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Put a Little Starch in the Old Corvette: Jeff’s Fall 2018 Songpile

The usual riff-raff of riffery, raffishness, and a raft of…something or other: I give you, lovingly assembled with random precision but hopefully not wearing out its welcome…Put a Little Starch in the Old Corvette:

part 1:

  1. Lauren Balthrop “Don’t Ever Forget” (0:00)
  2. Jerry Paper “Your Cocoon” (3:32)
  3. The Caribbean “Vitamin Ship” (6:19)
  4. The Wrens “Three Types of Reading Ambiguity” (2015 demo) (10:02)
  5. Courtney Barnett “Pickles in a Jar” (18:31)
  6. The Paranoid Style “Absolute Cadavers” (21:14)
  7. The Joy Formidable “The Better Me” (25:44)
  8. Dead Man Ray “Woods” (29:26)
  9. Ulrika Spacek “I Don’t Know” (33:59)
  10. Polyphemus “The Strange High House of Mist” (38:35)
  11. Wussy “New American Standard” (44:30)
  12. Nik Freitas “Rita Starpattern” (49:06)
  13. King Who “Ice Cream” (52:15)

part 2:

  1. Robert Scott “Too Early” (0:00)
  2. The Wheel Workers “White Lies” (2:53)
  3. Astronauts, Etc. “Symbol Land” (6:22)
  4. White Noise “Love Without Sound” (9:26)
  5. Earl Slick with Robert Smith “Believe” (12:30)
  6. You Tell Me “Clarion Call” (16:06)
  7. Lana Del Rey “Mariners Apartment Complex” (20:05)
  8. Lost Cousins “City Escape” (24:07)
  9. Magic Potion “Shock Proof” (27:38)
  10. Belly “Shiny One” (30:44)
  11. Sam Phillips “Zero Zero Zero” live (36:04)
  12. Richard Shindell “Fishing” live (40:03)
  13. + (44:35)

 

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Questions Are a Burden to Others: Jeff’s 2018 Covers Songpile 1

My favorite cover songs that came my way during the first half of 2018, as usual segued blah-blah-blah.

Part 1:

  1. Plasticsoul “Biff Bang Pow” (The Creation cover—Therapy 2017) (0:00)
  2. Leopold and His Fiction “If You Gotta Go, Go Now” (Bob Dylan cover—Darling Destroyer 2017) (2:48)
  3. Low Cut Connie “Controversy (Prince cover—Dirty Pictures (Part 1) 2017) (5:32)
  4. Scrawl “Public Image” (Public Image Ltd. cover—Nature Film 2008) (8:25)
  5. The Districts “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (Joy Division cover—single, 2018) (11:19)
  6. Puddles Pity Party “I Want You to Want Me” (Cheap Trick cover—single, 2017) (14:42)
  7. Spoon “I Can’t Give Everything Away” (David Bowie cover—House of Strombo session, 2018) (17:49)
  8. Floating Opera “Debaser” (Pixies cover—Pop Song on the Elevator Down 2017) (21:28)
  9. Field Music “River Man” (Nick Drake cover—Green Leaves: Nick Drake Covered (Mojo) 2018) (24:22)
  10. The War on Drugs “Accidentally Like a Martyr” (Warren Zevon cover—Spotify single, 2017) (28:34)
  11. The Moore Brothers “Inverness” (Scott Miller/The Loud Family cover—unreleased 2018) (32:44)
  12. Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore “Get Together” (Jesse Colin Young/The Youngbloods cover—Downey to Lubbock 2018) (36:34)
  13. Buffalo Tom “The Only Living Boy in New York” (Simon & Garfunkel cover—Quiet and Peace 2018) (40:26)

Part 2:

  1. Wussy “Aliens in Our Midst” (Twinkeyz cover—“Damnably” single, 2018) (0:00)
  2. Ty Segall “Every 1’s a Winner” (Hot Chocolate cover—Freedom’s Goblin 2017) (4:00)
  3. The Wigs “Mony, Mony” (Tommy James & the Shondells cover—File Under: Pop Vocal 1981) (8:18)
  4. The Everly Brothers “Mr. Soul” (Neil Young/Buffalo Springfield cover—Nice Guys 1969) (10:56)
  5. Jack Ellister “Dear Prudence” (Beatles cover—The White EP compilation 2013) (13:52)
  6. Adam Ostrar “Cindy Tells Me” (Brian Eno cover—Brawls in the Briar 2017) (16:57)
  7. The Land Below “Song 2” (Blur cover—These Are Not Mine 2018) (19:28)
  8. Laura Veirs “Mountains of the Moon” (Grateful Dead cover—The Lookout 2018) (22:16)
  9. Henry Jamison “If You Could Read My Mind” (Gordon Lightfoot cover—If You Could Read My Mind 2017) (26:27)
  10. Franz Ferdinand “Shut Up Kiss Me” (Angel Olsen cover—Sirius XM live, 2018) (29:42)
  11. Angelique Kidjo “Born Under Punches” (Talking Heads cover—single, 2018) (32:58)
  12. Lionel Wendling “It Just Might Be a One-Shot Deal” (Frank Zappa cover—Steel World 2016) (36:47)
  13. (41:10)

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My Name Is Bill and I’m a Headcase (Jeff’s Summer 2018 Songpile)

Once again…a segued mix of my favorite tracks that have come my way during the last three months…  Curiously, a number of collaborations and one-offs…and yes, the most obvious candidate for this season’s mix concludes the playlist…because what could follow it, really?

