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Weekend Playlist

29 June 2009

Me, I’ve concentrated on music pretty much to the exclusion of other things.” – Lou Reed

Freddie King
Freddie King | Hide Away
[Album cover not pictured]

Jerry Lee Lewis | Live At The Star Club, Hamburg
Jerry Lee Lewis | Live At The Star Club, Hamburg

Shawn Phillips | Second Contribution
Shawn Phillips | Second Contribution

John Lee Hooker | Free Beer And Chicken
John Lee Hooker | Free Beer And Chicken

Instant Funk | Instant Funk
Instant Funk | Instant Funk

Soundgarden | Louder Than Love
Soundgarden | Louder Than Love

Rodriguez | Cold Fact
Rodriguez | Cold Fact

INXS | Shabooh Shoobah
INXS | Shabooh Shoobah

Various Artists | Journey Into Paradise: The Larry Levan Story
Various Artists | Journey Into Paradise: The Larry Levan Story

Calexico | The Black Light
Calexico | The Black Light

Jackson 5 | Greatest Hits
Jackson 5 | Greatest Hits

Miles Davis | 'Round About Midnight
Miles Davis | ‘Round About Midnight

Horace Silver | Silver's Blue
Horace Silver | Silver’s Blue

Donald Byrd | Mustang!
Donald Byrd | Mustang!

Alabama 3 | Outlaw
Alabama 3 | Outlaw

Gram Parsons | Grievous Angel
Gram Parsons | Grievous Angel

Basement Jaxx | Remedy
Basement Jaxx | Remedy

Radiohead | In Rainbows
Radiohead | In Rainbows

Mylo | Destroy Rock & Roll
Mylo | Destroy Rock & Roll

Gomez | Bring It On
Gomez | Bring It On

Ben Charest | Triplets Of Belleville Soundtrack
Ben Charest | Triplets Of Belleville Soundtrack

Various Artists | More Oar: A Tribute To The Skip Spence Album
Various Artists | More Oar

Neil Young & Crazy Horse | Sleeps With Angels
Neil Young | Sleeps With Angels

Minutemen | Post-Mersh Vol. 3
Minutemen | Post-Mersh Vol. 3

Barry & The Remains | Barry & The Remains
Barry & The Remains | Barry & The Remains

Various Artists | Brothers On The Slide: The Story Of UK Funk
Various Artists | Brothers On The Slide: The Story Of UK Funk

Gift Of Gab | Fourth Dimensional Rocket Ships Going Up
Gift Of Gab | Fourth Dimensional Rocket Ships Going Up

Culture | Trod On
Culture | Trod On

Led Zeppelin | Coda
Led Zeppelin | Coda

Stevie Ray Vaughan | SRV: The Boxed Set
Stevie Ray Vaughan | SRV (Box Set)

Black Sugar | Black Sugar
Black Sugar | Black Sugar

Weekend Playlist

26 January 2009

Here’s some of what we heard during the weekend that was…

J.K. & Co. | Suddenly One Summer
J.K. & Co. _ Suddenly One Summer

Esther Phillips | Home Is Where The Hatred Is
Esther Phillips _ Home Is Where The Hatred Is: The Kudu Years 1971-1977

Neil Young & Crazy Horse | Sleeps With Angels
Neil Young & Crazy Horse _ Sleeps With Angels

Grandmaster Flash | The Official Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash
Grandmaster Flash _ The Official Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash

Gomez | In Our Gun
Gomez _ In Our Gun

Deltron 3030 | Deltron 3030
Deltron 3030 _ Deltron 3030

Gorillaz | Demon Days
Gorillaz _ Demon Days

Nitin Sawhney | Prophesy
Nitin Sawhney _ Prophesy

The Stooges | Heavy Liquid [6CD]
The Stooges _ Heavy Liquid

Various Artists | Even More Dazed & Confused
Various Artists _ Even More Dazed & Confused

Various Artists | Children Of Nuggets
Various Artists _ Children Of Nuggets

Various Artists | Latin Funk Flavas
Various Artists _ Latin Funk Flavas

The Story Of UK Funk
Various Artists _ Brothers On The Slide: The Story Of UK Funk

Stevie Ray Vaughan | The Boxed Set
Stevie Ray Vaughan _ The Boxed Set

David Crosby | If I Could Only Remember My Name
David Crosby _ If I Could Only Remember My Name

Steve Miller Band | The King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents The Steve Miller Band
Steve Miller Band _ King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents The Steve Miller Band

Skip James | Hard Time Killing Floor Blues
Skip James _ Hard Time Killing Floor Blues

Bob Marley & The Wailers | Exodus
Bob Marley & The Wailers _ Exodus

Sweet | Desolation Boulevard
Sweet _ Desolation Boulevard

tosca-jac
Tosca _ J.A.C.

