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Playlist: Post Punk Part Two – New Pop & New Rock

Post Punk Part Two:  New Pop & New Rock

Click the link above and you will be taken to the playlist hosted on this website.  Click once on the first song and the playlist will start.

1) “Listen to the Sirens” by Tubeway Army (3:05)
2) “Suburban Relapse” by Siouxsie & The Banshees (4:12)
3) “Whip in My Valise” by Adam & the Ants (4:00)
4) “My Girl” by Madness (2:45)
5) “Concrete Jungle” by Specials (3:21)
6) “There, There, My Dear” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners (3:31)
7) “Sleeping Gas” by Teardrop Explodes (3:47)
8) “A Day without Me” by U2 (3:13)
9) “Stigmata Martyr” by Bauhaus (3:47)
10) “Possessions” by Residents (1:08)
11) “Chihuahua” by Bow Wow Wow (6:04)
12) “Crazy to Exist” by Josef K (2:59)
13) “No Dark Things” by Echo & The Bunnymen (4:27)
14) “Love Action (I Believe in Love)” by Human League (5:01)
15) “Fame and Fortune” by Mission of Burma (3:35)
16) “Rise Above” by Black Flag (2:28)
17) “Rip It Up” by Orange Juice (3:46)
18) “Release the Bats” by Birthday Party (2:30)
19) “Ultraviolence” by New Order (4:51)
20) “Buffalo Gals” by Malcolm McLaren (4:24)
21) “Beat Box (Diversion One)” by Art of Noise (8:35)
22) “History Lesson – Part II” by Minutemen (2:12)
23) “Lake Of Fire” by Meat Puppets (1:57)
24) “Masochism World” by Hüsker Dü (2:47)

In this playlist you will find music ordered chronologically by year of release from 1980 to 1984 (with a few exceptions at the beginning). The playlist was inspired by the book Rip It Up and Start Again by Simon Reynolds.  The book is split into two parts so I split the playlists up as well…  see and hear the playlist for Part One here.  Please also see my review of the book here.  Course you don’t need to read the book to enjoy it, please dig in regardless of your interest in the book.

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Playlist: Post Punk Part One

Post Punk Part One

Click the link above and you will be taken to the playlist hosted on this website.  Click once on the first song and the playlist will start.

1) “Ghost Rider” by Suicide (2:36)
2) “Public Image” by Public Image Ltd. (3:04)
3) “Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t ‘Ve)?” by Buzzcocks (2:44)
4) “Shot by Both Sides” by Magazine (4:06)
5) “Non-Alignment Pact” by Pere Ubu (3:19)
6) “Outdoor Miner” by Wire (1:46)
7) “Mongoloid” by Devo (3:34)
8) “Take Me To The River” by Talking Heads (5:02)
9) “Burning Rubber” by Lydia Lunch (1:43)
10) “Contort Yourself” by James Chance (6:17)
11) “She Is Beyond Good and Evil” by Pop Group (3:24)
12) “Typical Girls” by Slits (4:01)
13) “Damaged Goods” by Gang of Four (3:26)
14) “She’s Lost Control” by Joy Division (3:57)
15) “Hot on the Heels of Love” by Throbbing Gristle (4:26)
16) “Being Boiled” by Human League (3:45)
17) “I’ll Have To Dance Then (On My Own)” by Mekons (3:16)
18) “Totally Wired” by Fall (3:25)
19) “Final Day” by Young Marble Giants (1:43)
20) “No Side to Fall In” by Raincoats (1:50)
21) “Possessions” by Residents (1:08)
22) “Help Me Somebody” by Brian Eno & David Bryne (4:19)
23) “Parallel Lines” by Subway Sect (2:36)

In this playlist you will find music ordered chronologically by year of release from 1978 to 1980 (with a few exceptions). The playlist was inspired by the book Rip It Up and Start Again by Simon Reynolds.  The book is split into two parts so I split the playlists up as well…  see and hear the playlist for Part Two here.  Please also see my review of the book here.  Course you don’t need to read the book to enjoy it, please dig in regardless of your interest in reading.

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Playlist: Songs For An Aging Music Snob

Songs For An Aging Music Snob

Click the link above and you will be taken to the playlist hosted on this website.  Click once on the first song and the playlist will start.

