53 thoughts on “FMD – Is It Friday? It is, isn’t it?”

  1. Dang, for some reason my top ten email didn't make it through the webz. Hopefully it's in my outbox on computer at home so I will send it later. But a couple of notes:

    That J Mascis "acoustic" album is really really good. And J is playing at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts of all places on October 9th. That might be worth checking out.

    Sturgill Simpson will be playing in London while I am there (in fact one month from tonight 9/29). Do I go to that show? I have tix for the December 4th show here and it might be weird to not see him in the USA. There are a couple of other shows happening when I will be there. I'm on the fence for that one.

    I don't know if anyone checked it out but the live stream of GBV last week on Yahoo was one for the ages. Pollard got really drunk (not a huge surprise, but he's been a lot better than in some earlier times). Some funny rants, playing I Am a Scientist twice, etc., ended with him falling on his ass singing the last song. Well the band decided it was the last song and left the stage. There is a big FB discussion group about all things GBV and it blew up into two camps: "That was embarassing, I'm concerned" in one corner and "dude lighten up it's rock and roll" in the other corner. I kinda fall in the former category.

    1. J is playing at FunFunFunFest in November. The lineup isn't set yet so I don't know which day to buy a pass for, because I probably wouldn't by an entire 3-day pass. Hopefully I remember to check back occasionally.

    2. I'll take the latter on Pollard's exploits. Seeing a 56-yr old fall down drunk just ain't that cool.

      I've been holding off on the Mascis record for the time being, but will probably succumb at some point. Where at MiA is he playing, I wonder? Unfortunately, October 9th is also the night when Lucius comes to 1st Ave. That's where I hope to be.

      1. Actually we are in the same boat, I also agree that seeing a 56 year old fall down drunk is not that cool. Doesn't former mean first and latter mean second?

        1. I even thought about that before posting. Oops, my bad.

          Pollard's unrepentant drunkenness was what soured me on the band during their first go around. Still love some of their records, but the drunk Uncle Bob shtick is played out.

  2. 1. All That She Wants – Ace Of Base
    2. Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Tears For Fears
    3. (I Just) Died In Your Arms – Cutting Crew
    4. Can’t Help Falling In Love– UB40
    5. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) – Eurythmics

    6. Beat It – Michael Jackson
    7. Beautiful Life – Ace Of Base
    8. Tainted Love – Soft Cell
    9. What Is Love – Haddaway*
    10. Always Something There To Remind Me – Naked Eyes

    B. I Melt With You – Modern English

    *It does not matter how many times I hear this song, I can’t get through it without doing a few ‘Roxbury’s’ … sigh.

      1. CoC has a Pandora station of called "Sofie's 1992 babysitting playlist that remind's her of Derek -- who is so dreamy"

              1. [editor's note] Sorry - someone had reduced this for you and I accidentally messed up the fix and can't repair it.

          1. Serendipity...the Spotify mix I'm listening to just dropped this on me; a mash up of 1993's The Rhythm of the Night by Corona and 1992's Rhythm Is a Dancer by Snap!.

        1. free, I'm glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read this. My keyboard & monitor are thankful as well.

      1. That's actually the Pandora station I was working from. Didn't realize until I hit song 4 that it wasn't pulling from any of my created stations. Take from that what you will.

    1. This is essentially the Pandora station on at work the last three days. Which sucks because whichever station was on on Tuesday was awesome, with the Strokes and Clash and other shit to rock out to whilst stacking cat food tins.

  3. 1. Phoenix - "Everything is Everything" - Alphabetical
    2. Black Lips - "I Don't Want To Go Home" - Underneath The Rainbow
    3. Eminem - "Survival" - The Marshall Mathers LP2
    4. Plain White T's - "Natural Disaster" - Big Bad World
    5. Old 97's - "The Grand Theater" - The Grand Theater Volume 1
    6. Ha Ha Tonka - "Dead to the World" - Lessons
    7. The Jayhawks - "Fools on Parade" - Rainy Day Music
    8. The White Stripes - "Fell in Love With A Girl" - White Blood Cells
    9. Wilco - "The late greats" - A ghost is born
    10. Queens of the Stone Age - "You Can't Quit Me Baby" - Queens of the Stone Age

    1. This was the first Phoenix song I remember hearing. It was on and episode of Six Feet Under, I believe.
    6. I played the crap out of this track when the album first came out. That and "Rewrite Our Lives"
    7. Pretty pumped to see The Jayhawks live next weekend. CoC, I've got your ticket in my possession now.

