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Riff Raff - AC/DC. Admittedly, Powerage is in a blind spot for me, so I didn’t really remember this one. It’s got that blues rock feel that you expect from this group. As someone who also posted a deep(er) cut today, I’ve gotta appreciate it!
I see the playlist has the album version. I prefer the Live version and had submitted it with my list to Zegras. As a concert opener I think it kicks ***. :headbang:
Change made.
 
#29 Riff Raff (Powerage)


I’ve included the live version of this one off of If You Want Blood as it’s the first track and a perfect concert opening. I love feeling the crowd’s anticipation of the impending onslaught to the ears. This song has to be played loud.


Powerage is one of my favourite Albums by the band and the first with new bassist Cliff Williams. Released in 1978. I still enjoy listening to this when I’m in my car driving by myself. No real duds amongst the 9 songs.

Album breakdown
0 74 Jailbreak
0 High Voltage
0 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
0 Let There Be Rock
1 PowerAge
0 Highway To Hell
1 Back in Black
1 For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
0 Flick of the Switch
0 Fly On The Wall
0 Who Made Who
0 Blow Up Your Video
0 The Razor’s Edge
0 BallBreaker
0 Stiff Upper Lip
0 Black Ice
0 Rock or Bust
0 Power Up
 
Today I am north away from the, but with family so I am still bored ;). Please note changes here, and I can update on the fly, but they will be out of order. Here on out I will check before creation of the playlist so it correlates better.

Eta: when I get home, I will rearrange the tunes, but can't on the phone.
 
Riff Raff - AC/DC. Admittedly, Powerage is in a blind spot for me, so I didn’t really remember this one. It’s got that blues rock feel that you expect from this group. As someone who also posted a deep(er) cut today, I’ve gotta appreciate it!
I see the playlist has the album version. I prefer the Live version and had submitted it with my list to Zegras. As a concert opener I think it kicks ***. :headbang:
If You Want Blood is one of my favorite album covers FWIW.
 
Do most of the masses do the list in order, or shuffle?

I've gotten in habit with these to start on my song and shuffle from there for maximum surprises.
 
Do most of the masses do the list in order, or shuffle?

I've gotten in habit with these to start on my song and shuffle from there for maximum surprises.
I usually start from the beginning because it helps me keep track of how much is left and where to pick up it I have to do it in pieces.
 
Brandi CarlileJB Breakfast ClubA Beautiful Noise (Single with Alicia Keys)
This is one of many artists I wanted to dive into. Liked this one alot! Not sure how I got the link to format LOL
This was part of an "Every Vote Counts: A Celebration of Democracy" TV special that aired October 29, 2020.

 
Do most of the masses do the list in order, or shuffle?

I've gotten in habit with these to start on my song and shuffle from there for maximum surprises.
I pretty much go in order. If I am very familiar with something I may skip it and come back to it if/when I have time after making sure I get to the more unfamiliar stuff
I go in order, so I can reference back to the playlist post to see who selected that artist
 
Do most of the masses do the list in order, or shuffle?

I've gotten in habit with these to start on my song and shuffle from there for maximum surprises.
I've been going with shuffle so far. When I hit some busier days, those will likely be in order so that I know where I left off (and/or how many more I have to go).
 
Do most of the masses do the list in order, or shuffle?

I've gotten in habit with these to start on my song and shuffle from there for maximum surprises.
I've been going with shuffle so far. When I hit some busier days, those will likely be in order so that I know where I left off (and/or how many more I have to go).
Fair point with the time.

I started this way because I know my leans and biases, so shuffle keeps me in check and more open to starting songs with a more open mind.

I have had to restart several playlists though because I opened something else and lost my place.
 
Spoon - Wild... Haven't listened to all yet, but this one sort of popped from the list for me today. Gives me a U2 vibe.
 
Part of I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia has collapsed for the second time since 1996. The first time was because of a tire fire below the highway. This time because of a tanker truck fire. This will lead to more traffic in South Jersey for the next few months. I-95 and I-295 basically form a loop between Trenton and Wilmington and run parallel to each other on the PA and NJ sides of the Delaware River.
 
