Saturday, January 12, 2008

Playlist January 11 2008

Power Pop For Now People

The Beatles "And Your Bird Can Sing"(alt version) Anthology 2
The Who "So Sad About Us" Happy Jack
The Easybeats "Friday On My Mind" Friday On My Mind

The Move "Do Ya" Split Ends
The Raspberries "Go All The Way" The Raspberries [1*] #
Badfinger "No Matter What" No Dice [13*] #

The Nazz "Forget All About It" Nazz Nazz
Grin "Moon Tears" 1+1
Blue Ash "Abracadabra (Have You Seen Her)" No More, No Less #
Big Star "September Gurls" Radio City [2] #

The Dwight Twilley Band "I'm On Fire" Sincerely [21] #
Phil Seymour "Baby It's You" Phil Seymour [47] #

Flaming Groovies "Shake Some Action" Shake Some Action [23] #
Cheap Trick "He's A Whore" Cheap Trick [4*]
Luxury "Green Hearts" 7" Single
The Shoes "Okay" 7" Single [3*]

20/20 "Yellow Pills" 20/20 [5]
Van Duren "Oh Babe" Are You Serious?
The Nashville Ramblers "Trains" v/a Children Of Nuggets Box
The Scruffs "She Say Yea" Wanna Meet The Scruffs? [28]

The Spongetones "She Goes Out With Everybody" Beat And Torn [25] #
The Bats (W/ Jon Brion) "Not My Girl Anymore" v/a Yellow Pills: Prefill
The Ramones "Don't Come Close" Road To Ruin
Eddie & The Hot Rods "Do Anything You Wanna Do" 7" Single

The Rubinoos "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" 7" Single [36*] #
Marshall Crenshaw "Cynical Girl" Marshall Crenshaw [18] #
The Toms "Other Boys Do" The Toms [12]

Blondie "X Offender" Blondie
The Nerves "Hanging On The Telephone" The Nerves EP
The Beat "Walking Out On Love" The Beat [10]
The Plimsouls "A Million Miles Away" Everywhere At Once [35*]

Chris Stamey & The Dbs "If And When" 7"Single [53*]
Dbs "I Read The New York Rocker" Ride The Wild Tom Tom [53*]
Lets Active "Every Word Means No" Cypress
The Someloves "Sunshine's Glove" Something Or Other [15]

Richard Lloyd "Number Nine" Alchemy [57]
Matthew Sweet "I've Been Waiting" Girlfriend [14] #
Velvet Crush "Goin To My Head" Free Expression [29]

The Posies "Apology" Dear 23 [85]
The Tickets "Dream About Me" v/a Shake Some Action Book CD
The Wondermints "Proto Pretty" The Wondermints [96]
The Trend "She's Hi-Fi" v/a Yellow Pills :Prefill
The Colors "Have You Seen Her Face" Rave It Up EP

Tommy Keene "Places That Are Gone" Songs from The Film [7] #
DM3 "Foolish" 1 Time 2 Times 3 Red Light [11*]
Bram Tchaikovsky "Girl Of My Dreams" 7" Single #
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers "American Girl" Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

The Cowsills "Is It Any Wonder?" v/a Yellow Pills vol 1 #
Nick Lowe "Cruel To Be Kind"(original version) 7" Single [17] #

Music Bed: Nick Lowe "Shake That Rat" Bowi EP

Based on the Book "Shake Some Action" The Ultimate Power Pop Guide" By John M. Borack

[ position in top 100 Power Pop Albums (* Not exact LP mentioned - limited to 1 Record per artist)]
# song is part of the Ultimate Power pop Jukebox


glinkrod said...

It's nice to know someone else besides me remembers and loves "Yellow Pills"!

dirk h said...

Great show, Harry! I just ordered the book from Not Lame. Here are a few songs that I feel are powerpop killers:
Records-So Sorry, Starry Eyes
Elvis Brothers-Somebody Call the Police
Translator-Everywhere That I'm Not, Unalone
DM3-1 X 2 Xs Devastated (sp?)
Comateens-Resist Her
Sloan-Never Hear the End of It(the whole damn album-my favorite of 2007!)
Suede-Trash, Beautiful Ones
Chills-The Oncoming Day
Close Lobsters-Let's Make Some Plans
Buzzcocks-Totally From the Heart

Of course, I could rattle off more goodies that might be debatable (Sparks, House of Love, ELO, Squeeze, etc.). By the way, do you remember a song called "She Didn't Read My Poem"? I heard it on WORT in the late '80s. I also would like to pursue that Aussie band called the Moths that I heard you play moons ago. Thanks!


Harry Rag said...

The Tv personalities did a song " she never read my poems'. the austrailian band is the Moffs. The records "starry Eyes was the last song deleted - it was to follow Tom petty's American girl' I'll try to get some of these on the feb 8th Something Else!