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Side One Track One

26 Jun

“We’re messing around at work, the three of us, getting ready to go home and rubbishing each other’s five best side one track ones of all time (mine: ‘Janine Jones’, the Clash, from The Clash; ‘Thunder Road’, Bruce Springsteen, from Born to Run; ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, Nirvana, from Nevermind; ’Let’s Get It On’, Marvin Gaye, from Let’s Get It On; Return of the Grievous Angel’, Graham Parsons, from Grievous Angel. Barry: Couldn’t you make it any more obvious than that? What about the Beatles? What about the Rolling Stones? What about the fucking…fucking…Beethoven? Track one side one of the Fifth Symphony? You shouldn’t be allowed to run a record shop.’”

from Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity

Stop – Jane’s Addiction – Ritual De Lo Habitual

Yeah Yeah Yeah Song – The Flaming Lips – At War With The Mystics

Stereo – Pavement – Brighten The Corners

Sunday – David Bowie – Heathen

REM – Radio Free Europe – Murmur

TV On The Radio – The Wrong Way – Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes

Charles Mingus – Better Git Hit In Your Soul – Mingus Ah Um

Talking Heads – Thank You For Sending Me An Angel – More Songs About Buildings And Food

Old 97s – Time Bomb – Too Far To Care

Belle And Sebastian – The Stars of Track and Field – If You’re Feeling Sinister


I Wish I Was in New Orleans

26 Apr

Photo by Derek Bridges used under Creative Commons License

Handa Wanda – Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indian Band

Check Your Bucket – Eddie Bo

Hey Pocky Way – The Meters

Blow Wind Blow – Dr. John

Just a Closer Walk With Thee – George Lewis

Boogie Woogie – Professor Longhair

I Shall Not Be Moved – Dirty Dozen Brass Band

On The Sunny Side of The Street – James Booker

Singin’ The Blues – Allen Toussaint

I Wish I Was In New Orleans – Tom Waits