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November 28, 2013: A Thanksgiving Prayer by William S. Burroughs
You always were a headache and you always were a bore.
October 15, 2013: I Wanna Be Adored by The Stone Roses.
The Stone Roses were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1983. The band released their debut album, The Stone Roses, in 1989. It was a breakthrough success for the band and garnered critical acclaim. After lackluster reviews for their follow up in 1994, the group disbanded. Here’s “I Wanna Be Adored” from their debut.
October 13, 2013: Miss X by MC5.
I just heard this song today for the first time in a long time. Forgot how good it was. Thought I’d remind all of you as well. Enjoy.
August 23, 2013: Sleeper by Ty Segall.
Someone in the youtube comments on this video put it better than I ever could, “[Ty Segall] puts out records more often than I take out the trash!” Somehow each and every record the prolific San Francisco native churns out maintains a level of quality (and I don’t mean recording quality) that’s put them at the top my “Best of” Lists for the last several years. Unlike last year’s fantastic Slaughterhouse, his newest output, Sleeper, favors The Beatles and Bolan over Black Sabbath, and I’m happily embracing the change.
August 10, 2013: When You FInd Out by The Nerves.
The Nerves were a mid-1970s power pop/garage rock trio, based in Los Angeles. All three members, guitarist Jack Lee, bassist Peter Case, and drummer Paul Collins, composed songs and sang. The Nerves lasted a short time and self-released one self-titled four-song EP in 1976, featuring the songs “Hanging on the Telephone” (Lee), “When You Find Out” (Case), “Give Me Some Time” (Lee), and “Working Too Hard” (Collins). Here’s Case’s track, which I have been listening to on repeat for weeks.
June 1, 2013: Mongoloid by Devo.
Happy June! Let’s start the month off with a classic. Here’s Devo performing one of my favorite tracks ever, “Mongoloid.”
May 31, 2013: Case Race by Mean Jeans.
Remember summer 2011 when life was the best and Mean Jeans’ album Are You Serious? played on repeat every day? I do. Let’s do that again this summer, k? Here’s one of my faves off that album.
May 20, 2013: Lip by Chelsea Light Moving.
I’m really enjoying Thurston Moore’s midlife crisis— minus the part where he divorced Kim Gordon, of course. Here’s “Lip,” from his debut album with new group Chelsea Light Moving.
May 11, 2013: After Hours by The Velvet Underground.
It’s almost 1 on a Saturday and I haven’t gotten out of bed yet. Naturally, this song is on repeat…