Music For Listeners 2006/11/25
1) The Beastie Boys-Country Mikes Theme From the
2) Hank Williams-San Antonio Rose From the CD Complete
3) Mumm-Ra-Clocks Tick Louder At the Dead of Night From
the brand new UK CD single for Out of the Question.
4) Simple Kid-lil King Kong From the brand new CD
Simple Kid 2.
5) Of Montreal-Psychotic Feeling From the CD compilation
What To Do With Everything. Previously unreleased song.
6) Badly Drawn Boy-The Long Way Around From the brand new
CD Born In the U.K..
7) Klaxons-Atlantis to Interzone From the CD Xan Valleys
8) Battle-Wicked Owl From the brand new UK CD E.P. Back
9) The Oohlas-Tripped From the CD Best Stop Pop.
10) Jamie T-If Youve Got the Money From the brand
new UK CD single for If Youve Got the Money.
11) Buttercup-Youll Just Have to Wait From the CD
12) Hilary York-Out of Sight From the CD The Moon.
13) Big Soy-I Dont Mind From the CD Putting
the _____ in _____.
14) Snowbyrd-Ram From the brand new CD Snowbyrd.
15) Math and Physics Club-Holidays and Saturdays From the
CD Math and Physics Club.
16) Yellow Fever-Ratcatcher From the E.P. Yellow Fever.
17) Voxtrot-Sway From the CD single for Your Biggest
18) Yo La Tengo-Daphnia From the CD I Am Not Afraid
of You and I Will Beat Your Ass.
19) Explosions in the Sky-Have You Passed Through This Night
From the vinyl E.P. Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those
Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever.
20) Howling Bells-Low Happening From the CD Howling
21) Cold War Kids-Passing the Hat From the CD Robbers
22) The Decemberists-The Sporting Life From the CD Picaresque.
23) Built To Spill-Sidewalk From the CD Keep It Like
24) XTC-Jason and the Argonauts From the CD English
25) Mosquitos-Ele From the CD Mosquitos III.
26) Los Campesinos!-Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks From the
CD Hold On Now, Youngster EP.
27) Datarock-Sex Me Up From the CD Datarock Datarock.
28) The Spinto Band-Spy Vs. Spy From the CD Nice and
29) The Mid-Morning Recording Peter Gabriel Peter
Gabriel (3) (Melting Face)
I cannot believe Ive never played
a Peter Gabriel album as a Mid-Morning Recording. Its
almost shocking to me, as he is certainly one of the most amazing artists
of our lifetime. Visual, aural, and atmospheric. This album was the
first one I heard by Mr. Gabriel. My father bought it new on cassette
tape, and I would listen to it as a child. The cover always blew me
away and as a child, I would be a little afraid to look at it. As I
grew older I learned many things about this particular record. For instance,
the abovementioned cover was created with a Polaroid camera. Peters
melting face was designed with pencil erasers manipulating
the images as the pictures developed. The more they practiced, the better
the photographers were at the technique. They would smear the erasers
across the picture and developing fluid inside would shift, thus creating
a liquefied appearance. Hypnosis designed this cover, and it is freaky.
You can surf on over to www.stormthorgerson.com for a shot of the cover
inside the "work - non-moving - album covers" links. There
is more work by the great Storm Thorgerson and his old company Hypnosis
there. Also, another fact about the record is the repeating phrase in
the song Games Without Frontiers. It is not Shes
so funky, yeah, and its not a phrase with a certain four-letter
word. Its actually a 21-year-old Kate Bush singing background
vocals, and her words are French for Games Without Frontiers,
which happens to be Jeux Sans Fronteires. The amazing Steve
Lillywhite produced the record. He also worked on early albums by U2,
and XTC, amongst others. He is also the husband and producer to the
late great Kirsty Maccoll. Hugh Padgham engineered the record, and he
has worked with U2 and XTC as well. As mentioned, Kate Bush sings a
bit of backing vocals, Robert Fripp plays some guitar, Dave Gregory
(later of XTC), plays some guitar too. It even has Phil Collins and
Jerry Marotta as drummers, the great bassist Tony Levin, and guitarist
David Rhodes finishing out this amazing cast of musicians. This album
is one of many great albums by Peter Gabriel, but I believe it to be
my personal favorite. Mainly the list of talent on this record is the
biggest selling point for me, yet alone the amazing songs. Every song
is dark and a little dreary, but it doesnt matter, because every
song is atmospheric and passionate. Peter still makes great albums,
and to this day, his live shows are a great ticket. Hes a real
professional, a consummate musician and artist. Not bad for a record
released in 1980.
30) James-Sayonara From the CD Wah-Wah.