    Neko Case "Tightly" Blacklisted
    Sondre Lerche "It's Our Job" Two Way Monologue
    Superdrag "I'm Expanding My Mind" Head Trip In Every Key

  3. .

    01. Anthrax - "What Doesn't Die", We've Come For You All
    02. Skyclad - "My Naked I", The Answer Machine?
    03. Ozzy Osbourne - "Goodbye To Romance", Blizzard Of Ozz
    04. Arch Enemy - "Silverwing", Burning Bridges
    05. Judas Priest - "The Hellion", Screaming For Vengeance
    06. Hammerfall - "Hammer Of Justice", Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken
    07. Iron Maiden - "Killers", Killers
    08. Unearth - "Failure", The Oncoming Storm
    09. Blind Guardian - "A Past And Future Secret", Imaginations From The Other Side
    10. Mastodon - "I Am Ahab", Leviathan

    1. Do you have Anthrax's Sound of White Noise?
      Another possible overlap of our libraries.
      (I only own the "Black Lodge" single, but my friends played the album in their vehicles a lot.)

      1. I own it, but don't have it on my mp3 list. I've only got Among the Living and We've Come for You All. I've got most of their catalog, but when push came to shove, it had to be cut to fit other albums.

    2. "My Naked I."

      Huh, this is pretty tame by cheap standards, innit? I like it. I'm a sucker for the sudden minor-key progressions in this one. I'll be looking at more of Skyclad.

      1. It's definitely not intense like some of the stuff in my catalog, but a man's gotta have some diversity in his tunes, no?

        But yeah, please do look at more Skyclad. Ther're a great band with little exposure, so it can be difficult to find much out there. Probably my favorite albums from them are Vintage Whine and The Silent Whales of Lunar Sea. Lots of good stuff on both.

  4. .
    Li'l Wayne - "Prom Queen" Rebirth
    Dinosaur Jr. - "Freak Scene" Bug
    The Hold Steady - "The Sweet Part of the City" Heaven Is Whenever
    AC/DC - "Back in Black" Back in Black
    Shinedown - "Burning Bright (Sanford Mix)" Leave A Whisper

    The Black Keys - "Black Mud" Brothers
    So So Radio - "Hospital Food" Dustcovers
    Flogging Molly - "Scream At The Wailing Wall" Within A Mile of Home
    The National - "Friend of Mine" Alligator
    Less Than Jake - "Three Quarts Drunk" Pezcore

        1. They're the only act here I'm unfamiliar with, so I looked around. "Hospital Food" wasn't available according to my extremely half-assed searching, so I tried another track. Seems good enough, though the sound quality on the live performance is pretty awful.

  5. .

    Void - Emptyset - Demiurge*
    Dreamin' Man - Neil Young - Harvest Moon
    Four Sticks - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
    Spank Thru - Nirvana - Live at the Pine Street Theater: Beach (Deluxe)
    Doorway - Planningtorock - W**
    Our Oases - Yellow Swans - At All Ends
    Journey Through the Past - Neil Young - Time Fades Away***
    Affliction - A.F.I. - Decemberunderground
    Straws Pulled at Random - Meshuggah - Nothing
    On We March - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network Soundtrack

    * Like a zombified version of Fuck Buttons. Slow deliberate noise.
    ** Found out about her when she scored an opera with The Knife. Similar sound, but more experimental at times.
    *** You knew another Neil Young song was coming when he showed up as song #2.

    1. I listened to a few tracks of Planningtorock, and I don't find her as enjoyable as the Knife. (Probably because she seems overdramatic and doesn't have Olaf's beats.)

      She has done two great remixes for the Knife, of "Heartbeats" and "Marble House", that strip out the beats and replace them with organ drones and pianos and strings and stuff. I especially dig the version of "Marble House."

      1. She seems overdramatic and doesn't have Olaf's beats.

        Agreed on both counts. I like "Doorway" quite a bit, but there are plenty of tracks on this album that I won't miss if they never pop up again.

        1. I didn't dislike it. Coming from a guy who loves Tool, among others, "evil music" (as sound goes, not lyrical content) isn't a criticism, it's just an observation.

  6. 1. Key Losers -- Guided By Voices
    2. Leave Me (Like You Found Me) -- Wilco
    3. I am a Man You Don't Meet Everyday -- The Pogues
    4. Someone/Rock Stars on the Marie Celeste
    5. Warfare -- Uncle Tupelo
    6. June 16th -- Minutemen
    7. Man of the World -- Fleetwood Mac
    8. Angel Ban -- The Stanley Brothers
    9. Beautiful World -- Devo
    10. Psychocupid -- Mekons

    Bonus: Tricycle Looper -- Guided By Voices

    Seems appropriate on the day I drop 6 GBV vids, that two songs come up on my random list. The Mekons reminded me that I was going to play some of them too. Oh well, maybe next time.

