Greatest Songs of the
Pop-Rock-Alternative-Garage Era



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"Today, the tyrant rules not by club or fist, but, disguised as a market researcher,
he shepherds his flocks in the ways of utility and comfort."
-- Marshall McLuhan


Updated: September 2014


New color-coding:
In addition to the songs highlighted with a blue background (which denotes tracks that were not allowed to achieve widespread airplay), some songs on this list are now coded with a light orange (call it salmon, if you will) background. These are the standout tracks of the garage-rock and psychedelic (a.k.a. 'Nugget') era, confined mostly to the 1960s. In the UK they can go by the term 'freakbeat.' You won't see this expression anywhere else, but it's also fair to call them "pre-alternative," because their spirit emanates from a similar space as the great outpouring of left-of-the-dial material that emerged between the late 70s and early 90s (before it was intentionally destroyed by the corporate-created grunge & post-grunge [frat boy] sound of the latter 90s, a sub-genre that can more accurately be termed "juvenalia.")

Also, if the box in the third column is highlighted with a lime background, this indicates that the track is an instrumental.


Most recent additions:
  • Marvin Gaye: "I'll Be Doggone" ('65)
  • First Aid Kit: "Emmylou" (Stockholm / 2012)
  • Glen Campbell: "Gentle on My Mind" ('67)
  • Black Sabbath: "Paranoid" (Birmingham, UK / '70)
  • Soundpool: "Polyphony" (New York / 2006)
  • Fairport Convention: "Matty Groves" (London / '69)
  • Blur: "This Is a Low" ('94)
  • The Yardbirds: "I Wish You Would" ('64)
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs: "Heads Will Roll" (New York / 2009)


    Recently added to the 'New Wave / Alternative' list:
  • Eschaton: "Degenerate" (Ontario + Germany / '14)
  • Vessel: "Aries" (Bristol, UK / 2012)
  • Pharaoh Overlord: "Slow City" (Finland / 2000)
  • Death in Vegas: "Aisha (Trevor Jackson Mix, with Iggy Pop)" (London / '99)
  • It Hurts: "Earth Sun Moon Us" (New Zealand / 2013)
  • Esplendor Geometrico: "Nu Decotora" (Spain / 1993)
  • La Femme: "It's Time to Wake Up" (France / '13)
  • Echospace: "Empyrean" (Chicago-Detroit / '07)
  • Royksopp: "Eple" (Norway / 2001)
  • Lorelle Meets the Obsolete: "What's Holding You?" (Mexico / 2013)


    Recently added as "Garage-Psychedelic-Freakbeat" classics (highlighted with a salmon background)
    Current count, not including Beatles material: 99

  • The Outcasts: "1523 Blair"
  • The Cavemen: "It's Trash" (Florida / proto-punk)
  • My Indole Ring: "Orange Float Petals" (Vancouver / 1968)
  • The Eyes: "When the Night Falls" (1965)
  • The Bees: "Voices Green & Purple" (1966)


    Recently added to the 'Worst' list:
  • Lorde: "Team"
  • Bastille: "Pompeii"
  • Moron 5: "She Will Be Loved"
  • Maroon 5: "Love Somebody"
  • LMFAO: "Party Rock Anthem"
  • Foster the People: "Pumped Up Kicks" (plagiarism of 'Young Folks')
  • The Lumineers: "Hey Ho" (2012)
  • Fun: "Some Nights" (2012)
  • Fun: "We Are Young"
  • The Fray: "How to Save a Life"
  • Kiss: "Let's Put the X in Sex" (1988)


    This list is now color-coded. Songs that are listed with a blue background are those that, for all practical purposes, have been banned from airplay on your typical American "classic rock" station. Instead, we hear what's essentially an amalgam of isolationist country-rock and soft-rock. (Think of irrelevancies like Billy Joel, Huey Lewis and Bob Seger rolled into one, if you have the stomach for such a thought.) The irony is that what gets played is the weaker material at the expense of the stronger. The coding reveals that some 40% of all the significant pop/rock songs ever recorded have not been allowed to penetrate the American market. For the period from the Sex Pistols onward, this figure approaches approximately 90%, if not more. (If rock stations were rated by fuel efficiency standards, they'd be operating at around 25% firepower. Yet they twiddle their thumbs, play assholes like Steely Dan, then cry the blues when nobody listens -- at least nobody with a functional brain.) The obvious conclusion is that playlists don't emerge freely based on merit and popularity. They are imposed.

    Let's look at a brief passage from the landmark "Perennial Philosophy" by Aldous Huxley, written in 1945: "Nazi education, which was specifically education for war, had two principle aims. One, to encourage the manifestation of somatotonia (a pattern of temperament marked by the predominance of physical over social or intellectual factors, as well as an aggressive tone, or in other words "big and stupid") in those inclined in that direction; and two, to make the rest of the population feel ashamed of its relaxed amiability or its inward-looking sensitiveness and tendency towards self-restraint and even-mindedness. All over the world, young people are being systematically educated to be 'tough' and to value toughness beyond any other moral quality." (Look to our so-called "popular" music to see the aggressive tone that the powers-that-be wish to mold into our youth. The game was alive in Nazi Germany, and it's still alive in America today. Popular music is by and large a method of programming our youth, hence the remarkable de-evolution of musical intelligence from the time of the Beatles toward what we have today, where intelligent music at the commercial level is essentially banned.)


    "If you don't see a sucker at the table, you're it."
    -- Amarillo Slim (professional poker player)


    "One of the purposes of many cultures seems to be that of restricting the perceptual capacity of its members."
    -- Carlos Castaneda


    Number of songs on list: 1,672 (an entire week on radio without repetition)

    Corollary lists:
  • The Worst Songs Ever Recorded
  • Classic tracks of the Alternative / New Wave era


    "The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off."
    -- Gloria Steinem


    The songs listed here comprise the essential music of our culture from the late 50's through the present.

    If you're a rock station and your ratings suck, it's because you deviate too much from this list and you assume your listeners to not quite be the sharpest tools in the shed.

    This list began while I was on the news staff at WFUV 90.7 (Fordham University) in New York City. It expanded in preparation for a radio program that aired on WUSR 99.5 (University of Scranton) from 1997 to 2000 and then again from 2009 to 2010. The name of the program is "Blind Vision," and it chronicles the history of alternative music from the late 70s to the present, sometimes dipping back into obscure garage-rock from the 60s. Whether or not this sounds arrogant, "Blind Vision" may have well been the best-received program in the history of college radio in Northeast PA, outside of the hip hop programming. (Most hip-hop is not actually music but performance art -- to put it kindly -- with marketing tactics similar to that of movies and television, so the same rules don't apply.)

    This playlist is built around the concept of synergy: That when all of your parts are in working order, the sum-total you create is greater than the sum of the parts. To create this, you must remove all the weak elements, in this case the worst songs ever recorded. If you prefer, we can use the word gestalt: "A structure, configuration, or pattern so integrated as to constitute a functional unit with properties not derivable by summation of its parts." Think of the songs on the "worst" list as violations of our integrity (which they are). If you put the integrity back into the space -- and nothing but integrity -- you create magic.

    If this list resonates with a ring of authority, it's because it tells it like it is. Rolling Stone and VH1 and so-called "rock" stations tell it with an agenda -- one of molding you into a compliant wanker more desirable to advertisers.

