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4 Aug 2010, 04:50 by UhwelluhA three hour special on Paisley Underground affiliated bands.
8/1/10 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm AZ time
1-Last Chance for You – 15 Minutes
2-The Days of Wine & Roses live - Dream Syndicate
3-Too Little, Too Late - Dream Syndicate
4-That’s What You Always Say live - Dream Syndicate
5-Down to the Bone - Danny & Dusty
6-Grimly Forming - Salvation Army
7-I Go Wild - Three O’clock
8-When Lightning Starts - Three O’Clock
9-The Girl With the Guitar (Says Oh Yeah) – Three O’Clock
10-The Real World – The Bangs
11-Hero Takes A Fall – Bangles
12-Dover Beach – Bangles
13-I Look Around – Rain Parade
14-No Easy Way Down – Rain Parade
15-This Can’t Be Today live – Rain Parade
16-She’s A Diamond – Opal
17-Soul Giver – Opal
18-Black Night – Green on Red
19-Snake Bit – Green On Red
20-Sixteen Ways – Green On Red
21-And She Rides – Long Ryders
22-Too Close To the Light – Long Ryders
23-The Light Gets In the Way – Long Ryders
24-And Then the Rain – True West
19 May 2010, 17:25 by twillwaveThese are my very favorite bands.
New Bad Things
Girls At Our Best!
Nothing Painted Blue
Gene Defcon/ The Prima Donnas/ The Old-Timerz
The Yummy Fur
I also like every other band, just not as much as these ones.
14 Apr 2009, 21:10 by rockrobster23I worry. Are these lists getting predictable? And is that necessarily a bad thing? Wouldn't it be bizarre to have ten completely new artists on each new list? That's not taste, that's just diversity for its own sake. Nonetheless, I'm running out of things to say about the Ramones.
The fact that this project is not a snapshot but a trajectory might just save it; I am counting on having new things to talk about as I proceed. But yeah--this thing is still impossible to imagine finishing. I'm only going to do it as long as it's fun--otherwise I'm Sergeant Major, marching up and down the square:
Counting the intro piece, this is the 19th of these silly little lists. Only 200-odd silly little lists left to go! At this glacial pace, that means I'll be finished sometime early in the 2020s, by which time music will be obsolete. Also, lists will be horribly unfashionable. Especially ranked lists…
27 Jan 2009, 21:41 by rockrobster23Usually as I'm listening to music I am making a playlist as I go, and since I'm an old DJ, segues and transitions are important to me. I know no one else is listening; it's the only thing that keeps me from apologizing when I make an unintentionally jarring segue. But I'm listening, and it's important to me.
In some ways it's a private game: I get extra satisfaction for what seem to be difficult jumps, such as moving from Hank Williams to Husker Du in just a few songs. It's practice for mix tapes I'll never make, and a self-directed independent study seminar on musical genres and how they complement and comment on one another.
Oh, yeah, I am a total geek. To the bone. I'm not as angry as this guy, and I find his concern for rigid classification bizarre, but he's kind of a spiritual uncle:
In playing this playlist game, one of the hardest subgenres to get out of is power pop, because it doesn't have many exit points, places where it suggests intersections with other kinds of music. …
4 Dec 2008, 20:25 by rockrobster23Apologies in advance, I'm tossing this one off. No sparkly little essay at the top, and I haven't fussed over the song comments much. Some weeks are going to be like this, if I plan on finishing this project, which I estimate will encompass 250-300 entries and take about 6 years. When I think about it in those terms, it's hard not to conclude that I will never finish. That's why I try not to think about it that way; it's too daunting. Instead, I'm taking it one at a time: I can't imagine doing 300 of these things, but I can imagine doing the next one.
Plus, I'm going to a show tonight (Deerhunter!), and I hope to get a review up afterwards, or maybe tomorrow night, and if I wait to polish this thing, it'll never get born.
