Friday, December 09, 2005

Music: Friday Random Ten

1. "One Thing" - INXS
2. "Cure For Pain (live)" - Morphine
3. "How Soon Is Now" - Everclear
4. "Flagpole Sitta" - Harvey Danger
5. "Like Dreamers Do" - Radiators
6. "TBD'" - Live
7. "Whip It" - Devo
8. "Lead a Normal Life" - Peter Gabriel
9. "Psalm for the Elks Lodge Last Call" - The Weakerthans
10. "Couldn't Stand the Weather" - SRV

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1 comment:

Mr Furious said...

1. "One Thing" - INXS Old school. This was the terrible video where they are all sitting around eating a bunch of "vagina" fruit. It's not "Don't Change", but it's good. 7

2. "Cure For Pain (live)" - Morphine I think I mentioned how I first heard Morphine (played in a bar in DC). Well, when I got home this was one of the first tunes I got off the old Napster. 8

3. "How Soon Is Now" - Everclear An okay cover of a great, great song. The original is easily a 9, this version dials back to a 6. The Love Spit Love version is an 8.6

4. "Flagpole Sitta" - Harvey Danger One of the many interchangable one-hit band singles from the mid-nineties. It's fine. Another old Napster grab. 7

5. "Like Dreamers Do" - Radiators A band of semi old guys from N'awlins. If you ever heard them on the radio, it was probably this tune. Another band caught from my Deadhead roommate, while still avoiding the Dead infection. I guess the Little Feat, Rads, etc are sort of an inoculation for me. 7

6. "TBD" - Live From the MTV unplugged show. 8

7. "Whip It" - Devo Such a good song for being so completely ridiculous. I can't hear it with out thinking of the video. Bizarre. 9

8. "Lead a Normal Life" - Peter Gabriel An nice little xylophone-driven tune from the melted face album. Kind of strange to hear songs like this outside the album context. 7

9. "Psalm for the Elks Lodge Last Call" - The Weakerthans No wonder they are "weaker than," it's probably from hauling around sonbg titles like that. From a CMJ mix disc or something.8

10. "Couldn't Stand the Weather" - SRV Perhaps the best song of all time. Certainly in my Top 3. "These go to eleven..."11

7.8 average. A mixed bag, but Stevie finished it strong.