      1. Double Nickels on the Dime. 43 jazzy punk songs in 72 minutes (no songs over 3 minutes, only 10 over 2 minutes). This might be the only instrumental.

  7. .
    01. Lullaby of Birdland - George Shearing - The Swingins' Mutual
    02. Rockers - Bunny Wailer - Roots Radics Rockers Reggae
    03. Two Sisters - Kinks - Something Else by the Kinks
    04. Lick My Decals Off, Baby - Captain Beefheart - Lick My Decals Off, Baby
    05. Garden of Earthly Delights - XTC - Oranges & Lemons
    06. Boxcars - Joe Ely - Best of
    07. All or Nothing at All - Mrs. Costello - Love Scenes
    08. Helpless - Neil Young - Decade
    09. Soul Shakedown Party - Bob Marley - Best of
    10. I Love My Dog - Cat Stevens - Anthology

      1. The proliferation of Neil Young on a weekly basis on these posts suggests to me he should be my next artist to try out.

    1. George Shearing - "Lullaby of Birdland"

      Within seconds of the song starting, I realized I know it, which happens a lot with jazz. Very cool. I think he needs to be added to the "music I can write to" folder.

  8. .
    1. Fuck Buttons - Surf Solar - Tarot Sport
    2. Jack Wall - The Illusive Man - Mass Effect 2
    3. Bruce Springsteen - Radio Nowhere - Magic
    4. Wugazi - Sleep Rules Everything Around Me - 13 Chambers
    5. The Antlers - No Widows - Burst Apart
    6. Mindless Self Indulgence - 1989 - You'll Rebel to Anything...
    7. David Newman - Prep For Flight - Serenity
    8. Warren G - Regulate - Regulate
    9. King Geedorah - Lockjaw (feat. Trunks) - Take Me To Your Leader
    T. The Hold Steady - Southtown Girls - Boys and Girls in America

      1. I've had limited contact with both, so I don't have a lot of context, either. I mostly like the texture of "Sleep Rules Everything Around Me".

    1. The Antlers - "No Widows"

      This kind of sounds like '80s New Wave to me, and not in an unfortunate way. I'd like to hear more. I might be a fan.

    i. “call me the breeze” – j.j. calenaturally
    ii.“never felt before” – golden smoganother fine day
    iii.“stay” – bellystar
    iv.“tap at my window” – laura marlingalas i cannot swim
    v.“raining in my heart” – buddy hollygreatest hits
    vi.“i can’t wait” – the white stripeswhite blood cells
    vii.“san tropez” – pink floydmeddle
    viii.“everything in its right place” – radioheadkid A
    ix.“more brother rides” – palace musicviva last blues
    x.“ohio” – modest mousethis is a long drive for someone with nothing to think about

    1. For some reason, I expected Golden Smog to be heavy. Whoops.

      It's too lucid, or at least this morning it is as I try to complete a Machine of Death story for today's deadline.

      1. Golden Smog is one of Jeff Tweedy's side projects. As I remember, it's got guys from The Replacements and The Jayhawks as well (among others).

          1. that's definitely not their best song off not their best album. however, i can't find anything else easily accessible online, sooooo... there's this at least.

            1. No worries, Mag. Although it started percolating in my head a couple of months ago, between the move and my screenplay, I didn't even start writing until 2-3 hours ago. Related: you've got mail.

        1. Jeff Tweedy's side project

          wow, that's doing the band a huge disservice calling it that. yeah, tweedy's the most famous member, but it was a side project of many people, and tweedy happened to be one of them (before he was the big, bad jeff tweedy as well). great stuff from those guys.

          1. I suppose that's a bit unfair. I suppose I think of them in those terms because I got into them via Tweedy. I don't mean to downplay the other members' contributions at all. I suppose they're more of a supergroup, perhaps?

