Friday Music Day: Oct 19, 2012

I took a little excursion to Cheapo on Snelling Ave yesterday and scored a few CDs I'd been looking for, and some I didn't know I was looking for:
Shannon Stephens, Shannon Stephens (reissue)
Meat Puppets, Up on the Sun
Koko Taylor, Queen of the Blues
Steve Reich, Triple Quartet
Valgeir Sigurðsson, Ekvílibríum
Conway Twitty, Silver Anniversary Collection
and, best of all,
Black Dice, Beaches & Canyons. My collection of the Black Dice albums is now complete!

Not intentional, but that's pretty danged eclectic if you ask me. But! Shannon Stephens was covered by Bonnie Prince Billy, who is on the Sigurðsson album. Siggurðsson has also worked with Björk, who in turn has recorded with Kronos Quartet, who performed the title Piece on the Reich album. The Meat Puppets have covered Twitty. Black Dice has a song called "Kokomo" which isn't necessarily not about Ms. Taylor. Most people who buy Black Dice probably buy Conway Twitty at the same time, right?

The last CD I put back was Luomo's Paper Tigers, which is quite different than the rest of the above as well. Hmmm, Listening to that track again, I think I may have put the line too short.

Have a good weekend all, and share your random list, please!

40 thoughts on “Friday Music Day: Oct 19, 2012”

  1. 'Dammit' - Blink 182 Dude Ranch
    'Minority' - Green Day Warning
    'What I Like About You' - The Romantics The Romantics
    'Country Death Song' - Violent Femmes Add It Up (1981-1993)
    'Sweet Lady Genevieve' - The Kinks Preservation Act 1

    'Little Wing' - Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan
    'Runaway' - Del Shannon
    'Chemistry' - Semisonic All About Chemistry
    'Without You' - Badfinger No Dice
    'The Distance' - Cake Fashion Nugget

  2. .
    1. R.E.M. - "Strange Currencies" - Monster
    2. Dr. John - "Black Gold" - City That Care Forgot
    3. B.B. King - "She's Dynamite" - Best of the RPM and Kent Recordings
    4. They Might Be Giants - "Dr. Evil" - A User's Guide . . .
    5. Boston - "Rock and Roll Band" - Greatest Hits
    6. Louis Armstrong - "When You're Smilin'/St. James Infirmary/Dinah" - Laughin' Louis
    7. The New Pornographers - "The Bleeding Heart Show" - Twin Cinema
    8. Billy Bragg & Wilco - "Another Man Done Gone" - Mermaid Avenue
    9. Simon & Garfunkel - "The Boxer" - Essential Simon & Garfunkel
    10. Macklemore - "Jimmy Iovine" - The Heist
    B. Cake - "Cool Blue Reason" - Prolonging the Magic

    5. I irrationally love early Boston songs. Insanely catchy guitar riffs.
    7. This was probably my favorite song for a few weeks back in 2005. Then I completely forgot about it until now.
    10. Macklemore, an indie rapper who produced his own debut album, spent almost four straight days at number one on iTunes in the last week. There are some phenomenally great songs on the album.

    1. This was probably my favorite song for a few weeks back in 2005. Then I completely forgot about it until now.

      Yes! I listened to this like absolute crazy in 2008, and have probably listened to it a total of 10 times since then.

    2. I keep setting my iPod on random this week and I have yet to get a Macklemore song. Probably because my iPod knows that is one of the only CDs I'm listening to in my car. Going through a Macklemore & Blueprint phase right now. Pretty sweet. And who knows Lupe Fiasco may be added next week along with P.O.S.

      1. Did you stream We Don't Even Live Here? After hearing the first couple of advance songs, I was wondering exactly what direction he was going in, but I like the overall finished product, I think. I've got to listen to it a few dozen more times to make sure.

        1. I typically listen to music at work and for some reason Soundcloud doesn't work here. I have heard what has been uploaded on Youtube, but not in any order. I like what I have heard so far.

  3. 1. Have Mercy -- Loretta Lynn
    2. Spidey's Wild Ride -- Tom Waits
    3. Stockholm Syndrome -- Yo La Tengo
    4. From Hank to Hendrix -- Neil Young
    5. Bob Dylan Wrote Propoganda Songs -- Minutemen
    6. Mannequin -- Wire
    7. Striped White Jets -- Guided By Voices
    8. Underneath Your Bed -- Jack Logan
    9. Please Don't Be Gentle With Me -- Minutemen
    10. Sunflower Suit -- Buffalo Tom

    Bonus: Providence -- Sonic Youth

    Wow. Two from Double Nickels on the Dime.

    Dinosaur Jr. was in a word loud. I don't think I've ever been assaulted by so much sound before in my life. At times it felt like you were in this sound bubble, removed from everything else. The downside (besides the damage to my hearing) is that the vocals were not mixed well and couldn't hear a lot of vocals. Below is a link to a photo from the show that I'm actually pretty proud of. It's too big to post directly here.

          1. You could have crashed on our basement futon. I would have even sent you off with a banana, toast, and coffee in the morning.

