29 March 2010

March 28th Playlist

While I was away from Thrice Removed, I was saddened to hear about the March 17th death of Big Star's Alex Chilton.  I played a few Big Star songs in honour of their frontman tonight, and I (rather lamely) attempted to express what a loss this is, but Paul Westerberg does a much better job in his article here.  This is my favourite bit:
"The great Alex Chilton is gone — folk troubadour, blues shouter, master singer, songwriter and guitarist. Someone should write a tune about him. Then again, nah, that would be impossible. Or just plain stupid."
Maybe next week we'll play the Westerberg-penned 'Alex Chilton', but for now, here's March 28th's playlist:

Thrush Hermit - Take Another Drag (Take Another Drag 7", 1995)
Shotgun Jimmie - Drunkenness (Paint it Pink EP, 2009)
*B.A. Johnston - Tetris Junkie (Stairway to Hamilton, 2008)
**Caves - Cold Nights (Caves, 2009)

Myles Deck & the Fuzz - Lights Out! Electric Co. (Myles Deck & the Fuzz versus Cuban Assassins split 7", 2009)
Julian Casablancas - 11th Dimension (Phrazes for the Young, 2009)
T Rex - 20th Century Boy (Single, 1973)
The Replacements - Can't Hardly Wait (Pleased to Meet Me, 1987)

Big Star - The Ballad of el Goodo (#1 Record, 1972)
Big Star - O My Soul (Radio City, 1974)
Big Star - Nightime (Third/Sister Lovers, 1975)

Brasstronaut - Lo Hi Hopes (Mt. Chimaera, 2010)
The Meligrove Band - Check Your Messages (Let It Grow, 2002)
Sloan - Keep On Thinkin' (Navy Blues, 1998)
***Born Ruffians - Foxes Mate for Life (Red, Yellow & Blue, 2008)

*B.A. Johnston will be playing at Amigos on April 3rd.
***Born Ruffians are playing at Amigos on June 13th.

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