Music For Listeners 2007/02/03
1) The Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the CD 'Anthology'.
2) My Two Toms-"Goodbye Basement-A-Limbo" From the double
CD release 'Field Recordings' and 'Two'.
3) Bloc Party-"The Prayer (Album Version)" From the brand
new U.S. DJ 12" vinyl single. On the forthcoming album 'A Weekend
In the City'.
4) Art Brut-"Nag Nag Nag Nag" From the brand new UK CD E.P.
'Nag Nag Nag Nag'.
5) The View-"Don't Tell Me...." From the brand new CD 'Hats
Off to the Buskers'.
6) The Good, The Bad, and the Queen-"80's Life" From the brand
new CD 'The Good, The Bad, and the Queen'.
7) Klaxons-"Golden Skans" From the brand new CD single for
8) Tillmans-"Run" From the Swedish vinyl 7" E.P. 'Run'.
9) The World of Listen With Sarah-"Tempus Trumpus" From the
CD 'The World of Listen With Sarah E.P.'.
10) Glen Reynolds-"'M' is for Missing" From the forthcoming
CD 'In Between Days'.
11) Peel-"In the City" From the forthcoming CD 'Peel'.
12) The Paper Cranes-"Rabbit In A Snare" From the CD E.P.
'The Paper Cranes'.
13) The Presets-"Are You the One?" From the CD compilation
14) Ratatat-"Montanita" From the CD 'Classics'.
15) The Shins-"Turn On Me" From the brand new CD 'Wincing
the Night Away'.
16) The Lodger-"Simply Left Behind" From the UK CD compilation
'Future Love Songs'.
17) Ian Brown-"Deep Pile Dreams" From the UK CD 'Unfinished
18) Babyshambles-"Love You But You're Green" From the UK CD
'The Blinding E.P.'.
19) Happy Mondays-"Wrote For Luck (Radio Mix)" From the UK
vinyl 12" single for "Wrote for Luck".
20) Poster Children-"New Boyfriend" From the CD 'Junior Citizen'.
21) Pele Goal - From the 1970 World Cup Final From the CD compilation
'Musica de Futebol'.
22) Joao Nogueira-"Samba Rubro-Negro" From the CD compilation
'Musica de Futebol'.
23) Pants Yell!-"Bi-Coastal Serenade" From the CD 'Songs for
24) The Jesus and Mary Chain-"Cut Dead" From the CD 'Psycho
25) The Long Blondes-"Separated by Motorways" From the CD
'Someone To Drive You Home'.
26) Cause Co-Motion-"Which Way Is Up?" From the UK CD compilation
'Future Love Songs'.
27) DJ Shadow-"This Time (I'm Gonna Try It My Way)" From the
CD 'The Outsider'.
28) The White Stripes-"Death Letter (Live)" From the DVD 'Under
29) Dr. Dog-"Keep A Friend" From the forthcoming CD 'We All
30) Carlos Alberto Goal - From the 1970 World Cup Final From the CD
compilation 'Musica de Futebol'.
31) The Apples in Stereo-"Can You Feel It?" From the brand
new CD 'New Magnetic Wonder'.
32) Spiritualized-"Stay With Me" From the CD 'Ladies and Gentlemen
We Are Floating in Space'.
33) Belle and Sebastian-"The Stars of Track and Field" From
the CD 'If You're Feeling Sinister'.
34) Ben Folds-"In Between Days" From the CD 'Super Sunny Speed
35) The Flaming Lips-"The Sound of Failure" From the CD 'At
War With the Mystics'.
36) The Flaming Lips-"My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion" From the
CD 'At War With the Mystics'.
37) "The Mid-Morning Recording" The Police-'Outlandos d'Amour'
As a kid I had heard The Police, a lot; certainly
on early MTV. Sometime in my early teens, right as they released 'Synchronicity',
I heard this, their first album all the way through. I had only heard
the single Roxanne before, and this album is one of those that just
hit me from left field. All of their albums are full of a reggae/ska
influence, but this was just the first album that really made me sit
up and notice it. (I was really starting to get into reggae about this
time.) It's also one of those albums that shaped my early "alternative"
music listening. An album that forced me to believe that there is better
music than the stuff on MTV. Three consummate musicians, and this was
just the beginning for them. This album is fun, dark, silly, and really
just a superb example of what the world would eventually know as The
Police. This is my favorite album from them, and that is saying a lot
since all of their recordings are really top-notch. I could list every
song from this album as a favorite, but I'll only mention some. "So
Lonely", "Can't Stand Losing You", "Born In the
50's", "Next To You", are all Police classics and deserve
repeat listens. An another surprise is that I have never played an album
by them as a "Mid-Morning Recording"; this won't be their
last either. I'm glad they are getting together in 2007 for a world
tour. Maybe I'll be able to scratch this terrific band off my list.
Sting is a good musician, but The Police are one of the greatest rock
and roll bands ever. Another really good album, from another really
Michael - MFL
38) James-"Sayonara" From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.
39) Peel-"Oxford (Live at Emo's)" Exclusively recorded for
broadcast on Music For Listeners - Feb 2006.