April 18, 2007 Playlist


"You're Living All Over Me" by Dinosaur jr (1987)
Dinosaur jr "You're Living All Over Me"  1987 (USA)
Dinosaur jr was one of the key band of the 80's American Indie Rock scene that paved the way for the corporate Grunge Rock jive of the early 90's -- in fact Dinosaur became one of those jive corporate bands in the 90's after self-appointed leader J Mascis fired the other two guys.  But don't hold that against them!  The three independent label albums Dinosaur recorded in the 80's are among the finest rock albums of their day, and were a real breath of fresh air against the backdrop of Madonna/Springsteen MTV pop.  Although played at an ear-bleeding volume, their songs are packed with melodic hooks, dynamic tension and release, and epic guitar solos such as hadn't been heard in a decade (and hardly heard since either.)  This, their second LP, is perhaps their best, though the follow up Bug from 1988 also has a lot of boosters.  The original trio of J, Lou & Murph reunited a couple years ago and in 2007 released their first album together since the 80's.  Official Website.

(N) = New Release

(R) = Listener Request

Artist Song Album Year (Label) Country
The Stark Reality Say Brother Now  / CD compilation rec. 1970 USA
Lard Free Noisy Son Sec Unnamed / posthumous recordings CD rec. 1972 France
Jeff Beck Thelonious / Freeway Jam (R) Blow By Blow 1975 UK
The Dixie Dregs Cruise Control (R) Free Fall 1977 USA
The Hold Steady Girls Like Status Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters Colon The Soundtrack (N - various artists) 2007 (Williams Street) USA
Bobby Conn Punch The Sky! / Anybody King For A Day (N) 2007 (Thrill Jockey) USA
Master Shake Face Omelet (hidden track) Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters Colon The Soundtrack (N - various artists) 2007 (Williams Street) USA
Raymond Scott IBM MT/ST: The Paperwork Explosion Manhattan Research, Inc. rec. 1950's, CD reissue 2000 USA
Exmagma Jam Factory For People Insane (R) Goldball 1974 Germany
RTX   (Jennifer Herrema from Royal Trux) Rat Will Kill Western Xterminator (N) 2007 (Drag City) USA
Master Shake Nude Love Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters Colon The Soundtrack (N - various artists) 2007 (Williams Street) USA
Dinosaur jr Lose You're Living All Over Me
1987 USA
Dinosaur jr Been There All The Time Beyond (N) 2007 (Fat Possum) USA
Dinosaur jr Gargoyle Dinosaur 1985 USA
Meat Puppets Hot Pink Up On The Sun 1985 USA
Husker Du How To Skin A Cat New Day Rising 1985 USA
The Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfer Psychic, Powerless . . . Another Man's Sac 1984 USA
Rapeman (Steve Albini) Log Bass Budd EP 1988 USA
Yo La Tengo False Alarm Electr-O-Pura 1995 USA
Jefferson Airplane J.P.P. McStep B. Blues Early Flight (Surrealistic Pillow outtake) rec. 1967 USA
Moby Grape Omaha / Naked If I Want To Moby Grape 1967 USA
Alexander "Skip" Spence It's The Best Thing For You / Keep Everything Under Your Hat Oar (CD bonus tracks) 1969 USA
Iggy Pop Watching The News Zombie Birdhouse 1982 USA
The Stooges TV Eye Funhouse 1970 USA
The Stooges The Weirdness The Weirdness (N)
2007 (Virgin) USA
Faghat Faghat Land The Future Is Coming (N) 2006 (self release) USA
Steve Lieberman April Skies Melancholia Falling (N) 2006 (Bad'lan) USA
db pedersen To Leave You Carrot Carrot! (N)
2007 (Skulls of Heaven) USA
soundtrack Pot Party Teenage Rebellion 1968 USA
Mrs. Miller Green Thumb Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing 1969 USA
Phyllis Diller (I Can't Get No ) Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones) Born To Sing 1969 USA
Leonard Nimoy Put A Little Love In Your Heart (Jackie DeShannon) The New World Of Leonard Nimoy 1970 USA
William Shatner Romeo & Juliette / How Insensitive (A. C. Jobim) The Transformed Man 1968 Canada
Ornette Coleman Matador Sound Grammar 2006 USA
Ornette Coleman Just For You The Art of the Improvisors rec. 1959 USA
Ornette Coleman Peace The Shape of Jazz to Come 1959 USA
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