Thursday, February 18, 2010

Don't Start Him Talking - The Songs of Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly and the Messengers' 1992 album Comedy is one of those classic under-appreciated gems - just about a perfect hour of music. While Kelly's records since then have been a little inconsistent, his body of work over the last 25 year is pretty impressive. He put out a greatest hits (Songs of the South) collection in 2008, but it's only available as an import in the United States so here's 30 of my favorite Paul Kelly songs.

Don't Start Me Talking
From St Kilda To Kings Cross
Before Too Long
Dumb Things
She's Rare
Shane Warne Song
Somebody's Forgetting Somebody (Somebody's Letting Somebody Down)
Khe Sanh
Little Kings
Let's Fall Again
The Foggy Fields Of France
Moon In The Bed
I Had Forgotten You
Big Heart

Last Train to Heaven
Your Little Sister (Is a Big Girl Now)
Special Treatment
Difficult Woman
Young Lovers
Little Decisions
Same Old Walk
Ball And Chain
You're So Fine
The Ballad Of Queenie & Rover
Yil Lull
Ghost Town


bob said...

great mix. thank you very much

Jack said...

Just wanted to say I love your blog. Thanks for the Kirsty MacColl mixes!

Ishkabibliophile said...

@ Bob and Jack:

Glad to hear you like the mixtapes!! I don't have that much in the way of Paul Kelly rarities, but he's got so many great songs..