A randomized selection from my iTunes library for your amusement and or bemusement.
- Electric Prunes– I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night
Complete Reprise Singles
I have a well documented fondness for garage rock. I know absolutely zero about this band, other than they were from the San Fernando Valley area, and this song was on the Lenny Kaye Nuggets series. Even after a thousand listens, still love that electric bee humming opening sound.
- Cat Power– 3,6,9
songs that rhyme “nine” with “wine” are suspect, but this isn’t a bad tune.
- Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel– I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None O’ This Jellyroll
Willie & The Wheel
Western Swing tune. Needs more beer, and maybe some peanut shells on the floor…
- Anders Osborne & “Big Chief” Monk Boudreaux– Meet The Boyz On The Battlefront
Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens: The Big Ol’ Box Of New Orleans
I know this song from the Wild Tchoupitoulas – any other version will probably be lesser. Still has a good dance rhythm, just not as funky as the Wild Tchoupitoulas.
- Tom Tom Club– Downtown Rockers
From their new EP, which isn’t bad, as far as these things go. Needs some angular David Byrne lyrics to really be good, and that’s not going to happen anytime soon.
- Ron Sexsmith– This Is Where I Belong
This Is Where I Belong (Songs Of Ray Davies)
another song that is lesser compared to the original, in this case, by the Kinks, on Face to Face.
- Max Romeo– I Chase The Devil
War Ina Babylon
Not sure why Max Romeo wants to wear an iron shirt, seems heavy, no matter, this song is very catchy.
- Beau Jocque– Pop That Coochie
Roll Up The Rug Vol. 2
Uhh, slightly NSFW zydeco tune. Pop that coochie all night…
- PJ Harvey– we float
stories from the city, stories
closing track from this odd PJ Harvey album, incarnation of her as a New York sophisticate, or something. Not her typical brash style, more understated.
- Uncle Tupelo– New Madrid
Unfortunately, the final album from one of my favorite artists, Uncle Tupelo. Great song from a great album by a great band. Wilco is pretty good, but I’ll always have a special appreciation for Uncle Tupelo.
- Jimi Hendrix Experience– May This Be Love
Are You Experienced?
a favorite ballad from Hendrix’s debut album. Delicate guitar work makes this genius.
- Black Sabbath– Hole In The Sky
a guilty pleasure, I love this riff-heavy propulsive song with nonsense lyrics.
- James, Skip– I’m So Glad
The Rough Guide to Delta Blues
Skip James is like no other blues singer, of his era at least. Odd guitar tuning, and falsetto voice. This is a song that is much better than the Cream cover version.
- Foo Fighters– Rope
Let me go on record as saying I like the acoustic version of Foo Fighters better that played at the recent Apple iPhone 5 announcement. And parenthetically, would Kurt Cobain have consented to playing at such a corporate event? Even for a corporation with indie cred like Apple?