    Every once in awhile I'll get an e-mail from some diddle-head that goes something like this: "Echo & the Bunnymen, who are they?" If a thought like this crosses your mind, it's time to realize: You've been had! Ha ha, the joke is on you. Meanwhile, the music industry -- the same bunch of creeps who put Usher on the podium as "an artist" -- is laughing all the way to the bank, the same way they laughed when they positioned country-rockers like Bob Seger and Little-Johnny-Beadie-Eyed-Redneck-Pathetic-Cougar-Mellenhead as mainstream rock performers (the musical equivalent of an affirmative-action program for numbskulls who couldn't succeed on merit). This bunch of industry weasels has nothing but contempt for you, except in terms of a demographic commodity they can profit from.

    If you have suggestions for this list (something a little more constructive than "Go fuck yourself"), send them to: pocono1013@verizon.net

    If you're curious about the most original, significant music of the last 20 years (that leaves out Nirvana and Pearl Jam, ha ha), refer to classic tracks of the alternative & new wave era


    Songs highlighted in blue have been effectively banned from widespread airplay on your typical American "classic rock" station. Their motto should be "Let's play some more Tawm Petty for Bubba down at the UPS loading dock." And to think that mainstream rock, a generation ago, was actually an intelligent expression of popular culture. So sad.

     

     

    Artist

    Song

    Comment

    ABBA

    Dancing Queen

    Male/female/female/male: A-B-B-A

     

    Money, Money, Money

     

    ABC

    When Smokey Sings

    Tribute to Smokey Robinson Jr.

    Abecedarians

    Smiling Monarchs (Blue
    background = minimal U.S. airplay)

    '85

    The Acorn Sisters

    Real Gone

    '59

    Adam Ant

    Desperate But Not Serious

     

    Adorable

    Sunshine Smile

    ~1990

    Aerosmith

    Dream On

    Wildly overrated group

    A-ha

    Take On Me

    An all-time seminal video

    Alien Sex Fiend

    I Walk the Line

    Goth anthem / '86

    Gregg Allman

    Midnight Rider

     

    Allman Brothers

    Jessica

     

     

    Melissa

     

     

    Whipping Post

     

    Marc Almond

    Jacky

    Formerly of Soft Cell

    Alphaville

    Forever Young

     

    Altered Images

    Dead Pop Stars

     

    Amboy Dukes

    Journey to the Center of the Mind
    (Salmon background = garage/psychedelia)

    Ted Nugent's last gasp

    And Also the Trees

    Bullet Head ('93)

    (Lime background = instrumental)

    Angel and the Reruns

    Buffy Come Back

     

    The Animals

    Boom Boom

     

     

    Don't Bring Me Down

     

     

    Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

     

     

    House of the Rising Sun

    Song dates back to Civil War

     

    It's My Life

     

     

    See See Rider

     

     

    Sky Pilot

     

    Animotion

    Obsession

     

    Argent

    Hold Your Head Up

     

    Art of Noise

    Legs

     

     

    Peter Gunn Theme

    Featuring Duane Eddy

    The Atlantics

    Bombora

    '63 / Sydney / instrumental

    Autumnfair

    She Only Smiles

    ~'88

    B-52's

    53 Miles West of Venus

     

     

    Channel Z

     

     

    Give Me Back My Man

     

     

    Lava

     

    First two albums

    Party Out of Bounds

     

    are stunning:

    Planet Claire (12" Mix)

     

    total breakthroughs

    Private Idaho

     

    into a new space

    Quiche Lorraine

    Masterpiece

     

    Rock Lobster

    Masterpiece

     

    Strobe Light

     

    Bad Manners

    You Fat Bastard

    Vocalist: Buster Bloodvessel

    Joan Baez

    The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down

     

    George Baker Selection

    Little Green Bag

     

    The Ballroom

    Baby, Please Don't Go

    L.A. / '67

    Baltimora

    Tarzan Boy

     

    Afrika Bambaataa

    Planet Rock

    '82

    Bananarama

    Cruel Summer

     

     

    I Heard a Rumour

     

     

    Robert DeNiro's Waiting

    About sexual trauma

     

    Venus

     

    The Band

    The Weight

     

    The Bangles

    A Hazy Shade of Winter

    Written by Paul Simon

     

    In Your Room

     

     

    Manic Monday

     

     

    Walk Like an Egyptian

     

    Barenaked Ladies

    Lovers in a Dangerous Time

     

    The Bar-Kays

    Soul Finger

    Crashed with Otis Redding

    Shirley Bassey

    Goldfinger

    '64

    The Bats

    North by North

    (New Zealand)

    Bauhaus

    Bela Lugosi's Dead

    Goth masterpiece

     

    Dancing

     

     

    In the Flat Field

     

    The Beach Boys

    Don't Worry Baby

     

     

    Good Vibrations

    Masterpiece

     

    Sloop John B

     

    The Beau Brummels

    Laugh, Laugh

     

    The (English) Beat

    Can't Get Used to Losing You

    Cover of . . . Andy Williams !?!

     

    I Confess

     

    Masterpiece album:

    Mirror in the Bathroom

    Masterpiece

    'I Just Can't Stop It'

    Save It For Later

    Masterpiece

     

    Twist and Crawl

    '80

    The Beatles

    (Too many to list: 125 /
    truly touched by the muses)

    At least 50 masterpieces / Shakespeares of modern era

    Jeff Beck Group

    Beck's Bolero

     

    The Bee Gees

    Lonely Days

     

    The Bees

    Voices Green & Purple

    '66 / garage-psychedelia

    Beginning of the End

    Funky Nassau

     

    Adrian Belew

    Oh Daddy

    '89

    Archie Bell & the Drells

    Tighten Up

     

    Belle and Sebastian

    Lazy Line Painter Jane

    '97 / From Glasgow

    Belly

    Feed the Tree

    '93

    Pat Benatar

    Le Belle Age

    Overall, a wasted talent

    Brook Benton

    Rainy Night in Georgia

     

    Berlin

    Sex (I'm a Bitch)

    '83

    Chuck Berry

    Maybelline

     

    Plastic Bertrand

    Ca Plane Pour Moi

    ("This Life's For Me")

    The Big Bopper

    Chantilly Lace

     

    Big Country

    In a Big Country

     

    Big Star

    September Gurls

     

    Black Sabbath

    Paranoid

    Birmingham, UK / '70

    Blancmange

    Blind Vision

    Quintessential new wave single

    Fred Blassie

    Pencil Neck Geek

    Novelty

    Bleach

    Trip and Slide (and Live)

    '92 (UK indie)

    Blind Faith

    Sea of Joy

     

    Blondie

    Atomic

    Their best single

     

    Dreaming

     

     

    In the Sun

     

     

    Pretty Baby

     

     

    Rapture

     

     

    Rip Her to Shreds

    '76

    Blood Sweat and Tears

    Lucretia MacEvil

     

    Blue Cheer

    Summertime Blues

    San Francisco / '68

    Blue Oyster Cult

    Don't Fear the Reaper

     

    Blues Magoos

    Gotta Get Away

     

     

    (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet

     

     

    Tobacco Road

    '66

    Blueshift Signal

    Seven Natural Scenes

    90s UK indie

    Blur

    Advert

     

    Perhaps the greatest

    Park Life

    Masterpiece single & album

    group of the 90s.