Part of I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia has collapsed for the second time since 1996. The first time was because of a tire fire below the highway. This time because of a tanker truck fire. This will lead to more traffic in South Jersey for the next few months. I-95 and I-295 basically form a loop between Trenton and Wilmington and run parallel to each other on the PA and NJ sides of the Delaware River.
Did someone write a song about it already? ;)
 
Part of I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia has collapsed for the second time since 1996. The first time was because of a tire fire below the highway. This time because of a tanker truck fire. This will lead to more traffic in South Jersey for the next few months. I-95 and I-295 basically form a loop between Trenton and Wilmington and run parallel to each other on the PA and NJ sides of the Delaware River.
Did someone write a song about it already? ;)
Only the theme song to the greatest movie ever made (Kelly’s Heroes)

 
Part of I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia has collapsed for the second time since 1996. The first time was because of a tire fire below the highway. This time because of a tanker truck fire. This will lead to more traffic in South Jersey for the next few months. I-95 and I-295 basically form a loop between Trenton and Wilmington and run parallel to each other on the PA and NJ sides of the Delaware River.
Did someone write a song about it already? ;)
Only the theme song to the greatest movie ever made (Kelly’s Heroes)

I didn't realize Kelly went through Philly before plowing through France.
 

Todd Rundgren - Hideaway (Official Music Video)

You're watching the official music video for Todd Rundgren - "Hideaway" from the album 'The Ever
enjoyed this to start a Sunday morning

thanks Zegras! like most of these picks - it was really tough to narrow down on this little known album, and one of my favorites

any of you guys have any thoughts whether any of these others were a better pick?

my pick - yeah, video is very dated, but gotta remember this was cutting edge in video production in '82-'83 ...I mean "Pitfall" was one of the leading video games - LOL (and yes, that's a very young Jack Black)

Hideaway


my oh so close runner-ups from the "Ever Popular Tortured Artist" album

There Goes Your Baybay

Drive
 
Part of I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia has collapsed for the second time since 1996. The first time was because of a tire fire below the highway. This time because of a tanker truck fire. This will lead to more traffic in South Jersey for the next few months. I-95 and I-295 basically form a loop between Trenton and Wilmington and run parallel to each other on the PA and NJ sides of the Delaware River.
Crap - supposed to go down to Rehoboth Beach in late July.
 
Just got back to the hotel after spending all morning at the RRHOF. I wish I could have shared pics with you all as I was going along!

It was a moving experience for sure, for those of our ilk ❤️
I‘m taking a sabbatical from work in July, and was planning on taking a solo road trip for part of it up to Canton to see the Football HoF and some of the Presidential history sites in northern Ohio (because I’m nerdy like that). I was thinking about working a Guardians game into it (spending a night in Cleveland on my way from Garfield’s home in Mentor to Hayes’ home in Fremont, OH). Reading this, I may have to try to see about adding a day to include the Rock and Roll HoF on the itinerary.
 
Just got back to the hotel after spending all morning at the RRHOF. I wish I could have shared pics with you all as I was going along!

It was a moving experience for sure, for those of our ilk ❤️
I‘m taking a sabbatical from work in July, and was planning on taking a solo road trip for part of it up to Canton to see the Football HoF and some of the Presidential history sites in northern Ohio (because I’m nerdy like that). I was thinking about working a Guardians game into it (spending a night in Cleveland on my way from Garfield’s home in Mentor to Hayes’ home in Fremont, OH). Reading this, I may have to try to see about adding a day to include the Rock and Roll HoF on the itinerary.
Plenty to do in Cleveland.
Here's a few promotional videos in case you need a primer.
 
Excluding my own I knew 11 from today's playlist. Just so people don't feel left out know that I'll probably like 90% of songs by AC/DC, The Police, SRV, Rush,ELO,The Hip and Heart. Getting a nice assortment of deep tracks from these artists I don't always listen to.
New to me favs in playlist order
A Beautiful Noise
Dramamine
For Tomorrow
Wild
Still liking everything I've heard from Frank Black, Decemberists,The Stranglers,Slade, Chicago ,Dino Jr and Bauhaus.
Trail of the Dead - liked last 2 better. Actually thought this was U2 when it came on
You Haven't Done Nothing- one of my top 10 by Stevie
Let It Die- never got into Foo Fighters other than a couple hits. Liking what I've heard so far.
New Orleans is Sinking and Candle in the Wind would've been much high on my list.
 
