Inspired by Glen’s earlier post, I hit shuffle on my ipod and this is what came up….
Black Lips– “Born to be a Man” (2006)- The best way to kick off the list.
Bill Hicks– “My One Man Show” (1990)- Another one of my favorites!
Pixies– “Here Comes Your Man” (1989)- Wow, the third song in a row with the word “man” in the title.
Beat Happening– “Black Candy” (1989)- The first BH song I ever heard; one of their greatest offerings.
Descendents– “Clean Sheets” (live) (1987)- Damn, I’d love to have been present for this recording.
Elvis Costello– “Accidents Will Happen” (1979)- FUN FACT: In E.T. (1982), the character Michael (Robert MacNaughton) can be heard singing this in the scene when he comes home from school and is looking in the refrigerator.
Rage Against the Machine– “Mic Check” (1999)- Top five best 90s bands, end of story.
Minutemen– “This Ain’t No Picnic” (1984)- A lot of 80s underground shit in this mix.
Primus– “My Name is Mud” (1993)- I remember hearing this as a kid and thinking it was the most fucked up thing I had ever heard, until Frank Zappa….
Hüsker Dü– “Turn On the News” (1984)- Maybe the huskers’ best.
I would not say this list is totally representative of my tastes in music, but I enjoy everything here and I have for quite some time.