    Pop Scene

     

     

    She's So High

     

     

    Sing

    '91 / on Trainspotting

     

    Song 2

     

     

    There's No Other Way

    '91

     

    This Is a Low

    '94

     

    Trimm Trabb

     

     

    Trouble in the Message Centre

     

    The Bollock Brothers

    Harley David (Son of a Bitch)

     

    The Bongos

    Numbers With Wings

    '83 / Hoboken, New Jersey

    Booker T & the MG's

    Green Onions

     

     

    Time is Tight

    Masterpiece

    Bouquet of Veal

    Dwarf Tossin'

    Novelty

    Bryan Bowers

    The Scotsman

    (Dr. Demento)

    David Bowie

    Ashes to Ashes

     

     

    Heroes
    (try the German version, 'Helden')

    Masterpiece /
    Desecrated by The Wallflowers

     

    Scary Monsters

    '80

     

    Space Oddity

     

    Bow Wow Wow

    Do You Wanna Hold Me?

     

    The Box Tops

    Cry Like a Baby

     

     

    The Letter

     

    Billy Bragg

    Sexuality

    '91

     

    Train Train

     

     

    You Woke Up My Neighbourhood

     

    The Breeders

    Cannonball

     

    Bronski Beat

    Small Town Boy

     

    James Brown

    I Got You (I Feel Good)

     

     

    Papa's Got a Brand New Bag

     

     

    Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud

     

    Bubble Puppy

    Hot Smoke & Sasafras

    '69

    Lindsey Buckingham

    Trouble

     

    The Buckinghams

    Kind of a Drag

     

    Harold Budd

    Flowered Knife Shadows

    Edgy ambient / '86

    Buffalo Springfield

    For What It's Worth

     

    The Buggles

    Video Killed the Radio Star

     

    Eric Burdon & War

    Spill the Wine

     

    Kate Bush

    Rocket Man

    Wrote 100 songs by age 15

     

    Running Up That Hill

     

     

    Wuthering Heights

     

    The Buzzcocks

    Boredom

     

    The Byrds

    Chestnut Mare

     

     

    Eight Miles High

     

     

    Have You Seen Her Face

     

     

    Mr. Tambourine Man

     

     

    So You Want to be a Rock 'n Roll Star

     

     

    Turn Turn Turn

     

    Cabaret Voltaire

    Nag Nag Nag

    '79

     

    Red Mask

     

    Meryn Cadell

    The Sweater

     

    The Cadets

    Stranded in the Jungle

    '56

    The Cadillacs

    Speedoo

    '55

    Calico Wall

    Flight Reaction

     

     

    I'm a Living Sickness

    '67 / Minneapolis

    Glen Campbell

    By the Time I Get to Phoenix

     

     

    Gentle on My Mind

    '67

     

    Wichita Lineman

     

    Can

    Halleluhwah (Hallelujah)

    1971

     

    Mother Sky

    From Cologne, Germany

    Canned Heat

    Going Up the Country

     

     

    Let's Work Together

     

     

    On the Road Again

    '68

    Cannibal & the Headhunters

    Land of 1000 Dances

     

    Clarence Carter

    Patches

    '70

    Johnny Cash

    Folsom Prison Blues

     

     

    Ring of Fire

     

    Cashman & West

    American City Suite

     

    The Castaways

    Liar, Liar

    '65

    Catherine Wheel

    I Want to Touch You

     

    The Cavemen

    It's Trash

    Proto-punk / Florida

    The Chambers Brothers

    Time Has Come Today

    (Long version @ 11:03)

    The Chameleons

    In Shreds

    Masterpiece / ~'83

    The Champs

    Tequila

     

    The Chantays

    Pipeline

     

    Harry Chapin

    Taxi

     

    Tracy Chapman

    Fast Cars

     

    The Charlatans

    The Only One I Know

     

     

    Sproston Green

    '90

    Ray Charles

    Hit the Road, Jack

     

     

    I Got a Woman

    ~'54

     

    What'd I Say

     

    Cheap Trick

    I Want You to Want Me (Live at Budukan)

     

    Chubby Checker

    The Twist

     

    Cheech & Chong

    Black Lassie

    Novelty

    Chicago

    Beginnings

    Overall a disappointing career

     

    Questions 67 & 68

     

    The Chills

    Pink Frost

    Masterpiece

     

    Satin Doll

    From New Zealand

    Chocolate Watch Band

    Sweet Young Thing

    '66 / aka Chocolate Watchband

    The Chords

    Sh-Boom

    '54 / Arguably the 'first song' of the rock & roll era

    Chumbawamba

    Tubthumping

     

    The Church

    Under the Milky Way

     

    Dave Clark Five

    Try Too Hard

     

    Dee Clark

    Raindrops

    '61

    The Clash

    Complete Control

     

     

    The Guns of Brixton

     

     

    I'm So Bored With the USA

     

     

    London Calling

    Masterpiece single & album

     

    Straight to Hell

     

     

    What's My Name

    Stunning album: 'The Clash'

     

    White Man in Hammersmith Palais

     

    The Clean

    At the Bottom

    New Zealand

    Patsy Cline

    Crazy

    Masterpiece

     

    I Fall to Pieces

     

     

    Sweet Dreams

     

     

    Walkin' After Midnight

    '58

    The Coasters

    Along Came Jones

     

     

    Charlie Brown

     

     

    Yakety Yak

    '58

    Eddie Cochran

    Summertime Blues

     

    Joe Cocker

    Cry Me a River

    By & large a total bore

    The Cocteau Twins

    Carolyn's Fingers

     

     

    Iceblink Luck

     

     

    Sugar Hiccup

     

    David Allen Coe

    The Rodeo Song

    (Dr. Demento)

    Coldplay

    One I Love

    2002

    Dave & Ansel Collins

    Double Barrel

    'I am the magnificent W-O-O-O'

    Edwyn Collins

    A Girl Like You

     

    Judy Collins

    Both Sides Now

     

     

    Send in the Clowns

     

    Colourbox

    Just Give 'em Whiskey

    ~82

     

    Looks Like We're Shy By One Horse

    On the renowned 4AD label

    The Contours

    Do You Love Me?

     

    The Cords

    Ghost Power

    ~'68

    Dave 'Baby' Cortez

    The Happy Organ

    '59

    The Count Five

    Psychotic Reaction

    Masterpiece

    The Cowboy Junkies

    Misguided Angel

     

     

    Sweet Jane

     

    Country Joe & the Fish

    I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin-to-Die Rag

    '67

    The Cowsills

    Hair

     

     

    The Rain, the Park, & Other Things

     

    The Cramps

    Goo Goo Muck

     

    The Cranberries

    Dreams

     

    The Cranes

    Brighter

     

     

    Shining Road

    '94

     

    Sixth of May

     

    Crazy World of Arthur Brown

    Fire

    '68

    Cream

    Badge

     

     

    Crossroads

     

     

    Strange Brew

     

     

    Sunshine of Your Love

     

     

    Tales of Brave Ulysses

     

     

    White Room

     

    The Creation

    Making Time

    '66

    Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Commotion

    California / '69

     

    I Put a Spell on You

     

     

    Suzie Q

    (extended)

    Crosby, Stills & Nash

    Marrakesh Express

     

     

    Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

     

    Crosby & Nash

    Immigration Man

     

    Crowded House

    Silent House

    Co-written w/ Dixie Chicks

    The Crystals

    Da Doo Ron Ron

    '62

     

    He's a Rebel

    (The Blossoms)

     

    Then He Kissed Me

     

    The Cult

    She Sells Sanctuary

     

    The Culture Club

    Church of the Poison Mind

    '83

    The Cure

    Apart

    1 of the 10 greatest groups ever

     

    At Night

     

     

    Caterpillar

     

     

    Charlotte Sometimes

     

     

    Cold

     

     

    Cut

     

    In effect, banned

    Descent

     

    from American rock radio,

    Disintegration

    Masterpiece

    to make way for

    End

    Masterpiece

    numbnuts like

    Fascination Street (Extended Mix)

     

    Tawm Peddy

    The Figurehead

     

    and Bawb Sager.

