Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRock and Pop · 1 decade ago

Happy Friday R&P, Is clay really a good material to build a table from? (#33)?

Hi Everybody.

Well, here's the top 101, mix tape rules song of the day. Mix tape rules simply means that I only allowed myself one song by each act. I hope you all enjoy it.

First off, here is the entire list to date:

101. the Violent Femmes - Add It Up

100. Unkle - Rabbit In Your Headlights

99. the Tyde - Henry VIII

98. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Runnin Down a Dream

97. They Might Be Giants - Road Movie to Berlin

96. the Stranglers - Golden Brown

95. the Vogues - 5 O'Clock World

94. Jethro Tull - New Day Yesterday

93. fIREHOSE - Anti-Masogyny Maneuver

92. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Is This Love?

91. Drive Like Jehu - Here Come Rome Plows

90. Bob Dylan - Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again

89. Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World

88. Yo La Tengo - Stockholm Syndrome

87. Rocket From the Crypt - Killy Kill

86. Band f Horses - Wicked Gil

85. the Monkees - Randy Scouse Git

84. Echo and the Bunnymen - Do It Clean

83. the Starlight Mints - Black Cat

82. Devo - Gut Feeling

81. the Who - the Kids are Alright

80. the Carrie Nations - Find It

79. Andrew Bird - Imitosis

78. Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth

77. Portishead - Cowboys

76. Tom Brosseau - Here Come the Water Now

75. Mos Def - Sex, Love and Money

74. the Mamas and the Papas - California Dreamin

73. the Specials - Little B*tch

72. PJ Harvey - Me-Jane

71. R.E.M. - Welcome to the Occupation

70. Jimi Hendrix - Castles Made of Sand

69. Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill

68. Bruce Springsteen - Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street

67. Jason Loewenstein - NYC III

66. the Breeders - Only in 3's

65. Okkervil River - It Ends With A Fall

64. the Zombies - Time of the Season

63. Weezer - Tired of Sex

62. The Spires - Wild Death

61. The Mars Volta - The Widow

60. Deerhoof - This Magnifcent Bird Will Rise

59. Robert Pollard - Make Use

58. Talking Heads - Crosseyed and Painless

57. Warren Zevon - Desperados Under the Eaves

56. Modest Mouse - Interstate 8

55. Bruce Hornsby and the Range - The Way It Is

54. Fionn Regan - the Underwood Typewriter

53. Morrissey - Alsatian Cousin

52. Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit

51. Jane's Addiction - Three Days

50. Blur - Trimm Trabb

49. Franklin For Short - Like A Feather

48. David Bowie - It Ain't Easy

47. The Old 97's - Streets of Where I'm From

46. Paul McCartney - Too Many People

45. Delta Spirit - Parade

44. Polvo - Thermal Treasure

43. Fuazi - Place Position

42. Beck - Guess I'm Doing Fine

41. Nick Drake - Things Behind the Sun

40. Brian Wilson - Surf's Up

39. Aimee Mann - It's Not

38. The Silver Jews - The Wild Kindness

37. Billy Joel - Laura

36. Sebadoh - Homemade

35. Sonic Youth - Dirty Boots

34. Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

For number 33 I went with a tune from indie rock legends Guided By Voices. Not a ton to say. Just cool, catchy, nice and simple.

Guided By Voices - Bulldog Skin

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So what did you think of this one? Got a favorite Guided By Voices song?

What's your favorite song from the countdown to date?

Thanks a lot everybody. I hope the week has been great and heading into a great weekend.


Thanks Aaron. I'll take a look at your question.

Have a good one.


Thanks a lot. I'm glad you liked the choice.

I actually was tipped off about In Prism by a friend of mine from here and picked it up pretty quickly after it came out. I dig it a lot. I think a slight production upgrade suits them nicely. They're a really cool band. Very unique and interesting. It's a shame that they are so far below the radar in general. I guess that's the price of being quirky (although it's a great payoff for people like us who love that).