    1. It's gonna be a good week. State Fair, 3-day weekend/Labor Day, Jayhawks on Friday, Dylan tickets on sale Saturday!

  4. Sinope - Dawn of Midi - Dysnomia
    Piggy - Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
    Everybody Knows This is Nowhere - Neil Young - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
    Good Grief - Foo Fighters - (self-titled)
    Yellow Sun - The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers
    Sleeping Beauty - A Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms
    Appalachia - Chelsea Wolfe - Unknown Rooms
    Nobody's Fault But Mine - Led Zeppelin - Presence
    On a Plain - Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in New York
    Gone Daddy Gone - The Violent Femmes - (self-titled)

    That's Dave Grohl, Kurt Cobain, Plant, Page, Trent Reznor, Jack White, Neil Young, and Maynard. A pretty solid lineup.

  5. 1. I Know There's an Answer - the Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    2. Islandman - The Waterboys - Room to Roam
    3. In the Midnight - Van Morrison - Back on Top
    4. I See the Rain - Matthew Sweet/Susannah Hoffs - Under the Covers, Vol. 1
    5. Texas on a Saturday Night - Mel Tillis/Willie Nelson - Revolutions of Time
    6. Glass Onion - The Beatles - The Beatles
    7. Opportunity - The Charlatans UK - Some Friendly
    8. Travelin' Band - CCR - Chronicle
    9. Lullaby of London - The Pogues - If I Should Fall from Grace with God
    10. This Gun for Hire - Jazz at the Movies Band - White Heat: Film Noir
    B. Ta Mo Chleamhnas - The Chieftains/Van Morrisson - Irish Heartbeat

    dw bait The Best Rock Album You've Never Heard

  6. 1. "Everything You Want" - Vertical Horizon - Everything You Want
    2. "Wouldn't It Be Nice" - The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    3. "Hold You In My Arms" - Ray LaMontaigne - Trouble
    4. "Your Racist Friend" - TMBG - Flood
    5. "Girlfriend" - Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
    6. "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" - Monty Python
    7. "I've Got You Under My Skin" - Frank Sinatra
    8. "Kids" - MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
    9. "A Better Son/Daughter" - Rilo Kiley - The Execution Of All Things
    10. "Team" - Lorde - Pure Heroine
    B: "Summertime" - Ella Fitzgerald

    B: Gershwin is the shit.

    1. I need to whistle everytime I think of #6.

      Also, that could be the Twins fan's theme song for the last three years

      1. I will confess that, after seeing CoC's list, I went and added an Ace of Base seed to one of my catch-all Pandora stations, but they still haven't come up.

  7. 1. "Pretty Green" - White Denim Corsicana Lemonade
    2. "The Motherload" - Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
    3. "Rattlesnake" - St. Vincent St. Vincent
    4. "Dark Shores" - Strand of Oaks Dark Shores
    5. "Obituary" - Wye Oak If Children
    6. "Gun-Shy Sunshine" - Silversun Pickups Neck of the Woods
    7. "Splendor" - M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
    8. "Skink" - Sonic Youth Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star
    9. "Heartbreakin Man" - My Morning Jacket The Tennessee Fire
    10. "Don't Mess With Latexas" - Menomena Moms

    1. Good stuff here. Just heard the full Neck of the Woods in July and really enjoyed it. Nothing groundbreaking, but they sure seem to know what works for 'em.

      1. Yeah, for a band with a lineage as painfully direct as theirs (I mean, when your initials are SP and your vocalist sounds as much like Billy Corgan as he does...) they've found some interesting ways to stretch against the walls of that box they started in, so to speak.