    A Forest (Tree Mix)

     

     

    From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea

    Masterpiece

     

    In Your House

     

     

    Just Like Heaven

     

     

    Killing an Arab

    Reflection on Camus' The Stranger

     

    Let's Go to Bed

     

     

    The Love Cats

     

     

    Lovesong

    Desecrated by 311

     

    One Hundred Years

     

     

    Open

     

    Belittled by Rolling Stone

    Pictures of You

     

    ('Disinformation Digest')
    as a band for

    Play for Today
    (Especially the 'Paris' version)

     

    'those with high IQs

    Pornography

     

    and low self-esteem'

    Prayers for Rain

     

     

    Primary

     

     

    A Short Term Effect

     

     

    The Snakepit

     

     

    Splintered in Her Head

     

     

    A Strange Day

     

     

    Wailing Wall

     

     

    The Walk

     

     

    Why Can't I Be You? (Extended)

     

    Tim Curry

    I Do the Rock

     

    Dick Dale & the Del-Tones

    Let's Go Trippin'

     

     

    Misirlou

    ~62

    The Damned

    Alone Again Or

    'Love' cover

     

    The Girl Goes Down

     

    Terrence Trent D'Arby

    Sign Your Name

     

     

    Wishing Well

     

    Bobby Darin

    Mack the Knife

    Masterpiece

    David & David

    Welcome to the Boomtown

     

    Spencer Davis Group

    Gimme Some Lovin'

     

     

    I'm a Man

     

    Dead Can Dance

    Avatar

     

    Dead Kennedys

    Holiday in Cambodia

    Masterpiece

     

    Police Truck

     

    Dead or Alive

    You Spin Me Around (Like a Record)

     

    Death in June

    Heaven Street (Mk II)

     

    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich

    Zabadak

     

    Deee-Lite

    Groove Is in the Heart

     

    Deep Purple

    Hush

     

     

    Smoke on the Water

     

     

    Woman from Tokyo

     

    The Del-Vetts

    Last Time Around

    Chicago garage / '66

    Desmond Dekker & the Aces

    The Israelites

     

    The Delfonics

    La-La Means I Love You

    Philadelphia

    John Denver

    Rocky Mountain High

     

    Depeche Mode

    Behind the Wheel / Route 66

    Masterpiece

     

    Blasphemous Rumours

     

    1 of the top 10 groups ever

    Enjoy the Silence

    Masterpiece

     

    Everything Counts (7:23 Version)

     

    Primarily a singles band

    Get the Balance Right

     

    with two albums

    Happiest Girl

     

    far beyond the pale:

    If You Want

     

    'Music for the Masses'

    I Just Can't Get Enough

     

    and 'Violator'

    It's Called a Heart

     

     

    I Want You Now

     

     

    Leave in Silence

     

    Trashed on the cover

    Lie to Me

     

    of Rolling Stone

    Little 15

     

    ('Tractor-Pull Press')

    Master and Servant

    Masterpiece (S&M style)

    as a bunch of 'weanies'.

    More than a Party

     

     

    Never Let Me Down Again

    Masterpiece

     

    People are People

     

     

    Personal Jesus

    Covered by Johnny Cash

    Beatles-level originality,

    Policy of Truth

    Masterpiece

    but virtually banned

    A Question of Time

    Masterpiece

    from American rock radio.

    Sea of Sin

     

     

    Shake the Disease

    Masterpiece

     

    Shout (Rio Mix)

     

     

    Somebody

     

     

    Something to Do

     

     

    Strangelove
    (Try the Simenon/Saunders remix)

    Masterpiece

     

    Walking in My Shoes

     

     

    World in My Eyes

     

    Derek & the Dominos

    Layla

     

    The Deviants

    I'm Coming Home

    '67

    Neil Diamond

    Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show

     

     

    Holly Holy

     

     

    Solitary Man

     

    The Diamonds

    Little Darlin'

    '57

    Manu Dibango

    Soul Makossa

    '72 / Cameroon

    Bo Diddley

    Bo Diddley

     

     

    Road Runner

     

    Disco Inferno

    Set Sail

    '91

    Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

    Television, the Drug of a Nation

    Considered too intelligent for
    mass hip-hop consumption

    Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band

    Whispering/Cherche La Femme/Se Si Bone

    '77

    Bill Doggett

    Honky Tonk (Parts 1 & 2)

     

    Thomas Dolby

    She Blinded Me With Silence

     

    Fats Domino

    I'm Walkin'

     

    Donovan

    Atlantis

     

     

    Hurdy Gurdy Man

     

     

    Season of the Witch

     

     

    Sunshine Superman

    '66

    The Doors

    Back Door Man

     

     

    Break On Through

    Masterpiece

     

    The Crystal Ship

     

     

    The End

     

     

    Gloria

     

     

    Hello, I Love You

     

     

    L.A. Woman

    Masterpiece

     

    Light My Fire

    Masterpiece

     

    Love Her Madly

     

     

    Love Me Two Times

     

     

    Moonlight Drive

     

     

    Moving Much Too Fast

     

     

    People Are Strange

     

     

    Riders on the Storm

     

     

    Roadhouse Blues

     

     

    Soul Kitchen

     

     

    Strange Days

     

     

    Touch Me

     

     

    Waiting for the Sun

     

     

    The Wasp (Texas Radio
    and the Big Beat)

     

     

    When the Music's Over

     

     

    Wishful, Sinful

     

    The Dramatics

    Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get

    '72

    The Dream Warriors

    My Definition (Of a Bombastic Jazz Style)

    '90

    The Drifters

    On Broadway

    Masterpiece

     

    Up On the Roof

     

    Drowning Pool

    Italian Pop Song

    ~82

    Duran Duran

    Girls on Film

    '81

    Ian Dury & the Blockheads

    Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

     

     

    Reasons to be Cheerful, Pt. 3

     

     

    Sex & Drugs & Rock 'n Roll

     

    Bob Dylan

    Lay Lady Lay

    Overall too cerebral & angry

    Had the arrogance & gall

    Like a Rolling Stone

     

    to tell John Lennon:

    Subterranean Homesick Blues

    On the whole, this guy's

    "You don't say anything."

    Tangled Up in Blue

    as boring as fuck.

    The Dylans

    Lemon Afternoon

    90s indie post-psychedelia

    The Easybeats

    Friday on my Mind

    Australia / borderline garage

    EBN-OZN

    AEIOU Sometimes Y

    Brilliant new-wave from NYC

    Echo & The Bunnymen

    A Promise

    From Liverpool

     

    Bring on the Dancing Horses

    Immortal video

     

    The Cutter

     

     

    Do It Clean

     

    Too original and significant

    Happy Death Men

    Masterpiece

    to garner airplay

    The Killing Moon

    Masterpiece

    on dumbed-down

    Lips Like Sugar

     

    American radio.

