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Music For Listeners 09/11/2010

1) The Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme"  From the CD 'Anthology'.
2) Caitlin Rose-"Sinful Wishing Well"  From the brand new CD 'Own Side Now'.
3) The Cribs-"Housewife"  From the brand new vinyl 7" single for "Housewife".
4) Dinosaur Pile Up-"Mona Lisa"  From the brand new vinyl 7" single for "Mona Lisa".
5) Wild Nothing-"Golden Haze"  From the brand new forthcoming vinyl 7" EP 'Golden Haze'.
6) Ra Ra Riot-"Shadowcasting"  From the brand new CD 'The Orchard'.
7) The Raveonettes-"I Wanna Be Adored"  From the CD compilation '50 years of DR. Martins'.
8) The Ting Tings-"Hands"  From the bands brand new vinyl 7" single for "Hands".
9) Zulu Winter-"Back to Front (Demo)" A demo straight From the band.
10) A Classic Education-"Devilish Coast Sway"  From the forthcoming EP 'Hey Stranger'.
11) Still Corners-"Endless Summer"  From the brand new vinyl 7" compilation single for "Gruff Trade".
12) Dean and Britta-"It Don't Rain in Beverly Hills (Scott Hardkiss Mix)"  From the vinyl AA 7" single for "It Don't Rain in Beverly Hills"/"I'll Keep It Mine".
13) Yellow Fever-"If I Never Find My Way"  From the brand new CD EP 'Bermuda Triangle'.
14) The Vaselines-"Sex With An X"  From the brand new vinyl 7" single for "Sex With An X".
15) El Guncho-"FM Tan Sexy"  From the forthcoming CD 'Pop Negro'.
16) The Glitch Mob-"A Dream Within A Dream"  From the CD 'Drink The Sea'.
17) Casiokids-"En Ville Hest"  From the CD 'Topp Stemning På Lokal Bar'.
18) Best Coast-"Goodbye"  From the CD 'Crazy for You'.
19) Sex Bob-bomb-"We are Sex Bob-omb"  From the CD soundtrack for the motion picture "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World".
20) Standard Fare-"Edges & Corners"  From the CD 'The Noyelle Beat'.
21) Young Legionnaire-"Iron Dream"  From the vinyl AA side 7" single for "Colossus"/"Iron Dream".
22) Givers-"Up Up Up"  From the CD EP 'Givers'.
23) The Libertines-"Time for Heroes" From the CD 'Up the Bracket'.
24) Charlie Parr-"South of Austin, North of Lyle"  From the brand new CD 'When the Devil Goes Blind'.
25) My Two Tom's-"Tom-Tom the Lonely Pony"  From the brand new vinyl LP 'Who We Were and What We Meant By It'.
26) Bombay Bicycle Club-"Fairytale Lullaby"  From the brand new CD/DVD 'Flaws'.
27) Looking Glass-"Target"  From the brand new CD EP 'The First Real Target'.
28) Villagers-"Home"  From the CD 'Becoming A Jackal'.
29) Gorillaz-"Empire Ants"  From the CD 'Plastic Beach'.
30) Laurie Anderson-"The Geographic North Pole"  From the CD 'The Ugly One With the Jewels'.
"The Mid-Morning Recording"                The Boo Radleys-'Kingsize'

The first full length album released by the famed Stax/Volt Record Company. It is introduced with quite possibly my favorite single ever recorded. The song "Green Onions" is one of those pieces that is just instantly recognizable; a true classic in every sense of the word. Possibly the greatest three minutes of music I've ever heard. (Of course, long time listeners know that is saying a lot.) For all the R&B and soul albums to come after it, this one broke the headway in a major way. This album influenced many of the generations to come, and certainly changed the sound of Memphis from the first organ grind. I will have to admit that the first time I heard the song was when The Blues Brothers covered it for their somewhat lackluster second live album. I was amazed at how dated the song was even at that time, because it sure sounded fresh in 1980. It also helped out that two of the MG's were featured in the Blues Brothers backing band later on. So I will have to thank Jake and Elwood Blues for getting me into that soul train originally. To note, the song "Green Onions" wasn't even a big hit in the UK until the film "Quadrophenia" was released and changed that. The song shot to #1 in 1979. The song only made it to #3 in the U.S. charts in 1962. Certainly one can say that timeless music never dies. Maybe this song should be given even more props for its sheer simplistic beauty. "(insert one of the most recognizable grooves ever recorded here)"
Michael - MFL

32) James-"Sayonara"  From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.

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