I was out of town the past few days for a family wedding and playing some catch-up. Currently sitting outside with my second gin gimlet and a Bluetooth speaker. About halfway through the 30’s playlist. Everything is awesome, but particularly appreciating some of the artists that I haven’t really dived into for whatever reason (Dino Jr, Stranglers, Big Thief, ELO come to mind so far, but not an exclusive list and leaving a lot out).
 
Some listening:

The Decemberists (kupcho1) "Ben Franklin's Song" - How could a patriot dislike this song? I don't dislike it at all!
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead (plinko) "Opera Obscura" - I loved it. Driving, guitar-driven rock. What's not to dig?
Heart (Doug B) "Alone" - This is that '80s Heart that I remember from my youth. Ann can really sing. I like their '70s output, too.
The Hold Steady (scorchy) "Spices" - Dig it. If this the later-period slump every band hits, I can be convinced that their earlier stuff is something to revel in.
Clutch (Raging weasel) "In Walks Barbarella" - This has an Ohio Players or Tower of Power feel to it. Not what I expected at all. I then moved on to one of their most played songs. This is a trippy, space rock band, isn't it? I'm gathering that from the song "Spacegrass" and the song titles and delivery of these past two song. I had no idea, really. I thought they were like Helmet. Well, let's rock!
Warren Zevon (worrierking) "Detox Mansion" - Okay. This is Zevon with an '80s sound. These lyrics are pretty withering.
Bauhaus (otb_lifer) "Paranoia" and "All We Ever Wanted Was Everything" - Not totally sure what to say. I liked the breakdown chant of "Paranoia, hey" at 3:00 of that song and I like the full-on other song.
Phish (shuke) "RIft" - I know this song very well and never owned the album. It was always playing in our collegiate halls. It's a great song, IMO. I always liked Phish, just never all culty-like like some of their more ardent fans. Junta is actually probably my favorite album by them, or at least the one I know best. Man, can these guys ever play! Really enjoying this.
Sigur Ros (Scoresman) "Hafsol" - This is post-rock. If this moves Scoresman as much as Explosions In The Sky moved me back in 2003/4, then God bless and I have nary a negative word. This is rather beautiful and I can see its acclaim among a fervent fan base. Very awesome. I'm not as sold on the falsetto as others, though. But still wonderful. Gotta stick around for the loud/loud dynamic at 6:30 when the guitar and strings come in. Imperative that a listener make it that far. That's the thing. If you're going to give this stuff a chance, you've absolutely going to have to buckle in for the whole ride. Anything else is disappointing.
Green Day (MAC_32) "Brat" - "Mom and Dad don't look so hot these days" Finally we hit Green Day I know. I always liked the song -- it's great power pop -- but the subject matter was saddening.
Queen (Snellman) "Friends Will Be Friends" - Nice sentiment. There are other Queen songs I love, but we're only at twenty-nine here. Good track. Somehow the follow-up on my Spotify was "Boys Don't Cry" by The Cure, which is tough to beat.

More TK
 
Those of you order listeners deprive yourselves of sweet transitions like deamau5- ray charles- modest mouse, though. ;)
I had Ray Charles sandwiched between Daft Punk & deadmau5 on the 31s.
Plausibly the most intriguing trio today was The Prodigy/ The Stranglers/ Simon & Garfunkel
Also some <3 to today’s selections from Chicago, Stevie Wonder, Bauhaus (hitting one of the few songs I knew from them), Modest Mouse, and The Hold Steady.
 
