Friday Music Day: August 26, 2011

So, with some Christmas money, I bought myself this massive set back in December. It finally shipped last week. (Apparently, they found more material and decided to expand it by four CDs, so it got pushed back half a year.) Delivery was attempted over the past two days while my wife was out of the house. It's coming tomorrow and she'll be home to receive it.

I got the links for the downloads in my email yesterday, but jumpin' January molasses is it slow! As I write this, I've been downloading the first disc, about 1GB, for about six hours. I wonder if their servers are being overloaded, but dang, I was planning on replacing 90% of the content on my iPod and listening to this all day tomorrow. I am going to stay up until I can download the first disc (24 minutes left), so I at least have something.

So that's what I'll be listening to for the next two months. What have you got to listen to today?

43 thoughts on “Friday Music Day: August 26, 2011”

  1. 'Who Can It Be Now?' - Men At Work Business As Usual
    'Got To Get You Into My Life' - The Beatles Revolver
    'Monica' - The Kinks The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
    'Crash on the Barrelhead' - Old 97's Fight Songs
    'Holiday' - Green Day American Idiot

    'Come Running'- Van Morrison Moondance
    'Use Somebody' - Kings of Leon Only By the Night
    'Complete Control' - The Clash The Singles
    'Black Math' - The White Stripes Elephant
    'Is She Really Going Out With Him?' - Joe Jackson

    1. Last week I mentioned "Blank Generation" was on my list of Top 10 punk rock songs. "Complete Control" is on that list, too.

  2. .

    * Friendly Ghost - Eels - Souljacker**
    * Ghosts 14 - Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts
    * Steep Hills of Vicodin Tears - A Winged Victory For the Sullen - (self-titled)***
    * Cicada - Silverchair - Frogstomp
    * Severed - Mudvayne - L.D. 50
    * Anti-Orgasm - Sonic Youth - The Eternal
    * The Anal Staircase - Coil - Horse Rotorvator
    * Spank Thru - Nirvana - Live at Pine Street Theater (Bleach: Deluxe)
    * Hunting & Gathering (Cydonia) - Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions
    * Nothing But the Night 2 - Demdike Stare - Tryptych

    ** One of my friends has been trying to get me into the Eels. It's music that gets stuck in my head, but I'm not sure I'll really listen to it much after my initial pass through the albums.

    *** This album doesn't come out until September, but I've been playing this song a lot. Ambient/Classical that has just enough to it to keep me interested. I like it.

      1. I've been playing that quite a bit as well.
        When I first saw the title and band name, I thought, that sounds like a Stars of the Lid song.
        And it turns out that half of A Winged Victory For the Sullen is half of Stars of the Lid.

        If you like this, DG and RR, you should really check the SOTL. All I have is their most recent album, the 2CD and Their Refinement of the Decline.
        Here are some of the better song titles from that album:
        "Dungtitled (In A Major)"
        "Dopamine Clouds Over Craven Cottage"
        "A Meaningful Moment Through a Meaning(less) Process"*
        "That Finger on Your Temple Is the Barrel of My Raygun"
        "December Hunting for Vegetarian Fuckface"

        *Probably my favorite track on the album, although I've focused more on the tracks that are less than six minutes long.

        1. I have liked the Stars of the Lid that I've heard, but haven't picked up an album of theirs yet. And Their Refinement of the Decline sounds like it could be next.

        2. Okay, now you're just making up titles.

          I remember back in Electronic Music classes in college, one treat was titling our compositions. I had one required piece in my first class that I called something like "A History of Carpetmaking in America: Pt IV - Shag", and a musique concrète piece unoriginally titled "Wet Concrète" (which I wish I could get a copy of now)

    1. I dug the Eels quite a bit back when they first came out.
      On the albums through Souljacker, there's a few really good songs on each, and a lot of okay songs. You could probably get by with a selection of the songs you consider best.
      A collection of such songs for me would include:
      "Manchester Girl" (Which was a B-Side for one of the Beautiful Freak singles, but can also be found on one of E's pre-Eels solo albums)
      "Novocaine for the Soul"
      "Elizabeth on the Bathroom Floor"
      "Last Stop: This Town"
      "PS You Rock My World"
      "Mr. E's Beautiful Blues"
      "I Like Birds"
      "Dog Faced Boy"
      Hmmm... There should be more but I just can't remember. It's been a while since I've listened.
      Anyways, I bought the first album after Souljacker and downloaded the one after that and didn't really get into either, so I stopped following.

  3. .

    1. John Lee Hooker - Throw This Old Dog A Bone / The Boogie Man: Queen Bee
    2. Garbage - Parade / Beautiful Garbage
    3. Bob Dylan - Baby, Let Me Follow You Down / Bob Dylan
    4. Bill Evans Trio - My Romance / Live at the Eastman School of Music
    5. Television - Little Johnny Jewel (Parts 1& 2) / Marquee Moon

    6. Wire - Straight Line / Pink Flag
    7. Tom Waits - I'll Take New York / Frank's Wild Years
    8. Dr. John - The Stroke / Anutha Zone
    9. Against Me! - Slurring the Rhythms / As the Eternal Cowboy
    T. Johnny Cash - Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream / American VI: Ain't No Grave

    1. Nice list. "Little Johnny Jewel" is such a fantastic showcase for Verlaine and Lloyd's guitar playing. The improv and interplay between them on this number was often the highlight of their live shows.