Kings Of Leon | Aha Shake Heartbreak
Kings Of Leon _ Aha Shake Heartbreak

Michelle Shocked | Captain Swing
Michelle Shocked _ Captain Swing

The Complete Live Recordings 1963-1971
Fred Neil _ The Sky Is Falling: The Complete Live Recordings 1963-1971

Weekend Playlist

17 November 2008

It was another gorgeous weekend in the Bay Area, with weather in the 80′s and the slightest of breezes. The P and I had the windows opened and the turntable fired up all weekend. Here’s what we played…

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Various Artists | Verve Remixed

AC/DC | Back In Black
AC/DC | Back In Black

queens-of-the-stone-age
Queens Of The Stone Age | Songs For The Deaf

Tropicalia | A Brazilian Revolution In Sound
Various Artists | Tropicalia: A Brazilian Revolution In Sound

Buena Vista Social Club | At Carnegie Hall
Buena Vista Social Club | At Carnegie Hall

Fred Neil | Bleecker & MacDougal
Fred Neil | Bleecker & MacDougal

Terry Reid
Terry Reid | Terry Reid

Kings Of Convenience | Quiet Is The New Loud
Kings Of Convenience | Quiet Is The New Loud

Bo Diddley | Big Bad Bo
Bo Diddley | Big Bad Bo

Funkadelic | Uncle Jam Wants You
Funkadelic | Uncle Jam Wants You

Hercules And Love Affair
Hercules And Love Affair | Hercules And Love Affair

Gorillaz | Demon Days
Gorillaz | Demon Days

Various Artists | Disco Hustle
Various Artists | Disco Hustle

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Massive Attack | Protection

Love | Da Capo
Love | Da Capo

Nick Drake | Family Tree
Nick Drake | Family Tree

Blue Mitchell | The Thing To Do
Blue Mitchell | The Thing To Do

Sly & The Family Stone | There's A Riot Goin' On
Sly & The Family Stone | There’s A Riot Goin’ On

Talking Heads | The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads
Talking Heads | The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads

Gomez | In Our Gun
Gomez | In Our Gun

The Flying Burrito Brothers | Burrito Deluxe
The Flying Burrito Brothers | Burrito Deluxe

Jurassic 5 | Quality Control
Jurassic 5 | Quality Control

John Phillips | John, The Wolfking Of L.A.
John Phillips | John, The Wolfking Of L.A.

Groove Armada | Lovebox
Groove Armada | Lovebox

Young-Holt Unlimited | Plays Superfly
Young-Holt Unlimited | Plays Superfly

The Band | Music From Big Pink
The Band | Music From Big Pink

M. Ward | Transfiguration Of Vincent
M. Ward | Transfiguration Of Vincent

Love's A Real Thing
Various Artists | World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love’s A Real Thing

Various Artists | Ghana Soundz
Various Artists | Ghana Soundz

Random Propaganda VII

21 October 2007

The P is off running a half-marathon, the cats just got their breakfast, and it’s shaping up to be a beautiful Sunday morning in Oakland. Sounds like the perfect time to flip on the cd changers and see what they throw at me. As always, if this doesn’t turn out well, you won’t have to know about it. Let’s get rolling:

Massive Attack - album
8:58 am: Massive Attack * Remixes & B-sides – An album I picked up off the work server, I’m not even sure if this is a real release or someone’s homemade Massive Attack mix. At any rate, I’m hearing a version of ‘Karma Coma’ that sounds like it’s being sung in Russian – actually pretty cool, especially the tasty violins that are adding some nice texture. Very hard to go wrong with Massive Attack…

I Heart Serge - album
9:04 am: Various Artists * I Heart Serge – This is an electronica tribute to Serge Gainsbourg, and I’m currently hearing Bob Sinclair’s version of ‘Marabout’. Never much of a Gainsbourg fan – in spite of repeated prodding from several acquaintences – I actually like this compilation a lot. His music translates well to electronica, and many of the tracks on this album are handled pretty deftly by the artists in question, which include Herbert, Dzihan & Kamien, and The Orb, among others.

Treacherous 3 - album
9:10 am: Treacherous Three featuring Kool Moe Dee * Turn It Up – This compilation collects tracks recorded by this classic hip-hop trio between 1982 and 1984 . Even though this is deep old-skool rap, and the tracks can sometimes go on a bit too long, this album is marked by heavy beats and tight rhymes – particularly Kool Moe Dee, who’s razor sharp throughout.

Iggy73 - album
9:18 am: Iggy & The Stooges * Live In LA ’73 – If you’re looking for a crystal clear, soundboard quality show of The Stooges at their peak, then run screaming from this album. Captured in all its ragged glory, this September 16, 1973 show from the Whisky A Go Go is a compelling document of what made this band so freaking great. Currently up is a 13-minute version of ‘Open Up And Bleed’ – complete with excellent blues harmonica and Iggy’s trademark yowling. Not for the faint of heart, but for those so inclined, it’s not to be missed.

Yardbirds - album
9:31 am: The Yardbirds * Roger The Engineer – One of the best albums by one of the very best British blues bands. That said, the track I’m hearing sounds like the Beach Boys refractred through swinging London – not so good.

