Thursday, January 27, 2011

Married to the Mob and Something Wild Soundtracks

So, tonight I decided to post some out of print 80s soundtracks from Jonathan Demme films - Something Wild and Married to the Mob. The former is the better movie, but I think the latter has a slightly better soundtrack (if perhaps only by virtue of its inclusion of Brian Eno's version of You Don't Miss Your Water.) Also, since I burned Married to the Mob from my vinyl version, there may be a few pops and crackles.

Loco De Amor (Crazy For Love) David Byrne & Celia Cruz
Ever Fallen In Love Fine Young Cannibals
Zero, Zero Seven Charlie UB40
With Or Without You Steve Jones
High Life Sonny Okossum
Not My Slave Oingo Boingo
You Don't Have To Cry Jimmy Cliff
Man With A Gun Jerry Harrison
Temptation New Order
Wild Thing Sister Carol

Liar Liar Deborah Harry
Queen Of Voudou The Voodooist Corporation
Jump In The River Sinead O'Connor
Bizarre Love Triangle New Order
Suspicion Of Love Chris Isaak
Time Bums Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers
Devil Does Your Dog Bite? Tom Tom Club
Goodbye Horses Q Lazzarus
Too Far Gone The Feelies
You Don't Miss Your Water Brian Eno

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Vested in the Volebeats

I could write a lament about how criminally under-appreciated The Volebeats are, but since it's a bright, shiny new year, I think it's better to focus on their terrific songwriting, gorgeous melodies, and hypnotic mix of country twang and psychedelic 60s pop. (Plus, they have a dandy new self-titled cd.) So here's 16 super "should have been hits" from Detroit's finest. And for those of you new to The Volebeats and wanting more, I'd start with The Sky and the Ocean, Like Her, or their new one.

(Update Dec 2011: Due to a problem with the song I Had to Tell You, I re-upped the entire comp.)

I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More, Baby
Back In Your Heart
Feel The Same
This Girl
World's Looking Lonely
Hamtramck Mama
I Had To Tell You
Moon Beams
One I Love
It's Alright
Standing Next to You
Maggot Brain
Not Here Not Gone
What You've Been Saying
Empty Streets
Sky and the Ocean