Part IV: Heading into the second quarter.
150 Tainted Love Soft Cell
149 Punk Rock Girl Dead Milkmen
148 Chains Of Love Erasure
147 Life On A Chain Pete Yorn
146 Ambling Alp Yeasayer (You Tube)
145 Five Get Overexcited The Housemartins (You Tube)
144 Head On The Jesus & Mary Chain
143 When I Write My Master’s Thesis John K. Samson (You Tube)
142 Book Of Poems Old 97’s
141 Like the Weather 10,000 Maniacs
140 Something About You Level 42
139 Never Let Me Down Again Depeche Mode
138 Litany (Life Goes On) Guadalcanal Diary
137 Sweetness And Light Lush
136 Fountain And Fairfax The Afghan Whigs
135 Suffragette City David Bowie
150 – I think there are only two cover songs in the bunch. The other is way the heck up at the front.
149 – Cormac’s pick. If you don’t got Mojo Nixon than your store could use some fixin’ is as true today as it was in 1989.
138 – When I was a senior in college, GCD played at the Vogue in Indianapolis. When I couldn’t round up anyone else, I went to the show by myself, a tactic I shelved for most of my 20s and 30s, but pulled back out of mothballs when I reached my 40s and even into the first day of my 50s (when I attended a birthday-timed New Pornographers show, a present from my lovely wife).
137 – In recent years, my tastes have really begun to move toward shoegaze music, the indie subgenre whose most notable progenitor is My Bloody Valentine (strangely, despite this, I’m not a big fan of MBV). Lush was one of their contemporaries who started as a shoegaze band before heading into a Britpop direction.
135 – Three guys who died in 2016 made this list done at the end of the year. Honestly, it should have been four, as George Michael’s Faith is simply an inexcusable oversight.