Posts Tagged ‘XTC’

Another Week of My Favorites

December 2, 2009

I’ve got maybe two more regular shows left, including this one, and my Christmas show. Spend my last couple of Wednesday nights on KRUI 89.7 fm with me from 8 to 10 pm, you can also listen in online here.

1. Blondie, Blondie (1976), X Offender

I pulled this sweet image of Debbie Harry off of the Blog entitled “x” Another cool bit of info is that this photo was taken by Bob Gruen who’s exhibit at the MoMA I just got to experience. “x” does a really nice job describing the image, so I won’t go there, if you want to read about it check it out.
2. Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense (1984), Take Me To The River
3. Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures (1979), Disorder
4. Liz Phair, Whitechocolatespaceegg (1998), Polyester Bride
(I’m engaged, and I wouldn’t mind having a polyester dress.)
5. Lyres, 12 Classic 45s, I Want to Help You Ann
6. Mazzy Star, So Tonight That I Might See (1993), Fade Into You
(God I love this song, tell me its not beautiful?)
7. Mission of Burma, Vs. (1982), Trem Two
(Another definite favorite, it’s in my top 10 favorite songs for sure.)
8. New Order, Power Corruption and Lies (1983), Age of Consent

9. The Replacements, Let It Be (1984), Unsatisfied
10. Sonic Youth, Dirty (1992), Theresa’s Sound World

11. Superchunk, Incidental Music 1991-95, Night of Chill Blue
I might have to say this is my favorite Superchunk song.
12. Pixies, Doolittle (1989), Here Comes Your Man
This song just appeals to everyone, I bet even my parents would jam to it and they prefer to rock out to Elvis and Peter Paul and Mary.
13. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (1992), Chicken Walk
14. The Jesus and Mary Chain, Automatic (1989), Head On
(The Pixies do an awesome cover of this track)
15. Pavement, Terror Twilight (1999), Spit on a Stranger
You know what I heard? Pavement is going to be featured on GUITAR HERO! Yuck. Steve what are you doing? You know who else is going to be featured? Spoon. I don’t know why this shocks me and I can’t seem to figure out why it annoys me. If someone can articulate this better than me please do it. For now, I’m going to sit down and think about it.

16. XTC, English Settlement, Senses Working Overtime
17. INXS, The Best of INXS, Need You Tonight
The single came out around 1986.
18. The Psychedelic Furs, Talk Talk Talk (1981), Pretty in Pink

19. Tears for Fears, The Hurting (1983), Change
20. Billy Idol & Generation X, Billy Idol (1982), Dancing With Myself

21. The Swirlies, Cats of the Wild, Vol.2 (2003), Sleepytime
22. Polvo, Exploded Drawing (1996), Bridesmaid Blues
23. Enon, Believo, Cruel
24. The Jam, The Gift (1982), Town Called Malice
25. PJ Harvey, Uh Huh Her (2004), You Came Through
26. Slowdive, Souvlaki (1993), Souvlaki Space Station

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Horndog Fest…

April 23, 2009

Dude, the Dirtbombs. Who wouldn’t buy an album called Horndog Fest that contains songs entitled “I can’t stop thinking about it”.
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1. Air Formation’s All is fine
2. The Amps, Empty Glasses
3. The Dirtbombs, Horndog Fest, I can’t stop thinking about it
4. Wire, Chairs Missing, Sand in my joints
5. Husker Du, Warehouse songs and stories, No Reservations
6. Aveo, Bridge to the Northern Lights, Escape artist melody
7. The cure’s Close to me
8. Echo and the Bunnymen’s Do it Clean
I find Ian McCulloch’s hair strangely sexy in this video, especially with his button up black silk shirt.

9. Cocteau Twins, Head Over Heels, Multifoiled
10. Grant Lee Buffalo, Mighty Joe Moon, Lone Star Song
11. The Flaming Lips, Hear it is, With you
12. King Missile, Mystic Shit, Jesus was way cool (hysterical request, you’ve got to love these guys.)
13. XTC, Skylarking, Dear God

14. Enon, Believo, Get the Letter Out
15. Black Tambourine, Complete Recordings, Pam’s Tan
16. The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Tepid Peppermint Wonderland A Retrospective, Oh Lord
17. Minutemen’s The Anchor
18. The Cynics, Blue Train Session, I can’t get away from you
19. The Church’s Unguarded Moment

20. The Violent Femmes, American Music (request)
21. The Velvet Underground’s Beginning to see the Light (A call out for Mike)
22. Public Image Limited, Second Edition, Careering (Request)
23. Talking Heads, Speaking in Tongues, Girlfriend is better
24. Devo’s Girl U Want
25. The Replacements, Let it be, We’re Coming Out
26. Love and Rockets, Earth Sun Moon, No New Tale to Tell
Ok seriously, check out these sexy BEASTS!

27. The Barracudas, Frenchy Scissorhands, Inside Mind
28. Hoodoo gurus, mars needs guitars, like wow wipeout
29. New Order, Substance, Subculture (A request)
30. Jad Fair, Kill Rock Stars Compilation, Red Dress
31. The Tell-Tale Hearts, A matter of time, Crawling back to me
32. The Milkshakes, In Germany, Love Can Lose