Saturday, September 18, 2021

POP-A-LOOZA: Is BEATLES VI Really My All-Time Favorite Album?

 

Each week, the pop culture website Pop-A-Looza shares some posts from my vast 'n' captivating Boppin' (Like The Hip Folks Do) archives. The latest shared post asks that musical question, "Is Beatles VI really my all-time favorite album?"

I'm generally more of a single-song guy than I am a whole-album guy, so I tend to write more about individual songs rather than albums. But: exceptions! I've written about Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the White Album, the Monkees' Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. and both Headquarters and The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (and the compilation Monkeemania), the Byrds' Mr. Tambourine Man, the Ramones' Rocket To Russia and Subterranean Jungle, the Barracudas' Drop Out With The Barracudas, Fools Face's Tell America, the [Bay City] Rollers' Elevator, best-of sets by the Hollies, the Bobby Fuller Four, and the Dave Clark Five, and a nifty (if schizophrenic) various-artists set called Heavy Metal.

My favorite remains my favorite: the music the Beatles released from 1964 through 1966, A Hard Day's Night through Revolver. The spotlight falls on Beatles VI and its moptopped brethren, all in the latest Boppin' Pop-A-Looza.

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Friday, September 17, 2021

THE GREATEST RECORD EVER MADE! (VOLUME 1): current proposed Table of Contents

An infinite number of songs can each be THE greatest record ever made, as long as they take turns.

That's the premise of my long-threatened book The Greatest Record Ever Made! (Volume 1), a project that's been relegated to the back burner while I work on a different book due out in late 2022. But the GREM! book is never far from my mind, and I've continued to tweak it here, there, and everywhere. You can read a summary of the book's paused status here.

That said, it's been quite a while--over a year-- since I've posted an update to GREM!'s proposed Table of Contents, so let's remedy that right now. The book's scope has evolved and expanded again and again; it was 165 songs as of the last public update, it's been 175 and 185 and even 199 in various plans since then, and I also made an abortive attempt to prune it back to 155. This current TOC offers 180 songs, consisting of 175 entries supplemented by five more songs (listed as Overture, Entr'acte, Encore!, Encore!!, and Coda). Interludes add a few more songs, but I'm not counting them in the 180. Think of 'em as bonus tracks. 

As always, this is NOT intended as a definitive listing of the all-time best songs; it is but a glimpse of a very few of the infinite number of worthy candidates. Some of my own top Fave Raves (by the Yardbirds, the Animals, the Vogues, the Plimsouls, and others) are deliberately excluded. The chapters listed below represent the songs I've chosen to talk about in my book.

THE GREATEST RECORD EVER MADE! (VOLUME 1) 

