Music For Listeners 01/03/2009
1) The Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the
2) Zeb Turner-"Travellin' Boogie" From the compilation
CD 'The Country Roots of Rock & Roll'.
3) Blur-"My Ark" From the UK CD single for "Chemical
4) My Bloody Valentine-"Only Shallow" From the CD 'Loveless'.
5) The Jesus and Mary Chain-"Subway" From the pretty
new CD box set 'The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides & Rarities'.
6) Primal Scream-"Diamonds, Furcoats, Champagne" From
the brand new limited 10" E.P. 'Primal Scream/Suicide'.
7) The Brute Chorus-"She Was Always Cool" From the brand
new CD single for "She Was Always Cool".
8) The View-"Shock Horror" From the brand new vinyl
7" single for "Shock Horror".
9) Violens-"Violent Sensation Descends" From the CD
single for "Violent Sensation Descends".
10) Dananananaykroyd-"Pink Sabbath" From the vinyl 7"
single for "Pink Sabbath".
11) The Rushes-"Make of Me" From the forthcoming CD
single for "Make of Me".
12) The Molotovs-" I Told you Before" From the vinyl
7" single for "Flowers".
13) Ida Maria-"Queen of the World" From the brand new
CD 'Queen of the World'.
14) Howling Bells-"The Spirited Ones" From the vinyl
7" single for "Into the Chaos".
15) King Khan and the Shrines-"Torture" From the CD
'The Supreme Genius of King Khan and the Shrines'.
16) The Temper Trap-"Sweet Disposition" From the limited
12" single for "Sweet Disposition".
17) Three Trapped Tigers-"02" From the CD E.P. 'Three
18) Comet Gain-"A Love Without Lies" From the vinyl
7" single for "A Love Without Lies".
19) Hot Chip featuring Robert Wyatt and Geese-"We're Looking For
A Lot of Love" From the brand new limited UK CD E.P. 'Hot
Chip with Robert Wyatt and Geese'.
20) Pacific-"Sunset Blvd" From the CD 'Reveries'.
21) Little Boots-"Stuck on Repeat" From the brand new
UK CD 'Arecibo E.P.'.
22) James Yuill-"No Pins Allowed" From the vinyl 7"
single for "No Pins Allowed".
23) The Prodigy-"Invaders Must Die" Brand new download
single from the forthcoming CD 'Invaders Must Die'.
24) The Manhattan Love Suicides-"Veronica" From the
vinyl 7" single for "Veronica".
25) Birdmonster-"I Might Have Guessed (Mean Version)"
Exclusive download from RCRD LBL website.
26) School of Seven Bells-"Half Asleep" From the CD
27) Tilly and The Wall-"Tall Tall Grass" From the CD
28) Young Fathers-"Straight Back On It" From the forthcoming
download single for "Straight Back On It".
29) Peter Broderick-"Roscoe (Midlake)" From the vinyl
7" single for "Roscoe" and "Games Again".
30) "The Mid-Morning Recording" Frank
Black-'Teenager of the Year'
Now this one is a 90's classic. I think I didn't
even hear this album until about two months after it came out. I was
still a little pissed off about my favorite band splitting apart, and
I was pretty disappointed with his first solo album all in all. So I
chose to let this stew for a while. Well, when I did finally get a copy
of tonight's "Mid-Morning Recording", I was surely not disappointed.
This album has some of the best songs Frank Black ever penned. A double
album just packed with some of his best hooks. Sadly, he really hasn't
made an album since that reaches this height, but he is Black Francis,
Frank Blank, maybe even Chuck to his friends; and even though he could
possibly do wrong, he never does. He has never put out anything that
wasn't worth the listen, and he really is one of the greatest tunes
men to ever walk the planet; on this album, he shines the brightest.
Also, with the title of the album, I figured this would be a good record
to bring out here at the beginning of the year, but also because this
album has been sitting in my "possible MMR" list for a little
while now. It's also perfect timing, as I had someone tell me at a New
Year's party the other night that they thought this album was better
than any album released by Pixies. As then and now, I have to disagree
with that personal opinion, but I do believe this is the best collection
of songs Mr. Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson the IV has put out since
'Trompe Le Monde'. Maybe somewhere he's listening to 'Surfin' Bird"
by the Trashmen...I think that is his all-time favorite song. I like
it too! Papa-ooo-maw-maw. "I got me so down I got me a headache.
My heart is crammed in my cranium and it still knows how to pound."
31) James-"Sayonara" From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.