Friday, 31 August 2012

August Playlist on Spotify

Since its launch in June in Australia, I have been an avid Spotify user. It's handy to play music at work. It's perfect for listening to many of the strange and obscure records posted in John Peel's Record Library. It's great for sharing music and recommending songs to friends.

As I listen to a heap of music all the time, it is very easy to listen to something, like it a lot, and then forget about it and never revisit it. In order to prevent me doing that, I have started making playlists of highlights of albums that I have listened to during each month.

These albums include ones I have owned for years and have recently dug out to listen to again; albums played in the car; albums found in the John Peel collection; recommendations and tip-offs from friends and colleagues; buzz-worthy tracks from the web; bits of everything.

This collection, as it stands, contains 166 tracks and over 10 full hours of music. The songs may not be the best tracks on the album, but at the time they were the ones that caught my attention.

Probably the best way to listen to this is on shuffle/random. You'll hear everything from dub reggae to flamenco to indie to metal to avant garde and all the other points in between.

It's a wild ride, but it's so much fun. Enjoy!



Full list here:

1. The Names – Floating World
2. NRBQ – Who Put The Garlic In the Glue?
3. NRBQ – Howard Johnston's Got His Ho-Jo Working
4. James Brown – I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door I'll Get It Myself)
5. The Nails – 88 Lines About 44 Women
6. The Nails – Mood Swing
7. Najma – Zikar Hai Apna
8. Naked Prey – The Ride
9. Napalm Death – You Suffer
10. Napalm Death – Prison Without Walls
11. Raymond Naptali – Automatic Boom
12. Naked Aggression – They Can't Get Me Down
13. Nina Nastasia – Rosemary
14. Nation of Ulysses – Spectra Sonic Sound
15. National Head Band – Brand New World
16. National Health – The Collapso
17. Nazareth – Hair of the Dog
18. Pearl Jam – State Of Love And Trust
19. The Neanderthals – Arula Mata Gali
20. Nebula-H – To The Center
21. Nebula-H – Do It Now
22. Need New Body – Peppermint
23. Last Rights – Out Of Our Minds
24. Negative FX – Together
25. Manic Street Preachers – Motorcycle Emptiness
26. Bukka White – Parchman Farm Blues
27. Robert Johnson – Rambling on My Mind
28. The Dirtbombs – Earthquake Heart
29. Heywood Banks – Toast 2011
30. Heywood Banks – Bed Bath and Beyond
31. Hard Ons – Girl In The Sweater
32. Slobberbone – Gimme Back My Dog
33. A Rocket To The Moon – Single Ladies - Feat. Larkin Poe [Rainy Day Sessions]
34. Switchfoot – Dare You To Move
35. Rainbow – A Light In The Black
36. Blur – Chinese Bombs
37. No Doubt – Just A Girl
38. Paul Simon – Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
39. Indigo Girls – Closer To Fine
40. Charlie Drake – My Boomerang Won't Come Back
41. Status Quo – Whatever You Want
42. The Smiths – Bigmouth Strikes Again
43. RUN-DMC – It's Tricky
44. Sweatmaster – Well Connected
45. The Mermen – Honeybomb
46. The Mermen – Ocean Beach
47. Wolfmother – Woman
48. Supergrass – Sun Hits The Sky
49. Cast – Alright
50. Nik Kershaw – The Riddle
51. Nik Kershaw – Wouldn't It Be Good
52. Cast – Fine Time
53. Paragons – Tide Is High
54. Archers Of Loaf – Harnessed in Slums
55. Weddings Parties Anything – Ticket in Tatts
56. Del Amitri – Stone Cold Sober
57. Bikini Kill – Rebel Girl
58. The Runaways – Cherry Bomb
59. OK Kings – The Bay Of Chicks
60. Oblivians – I'm Not A Sicko, There's A Plate In My Head
61. Oblivians – Blew My Cool
62. Something For Kate – The Astronaut
63. Owen Gray – Bongo Natty - Extended 12" Mix
64. Ammonia – Suzi Q
65. The Brunettes – Her Hairagami Set
66. Cee Lo Green – Forget You
67. Spiderbait – Word I Said
68. The Byrds – All The Things