    Monkeys

    'Crocodiles': Landmark album

     

    Over the Wall

     

     

    The Puppet

     

     

    Seven Seas

     

    Duane Eddy

    Rebel Rouser

     

    Ogden Edsl Wahalia Blues Ensemble

    Dead Puppies

    Novelty

     

    Kinko the Clown

    Novelty

    Elastica

    Car Song

     

     

    Connection

     

     

    Waking Up

     

    Electric Light Orchestra

    Roll Over Beethoven

     

    Electric Prunes

    Too Much to Dream Last Night

     

    Emerson Lake & Palmer

    From the Beginning

     

     

    Lucky Man

     

    Empirion

    Narcotic Influence

    ~95

    Enigma

    Return to Innocence

     

    Brian Eno

    Deep Blue Day

    '83

     

    Third Uncle

     

    Enya

    Orinoco Flow

     

    Erasure

    Love to Hate You (extended)

     

    The Escape Club

    Wild Wild West

     

    David Essex

    Rock On

     

    Melissa Etheridge

    Similar Features

    '88

    The Everly Brothers

    Wake Up, Little Susie

     

    Everything But the Girl

    Missing

     

    Evolution Control Committee

    Rocked by Rape

    Collage of CBS News clips

    The Exciters

    Tell Him

     

    The Eyes

    When the Night Falls

    '65

    The Faces

    (I Know) I'm Losing You

     

    The Factory

    Path Through the Forest

    '68

    Fairport Convention

    Matty Groves

    London / '69

    Faithless

    Insomnia

     

    Falco

    Vienna Calling

     

    The Fall

    Slates, Slags, etc.

     

     

    Smile

     

     

    Totally Wired

     

    Fatboy Slim

    Rockafeller Skank

    '98

    Faust

    Krautrock

    From south-central Germany

    Jose Feliciano

    Light My Fire

     

    Bryan Ferry

    I Put a Spell On You

     

     

    Is Your Love Strong Enough

     

    The 5th Dimension

    Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In

     

    Fine Young Cannibals

    Johnny Come Home

     

    First Aid Kit

    Emmylou

    Stockholm / '12

    The First Edition

    Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)

    (Kenny Rogers)

    Toni Fisher

    The Big Hurt

    Masterpiece / ~58

    The Five Satins

    In the Still of the Night

    Masterpiece / '58

    The Fixx

    Red Skies (at Night)

     

     

    Saved by Zero

     

     

    Stand or Fall

     

    The Flamingos

    I Only Have Eyes for You

    '59

    Fleetwood Mac

    The Chain

    Inconsequential for last 20 years

     

    Gold Dust Woman

     

     

    Go Your Own Way

     

     

    Landslide

     

     

    Oh Daddy

     

     

    Sarah

    Masterpiece

     

    Songbird

     

     

    Tusk

     

    Flipper

    Ha Ha Ha

     

     

    Sex Bomb

    Masterpiece

    Flock of Seagulls

    I Ran

     

     

    Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)

     

    Flying Saucer Attack

    Oceans

     

     

    Standing Stone

     

    Focus (Netherlands)

    Hocus Pocus

    '71 / sounds cheezy today

    For Against

    Amen Yves

    '86 / Lincoln, Nebraska

    The Four Seasons

    Rag Doll

    '64

    Four Tops

    Bernadette

     

     

    Reach Out (I'll be There)

     

     

    Still Water (Love)

     

    John Foxx

    Underpass

    Graduate of Ultravox

    Frankie Goes to Hollywood

    Two Tribes

    Banned by BBC for saying "come"

    Aretha Franklin

    Respect

     

    Freur

    Doot Doot (Extended 12")

     

    Front 242

    Tragedy for You

    From Belgium

    Bobby Fuller Four

    I Fought the Law

     

    The Fun Boy Three

    Our Lips Are Sealed (ext. 12")

    '83

    Funkadelic

    Super Stupid

    '71

    Gang of Four

    What We All Want

     

    Garbage

    Stupid Girl

     

    Marvin Gaye

    Ain't That Peculiar

     

     

    I Heard It Through the Grapevine

     

     

    I'll Be Doggone

    '65

     

    Inner City Blues
    (Make Me Wanna Holler)

     

     

    Mercy Mercy Me

     

     

    What's Going On

    Masterpiece

    Gene Loves Jezebel

    Desire

     

     

    Josephina

     

    General Public

    In Conversation

    Offshoot of English Beat

    Genesis

    Abacab

     

     

    Jesus He Knows Me

    Killer video

    Gerry and the Pacemakers

    Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying

     

     

    Ferry Cross the Mersey

     

    Gary Glitter

    Rock & Roll, Pt. 1 & 2

    aka Paul Gadd

    Peter Godwin

    Images of Heaven

    Germany / '82

    Golden Earring

    Radar Love

     

    Gonn

    Blackout of Gretely

    '66 / garage / Iowa

    Leslie Gore

    You Don't Own Me

     

    Les Goths

    Turn Over ('68)

    French psychedelia

    Grandmaster Mel Melle

    White Lines (Don't Do It)

    '83

    Eddy Grant

    Electric Avenue

     

    Grateful Dead

    The Golden Road

    '67

     

    Me & My Uncle

     

     

    New Speedway Boogie

     

     

    Ripple

     

     

    Terrapin Station

     

     

    Truckin'

     

    The Graveyard Five

    Graveyard Five Theme

    ~'67 / Pebbles 16

    Great White

    Rock Me

     

    The Groupies

    Primitive

    '66 / garage

    Vince Guaraldi Trio

    Christmas Time Is Here
    ('65 / Charlie Brown)

    If this were released after 1990, the media fascists would title it
    "Holiday Time Is Here"

     

    Linus and Lucy

    Masterpiece / '64

    The Guess Who

    No Sugar Tonight

     

     

    These Eyes

     

     

    Undun

     

    Guns 'n Roses

    Sweet Child O' Mine

     

     

    Welcome to the Jungle

     

    Bill Haley & The Comets

    Rock Around the Clock

     

    Herbie Hancock

    Rockit

     

    John Handy

    Hard Work

     

    Hank, Stu, Dave & Hank

    My Dead Dog Rover

    Novelty

    Happy Mondays

    Lazyitis

    (Post-psychedelic) / '88

     

    Mad Cyril

    Dynamic album:

     

    Wrote for Luck

    Pills 'n' Thrills & Bellyaches

    Paul Hardcastle

    19

    Average age of Vietnam soldier

    Francoise Hardy

    All the Boys & Girls

    French pop

    Rolf Harris

    Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport

    '64

    George Harrison

    Bangla-Desh

     

     

    My Sweet Lord

     

    Wilbert Harrison

    Kansas City

     

    Debbie Harry

    French Kissing in the USA

     

    PJ Harvey

    Sheela Na Gig

     

    Juliana Hatfield

    For the Birds

     

     

    My Sister

     

    The Hawaiian Pups

    Baby Judy

    Masterpiece / ~83

    Screamin' Jay Hawkins

    I Put a Spell on You

     

    Edwin Hawkins Singers

    Oh Happy Day

     

    Hawkwind

    Brainstorm

     

     

    Orgone Accumulator

    '72

     

    Space is Deep

     

     

    Uncle Sam's On Mars

     

    Isaac Hayes

    Theme from Shaft

     

    Ofra Haza

    Galbi

    Heard on 'Pump Up the Volume'

    Murray Head

    One Night in Bangkok

     

    The Heart Throbs

    Dreamtime ('89)

    w/ sisters of Bunnyman DeFreitas

    Heaven 17

    Fascist Groove Thang

     

    Jimi Hendrix

    All Along the Watchtower

     

     

    Hey Joe

    Masterpiece

     

    Purple Haze

     

     

    The Wind Cries Mary

     

    Clarence 'Frogman' Henry

    Ain't Got No Home

    '56

    Herman's Hermits

    I'm Henry VIII, I Am

     

    Patrick Hernandez

    Born to be Alive

    '79

    Hole

    Violet

    (More interesting than Nirvana)

    The Hollies

    Bus Stop

     

     

    Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress

     

     

    Stop Stop Stop

     

