Every A-frame had your number on the wall. (2 CDs)

Side A
Artist Song Buy
New Order  Age of Consent  buy on itunes
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds  Today's Lesson  buy on itunes
Dave Edmunds  I Hear You Knocking  buy on itunes
Little Feat  Roll Um Easy  buy on itunes
Freddie King  The Stumble  buy on itunes
Dwarves  Let's Fuck  buy on itunes
Sic Alps  Massive Place  buy on itunes
Boris  My Neighbor Satan [Japan version]  buy on itunes
Venetian Snares  Gentleman  buy on itunes
Neil Diamond  If I Don't See You Again  buy on itunes
Townes Van Zandt  When She Don't Need Me  buy on itunes
13th Floor Elevators  I've Got Levitation  buy on itunes
A Certain Ratio  All Night Party  buy on itunes
The Butterfield Blues Band  East-West  buy on itunes
The Waterboys  We Will Not Be Lovers  buy on itunes
Kirsty MacColl  They Don't Know  buy on itunes
Hearts & Flowers  Second-Hand Sundown Queen  buy on itunes
Van Morrison  I'll Be Your Lover, Too  buy on itunes
Side B
ArtistSongBuy
Steely Dan  Kid Cha rlemagne  buy on itunes
Nick Lowe  Homewrecker  buy on itunes
Fleet Foxes  Dr ops in the River  buy on itunes
Foals  Cassius  buy on itunes
Can  The Empress and the Ukraine King  buy on itunes
Nina Simone  My Man's Gone Now  buy on itunes
Birds of Maya  High Up on the Hill  buy on itunes
The Len Bright Combo  Comedy Time  buy on itunes
Fucked Up  Baiting the Public, Pt. 2  buy on itunes
Sunn O)))  Belulrol Pusztit  buy on itunes
The Magnetic Fields  Fido, Your Leash is Too Long  buy on itunes
John Hiatt  Memphis in the Meantime  buy on itunes
Nels Cline/Greg Be ndian  Mars  buy on itunes
Loudon Wainwright III  Red Guitar  buy on itunes
Clydie King  The Thrill is Gone  buy on itunes
Steve Young  That's How Strong My Love Is  buy on itunes

Comment:

For the hell of it and over a month in the making. I'm not sure if the quality of the final product justifies the time spent, but it sounds pretty good to my ears. Thanks to Sean for the Waterboys track (which I had on vinyl years ago) and to Marc for the Kirsty MacColl track. The John Hiatt track is dedicated to doowad, as per an e-mail exchange that we had weeks ago (I really detest John Hiatt but dig that song, regardless). The Sic Alps is taken from their new album, US Ez, which is my album of the year (if you haven't heard them, please investigate immediately). Title by Becker/Fagen and taken from the song that's been my in-the-car-with-the-sound-turned-up pick for the past week. (The weird spaces in the titles are there because of the site's rejection of the words in question and I am apparently not allowed to use semicolons or dashes, either.)

Feedback:

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buglady
Date: 7/31/2008
Looks great (even though there's a Steely Dan track). I'll bet it was worth all the effort, Rob! =)
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ldpaulson
Date: 7/31/2008
Absolutely love Side One ... but I know more of those artists and tunes and there are some good 'uns. As much as I enjoy buglady's posts, I'll have to disagree with her here. You can't beat Steely Dan! And great choice of tracks by Hiatt.
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doowad
Date: 7/31/2008
Thanks for the tip of the hat, sir. Besides the aforementioned Hiatt, that three song kickoff to disk 2 really hits it. I'll have to check out the Foals because I definitely like the company they keep.Albert is my favorite King, but Freddie is a close second, but dig the run of songs starting with Mr. Diamond.
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p the swede
Date: 7/31/2008
looks fine to me
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Rebel Princess
Date: 8/1/2008
Loudon! Ad Kirsty, Van, Nick and Steely Dan! And so much more... Just a month in the making? Bah, that's nothing!
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sammyg123
Date: 8/1/2008
This looks rather excellent my freind. Bravo. I particularly like the Mag Fields Clydie King run on Side 2
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sport !
Date: 8/1/2008
I think the result is well-worth the extra time. A month is fast for me!
Looking forward to a link.
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Sean Lally
Date: 8/1/2008
Awesome, man! I will be in Pgh for a couple of days soon - slices will be grabbed, I expect.
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G-Sphere
Date: 8/1/2008
All kinds of good stuff all over the place here... especially like the side two first five and the Hiatt song (one of my favorite artist). Also love that Waterboys pick. I was just listening to that album last week... a classic.
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anthony lombardi
Date: 8/1/2008
holy fucking shit, rob, this is amazing - i dunno what you're on, but not being sure if the quality justifies the time spent is nonsense - this looks terrific. i love the nick cave, boris, TVZ, 13th floor elevators, van the man, nick lowe, fleet foxes, mag fields, & recently hipped into that steve young track, thanks to your good self. will check into the sic alps ASAP.
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bufo alvarius
Date: 8/2/2008
Whoa, man. Well, pretty much everything that Anthony said applies to me, as well. Astounding piece of work, my frien d. Aaaaand, I've officially heard enough good things re:Sic Alps that they're on my short list of stuff to pick up very soon. (James Jackson Toth's full length trumps it, but you knew that).
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njr
Date: 8/2/2008
Amazing stuff!
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Mr. Mirage
Date: 8/4/2008
All over the map, just the way I like it, faves by Waterboys, Steely Dan, Dave Edmunds and that Sunn O)))) thingHow do you pronounce Sunn O))))?
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Bear
Date: 8/6/2008
A 'Fucked Up' sprawling masterpiece WHOA! Sun Zero.
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Salman1
Date: 8/6/2008
Rob, this effin sweet! Love the Sic Alps, TVZ, 13thFE, Can and Steve Young tracks! BTW, thanks for the last track!
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 8/12/2008
Really love this mix Rob. Especially CD 2. Especially the Sunn O)) through Cline Be*dian bit. Really great and well worth the month long effort.

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