Table of Contents

FOREWORD
DISCLAIMERS AND DECLARATIONS (A User's Guide To The Greatest Record Ever Made!)
A Fistful Of 45s
OVERTURE THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?
1. BADFINGER: Baby Blue
2. CHUCK BERRY: Promised Land
3. DUSTY SPRINGFIELD: I Only Want To Be With You
4. THE SEX PISTOLS: God Save The Queen
5. ELVIS PRESLEY: Heartbreak Hotel
6. WILLIE MAE "BIG MAMA" THORNTON: Hound Dog
7. PATTI SMITH: Gloria
8. LITTLE RICHARD: The Girl Can't Help It
9. NEIL DIAMOND: Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show
10. CRAZY ELEPHANT: Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' 
11. WILSON PICKETT: In The Midnight Hour
12. THE HOLLIES: I Can't Let Go
13. MELANIE WITH THE EDWIN HAWKINS SINGERS: Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)
14. SAM COOKE: Chain Gang
15. PETULA CLARK: Downtown
16. ARTHUR ALEXANDER: Soldier Of Love
17. TRANSLATOR: Everywhere That I'm Not
18. LESLEY GORE: You Don't Own Me
19. THE SHANGRI-LAS: Leader Of The Pack
20. THE SHIRELLES: Will You Love Me Tomorrow
21. THE RAMONES: Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
22. AMY RIGBY: Dancing With Joey Ramone
23. PINK FLOYD: Wish You Were Here
24. GLADYS KNIGHT AND THE PIPS: Midnight Train To Georgia
25.THE BOBBY FULLER FOUR: I Fought The Law
26. MERLE HAGGARD: Mama Tried
27. THE TEMPTATIONS: Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
28. BUDDY HOLLY: Peggy Sue/Everyday
29. JOHNNY NASH: I Can See Clearly Now
30. ELTON JOHN: Saturday Night's Alright For Fightin'
31. SUZI QUATRO: I May Be Too Young
32. ALICE COOPER: School's Out
33. THE RARE BREED/THE OHIO EXPRESS: Beg, Borrow And Steal
34. OTIS REDDING: (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
35. ARETHA FRANKLIN: Respect
INTERLUDE The Monkees Play Their Own Instruments
36. THE MONKEES: Porpoise Song (Theme From Head)
37. PRINCE: When You Were Mine
38. THE 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS: You're Gonna Miss Me
39. THE ROLLING STONES: Get Off Of My Cloud
40. PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS: Just Like Me
41. BOB DYLAN: Like A Rolling Stone
42. THE KINGSMEN: Louie, Louie
43. BARON DAEMON AND THE VAMPIRES: The Transylvania Twist
44. NELSON RIDDLE: The Batman Theme
45. THE MARVELETTES: I'll Keep Holding On
46. THE CREATION: Making Time
47. THE WHO: I Can't Explain
48. TODD RUNDGREN: Couldn't I Just Tell You
49. SHOES: Tomorrow Night
50. THE FLASHCUBES: No Promise
51. TELEVISION: Elevation
52. DONNA SUMMER: I Feel Love
53. THE POLICE: Roxanne
54. SMOKEY ROBINSON AND THE MIRACLES: The Tears Of A Clown
55. JUDAS PRIEST: Heading Out To The Highway
56. ABBA: Dancing Queen
57. THE NEW YORK DOLLS: Personality Crisis
58. MILLIE SMALL: My Boy Lollipop
59. THE EASYBEATS: Friday On My Mind
60. IKE AND TINA TURNER: River Deep Mountain High
61. THE RONETTES: Be My Baby
62. RONNIE SPECTOR AND THE E STREET BAND: Say Goodbye To Hollywood
63. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Girls In Their Summer Clothes
64. KISS: Shout It Out Loud
65. THE LEFT BANKE: Walk Away, Renee
66. THE BAY CITY ROLLERS: Rock And Roll Love Letter
67. THE KNICKERBOCKERS: Lies
68. THE WONDERS: That Thing You Do!
69. THE GO-GO'S: We Got The Beat
70. THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL: Summer In The City
71. VAN HALEN: Dance The Night Away
72. PEGGY LEE: Fever
INTERLUDE The Tottenham Sound Of...The Beatles?!
73. THE DAVE CLARK FIVE: Any Way You Want It
74. JAMES BROWN: Please, Please, Please
75. GRAND FUNK: We're An American Band
76. THE VELVELETTES: He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'
77. WAR: Low Rider
78. THE FIRST CLASS: Beach Baby
79. THE ISLEY BROTHERS: Summer Breeze
80. THE RUBINOOS: I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
81. THE PANDORAS: It's About Time
82. P. P. ARNOLD: The First Cut Is The Deepest
83. BIG STAR: September Gurls
84. SAMMY AMBROSE: This Diamond Ring
85. PETER, PAUL AND MARY: Leaving On A Jet Plane
86. PAUL COLLINS: Walking Out On Love
87. THE STONE PONEYS: Different Drum
88. THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET: Take Five
ENTR'ACTE THE BEATLES: Yesterday
89. THE BEATLES: Revolution
90. THE MC5: Kick Out The Jams
91. THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS: Time Has Come Today
