73 thoughts on “Friday Music Day, 4-4-14”

  1. 1. Wilco - "I'm a Wheel" - A Ghost is Born
    2. Fiona Apple - "Pale September" - Tidal
    3. Fountains of Wayne - "It Must Be Summer" - Utopia Parkway
    4. Lydia Loveless - "Wine Lips" - Somewhere Else
    5. The Flaming Lips - "Are You a Hypnotist?" - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
    6. Regina Spektor - "Firewood" - What We Saw From the Cheap Seats
    7. R.E.M. - "Star 69" - Monster
    8. Weezer - "Perfect Situation" - Make Believe
    9. The Hold Steady - "Cattle and the Creeping Things" - Separation Sunday
    10. Walk the Moon - "Jenny" - Walk the Moon

    B. Blitzen Trapper - "Love the Way You Walk Away" - American Goldwing

            1. I haven't watched wrestling seriously since middle school, and somehow I still know who Daniel Bryan is.

    1. One day I'm going to come over to your house and delete that Regina Spektor off your iPod :o)

      1. I'll make sure to hide Regina if we ever cross paths.

        I go through phases with her. Right now she's skippable.

  2. 1. Sudden Stop -- Kelly Hogan And The Pine Valley Cosmonauts -- Beneath The Country Underdog
    2. Sneaky Feelings -- Elvis Costello -- My Aim Is True
    3. Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles) -- Arcade Fire -- Funeral
    4. I'm Always in Love -- Wilco -- Summerteeth
    5. The Kids Are Alright -- The Who -- Then And Now (1964-2004)
    6. Evening -- Young Fresh Fellows -- Electric Bird Digest
    7. Heaven Is A Truck -- Pavement -- Wowee Zowee
    8. The Sprawl -- Sonic Youth -- Daydream Nation
    9. Schizophrenia -- Sonic Youth -- Sister
    10. Handshake Drugs -- Wilco -- A Ghost is Born - Bonus EP

    B1. Tears Of Love's Recall -- k.d. lang -- Ingenue
    B2. Portland Oregon -- Loretta Lynn -- Van Lear Rose

    1. free - do you have the whole Lynn album? Jack's prints all over it, or not so much?

  3. 1. "Circle Game"--Joni Mitchell--Miles of Aisles (Live)
    2. "Layla"--Derek & the Dominos--Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
    3. "Guitar Town"--Steve Earle--Live From Austin, TX
    4. "A Nightengale Sang in Berkeley Square"--Bobby Darin--The Legendary Bobby Darin
    5. "Hung My Head"--Johnny Cash--American IV: The Man Comes Around
    6. "Katy Hill"--Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, & Ricky Skaggs--The Three Pickers
    7. "Stompin' at the Savoy"--The Matt Catingum Big Band--My Mommy and Me
    8. "Someone Saved My Life Tonight"--Elton John--Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
    9. "Light Up the Sky"--The Afters--Light Up the Sky
    10. "Ramblin' Man"--The Allman Brothers Band--Brothers and Sisters

      1. Are you serious?

        I think the story was that it was a friend that talked him out of getting married.

  4. * In the Evening - Led Zeppelin - In Through the Out Door
    * Soft Trees Break the Fall - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network Soundtrack
    * Temporary Like Achilles - Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
    * Caterwaul - ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Worlds Apart
    * Requiem for a General Motors in Janesville, WI - Newspeak - Sweet Light Crude (C. Burhans)
    * Could it Be - Staind - 14 Shades of Grey
    * The Wolf is Loose - Mastodon - Blood Mountain
    * Bikeage - Descendents - Milo Goes to College
    * All in the Family - Korn - Follow the Leader
    * Being Her Shadow - Grouper - The Man Who Died in His Boat

    Let's see, Korn featuring Fred Durst and Staind in the same list. I think I'm a shoo-in for free's "rad list" of the week.

    1. It would take a lot to overcome that Newspeak selection but if Korn+Fred Durst can't do it, not sure what can.

    2. Heh, you might make my "rad" list. (and probably my unironic rad list of 17-year old cheaptoy.)

  5. 1. Ain’t No Fun (If My Homies Can’t Have None) - Snoop Dogg
    2. Not For You - Pearl Jam
    3. Chicken Train - The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
    4. (Want You) Back In My Life - The Carpenters
    5. With God On Our Side - Bob Dylan

    6. If She Would Have Been Faithful - Chicago
    7. I Want You - Third Eye Blind
    8. 3rd Man In - Dropkick Murphys
    9. Ten Years Gone - Led Zeppelin
    10. The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra

    B. Say Something - Perry Farrell
    B2. Jailhouse - Sublime

      1. I've mostly gotten away from party rap, but I still have a soft spot for that album and especially that track. Kurupt's self-absorbed segment is something like narcissism or sociopathy, but I can't help but be amused by it to this day.

