Friday, July 17, 2009

The "Sprint To The Finish" Friday Random Ten

I've got to meet classmate Paul this afternoon to study for Monday's test, then work tonight, Saturday and a double shift Sunday. Oh, and tests and work on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thankfully Wednesday is the last day of class.

1. Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon- Urge Overkill
2. Sexual Healing- Soul Asylum
3. Original Sin- INXS
4. How Deep Is Your Love- The Bee Gees
5. School's Out- Alice Cooper
6. Suspicious Minds- Fine Young Cannibals
7. Bela Lugosi Is Dead- Bauhaus
8. Cherry Bomb- John Mellencamp
9. Keep Your Hands To Yourself- The Georgia Satellites
10. Cathy's Clown- The Everly Brothers

1. From the Pulp Fiction soundtrack. Funny how I usually like Neil Diamond when others cover him-- Monkees' "I'm a Believer," UB40's "Red Red Wine," and this one-- though I do like his own versions too.
2. Okay, a theme here-- a midwestern band covering a song. This time it's a Marvin Gaye song.
3. I nearly wore this album out the summer of 1984, along with REM's Reckoning, Prince's 1999 and Huey Lewis and the News' "Sports."
4. This is one from the Bee Gees' disco period, but sounds more like something from their folky roots. The Brothers Gibb could write a pretty tune, couldn't they?
5. This one was put to good use in "Dazed and Confused," one of my favorite movies.
6. A fine cover from the Fine Young Cannibals' first album.
7. There used to be a punk bar at 63rd and Pulaski in Chicago called "Over Easy." They had a remarkable jukebox that had great songs like Husker Du's cover of "Eight Miles High," and this song, with a cover of T. Rex' "Telegram Sam" on the other side.
8. John Mellencamp at Poplar Creek in 1988 is one of the great shows I ever saw. This song was popular at the time.
9. These guys were refugees from The Brains, the song that wrote and originally performed "Money Changes Everything," which Cyndi Lauper covered.
10. The Everly Brothers were pioneers in the "Brothers Who Hate Each Other But Are In A Band Together" movement-- the Davies Brothers (Kinks) and the Gallagher Brothers (Oasis) have continued it.


SkylersDad said...

You always amaze me with the wide variety of your music choices, very cool.

Distributorcap said...

i didnt know that Don and Phil Everly hated each other

Churlita said...

What a great playlist. I got pretty tired of that Georgia Satellites song when it first came out, but I might actually be able to listen to it now.