August 8, 2013

144 Cut Your Hair

  1. "Cool For Cats" After I decided to include "Carried Away" on this playlist, I decided to pair it
    with another disco song...that I could stomach listening to. Thanks Squeeze!
  2. "Carried Away" As I began to like this Passion Pit song, I realized that it's a fine ABBA tribute!
  3. "What Comes Around" Beastie Boys; "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair..."
  4. "Polythene Pam" It's only a little awkward to extract this Beatles song from the Abbey Road medley. Come to think of it, The Beastie Boys would sound great covering this song.
  5. "Cut Your Hair" Pavement; covered by Wilco at Solid Sound in June.
  6. "Chemistry" [live and acoustic] Semisonic; Live at The World Cafe
  7. "Hey Hey What Can I Do?" Led Zeppelin; one of the best songs only released as a B-side in rock history (Beatles excluded)
  8. "You're On Fire" They Might Be Giants; from the new album Nanobots.
  9. "Don't Shed A Tear" Paul Carrack; I stole this 12 inch single from WECB. (Note: this is not an extended remix.)
  10. "Long Way Down" Pete Yorn is terrific, if a little mopey sometimes.
  11. "Modern Man" I finally listened to Arcade Fire's Grammy award-winning album The Suburbs [2010] all the way through. Arcade Fire are the first Canadian artists to win Album Of The Year since Alanis Morrisette and Celine Dion went back-to-back in 1996 and 1997.
  12. "Allison Road" Gin Blossoms
  13. "She Don't Use Jelly" Ben Folds Five covers The Flaming Lips. Another great B-side.
  14. "Make Believe Mambo" David Byrne
  15. "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" Ben E. King's version [1962] is good, but Aretha Franklin's recording (with the Dixie Flyers) sold over a million copies! Written by Ahmet Erteg√ľn and Betty Nelson.
  16. "Marquee Moon" [live] I have never listened to the band Television, but I fell in love with Wilco's cover from Solid Sound 2013
  17. "Lazy" Deep Purple, from Machine Head [1972]. My rediscovery/re-appreciation of heavy metal begins now!