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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Red Sox Bumper Music 2008 Sampler Playlist

Once again, as an incantation to Lady Luck to help the local baseball squad stagger one more game into the post-season, we offer up a playlist of Red Sox radio broadcast bumper music.

Like last year, here's a partial playlist sampler of songs heard coming out of commercials during Boston Red Sox radio broadcasts this season. From spring training, when that godforsaken commercial for a Gloria Estefan show at Mohegan Sun played in EVERY inning break and pitching change for a freaking MONTH, to the Japan vacation, to the inevitable post-All Star Break skid, to these crisp October evenings of excitement and humiliation. Good times, indeed.

Hats off to Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, and Jon Lester in particular, who rewarded my transistor twisting game in and game out all year long.

As I noted last year, the playlist contains only the songs I could identify in the few seconds they played during the games I listened to. There are plenty of songs I couldn't place, and plenty of games I didn't hear.

Certainly the exorcised "Rays" have earned everything they've achieved in 2008, and I applaud them for it. But first, let's see if Daisuke Matsuzaka can Inspector Clouseau his way to one more victory tonight...

Friday Morning Update:

Well that was fascinating. Put the Phillies-Rays Swing State Series on hold for one more game, anyway. Now, what playlist hoodoo am I going to have to cook up to insure a win on Saturday?

Red Sox Bumper Music 2008 Sampler Playlist [Rhapsody Online Version]

Red Sox Bumper Music 2008 Sampler Playlist [Rhapsody Player Software Version]

Kiss - Prince
The Spirit Of Radio - Rush
Patty Lee - Les Savy Fav
Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Pusherman - Curtis Mayfield
Hard To Handle - The Black Crowes
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Do Me! - Bell Biv Devoe
Jerry Was A Race Car Driver - Primus
Black Betty - Ram Jam
One - U2
Jessica - Allman Brothers
Too Many Puppies - Primus
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Foxey Lady - Jimi Hendrix Experience
Iron Man - Black Sabbath
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Do It Again - Steely Dan
Centerfold - J Geils Band
Here I Come - The Roots
The Distance - Cake
Tighten Up Pt. 1 - Archie Bell And the Drells
A Message To You Rudy - The Specials
No I In Threesome - Interpol
Take On Me - A-Ha
Another One Bites The Dust - Queen

Unavailable in Rhapsody:

Ramble On - Led Zeppelin

P.S. The Album Warrantless Wiretap feed in the sidebar has been broken for a couple weeks. Apparently it's a "platform issue" and they're out for everybody who uses a Rhapsody song or album feed, with no clear fix date.

All you've really missed from my heavy rotation that hasn't been posted here yet are the big crop of Arthur Lyman remasters that came into Rhapsody recently, and the "new" Paul Heaton album The Cross Eyed Rambler (which rocks, and is not "Classical > 20th/21st Century > Electronic" music, no matter what the Rhapsody database thinks).


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