Reversing the Numbness

Friday, November 23, 2007

Friday Music

It's Friday. I need music.

And I'm late, and it's the day after Thanksgiving, so perhaps I won't get many suggestions anyway. But if you post 'em (especially with links!), I'll listen with relish.

25 comments:

Raoul Duke said...

one of our high school favs: Expose'

yeah baby ;)

Hattica said...

1. A Perfect Circle: Passive
2. Death Cab for Cutie: Soul Meets Body
3. Chingon: Cherry's Dance of Death (Tarantino's Grindhouse)
4. Cowboy Junkies: Sweet Jane
5. Fair to Midland: Dance of the Manatee

Bad Billy said...

Rush...

g2thelow said...

Try out some Nellie McKay. (Julie's in town and she demands that she be given credit for this find)....put the gun down Julie....

Bad Billy said...

Or how about the Arkansas/LSU game...

Clash said...

I’m working today too, Sleek. Loaded these up for myself this morning….

Plain White T’s: Hey There Delilah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbJtYqBYCV8


Marcy Playground: Sex and Candy……and Turkey :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKl_7zK3fbI


White Stripes: You Don’t Know What Love Is
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrhUDnIsCUM&feature=related


FatBoy Slim, covering SMB’s The Joker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgk9ouBuj-4&feature=related



Hattica,

Great suggestion with Sweet Jane! Lou Reed is a bad dude, but they do a great cover.

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

Happy Thanksgiving - I think I've had way too much sugar in the last 24 hours!

The Smiths: How Soon Is Now? - I could listen to this every day.

Ladytron: Destroy Everything You Touch - analogue synths, British accents, one of my favourite bands.

Gnarls Barkley: Gone Daddy Gone - almost identical to the Violent Femmes original, but the video is pretty funny. Until the end, where it's just... disturbing.

Erasure: Chains Of Love -
I doubt you'll like this, but I love it, so here you go. Exuberant and catchy.

The Caesars: Jerk It Out -
I first heard about them from a friend; apparently, it was in some video game?

Curve: Chinese Burn - they taught Shirley Manson and the boys from Garbage everything they know.

Patrick Wolf: Accident And Emergency - I read somewhere that he doesn't think much of Mika...

The Magic Numbers: Forever Lost - this was nominated for the Mercury Prize, you know.

Raining Pleasure: Love Was Just A Girl - an indie band from Greece. Who'da thunk it?

uty70 said...

the fratellis

Airam said...

Anything by Sam Roberts.

The Dalai Mama said...

hattica: Cowboy Junkies "Sweet Jane" is one of my all-time faves.

TEOH: I love, love, love Erasure.

Kristen Hovet said...

Hands by Four Tet.

getto said...

Check this out: http://youtube.com/watch?v=yYXtDL04U58

SleekPelt said...

rd: Wow, brother, did you really just dig out that skeleton? Yikes. I listened to "Seasons Change," which has actually aged quite well, and "Let Me Be the One," which I now find offensively bad. I have no idea why I ever let you talk me into going to that concert!

hattica: I'm going to have to wait until next week when I have access to your iTunes.

bad billy: I'm not a big prog rock fan, but I do like some rush. Here's a pretty bitchin' performance of YYZ.

SleekPelt said...

g/julie: Nellie McKay -- wow. Really -- wow. I can't believe how difficult of a song this would be to play and sing live. This girl is like Tori Amos meets Rasputina meets Eminem. I've never seen anything like it and can't wait to see/hear more.

SleekPelt said...

clash: Plain White Ts -- ah, the emo "Dust in the Wind." I like this song; Marcy Playground -- I like this song too, but the lyrics seem so random to me. I guess the line "Mama, this surely is a dream" explains that, though; White Stripes -- sounds like a Bad Company song, and the guitar at the end sounds like a kazoo; Fat Boy Slim -- this version kills Steve Miller's in my opinion. What a great cover. Zee, watch this.