    Buddy Holly / The Crickets

    Peggy Sue

     

     

    That'll be the Day

     

    John Lee Hooker

    Boom Boom

    '62

    Horizon 222

    One Small Dot

     

    Johnny Horton

    The Battle of New Orleans

    '59

    House of Pain

    Jump Around

     

    Howlin' Wolf

    Spoonful

    '60 (Chester Arthur Burnett)

    The Human Beinz

    Nobody But Me

    '67

    The Human Expression

    Optical Sound

    '67 / garage

    The Human League

    Human (Extended Version)

     

     

    The Sound of the Crowd

     

    The Humane Society

    Knock Knock

    '67 / garage

    Humble Pie

    I Don't Need No Doctor

     

    Engelbert Humperdinck

    Lesbian Seagull

    '96

    Hunters & Collectors

    Talking to a Stranger

    Masterpiece / ~83 / Melbourne

    Janis Ian

    Society's Child

     

    Ice the Falling Rain

    Life's Illusion

    ~83

    Information Society

    Walking Away

     

     

    What's On Your Mind
    (Pure Energy)

    Samples spoken by Leonard Nimoy

    Jorgen Ingmann

    Apache

     

    Innocence Mission

    And Hiding Away

     

    Inspiral Carpets

    Generations

    Madchester

    INXS

    The One Thing (Extended)

     

    Iron Butterfly

    In a Gadda da Vida

     

    The Isley Brothers

    It's Your Thing

     

     

    Shout

     

     

    Twist & Shout

     

    I Start Counting

    Lose Him (12" Mix)

     

    It's a Beautiful Day

    White Bird

    '69

    J.J. Jackson

    But It's Alright ('66)

    Desecrated by Huey Lewis

    Joe Jackson

    Got the Time

    '79

     

    Sunday Papers

    '79

    Michael Jackson

    Billie Jean

     

     

    Human Nature

    '82 / Masterpiece

     

    Wanna Be Startin' Something

    '82 / Masterpiece

    Faine Jade

    It Ain't True

    '66 / Long Island

    The Jam

    Beat Surrender

     

     

    The Butterfly Collector

     

     

    Down in the Tube Station at Midnight

    All Mod Cons: Masterpiece album

     

    English Rose

    Masterpiece

     

    Mr. Clean

     

     

    Set the House Ablaze

     

     

    Town Called Malice

     

    James

    Born of Frustration

     

     

    Laid

    '94

    Sonny James

    Young Love

    '56 / Country crossover

    Tommy James & the Shondells

    Crimson & Clover

     

     

    Crystal Blue Persuasion

     

     

    Hanky Panky

     

     

    Mony Mony

     

    Jane's Addiction

    Been Caught Stealing

     

     

    Mountain Song

     

     

    Three Days

    Masterpiece

    Japan

    The Art of Parties

    ~82

    The Jaynetts

    Sally Go 'Round the Roses

    Doo-wop masterpiece / '63

    Jefferson Airplane

    Lather

     

     

    Somebody to Love

     

     

    White Rabbit

    Masterpiece

    The Jesus & Mary Chain

    Taste the Floor

     

     

    Upside Down

    ~'85

    Jesus Jones

    Right Here, Right Now

     

    Elton John

    Elderberry Wine

     

     

    Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding

     

     

    Grey Seal

     

     

    Honky Cat

     

     

    Levon

     

     

    Madman Across the Water

    Masterpiece

     

    Saturday Night's Alright for Fightin'

     

     

    Tiny Dancer

     

     

    Where to Now, St. Peter?

     

    Little Willie John

    Fever

    '56

     

    I'm Shakin'

    '61

    Janis Joplin

    Me and Bobby McGee

     

     

    One Good Man

     

    Joy Division

    Atmosphere

    '80 / Masterpiece

     

    Day of the Lords

    Masterpiece

    Far too advanced

    Love Will Tear Us Apart

    Masterpiece

    for American radio.

    Means to an End

     

     

    New Dawn Fades

     

     

    She's Lost Control

    Groundbreaking album:

     

    Transmission

    Unknown Pleasures

    Juno Reactor

    High Energy Protons

    London / 1993

    Kajagoogoo

    Too Shy

     

    KC and the Sunshine Band

    Get Down Tonight

     

    Greg Kihn Band

    Jeopardy

     

    Killer Pussy

    Teenage Enema Nurses in Bondage

     

    Killing Joke

    Eighties
    (Plagiarized by Nirvana)

     

    B.B. King

    The Thrill is Gone

     

    Ben E. King

    Spanish Harlem

    Masterpiece

    Carole King

    I Feel the Earth Move

     

    Jonathan King

    Everyone's Gone to the Moon

    '65

    King Crimson

    The Court of the Crimson King

     

    King Missile

    Detachable Penis

     

    The Kingsmen

    Louie Louie

     

    The Kingston Trio

    Tom Dooley

    '58

     

    Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

    '62 / early anti-war

    The Kinks

    Dedicated Follower of Fashion

     

     

    Superman

     

     

    You Really Got Me

     

    Kitchens of Distinction

    Hammer

     

     

    Margaret's Injection

     

    The KLF

    Doctorin' the Tardis
    (Dr. Who / 12" Club Mix)

    (The Timelords)

     

    Justified & Ancient
    (with Tammy Wynette)

     

     

    Last Train to Trancentral

     

     

    3 AM Eternal (Live at the SSL)

     

    The Knife

    Silent Shout

    Stockholm / 2006

    Gladys Knight & the Pips

    If I Were Your Woman

     

    Al Kooper

    Season of the Witch

     

    Kraftwerk

    Antenna

    Geniuses from Dusseldorf, Germany

     

    Autobahn

    Masterpiece / not radio-friendly

     

    Neon Lights

     

     

    Radioactivity

     

     

    The Robots

     

     

    Showroom Dummies

     

     

    Tour de France

     

     

    Trans Europe Express

     

    Ladytron

    Ghosts

    2008 / Liverpool

    The La's

    There She Goes

    Accosted by 6-Pence-None-Richer

    Laika

    Bedbugs

     

     

    Marimba Song

     

    L.A. Style

    James Brown is Dead

     

    K.D. Lang

    Constant Craving

    (Hasn't earned right to say 'k.d.')

    Latour

    People Are Still Having Sex

     

    The Lava Children

    The Green Word

    Tulsa / '09

    The Leaves

    Hey Joe

    California '66

    Led Zeppelin

    Babe I'm Gonna Leave You

    Masterpiece

     

    The Battle of Evermore

     

     

    Communication Breakdown

    Masterpiece

     

    Dazed and Confused

    Masterpiece

     

    Four Sticks

     

     

    Gallows Pole

     

     

    Going to California

    Masterpiece

     

    How Many More Times

     

     

    I Can't Quit You Babe

     

    First four albums

    Immigrant Song

    Masterpiece

    were utterly brilliant

    The Lemon Song

     

     

    Over the Hills and Far Away

     

     

    The Rain Song

     

     

    Ramble On

     

     

    Since I've Been Loving You

    Masterpiece

     

    Stairway to Heaven

    Overplayed to point of annoyance

     

    Tangerine

     

     

    That's the Way

     

     

    What Is and What Should Never Be

     

     

    When the Levee Breaks

    Masterpiece

     

    You Shook Me

     

     

    Your Time is Gonna Come

     

    Brenda Lee

    I'm Sorry

    '60

     

    Papa Noel

    (Christmas)

    Legendary Pink Dots

    City of Needles

     

    The Left Banke

    Pretty Ballerina

     

