#209 - As Calculated As The News Is, At Least You've Got Yourself Impressed

Side A
Artist Song Buy
John Williams  Anakin's Dark Deeds (instrumental)  buy on itunes
Judas Priest  A Touch Of Evil  buy on itunes
Jerry Cantrell  Castaway  buy on itunes
Sparta  Crawl  buy on itunes
AC/DC  War Machine  buy on itunes
Foreigner  Blue Morning, Blue Day  buy on itunes
Iggy Pop  Home  buy on itunes
L7  Non-Existent Patricia  buy on itunes
999  Homicide  buy on itunes
Electric Angels  Home Sweet Homicide  buy on itunes
Cheap Trick  Rock All Night  buy on itunes
The Monkees  I Won't Be The Same Without Her  buy on itunes
Spinal Tap  Rock And Roll Creation  buy on itunes
Blitzspeer  Dead & Dyin'  buy on itunes
The Clash  The Guns Of Brixton  buy on itunes
Mark Lanegan  Ten Feet Tall  buy on itunes
Helmet  Broadcast Emotion  buy on itunes
Saigon Kick  Ugly  buy on itunes
Iron Maiden  Total Eclipse  buy on itunes
The Rollins Band  Tired  buy on itunes
Van Der Graaf Generator (Hugh Banton)  Diminutions (instrumental)  buy on itunes
Side B
ArtistSongBuy
Pearl Jam  Sometimes  buy on itunes
Neil Young & Crazy Horse  Cowgirl In The Sand  buy on itunes
Megadeth  Sin  buy on itunes
Cinderella  Love Gone Bad  buy on itunes
Velvet Revolver  Headspace  buy on itunes
Corrosion Of Conformity  Diablo Blvd.  buy on itunes
Voivod (w / Jason Newsted)  Silly Clones  buy on itunes
Queens Of The Stone Age  Medication  buy on itunes
Black Sabbath  Letters From Earth  buy on itunes
Motorhead  Asylum Choir  buy on itunes
W.A.S.P.  Mean Man  buy on itunes
The Ramones  Endless Vacation  buy on itunes
Bob Dylan  Time Passes Slowly  buy on itunes
KISS  Getaway  buy on itunes
Danzig  The Violet Fire  buy on itunes
Robin Trower  Gonna Be More Suspicious  buy on itunes
Monster Magnet  Atomic Clock  buy on itunes
Blue Oyster Cult  The Old Gods Return  buy on itunes
Faith No More  The Last To Know  buy on itunes
Radiohead  Treefingers (instrumental)  buy on itunes

Comment:

Well, this one's pretty typical, albeit perhaps more of a heavyweight bruiser than many of my other more recent efforts! The primary gimmick here, however, is the use of atmospheric, ambient instrumentals to close both discs - "Diminutions" by Van Der Graaf's Hugh Banton on DISC #1, and "Treefingers" from Radiohead's "Kid A" on DISC #2!

In addition, the pairing-up of 999's "Homicide" and the Electric Angels' "Home Sweet Homicide" is something I've had in the back of my mind for a long time - only it's never strayed to the front until now! (Ha, ha...)

Today's eliminations (8/27/09):
Saigon Kick - "Saigon Kick" (1991)
Saigon Kick - "Greatest Mrs.: The Best Of Saigon Kick" [compilation] (1998)
Iron Maiden - "The Number Of The Beast" (1982)
Black Sabbath - "Dehumanizer" (1992)

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slimsisney
Date: 8/29/2009
I vote for the 999, Spinal Tap (nice touch following the Monkees), the Clash, and Neil Young numbers.

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