Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Hump-Day Playlist 7/27/05

1. Hold On - Tom Waits, from The Mule Variations, 1999
One of my little sister's ex-boyfriends bought me this album for my birthday one year. One of my favorites.

2. Sexy MF - The Artist then Known as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince
A high school buddy of mine was obsessed with Prince. This song has been stuck in my head for about a decade.

3. Two of Two - The Operacycle

4. Rock and Roll High School - the Ramones
Who doesn't like this song? Reminds me of the fact that I was loaded through most of high school.

5. On the Prowl - The Gossip

6. Bring It On - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
I've been listening to the NC mid-1990s Best of in my truck for two days straight.

7. Cat's in the Cradle - Ugly Kid Joe
Okay, this was this two-hit wonder's No. 2 hit back in 1994. And its a cover of an already classic song. As much as I hate to admit it, I prefer this version to the original. I think its the overdubbed vocals and the heavier mood created by electric guitars.

8. Sucker MC - the Lordz of Brooklyn (Check out the Flash on the main site)
Everlast (of early 1990s House of Pain and solo acoustic rap-rock artist fame) has tried for decades to get his Italian American buddies airplay. This acoustic cover of an old RUN-DMC joint is about a million times better than most of the popular rap-rock stuff.

9. Hurricane - Bob Dylan

10. Love Me - The Cramps
Rockabilly from hell...well, NYC. This song always reminds me of driving around Baton Rouge at night for some reason...hmmm

11. Cop Killer - Body Count
Yup...the same song that led the first Bush, his monkey-boy VP Dan Quayle, and perhaps every soccer mom in America to attack rapper Ice-T, who now plays a cop on TV. Hey kiddies...wanna shock mom and dad? Don't join a band and sing about being angry that the cops won't let you skateboard at the mall. Wanna really piss 'em off? Write a song about seeking revenge over years of police brutality. They might try to pin the LA Riots on you too.

12. The 1913 Massacre - Woody Guthrie
One of the darkest tales of Depression-Era music, up there with Billie Holliday's Strange Fruit.


Anonymous said...

Tonight it's Dylan's Time Out Of Mind. Though I have listened to most of Dylan's music, this is still my favorite ... Bob does the blues, and does 'em fabulously well.

Anonymous said...

There used to be an l.p. called "Songs The Cramps Taught Us" with the originals of songs the Cramps covered. A friend taped it for me, but it's long gone. But I found the original of "Love Me" on a cd collection called "Loud, Fast and Out of Control".

Tom Waits and Nick Cave and Rock and Roll High School --
most excellent!