I wasted much of the afternoon searching for rare songs online today. The conventional wisdom is that the chase is part of the fun, but I really think I just want to hear them. Though it might be because I haven’t been book or record (or anything, beyond grocery) shopping in a number of weeks. The wantlist changes weekly but currently I am most seeking the following tracks. Post ‘em if you got ‘em.
A Certain Ratio covering Joy Division’s Heart and Soul or the Work Mix of their hit Shack Up.
The Perry Farrell remix of Yoko Ono’s Kurushi.
The Danielson Family performing Who Are Parents? by The Shaggs.
The movie version of Hey Now by the Talking Heads (the one with the kids singing, from True Stories)
Fall Down (New Orleans version) by the Throwing Muses.
Mudhoney covering the greatest punk rock song ever - We Hate the Bloody Queen, by the Queen Haters.
Thurston Moore and Yoko Ono performing Ono’s Mulberry live.
Xiu Xiu covering Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ Jack The Ripper.
Can your Pussy do the Dog, a remake of Rufus Thomas’ Can Your Monkey Do the Dog, by the Cramps.
Deerhoof covering Strawberry Fields Forever.
Frank Black’s cover of The Black Rider by Tom Waits.
Fucking Your Wife by John Cale. (sometimes known as Fucking Your Neighbour’s Wife?)
Louie Louie by Toots and The Maytals, from the This is England soundtrack.
Arcade Fire performing Distortions, possibly the best Clinic song.
Popchor Berlin covering either Gang of Four's Damaged Goods and Mongoloid by Devo. Have you heard their version of Missy Elliot’s 4 My People? It’s excellent.