69. The Byrds – Welcome Back Home
70. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Behind The Sun
71. I Got You On Tape – Spinning for the Cause
72. Buffalo Killers – Hey Girl
73. Rise Against – Whereabouts Unknown
74. Supertramp – Surely
75. Antibalas – War Hero
76. Def FX – Surfers of the Mind
77. The Easybeats – Women (Make You Feel Alright)
78. Two Door Cinema Club – This Is The Life
79. The Androids – Brand New Life
80. The Androids – On The Radio
81. Powderfinger – Turtles Head
82. Powderfinger – Up & Down & Back Again
83. Jah Levi World Fusion Project – Niyabinghi
84. The Oh Sees – Ghost In The Trees
85. Bad Books – You Wouldn't Have To Ask
86. Painted Willie – 405
87. Panta Rei – The Turk
88. Painkiller – Lathe Of God
89. Painkiller – Purgatory Of Fiery Vulvas
90. Painkiller – Blackhole Dub
91. The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset
92. Starship – Sara
93. Prince Far I – Praise Him With Psalms
94. Toots & The Maytals – Six And Seven Books
95. Robert Palmer – Some Guys Have All The Luck
96. The Pale Fountains – Unless
97. Pale Saints – Sight Of You
98. Paley Brothers – Come Out And Play
99. Triston Palma – Innocent Man
100. The Angels – Mr Damage
101. Bruce Cockburn – If A Tree Falls
102. Warhorse – St Louis
103. Grinspoon – Passerby
104. Days Of The New – Touch, Peel And Stand
105. Los Straitjackets – Aerostar
106. Ween – It's Gonna Be
107. Ted Nugent – Wang Dang Sweet Poontang
108. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Redemption Song
109. Scott McKenzie – San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) - Single Version
110. The Cactus Channel – Pepper Snake
111. The Cactus Channel – Boss Cat
112. Little Barrie – Surf Hell
113. Something For Kate – Survival Expert
114. Elvis Presley – Blue Suede Shoes
115. Spinal Tap – Big Bottom
116. Phil Manzanera – Mummy Was An Asteriod, Daddy Was A Small Non-Stick Kitchen Utensil
117. The Quadrajets – Big Honey
118. Quartz – Hustler
119. Duffy – Mercy
120. INXS – Need You Tonight - Mash Up
121. The Wonderfools – The Story Of Mr. Brainache
122. Boston – More Than A Feeling
123. Blondie – Hanging On the Telephone
124. Neil Finn – She Will Have Her Way
125. Peter Gabriel – Mercy Street
126. The Dead Milkmen – The Thing That Only Eats Hippies
127. A Wilhelm Scream – Australias
128. Oh Pioneers!!! – My Life as a Morrissey Song
129. Bad News – Bohemian Rhapsody (Take 2)
130. The Gaslight Anthem – Mulholland Drive
131. Stray – Natures Way
132. Dwarves – Everybodies Girl
133. Wire – Straight Line
134. Michael Penn – No Myth
135. The Church – A Fire Burns
136. Bloc Party – So He Begins To Lie
137. Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble – Crossfire
138. Ganger – Fore
139. Ganger – Cats Dogs And Babies Jaws
140. Models – Local And/Or General
141. The Gants – Road Runner
142. The Gap Band – I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance (Oops! Up Side Your Head)
143. Redgum – The Drover's Dog
144. Black Sabbath – Into The Void
145. Brad Sucks – Look And Feel Years Younger
146. Richard O'Brien – Time Warp
147. Paul Haig – Heaven Help You Now
148. Bob Hadley – Day After Pay Day
149. Hackney Five-O – Carmen Miranda
150. H.D.Q. – There Comes A Time
151. H.D.Q. – Leaving Home
152. Pepe Habichuela – El Dron
153. Peter Hammill – Vision
154. Hammerhead – Meandrethal
155. Kiss – Parasite
156. Made In Sweden – Big Cloud
157. Lonnie Mack – Wham!
158. Lonnie Mack – Memphis
159. Jimmy Barnes – You Can't Make Love Without A Soul
160. Golden Earring – Radar Love
161. John Barry Orchestra – James Bond Theme (From "Dr. No.")
162. Maceo And All The King's Men – Better Half - Original
163. The Whitlams – Charlie No.1
164. Golden Earring – Twilight Zone
165. Blondie – Atomic
166. The Jeff Healey Band – Let It All Go

No comments:

Post a Comment