I love Beggar's Bowl. One of my favorite tracks of the year.

Thanks a lot. Have a good one.

Update 2:

Hi CR.

Happy Friday. I'm glad you dig the choice. I know what you mean. They've just got a TON of records. I don't have them all either. Truth be told, I don't think I ever will complete the collection, as much as I like them. I want to say I have 6 of their records, and they're all good, but it's just too much to buy and there are so many things to buy.

I just listened to that Andrew Bird tune a little earlier. I think it's going on a sampler for a friend of my wife's that wants to expand his horizons. Great tune.

Thanks a lot CR. Have a great weekend.

Hi Beatle.

I apreciate that a lot. I've got to say though, Radio and Gibb probably deserve it more. I'll gratefully take the praise though. Thanks a lot man.

Hey, I hope you check back. I was talking to Franklin For Short's drummer the other night at a show and it looks like they're hitting Boston as part of a some shows they're playing to support the Kings of Convenience. I remember that you really liked that one...

Update 3:

and I think you're from near there so I thought I would just throw that out there in case you were interested. They're really great live. I'm actually pretty excited. Going to see them in a couple of weeks.

Anyways. Thanks man. Have a good one.

Update 4:

Hi Captain.

Thanks man. Everywhere With Helicopter was very much a finalist to get the GBV nod. I like Glad Girls a lot too.

Nice choices by the way (I know that there shouldn't be any "bad choices in my eyes as they all come from my list, but I like yours).

You may want to give Polvo a closer look. Maybe pass on Today's Active Lifestyles if you weren't into Thermal Treasure, but the new record is definitely cool, and Celebrate The New Dark Age is a very good record as well. May be worth the time. Like we've talked about before though, there is just a whole lot of things to check out and only so much time.

Have a great weekend man.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Hey Prof,

    I still need to pick up more GBV albums. This was a great song I hadn't heard before. I own 3 albums, but trying to collect them all is costly. Wish I saw them live.

    One thing I know is, no matter what album it is, Pollard is bound to impress you with his catchy rock tunes. Dude wrote a ton. Pretty cool video too. I normally don't like them, but it was cute.

    My favorite GBV song is "Hold On Hope". Yeah, it might be the most popular, but I just think it's a beautiful song.

    My favorite song from the countdown? "Imitosis". Andrew Bird's take on things fascinate me. I truly appreciate that he's not just a love song kind of guy. His songs make me think.

    Great job Prof, looking forward to the next.

  • 1 decade ago

    Happy Friday Prof.!

    Looks like I missed a few songs somehow. The last one I remember is #46.

    That song was really good, another group I've never heard before (but I have heard their name before). I'm gonna have to say that you're the #1 Promoter of Indie bands in R&P, Lol.

    My favorite is #57 so far.

    Have a great weekend!

  • 1 decade ago

    Good song from a great band. One of my favorite GBV songs is

    'The Official Ironmen Rally Song'

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    I like almost all of the songs on the countdown but I'm gonna go with Polvo since you're the only person I've ever seen mention them here besides myself. Have you heard their new album 'In Prism'? It's incredible.

    Beggar's Bowl

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    Listen to the whole album here:

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'd love that song to be played on my school's radio .

    This is the first or second Guided by Voices song I've heard so can't say I have a fave other than this song but I'll look into them more actually

    Fave song from your list.. It Ain't Easy

    Hope you have a cool weekend too !

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  • 1 decade ago

    milky bar kid in moshpit shocker!

    hey prof,

    not bad at all, but i've heard better. i posted this in the robert pollard entry, but it will do no harm to hear them again

    glad girls

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    everywhere with helicopter

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    38, 59, 86, 82, 60, 71, 62 - bingo!


    i've just listened to dodo's link above - now, that is brilliant.

    was my disdain unjustified a few weeks back?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Heheh.... "Fuazi".... but anyway...hmm, hows this??

    Source(s): Eddie Vedder
  • 1 decade ago

    Very good!!

    Happy friday prof

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  • 1 decade ago


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