Friday Random 10

RIP, Les Paul – seems like a random 10 would be appropriate:

Cortez the Killer – Neil Young* – Zuma
They Say – Scars on Broadway* – (self-titled)
Plush – Stone Temple Pilots* – Core
No One Knows – Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the Deaf
Demons – The Offspring – (self-titled)
Paranoid Android – Radiohead* – The Best Of
Lost – Korn* – Life is Peachy
Bleeding Heart – Suicide Machines – Steal This Record
Radio Free Europe – REM – Murmur
Another Round – Foo Fighters* – In Your Honor

* = The artist’s Wikipedia page indicates they play a Les Paul guitar at least some of the time.

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3 thoughts on “Friday Random 10

  1. RIP Les, indeed.

    The year was 1987 – the Twins won their first World Series, I was in my 3rd year of working for Hughes Aircraft Company, and I was dating the future Mrs. Runner. This Friday’s random 10 were all released in 1987:

    “Girl in the Moon” – Icehouse, Man of Colours
    “Oro Blanco (White Gold) – Rubaja & Hernandez, High Plateaux
    “Curryclub” – Geoff Downes, The Light Program
    “Distant Village” (Michael Brook) – Various Artists, Angels in the Architecture
    “Airy Area” – Ozric Tentacles, There is Nothing
    “Jethro” – Geoff Downes, The Light Program
    “Spirit of Summer” – Deodato, Prelude
    “Kleine Blume Irgendwo” (Hans-Joachim Roedelius) – Various Artists, Angels in the Architecture
    “Too Late” – Alan Parsons Project, Gaudi
    “Midnight Blue” – Lou Gramm, Ready or Not

    Geoff Downes’ The Light Program has to be my favorite instrumental keyboard CD; found it used at a shop on Ventura Boulevard. I am still noticing new layers of sound on some of the tracks that I hadn’t noticed on previous listenings.

  2. To me Radiohead is an “album band” and it would be weird to hear Paranoid Android not followed by Subterranean Homesick Alien

    1. Revolution – Grandaddy
    2. Hand in Glove – The Smiths
    3. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Nina Simone
    4. White Rose – Fred Eaglesmith
    5. Glowed Like Stars – U-Joint
    6. Faraway Eyes – Handsome Family
    7. Folk Star – Paul Westerberg
    8. Tobacco Road – Blue Magoos
    9. Privately – Guided By Voices
    10. Ever After – Neil Young

    Bonus: Drug Train – Social Distortion

  3. 1. “Way To Blue” Nick Drake Five Leaves Left
    2. “Cow” Sparklehorse Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot
    3. “Jupiter and Teardrop” Grant Lee Buffalo Fuzzy
    4. “Paper Wings” Damien Jurado I Break Chairs
    5. “She Sang Hymns Out of Tune” Harry Nilsson Pandemonium Shadow Show
    6. “Starry Eyes” The Records The Records
    7. “That Teenage Feeling” Neko Case Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
    8. “Plans” Dinosaur Jr Farm
    9. “Black Eye Town’ Madder Rose Panic On
    10. “Signposts” Sam Phillips Martinis & Bikinis
    11’s Louder: “It’s So Useless” Jay Reatard Singles 06-07

    How are you settling in down in Kansas, Mak? Rock Chalk Jayhawk.

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