January 24, 2007 Playlist

"They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top" by Liars (2001)
Liars  "They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top"  2001 (USA)
Liars may be the most interesting "rock group" in the English-speaking world today. This, their debut album, put a new twist on the post-punk funk of Gang of Four and ESG -- making it their most "conventional" record, and they've never looked back since.  Their second album was a critic-confounding  collection of songs about witchcraft ("They Were Wrong, So We Drowned") and their most recent album ("Drum's Not Dead")  deals with the internal emotional battle between the yin/yang of anxiety and vitality.  They're all worthy of inclusion in this Hall of Classics, but we'll start with the debut album.
(N) = New Release

Artist Song Album Year (Label) Country
Meat Puppets I Am A Machine Mirage 1987 USA
Scorpions Robot Man In Trance 1975 Germany
Scott Walker 30 Century Man Scott 3 1969 USA/UK
Groundhogs Rich Man, Poor Man Thank Christ For The Bomb 1970 UK
Black Flag Swinging Man My War 1983 USA
Iggy Pop Repo Man Repo Man (original soundtrack) 1984 USA
Liars The Dust That Makes Mud They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top
2001 USA
Xerobot  One Push Control Panel 1996 USA
Beck Sweet Sunshine Mellow Gold 1994 USA
Lutefisk Conquer (Negative Thoughts & Feelings) Forever Burn In Hell Fuckers 1997 USA
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Piece Of Crap Sleeps With Angels 1994 Canada/USA
The Lapse We Must Move Backwards To Progress Betrayal 1998 USA
Stereolab Iron Man Aluminum Tunes rec. 1997 UK
Neil Hagerty I Found A Stranger Neil Michael Hagerty 2001 USA
Wall of Voodoo Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash cover) The Index Masters rec. 1979 USA
Suicide Space Blue Bamboo Second Album (bonus CD - First Rehearsal Tapes) rec. 1975 USA
Throbbing Gristle Six Six Sixties 20 Jazz Funk Greats 1978 UK
Sonic Youth Beautiful Plateau The Destroyed Room (b-sides & rarities) (N) 2006 (rec. 2003) (Geffen) USA
The Fucking Ocean Multiply! Le Main Rouge (N) 2006 (Double Negative) USA
Deerhoof The Perfect Me Friend Opportunity (N) 2006 (Kill Rock Stars) USA
Public Image Ltd. Swan Lake Second Edition (aka Metal Box)
1979 UK
Guru Guru Round Dance Don't Call Us, We'll Call You 1973 Germany
Miles Davis Quintet (with Joe Beck) Water On The Pond Directions (compilation of outtakes) rec. 1967 USA
Tony Williams Lifetime Beyond Games Emergency! 1969 USA
The Soft Machine Spaced Two Spaced rec. 1968 UK
Matching Mole Smoke Signal Little Red Record 1972 UK
Robert Wyatt Sea Song Rock Bottom 1974 UK
Spectrum Sweet Running Water Soul Kiss (Glide Divine) 1992 UK
Spiritualized (with Dr. John) Cop Shoot Cop Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space 1997 UK
Dr. John, The Night Tripper Loop Garoo Remedies 1970 USA
Green Milk From The Planet Orange Butterfly He's Crying "LOOK" 2004 Japan
   Happy Birthday Robert Wyatt! 
 Robert Wyatt circa 1974   Robert Wyatt today
Born January 28, 1945 
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