my week beats your year

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11 artists (and songs) you didn't know were the shit

Artist Song
frank sinatra  i would be in love (anyway) 
simon & garfunkel  cloudy 
lee hazlewood  little miss sunshine (little miss rain) 
harry nilsson  caroline 
fleetwood mac  storms 
jonathan king  everyone's gone to the moon 
the waterboys  and a bang on the ear 
the carpenters  hurting each other 
dolly parton  when someone wants to leave 
jackson browne  late for the sky 
graham nash  (hey you) looking at the moon 


when you scour the music jungle for lost treasures, you may sometimes skip certain artists because they have somehow been associated with some schmaltzy #1 hit or their out and abouts with models and actresses (a path ryan adams currently seems to be travelling down...) instead of the great music they once were capable of making.
in all of these cases, my preconceived notions have crumbled. even though all of these songs are at least 16 years old, most of them considerably older, they sound remarkably contemporary. here are some references, just to convince you:

* frank sinatra - vintage scott walker.
* simon & garfunkel - for the people who weren't fast enough for dylan? pfft. this song sounds like a breezier elliott smith.
* lee hazlewood - more than just "some velvet morning". here he sounds like leonard cohen's long lost cousin, except maybe EVEN more cynical. "requiem for an almost lady" is a classic.
* harry nilsson - if you didn't know you'd SWEAR it was rufus wainwright.
* fleetwood mac - not really sure what to compare with. i only know that this song, in combination with some red wine, may cause serious damage to your health... which, of course, is a compliment.
* jonathan king - he has done so many different things that his music tends to get forgotten. a flaming lips composition of the 60's.
* the waterboys - stripped away from all their 80's arena rock pretensions, the waterboys sounded like a cross between pogues and van morrison.
* the carpenters - so pure, they make the waltons look like WASP. but this track could easily be mistaken for one of dusty springfield's.
* dolly parton - i don't know what your picture of dolly is, but chances are that it's not the one of a woman who made country music as convincing as ever emmylou harris during the 70's.
* jackson browne - immortalized by scorsese in one of the most powerful scenes in "taxi driver" 1976 - long before it was pop-politically correct to like jackson browne.
* graham nash - not just "one of the guys in crosby, stills & nash". this is paramount neil young, circa "harvest" (if his voice was sweeter).


lipstick vogue
Date: 7/6/2004
Very nice mix. Indeed, few people give Dolly Parton enough credit for her strides in both country and pop music, and instead focus on her other, er, assets.
Date: 7/6/2004
odd - I was just listening to rufus wainwright (cigerettes & chocolate) yesterday and my husband said "That sounds like Nilsson"

good mix
p the swede
Date: 7/6/2004
very very good, a lot of lost treasures here
Date: 7/6/2004
Ditto the swede.
Date: 7/6/2004
The Waterboys and Jackson Browne trax are two old favorites - other gems here too - nice mix.
Date: 7/7/2004
Nice mix & notes - and a laudable concept, too ;~)
Date: 7/7/2004
I'm with Muzag & the swede.., great choices.
Date: 7/7/2004
Yup I Like this...but Johnathan King is a known paedophile and should not be given exposure on mixes! Other than that good job!