Random thoughts about some of the #29s I know:

I was wondering if Binky was going to put Todd's Hideaway at #31 to coincide with Chicago's Hideaway. The album it comes from (The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect) is unusual in that its most famous song sounds so different from the rest of it that I think of it as an almost separate entity. Of the songs that actually represent the sound of the album, I think Hideaway is the best. I've always found the line "Everybody's looking for a Heaven on Earth / A slice of paradise where nobody gets hurt" to be extremely endearing.
Walking in Your Footsteps is one of the most interesting songs on Synchronicity -- it uses the contemporary production devices to perfection.
Dodo/Lurker is one of my favorites from Abacab. One of my high school classmates used to blurt out "Fish he got a hook in his throat, fish he got problems" at random times.
Ghost of a Chance is one of my favorite post-Moving Pictures Rush songs. It's one of the band's best melodies and one of Geddy Lee's best vocal performances.
You Haven't Done Nothin' is a top 5 Stevie song for me. I have great memories of it on the car radio as a child (obviously at the time I had no idea it was about Richard Nixon). I took it in the 18th round of a soul/funk/R&B song draft on another board, knowing people who wanted to grab a Stevie song early would opt for something like Superstition, Living for the City or Higher Ground instead of this.
Rift is an excellent album opener. It's kind of manic but never gets out of control. It was actually created from the original coda of The Curtain, Shuke's #31 song. In 2000, the original coda returned for most (but not all) performances of the song and those versions are called The Curtain With.
Sweet Talkin' Woman is in my ELO top 5, as is their other "Woman" hit.
I don't know a whole lot of Dino Jr. material, but I did own Green Mind, Where You Been and Without a Sound, and Thumb was probably my favorite from all of them. It's nice respite of spacey psychedelia surrounded by noise.
HOW DO I GIIIIIIIIIIIIIT YOU ALOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE???????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????
 
29 - The Stranglers - All Day and All of the Night


Year - 1988
Album - All Live and All of the Night
UK Chart position - #7
Vocals - Hugh Cornwell
Key Lyric - Girl I want to be with you all of the time

Interesting Points
1) This is indeed a cover of The Kinks hit
2) By now the band was treading water and were promoting the live release, paraphrasing the song title for the album release
3) Its the onky track on the album that is not recorded live. Its a studio version tacked on at the end after all the live stuff.
4) It was their second highest ranking chart hit behind Golden Brown.
5) With the classic line up, Following this they onky had a hit with another cover and 2 redone old songs. Ideas were gone as the two frontmen werent getting along. They continued to have a few minor chart hits with the bext singer once Cornwell was gone, but they wont be included here.

Summary to date
Year

1977 - 1
1978 - 1
1979 - 0
1980 - 0
1981 - 0
1982 - 0
1983 - 0
1984 - 0
1985 - 0
1986 - 0
1987 - 0
1988 - 1
1989 - 0
1990 onwards - 0

Where to find
Rattus Norvegicus - 1/9
No More Heroes - 0/11
Black and White - 0/12
The Raven - 0/11
The Gospel According to the Meninblack - 0/10
La Folie - 0/11
Feline - 0/9
Aural Sculpture - 0/11
Dreamtime - 0/10
All Live and All of the Night - 1/13
10 - 0/10
1991 onwards - 0
B Sides - 0
Greatest Hits - 0
Standalone Single - 1

Running Vocal Count
Hugh Cornwell - 2
Jean-Jacques Burnel - 1
Other - 0

Rundown
#31 - Walk on By
#30 - Ugly
#29 - All Day and All of the Night

Next, we are done with the karaoke Stranglers for awhile, but the next song is extremely weird. Drugs were involved and it should not be listened to under the influence. From #27 onwards we are more on the straight and narrow, but Ugly and our #28 need to set a tone for variances in material down the line
 
Pip -
I was wondering if Binky was going to put Todd's Hideaway at #31 to coincide with Chicago's Hideaway. The album it comes from (The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect) is unusual in that its most famous song sounds so different from the rest of it that I think of it as an almost separate entity. Of the songs that actually represent the sound of the album, I think Hideaway is the best. I've always found the line "Everybody's looking for a Heaven on Earth / A slice of paradise where nobody gets hurt" to be extremely endearing.

oh yeah, Pip nailed it, this is one of several songs with lyrics that hit home after being dumped ...such is the angst of young, stupid love

Will you take me to your secret hideaway
I won't tell nobody where I'm going
Won't you tell me that we're leaving right away
For the heart of your hideaway
Everybody's looking for a heaven on earth
A slice of paradise where nobody gets hurt