92. MARVIN GAYE: I Heard It Through The Grapevine
93. RAY CHARLES: Hit The Road Jack
94. THE MUFFS: Saying Goodbye
95. THE SHOCKING BLUE: Send Me A Postcard
96. THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES: Shake Some Action
97. THE CARPENTERS: Only Yesterday
98. MATERIAL ISSUE: Kim The Waitress
99. THE 5TH DIMENSION: Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In (The Flesh Failures)
100. THE JACKSON FIVE: I'll Be There
101. SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE: Everybody Is A Star
102. JUDY COLLINS: Both Sides Now
103. EMITT RHODES: Fresh As A Daisy
104. THE BANGLES: Live
105. THE SEARCHERS: Hearts In Her Eyes
106. THE HUMAN SWITCHBOARD: (Say No To) Saturday's Girl
107. THE BYRDS: I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
INTERLUDE Rick James! Neil Young! Motown Sensations THE MYNAH BIRDS!
108. RICK JAMES: Super Freak
109. THE FLIRTATIONS: Nothing But A Heartache
110. THE SPINNERS: I'll Be Around
111. TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS: American Girl
112. THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY: I Woke Up In Love This Morning
113. LED ZEPPELIN: Communication Breakdown
114. EDDIE COCHRAN: Somethin' Else
115. THE BANDWAGON: Breakin' Down The Walls Of Heartache
116. DON HENLEY: The Boys Of Summer
117. THE CLASH: Train In Vain (Stand By Me)
118. BEN E. KING: Stand By Me
119. GENE PITNEY: Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa
120. RUFUS: Tell Me Something Good
121. THE SPONGETONES: (My Girl) Maryanne
122. THE TRAMMPS: Disco Inferno
123. HAROLD MELVIN AND THE BLUE NOTES: Don't Leave Me This Way
124. GRANDMASTER AND MELLE MEL: White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)
125. THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: I'll Be Your Mirror
126. DEL SHANNON: Runaway
127. THE EVERLY BROTHERS: Gone, Gone, Gone
128. THE COCKTAIL SLIPPERS: St. Valentine's Day Massacre
129. FREDDIE AND THE DREAMERS: Do The Freddie
130. SAM AND DAVE: Soul Man
131. BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY: Piece Of My Heart
132. THE MAYTALS: Pressure Drop 
133. T. REX: 20th Century Boy
134. HEART: Kick It Out
135. THE RUNAWAYS: Cherry Bomb
136. AMERICA: Sister Golden Hair
137. THE KINKS: Waterloo Sunset 
138. THE KINKS: You Really Got Me
139. HOLLY GOLIGHTLY: Time Will Tell
140. THE SMITHEREENS: Behind The Wall Of Sleep
141. THE COWSILLS: She Said To Me
142. ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS: (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?
143. THE FOUR TOPS: Reach Out I'll Be There
INTERLUDE Old Time Rock 'n' Roll
144. THE BOB SEGER SYSTEM: 2 + 2 = ?
145. THE JIVE FIVE: What Time Is It?
146. LULU: To Sir, With Love [Museum Outings Montage]
147. FREDA PAYNE: Band Of Gold
148. EARTH, WIND AND FIRE WITH THE EMOTIONS: Boogie Wonderland
149. THE CONTOURS: Do You Love Me
150. BLONDIE: (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
151. THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS: All For Swinging You Around
152. WHAM!: Freedom
153. THE SUPREMES: You Keep Me Hangin' On 
154. THE BEACH BOYS: God Only Knows
155. JOAN ARMATRADING: Me Myself I
156. THE SELECTER: On My Radio
157. TRACEY ULLMAN: They Don't Know
158. MANNIX: Highway Lines
159. THE DRIFTERS: On Broadway
160. FIRST AID KIT: America
161. THE FIVE STAIRSTEPS: O-o-h Child
162. SOLOMON BURKE: Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
163. THE JAM: That's Entertainment
164. THE COASTERS: Yakety Yak
165. CHEAP TRICK: Surrender
166. DAVID BOWIE: Life On Mars?
167. THE O'JAYS: Put Your Hands Together
168. THE GRATEFUL DEAD: Uncle John's Band
169. EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS: Do Anything You Wanna Do
170. THE PRETENDERS: Back On The Chain Gang
171. JOAN JETT: Bad Reputation
172. STEVIE WONDER: I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)
173. MARYKATE O'NEIL: I'm Ready For My Luck To Turn Around
174. EYTAN MIRSKY: This Year's Gonna Be Our Year
175. THE JAYHAWKS: I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
An Infinite Number
INTERLUDE Underrating The Beatles
ENCORE! THE BEATLES: Rain
ENCORE!! THE T-BONES: No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)
Cruisin' Music
CODA THE RAMONES: Blitzkrieg Bop
AFTERWORD


