Part 3 of the 12-part series. You won’t believe Part 7.
166 It’s Gonna Be A Long Night Ween
165 Am I Wrong Love Spit Love You Tube
164 Commie Drives A Nova Ike Reilly
163 Kundalini Express Love And Rockets
162 Everywhere With Helicopter Guided By Voices
161 Mystify INXS
160 Basement Parties matt pond PA
159 The Mother We Share CHVRCHES
158 Middle Of The Road The Pretenders
157 Pull Shapes The Pipettes You Tube
156 It’s My Life Talk Talk
155 The Ledge The Replacements
154 Winner Take All Staggering Statistics
153 Drunk Sincerity Bad Religion
152 Analog or Digital Wildlife Control You Tube
151 Golden Haze Wild Nothing
166 – The most blatant homage to (ripoff of) another band on this list. Once you hear the song, it shouldn’t be hard to figure out the source material. Ween can get away with it.
164, 162 – I included at least one song here that one of my children was a fan of, at least at some point in their childhood. My wonderful daughter Kiera thoroughly enjoyed Commie Drives a Nova, a song by the mostly unheralded Chicago musician Ike Reilly. Ian, for his part, was an early fan of Everywhere with Helicopter. Cormac’s selection comes later.
163 – The summer after I graduated college, I played on a White River Parks State Games men’s soccer team. We called ourselves FC Kundalini, after this song.
158 – As a writer, I tend to latch on to well-written lyrics more than some other music fans. “When you own a big chunk of the bloody third world, the babies just come with the scenery” knocked me on my ass the first time I heard it, and it still does.