Friday, September 26, 2008
THE WEEKEND MIX--FROM ME TO YOU #4
"Midwood, Islip, Hackensack, Nyack/Everyone's talking 'bout POP MUSIC!"
Okay, it doesn't rhyme, but at least I've been to these places.
This weekend's mix is inspired by the current Squeeze reunion tour. I didn't catch them last week at Radio City Music Hall, but I did earlier in the tour at the Beacon Theatre and both Difford and Tilbrook looked as happy as clams before being blinded by lemon juice and cocktail sauce.
The boys pulled out the usual hits and fan faves, but I was more impressed with the gems they dug up from the vaults. It was great hearing "I'm Think I'm Go Go" from Argybargy, a song I don't recall hearing live since 1982. This mix pulls together some of my favorite, less obvious Difford/Tilbrook tracks, including one from Tilbrook's brilliant solo album, "Transatlantic Ping Pong."
I've padded the playlist with an additonal 10 songs, all with that great pop vibe, and chock full of killer choruses, vocal harmonies, and enough hooks to snag a flounder. (I believe that is the 34th time I've used that line.)
"I Walked" by Wanderlust. I swear, it's NOT Crowded House. "Keep Your Hands On The Wheel" by Roy Wood. The Beach Boys meet Led Zeppelin. How is that possible? John "Bonzo" Bonham is on drums. You need to hear it. "Reactionary Girl" By Robin Zander, from his criminally ignored solo debut. This song gets my vote for one of the top ten Power Pop songs of all time.
Here's the full track list:
Big Beng- Squeeze
Forget About You- The Motors
All That That Implies - Michael Penn
What The Butler Saw - Squeeze
I Walked- Wanderlust
Keep Your Hands On The Wheel- Roy Wood
To Be A Dad- Squeeze
Call My Name- Starclub
Temptation For Love -Squeeze
Hostage- Glenn Tilbrook
My Before And After- Cotton Mather
When She Awoke- Swag
I Think I'm Go Go- Squeeze
She Doesn't Have To Shave- Squeeze
Reactionary Girl- Robin Zander
Tongue Like A Knife- Squeeze
Both Sides Now- Jason Falkner
Show me some love and I'll give it right back.
The mix is yours if you e-mail me your address.