It's Friday. It's payday. It's the last day before Spring Break. It's all good.
1. Isn't It a Pity- George Harrison
2. I Fought the Law- The Clash
3. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You- Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons
4. I Love Livin' In the City- Fear
5. Who Knows Where the Time Goes- Fairport Convention
6. Come Girl- Joe Strummer and the Mescaleroes
7. Up Around the Bend- Creedence Clearwater Revival
8. Let It Rock- Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
9. On a Night Like This- Bob Dylan
10. Air- Talking Heads
One More: Brilliant Mind- Furniture
1. My second-favorite George Harrison solo song, after "My Sweet Lord."
2. A great Clash cover of the Bobby Fuller 4 song.
3. I always think of the scene in "The Deer Hunter" when I hear this song.
4. From the "No Thanks!" collection of '70's punk.
5. Sandy Denny's achingly beautiful voice is the highlight of this gem. She sang on "Battle of Evermore" on Led Zeppelin's 4th album (the one with Stairway to Heaven).
6. Man, I wish Joe Strummer was still around lately.
7. I read somewhere that Creedence's records frequently outsold the Beatles' records.
8. From "Live Bullet," arguably the best live record (how's that for a contradiction in terms) ever.
9. Another one from the great "Biograph" box set. Originally on "Planet Waves."
10. From "Fear of Music," my favorite Talking Heads record.
One more-- I somehow missed this little pearl when it first came out-- heard it one day on the "New Wave" cable station.