Thursday, May 10, 2018

MA-127 - Seethin' Seventies

It's a heavy hunk of steamin' junk, that's what I say ...

Tracklist:

01 - Oh Bondage Up Yours - X-Ray Spex - 1977   (2:40)

02 - Mourning Star - Zones - 1979   (4:27)

03 - On Reflection - Penetration - 1979   (2:06)

04 - I Don't Want to Go Bald - The Moderates - 1979   (3:54)

05 - Hanging on the Telephone - Blondie - 1978   (2:27)

06 - Itchy Bugs - The Tracers - 1979   (3:22)

07 - Sincerely Yours - Sleepy Hollow - 1972   (3:00)

08 - New York! - The Rentals - 1979   (2:58)

09 - Robot - Plastics - 1979   (3:42)

10 - Down Among the Dead Men - Flash and the Pan - 1978   (3:24)

11 - Skeletons - The Sound - 1979   (3:27)

12 - Talking Loud - Suspects - 1979   (2:21)

13 - Too Much Pride - Fine Art - 1978   (2:49)

14 - White Mice - Mo-Dettes - 1979   (3:38)

15 - Do Anything You Wanna Do - Eddie and the Hot Rods - 1977   (4:02)

16 - B Movie - Janis and the Bumble Bees - 1979   (2:49)

17 - You - Au Pairs - 1979   (2:51)

18 - Friday's Angels - Generation X - 1979   (3:11)

19 - Dancing with Myself - Fingerprintz - 1979   (3:02)

20 - Judy's Gone Down - James Vane - 1979   (3:18)

21 - Laugh and Walk Away - The Shirts - 1979   (3:05)

22 - Jerk Teens Jerk - Zilch - 1979   (3:52)

23 - The Punk - Cherry Vanilla - 1977   (2:42)

24 - Where's the New Wave - The Cybermen - 1978   (2:18)

25 - Mind Your Own Business - Delta 5 - 1979   (3:12)



So, start list'nin' and seethin'.  And if you like it, leave a comment.

See you on Monday for our next compilation!
  

Monday, May 07, 2018

MA-129 - WATCHNOTES


Welcome to the 2018 Musical Month of May, with new compilations for you each Monday and Thursday—on the Super Blog and Spock’s Record Round-Up.  First up is ...




MA-129 - WATCHNOTES (79:08)





            This comp was inspired by my recent obsessive re-reading of the Watchmen comic-book maxiseries.  The ruminative fruit of that survey may be found on the Super Blog, under the heading “WATCHMENUTIA.”  I also realized that several pieces of music that are referenced in the series (and even the film) haven’t been bundled together, even in the various fan soundtracks.

            This comp’s subtitle, of course, is from Groucho Marx, who in 1949 famously wrote, “I don’t want to belong to any club that would accept me as one of its members.”





            The art which I manipulated came from Marvel’s Transformers #14, cover-dated March 1986.  Of course, Marvel’s band is an expy of Bruce Springsteen and his group.

            The tracks:



01 - The Times They Are A-Changin' (film edit) - Bob Dylan - 1964  (3:49)

02 - Diary of a Madman - Ozzy Osbourne - 1981  (6:15)

03 - Neighborhood Threat - Iggy Pop - 1977  (3:23)

04 - The Comedians - Elvis Costello - 1984  (2:30)

05 - The Black Freighter (live) - Steeleye Span - 1978  (6:15)

06 - Heroes (album version) - David Bowie - 1977  (6:06)

07 - Walking on the Moon - The Police - 1979  (4:59)

08 - If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day - Robert Johnson - 1961  (2:35)

09 - Life on Mars - David Bowie - 1971  (3:51)

10 - We Will Become Silhouettes - The Postal Service - 2005  (3:43)

11 - Outside of a Small Circle of Friends - Phil Ochs - 1967  (3:41)

12 - Jocko Homo - Devo - 1977  (3:37)

13 - Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire - 1965  (3:33)

14 - Nightshift Watchman - David Wilcox - 1987  (3:15)

15 - Two - R D Laing, Alan Blakley, Ken Howard - 1978  (1:42)

16 - Requiem Aeternam - W A Mozart - 1791  (6:51)

17 - Santies - John Cale - 1982  (5:55)

18 - The Smiley Face Song - Charles Ball - 1998  (3:08)

19 - Def Con One - Pop Will Eat Itself - 1988  (4:01)



            Also included is a 12-page booklet which detail’s each song’s relation to the storyline.








            See you on Thursday!

  
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