  8. Kirsty MacColl miming "Terry" with her pal Lemmy on Top of the Pops. Yes, that Lemmy.

  9. Wilco - "Too Far Apart" A.M.
    Broken Bells - "Citizens" Broken Bells
    The Velvet Underground - "Here She Comes Now" White Light/White Heat
    Cliff Martinez - "My Name On A Car" Drive soundtrack
    Filligar - "The Midnight Society" Succession, I Guess

    The Baseball Project - "Phenom" Broadside Ballads
    Miike Snow - "Cult Logic" Miike Snow
    Dr. Dog - "The Beach" Fate
    Foo Fighters - "Tired of You"One by One
    Childish Gambino - "Got This Money" Culdesac

  10. 01. Cymbals Eat Guitars - "Jackson" from LOSE
    02. Cymbals Eat Guitars - "Warning" from LOSE
    03. Cymbals Eat Guitars - "XR" from LOSE
    04. Cymbals Eat Guitars - "Place Names" from LOSE
    05. Cymbals Eat Guitars - "Child Bride" from LOSE
    06. Cymbals Eat Guitars - "Laramie" from LOSE
    07. Cymbals Eat Guitars - "Chambers" from LOSE
    08. Cymbals Eat Guitars - "Lifenet" from LOSE
    09. Cymbals Eat Guitars - "2 Hip Soul" from LOSE
    10. Cymbals Eat Guitars - "Jackson" from LOSE

    1. Okay so in all seriousness that Cymbals Eat Guitars album is a monster, but I turned it off long enough to get a random 10, too.

      01. Future Islands - "Back in the Tall Grass" from Singles
      02. Soulja Boy ft. Busta Rhymes - "F**k That Flo" from SuperDope
      03. The Rosebuds - "Sand + Silence" from Sand + Silence
      04. The Fresh & Onlys - "Ballerina" from House of Spirits
      05. clipping. - "Body & Blood" from CLPPNG

      06. Shabazz Palaces - "Harem Aria" from Lese Majesty
      07. Cloud Nothings - "Pattern Walks" from Here and Nowhere Else
      08. Tweens - "Stoner" from Tweens
      09. Eyehategod - "Agitation! Propaganda!" from Eyehategod
      10. Zig Zags - "No Blade of Grass" from Zig Zags

      BT. The Underachievers - "Incandescent" from Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium

    2. I am really looking forward to listening to this when I'm able. I'm a big fan of their first couple and sounds like this one is even better. Also a big fan of the occasional "FMD list all taken from one album" post.

      1. I liked their first and somehow never listened to their second. I'm absolutely smitten with the new joint though. So sad they're not hitting Minneapolis (or Fargo, natch) on this tour.

  11. "(If) You Want Trouble" - Nick Waterhouse Time's All Gone
    "Attitude" - The Replacements All Shook Down
    "Beer" - Reel Big Fish Turn the Radio Off
    "Poor, Poor Pitiful Me" - Warren Zevon Warren Zevon
    "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love" - The Blues Brothers The Blues Brothers OST

    "Corduroy" - Pearl Jam Vitology
    "I Will Dare" - The Replacements Let It Be
    "Two Little Hitlers" - Elvis Costello and the Attractions Armed Forces
    "Cant You Hear Me Knockin"- Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
    "Love in Plaster" - The Hives Tyrannosaurus Hives

  12. 1. Reservations -- Wilco -- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
    2. I Was Wrong -- Social Distortion -- White Light White Heat White Trash
    3. Let's Go -- The Feelies -- Good Earth
    4. Judgement -- Rev. Sister Mary Nelson -- Anthology of American Folk Music
    5. High And Dry -- Radiohead -- The Bends
    6. Medication -- Son Volt -- Okemah And The Melody Of Riot
    7. Amelia Earhart vs. the Dancing Bear -- The Handsome Family -- Live at Schuba's Tavern
    8. This Guitar Says Sorry -- Billy Bragg -- Back to Basics
    9. Anthrax -- Gang Of Four -- Entertainment!
    10. Until The End Of The World -- U2 -- Achtung Baby

    B1. Tractor Rape Chain -- Guided By Voices -- Live At The Wheelchair Races
    B2. Niagra -- The Wedding Present -- Seamonsters

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