Surprisingly, this turned out to be kind of a mediocre group of songs to choose from, compared to the other times I've written about so far. Outside of the songs that made the list, most of my favorites at this length are fun but insubstantial, or substantial but not much fun. …
30 Jun 2008, 05:46 by UhwelluhMidyear gift for a friend.
1 Hello Music (Kramer)
2 Selfish Again (Game Theory)
3 Gila (Beach House)
4 Jazz et Jazz (Andre Hodeir)
5 Time Has Been Going By So Fast (Jonathan Richman)
6 Yonki Time (Tom Verlaine)
7 Le Crique (Peter, Bjorn & John)
8 Cross Cut Saw (John Hammond)
9 Party Barge (Silver Jews)
10 Violin Strobe (Henry Flynt)
11 One Day at a Time (The Flatlanders)
12 Rube Goldberg (Babe the Blue Ox)
13 Straight, No Chaser (Oliver Nelson)
14 Tuesday’s Gone (The Crust Brothers)
15 Flying Saucer Over Mongolia (Dogbowl)
16 The Dreg (Fleshtones)
17 Paperback Suicide (Evangelicals)
18 Fri/end (Thurston Moore)
19 Winter is Coming (Monster Movie)
15 May 2008, 04:06 by The_PropaniacsThe Slits- Adventures Close to Home
Velocity Girl - Marzipan
Bunnygrunt- Truly Vermont
Marbles- She's In Movies
The Moles- With Body Wifes Seven Days
Lemonheads- Bit Part
Status Cymbal- Jody
Sneaky Feelings- Trouble with Kay
Always- Love and Death in Metroland
Salem 66- Sleep on Flowers
Sarge- Dear Josie, Love Robyn
Clothilde- Qualcosa Che Non Va
The Castells- Save A Chance
Prefab Sprout- Cruel
The Spinanes- Noel, Jonah, and Me
Game Theory- Crash into June
The Moles- Rebecca
Bunnygrunt- Jenny Any Dots
Tree Fort Angst- Trampoline
Sneaky Feelings- Ready or Not
The Go-Betweens- Little Joe
The Carousel- Cerise
Young Marble Giants- Colossal Youth
Throwing Muses- Fish
4 Feb 2008, 17:07 by cruz992Here is my Top 25 List of All-Time Favorite Power Pop Albums. I worked on this list for submittal to a poll on the (soon to be defunct) Audities mailing list, a poll which was inspired by the newish book by John Borack "Shake Some Action: The Ultimate Power Pop Guide".
It changed quite a bit from my first draft, from basically a list of my current faves, to a list more far-reaching in scope, as seen from the view of my many years as a power pop fan. This shift has homogenized the list quite a bit, to mostly feature mostly the well-known power pop Gods.
Despite my previous point, there are no Beatles albums to be found on the list, simply because I consider them bigger than power pop.
Three more albums that I loved, The Orgone Box' self titled debut, The Grip Weeds "House of Vibes" and Chris Bell's "I Am the Cosmos", didn't make the cut with me (though they made Borack's list) because I personally don't consider them power pop. …
22 May 2007, 02:49 by cruz992All-Time Faves Lists
Here is my all-time faves list as of today. As time goes on, I will adjust according to taste...
Fave Musical Artists:
2.The Three O'Clock
5.Guided by Voices
6.Big Star/Chris Bell
13.The Field Mice
15.West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
17.Game Theory/The Loud Family
18.Belle and Sebastian
1.The Someloves-Something Or Other
2.The Three O'Clock-16 Tambourines
3.Sam Phillips-The Indescribable Wow
4.Any Trouble-Where Are All the Nice Girls?
5.R.E.M.-Fables of the Reconstruction
7.Dancing Hoods-12 Jealous Roses
8.Miracle Legion-The Backyard E.P.
9.The Sundays-Reading, Writing, Arithmetic
10.Nanci Griffith-One Fair Summer Evening
11.The Fairways-Is Everything Alright?
12.Oranger-The Quiet Vibration Land