      2. I was more worried about Karen & Richard's appearance. Don't get me wrong, I love some of their stuff, but whereas I usually listen to my random list after posting, that tune got a quick skip on the old iPod.

  6. 1. Tim Hecker “Incense at Abu Ghraib” Virgins
    2. The Pharcyde “Otha Fish” Bizarre Ride II
    3. Bonnie "Prince" Billy “Lie Down in the Light” Lie Down in the Light
    4. Richie Hawtin “Minus/Orange (2)” Minus Orange*
    5. More Like Them* “Mile Marker Session” Lydia Loveless

    6. Bonnie "Prince" Billy & the Cairo Gang “Merciless and Great” The Wonder Show of the World
    7. Ha Ha Tonka “Problem Solver” Death of a Decade
    8. Zammuto “FUC3PO” Daytrotter Session: 7/26/2013
    9. The Bottle Rockets “Gotta Get Up” Live in Heilbronn/Germany
    T. Pan Sonic “Vaihe” Vaiko

    4. "orange is derived from yello." This EP is basically a four-part nearly-instrumental remix of Yello's "Oh Yeah".
    5. Live acoustic in studio. Her on guitar, Ben on (bowed) upright bass.

    1. What's a good Bottle Rockets album? I've heard enough of them to want to listen more.

      1. You may want to try your hand with this. Actually wasn't my favorite (I could have just been grumpy) But it's gotten a lot of good reviews.

        1. I'd go with what Free said there, particularly The Brooklyn Side
          Otherwise, they're pretty steady, anything from 24 Hours a Day to their latest (now aged 5?), Lean Forward are as right as any. You can find them used sometimes.
          The s/t first is a bit rough (but it's on that reissue), and I'd avoid the atypical Brand New Year (too heavy) and Sons of Sahm (covers) as starting points.
          That live album from my list has a lot of their best songs up through that album.

  7. 01. Iced Earth - "The Reckoning (Don't Tread on Me)", The Glorious Burden
    02. Jotenheim - "Excalibur and the King", Jotenheim
    03. Winter Storm - "Afraid to Speak", Within the Frozen Design
    04. Metal Church - "Weight of the World", The Weight of the World
    05. Judas Priest - "Painkiller", Painkiller
    06. Black Label Society - "Dead Meadow", The Blessed Hellride
    07. Force of Evil - "Under the Blade", Force of Evil
    08. Grave Digger - "My Life", Heart of Dakness
    09. Jag Panzer - "The Mission", Casing the Stones
    10. In Flames - "Worlds Within the Margin", Whoracle

  8. 'Bastards of Young' - The Replacements Tim
    'The Midnight Special' - Creedence Clearwater Revival Willy and the Poor Boys
    'Staring at the Sun' - U2 Pop
    'Im Gonna Be (500 Mile)' - The Proclaimers Sunshine on Leith
    'Kid' - Pretenders Pretenders

    'Mandolin Wind' - Rod Stewart Every Picture Tells a Story
    'White Light/White Heat' - David Bowie Bowie at the Beeb
    'Here Today' - The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
    'Thank You' - Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
    'Hit the Road Jack' - Ray Charles Ultimate Hits

    Bonus: because I just gotta share this song

  9. Yesterday while dancing around my kitchen hanging out with the peperoncino, it occurred to me that I don't own a single Beck album. This just seems wrong. Any recommendations if you were going to get just one?

    1. Man Beck is all over the map. Not sure if there is one quintessential "Beck" album. I'm partial to Sea Change but that get's a lot of grief as pretty meloncoly. Odelay has some radio hits on it.

      1. Yeah, it's very hard to make a suggestion because he likes to give his albums all a very different feel. The early ones were bizarre and experimental, with a lot to slog through to get to the fun ones. Odelay had the hits, yeah, and is an album where he attacks a lot of different genres. I quite like it. Sea Change and the new one that came out a few weeks ago are both good, lucid albums. I also dig Guero, a Latin-inspired album with hit-type songs.

        The 8-Bit Variations are a ton of fun, too. A few Guero songs were remixed with '80s video game music.

        1. My favorite Beck tidbit that I picked up from Chris Jaffe's twitter feed is that "Loser" was released on the same day Justin Bieber was born.