        1. Are they touring on a budget? Maybe it was just in my mind, but I thought J played in front of at least 12 amps.

    1. Too bad E-6 wasn't there. I'd want to hear if the loudest ever is Dino Jr. or Black Uhuru.
      Speaking of Black Uhuru (in part), the Snelling Cheapo has just slightly more than no Reggae, Cheapo across from the Northtown Mall is way better in that regard.

    2. I would absolutely love to see Dinosaur Jr in concert. I listened to "You're Living All Over Me" on my run the other day. I usually listen to some manner of hip-hop since it has pronounced beats, but I decided to change it up. The crazy energy from them seemed to help out a bit.

  4. .

    01. Megadeth - "Set the World Afire", So Far So Good... So What
    02. Savatage - "Chance", Handful of Rain
    03. King Diamond - "Mirror Mirror", Give Me Your Soul... Please
    04. Jag Panzer - "The Downward Fall", Thane to the Throne
    05. Sadus - "Torture", Chronicles of Chaos
    06. The Tim Malloys - "The Boys from the County Hell", Live at Kierans
    07. Bruce Dickinson - "River of No Return", Tyranny of Souls
    08. Pantera - "Shedding Skin", Far Beyond Driven
    09. Amon Amarth - "Where Death Seems to Dwell", Fate of Norns
    10. Jag Panzer - "Feast or Famine", Casting the Stones

  5. .
    The Cave Singers - "Clever Creatures" No Witch
    The Dead Weather - "Bone Horse" Horehound
    Flogging Molly - "Tobacco Island" Within A Mile Of Home
    Tapes 'n Tapes - "Outro" Outside
    SOAD - "Suggestions" SOAD

    The Ramones - "Psycho Therapy" Mania
    Jay-Z - "Jockin' Jay-Z" The Blueprint 3
    Oasis - "The Meaning Of Soul" Don't Believe The Truth
    Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals - "Excuse Me Mr." Live From Mars
    Foo Fighters - "Monkey Wrench" The Colour And The Shape

  6. .
    "Ho Renomo" - Cluster & Eno, Cluster & Eno
    "Guilty Verdict" - Elmer Bernstein, To Kill a Mockingbird soundtrack
    "Mother" - Joe Hisaishi, Kikujiro soundtrack
    "Row" - Jon Brion, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind soundtrack
    "They Might Be Giants" - They Might Be Giants, Flood
    "The Sound of Muzak" - Porcupine Tree, In Absentia
    "Victorian Brickwork" - Big Big Train, The Underfall Yard
    "Still Dead" - Thomas Newman, American Beauty soundtrack
    "Frame by Frame" - King Crimson, Discipline
    "The Wild Frontier" - Bruce Hornsby and the Range, The Way It Is

  7. .

    * She - Green Day - Dookie
    * Leave It - The Field - Yesterday and Today
    * Crazy Arms - Sweet Tea - If I Were a Carpenter**
    * Metatron - The Mars Volta - Goliath
    * Mile Marker 68 - Husky Burnette - Facedown in the Dirt**
    * Mind - System of a Down - (self-titled)
    * Notes on Light IV: Eclipse - Kaija Saariaho - Saariaho: Notes on Light
    * Oraculum - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack
    * All Farewells are Sudden - A Winged Victory For the Sullen - (self-titled)
    * Don't Sleep, I Am Not What I Seem, I'm a Very Quiet Storm - Leyland Kirby - Sadly, the Future is No Longer What it Was

    ** Sweet Tea is Erika Wennerstrom from Heartless Bastards and Alex Maas from Black Angels singing a couple of country songs.

    ** Husky Burnette has perhaps the worst singing voice of any artist in my collection.

    1. “the sequel” – st. vincentactor
    2. “old stone” – laura marlingalas i cannot swim
    3. “cosmic dancer (work in progress)” – t. rexelectric warrior
    4. “my last song to jenny” – the avett brothersa carolina jubilee
    5. “portrait of louis armstrong" – duke ellingtonnew orleans suite
    6. “slow fast hazel” – stereolabemperor tomato ketchup
    7. “i love every little thing about you” – stevie wondermusic from my mind
    8. “i am a poseur” – x-ray spexgerm free adolescents
    9. “plum” – van huntwhat were you hoping for?
    10. “humming” – portisheadroseland NYC

    not quite worthy of a bonus yet, but i recently picked up coquelicot asleep in the poppies: a variety of whimsical verse on a whim; my first foray into of montreal. it's... something.

      1. When they do things right, I really really like them. But Kevin Barnes is kind of crazy and terrible at self-editing, so a lot of their stuff is kind of... I don't know. Overproduced, underedited, and kind of wanky.

  9. Well, I took Keith Urban off my iPod to fit some other music on. I thought my iPod was stuck on the first half of the alphabet until the last 2 songs.

