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

5 comments:

biopunk said...

Cool and congratulations on 50,000.

Now, about the egregious lack of Motörhead in the form of "1916"...

The Mopes "1850" instrumental.

And Pil or The Magnificent's odes to "1981"?

Roy Pearl said...

Nice ones, biopunk! The Mopes song is disqualified for not being in the 1900s ;) but Motorhead and the Magnificents should've made the cut.

I'll have to start compiling tracks for the 2000s.

Anonymous said...

What about Bum's "1983" (off the 'I Am Superwoman' collection)?

Roy Pearl said...

Dammit, I totally blanked on that Bum track!

PDX Chica said...

LOVE that Chris Difford track!