The question from one of you was if and when my GF moves down here if the top ten will alter or change that much and the answer is, no not really. I pretty much dictate what is on my player and if she want's to throw a counterpoint she's always welcome to do so.
Diggy Kat has annouced his new album spidermilk is now out on downloadable files. I'll wait for the cd myself but thought I give him a shoutout.
The songs of the week.
1. MacArthur Park-The Ventures 1969 From their muzak album 10th Anniversity Edition to which one of the best guitar bands of the surf era try to do elevator versions of the hits of that particular time. Mostly forgettible although I'm guessing somebody liked that rock part of the Jimmy Webb classic so much they decided to rock out till the end. A good idea.
2. Houston-REM 2009 From their Live At The Olympia 2 CD set that just came out this week. And the loudness wars continue.
3. In The Rain-The Dramatics 1971 Black music was so much better back in the 60s and the 70s. Too damn bad that today's black folk would rather just rap or do autotune and sound like Alvin Chipmunk on steroids. The computer and sample beats sure killed off soul music big time. This is real soul music, with real instruments and real vocals.
4. Highway 61 Revisited-Bob Dylan 1984 From Real Life, with Mick Taylor on guitar. The closest time Bobby ever came to sounding like The Rolling Stones. Not that he really cared.
5. Mr Soul-Buffalo Springfield 1966 The first time the world got to hear Neil Young. Sounds like somebody took part of the riff off The Stones' Satisfaction and put it to good use.
6. Just A Little Bit-Roy Head 1965 The guy that gave us Treat Her Right, had a minor hit with this Roscoe Gordon classic. One of the funkiest songs ever done by white guys and that's a compliement.
7. Jack The Ripper-The Raybeats 1983 A heavier remake of the Link Wray classic, first heard on the long forgotten Night Flight show that ran on USA in the early 80s and was synicated for about two weeks afterwards on KFXA before Sinclair bought them out and turn them into KGAN clones.
8. Rocket Ride-KISS 1978 Goofy as hell but one of the more heavier numbers that Ace Frehley wrote for these masked marvels. On the studio side of KISS Alive 2, and the most played side on my player.
9. When The Sun Rose Again-Alice In Chains 2009 Layne who?
10. Season Of The Witch-Donovan 1965 BTW It's Halloween. BOO!