  10. 1. Current 93 “Idumea (vocals: Antony)” Black Ships Ate the Sky
    2. Ken Nordine “Ecru” Colors
    3. Roy Orbison “” The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison
    4. Seefeel “Aug30” Seefeel
    5. Sonic Youth “Drupping Dream” Sonic Nurse

    6. Rocky Votolato “Where We Started” True Devotion
    7. Coil “Where Even the Darkness is Something to See” Love's Secret Domain
    8. The Breeders “Cannonball” Last Splash
    9. Tori Amos “Rapberry Swirl” From the Choirgirl Hotel
    T. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy “Blockbuster” Sings "Agnes, Queen of Sorrow"

    E. Scott Hardkiss presents God Within “Why, Why, Why? (Technosoul Remix)” Crucial Introspection (Parts One and Two)

    Been listening to that last one a lot lately. (One single guitar strum on the Weeknd's House of Balloons reminds me of one of the guitar strums on one of these tracks, but I can never remember to listen for it.) Four-track house EP from 1999, about 40 minutes long (more or less an album), just some really great stuff from an era where most of the house I listened to was club remixes of Whitney Houston. This was better than the best of those. (There are some damned good club versions on the four singles from Your Love is My Love.) I have tried out some more Hardkiss stuff since then, but none of it has the balance of these four tracks. The last two minutes of "Infinitely Gentle Blows" are really great chopped-up child-cooing vocals.

    GOD WITHIN - Infinitely Gentle Blows (Scott Hardkiss' Aural Hallucination Mix) from Chad Bonanno on Vimeo.

    1. I always see Coil on your lists and remind myself that I really need to listen to them again (haven't in a while). I always forget by the time I get home. Maybe I'll remember tonight.

      1. LSD is a great place to start: a lot of their styles are there in one place.
        From there, I'd explore forward with Moon's Milk (In Four Phases), a collection of Four seasonal EPs, and backwards to Horse Rotorvator.
        I think the live album ...And the Ambulance Died in His Arms might be their best work though.
        I have no idea how available any of these things are.

        Several of their concerts are in full on Youtube, some graphic; I haven't watched much.

      1. The liner notes to the album describes where this comes from: some commercials Nordine did for a paint company.
        They also include instructions for a game to play while listening to the record. It would be a very messy game.

  11. 1. That Voice Again - Peter Gabriel - So
    2. Carve Away The Stone - Rush - test for Echo
    3. Sometimes - King's X - Out Of The Silent Planet
    4. Be My Lover- Alice Cooper _ Killer
    5. Nothin' But A Woman - Robert Cray - Strong Persuader
    6. Righteous - Eric Johnson - An Via Musicom
    7. The Struggle Within - Metallica - Black Album
    8. So Like A Rose - Garbage - Beautiful Garbage
    9. I Pity The Fool - B.B. King/Buddy Guy - Blues Summit
    10. Peaches En Regalia - Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Fillmore East June 1971

  12. .

    Nightmare Girl [B Side] Aimee Mann Lost In Space Special Edition
    These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) Etta James Gold
    America Snoring Grant Lee Buffalo Fuzzy
    Anachronist Robert Wyatt Comicopera
    Merlin's Prophecy David Axelrod Song Of Innocence

    Hug the Harbour Emma Pollock The Law of Large Numbers
    Sin City The Flying Burrito Brothers The Gilded Palace Of Sin
    Punk China Doll John Zorn Naked City
    Teen Angel Dion & The Belmonts The Complete Dion & The Belmonts
    Workhorse My Brightest Diamond Bring Me The Workhorse

    Spook, might I suggest either My Brightest Diamond or Emma Pollock, two damn fine gurl singers.

    1. You tend to steer me in directions I like to go, so I took on both.

      Pollock's track was nice, and I plan to try more of her.

      My Brightest Diamond provided perhaps the track of the day. It's dark and brooding, lingers in a gorgeous minor key, and her voice still shines through the complex composition enough to be the star. They actually remind me, at least on this track, of Portishead.

      1. Shara Worden (MBD) has an great big voice. She also plays everything but the strings on Bring Me the Workhorse--a hidden gem of a record.

        Emma was in the wonderful (but sadly overlooked) Delgados--a brooding band of Scots. Her two solo records are a little poppier than her previous bands output, but still linger in some mysterious places.

      2. All You Need is Hate - The Delgados
        A classic example of the "anti star-turn" video.

        1. Nice. I'd like to know if there's any significance to some of the shots around the city, or if they're just part of the apathetic style they're obviously going for with the two sitting on the couch.

          I have to say, that guy's got tremendous stage presence even when going for apathy.

  13. I wasn't going to post, since today has been an odd one, schedule-wise, but since Spooky's sampling, here's one in my wheelhouse, hope I haven't posted it already -- Seven Percent Solution "All About Satellites and Spaceships" in honor of the last shuttle flight:

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