"Nice- My favorite kind of mix you do!"
-Our long time pal and loyal reader, A Walk In The Woods
Well, thanks AWITW! I enjoy those (not so) random mixes myself. Here's another one with your name on it, literally.
You can thank the iPod algorithm for the first half of this mix. I continue to be amazed by just how perfectly this little pod can sequence a stretch of songs, in this case, the Tom Waits through The Toms. I tacked on that Roxy track to open things up because many moons ago, when CD players were first being introduced and barebones players by Yamaha were selling for $600---I know, I bought one---I watched a demonstration that took place on the stage of Pier 84, right before a Todd Rundgren concert. The gentleman trying to sell the CD player played "Manifesto," and the sound of the drums almost through me back into the Hudson River. I was sold and I always think of "Manifesto" as a perfect opening song. Or a way to sell a stereo.
I am on the fence about this new Karen O. and Willie Nelson take on the Queen/Bowie hit. Let's see what you think.
That Riot Squad cover is one of a handful of recordings the band made while a young David Bowie was the singer.
And making the cut at the last minute is Lucinda Williams' incredible take on Tom Petty's "Room At The Top. Thanks RichD, it was just what the mix needed.
The rest? I hope you dig it. I do, 'cause it sounds good altogether.
Manifesto- Roxy Music
Raised Right Men- Tom Waits
Springtime- Donald Fagen
Safe From Harm- Massive Attack
All Of A Sudden (It's Too Late)- XTC
Supersong- The Toms
The Place- The Action
Summertime Thing- Chuck Prophet
I'm Waiting For My Man- The Riot Squad w/David Bowie
Room At The Top- Lucinda Williams
Under Pressure- Karen O. & Willie Nelson
Standing In The Doorway- Bob Dylan