Thursday, March 31, 2011

I'm Living in the 80's! (Again)

Something about dreary March weather brings out my fondness for 80s post-punk. Discs one and two are still available here and now here's disc three.

The Killing Moon Echo And The Bunnymen
Transmission Joy Division
The Hanging Garden The Cure
Madam Butterfly Malcolm McLaren
La Femme Accident Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Love Letters Alison Moyet
Pink Frost The Chills
I'm Not Losing Sleep Julian Cope
My Perfect Cousin The Undertones
I Can't Hold On Squeeze
Big Sister's Clothes Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Otis Duritti Column
Street Hassle Simple Minds
Hong Kong Garden Siouxsie & The Banshees
Ultraviolence New Order
Haunted When The Minutes Drag Love & Rockets
She Doesn't Exist Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians
How Soon Is Now The Smiths

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fine and Malo

Listening to Music for All Occasions and What a Crying Shame recently, I really think The Mavericks were one of the few bands to straddle the mainstream country and alternative country worlds successfully. Raul Malo's solo career has been a little inconsistent, but I'd rank his 2010 release Sinners and Saints right up there with the best of his Mavericks stuff. Anyway, I tried to include a song from each of his Mavericks and solo releases along with a bunch of obscurities.

Matter Much To You Raul Malo
Are You Lonesome Tonight The Mavericks
Call Me The Breeze The Mavericks
Malo Bailare (El Merecumbe) Raul Malo
Here Comes My Baby The Mavericks
San Jose The Mavericks
Blue Moon The Mavericks
True Love Ways The Mavericks
World Without Love The Mavericks
Excuse Me (I Think I've Got A Heartache) The Mavericks
Love Me The Mavericks
Siboney Los Super Seven
All That Heaven Will Allow The Mavericks
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go Raul Malo
Keep Moving On The Mavericks
Black Is Black Raul Malo (w/Los Straitjackets)
Haunting Me Raul Malo
Dolores The Mavericks
My Secret Flame The Mavericks
Since When Raul Malo

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Since Jac Holzman is being inducted in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame on Monday, I thought it would be apropos to post the out of print 1990 Rubaiyat collection from Holzman's Elektra label. The set features Elektra artists at the time covering Elektra artists from (mostly) the 60s and 70s. While it's not a perfect collection, the choice cuts, interesting oddities and guilty pleasures outweigh the dross (I'll let the listeners decide which is which. :) It's a two disc collection, but just one (large) download.

Late update: has Rubaiyat: The Originals which is the versions by the original Elektra artists. Nice!

Even later update: I've uploaded Rubaiyat: The Originals, but I think it might be it missing
a couple of tracks because it's such a big file.

Hello I Love You The Cure
House Of The Rising Sun Tracy Chapman
Seven & Seven Is Billy Bragg
I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing Jevetta Steele
Hotel California Gipsy Kings
Werewolves Of London The Black Velvet Band
Motorcycle Mama Sugarcubes
One Meatball Shinehead
Bottle Of Wine The Havalinas
Born In Chicago Pixies
You're So Vain Faster Pussycat
Marquee Moon Kronos Quartet
Get Ourselves Together Phoebe Snow
Tokoloshe Man Happy Mondays
Let's Go Ernie Isley
Going Down Lynch Mob
A Little Bit Of Rain Ambitious Lovers
You Belong To Me Anita Baker
Road To Cairo Howard Jones
Kick Out the Jams The Big F
Almost Saturday Night / Rockin' All Over the World The Georgia Satellites
Hello, I Am Your Heart Sara Hickman
Make it With You Teddy Pendergrass
The Blacksmith Linda Ronstadt
Going Going Gone Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz & Bill Frisell
First Girl I Loved Jackson Browne
These Days 10,000 Maniacs
Stone Cold Crazy Metallica
Apricot Brandy Danny Gatton
Union Man Shaking Family
One More Parade They Might Be Giants
I Can't Tell You Why Howard Hewett
Mt. Airy Groove Leaders Of The New School
You Brought The Sunshine Shirley Murdock
Inbetween Days John Eddie
Love Wars The Beautiful South
Both Sides Now Michael Feinstein
T.V. Eye John Zorn
Hello, I Love You [Slight Return] The Cure

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Morrissey and Bobby Bare Jr.

Even if Bobby Bare Jr. hadn't covered The Smiths' What Differences Does it Make, putting Morrissey and Bobby Bare Jr. together is kind of an obvious choice (given that Bobby's song Monk at the Disco immediately conjures up, at least in my mind, The Smith's Vicar in a Tutu). And while obviousness may destroy comedy, sometimes obvious choices are the best ones.

Borrow Your Girl Bobby Bare Jr
Rusholme Ruffians The Smiths
Snuggling World Championships Bobby Bare Jr.
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish The Smiths
What Difference Does It Make Bobby Bare Jr.
Certain People I Know Morrissey
You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side Morrissey
Motel Time Again Bobby Bare Jr.
Suedehead Morrissey
I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing Bobby Bare, Jr.
Vicar In A Tutu The Smiths
The Monk At The Disco Bobby Bare Jr.
I Don't Mind If You Forget Me Morrissey
Rock And Roll Halloween Bobby Bare Jr.
Sad Smile Bobby Bare Jr.
Pretty Girls Make Graves The Smiths
Ocean Size Bobby Bare Jr.
Sheila Take A Bow The Smiths