Nirvana - album
9:33 am: Nirvana * With The Lights Out (disc 2) – This three disc (plus DVD) set from 2004 is a pretty amazing – if not entirely definitive – collection of Nirvana outtakes, B-sides, radio appearances, and interesting ephemera. Like much of the band’s studio recordings, this is the musical equivalent of picking at an exposed nerve ending – Kurt Cobain shreiks, the feedback wails, I smile…

PJ Harvey - album
9:36 am: PJ Harvey * Uh Huh Her – PJ Harvey just keeps cranking out excellent albums, and this joint from 2004 is no exception. Pitched halfway between the bitter defiance of ‘Dry’ and the homicidal anger of ‘To Bring You My Love’, this is a fine (if somewhat underrated) place to dip into Harvey’s uniquely twisted take on the dirty blues.

Kermit Ruffins - album
9:41 am: Kermit Ruffins * Hold On Tight – Big shoutout to Dave Rosen on this one – I wouldn’t have the slightest idea who Kermit Ruffins was if it weren’t for his dogged persistence in sharing all things funky. This 1996 album swings with a richness that belies Ruffins’ youth – he was but 32 when it was recorded.

The Saints - album
9:43 am: The Saints * (I’m) Stranded – An amazing album from a tragically overlooked band. Their version of Ike & Tina’s ‘River Deep Mountain High’ (currently blasting away) is a terrific reading of a classic track, and worth the price of admission alone.

Thin Lizzy - album
9:47 am: Thin Lizzy * Jailbreak – This band is unfairly marked by their 1976 mega-hit ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’. Their sound ranged from utterly soulful to ripping hard rock, so it’s a shame that they’ve been pigeon-holed by one song. They had a four or five album run in the mid-70′s that produced some of the best hard rock of that decade. If you’re only familiar with the big hit, do yourself a favor and dig a little deeper.

XTC - album
9:51 am: XTC * Upsy Daisy Assortment – This is a band I’ve warmed up to considerably over the last couple of years. Their early, punk-ier stuff is very, very good – easily some of the most tuneful punk (or post-punk, depending on how you’re scoring at home) you’re likely to hear. ‘Making Plans For Nigel’ is currently up, and it’s one of the truly great songs of its time – soaked in paranoia, with one of the catchiest riffs ever captured on tape. The changers have officially entered ‘en fuego’ territory with this selection…

Marvin Gaye - album
9:55 am: Marvin Gaye * I Want You (Deluxe Edition, disc 2) – This was a curious choice for the Deluxe Edition treatment. Not nearly one of his best albums, it’s probably as close as he came to making an out-and-out disco album. Very enjoyable, but clearly lacking the substance of What’s Going On or even Let’s Get It On. That said, it was still my pick as the 19th best album of 1976 – what a year!

Black Caesar - album
9:59 am: James Brown * Black Caesar Soundtrack – JB + blaxploitation = a smokin’ Sunday morning!

Gorillaz - album
10:04 am: Gorillaz * Demon Days – Gorillaz’ sophomore effort cashed in big time on the potential of their highly-touted debut, and featured ‘Dirty Harry’ – hands down the finest single of 2005. The track now up – ‘El Manana’ – combines a celestial choir with lots of echo effects and tape loops. You never know what you’ll hear with these guys, but it’s always interesting and usually sounds great.

Until The End Of The World - album
10:08 am: Various Artists * Until The End Of The World Soundtrack – A really terrific soundtrack that pulls together a lot of artists (like U2 and R.E.M.) who were ‘indie’ during the 80′s, and perched on the verge of superstardom entering the 90′s. Unfortunately, I’m hearing the Elvis Costello track, and he’s never been one of my favorites, so right now this one is about as much fun as standing in line at the grocery store…

Gomez - band
10:13 am: Gomez * Live show from unnamed local venue, on unnamed date – My friend Icabod (unfortunately not his real name) enjoys taping as much of the live music in the area as he can make it out to. Fortunately, the P and I are on his mailing list, so we receive a package of live gems in the mail every few weeks or so. I think he had permission to tape this one (it’s definitely soundboard quality), but I’m not taking any chances and mentioning names, just in case it was a rogue operation. And oh by the way, Gomez is a pretty great band that never seems to get the ink they deserve. Three members of this group can legitimately sing, and they put on a heck of a live show – recommended.

Don Letts - album
10:19 am: Don Letts presents The Mighty Trojan Sound (disc 2) – Punk and Reggae impressario and DJ Don Letts picks his favorites from Trojan’s tunnel-to-China deep back catalog of reggae music. It’s hard to specifically recommend this compilation, what with all the great and affordable Trojan box sets that are on the market, but it’s a good collection and an enjoyable listen.

Neu! - album
10:22 am: Neu! * Neu! 2 – The legend of Neu! has been previously discussed, but hearing this album leaves me wondering if Krautrock by definition must sound like it’s speeding down the Autobahn in a metallic, twitchy car from the future that can go either 12 miles an hour or 135 miles an hour, but nothing in between. This song sounds like it could go on for days, so this is probably as good a time as any for this Yank to unplug and go watch some American football…


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