Playlist of the Week for April 27th, 2012
This week’s playlist is just the flavours of the week, some things I’ve been listening to a lot, assembled in a mixtape style fashion.
The Beatles - Helter Skelter
No explanation required, fuck you.
Louis XIV - Guilt By Association
I actually found this band a couple years ago surfing around on myspace via other bands “Top 8’s” I think where this song really gets good, gets sexual, is right at the bridge, when the staccato cello comes in. You’ll just have to hear it to really understand.
The Cars - Just What I Needed.
This is just a great, classic rock and roll song. If you’re not familiar with the band, this is a great place to start, and I highly recommend you check out more of their material.
Cheap Trick - Ain’t That A Shame
This is a classic song originally recorded by Fats Domino, a very distinctive R&B tune. Cheap Trick’s version is equally distinctive, but for different reasons. Specifically, Rick Nielsen’s pants.
Lit - My Own Worst Enemy
I was going through some stuff on my harddrive and I came across this song, as well as a couple others on this list. I just think it’s a solid rock song and it’s my list so there.
The All-American Rejects - Swing
A friend of mine is really into this band and is really excited for their upcoming album. I decided to see what all the hype was about, so I set up a grooveshark playlist with every song they’ve ever released. This is the only one that stuck. And boy oh boy did it stick.
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Love Struck Baby
A friend of mine and I used to have regular debates about the best blues rock guitarist/songwriter of all time. Personally I’m more on the side of the classics, so I always took Jimi Hendrix’s side, while he took John Mayer’s side. Who knows why. I was recently thinking about these debates when I realized that we forgot about Stevie Ray Vaughan. I don’t know how we skipped over the obviously superior guitar fiend here, I won’t even wager a guess. The point is that Stevie Ray Vaughan is better than everyone, and that’s the end of my anecdote.
Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen
If this song doesn’t get you pumped, your heart is made of lead and your blood consists of pebbles and lost souls.
Head Automatica - Beating Hearts Baby
Clocking in at three minutes and thirty seconds exactly, here is pop perfection at it’s most perfectesterest. Clean, glossy, but sharp and edgy in all the right places, it’s catchier than the clap.
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
I just really love this song and I don’t give a damn. As previously stated, it’s my playlist.
Delta Spirit - California
This song doesn’t technically fit on this playlist, as it’s newer than 2006, but that’s okay.
John Denver - Sunshine on My Shoulders
What a perfect song. Go hold someone’s hand.
To hear the songs in the playlist, just simply click any link in this post and hit the play all button, or click the picture, which I stole from Scott Meyer ala http://www.basicinstructions.net which is a webcomic that I very much enjoy which you should definitely check out.