Sunday, October 17, 2010

Covers Project Vol. VI

22 explosive hits, most definitely - but original? Nu-uh. This is volume six of the covers project. A mix of great bands doing their versions of great songs. Or mostly great songs - there's a couple I'll admit to never being particularly fond of ("Sundown" and "Beat It", for example, miraculously rescued by Luke Doucet and Supergrass, respectively). The opening song presents the only curveball, as Hellsongs turns "School's Out" into fingerpopping lounge, but after that the mix settles fairly predictably into a punk and power pop hitfest. The pick for most surprising - to my ears, anyway - is the way Mia Zapata of the Gits soulfully digs in to "A Change Is Gonna Come" like she wrote it herself. Proves we only got to witness the tip of the iceberg when it came to her immense talent. Pick for the most fun? Everything else.

Kick Me Like You've Kicked Before

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1. Hellsongs School's Out (Alice Cooper)
2. Paul Collins The Letter (The Boxtops)
3. The Jim Jones Revue Get Back (The Beatles)
4. Crash Kelly Roxy Roller (Sweeney Todd)
5. The Hellacopters I'm Eighteen (Alice Cooper)
6. The Donnas Strutter (Kiss)
7. The Dahlmanns Holiday Road (Lindsay Buckingham)
8. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Fun, Fun, Fun (Beach Boys)
9. Cheap Trick When The Lights Are Out (Slade)
10. Goldspot Float On (Modest Mouse)
11. Electric Six The Rubberband Man (The Spinners)
12. Supergrass Beat It (Michael Jackson)
13. The Blondes Dyna-Mite (Mud)
14. Old 97's Rocks Off (Rolling Stones)
15. Luke Doucet Sundown (Gordon Lightfoot)
16. Ronnie Spector Something's Gonna Happen (Marshall Crenshaw)
17. The Posies Surrender (Cheap Trick)
18. Material Issue Cowboy Song (Thin Lizzy)
19. Kurt Baker I've Done Everything For You (Sammy Hagar, by way of Rick Springfield)
20. The Wildhearts Understanding Jane (The Icicle Works)
21. Perfect Crocodile Rock (Elton John)
22. The Gits A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Monger Vol. XXIV

monger v. to party, carouse, roister, or otherwise misbehave with little regard for personal longevity nor societal standards of decency

There is an entire series of monger mixes in a state of forgotten disrepair, and I'll occasionally attempt to reclaim them here. This particular one comes from July, 2008, the 24th in the series , and it's almost unrelenting in high energy aggression. There's a few change-ups (Stacie Collins and Pearlene add a slight country twang to the proceedings) but mostly it sticks squarely within the lines drawn by the holy trinity of Keith Richards, Johnny Thunders, and Johnny Ramone. Amen.

Y'All Wants A Taske?

1. Rocket From the Crypt Break It Up
2. Ginger Cars and Vaginas
3. Diamond Dogs Down in the Alley Again
4. Backyard Babies Heaven 2.9
5. The Paybacks Scotch Love
6. Trigger Unforced Peace
7. Jeff Dahl Burn Down The Trailer Park
8. Stacie Collins It Ain't Love
9. Sour Jazz I Like The City
10. Naked Prey Voodoo Godhead
11. Redd Kross One Chord Progression
12. The Doits Never Again
13. Nervous Eaters Shit For Brains
14. Flaming Sideburns Lost Generation
15. Tsar Superdeformed
16. Bash & Pop Loose Ends
17. Pearlene Hosanna!
18. Watts Freeway
19. Prima Donna Stray Doll
20. The Bellrays That's Not The Way It Should Be
21. Dramarama Last Cigarette
22. Graham Parker & the Rumour The Raid


E-Mongeration monger mix from Feb. '09

On The 3rd Day He Mongered Again mix from April /09