Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Psychedelic Furs - Heaven

Like hell am I going to pick something as obvious as "Pretty In Pink."

Friday, January 23, 2009

H2O - What Happened?

One of the best records of last year. I loved putting this track on when I worked at Hot Topic and watching people totally miss the inherent irony of that song being played in that place.

Also, Matt Skiba is gorgeous.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dance Area Ft. Austin Boston - AA/247

One of the things I'm very, very excited about this year is the seeming resurgence of 90s rave.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Stone Roses - Love Spreads

More proof to my claim that Manchester is the greatest music-producing city of the 20th century.


Friday, January 16, 2009

The Statler Brothers - Flowers on the Wall

This is my favorite song of all time. I kid you not.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mayhem - Freezing Moon (Wacken 2004)

As of writing this, it is -15 degrees Fahrenheit in Aurora. After you factor in the windchill, it's a balmy -33. It's been like this for almost two days, and it's not supposed to warm up til Sunday or Monday.

So in honor of these ball-crushing temperatures...

First of all, what idiot booked Mayhem to play in the middle of the day? The intro to this song crushes.

The Tea Party - Temptation

Fun Fact: I really liked this song. Then I saw the video and liked it a little less.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bad Brains - Big Take Over (CBGB's 1982)

One of the best nights of my life was when I locked myself in my room with a six-pack and the Bad Brains CBGB's 1982 DVD and watched it four times in a row.

N.E.R.D. - Everybody Nose (Remix)

Total banger, minimal beat and the only Lupe verse I've ever truly loved which is kind of sad since it's a bit of a novelty verse. Hilarious video, too.

The Undertones - Teenage Kicks

Let's round out my opening trio of videos with a band that was better than the Buzzcocks.

The Thermals - Pillar of Salt

One of my favorite records and songs of the last couple years. Flawless pop that never fails to make me smile.

Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger (City of Manchester Stadium, 2005)

Simple concept.

At least once a day a new music video gets posted with a brief comment.

Let's start with the greatest band of my generation. If you don't get goosebumps during the first chorus then there is something wrong with you.