Category Archives: Lists

What’s what. It’s the law but it changes all the time.

Playlist, November 2014

The Lemon Pipers – Green Tambourine – Pure Psychedelic Rock

Grace Slick – Daydream Nightmare – That’s How It Is

Redbone – The Witch Queen Of New Orleans – The Best Of Redbone

Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow – album

Pink Floyd – The Endless River – album

Grace Slick – Darkly Smiling – That’s How It Is

Lola Colt – Driving Mr. Johnny – Away From The Water

David Bowie – John, I’m Only Dancing – single

Cockney Rebel – Mr. Soft – The Psychomodo

Alice Cooper – Luney Tune – School’s Out

David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed – album

St. Vincent – St. Vincent – albumGrace

Playlist, October 2014

Pere Ubu – Carnival Of Souls – album

Neu! – Hallogallo – Neu!

Jeff Buckley – Last Goodbye – Grace

The Black Keys – Just Got To Be – Magic Potion

Fifty Foot Hose – Red The Sign Post – Cauldron

St. Vincent – Rattlesnake – St. Vincent

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Shifting Sands – Part One

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Smell Of Incense – Volume Two

Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin II

Pink Floyd – Chapter 24 – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

The Beatles – Anthology 2 – Disc 2

Lola Colt – Vacant Hearts – Away From The Water

The Wytches – Wire Frame Mattress – Annabel Dream Reader

The Pop Group – We Are Time (John Peel Session) – Curiosities

Goblin – Suspiria – album

The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour – album

The Pop Group – She Is Beyond Good And Evil – Y

The Pop Group – Trap – We Are Time

Playlist, September 2014

Goat – Hide From The Sun – Commune

Goat – World Music – album

John Kongos – He’s Gonna Step On You Again – Kongos

Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory

The Wytches – Wire Frame Mattress – Annabel Dream Reader

David Bowie – After All – The Man Who Sold The World

T. Rex – The Slider – The Slider

T. Rex – Cadilac – The Slider

King Crimson – Lament – Starless And Bible Black

Amplifier – Black Rainbow – All The World’s A Stage

Joy Division – Shadowplay – Unknown Pleasures

David Bowie – Low – album

Slade – Do You Want Me – B-Sides

Jimi Hendrix – Angel – Cornerstones

The Beatles – Dear Prudence – The White Album

Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Child – Electric Ladyland

Gangahr – Powder – Transgressive 10

Underworld – Dirty Epic – Dubnobasswithmyheadman

Neu! – See Land – Neu! ’75

Playlist, August 2014

Amon Duul II – Lemmingmania – album

Amon Duul II – Duulirium – album

David Bowie – The Next Day – album

Cocteau Twins – Head Over Heels – album

Cluster And Eno – Cluster And Eno – album

Jimi Hendrix – Little Wing – Axis: Bold As Love

Jimi Hendrix – If 6 Was 9 – Axis: Bold As Love

Santana – Batuka – Santana 3

Richard And Linda Thompson – The Great Valerio – I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight

Augustus Pablo – 555 Crown Street – The Melodica King

The Beatles – Sexy Sadie – The White Album

Talking Heads – Fear Of Music – album

Mogwai – Waltz For Aidan – Come On Die Young

Mogwai – May Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door – Come On Die Young

Interesting

 

BBC 6 Music: Gideon Coe just played Breaking Glass. It was one of those occasions when your ears prick up in recognition but, because it is unexpected and out of context, you can’t place it for a moment but get lost in the wonder of it.

The way the melodrama of the lyric is sung in an understated voice and the angst is switched to the backing vocal is sheer genius. Bowie is always so good at backing vocals.

I may have to start work on a list of brilliant counter-intuitive switch-arounds and lateral thinking in music. When his trumpet player splits his lip, Glenn Miller rewrites the arrangement with a clarinet lead and creates Moonlight Serenade. That sort of thing.

…Unless it just ends up being dominated by The Beatles and Bowie…hohum.

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The Lists page now has three pages. Compiling these was mainly for my own benefit, to focus my thoughts. A lot of music fans find something that obsesses them and play it to death but I worry that I’m inclined to do the opposite i.e. buy masses of stuff and then revisit tracks after a while in case I’ve neglected them. Hopefully, now that I’ve finished reviewing last year and got the website started (ironing out annoying design features took way more time than compiling pages) the new year can get rolling. And, ahem, rocking.