Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Secret Life of Neko Case

I still remember getting Neko Case's very first album "The Virginian" back in 1997 and being completely wowed. She hasn't disappointed since (though if I REALLY wanted to nitpick, I'd say her last album isn't quite as strong as its predecessors) and her live shows are always great. Plus, she finds time to sing (and sometimes tour) with The New Pornographers and has also appeared on numerous collections and other people's albums. So in that spirit, I give you The Secret Life of Neko - 32 songs you won't find on her formal releases. I didn't include stuff where's she only singing background, though there's a couple of tracks where she only takes 1-2 verses. Special thanks in this pursuit go to the ultra comprehensive discography at
Lastly, I should mention that information on the original album the songs came can be found in the comments section for each mp3.

If I'm Gonna Sink, I Might As Well Go to the Bottom
The Laws Have Changed
Jason Fleming
Rolling Stone
Long Black Veil
East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)
Stay A Little Longer
These Are The Fables
Star Bodies
Mean Mean Man
Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
She's Leaving Town
Still Around
Getting It Made
Yon Ferrets Return

The Secret Life of Neko - Side B

Buckets of Rain
Your Control
All For Swinging You Around
How Does That Grab You, Darlin'?
The World Is Waiting For A Sunrise
River Of No Return
My '63
Howling at Midnight
Rated X
Taught to Look Away
Behind The House
The Bones Of An Idol
Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting Neko - I am a huge fan also.

Side A is missing tack 1 & side B is missing track 2. If possible could you put these tracks in a single zip so I don't have to download the two sides again.

Many thanks for your blog.


Anonymous said...

I posted too quickly - there are actually several songs missing from each side. There are only 12 songs on side A and 13 on side B - only 25 songs not the 32 listed.

Regards Michael

MikeP said...

This is fantastic, thank you - you deserve a medal! Track 1 on side 1 seems to have disappeared?

Catfish Vegas said...

I love the post (and I've been waiting for it since I came across your blog on the last Neko Case post), but the zip file is missing some songs.
From the first disc:
-If I'm Gonna Sink, I Might As Well Go to the Bottom
-Rolling Stone
-Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
-Yon Ferrets Return
From the second disc:
-Buckets of Rain
-Rated X
-Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this nice surprise, but one question though. I tried to download, but it seems some tracks are missing (1, 4, 11, 16 from side A and 2, 11, 16 from side B). And where can I find the comment section?

Anyway, thanks from Vienna,

simon2307 said...

Looking forward to listening to this one, thanks for putting it together

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this, gotta confess I'm a little in love with Ms Case.

Ishkabibliophile said...

Sorry about the missing songs. I'm fixing the problem right now.

recopetin said...

Thank you so much brother.
VIVA NEKO! from Spain