    Michel Legrand

    Di-Gue-Ding-Ding

     

    Tom Lehrer

    The Masochism Tango

    Novelty

    The Lemon Drops

    I Live in the Springtime

    Chicago / '67

    The Lemon Pipers

    Green Tambourine

    '67

    John Lennon

    Cold Turkey

     

     

    Imagine

     

     

    Instant Karma

     

     

    #9 Dream

     

    John Lennon & Yoko Ono

    Happy Xmas (War is Over)

    (An evil thought to Republican neocons)

    Annie Lennox

    Ladies of the Canyon

    Joni Mitchell cover / 2007

    Level 42

    Something About You

     

    Bobby Lewis

    Tossin' and Turnin'

    '61

    Jerry Lee Lewis

    Great Balls of Fire

     

     

    Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

     

    Ramsey Lewis Trio

    The 'In' Crowd

     

    Lies Incorporated

    Kiss the Mayor

     

    Gordon Lightfoot

    Black Day in July

    '68 / re Detroit race riots

     

    Canadian Railroad Trilogy

    '67

     

    If You Could Read My Mind

    Ontario / '70

     

    Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    Masterpiece / '76

    Little Anthony & the Imperials

    Hurt So Bad

     

    Little Eva

    The Loco-Motion

    '62

    Little Richard

    Good Golly, Miss Molly

     

     

    Long Tall Sally

     

     

    Lucille

    '57

     

    Tutti Frutti

     

    LL Cool J

    Goin' Back to Cali

    '88

    Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories

    Stay (I Missed You)

     

    Loggins & Messina

    Angry Eyes

     

    Londonbeat

    I've Been Thinking About You

     

    Loop

    Be Here Now

    Classic album:

     

    Collision

    A Gilded Eternity

    Looper

    Ballad of Ray Suzuki

     

    The Lords of Acid

    I Sit On Acid

     

     

    The Most Wonderful Girl

     

    Los Bravos

    Black is Black

     

    Los del Rio

    The Macarena

    '95

    Love

    Alone Again Or

    From Los Angeles

     

    My Little Red Book

    Bacharach/David composition

     

    7 and 7 Is

     

     

    She Comes in Colors

     

    Love & Rockets

    An American Dream

     

     

    Yin & Yang the Flower Pot Man

     

    Love Is All

    Talk Talk Talk Talk

    2005

    Lovin' Spoonful

    Darling Be Home Soon

     

     

    Have You Seen Her Face

     

     

    Summer in the City

     

    Lulu

    To Sir, With Love

     

    Luscious Jackson

    City Song

     

     

    Naked Eye

     

    Lush

    Nothing Natural

     

     

    Sweetness and Light

    '90

    The Luv'd Ones

    I'm Leaving You

     

     

    Up Down Sue

    Masterpiece / '66

    Loretta Lynn

    The Pill

     

    The Lynx

    You Lie

    '66 / Texas

    M

    Pop Muzik

    aka Robin Scott

     

    Transmission

     

    Madder Rose

    Panic On

     

    Madness

    Night Boat to Cairo

     

     

    One Step Beyond (Club Mix)

     

    Madonna

    Borderline

     

    Magazine

    The Light Pours Out of Me

     

    Mamas & the Papas

    California Dreamin'

     

     

    Creeque Alley

    Masterpiece

     

    Monday, Monday

     

     

    I Saw Her Again Last Night

     

     

    Somebody Groovy

    '65

    Henry Mancini

    Baby Elephant Walk

    '61

     

    Peter Gunn

    '59

     

    Pink Panther Theme

    '64

    Marc & the Mambas

    Black Heart

    Masterpiece / (Marc Almond)

    The Marcels

    Blue Moon

     

    A.C. Marias
    (Angela Conway)

    One of Our Girls (Has Gone Missing) / '89

    Masterpiece single and video / collaborator with Wire

    The Marketts

    Out of Limits ('63)

    Instrumental / aka Outer Limits

    Mar-Keys

    Last Night

     

    MARRS

    Pump Up the Volume

    Masterpiece

    Martha & the Vandellas

    Dancing in the Streets

     

     

    Heat Wave

     

    Massive Attack

    Karmacoma

     

    The Master's Apprentices

    Wars or Hands of Time

    Australia / '66

    Dave Matthews Band

    What Would You Say

    Overall an unimpressive group. That's why they get played.

    Curtis Mayfield

    Freddy's Dead

     

     

    Superfly

     

    MC5

    Kick Out the Jams

    '69

    Paul McCartney

    Monkberry Moon Delight

     

     

    Ou Est Le Soleil (ext 12")

    '89

     

    Too Many People

     

     

    Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey

     

    George McCrae

    Rock Your Baby

     

    Barry McGuire

    Eve of Destruction

     

    The Meat Puppets

    Split Myself in Two

     

    Men Without Hats

    Safety Dance (ext. club mix)

     

    Metallica

    Enter Sandman

    Masterpiece

    M.I.A.

    Born Free

    London / '10

    George Michael

    Careless Whisper

     

     

    Father Figure

     

     

    Freedom 90

     

    Michigan & Smiley

    Nice Up the Dance

    ~78 (Seminal reggae)

    Mickey & Sylvia

    Love is Strange ('57)

    Written by Bo Diddley

    Midnight Oil

    Beds are Burning

     

    The Mighty Lemon Drops

    Inside Out

     

     

    Out of Hand (Extended)

    (Absolute brilliance)

    Roger Miller

    King of the Road

     

    Steve Miller Band

    Living in the USA

    Overall a pathetic career

    Ministry

    Effigy

     

     

    N.W.O. (New World Order)

     

     

    Revenge

     

    Minny Pops

    Goddess

    Dark post-punk

    Mi-Sex

    Computer Games (Extended Mix)

    (New Zealand)

    Missing Persons

    Destination Unknown

     

     

    Words

     

    Mission (U.K.)

    Tower of Strength

     

     

    Wasteland

     

    Joni Mitchell

    Big Yellow Taxi

    Overall an insufferable bore

    Jackie Mittoo & the Soul Brothers

    Train to Skaville

    ~'65 (Exquisite reggae)

    Moby

    Go

    Eminem (Eminenema/Eminasshole) called Moby "a little girl"

    Moby Grape

    Omaha

     

     

    Rose Colored Eyes

    '68

    Modern English

    I Melt With You

     

     

    Smiles & Laughter

    Masterpiece

    The Modern Lovers

    Pablo Picasso

    '76
    (Can you say 'asshole' on radio?)

