Songs of the Week – Early 2016

 

A blog where I pick one song to listen to and enjoy, every week! It’s a bit of fun, and a peek into my musical taste and exploration. The point is to discover new music and please give any feedback you would like!

 

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Check out other Songs of the Week below:

 

Current Songs of the Week

Songs of the Week Late 2016

 

 

 

Song of the Week – July 30th, 2016

LCD Soundsystem – “Someone Great”

Originally a segment of the aptly titled 45:33 album from the same year, this song is completely transformed by meaningful lyrics about either a break up or the death of a loved one. It is a song that transcends genres and is painstakingly crafted by Murphy in a way that never tires after multiple listens.

 

 

 

 

 

Song of the Week – July 19, 2016

Suicide – “Ghost Rider”

Alan Vega truly was a madman, as anyone who can invent his own type of music should be. When I bought the first Suicide album back in 2004, I should have known what I was getting into but all I knew it was like nothing I had ever heard before especially not from something that came out as early as 1977. With very minimal instruments and means, this band created something both horrifying and beautiful. Music has not been the same since. R.I.P. brother

 

 

 

 

Song of the Week – July 14th, 2016

The Rolling Stones – “My Obsession”

There are so many gems in the Rolling Stones back catalog that it is kind of crazy, but their 1967 album Between the Buttons has always been a fave of mine. I could pick almost any song off of that or Flowers, but this tune has always stood out as a unique example of just how original The Rolling Stones were at that time. No one person in the band plays their instrument normally at all.

 

 

 

 

Song of the Week – July 3rd, 2016

Rickie Lee Jones – “Last Chance Texaco”

One of the great artists of our time, and this is one of ther most emotional songs. It’s always great to hear a song that is only a couple of chords but gets by on a great atmosphere. R.I.P. Rob Wasserman

 

 

 

 

 

 

Song of the Week – June 29th, 2016

Archers of Loaf – “Harnessed In Slums”

The odd, heavy alternative music scene of the early to mid 1990’s was perhaps the best time Rock and Roll has ever seen. Even when the mainstream radio was decent music, the underground scene in your nearest large city was even more interesting. It is funny what actually stands the test of time….

 

 

 

 

Song of the Week – June 19, 2016

Jesu/Sun Kil Moon – “Father’s Day”

Play it loud for your Dad today!

 

 

 

 

 

Song of the Week – June 11, 2016

Joni Mitchell – “Carey”

A song that never fails to move you, and this performance is so honest and one of my favorites.

No one beats Joni in terms of mystical music!

 

 

 

Song of the Week – May 25th, 2016

Galaxie 500 – “Tell Me”

Covered this song the other night on acoustic, it’s so simple but so great.

Dean truly is a master of the understated melody.

Three chords, G-D-C, but life changing.

 

 

 

 

Song of the Week – May, 15th, 2016

Fugazi – “Recap Modotti”

One of their more underrated songs, written by bassist Joe Lally.

While more approachable and more subdued than most Fugazi tunes,

it is still a masterpiece of tension and genius in in its song structure.

 

 

Song of the Week – May 10th, 2016

Tragically Hip – “Locked in the Trunk of a Car”

This song always puts me in a good mood. Gordon Downie is my frontman hero and lyrical genius.

I dunno, I guess I’m messed up. What it about?……. it’s better for me if u don’t understand.

 

 

 

Song of the Week – April 26th, 2016

Public Enemy – “Don’t Believe the Hype”

There is so much content in the lyrics in this song that every time i listen to it, i listen to it once more just to make sure I don’t miss anything. Chuck D and Flavor Flav are a team like no other.

 

 

 

Song of the Week – April 16th, 2016

Aloha – “Microviolence”

One of the great modern progressive rock bands, with lots of vibraphone (weird!). That drummer Cale Parks, is truly one of rock n roll’s best. Give it a whirl!!

 

 

 

Song of the Week – April 5th, 2016

Calexico – “Black Heart”

Hey look, real musicians! Rock n’ Roll is alive and well. This suites their more classical side but is haunting nonetheless.

 

 

 

 

Song of the Week – March 29th, 2016

Lambchop – “Soaky in the Pooper”

About to see my favorite Nashville musician ever play a set right before one of my top 10 favorite bands ever. Hope he does some old standards, LIVE!! Prrreeettyyyy happy! LAMBCHOP AND YO LA TENGO!!!!!

 

 

 

 

Song of the Week – March 20th, 2016

Iggy Pop & Lisa Germano – “Beside You”

the 90’s were the best, just another example. The master Iggy pairs with perhaps the most underrate female songwriter of the 1990’s, Lisa Germano, for this beautiful rock ballad.

 

 

 

Song of the Week – March 14th, 2016

R.E.M. – “What’s the Frequency Kenneth”

Because I sang it karaoke in front a bunch of my coworkers last Thursday at The Wild Beaver Saloon in downtown Nashville. Yeah…..that happened. And because it’s kind of the perfect rock song of the 90’s!