Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I always do this shit.

My good pal, RP, who is to modern day Philadelphia what Madame de Pompadour was to 18th c. Versailles, linked Mike's fantastic collaborative blog, ReallyLongNecks.com--please see the link to the left. Anyhow, RLN put the list feather to my neck and tickled me into composing one of my own. Caveat emptor: This is probably the first of this kind of device I've made and not restricted it to releases of the year. Be a dick and sue me.

The auld lang syne. listened to these recordings most in 2008:

1. Van Morrison-Veedon Fleece (re-issue cd and vinyl original--holy snobshit, right!?)
2. The Bug w/ Warrior Queen-'Poison Dart' (12")
3. Howard Hanson conducts Barber-Symphony no.1 (Mercury label, Stereo, 1963)
4. Jonathan Richman-Because Her Beauty is Raw and Wild
5. Doris Day-Day Dreams (CBS, Mono, 1955-burned by Dan Buskirk)
6. Pet Shop Boys-Discography (and various 12" singles)
7. Murder She Wrote: Cabot Cove Crack House Party (RP mix, so awesome it defies gravity and everyone who hears it says so!!!)
8. Hamish Milne-Bach: Piano Transcriptions-5 (on the excellent Hyperion label!)
9. The Vibrators-'Baby Baby' (from the Gooski's jukebox, soot and blacked out memory)
10. Burger/Voigt-'Bring Trance Back'/ GAS-GAS (12" & vinyl reissue, respectively, both on Kompakt)
11. The Pastels-'Been So Long' (Chess 45, 1957)
12. Fennesz-Black Sea & 'Plays Charles Matthews' (Touch Records is in the vinyl business!)
13. Bob Dylan-The Times They Are A-Changin' (Columbia, Mono, the hauntedness of some moments & how they bore you away, my entitlement in your arms)
14. Lil Wayne-Da Drought III & Tha Carter III (respectively, bootleg mix & Columbia album)
15. Choeur des Moines et des Moniales de l'Abbaye du Bec-Hellouin-Psaumes la Nuit le Jour (on Studio "Monasteres", 1992)
16. The collected recordings of the late, incomparable Miriam Makeba and the Skylarks
17. The Miracles-Ooo Baby Baby (Tamla, 45, 1965)
18. The Rosebuds/The Rosebuds vs T-Pain & Lil' Wayne-Life Like & 'Can't Believe It's Life Like' (studio lp, Merge; The Hood Internet mashup download)
19. Daft Punk-Alive 2007 (easily in the running with Sam Cooke's Live at the Harlem Square Club for best ever live album!)
20. Conway Twitty-It's Only Make Believe: The Best of the MGM Years

1 comment:

Tony Creamer said...

Reading your list reminds me how much you are missed in Philadelphia.