        2. I don't know what album its from but Satan Gave Me a Taco is a great song, Actually for me Beck is more a singles guy. Lots of great songs, including b-sides. But no one album has just thrown down for me.

          1. I had called out, "Satan Gave Me a Taco", as another song from Stereopathetic...
            But I edited it out.

    2. I'm an unapologetic fan, so I can't endorse owning just one. That in mind, all of these suggestions are excellent and I'd throw in Modern Guilt as well.

    3. My faves are One Foot In the Grave (featuring some of the K-Records stable like Calvin Johnson) and Mellow Gold (and the b-sides of the associated singles).
      Love that early lo-fi recording to 4-track tape sound he had. I've felt much more hit-and-miss since then.

      1. I see Spooky addressed this: "The early ones were bizarre and experimental, with a lot to slog through to get to the fun ones."
        I disagree, there's no slog on Mellow Gold, every track's a keeper.

        There's also Stereopathetic Soul Manure, from that era, which is much more varied in results, but did produce "Rowboat", which Johnny Cash covered.

        One Foot is a lot of the Dylan-ier stuff.
        "Cyanide Breath Mint" was my absolute fave, at 9:25:
        (Now with 16 bonus tracks!)

        Hmmm, I may have been over-impressed with his lyrics.

        1. Maybe the irritating, masturbatory hidden track colors my opinion...

          I actually haven't spun it in some time, so...I don't know. Maybe I like it.

          I do own all the ones you speak of but the ones earlier than Mellow Gold do tend to lose me at times.

          1. Friend bought it on tape, first person I know to get it.
            Had it in his truck's deck. It's pretty good. "Soul-Sucking Jerk" was the first-listen favorite.
            Hidden track comes on, he thinks his deck is eating his brand-new tape.
            We figured it out.

            Anyways, bad hidden tracks are still better than good skits (another scourge of the mid 90s).
            Miseducation of LH is a gold-star album, but there's a better album in it, if you just cut the skits.
            I don't know whether Mellow Gold or SY's EJST&N☆ came first, but they were both on DGC and both had basically the same hidden track.
            Nirvana was on DGC, too, but Nevermind had "Endless, Nameless", which is good.

        2. Back to One Foot...
          The song with Calvin, "Atmospheric Conditions" (at 35:00) still sounds great.

          1. I listened to the first 40ish minutes of One Foot last night, but it's not quite what I'm looking for. I know a bunch of the songs off Odelay but I'm going to investigate Stereopathic and Mellow Gold a little more as I find time this weekend.

  10. My "to listen to" list is nearly as long as my "to read" list. Lucinda Williams had been in the list for awhile, and I'm glad I finally got around to her. "Are You Alright" had been getting a lot of spins lately.

    1. Car wheels...was one of those albums i took forever to buy and then wondered what took me so long.

      Along those lines, i still need to pick up van lear rose by loretta lynn.

      1. I just wanna live the life I please
        I don't want no enemies
        I don't want nothin if I have to fake it
        Never take nothin don't belong to me

        Everything's paid for nothing free
        If I give my heart
        Will you promise not to break it

      2. There were rumblings last fall that Loretta Lynn wanted to do another album with Jack White, but I haven't heard much since. I'd also heard that LL had experienced some health issues but I noticed that she's playing in that casino in Milwaukee next weekend so she must be doing ok.

        Btw, in case anyone was wondering Van Lear Rose came out in 1994.

  11. Many of you have noticed, but I wanted to point out that Scot is regularly posting again at Coffeyville Whirlwind and it is quite enjoyable. Though I just made my first comment there today, I've read every post since he started up again last month, and I think most, if not all of you, would find the Twins baseball history there to be of great entertainment value.

      1. Now I see I put this in FMD. I enjoy being half-baked, but would prefer to be fully baked when endorsing the work of Citizens. Oh well.

        1. Thanks for the endorsement. I put the blogging aside for a while due to some life circumstances. I forgot how much I enjoyed it.

  12. While Candi Staton had a long career that encompassed Soul, Disco and Gospel, it was her early R&B recordings where she truly excelled. This is definitely one of my favorites:

    1. I go back and forth, best Zeppelin album: 2 or HotH? Physical Graffiti is in the mix too.

    2. That's good.

      I've got only two Candi Staton tracks in my iTunes.
      Both are songs written by Will Oldham. (I don't think they're covers, I think she recorded them before he did later.)
      Both are on the album Who's Hurting Now? Both are about hands.
      I'll just link to the other to keep things from getting too cluttered.

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