Cool Tunes

  • The Beatles: A Hard Days Night
  • The Silver Jews: The Natural Bridge
  • The New Pornographers: Mass Romantic
  • The Kinks: Something Else
  • The Hold Steady: ...Almost Killed Me
  • The Mountain Goats: Tallahassee
  • Pavement: Slanted and Echanted
  • John Lennon: John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band
  • Joni Mitchell: Blue
  • Eminem: The Marshal Mathers LP

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July 16, 2009

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J. Maggio

This discussion probably needs Smiths songs

Jay

J. Maggio

FROM THE DESK OF DAN O'NEILL:

Yes...there is "pop" as in the pop charts, then the genre, I guess. So Like a Rolling Stone fits the former, but not sure about the latter. I mentioned Archers because you did. And I only gave you the one lyric to Leonard Cohen's "Anthem." Striking to me that there is no Jagger/Richards, like:

"I wasn't lookin' too good but I was feelin' real well..."

"go ahead and bite the Big Apple, don't mind the maggots"

"I saw you stretched out in Room 1009, with a smile on your face, and a teardrop in your eye"

"Send me dead flowers to my wedding, and I won't forget to put roses on your grave"

"his coat is torn and frayed, and seen much better days, just as long as the guitar plays, let it steal your heart away"

"yesterday don't matter if it's gone...dying all the time, lose your dreams and you will lose your mind, ain't life unkind?"

I could go on for two hours!

Neil Young? Horrifyingly glaring omission!

Paul Weller and the Jam?

At least Dustin rectified the lack of Clash and Sly

but...CCR? God, the entire song "Lodi" is an epic poem of one line wonders! "things got bad and things got worse, I guess you know the tune," "If I only had a dollar for every song I sung, for every time I had to sing while people sat there drunk, you know I'd catch the next train back to where I live, oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again." Fogerty may have been the greatest pure pop lyricist ever.

Christ, I visited Lodi with my buddy in 1989 just because of the song!

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