Monday, July 13, 2009

Radio Free Dilettante — Senate Judiciary Committee Edition

2-4-6-8, now it's time to bloviate!

Last Five:
Chain of Fools, Aretha Franklin
Walkin' Blues, Eric Clapton
Gone Daddy Gone, Gnarls Barkley
Mary Anne, Marshall Crenshaw
Parker's Band, Steely Dan

Next Five:
Hateful, Clash
I Wanna Be Your Dog, Uncle Tupelo
Gee Officer Krupke, West Side Story Soundtrack
Gimme Shelter, Rolling Stones
Chinatown, Thin Lizzy


J. Peterson said...

At first I was not a fan of Gnarls Barkley's Cover of the Violent Femmes' Gone Daddy Gone. I did not feel that they had built the rep needed yet in order to play that song. I was able to get over myself in the past few years, and stop being a member of the Musical Elite Club. I have found that there are more songs out there now, and it now includes this one.

Anonymous said...

How you liking Uncle Tupelo?


Mark Heuring said...


Avoiding the Musical Elite Club is a good thing to do. I've been (slowly) renouncing my membership for years now.


I like 'em. I picked up a copy of Anthology 89-93 a while back. Every song on it is good. I also have Yankee Hotel Foxtrot from the successor band Wilco, and am on the hunt for some Son Volt as well. By the way, did you know that that Uncle Tupelo played Beloit at Folk and Blues in the early 90s? I did not, but in researching something a while back I found that out. That would have been a great show.

Anonymous said...

I had no idea Uncle Tupelo had been to Beloit. That would have been a great show to check out.

If you like these guys, I have to assume you are familiar with the Golden Smog. Kind of a Twin Cities super band with guys from Wilco, The Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, The Replacements and Run Westy Run. Great band. Since the early 90's they have been getting together in their free time and periodically knocking out some of the best music made over the last 20 years. Check out Weird Tales if you get a chance. One of my ATF albums.