Music For Listeners 2007/04/07

1) The Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the CD 'Anthology'.
2) My Two Toms-"Overblown" From the double CD release 'Field Recordings' and 'Two'.
3) Maximo Park-"Our Velocity" From the brand new UK CD single for "Our Velocity".
4) Idlewild-"No Emotion" From the brand new UK CD 'Make Another World'.
5) Good Shoes-"Never Meant to Hurt You (Radio Version)" From the brand new UK CD single for "Never Meant To Hurt You".
6) The Rakes-"We Danced Together" From the brand new UK CD single for "We Danced Together".
7) Gruff Rhys-"Gyrru Gyrru Gyrru" From the CD 'Candylion'.
8) Dengue Fever-"Tap Water" From the CD 'Escape from Dragon House'.
9) The Lounges-"Armageddon Outta Here" From the CD 'We Are the Champ'.
10) The Primary 5-"Off Course" From the brand new UK CD 'Go'.
11) New Young Pony Club-"The Bomb" From the brand new UK CD single for 'The Bomb'.
12) LCD Soundsystem-"Watch the Tapes" From the CD 'Sound of Silver'.
13) Bill Callahan-"Diamond Dancer" From the brand new UK CD single for 'Diamond Dancer'.
14) Butcher Boy-"Girls Make Me Sick" From the brand new UK CD 'Profit In Your Poetry'.
15) Big Soy-"Beautiful (Video Version)" From their forthcoming CD E.P. Most likely this is the first time this amazing song was played on the radio!!!
16) The Acutes-"Set On You" From the brand new CD single for "Set On You".
17) Los Compesinos!-"We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives" From the brand new UK 7" single for "We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives"/"Don't Tell Me To Do the Math(s)".
18) Ash-"I Started A Fire" From the forthcoming CD single for 'I Started A Fire'.
19) The Pigeon Detectives-"Romantic Type" From the brand new UK CD single for "Romantic Type".
20) Celestial-"Brighton Girls" From the brand new CD 'Dream On'.
21) Jeremy Warmsley-"I Knew Her Face Was A Lie" From the CD 'The Art of Fiction'.
22) Nethers-"When the Eye Comes Down" From their forthcoming untitled CD.
23) Dios-"Hermit" From their home recorded CD 'Album E.P.'.
24) Bricolage-"Looting Takes the Waiting Out of Wanting" From the brand new 7" single for "Looting Takes the Waiting Out of Wanting".
25) Poster Children-"Dynamite Chair" From the CD 'Tool of the Man'.
26) Client-"Drive" From the brand new CD 'Heartland'.
27) The Human Knives-"She's Attracted To" From the limited UK 7" E.P. 'Voices of Buttons and Knobs'.
28) Tiger MC's-"The Drowning of Governess Alpha" From the brand new UK CD 'We Go Out'.
29) Palomar-"Bury Me Closer" From the CD 'All Things, Forests (IV)'.
30) Primal Scream-"Higher Than the Sun (Higher Than the Orb)" From the CD compilation 'Dirty Hits'.
31) "The Mid-Morning Recording" The Smiths-"Hatful of Hollow'
The Smiths were one of the first bands that really made me sit up and ask, "Why isn't this on the radio in America?...It's great music! It's silly, but catchy". I couldn't believe that they weren't popular in the U.S., and unfortunately, I quickly discovered that I found them the same week they broke up. This recording was only originally released in the U.K. and before its CD re-release, it was really hard to find in the U.S. This album captures their younger days, when they were so full of raw pep. It features some faster tempo BBC radio sessions as well as some of their early singles. Peppy or melancholy, it's full of a thick rawness that no one could have understood at the time. Now looking back, these raw versions of their early work has stood the test of time. Everybody that has ever considered The Smiths a "girly" band, has #1 - never looked deep enough into their music to hear the amazing melodies and rhythm tracks, and #2 - they have no sense of humor at all. I still can't listen to the Smiths and not crack a smile, if not gut laugh at least once. Morrissey is silly, and he wanted his lyrics to be that way. This one is going out to everyone in their late teens reading this. Find music that isn't being forced down your throat by the dreaded MTV and you too will find the gems in the rough. "You're the bee knees, but so am I". Orly picked this one as it is his favorite album by this classic Manchester band.

32) James-"Sayonara" From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.
33) Yo La Tengo-"Little Eyes" From the CD 'Summer Sun'.
34) Yo La Tengo-"The Race Is On" From the CD 'I'm Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass'.

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