I was exhausted yesterday returning from a trip to Knoxville, Tennessee to see my parents (I drove the 1000 mile plus round trip) so I didn't do my Friday Random Ten. Here it is a day late:
1. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue- Bob Dylan
2. Midnight Rambler- Rolling Stones
3. Where Have All the Flowers Gone?- The Kingston Trio
4. 48 Hours- The Clash
5. Blame It On Cain- Elvis Costello
6. Help Me Rhonda- The Beach Boys
7. Sneaky Feelings- Elvis Costello
8. Where Were You?- The Mekons
9. One Step Ahead- Split Enz
10. Slum Goddess From the Lower East Side- The Fugs
1. One of my favorite Dylan tunes. I remember reading that Joyce Carol Oates based her story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" on this song. I love Van Morrison and Richie Havens' covers of this song as well.
2. The studio version, from the great Let It Bleed album. I also like the live version, from Get Yer Ya-ya's Out.
3. This war protest song is as relevant as ever, with the American deaths in Iraq approaching 4,000.
4. From the UK version of the Clash' first album.
5. Am I the only one who liked Elvis Costello much better when he was still young and pissed off?
6. I read recently that the two non-Wilson surviving original Beach Boys, Al Jardin and Mike Love recently settled their legal fight over who got to use the Beach Boys name. I can't wait to see the ads for "The Beach Boy, In Concert."
7. See comment #5.
8. A seventies single from Jon Langford and company, from the No Thanks! box set.
9. From the same guys who did "I Got You," one of the great singles of the eighties.
10. A gem from the wonderfully irreverent sixties icons The Fugs.