Friday, October 14, 2005

Music: Friday Random Ten

1. "Airport Song" - Guster
2. "Take It So Hard" - Keith Richards
3. "Feats Don't Fail Me Now [live]" - Little Feat
4. "Rocket Queen" - Guns & Roses
5. "Crush With Eyeliner" - REM
6. "The World I Know'" - Collective Soul
7. "Whip it Up" - Keith Richards
8. "You're the Beautiful One" - Posies
9. "La Do Da [live]" - Journey
10. "All That You Dream [live]" - Little Feat

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Mr Furious said...

1. "Airport Song" - Guster From an old CMJ disc. I uploaded a whole stack of those a couple weeks back. Really paying dividends. 8

2. "Take It So Hard" - Keith Richards Ah, a great Stones album from a time when the Stones were long past good albums. So good I had to repeat it so I could hear it again on the headphones after I got out of the car. 8

3. "Feats Don't Fail Me Now [live]" - Little Feat Any tune fom the greatest live album of all time starts with a seven. 8

4. "Rocket Queen" - Guns & Roses Great song off of an epic album. God, these guys were kings of the world and where are they now? Good. I can't think of a bigger bunch of assholes deserved to lose it all faster. Axl Rose still owes me $80 for cancelling a show. 9

5. "Crush With Eyeliner" - REM I laughed last week when someone mentioned that there's a reason why $5 bins are thick with copies of "Monster." I remember grabbing this disc out of one of those bins, thinking, "There are a bunch of good songs on here!" Counting this among them. NONE of these songs are really that good after all. 5

6. "The World I Know'" - Collective Soul Standard radio fare. If Kansas formed in the 90s they would have been these guys. 5

7. "Whip it Up" - Keith Richards Okay, these KR songs have been on the iPod for months and I don't think I've ever heard one til today, and now two? The best thing about this album (and it's most evident on this track) is that the production is totally raw and natural. You know these guys were all just jamming in one big smoke-filled room. Every rip on KR's guitar is picked up in the snares of the snare drum. Awesome. 9

8. "You're the Beautiful One" - Posies On any given day, this could be my favorite band. 9

9. "La Do Da [live]" - Journey Come on, it's mostly drum solo..."The one, the only, Steve "Machine Gun" Smith!!" 9

10. "All That You Dream [live]" - Little Feat Obviously my iPod thinks it's "Two-fer Tuesday." [Once I finished putting down these ten songs, it promptly reeled off another Journey "Captured" tune and two Foo Fighters. There really are 900 songs on this thing...] This tracks also an 8

The list suffers somewhat in variety, but makes up for it in quality. 7.8 average.