1) “Monkey To Man” by Elvis Costello & The Imposters (4:28)
2) “Done Got Old” by Heartless Bastards (3:07)
3) “Back Porch” by Presidents Of The United States Of America (2:59)
4) “Baby I Can’t Please You” by Sam Phillips (3:29)
5) “Earn Enough For Us” by XTC (2:54)
6) “CHICAGO x 12” by Rogue Wave (5:39)
7) “Born On The Cusp” by American Analog Set (3:29)
8) “When U Love Somebody” by Fruit Bats (4:31)
9) “Spanish Dance Troupe” by Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci (3:16)
10) “Straight To Hell” (Clash cover) by Josh Rouse (4:48)
11) “Paper Planes” by M.I.A. (3:25)
12) “Swingset Chain” by Loquat (4:40)
13) “Golden Years” by David Bowie (4:01)
14) “Bottom of the Rain” by Buffalo Tom (3:24)
15) “Braintree” by The Possibilities (3:15)                                                                                                                                                                                                                16) “This Boy Is Exhausted” by The Wrens (4:24)
17) “Silver Ponds” by Figurines (2:48)
18) “Did I Tell You” by The Spinto Band (3:10)
19) “Boy About Town” by The Jam (2:01)
20) “Surrender” by Cheap Trick (4:15)
21) “Mother’s Little Helper” by The Rolling Stones (2:45)

This playlist I put together online as a way to celebrate my 30th birthday and getting old.  It features songs about aging and some of my favorites from that time.

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Playlist: Songs To Be Obsessed With – Volume 1

Note:  The playlist was lost when I migrated my site…  No worries, it will be back soon.

Songs To Be Obsessed With – Volume 1

1 ) “Disappear” by Blake Babies (2:48)
2 ) “Loro” by Pinback (3:33)
3 ) “20 Years” by Idaho (3:41)
4 ) “Failure” by Kings Of Convenience (3:32)
5 ) “In The Drugs” by Low (4:25)
6 ) “Second Story” by Hang Ups (5:42)
7 ) “Ray Ray Rain” by Bettie Serveert (4:22)
8 ) “Homework for Sale” by Chitlin’ Fooks (3:27)
9 ) “Still Waiting” by Four Storeys (4:07)
10 ) “When Mute Tongues Can Speak” by Posies (3:31)
11 ) “Down” by Sarah Shannon (1:54)
12 ) “To Accompany” by Centro-matic (3:49)
13 ) “Don’t Let It Bring You Down” by Neil Young (2:57)
14 ) “Lowdown” by My Morning Jacket (3:53)
15 ) “I Will Dare” by Replacements (3:18)
16 ) “Laughter” by Josh Rouse (4:43)
17 ) “Gravity Decides” by Folk Implosion (3:33)
18 ) “The Best Thing For Me” by Julie Doiron & The Wooden Stars (4:16)
19 ) “Run” by Silver Scooter (4:31)

This playlist was originally put together as a mix CD in 2003 which I have now resurrected in digital format.  Enjoy.

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Playlist: Songs To Be Obsessed With – Volume 2

Note:  The playlist was lost when I migrated my site…  No worries, it will be back soon.

Songs To Be Obsessed With – Volume 2

1 ) “Dawna” by Morphine (0:43)
2 ) “The Aspidistra Files” by Stars (3:53)
3 ) “November” by Azure Ray (4:27)
4 ) “Blackout Curtain” by Now It’s Overhead (4:17)
5 ) “She Will Have Her Way” by Neil Finn (3:56)
6 ) “I’ve Got A Feeling” by Ivy (3:02)
7 ) “Change My Life” by Spoon (4:29)
8 ) “That’s What I Know” by Josh Rouse (3:31)
9 ) “Reveal Love” by Ken Stringfellow (5:07)
10 ) “Mad World” by Gary Jules (3:09)
11 ) “I’ll Be Around” by Nourallah Brothers (3:01)
12 ) “Let’s Take A Trip Together” by Morphine (3:00)
13 ) “Nightswimming” by R.E.M. (4:18)
14 ) “Tongue And Heart” by Anomoanon (3:56)
15 ) “Exercise” by Clem Snide (3:34)
16 ) “Random Homes” by Twin Atlas (2:05)
17 ) “Island Garden Song” by Mountain Goats (2:27)
18 ) “I Am A Rock” by Red House Painters (5:32)

Just like volume one, this playlist was put together as a mix CD which I have now resurrected in digital format.  I put it together sometime in 2004.