l think this preserves almost all of the individual song sequences presented in our recent
GREM! special on This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio. The only exception is Cotton Mather's "The Book Of Too Late Changes," which is no longer in the book's current plan. (Though it's just as likely I'll knock out a Beatles song and put Cotton Mather back in. Priorities, man.)


Is this the final line-up? Don't be silly. It will change many more times before it becomes a book, if it becomes a book. This is what it looks like today, in its own infinite turn. 


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The many fine This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio compilation albums are still available, each full of that rockin' pop sound you crave. A portion of all sales benefit our perpetually cash-strapped community radio project:


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Volume 4: CD or download
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Thursday, September 16, 2021

10 SONGS: 9/16/2021

10 Songs is a weekly list of ten songs that happen to be on my mind at the moment. Given my intention to usually write these on Mondays, the lists are often dominated by songs played on the previous night's edition of This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl. The idea was inspired by Don Valentine of the essential blog I Don't Hear A Single.

This week's edition of 10 Songs draws exclusively from the playlist for This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 1094.

ALICE COOPER: Clones (We're All)

New wave Alice Cooper! Dunno if the mighty Alice could have really felt threatened by punk or new wave circa 1980; his essential place in rock history was already secure, but I guess we should concede that it might not have seemed so at the time. Whether an attempt to beat Gary Numan at his own game or just Alice being Alice, "Clones (We're All)" was a minor hit (# 40 in Billboard), following a string of middle-of-the-road pop single successes in the late '70s. Cooper could do shock, schmaltz, and electric friends riding in cars (and, later, hair metal, as in his '89 hit "Poison"), and he could do 'em all with style. His style. Alice Cooper was never anybody's clone.

BO DIDDLEY: Bo Diddley 1969

Bubblegum Bo Diddley! It's heresy that this chewy-chewy trifle is my favorite Bo Diddley track, but I am as the Bo Diddley beat made me. And let's be clear: "Bo Diddley 1969" isn't bubblegum just because of its songwriters' identities (bubblevets Bo Gentry and Ritchie Cordell) or that it was a Super K production, like records by the Ohio Express and the 1910 Fruitgum Company; it's bubblegum because it's friggin' bubblegum. And I'm okay with that. Hey baby, I'm back and I'm feelin' fine...!

THE EQUALS: Softly Softly

I have mixed feelings about this song. On the one hand, it's just insanely catchy, maybe the single most infectious track the Equals ever did. And the Equals did a lot of great tracks, including sole U.S. hit "Baby Come Back," the forgotten original of "Police On My Back," and a Bomp! magazine-approved power popper called "I Can See But You Don't Know." So...great!

But the song's lyrics bug me. "Softly Softly" concerns a guy who claims to love his girl Jenny, but he's in imminent danger of losing her because...uh, because she found out he was trying to cheat on her with a hinge-heeled girl named Lucy? My sympathy for this would-be Lothario is limited. Still a catchy song, but the jerk got what he deserved. And he didn't even kiss Lucy.

HARMONIC DIRT: Passport

Syracuse's fabulous folk-roots combo Harmonic Dirt was responsible for the song "Maybe," which was TIRnRR's most-played track in 2018. We've been playing "Blue Moon Atlas" from the group's most recent full-length album Rhode Island Street, and now they also have a brand-new EP called Blame The Horizon. "Passport" from that EP made its TIRnRR debut this week, and [SPOILER ALERT!] it will make a return appearance on next week's show. 

JUSTINE AND THE UNCLEAN: Vengeance

Every story starts somewhere. The Rum Bar Records single of "Vengeance" was our introduction to the music of Justine and the Unclean in 2020, a track which wasted no time in casting us in its eager thrall. We must obey the will of Justine. Justine's will must be obeyed. This led to more airplay for Justine and the Unclean and associated group Justine's Black Threads, which led us to Justine's involvement with WhistleStop Rock. More airplay. Simone Berk, lead singer on WhistleStop Rock's "Queen Of The Drive-In" single, became aware of us, and began sending music for us to play. Justine started her own Red On Red Records label. Airplay upon airplay. From this spontaneous, interconnected generation, we were able to stuff our playlists with music from Sugar Snow, Kid Gulliver, the Chelsea Curve, Andrea Gillis, the Jacklights, Linnea's Garden, Cold Expectations, Nightspell, Quest For Tuna, and this coming Sunday night's spin of the new single by the Daylilies.

This elements of this story all started with "Vengeance." And it's a happier story than you might think vengeance would bring. Thank you, Justine!

BILL LLOYD: Satellite

The mighty Big Stir Records has partnered with SpyderPop Records to bring some renewed retail focus to some SpyderPop releases that didn't get the attention they deserved on their first go-around. These include Bill Lloyd's lovely 2018 album Working The Long Game, represented here by the ace single "Satellite." The Big Stir-SpyderPop alliance also features stellar work from TIRnRR Fave Raves Danny Wilkerson and Lannie Flowers. And we're gonna play 'em all. It's a crusade, man. We all gotta do our part.