Someone to put the pieces back together again
When your daydreams die
Are you trying to get a message through the air to me?
Get me on your wavelength and tell me which way to go
To your hideaway
I can't stand another second in this tinker-toy world
Give me your direction
Don't make me wait anymore
It seems so far away
You can trust me with your secret fantasy
You will never know until you've tried
But it's oh so cold
Standing on the outside

LOL - desperate ...sappy, but man it really meant something to a heart-broken 24 yr old heart-broken Binky whose girl left him for a Southern Ohio country-boy white trash loser.
 
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Today's Jorge Ben Jor song was my favorite of his thus far. The interplay between the guitar and bass works really well.

Today's Modest Mouse was not at all what I was expecting from them -- it really does sound like they were performing it and/or you are supposed to listen to it under the influence of dramamine. I thought it was one of the post-rock bands until I looked at the running order of the playlist.
 
Sigur Ros (Scoresman) "Hafsol" - This is post-rock. If this moves Scoresman as much as Explosions In The Sky moved me back in 2003/4, then God bless and I have nary a negative word. This is rather beautiful and I can see its acclaim among a fervent fan base. Very awesome. I'm not as sold on the falsetto as others, though. But still wonderful. Gotta stick around for the loud/loud dynamic at 6:30 when the guitar and strings come in. Imperative that a listener make it that far. That's the thing. If you're going to give this stuff a chance, you've absolutely going to have to buckle in for the whole ride. Anything else is disappointing.

Thanks. In my countdown, this song by far has the most falsetto. There may only be just one or two where the entire song is falsetto like this. This is by far the most frequent comment I get when I try to introduce people to the band. The falsetto can be a bit much. I get it. It took me a while to get into it too.

That said, you are spot-on about riding out the entire song. There are many that have the payoff "explosion" like that.

#28 however, is going to be another with structure!
 
Today's Jorge Ben Jor song was my favorite of his thus far. The interplay between the guitar and bass works really well.
I remember you inquiring after I posted the number of songs that I had from A Tábua De Esmeralda — today’s was on that album (and first one in my top 31 from it). So, glad you liked that one, as there will be a bit more from that album.
 
The Decembrists song is great. Fantastic melody, fantastic vocal, fantastic use of organ.

I never really knew what to make of TOD's Elena's Tomb EP -- the first thing fans heard after the masterpiece Source Tags and Codes -- and Intelligence is certainly part of the reason why. In contrast to almost everything else they ever did, it has a dance beat in spots -- but also shouty vocals and bursts of noise. Many of the band's contradictions are encapsulated in this one song.
 
In contrast to almost everything else they ever did, it has a dance beat in spots

I listened to this song first and decided to pass on comment because it was so danceable. It didn't seem like Source Tags, though I'm certainly not going to pigeonhole them into something just because they did it once. Dance/punk was huge in 2003. Dance away!
 
Wow - round of #29 was my favorite so far from start to finish. Can’t wait to see what comes next.

JBJ - really digging this. Love the use of the instrument that sounds like you’re pulling a straw through the lid of a fountain drink.

Police - love this song. This will be a great playlist.

Modest Mouse - haven’t heard this before. I liked it.

The Decembrists - I really liked this. Sounds like if They Might Be Giants decided to sing a regular/normal song.

Trail of Dead - definitely different from the other selections so far. Gives me a Nine Inch Nails vibe.

Rush - ♥️

Sigur Ros - this song sounds like Iceland

Chicago - I get The Beach Boys influence on this one.

ELO - takes me back to when my friend down the street and I would sneak into his older brothers room when he wasn’t there to listen to his records. Loved this.

Clutch - we go from a Limp Bizkit diss track, to Johnny Cash singing a Doors song, to this hard bluesy rock song (which I like). What’s next?

The back-to-back-to-back trio of Doves, Spoon, and Foo Fighters was divine.

Heart - my favorite of their later 80s work. How can you not sing along?

Tragically Hip - I liked this. Totally new to me.

Lots of other great stuff throughout that I didn’t mention.

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