Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Un-Herd Christmas 2010

Here is, in the words of the terminally unhinged Phil Spector, "A Christmas Gift For You." Of course, Phil baby was talking about a .44 Magnum and urinating on your bullet-ridden corpse while obscured under an eight pound afro wig, while I'm somewhat more peaceably referring to these 25 highly listenable and/or downright awesome songs that go along with last year's 25 Songs of Christmess mix. Your own predilections will dictate which gift you prefer, although for those on the fence let me just point out that the two mixes, when taken together, all but guarantee you at least two and a half pain-free hours during this most pain-filled of seasons. Then again, if pain be your thang you're gonna wanna stick with Phil. In the nonce, best of the season, glad tidings, happy holidays, etcetera etcetera.

Un-Herd Christmas 2010

1. The Mynabirds All I Want Is Truth (For Christmas)
2. Cartel Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
3. Eels Christmas Is Going To The Dogs
4. Leroy Santa Stole My Baby
5. Zombina & the Skeletones A Chainsaw For Christmas
6. Julian Casablancas I Wish It Was Christmas Today
7. The Ramones Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)
8. Rancid Xmas Eve (She Got Up And Left Me)
9. The Dualers Mus-Be Christmus
10. Hawaii Mud Bombers Santa's Wish
11. Best Coast w/ Wavves Got Something For You
12. Death Cab For Cutie Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
13. Little Jackie Mrs. Claus Ain't Got Nothin' On Me
14. Guster Tiny Tree Christmas
15. The BAcksliders That's How We Do Christmas
16. Little Isidore Party Hard
17. The Fleshtones Canadian Christmas
18. The Wellingtons I Guess It's Christmas
19. Material Issue Merry Christmas Will Do
20. The Long Blondes Christmas Is Cancelled
21. Rusty It's Christmas Time (And I'm Poor)
22. The Bellrays All I Want To Do Is Shag For Christmas
23. Nerf Herder I've Got A Boner For Christmas
24. The Chevelles O Come All Ye Faithful Surfer Girls
25. Bleu 12 Dayz

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Covers Project Vol. VII

Oh yes, it's the latest installment of cool covers. And, just so we're all on the same page, the cheesy pic to the left is totally lying. These aren't all hits from the '70s (although a surprising amount of them are) and, hell, a few of them would need extensive plastic surgery, a fake moustache, and an accompanying hypnotherapist before they'd ever run the danger of being mistaken as "hits" - but I'm not gonna concern myself with such strict definitions. There is one small sliver of truth-in-advertising, however: if you were so inclined, you really could sing along with these mofos. And if you haven't already downloaded the previous volumes, just click on the "covers" tag at the bottom of this post to have them all laid out neatly before your very eyes.

Are You Ready, Steve?

1. The Oohs Ballroom Blitz (The Sweet)
2. The Crunchies Charlie Don't Surf (The Clash)
3. Grinspoon When You Were Mine (Prince)
4. Izzy Stradlin Pressure Drop (Toots & the Maytals)
5. The Hi-Fives Tainted Love (Gloria Jones, by way of Soft Cell)
6. Wilmer X I Can't Make It On Time (The Ramones)
7. Dramarama I Wish I Was Your Mother (Mott the Hoople)
8. Philadelphia Grand Jury I Got You (Split Enz)
9. Frightened Rabbit (w/ Craig Finn) Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Elton John & Kiki Dee)
10. Reigning Sound Stormy Weather (Lena Horne)
11. Sahara Hotnights Rockaway Beach (The Ramones)
12. Diamond Dogs Pills (Bo Diddley by way of the New York Dolls)
13. Supersuckers Hey Ya (Outkast)
14. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists Suspect Device (Stiff Little Fingers)
15. Riverboat Gamblers Heaven Is Falling (Bad Religion)
16. The Hot Rats (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (to Party) (Beastie Boys)
17. The Gaslight Anthem Tumbling Dice (Rolling Stones)
18. The Rubinoos Cruisin' Music (The Raspberries)
19. The Blue Shadows What The Hell I Got (Pagliaro)
20. Guided By Voices Downed (Cheap Trick)
21. Thelonious Monster For My Lover (Tracy Chapman)
22. Charlie Chesterman I Hate Everything (Young Fresh Fellows)
23. Evan Foster The Girl Can't Dance (Link Wray)
24. The Smugglers Kings of the Party (Brownsville Station)