SleekPelt said...

teoh: The Smiths rule; Ladytron -- this is new to me. Pretty cool. It's sort of new-wave electronica. Gnarls -- I just listened to this album this week, great cover and an insane video. I like the part where the flea imagines he's in all those scenes with the woman; Erasure -- I don't mind this song. I interviewed the singer of the band a couple of years ago; The Caesars -- the guitar sounds like Smash Mouth, is it a sample? I wouldn't know about the video game; Curve -- Also new to me, and I really like it. I like how aggressive it is; Patrick Wolf -- I read about him and he's clearly got talent, though I'm not sure it's my thing; Magic Numbers -- I love this band and this album has been criminally overlooked, in my opinion; Raining Pleasure -- not bad, not blowing me away. Thanks for the suggestions, Teoh!

SleekPelt said...

uty70: Ah, the Fratellis, the most popular band on Friday Music. Good thing I like them!

airam: Nice suggestion! Someone turned me on to this band on an early Friday Music post and I really liked them, but I'd forgotten about them. I listened to "Bridge to Nowhere" and "Brother Down" and really like both. Thanks!

SleekPelt said...

kris: I like this song a lot, but I'm afraid my Macbook speakers are coming up woefully short on delivering the full scope of its sound. I'll plug my headphones in later and give it another listen. Excellent suggestion, thanks!

geto boy: Ha! After the ass-whippin' WVU just laid on UConn, this doesn't bother me at all. Go WVU!

josh: I think I forgot to respond to your Townshend post. You know, I was never much of a Who fan, but I listened to a live show of his on Concert Vault last week and it was really good. I like this cover, too. I'm starting to come around a little.

Okay, I'm caught up. Thanks to everyone; I really like checking out the music you all suggest. This post is not closed; feel free to add more music if you'd like.

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

Wait. What?! You actually interviewed Andy Bell?! What did you ask him? When was this? Did you get an autograph? Does he know I exist? Hm... I seem to be acting like a groupie again. Have to stop doing that. Ladytron: electro-clash is where it's at! I would love to see them live one day. Glad you liked Curve; they where majorly influential in the 90s.

SleekPelt said...

teoh: Yeah, some music promoter called me and wanted to set up the interview, back in '05 when they had a new album out, and when I explained that we're a motorcycle magazine, she found some motorcycle angle to pitch to me. So I did the interview, and it turned out the dude had been on a dirt bike once when he was a kid, or something like that, and that was about it. It wasn't going to work so I canned it. And it was just a phone interview, though I thought it was strange that she actually gave me the Andy's home number to call. Normally on phoners, famous people call you, not the other way around. Oh, and now that you mention it, he kept talking about some South African dude who was real into orchids. I guess that could have been you....?

Inarticulate Fumblings said...

Sleek: I'm kind of into your pseudo-celebrity right now... actually, that's not true. I like you because you're Sleekpelt. If I'm a loser because I've never heard of Andy Bell, then I'm a loser.

And... if I'm a loser for suggesting the following album for your tardy Friday post, allow me to give all of you and everyone else that agrees, the cyber-virtual finger... and additional reasons to think I'm a loser.

Just appease the queen in me and listen to THIS.

josh williams said...

Townshend deep end live 1986 was the album I had and to tell you the truth ..I Put a Spell on You...was the only song I really listened to, it was a better live version than this as I recall or it is just what I am used to, but a great take.I was never a big Who fan (Townshend) but this is one of my favorites, a classic, and a few others,Give Blood and Eminence Front come to mind...Thats about it, I gotta get some sleep next Friday is just around the corner and I'm playing catch up...

josh williams said...

Eminence Front 1982

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URFbwUkBrjA

Give Blood

With David Gilmour once again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvRjGLRQQVk

SleekPelt said...

IF: I'd never heard of Andy Bell either, before his publicist called. I of course knew who Erasure was but I didn't know of him. I checked out the Jill Scott song, and she's definitely got pipes. This song is a little over the top for me, maybe, but I'd like to hear some of her other stuff. I love Erykah Badu and Josh Stone, and this isn't too far removed from that sound. Thanks for the suggestions, it's never too late on Friday Music.

josh: Here's Townshend live in '85 -- check it out after you had your ZZZZs.

josh williams said...

Its rocking in my office now. Thanks JW