Monday Morning Music Shuffle – The Aurora is Risin’ Behind Us Mix

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Well, this morning we are sending out love to all our friends along the Eastern Seaboard – as Hurricane Sandy moves ashore and is going to probably come head-on into a massive Canadian cold front.  Be safe everyone.

Reminder: We are moving into the last few days of voting for Band of the Month: Vote HERE or view our VOTING GUIDE and vote HERE!

Shuffle time:

In their all too brief existence, San Pedro, California band, Minutemen, developed an amazing sound that combined elements of folk, jazz and punk in a way that has not been duplicated before or since.  With Mike Watt on thunderbroom + speiling and sometimes singing, George Hurley on drums and the late, great D. Boon on guitar and lead vocals, the Minutemen wrote short, sharply focused songs of political outrage and profound and profane wisdom.  

The Minutemen were and are one of my all-time favorite bands, their album Double Nickels on the Dime remains one of my all-time favorite albums and Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing has a permanent home on my list of favorite songs.

Me, naked with textbook poems spout fountain against the Nazis,
With weird kinds of sex symbols in speeches that are big dance thumps.
If we heard mortar shells, we’d cuss more in our songs and cut down the guitar solos.

Fishbone – Party at Ground Zero from their 1985 classic debut EP. Yeah!
Party at ground zero
A “B” movie starring you
And the world will turn to flowing
Pink vapor stew
The very first single by The Jimi Hendrix Experience from the album Are You Experienced? was Hey Joe. The song was written in the early 60s probably by Billy Roberts who owns the copyright, and Hendrix made it is own with his landmark rendition.

Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that gun in your hand?