50 Last Cigarette Dramarama
49 Breaking the Ice Mojave 3 (You Tube)
48 Insistor Tapes ‘n Tapes
47 The Whole Of The Moon The Waterboys
46 Grey Cell Green Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
45 Girl From Mars Ash (You Tube)
44 Windstorm School of Seven Bells
43 Ice Cold Ice Hüsker Dü
42 Reason is Treason Kasabian
41 Under The Milky Way The Church
40 Oldest Story in the World The Plimsouls
39 Dear God XTC
38 Like A Prayer Madonna
37 I Am The Resurrection The Stone Roses
36 How A Resurrection Really Feels The Hold Steady
35 Rapture Pedro The Lion (You Tube)
48 – While I do love a good lyric, it’s not always a requirement. “And when you rush I’ll call your name/Like Harvard Square holds all inane/And don’t you know I’ll be your badger/And don’t be terse and don’t be shy/Just hug my lips and say good lies/and know that I will be your bail bond” is incoherent, but I like it just the same. I guess I mostly disdain moronic lyrics when it seems the author thinks they’re profound.
42 – Of my favorite bands, Husker Du is easily the one I most regret never having seen live, an unfortunate byproduct of not discovering them until they had just released their contentious, we’re sick of each other but we still managed to make a fantastic farewell album farewell album.
40 – If you’ve ever seen the movie Valley Girls (a much better flick than you’d expect, given the title), the Plimsouls were the band playing in the club when Nic Cage took the adorable Deborah Foreman to dangerous downtown L.A.
38 – What I said about the Pointer Sister’s song could be repeated verbatim for Madonna. I didn’t initially care for much of her catalogue, but was in love with this song from the get-go. Now, my playlist has a couple of songs from her.