RUMBLE STRIP: Adam West

Rumble Strip is a collaboration between Dave Nachmanoff and TIRnRR's old friend Richard Rossi, servin' up a new five-song EP called Let's Roll. The partnership grew out of For The Record, the simply fantastic John Wicks tribute album that Richard curated last year. Awright, given that genesis, we're fans already. And it certainly doesn't hurt that the EP's single is named after the star of the Batman TV series (prompting me to shout HOLY ARBITRONS! when we played it on Sunday's TIRnRR). 

As cool as "Adam West" is, though, Let's Roll's amiable Americana vibe thrives on more than mere novelty. It may not even be my favorite song on the record, but we'll investigate the matter over the course of further Bat-times at this Bat-channel. With or without a Caped Crusader on hand, Richard's words and Dave's music meet in that no-frills friendly diner off the interstate, music for that moment when the waitress smiles at you as she pours your cup o' coffee. I...yes, I think I will have another cup of coffee, thanks, and another piece of pie. Rumble Strip's on the jukebox. All is right with the world.

TOMMY TUTONE: 857-5309/Jenny

A little Byrdsy, a little Stonesy, a little Tommy Tutonesy. See, this is why Hallmark refuses to hire me. Bastards. 

But I digress: great song, then and now. And it came up during a recent vacation, when I discovered that my hotel's WiFi password was 8675309. Jenny could not be reached for comment. But I bet she woulda been pissed.

VELOCITY GIRL: I Can't Stop Smiling

My first exposure to this song (and to Velocity Girl in general) came when Rhino Records hired me to write liner notes for the 1997 compilation Poptopia! Power Pop Classics Of The '90s. The good folks at Rhino sent me the tracks, and I had sufficient hubris to suggest (in vain) that Velocity Girl shouldn't be on the comp, because this certainly isn't power pop in any way, shape, or form. 

Which doesn't mean I don't like song; I do like it, and I played it on the radio this week, even if I still don't think it fits into any discussion of power pop. 

Ah, meaningless labels. What can ya do? Here's what I said about the song in those Poptopia! liners:

"On the more alternative side of pop, Velocity Girl offers a sound that Rolling Stone described as 'haunting yet hummable noise pop.' The group has done a whole passel o' records for Sub Pop, with 'I Can't Stop Smiling' coming to us from 1994's ¡Simpatico! It may not be power pop in the traditional Beatles/Who/Beach Boys/Big Star sense, but it sure is catchy nonetheless."

THE WELL WISHERS: Wonderful Life

I was at Denny's last week--no, I don't care what you think about that--and when I was settling the bill the server joked that my AARP discount represented something good about getting older. I smiled and said, "There's a lot of good about getting older. I saw BANDS...!"

And it's true. I saw the Ramones nine times. I saw the Kinks three times. I saw Prince, David Bowie, KISS, the Animals, the Everly Brothers, Ray Charles, Paul McCartney, the Pretenders, the Runaways, Iggy Popthe Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, the Replacements, the Fleshtonesthe Beach Boys, the Georgia Satellites, the Smithereens, the Monkees, the Searchers, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Ian Hunter, Joe Jackson, Talking Heads, the Clash, Cheap Trick, the Saints, 999, Culture Club, the dB's, the BanglesBob Dylan, Elvis Costello and the AttractionsWang ChungRegis Philbin, and...it's a long list. (Wait...Regis Philbin?! And Wang Chung?) And it doesn't even get to the records I heard, the comic books I read, the movies I saw, the books I wrapped all around me. The friends. The meals!  The love of my life, and the daughter we cherish. I'm okay with being middle-aged. I have health; I don't have as much hair as I wish, sure, but it's been a wonderful life so far.

"Wonderful Life" is also the title of the latest single from the reliable pen of Jeff Shelton and his jangly band the Well Wishers. Sales of the digital single benefit the California Community Foundation's Wildfire Relief Fund, helping families displaced by the devastation of wildfires. Wonderful song, wonderful cause. Pop music doing good in the real world. Folks of any age should appreciate the wonder of that.

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The many fine This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio compilation albums are still available, each full of that rockin' pop sound you crave. A portion of all sales benefit our perpetually cash-strapped community radio project:


Volume 1: download

Volume 2: CD or download
Volume 3: download
Volume 4: CD or download
Waterloo Sunset--Benefit For This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio:  CD or download

I'm on Twitter @CafarelliCarl.