November 8, 2016 Playlist

Election Night in America!?!
and Canadian birthdays
"Selling England By The Pound" by Genesis (1973)
Genesis "Selling England By The Pound"  1973 (UK)
Election night 2016! Well, not too many people saw that coming! Since this show/site/review is about music not politics, let's just say that this DJ knew enough to have no idea what was going to happen, so planned accordingly (not that I would have celebrated the victory of either candidate this year). In other words, the "election theme" this week is pretty high-level, and the CAOTW is a record I seem to play every time I am on the air on election night (this was my third presidential election on the air since 2004 - somehow I missed 2012). I believe "The Battle of Epping Forest" is Genesis' greatest track and one of the "top 5 prog rock tracks of all time ever." It was inspired by a contemporary news story about street battles between rival London gangs, but mixes in all sorts of imagery from throughout England's history, resulting in a progadelic narrative tapestry of "social types" battling for the soul of a country (based on often self-interested or vague rationales). Singer Peter Gabriel's lyrics and the performance thereof are a true tour de force as he changes accents and dialects every few seconds: cockney gangsters, Anglican priests, "Blackcap Barons" riding in limousines . . . The other outstanding track on this LP is "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)", which was the band's first hit single in the UK and is as funky, catchy and dramatic as it is unique and weird.
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
Jimi HendrixThe Star-Spangled Banner (trad.)Live at Woodstock1969USA
CreamPolitician (live)Good Bye1969UK
Creedence Clearwater RevivalEffigyWilly & The Poor Boys1969USA
MC5Future/NowHigh Time1971USA
The MonksShut UpBlack Monk Time1966USA/Germany
Gang Of FourContractEntertainment!1979UK
Talking HeadsDon't Worry About The GovernmentTalking Heads 771977USA
Sex PistolsLiarNever Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols1977UK
The ReplacementsYou LoseHootenanny1983USA
Tom JonesThe Face Of A LoserA-Tom-ic Jones1966UK (Wales)
Joni MitchellCoyoteHejira1976Canada
Neil YoungWill To LoveAmerican Stars & Bars1977Canada
Genesis The Battle Of Epping Forest Selling England By The Pound
The Electric FlagAnother CountryLong Time Comin' 1968
GenesisI Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)Selling England By The Pound
Joni MitchellYou Turn Me On, I'm A RadioFor The Roses1972Canada
Neil YoungTonight's The Night (part one)Tonight's The Night1975Canada
Joni MitchellIn France They Kiss On Main StreetThe Hissing Of Summer Lawns1975Canada
Neil YoungLast DanceTime Fades Away1973Canada
Joni MitchellSongs To Aging Children ComeClouds1969Canada
Neil Young & Promise Of The Real Big BoxEarth (N)2016 (Reprise)Canada/USA
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real Surprise
Something Real (N)2016 (Royal Potato Family)USA
The Jayhawks The Dust Of Long-Dead Stars
Paging Mr. Proust (N)2016 (Thirty Tigers)USA
The Walking Faces The Day You Were BornThe Invisible Planet (N)2016 (Cosmic Primitive)USA
Jimmy Cliff with Bob Weir, Billy Kreutzman & Micky Hart Fire On The Mountain (live - Grateful Dead)Dear Jerry (N - various artists concert recording)2016 (Rounder)Jamaica/USA
Bela Fleck Help On The Way (Grateful Dead)Day Of The Dead (N - various artists box set)2016 (4AD)USA
Bryce Dessner Garcia CounterpointDay Of The Dead (N - various artists box set)2016 (4AD)USA
Bob Weir Ki-Yi BossieBlue Mountain (N)2016 (SMG)USA
The Velvet Underground & NicoAll Tomorrow's PartiesThe Velvet Underground & Nico1967USA/UK/Germany
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