January 8, 2009

120: Everything In Its Right MIX

I have been listening to this mix in the car for a few days, and I think it's done. Now I just have to give it a title!
  1. "Cleanin' Up The Town" by The Busboys is from the movie Ghostbusters. The words tell the story of the movie!
  2. "Barbara Ann" from The Beach Boys Party, an album recorded to sound like a house party where The Beach Boys are sitting around the living room, jamming on their favorite songs unplugged.
  3. "Nutmeg" by John Legend, is a sexy and hilarious song about the ultimate eggnog condiment, from A Steven Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All!
  4. "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" My mother listened to a lot of pop-country when I was growing up. One of my strongest, earliest memories of music is this Crystal Gayle song.
  5. The Replacements' "Skyway" is about those heated passageways between buildings in Minneapolis, to keep the public warm in the wintertime.
  6. I heard "Tulsa County" by Son Volt on my iPod Shuffle All Songs function.
  7. I first heard "Guitars, Cadillacs" by Dwight Yoakam in the background of the honky tonk scene in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, where the Terminator acquires his biker clothes at the beginning of the movie. At the same time I bought this song on iTunes, I also picked up his cover of "Suspicious Minds". The review of his Best Of CD said that Yoakam is the first choice of alt-rock hipsters who want to buy some legit contemporary country music.
  8. "Here Comes The Weekend" Dave Edmunds
  9. "Topaz" I really enjoy the entire B-52's album Cosmic Thing.
  10. "Carry On" Maybe my favorite song from Crosby Stills Nash, and Young.
  11. "She's My Baby" I have been listening to a lot of the Traveling Wilburys lately.
  12. "Love is For Lovers" The Db's were a one-hit wonder; lead singer Peter Holsapple might be more famous for his work with R.E.M. This song was a near-miss single, which I have on the POPTOPIA Power Pop collection from Rhino. Holsapple wrote an extended blog posting about the making of this song for the New York Times.
  13. I love the guitar hook on "Rumbleseat", from John Cougar Mellencamp.
  14. "Another Done Somebody Wrong Song", My mother listened to a lot of pop-country when I was growing up. One of my strongest, earliest memories of music is this B.J. Thomas song. Thomas's biggest hit was "Raindrops Keep Fallin On My Head".
  15. "Tighten Up" Archie Bell & The Drells
  16. "Everything In It's Right Place" Somehow, the structure of this Radiohead song reminds me of the following track...
  17. When you hear "Motown", people usually think of fun and good times. "You Keep Me Hangin On" by Diana Ross & The Supremes is as serious as a heart attack! Such drama in the words and the music.
  18. I love the super-1980s drum sound on the J. Geils Band's "Flamethrower".
  19. The Futureheads' song "Robot" is a leftover song from my mix The Future.
  20. "Hip-Hug Her" is an instrumental by Booker T. & The M.G.s, better known for their "pitching change at a ballgame" instrumental "Green Onions".