Part 1:

  1. Lump “Curse of the Contemporary” Lump 2018 (Laura Marling, Mike Lindsay of Tunng) (0:00)
  2. Adrian Younge & Linear Labs “Silhouette Dreams” Adrian Younge Presents: Voices of Gemma 2018 (4:18)
  3. Sailor “A Glass of Champagne” Trouble 1975 (7:03)
  4. Pete & the Pirates “Jennifer” single 2009 (9:42)
  5. Neutral Knievel “Living a Crooked Line” single 2018 (12:54)
  6. Tokyo Police Club “New Blues” single 2018 (15:41)
  7. Jessica Lea Mayfield “Sorry Is Gone” Sorry Is Gone 2017 (19:55)
  8. Barbara Manning “Never Park” Lately I Keep Scissors 1989 (23:13)
  9. The Fall “Noel’s Chemical Effluence” recorded 1992; later on The Twenty-Seven Points and 2018 reissue of Code: Selfish (27:41)
  10. Family Curse “Julia Armant” single 2011 (34:01)
  11. The Wrens “Life Stories from the Union” sorry, not new! single 1995 (37:33)
  12. Underworld feat. Iggy Pop “Bells & Circles” single 2018 (41:55)

Part 2:

  1. Strange Attractor feat. Graham Lewis “Iron Horse” Anatomy of a Tear 2011 (0:00)
  2. Ozone Baby feat. Todd Fancey “Girl with Cassettes” single 2010 (5:46)
  3. Flasher “Pressure” Constant Image 2018 (8:35)
  4. TV Girl “7 Days ’til Sunday” Death of a Party Girl 2018 (11:48)
  5. Mitski “Geyser” Be the Cowboy 2018 (15:18)
  6. Active Bird Community “Spend the Night” single 2018 (17:39)
  7. Japanese Breakfast “In Heaven” Psychopomp 2016 (21:13)
  8. Trupa Trupa “To Me” Jolly New Songs 2017 (25:04)
  9. The Black Watch “Oh You Little Witch!” The Paper Boats EP 2018 (28:43)
  10. Jo Passed “Repair” Their Prime 2018 (32:36)
  11. Boy Azooga “Jerry” 1,2 Kung Fu 2018 (37:14)
  12. Gold Connections “Icarus” Icarus 2016 (40:47)
  13. Childish Gambino “This Is America” single 2018 (48:12)

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Om Shooby-Dooby (Spring 2018 Songpile)

And, once more, a passel of lovingly assembled song thingums, in this case representing things that caught my eardrums as their vibrations passed by.

Part 1

  1. Margaret Chavez “Strange Buoys” 0:00
  2. Spygenius “Get Over Yourself” 2:07
  3. Zizi Raimondi “Folly Dolly” 6:38
  4. Beach Fossils “Be Nothing” 10:13
  5. Sean Morales “Video Life” 15:09
  6. Father John Misty “Mr. Tillman” 18:33
  7. Courtney Barnett “Nameless, Faceless” 21:34
  8. Deadbeat Beat “You Lift Me Up” 24:47
  9. Mt. Wilson Repeater “To Touch the Golden Sceptre” 28:25
  10. UUUU “Boots with Wings” 31:52
  11. Partner “Everybody Knows” 36:04
  12. Terminal Mind “Zombieland” 39:00
  13. RVG “IBM” 42:51

Part 2

  1. Pugwash “Easier Said Than Done” 0:00
  2. The Association “Everything That Touches You” 3:08
  3. Plasticsoul “New Town, Different Day” 6:25
  4. Fake Laugh “Kind of Girl” 10:46
  5. Bell’s Roar “You Call Me Cold” 14:24
  6. Rose Elinor Dougall “Stellular” 18:15
  7. Jorge Elbrecht “Flesh to Ash” 22:01
  8. Gospelbeach “In the Desert” 26:46
  9. Japanese Breakfast “Road Head” 31:23
  10. Amy Rigby “From: philiproth@gmail To: rzimmerman@aol.com” 34:38
  11. The Green Pajamas “January Girl” 39:01
  12. Marika Hickman “Boyfriend” 43:03

+ 47:02

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JAZZ BOMB!

I decided to cover Negativland’s “Car Bomb” as if it were a faux-jazz number…you know, acoustic bass, bongos, that sort of thing.

So I did.

