Cold, cold morning. Sidewalks and some roads still icy.
So, this month the Feel Bad for You folks who put out awesome mixtape compilations every month had a theme of short songs. So, expect a bunch of short songs to filter their way through my shuffles in the next few weeks or so. Oddly, no Minutemen songs made their list, but relax, I have some Minutemen already cued up… this track is actually a snippet of The One after 909 with some chatter from the Rooftop concert.
“Selfish Lover” by Gary Floater
Another from the short songs compilation. This one from legendary country outsider Gary Floater off of a new release called Who Cares.
“Jimmy Jazz” by The Clash
The love affair between the shuffle function and The Clash continues with the lounge-sounding song from London Calling.
“11 O’clock Friday Night” by Hamilton Leithauser
The second song we’ve had from Black Hours the 2014 album by Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen.
“Yesterday’s Cakes” by Cropdusters
Raucous UK band from their 1989 album, If the Sober Go to Heaven…. I really dig this song – for reference only – think of The Pogues at a hoedown.
“Respirator” by Dead and Lovely
Another track from John and Jayda of Nashville by way of Pennsylvania from their EP Heavy which is awesome. Really sorry I missed them last month at the Building, but I hope to catch up with them soon.
“Sweet Guy” by Paul Kelly Feat. Vika Bull
This song is originally from the 1989 album So Much Water So Close to Home by Paul Kelly and the Messengers. This version sung by Vika Bull is from Kelly’s latest album The Merri Soul Sessions. I really dig this song.
“An Accident” by The Transcendents
Paul Kelly is from Australia, and while we are down under (as somebody says), let’s move over to New Zealand for another cool song from the eponymously titled album by The Transcendents. The thing I love about writing this blog is being able to discover incredible music from all over the world and then to be able to write about it and hopefully turn someone else on to it.
“Put the Bone In” by Soul Asylum
After all this time, I just realized or found out that this song from Soul Asylum’s Hang Time is a cover of the b-side of Terry Jacks hit song “Season in the Sun”. Coincidently (or not depending upon your view of coincidence), at the end of this recording, Soul Asylum quotes The Beatles’ famous line from the Rooftop Concert, “…I hope we passed the audition”.
“Riot Act” by Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Another great song from Elvis’ Get Happy album!!
“Last Time Around” by Jason and the Scorchers
“You’re the final survivor is my heart’s ghost town.” The lead track from the album Lost and Found. Still one of the best rock and roll bands around!
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