Music For Listeners 07/01/2017
1) Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the CD 'Anthology: The Sounds of Science'.
2) Memphis Jug Band-"Cocaine Habit Blues" From the compilation album 'The Best Of The Memphis Jug Band'.
3) Radiohead-"Man of War" From the brand new anniversary album 'OK Computer: OKNOTOK 1997-2017'.
4) Beach Fossils (feat. Rachel Goswell)-"Tangerine" From the brand new album 'Somersault'.
5) Hater-"Mental Haven" From the album 'You Tried'.
6) Sprinters-"Young As Me" From the album 'Sprinters'.
7) The Cribs-"Year of Hate" From the brand new digital single for "Year of Hate".
8) Bloody Beach-"You'll Be Fine, Sister" From the digital single for "You'll Be Fine, Sister".
9) Luxury Death-"Glue" From the EP 'Glue'.
10) Mermaidens-"Under The Mountain II" From the album 'Undergrowth'.
11) Ride-"Lateral Alice" From the brand new album 'Weather Diaries'.
12) Say Sue Me-"One Week" From the compilation album 'Say Sue Me'.
13) Can-"Halleluwah (Edit)" From the brand new compilation album 'The Singles'.
14) Small Reactions-"Sessions Street" From the forthcoming album 'RXN_002'.
15) Fickle Friends-"Glue" From the forthcoming EP 'Glue'.
16) Parcels-"Overnight" From the brand new digital single for "Overnight".
17) Black Grape-"Nine Lives" From the forthcoming album 'Pop Voodoo'.
18) William Bell-"I Forgot To Be Your Lover" From the brand new compilation album 'Stax Classics'.
19) Saint Etienne-"Underneath The Apple Tree" From the brand new album 'Home Counties'.
20) Songhoy Blues-"Bamako" From the brand new album 'Résistance'.
21) Thumpers-"Boundary Loves" From the brand new digital single for "Boundary Loves".
22) The Night Café-"Felicity" From the brand new digital single for "Felicity".
23) Grace Lightman-"Fangs" From the brand new digital single for "Fangs".
24) UNKLE (feat. Mark Lanegan & Eska)-"Looking for the Rain" From the forthcoming album 'The Road Part 1'.
25) Ultimate Painting-"Into the Darkness" From the digital single for "Into the Darkness".
26) Soccer Mommy-"Allison" From the forthcoming album 'Collection'.
27) The Good Graces-"Out There" From the forthcoming album 'Set Your Sights'.
28) Pink Floyd-"Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Live At Pompeii)" From the box set 'The Early Years 1965-1972'.
29) Roger Waters-"Bird In A Gale" From the brand new album 'Is This The Life We Really Want?'.
30) "The Mid-Morning Recording" Peter Gabriel-'So'
His most commercially successful album, but there is a reason for that. Every song on the album is quite strong. Say what you will about "Sledgehammer". When it was new, it was fresh, poppy, and had a groundbreaking music video to match. Most of this album has an accompanying video to match, and maybe that's why it took me so long to play it as a MMR. Many songs from "So" were played a lot on MTV at the time of release, and two or three of its singles have been played over the years rather a lot. However, much like back when it was released, I always drifted towards the album cuts that didn't get played as much. "Mercy Street" and "We Do What We're Told" in particular. These songs were much more atmospheric and looking back, these tracks are where Daniel Lanois' co-production really started to change the sound of popular music for me. (U2 and Bob Dylan would hire him soon after.) Some of the lesser known singles in America like "Don't Give Up" and "That Voice Again" are certainly some of my favorites in the Gabriel catalog. The former would extend my early glimpses into the wonderful world of Kate Bush. Of course "Red Rain" and "In Your Eyes" are "Big Time" hits, but again, there is a reason for that. They are well crafted songs. "So" isn't my personal favorite of Gabriel's albums, but it is certainly an incredibly strong one from beginning to end, including the huge single "Sledgehammer". "Dreaming of Mercy Street. Swear they moved that sign. Looking for mercy in your daddy's arms." - Michael MFL
31) James-"Sayonara" From the album 'Wah-Wah'.