#259 - You Play The Vamp, I Play The Killer

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Angelo Badalamenti  Mysteries Of Love [instrumental]  buy on itunes
Ozzy Osbourne [Randy Rhoads]  Dee [instrumental]  buy on itunes
Voivod  Shortwave Intro [instrumental] /  buy on itunes
Voivod  Panorama   buy on itunes
The Cars  Panorama   buy on itunes
Extreme  Run  buy on itunes
John Mellencamp  Hurts So Good   buy on itunes
Lynyrd Skynyrd  Was I Right Or Wrong?   buy on itunes
D Generation [w / Jesse Malin]  Capital Offender  buy on itunes
Hedwig & The Angry Inch  The Long Grift  buy on itunes
King's X  Fly  buy on itunes
The Firm [w / Jimmy Page & Paul Rodgers]  Money Can't Buy  buy on itunes
The Beatles  The Night Before   buy on itunes
Siouxsie & The Banshees  Cities In Dust  buy on itunes
Wang Chung  City Of The Angels [instrumental]  buy on itunes
KISS  Just A Boy   buy on itunes
Sevendust  Separate   buy on itunes
Slayer  Stain Of Mind   buy on itunes
Judas Priest  Lochness   buy on itunes
Side B
ArtistSongBuy
Angelo Badalamenti  Mysteries Of Love (French horn solo) [instrumental]  buy on itunes
King Crimson [Robert Fripp]  Peace: A Theme [instrumental]  buy on itunes
Roger Waters [+ Paul Carrack]  The Powers That Be  buy on itunes
Blue Oyster Cult  I Am The Storm  buy on itunes
The Band  The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down   buy on itunes
The Clash  The Card Cheat   buy on itunes
Cheap Trick  All We Need Is A Dream   buy on itunes
Jeff Beck  Hammerhead [instrumental]  buy on itunes
The Lonely Island [w / Andy Samberg + T-Pain]  I'm On A Boat  buy on itunes
Pearl Jam  Love Boat Captain   buy on itunes
Buckcherry  Dead Again   buy on itunes
Velvet Revolver  Dirty Little Thing   buy on itunes
AC/DC  Let There Be Rock   buy on itunes
Rolling Stones  If You Really Want To Be My Friend  buy on itunes
Wayne Kramer  The Slime That Ate Cleveland  buy on itunes
Rollins Band  Alien Blueprint   buy on itunes
Pantera  I'll Cast A Shadow   buy on itunes
Living Colour  Wall   buy on itunes
Jimmy Page [+ Chris Farlowe]  Hypnotizing Ways (Oh Mamma)  buy on itunes
Angelo Badalamenti [+ Julee Cruise]  Mysteries Of Love  buy on itunes

Comment:

This mix was originally submitted to Zen Running Order on July 24, 2010. The original notes and/or comments are as follows...

Darth Pazuzu (07-24-2010):
"Mysteries Of Love" (X 3) / "Dee" / "Peace: A Theme" - Not one...not two...but THREE different versions of an Angelo Badalamenti theme from David Lynch's "Blue Velvet" (1986). The first two are instrumental, and I used them as opening numbers for both discs...and I followed them up with brief acoustic guitar instrumentals from Ozzy Osbourne's Randy Rhoads and King Crimson's Robert Fripp!

"Panorama" (X 2) - Different songs...same title!

"Money Can't Buy" / "Hypnotizing Ways (Oh Mamma)" - These two I'd like to dedicate to Electric Magic - two examples of Jimmy Page's post-Led Zeppelin work.

"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" - And this one goes out to Doowad! :)

"Cities In Dust" < "City Of The Angels" < "Just A Boy" < "Separate" < "Stain Of Mind" < "Lochness" - The final sequence of six on DISC #1. Quite honestly, the only songs I initially had in mind for the end of DISC #1 were the Sevendust < Slayer < Judas Priest metal trilogy, culminating of course in Judas Priest's 13-minute-plus (!) epic "Lochness," from their 2005 reunion disc with Rob Halford, "Angel Of Retribution." But then the Siouxsie < Wang Chung < KISS sequence just naturally seemed to click into place in front of it! (And I imagine the fact I would find the sequencing of Siouxsie, Wang Chung and KISS leading into the climactic sequencing of Sevendust, Slayer and Judas Priest natural in any way whatsoever probably speaks volumes about me!) I've been trying to imagine a good use for that Wang Chung instrumental for quite some time, anyway, and here it proved a perfect fit!

"I'm On A Boat" < "Love Boat Captain" - "I got my swim trunks and my flippie-floppies / I'm flippin' burgers while you at Kinko's straight flippin' copies!" Yeah, I know that some may regard "I'm On A Boat" as a rather dodgy inclusion, but I gotta say that I personally find the Lonely Island comedy troupe's digital shorts on "Saturday Night Live" to be just howlingly, gut-bustingly funny! And while I've never really been that big a fan of T-Pain (and quite honestly I'm really, really, REALLY not a fan of auto-tuned vocals AT ALL!), I must admit to finding a certain amount of respect for any dude capable of scoring with a mermaid (ALLEGEDLY)!

Which leads us to Pearl Jam's "Love Boat Captain"! Quite honestly, I personally find a great deal of cognitive dissonance in the notion of the admittedly dour and UBER-serious Pearl Jam taking inspiration for a song title from some old TV show. Don't get me wrong, I find it a really nice song, but until now the connection between Pearl Jam and "The Love Boat" has never ever really clicked with me. That is, until it occurred to me to place the Pearl Jam song right after the Lonely Island number! And somehow that makes everything all O.K.! Call it "compensatory sequencing," I guess...

doowad (07-26-2010):
Kudos for the Love Boat captain.

Petrocks (07-28-2010):
Really like that 4-8 run on side 2.

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