Friday, June 27, 2008

The No Rest For The Wicked Friday Random Ten

It's been an insanely busy week. Kim and I are sans children tonight, so we're actually going to go out tonight!


1. Whole Lotta Love- Led Zeppelin
2. Devil In Disguise- Elvis Presley
3. Wait Until Tomorrow- The Jimi Hendrix Experience
4. Electrical Storm- U2
5. I'll Be You- The Replacements
6. Nutbush City Limits- Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
7. The Times They Are A-Changin'- Bob Dylan
8. Dirty Boulevard- Lou Reed
9. Dear Mr. Fantasy- Traffic
10. 53rd and 3rd- The Ramones


Notes:
1. The first record Rhino Records ever issued was the Temple City Kazoo Orchestra's cover of this song.
2. What would a Friday Random Ten be without Elvis?
3. This might be my favorite Jimi Hendrix song.
4. The last U2 song I really liked.
5. The biggest hit the Replacements had.
6. Seger and company covering a Tina Turner song. I'd argue that "Live Bullet" was the best live album ever.
7. From the soundtrack of the sixties.
8. From "New York," probably Lou's most political album. Dion sang on this one.
9. I don't know what's more unnerving-- that Steve Winwood just turned sixty or that I'm only 13 years younger than he is.
10. Dee Dee Ramone penned this autobiographical song about heroin addiction and hustling to feed that addiction.

8 comments:

Erik Donald France said...

All good and I'm with you re: U2. I think they peaked for me when they played in Chapel Hill in 1983, the first show of the War tour.

Whole Lotta Love has gotta be one of the greatest coolest craziest songs ever put to vinyl -- or kazoo.

Cheers from Motor City!

Bubs said...

You've got some favorites on here. Dirty Boulevard, Devil in Disguise, Whole Lotta Love...whew.

We took advantage of our childless night to go out to dinner ourselves. Hope you had a good time

JR's Thumbprints said...

I was a fan of The Replacements. Remember their song about Alex Chilton? Cool songs. Short lived group.

Doc said...

I agree about "Live Bullet". The only other album I could name of that caliber would be "Joshua Tree".

Doc

Mathman6293 said...

That is some great listening.

Tenacious S said...

"I'll Be You" is such a beautiful song. Hope you guys had a great night out.

GETkristiLOVE said...

Going out where?!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Date night! So rare and so needed. Hope you had fun.