Friday, April 27, 2012

50,000 Hits

Here's a mix to commemorate the 50,000 visits to this blog (the overwhelming majority of them unintentional, I'm sure). And, really, what other blog would throw together a mix as uselessly themed as this one?

As for "1969" and "1970", I figured most potential downloaders will be very familiar with the Stooges originals, so I went with worthy cover versions. Ditto the Clash's "1977".

I would've liked to have linked 22 or so years straight, but this is as close as I could get. Michael Monroe's "'78" was so tempting, but ultimately his choice to abbreviate the title disqualified it. Bowie's "1984", Giant Sand's "1972", Robyn Hitchcock's "1974" and Clem Snide's "1989" were all bumped for what I thought were superior songs. And if there's any others I missed I'd like to hear about 'em.

Another Year For You and Me

1. Anti-Flag 1915
2. Sugar Mountain 1964
3. The Meows 1966
4. The Auteurs 1967
5. The Hoodoo Gurus 1968
6. Joey Ramone 1969
7. Superdrag 1970
8. Josh Rouse 1972
9. Mental As Anything 1973
10. Ryan Adams 1974
11. Chris Difford 1975
12. The Baseball Project 1976
13. Electric Frankenstein 1977
14. Lucero 1979
15. Media Whores 1984
16. White Mystery 1985
17. Summer Camp 1988
18. The Rakes 1989
19. The Mortals 1992
20. Caves 1993
21. The Hellacopters 1995
22. The Wombats 1996
23. Rancid 1998

Friday, April 6, 2012

Faves of 2012 (Vol. 1)

Anyone who's ever followed this blog knows what to expect on these samplers. The planet has been scoured and sifted in a search for those few nuggets that fit comfortably in my wheelhouse, and that wheelhouse is all about the rock and the roll. Now, my definition of such is admittedly a bit chaotic - rock, power pop, reggae, glam, 60s girl groups, soul, rhythm 'n' blues, Americana, and punk all get squeezed into this same category - but ultimately it all boils down to that sacred truism: it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing. And if it makes you swing from the rafters, all the better.

Someday, There's Gonna Be A Revolution

1. One Like Son Start the Show
2. Yukon Blonde Radio
3. Lucero On My Way Downtown
4. Howler Told You Once
5. Crusaders of Love Dreaming
6. Free Energy Electric Fever
7. Spy Island The Punchline
8. The Connection I Think She Digs Me
9. The Afternoons Moving City
10. Foxy Shazam Wasted Feelings
11. Diamond Dogs Lay Me Down on Solid Ground
12. Chuck Prophet Temple Beautiful
13. Prima Donna Puta, Te Amo
14. The Honey Wilders Hey Hey
15. Throwback Suburbia Give and Take
16. Teenage Kicks I Get What You Give
17. Heartless Bastards Parted Ways
18. Alabama Shakes I Ain't The Same
19. The Undecided by Default Way Too Cool
20. Gentleman Jesse Word Gets Around
21. Nude Beach Walkin' Down My Street
22. Minky Starshine Cinematic Mojo
23. The Perms The Mess
24. Cowboy Junkies Fuck, I Hate The Cold