    1. Death Cab For Cutie – Your Heart is an Empty Room
    2. Barenaked Ladies – These Apples
    3. Atmosphere – The Arrival
    4. Atmosphere – If You Can Save Me Now
    5. The Hold Steady – Stuck Between Stations
    6. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
    7. Barenaked Ladies – It’s All Been Done
    8. Flight of the Conchords – Foux Du Fafa
    9. Soul Position – Just Think
    10. Original Rent Cast – Seasons of Love

  10. 1. Colin Stetson “A Dream of Water” Daytrotter Session: Big Orange Studios 7/8/2001
    2. Colin Stetson “In Love and an Justice” New History Warfare Vol 2: Judges
    3. Bob Marley and the Wailers “Keep On Moving (Dub)”* Exodus: Deluxe Edition*
    4. The Cinematic Orchestra “To Build a Home (feat. Patrick Watson) (Album Version)” To Build a Home (Versions)
    5. The Bottle Rockets “Waitin' on a Train”* 24 Hours a Day

    6. Julianna Barwick “Bob in Your Gait” The Magic Place
    7. Bob Marley & the Wailers “Waiting in Vain” Exodus*
    8. The Figgs “The Trench” Good Land Records & Friends: Summer 2012*
    9. Frank Ocean “Songs For Women” Nostalgia. Ultra
    T. Lennon P. Bone* “The Ballad of Yerry Boniero” Lost/Accolades

    B. Eric B. & Rakim “I Ain't no Joke”* Paid in Full

    3&7. Exodus gets a two-disc "deluxe edition" (as does every solo Pete Tosh album), and Kaya gets one bonus track. Phooey. I understand that Exodus has the pop-crossover hits, but Kaya is my favorite of the post-Tosh Marley albums. I really strongly desire a decent dub producer (Mad Professor? Sly & Robbie? Lee Perry? Adrian Sherwood?) to take on Kaya. Kaya's great as it is, but I'd like someone to tweak up the bass and echo the guitars to 11. Ok, so I'm thinking more a Sly & Robbie style, but with Sherwood's level of disorientation. Kaya's touching on those sounds, but doesn't go heavy on it, each track on the album feels to me like the perfect source material (I am happy to have that dub version of "Exodus" though).

    5. Is this the best song by the Bottle Rockets? A train, divorce, poverty, a Cash quote, a broken truck, alcoholism, ageing, loss of a parent, male emotion expressed only in private. All told with a punch and the sadness sounding half like anger but with words of resignation. I'd say it's definitely their best song told without humor. Can't say for sure if I'd rank it above "Indianapolis", "Get Down River", "$1000 Car", or "Radar Gun". But I wouldn't easily rank them above. I'd say that's top five right there. Anyone here listen to them as well?

    8. A bunch of Sconnie bands, in the indie-rock with garage and countryish tendencies. I haven't heard anything too impressive, but I haven't given it much of a detailed listen.

    T. Ha Ha Tonka's drummer.

    B. I took the day off of work yesterday and HPR brought a Lego rocket to me while I sat on the computer and asked me about rocket launches. I tried looking for classic rocket-launch footage on Youtube, and after not quite getting the stage-breakup footage that I was looking for, I brought up the music video for M/A/R/R/S's "Pump up the Volume", which turns out doesn't have the footage I was looking for, which samples this song. I eventually found it, though.

    1. i love the title track from kaya, but don't know much else from the album. i'd originally thought "kaya" would be an interesting name if i had a daughter. then i realized i would be naming my daughter after the marijuanas.

      1. You didn't even mention the potential for teenage boys singing "Got to have Kaya now, Kaya, Kaya..."
        I'll admit that Kaya is more attuned to my tastes as opposed to necessarily being "better" on some objective level that someone may feign to.
        It's got a murkier, wetter* sound that touches more on the 1977-83** reggae sound that I've been digging lately.
        **or so

  11. Marry Me - Drive By Truckers
    Magazines - The Hold Steady
    Man in the Box - Alice In Chains
    Pray for Me - The Jayhawks
    Why Don't We Do It in the Road? - The Beatles
    Ocean Breathes Salty - Modest Mouse
    Countdown - Phoenix
    These Days - Black Keys
    Walk Through the Fire - Cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer*
    Raw Meat - Black Lips

    *Yes, I purchased the soundtrack to "Once More with Feeling" a few years ago - listened to it a hundred times, then hid the CD until I found it the other day.

  12. CC Rider - Old Crow Medicine Show - OCMS
    Cecila - Simon and Garfunkel - Greatest Hits
    Center of the World - Teenage Prayers - Ten Songs
    Chesley's Little Wrists - Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
    Chillout Tent - Hold Steady - Boys and Girls

    Chips Ahoy - Hold Steady - Boys and Girls
    Christ For President - Billy Bragg and Wilco - Mermaid Ave
    Chuck Wagon - Elliott Brood - Mountain Meadows
    Cigarettes, Wedding Bands - Band of Horses - Cease to Begin

    Citrus - Hold Steady - Boys and Girls

    Holy cats that's a lot of boys and girls.

      1. Okay, not on random, so that was 11 songs from my ipod that begin with the letter c. This list was also brought to you by the number 2.

    1. That is a lot of "Boys and Girls" I should find out which of my albums has the most songs (percentage-wise) starting with the same letter. "B&G" at 3 c's out of 12 = 25% should be pretty high. One of my Ruby lessons was a word count histogram. I should be able to add in the method to create percentages and then scan an entire track listing of my library.

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