      1. The fretwork from the 7:30 mark through 13:00 might be my favorite bit of guitar playing ever. Sublime. From The Blow-Up.

  4. .

    01. Nevermore - "Lost", The Politics Of Ecstasy
    02. Halford - "Fugitive", Crucible
    03. Dark Tranquillity - "Lethe", The Gallery
    04. Crown - "No Tomorrow", Possessed 13
    05. Dream Theater - "Lifting Shadows Off A Dream", Awake
    06. Dio - "Evil Eyes", The Last in Line
    07. Grave Digger - "The Grave Dancer", Heart Of Darkness
    08. Primordial - "Traitors Gate", To The Nameless Dead
    09. Testament - "Return To Serenity", The Ritual
    10. Nocturnal Rites - "Underworld", Shadowland

  5. .
    01. The Kids Don't Stand a Chance - Vampire Weekend
    02. Bigger Picture - the Waterboys - Room to Roam
    03. Young Americans - David Bowie - The Singles
    04. Is Your Love in Vain? - Dylan - Street Legal
    05. Poor Jenny - Rockpile - Seconds of Pleasure
    06. No More - Neil Young - Freedom
    07. Who Are You - Who - Who Are You
    08. I Want to Help You Ann - Lyres - Left of the Dial
    09. She Makes Me Feel Good - Lyle Lovett - Joshua Judges Ruth
    10. Crazy Love - Ray Charles/Van Morrison - Genius Loves Company

    Bonus: In the Jailhouse Now - Steve Forbert - Young, Guitar Days

  6. .
    Eminem - "Untitled" Recovery
    Spoon - "They Never Got You" Spoon
    Wilco - "Impossible Germany" Sky Blue Sky EP
    Heartless Bastards - "Witchy Poo" The Mountain
    Them Crooked Vultures - "Elephants" Them Crooked Vultures

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Runaway" It's Blitz!
    Thin Lizzy - "Cowboy Song" Jailbreak
    Young Fresh Fellows - "Go Pilots Go" The Homerun EP
    Snoop Dogg - "Lodi Dodi" Doggystyle
    Son Volt - "Highways and Cigarettes" The Search


    1. Ive probably said it before, but Thin Lizzy's 'Cowboy Song' is one of those songs I can listen to hours on end and still love it

  7. So after I wrote that, I cleared off about half of my iPod in anticipation, and added all the Plastikman I have in my library in anticipation.
    We'll see how that works out...

    1. Meat Puppets “Up on the Sun” Live at the Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, November 10, 2007 (Bootleg)
    2. Plastikman “Fuk”* Musik
    3. Sonic Youth “Scooter & Jinx”* Goo
    4. The Anomoanon* “The Lamplighter” Songs from Robert Louis Stevenson's “A Child's Garden of Verses”
    5. Rocky Votolato “Makers” Makers

    6. Dessa “Children's Work” A Badly Broken Code*
    7. JEFF the Brotherhood “Something in the Way”* “SPIN” presents “Newermind”: A Tribute to Nirvana
    8. Palace Music* “More Brother Rides” Viva Last Blues
    9. The Orb “Toxygene (edit)”* Toxygene (Disc 2)
    T. Young MC “Know How” Delicious Vinyl All-Stars: RMXXOLOGY
    E. Missy Elliott “4 My People”* Respect M.E.

    2. I ripped this from my copy of CD, which is scratched. Arkives arrives today!
    3. Another atypical short one for Spookymilk
    4. Ned Oldham's band. That's Will "Bonnie 'Prince' Billy" Oldham's brother. Will does some vocals on this album, but not on this song. This album, as it's title suggests, sets about two dozen of the RL Stevenson poems for children to music. My favorite song and my favorite poem from each collection.
    6. UncleWalt's suggestion a long time ago. (And someone else, too.) I need to remember to give this a closer listen.
    7. Meh. Nothing bad, but nothing interesting.
    8. More Ned!
    9. This is such a great bouncy dancey number from the Orb, I really wanted them to have a minor crossover with it, like Prodigy and the Chembros did. But the Orb must have sabotaged that a bit by starting the song with two minutes of ambient swooshing. Also: RIP Andy Hughes.
    E. Unforunately not based on a sample of “4 My Peepz” by Paperclip People (Carl Craig), which is my all-time favorite house track:

  8. The Imperials -- Oh Buddha
    Tenth Avenue North -- Oh My Dear
    Switchfoot -- Oh! Gravity
    Magdallan -- Old Hard Line
    Chasen -- On and On
    Tenth Avenue North -- On and On
    Owl City -- On the Wing
    White Heart -- Once and for All
    Skillet -- One Day too Late
    Superchick -- One Girl Revolution

    This is the short title list.

