Reversing the Numbness

Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday Music

It's Friday. I need music.

This week's topic comes to us from Jeff K., my friend and co-worker from Brooklyn. Jeff says: "Here's one I was thinking about this week: favorite back-to-back songs on an album. You know, songs that were born to go together - if you hear one, your brain automatically starts playing the other one when it's over."

So there you have it. Please post links to your suggestions!


Crusselldrums said...

Here's an obvious one...

the Beatles

Rachel said...

That's hard for me, to choose just two back to back songs... My favorite *album* of all time that just flows seamlessly is U2's "The Unforgettable Fire," so for me, any of those songs on this album work like that for me.

While the boys of U2 faltered for me big time after "The Joshua Tree" never to regain their charm, "The Unforgettable Fire" has just enough moodiness, quiet power and sexiness to make it one of the best albums ever, in my humble opinion.

The Unforgettable Fire

Rob Zero said...

GREAT topic. This is gonna require some thought...

Ziggy and Suffragette

Cadillac and Jimmy

Hold On and Good Evening

Red Eyed & Blue/I Got You

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

Haha - this is such a cool topic. Naturally, this made me think of the records I used to spin endlessly in high school, the primary one of course being Depeche Mode's Violator, where the end to World In My Eyes makes me think of the start to Sweetest Perfection. The other record that came to mind was Gran Turismo from The Cardigans. The end of Paralyzed makes me start the drum pattern from Erase/Rewind in my head, even when that that song is just part of a mixed playlist.

The Dalai Mama said...

I'm sure you could see this one coming:

Exit Music/Let Down from OK Computer. I could do this with that entire album.

tüth+gnail said...

Ooh, ooh. Great idea JK!

A natural for me of course would be from Strangeways, Here We Come—The Smiths. (I'm a bit of a Pope Morrissey follower from way back)
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
Unhappy Birthday

I wanted to add some selections from Ben Lee's first album when he was something like 15 years old. His best album IMHO. But couldn't find a video link for second song. From the album "Grandpaw Would"
Pop Queen
Well there was a link for the song, but I apologize in advance. The out of tune fan's voice in the front row smothers the shitty recording.
How Can That Be?

George said...

Oh man, good one. I've got a heavy bias towards music from my formative years and for the first two songs off of releases.

Stone Roses - Stone Roses
"I wanna be adored"
"She bangs the drums"

Haujobb - Ninetynine

Fields of the Nephilim - The Nephilim
"Chord of Souls"

Dinosaur Jr. - You're living all over me
"Little Furry Things"

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
"Teenage Riot"
"Silver Rocket"

The the - Mind Bomb
"Good Morning Beautiful"
"Armageddon Days"

Misfits - Evilive
Any two songs

Rob Zero said...

The between song banter on Evilive is worth the price alone:

"We've been pounding these fuckin' things like jackhammers."

SleekPelt said...

t&g: Your first song is linked wrong, but it proves that you listened to DM's suggestion!

george and rachel: Welcome!

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

t+g and george made me happy by submitting The Smiths and The Stone Roses. Yay!

Read Me said...

Too many songs to link, but how 'bout the Gorillaz D-Sides? They all flow together.

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M@ said...

I'm listening to Leo Kotke right now....

SleekPelt said...

read me: I love that second Gorrilaz song. It makes me realize that I've only really heard their first album -- I've got some catching up to do. I really want to see these guys live.