November 15, 2014

147 Rebirth

After nearly a year off, I've finally bought a new computer and resurrected my iTunes! I finished this playlist sometime in November.

  1. "Down Yonder" Willie Nelson; from Red Headed Stranger [1975]
  2. "The Way You Make Me Feel" Michael Jackson; from Bad [1987]
  3. "Stages" ZZ Top; from Afterburner [1985] Purists would say this album is where ZZ Top capitalized on their breakthrough success on Eliminator [1983] by totally selling out. Afterburner completely departs from their formula with thick synthesizers, drum machines, and pedestrian pop-rock songs like "Rough Boy" and "Stages".
  4. "Sirens" Pearl Jam; from Lightning Bolt [2013] lovely song from Mike McCready.
  5. "Done" The Band Perry; from Pioneer [2013] I discovered this song in the Target commercial/music video that aired during the 2014 Super Bowl. Yes, I am cutting edge.
  6. "Dare" Gorillaz; from Demon Days [2005]
  7. "The National Anthem" Radiohead; from Kid A [2008]
  8. "Twilight World (Superb, Superb Mix)" Swing Out Sister; from It's Better To Travel [1987]
  9. "Beautiful Way" Beck; from Midnite Vultures [1999]
  10. "Crazytown" Aimee Mann; from Charmer [2012]
  11. "New" Paul McCartney; from New [2013] I love the silly a capella coda- song fragment codas that don't really match the rest of the song have been a McCartney trademark since the "Aloha" coda on "Hello Goodbye".
  12. "You Can't Do Me" Madeleine Peyroux; from Bare Bones [2009]
  13. "Gone" John Hiatt; from Crossing Muddy Waters [2000] You don't want to cross Muddy Waters - he will seek VENGEANCE!
  14. "Dance, Dance, Dance" Steve Miller Band; from Fly Like An Eagle [1976]
  15. "We Are Each Other" The Beautiful South; from 0898 [1992]
  16. "Turn It Around" Lucius; from Wildewoman [2013] aka "Wrong End Of The Telescope"
  17. "Don't Carry It All" The Decemberists; from The King Is Dead [2011] Every once in awhile you find a band whose lead singer has the exact same singing register as you.
  18. "A Long December"  Counting Crows Live At The Hammerstein Ballroom NYC [1997] Adam Duritz is one of those singers who doesn't like to sing the melody of his hit songs in concert. He sings the song, but varies the melody, presumably out of boredom.
  19. "Bandera" Willie Nelson; from Red Headed Stranger [1975]