May 1, 2013

142 Hazy Shade Of Spring

  1. "Is That Love" • Squeeze Singles 45s And Under is one of the first and most important greatest hits CDs I've ever owned.
  2. "Righteously" • Lucinda Williams
  3. "Beyond Belief" I must have bought The Best of Elvis Costello & The Attractions the same year I bought that Squeeze CD.
  4. "Shake Some Action" • I only recently discovered that this Cracker performance is a cover of a power-pop classic from the Flamin Groovies. From the Clueless movie soundtrack.
  5. "Two Fingers" • Jake Bugg is so young he can be forgiven for so shamelessly aping John Lennon.
  6. "Hey Julie" • Fountains Of Wayne tons of fun to play on guitar or ukulele.
  7. "Mrs. Vanderbilt" [live] • Always happy to hear Paul McCartney dig up deep album cuts (this one is from Band on the Run) for his concert albums.
  8. "The Valley Road" • I borrowed the Bruce Hornsby box set from the library and ripped this live-in-the-studio performance (with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band). I always liked this song, this performance is so exciting!
  9. "Birds of a Feather" • The Civil Wars
  10. "Jealous Again" [acoustic] • The Black Crowes
  11. "Deep Red Bells" [live] • Neko Case
  12. "Someone To Love" • In 1991, Roger McGuinn enjoyed a minor comeback with his LP Back from Rio that reached #44 on the album chart. With his trademark 12-string guitar riffs, and support from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, "Someone to Love" felt like an audition to join the Traveling Wilburys!
  13. "Queen Of Hearts" • I loves me some uptempo power pop from Dave Edmunds and Rockpile. The song was written by Hank DeVito (Edmunds was the first to release a recording of the song); Juice Newton's cover later peaked at #2 on the Hot 100 in 1981.
  14. "A Hazy Shade of Winter" • Simon & Garfunkel
  15. "Teddy Bear" • The Music Class
  16. "Moondance" • Van Morrison
  17. "She Moves in Her Own Way" • The Kooks
  18. "Thirty One Today" • A tuneful and melancholy recording from Aimee Mann's Fucking Smilers
  19. "Ashes to Ashes" • David Bowie
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