MP3 Shuffle-a-gogo - What's on your shuffle?
Anyone up for a little shuffle action? You know the drill: set your MP3 delivery device of choice on shuffle/random, hit play, and post the first 10 songs. →
[More:] I've been away from the MeFi/MeCha world for a bit, so this seems like a great way to jump back into the fold. Here's what I got on my shuffle along with a few comments.
1. the BEACH BOYS - Honky Tonk (Surfin USA 1963)
A totally unneeded version of the Bill Doggett instrumental.
2. MANIC STREET PREACHERS - A Song for Departure (Lifeblood 2004)
I was late getting into MSP, not really loving a whole record until their fifth, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours. But for a few years I loved them, but after this album I sort of lost interest again.
3. the SMITHS - Girlfriend in a Coma (Strangeways, Here We Come 1986)
I need to pick yp the box or the individual reissies, because these original CDs of the Smiths catalog are mastered so damn low. I have to turn up the volume everytime they pop up on a shuffle.
4. MANSUN - You, Who Do You Hate? (Attack of the Gray Lantern 1996)
Like Manic Street Preachers - I loved Mansun for a few years, and then just stopped listening to them. This song is pretty bland, which makes me think I'm not missing anything.
5. the SINCEROS - Memory Lane (Pet Rock 1981)
I'm a big classic power pop nerd, and London's Sinceros are totally in my wheelhouse. Nothing very original, but wonderfully catchy melodies.
6. JOSEPH ARTHUR - Birthday Card (Big City Secrets 1997)
I recently added a whole bunch of albums that I used to love but hardly listen to anymore, and this is one of them. Not sure why this didn't stay in rotation - a fabulous performer thaat should have been much bigger.
7. LOUDON WAINWRIGHT - What Are Families For? (Little Ship 1997)
I love Loudon for his funny, biting commentaries. But just as much I love him for his incredibly personal songs about family and relationships.
8. the INSOMNIACS - Outta Her Mind (Wake Up 1995)
Finally something on this shuffle with a little kick. I absolutely love the first two albums from New Jersey's garage pop power trio the Insomniacs. Such fun stuff.
9. JULIAN COPE - Don't Call Me Mark Chapman (Autogeddon 1994)
You never know what you'll get with Julian - one of the least predictable artists ever. This is around where I started to relaize that Julian Cope was dirfting from mking the type of albums I wanted from him. 1995's 20 Mothers was the last Julian album I absolutely loved all the way through.
10. BOSS HOG - I Dig You (Boss Hog 1995)
Sludgey rock from Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez - weird to think that this came out on a major label.
So, what's on your shuffle?