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Belgian Whistles: 2017 Top Albums Songpile

And without further ado (see previous post…): this time, I just posted the opening track of each album…except when it was an abstract/introductory item…

Part 1:

  1. The New Pornographers “Play Money” Whiteout Conditions 0:00
  2. The Bye Bye Blackbirds “Earl Grey Kisses” Take Out the Poison 4:34
  3. Filthy Friends “Despierta” Invitation 8:19
  4. Game Theory “All You Need Is White” Supercalifragile 12:33
  5. Wire “Playing Harp for the Fishes” Silver/Lead 16:25
  6. St. Vincent “Hang on Me” Masseduction 20:08
  7. Grizzly Bear “Wasted Acres” Painted Ruins 22:53
  8. The National “Nobody Else Will Be There” Sleep Well Beast 25:39
  9. Sparks “Missionary Position” Hippopotamus 30:00
  10. The Magnetic Fields “’66: Wonder Where I’m From” 50 Song Memoir 34:16
  11. Caroline Says “Winter Is Cold” 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong 36:57
  12. The Clientele “The Neighbour” Music for the Age of Miracles  39:36
  13. Robyn Hitchcock “I Want to Tell You About What I Want” Robyn Hitchcock 44:42
  14. The Black Watch “Whence” The Gospel According to John 48:23
  15. The Dream Syndicate “Filter Me Through You” How Did I Find Myself Here? 53:22

Part 2:

  1. Cotton Mather “The Cotton Mather Pledge” Wild Kingdom 0:00
  2. Guided by Voices “The Birthday Democrats” How Do You Spell Heaven? 3:03
  3. Omni “Afterlife” Multi-Task 5:32
  4. Monks of Doom “The Brontë Pin pt. 1” The Brontë Pin 7:18
  5. Brief Candles “A Way Around” Retreater 11:59
  6. Ted Leo “Moon Out of Phase” The Hanged Man 16:06
  7. Great Ytene “Mono Aware” Locus 20:23
  8. New Boss “Intro/Third Sister” Third Sister 24:01
  9. Spoon “Hot Thoughts” Hot Thoughts 27:28
  10. Washington Hebrew “Ima Try” Washington Hebrew 31:16
  11. Destroyer “Sky’s Grey” ken 34:48
  12. Robert Plant “The May Queen” Carry Fire 38:48
  13. Mark Eitzel “The Last Ten Years” Hey Mr. Ferryman 42:58
  14. Novella “Does the Island Know” Change of State 47:09
  15. Thurston Moore “Exalted” Rock n Roll Consciousness 51:02

+ 62:56

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Mahatma Blondie: Covers Songpile 2

…And here’s the second mix of covers for 2017—tracks that came my way during the second half of the year. These are, again, arranged into two fully-segued playlists. Without further ado…

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Part 1:

  1. Ramones “I Don’t Want to Grow Up” (Tom Waits cover) 0:00
  2. The Regrettes “Fox on the Run” (Sweet cover) 2:43
  3. The Mockers “God Only Knows” (Beach Boys cover) 5:57
  4. Michael Carpenter & Rob Smith “Look Through Any Window” (Hollies cover) 9:25
  5. Karla Kane “Mavis of Maybelline Towers” (Loud Family [with Anton Barbeau] cover) 12:43
  6. My Friend the Chocolate Cake “Buffalo Ballet” (John Cale cover) 15:54
  7. Joseph “Moonlight Mile” (Rolling Stones cover) 18:52
  8. Maria McKee “The Way Young Lovers Do” (Van Morrison cover) 22:44
  9. Bryan Ferry “What Goes On” (Velvet Underground cover) 26:08
  10. Hector Ward & the Big Time “Heart Full of Soul” (Yardbirds cover) 30:12
  11. V.V. Brown “This Charming Man” (Smiths cover) 33:54
  12. Bossie “Solsbury Hill” (Peter Gabriel cover) 36:51
  13. Lanterns on the Lake “Long, Long, Long” (Beatles/George Harrison cover) 40:13

Part 2:

  1. Dean Carter “Jailhouse Rock” (Elvis Presley cover) 0:00
  2. Great Ytene “This Is Not a Photograph” (Mission of Burma cover) 2:08
  3. Beach Slang “Like a Daydream” (Ride cover) 5:04
  4. KC Bowman “Moon Over Marin” (Dead Kennedys cover) 7:58
  5. Beach House “Play the Game” (Queen cover) 10:56
  6. The Moon Loungers “Enola Gay” (Orchestral Manœuvres in the Dark cover) 15:09
  7. The Pretenders “I’m Not in Love” (10cc cover) 18:38
  8. Two Chalfonts “Kings Highway” (Tom Petty cover) 22:25
  9. Calexico “Corona” (Minutemen cover) 25:24
  10. Robyn Hitchcock & Graham Coxon “Octopus” (Syd Barrett cover) 28:25
  11. Luna “Letter to Hermione” (David Bowie cover) 32:15
  12. Eddie Hazel “California Dreamin'” (Mamas & the Papas cover) 34:38

(Next up…top albums of 2017…)

 

 

 

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