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Friday, June 10, 2005

Robert's Birthday Playlist, AKA Birth Of The Schmaltz

Robert at the Radish issued a birthday playlist challenge earlier this week. Here's how I interpreted the challenge: starting in the year you were born, add one song from an album released that year. For an extra twist, I limited selections to songs I actually listened to alot in that year, or may have been playing in the house for the years up to 1976.

1977 was the year the shit really hit the fan. My brother and I pooled our allowance for weeks to go to Sears and buy our first album, Love Gun by KISS. But, it was also the year of Animals, Bat Out Of Hell, KISS Alive II, Draw The Line, Point Of No Return, the unstoppable Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, and the foldout album cover that altered my brain chemistry irreversibly: Queen's News Of The World. Not to mention the albums that were far from my radar but would come into play in good time: The Clash, Never Mind The Bollocks, Exodus, Let There Be Rock, Talking Heads '77, My Aim Is True, and Leave Home AND Rocket To Russia.

Anyway, it's all downhill from there...

Playlist in comments.

Robert's Birthday Playlist


Blogger J Shifty said...

1970 Fire And Rain - James Taylor
1971 Aqualung - Jethro Tull
1972 Top Of The World - The Carpenters
1973 Diamond Girl - Seals And Crofts
1974 Thank God I'm A Country Boy - John Denver
1975 Love Hurts - Nazareth
1976 Beth - KISS
1977 Shock Me - KISS
1978 New York Groove - Ace Frehley
1979 Rock With You - Michael Jackson
1980 Love Stinks - J Geils Band
1981 Unchained - Van Halen
1982 Don't Pay The Ferryman - Chris De Burgh
1983 Saved By Zero - The Fixx
1984 Rock Box - Run-D.M.C.
1985 Bad - Big Audio Dynamite
1986 Swan Swan H - REM
1987 Surfin' Cow - Dead Milkmen
1988 Hey Joni - Sonic Youth
1989 Hey - Pixies
1990 Three Days - Jane's Addiction
1991 Split Open And Melt - Phish
1992 Mound - Phish
1993 I'm Free Now - Morphine
1994 Elevate Me Later - Pavement
1995 You Better Go Now - Jimmy Smith
1996 Forget The Flowers - Wilco
1997 Bend Down Low - Charlie Hunter
1998 Sanity - Phish
1999 Sugarcraft (Yuka Honda remix) - MMW
2000 Weird Beard - Fu Manchu
2001 Brenda's New Stepfather - Robbie Fulks
2002 Cock Mobster - MC Paul Barman
2003 Heathens - The Drive-By Truckers
2004 Window Of My World - Guided By Voices
2005 Do The Whirlwind - Architecture In Helsinki

6/10/2005 8:11 AM

Blogger Robert 0f The Radish said...

Thanks for the list. What a way to go out!
I also appreciate the image of the phallic radishes.

6/12/2005 12:09 AM

Blogger drake leLane said...

It's interesting to add the criteria of songs you listened to that year... in the one I did I think I'd have to eliminate the years between 1968-1974 as I don't believe I heard any music that was released the year I heard it during that time. My folks only listened to Big Band, Bluegrass and old Country so that's a challenge I'd have a lot of incompletes on!

Good work though. We'll miss the Radish.

6/12/2005 2:05 AM


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