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Playlist: Songs To Be Obsessed With – Volume 3

Note:  The playlist was lost when I migrated my site…  No worries, it will be back soon.

Songs To Be Obsessed With – Volume 3

1 ) “Aphrodisiac” by Bow Wow Wow (3:18)
2 ) “Where Do You Run To” by Vivian Girls (3:23)
3 ) “Lola (Kinks Cover)” by Raincoats (4:04)
4 ) “Strangers” by Kinks (3:22)
5 ) “Paper Tiger” by Spoon (3:07)
6 ) “Shout Me Out” by TV On The Radio (4:28)
7 ) “Armenia City in the Sky” by Who (3:48)
8 ) “Good To Sea” by Pinback (3:14)
9 ) “Tammie” by The Dø (3:15)
10 ) “Daisy Click Clack” by Stereolab (3:28)
11 ) “Time to Pretend” by MGMT (4:21)
12 ) “Golden Brown” by Stranglers (3:30)
13 ) “Up In Michigan” by Chappaquiddick Skyline (2:24)
14 ) “Calling And Not Calling My Ex” by Okkervil River (4:21)
15 ) “Folk Song” by Ash (4:13)
16 ) “Boots Of Chinese Plastic” by Pretenders (2:33)
17 ) “Boots of Spanish Leather” by Bob Dylan (4:40)
18 ) “I’ll Keep It With Mine” (Bob Dylan Cover) by Nico (3:20)
19 ) “Who Loves The Sun” by Velvet Underground (2:48)
20 ) “Perfect Day” by Lou Reed (3:49)
21 ) “Gila” by Beach House (4:46)

Contains tracks that I was obsessed with over the past year.  A mixture of great songs from 2008 and great tracks from the past.

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Playlist: Proto-punk to Punk – 1965 through 1978 *REVISED*

Note:  The playlist was lost when I migrated my site…  No worries, it will be back soon.

Proto-punk to Punk – Chronologically from 1965 to 1978

1) “My Generation” by The Who (3:18)
2) “Cinderella” by The Sonics (2:49)
3) “Pushin’ Too Hard” by The Seeds (2:38)
4) “Doin’ All Right” by The Fugs (2:40)
5) “Shut Up” by The Monks (3:15)
6) “White Light/White Heat” by The Velvet Underground (2:47)
7) “Street Fighting Man” by The Rolling Stones (3:16)
8) “You Make Me Real” by The Doors (2:53)
9) “No Fun” by The Stooges (5:18)
10) “Teenage Lust” by The MC5 (2:36)
11) “Agitated” by The Electric Eels (2:10)
12) “Trash” by The New York Dolls (3:09)
13) “Teengenerate” by The Dictators (3:26)
14) “Ain’t It Fun” by Rocket From The Tombs (5:52)
15) “Astral Plane” by The Modern Lovers (3:00)
16) “53rd & 3rd” by The Ramones (2:20)
17) “See No Evil” by Television (3:53)
18) “Blank Generation” by Richard Hell & The Voidoids (2:45)
19) “Chinese Rocks” by Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers (2:54)
20) “Sonic Reducer” by The Dead Boys (3:08)
21) “Rock n Roll Nigger” by The Patti Smith Group (3:27)
22) “EMI” by The Sex Pistols (3:09)
23) “Born To Kill” by The Damned (2:40)
24) “White Riot” by The Clash (2:00)
25) “Into the Future…” by The Vibrators (2:21)
26) “Tell Us the Truth” by Sham 69 (2:09)
27) “Wasted Life” by Stiff Little Fingers (3:11)

This playlist was inspired by the book “Please Kill Me” by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain.  The book focuses more on the early outsider rock coming out of New York City, Cleveland, and Detroit/Ann Arbor which all culminated at CBGBs and other the other rock clubs of NYC. I have expanded on this including the very early garage rock and rock n roll that served as impetus for what we know now as the Punk explosion.  You will find some well known numbers from the big players as you really can’t get away from the likes of the Stones and Doors putting their imprint on the dark music to come.  You will also find some more obscure but just as vital pieces from Punks forefathers.  Towards the end of the mix you will find out what all the great music that came out in England as a result of what they were hearing in America and from the Sex Pistols.

*2-28-09:  I have updated it from its original version… added some overlooked gems and changed a few of the songs.

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