  9. 1. The Decemberists - The Rake's Song - Hazards of Love
    2. Starflyer 59 - Fun is Fun - The Changing of the Guard
    3. The xx - VCR - xx
    4. The Weeknd - The Birds Part 1 - Thursday
    5. Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
    6. OneRepublic - Good Life
    7. The Stone Roses - Don't Stop - The Stone Roses
    8. My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow - Loveless
    9. Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie - Welcome to the Internet Helpdesk - Steaming Pile of Skit
    T. Silversun Pickups - Panic Switch - Swoon

    1. HOLY CRAP! I haven't heard Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie since High School. Back when I worked in the school computer lab, we loved "The Internet Helpdesk" bit.

      In a completely unrelated note, I always get My Bloody Valentine and My Chemical Romance stuck in my head. I've heard good things about My Bloody Valentine, are they worth checking out?

      1. I really only like Loveless, and I only like it at certain times (when loud, droning, guitar-filled music scratches that itch), but it's awesome for those times.

        I was just listening to some of Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie's stuff the other day, so they got loaded back onto the iPod. It's not all gold, but some of it is very funny.

      2. I've heard good things about My Bloody Valentine, are they worth checking out?

        Loveless should definitely be in your collection.

      3. Loveless is awesome. It's a groundbreaking record that people are still trying to duplicate 20 years after it's release.

  10. Ballad Of A Thin Man - Bobby Dylan - Bootleg Series
    Land Locked Blues - Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
    I would Hurt A Fly - Built To Spill - Perfect From Now On
    Whiskey River - Willie - Live
    Heir To The X-Fortune - Animal Chin - The Ins and Outs Of Terrorism

    Old People In The Cemetery - Of Montreal - Aldhis Arboretum
    My Dad's Gone Crazy - Eminem - The Eminem Show
    Take It OR Leave It - The Strokes - Is This It?
    Talking Dust Bowl Blues - Woody - Dust Bowl Ballads
    Equinox - John Coltrane - Very Best of

    Antennas - Rancid - s/t 2000

  11. Troubled Mind Dion Bronx Blues: (1962-1965)
    A Heart Needs a Home Richard Thompson Hokey Pokey
    The World Turned Upside Down Billy Bragg Back To Basics
    Used Cars Bruce Springsteen Nebraska
    The Weaker Argument Defeats The Stronger The Delgados The Complete BBC Peel Sessions

    Ambulance Blues Neil Young On The Beach
    What Happened J Mascis Several Shades Of Why
    The Radio Song Dillard & Clark The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & Clark
    Glitter Gold Year Eleanor Friedberger Last Summer
    XXX Helium Pirate Prude

    The very groovy Mary Timony and Helium--an underrated 90's act from the Matador Records stable.


      1. Oh, man. I couldn't pick one, but it would probably be off Born to Run. Or Darkness. Or The Wild, The Innocent... I couldn't pick one.

        1. There aren't a lot of bad choices. I just saw that and listed to the track three times. I love it.

    1. I really only know of Helium because they opened for Sonic Youth at the O'Shaugnessy Auditorium at St. Kate's.
      Touring off A Thousand Leaves and the first three SYR EPs. I'm guessing May 1999. [Looks it up.] Dang, wrong year.

      I knew gals who were ushers at St.Kates and knew I would have no problem bringing in a tape recorder.
      Somewhere in my basement is my very first self-recorded bootleg: a Helium concert.
      I used a second cassette for SY's performance. IIRC, it turned out horribly. I think there's only audio in one channel, or something like that.

  12. 1. Summertime Blues (live) -- The Who
    2. Broken Parakeet Blues -- Ike Reilly Assassination **
    3. Creosote -- Son Volt
    4. My Way -- Eddie Cochran
    5. Slate -- Uncle Tupelo
    6. One -- Aimee Mann
    7. I Can't Stand It -- The Underbeats
    8. Blue Eyes -- International Submarine Band
    9. Powderfinger -- Neil Young
    10. Smile -- Nat King Cole

    Bonus: Man Out of Time -- Elvis Costello

    ** CoC, this is the song/band you should check out from my list this week (although Son Volt and Uncle Tupelo are great if you are into "Alt Country")

  13. Lee Morgan "Hocus Pocus" The Sidewinder
    Vietnam "Mr. Goldfinger" Vietnam
    Lifter Puller "Nassau Coliseum" Slips Backwards
    Franz Nicolay "Ms Norman Mane or Cease Fire" Major General
    Otis Redding "I've Got Dreams To Remember" Best of
    Blitzen Trapper "Ballad of Bird Love" Furr
    J Dilla "Only One Can Win" Peanut Butter Wolf Presents
    By Divine Right "Sweet Lovin" Good Morning Beautiful
    Otis Redding "That's How Strong My Love Is" Best of
    Thelonius Monk "Evonce" Genius of Modern Music

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