Saturday, May 12, 2018

Covers Project Vol. 16

I recently saw Low Cut C0nnie in a small club, and the band delivered one of those rare rock & roll baptisms that rekindle one's faith in the music. They were everything I love about rock & roll - tight, driving, melodic, and hilarious - but they brought the house down with three well-chosen cover songs: Prince's "Controversy," Tom Petty's "You Got Lucky," and David Bowie's "Diamond Dogs." It wasn't apparent to me until the 3rd song hit that they were paying tribute to a holy trinity of recently departed idols. The moment was simultaneously celebratory and heart-rending, emotionally complex in the way only the simplest gestures can be. I bring this up because, without consciously planning it, this mix does the same thing for the same trinity (along with a few other deeply-missed giants). I'm pretty sure that won't take away from the summery good time vibes of the mix - but it might give it a little emotional context.

Little Young Lady Stardust Hitching A Ride

1. The Regrettes Teenager in Love (Dion)
2. Devin The Passenger (Iggy Pop)
3. Timmy Sean Revolution (The Beatles)
4. Brady Harris Band Our Lips Are Sealed (The Go-Gos)
5. Low Cut C0nnie Controversy (Prince)
6. N0 Use For A Name Badfish (Sublime)
7. Vista B1ue Rhythm of the Rain (The Cascades)
8. CH3 Blue Skies (Willie Nelson)
9. Say Sue Me Dreaming (Blondie)
10. Lee R0cker Wild Child (Johnny O'Keefe)
11. The New York L00se Chatterbox (New York Dolls)
12. S1aughter & the Dogs Bang A Gong (T.Rex) 
13. Chewy Marb1e Metal Baby (Teenage Fanclub)
14. Materia1 Issue Blockbuster (The Sweet)
15. Tripwires 2-4-6-8 Motorway (Tom Robinson Band)
16. The Do11yrots American Girl (Tom Petty)
17. C0bra Verde Teenage Kicks (The Undertones)
18. The Reverend Shawn Am0s Jean Genie (David Bowie)
19. Vibro1ush Joker (Steve Miller Band)
20. Emper0r Penguin Maid in Heaven (Be Bop Deluxe)
21. The F0rty Nineteens Time Is On My Side (Rolling Stones)
22. Y0u Am I I'm So Tired (The Beatles)
23. Concrete B1onde Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)
24. Bruce Springsteen Just Like Fire Would (The Saints)
25. Dead R0ck West Bring It On Home To Me (Sam Cooke)