     

    Road Runner

     

    The Monkees

    A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You

     

     

    I'm a Believer

     

     

    The Porpoise Song

    (Theme from movie 'Head')

     

    (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone

     

     

    Pleasant Valley Sunday

     

     

    Randy Scouse Git

     

     

    Words

     

    The Monks

    Monk Time

    '66

     

    Shut Up

     

    The Monocles

    The Spider & the Fly

    60s garage

    Monsoon

    Ever So Lonely

    (Hindi mix / '82)

    Hugo Montenegro

    The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

     

    Chris Montez

    Let's Dance

    '62

    Monty Python

    Every Sperm is Sacred

    from 'The Meaning of Life'

     

    The Lumberjack Song

    Novelty

    Moody Blues

    Best Way to Travel

     

     

    Go Now

     

     

    Legend of a Mind (Timothy Leary's Dead)

     

     

    Lovely to See You

     

    Moments of brilliance in

    Peak Hour

     

    'Days of Future Passed'

    Question

     

     

    Ride My Seesaw

     

     

    The Story in Your Eyes

     

     

    Tuesday Afternoon

     

    Moose

    Jack

     

    Van Morrison

    Jackie Wilson Said

    Van Bore-ison

     

    Moondance

     

    Morrissey

    Everyday Is Like Sunday

    '88

     

    Southpaw

     

    The Motels

    Only the Lonely

     

    Mouse & the Traps

    Maid of Sugar, Maid of Spice

    '66 / Texas

    Muddy Waters

    Mannish Boy

    '55 (McKinley Morganfield)

    The Music Explosion

    Little Bit O' Soul

    '66

    The Music Machine

    Talk Talk

    '66 / garage

    Musical Youth

    Pass the Dutchie

     

    The Mussies

    12 O'Clock July

    '67 / Michigan

    My Bloody Valentine

    Soon

    Landmark album: Loveless

    My Indole Ring

    Orange Float Petals

    '68 / Vancouver / stunning

    Naked Eyes

    Always Something There to Remind Me

     

     

    Promises, Promises

     

    National Lampoon

    Deteriorata

    '72 / Parody

    Nazz

    Open My Eyes

     

    Negativland

    Time Zones

     

    Nena

    99 Luftballons (Luftballoons)

    (German version preferred)

    Neon Judgement

    TV Treated

    ~84, from Belgium

    Neu!

    Isi ('75)

    Offshoot of Kraftwerk

    The New Colony Six

    At the River's Edge

    '66

    New Musik

    Straight Lines

     

    New Order

    Bizarre Love Triangle (extended)

     

    When combined

    Blue Monday (Original 12")

    Masterpiece / cultural landmark

    with Joy Division, one

    Confusion (Instrumental)

     

    of the 10 greatest groups ever

    Crystal

    2001

     

    Everything's Gone Green

     

     

    Fine Time
    (Especially the Silk Mix)

     

    In effect, banned by the

    Round & Round (remix)

     

    handful of weasels who

    Thieves Like Us (Instrumental)

     

    dictate American playlists.

    True Faith

     

     

    World in Motion

    UK World Cup anthem

    The New York Dolls

    Personality Crisis

     

    Harry Nilsson

    Everybody's Talkin'

     

     

    Jump Into the Fire

     

     

    Lime in the Coconut

     

     

    Without You

     

    1910 Fruitgum Co.

    Sticky Sticky

    Totally left of center

    Nirvana

    (no selections)

    (The Backstreet Boys of grunge
    / Payola lapdogs)

    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

    Mr. Bojangles

     

    Cliff Nobles & Co.

    The Horse

    '72

    Gary Numan (Tubeway Army)

    Are "Friends" Electric?

    (Born Gary Webb)

     

    Cars (extended)

     

     

    Down in the Park

    Masterpiece

    Obscure FM

    Michael Jackson is in Heaven Now

     

    Ocean Blue

    Between Something and Nothing

    Masterpiece

    Sinead O'Connor

    I Want Your (Hands on Me)

     

     

    Mandinka

     

     

    Nothing Compares 2 U

     

     

    Sacrifice

     

     

    Troy

     

    Of Monsters and Men

    Little Talks

    Iceland / 2012

     

    Mountain Sound

     

    Oingo Boingo

    Dead Man's Party

     

     

    Weird Science

     

    The O'Kaysions

    Girl Watcher

    '68

    Mike Oldfield

    Tubular Bells

     

    Oliver

    Good Morning Starshine

     

    OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)

    Messages

    '80

    The Omens

    Searching

    '66 / Hammond, Indiana

    Opus 1

    Back Seat '38 Dodge

    '66 / LA

    The Orb

    Little Fluffy Clouds

     

    Too intelligent and

    Montagne D'Or (Der Gute Berg)

     

    innovative

    O.O.B.E.

    (Out-Of-Body Experience)

    for American

    S.A.L.T.

    (Strategic Arms Limitation Talks)

    'Colostomy Rock' stations.

    Slug Dub

     

     

    Towers of Dub

     

     

    Toxygene

    '97 / #4 UK charts

    Roy Orbison

    (All I Can Do Is) Dream You

     

     

    In Dreams

     

     

    Running Scared

     

    The Outcasts

    1523 Blair

    '67 / San Antonio

    The Outfield

    Voices of Babylon

     

    The Outlaws

    Ghost Riders in the Sky

     

     

    Green Grass & High Tides

     

    The Outsiders

    Time Won't Let Me

     

    Pacific Gas & Electric

    Are You Ready?

     

    Robert Palmer

    Addicted to Love

    Seminal video

    The Passions

    I'm In Love w/ a German Film Star

    Astounding masterpiece / ~81

    Billy Paul

    Me and Mrs. Jones

     

    Penetration

    Don't Dictate

    UK punk / '78

    Carl Perkins

    Blue Suede Shoes

     

    Peter, Bjorn & John

    Young Folks

    Stockholm / 2006

    The Pet Shop Boys

    West End Girls

    Masterpiece

    Tom Petty

    A Woman in Love

     

     

    Here Comes My Girl

    Overall, a lackluster performer

    Wilson Pickett

    Funky Broadway

     

     

    In the Midnight Hour

     

     

    Land of a Thousand Dances

    '66

     

    Mustang Sally

     

    Pink Floyd

    Arnold Layne

     

     

    Astronomy Domine

    Masterpiece album:

     

    Brain Damage

    Piper at the Gates of Dawn

     

    Careful with the Axe, Eugene

     

     

    Corporal Clegg

     

     

    Echoes

     

     

    Interstellar Overdrive

     

     

    Lucifer Sam

     

     

    Money

    Dark Side: masterpiece album

     

    One of These Days

     

     

    Remember a Day

     

     

    Run Like Hell

     

     

    Scream Thy Last Scream

    Pre-Piper

     

    See Emily Play

     

     

    Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun

     

     

    Sheep

     

     

    Time

     

     

    Us and Them

     

    The Pixies

    Vamos

     

     

    Wave of Mutiliation (UK Surf)

     

    Pizzicato Five

    Twiggy Twiggy

    Tokyo kitsch

    Plastic Ono Band

    Give Peace a Chance

     

    The Plastics

    Top Secret Man

    1980 / Japan

    The Platters

    The Great Pretender

    '58

     

    Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

    Masterpiece

    The Poets

    Now We're Through

    Glasgow

     

    That's the Way It's Got to Be

    '65

    The Pogues

    Dirty Old Town

    '85

     

    Fairytale of New York

    X-mas standard w/ Kirsty MacColl

     

    I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday

    Masterpiece

     

    Lorca's Novena

     

     

    Thousands are Sailing

     

     

    Wild Cats of Kilkenny

     

    The Polecats

    Make a Circuit With Me

    '82

    The Police

    Bring on the Night

     

     

    Canary in a Coalmine

     

     

    Deathwish

     

     

    Every Breath You Take

    About a stalker

     

    Invisible Sun

     

     

    Masoko Tanga

     

     

    Reggatta de Blanc

    means 'White Reggae'

     

    Synchronicity

     

    Iggy Pop

    Lust for Life

     

     

    New Values

     

     

    Nightclubbing

    '77

     

    The Passenger

    Covered masterfully by Siouxsie

    The Pop Group

    We Are Time

     

    Pop Will Eat Itself

    Dance of the Mad

     

    Portishead

    Sour Times (Nobody Loves Me)

    '95

    The Premieres

    Farmer John

    '64

    Elvis Presley

    Heartbreak Hotel

    Tried to ban the Beatles

     

    In the Ghetto

     

     

    (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame

    Astounding keyboards

    The Pretenders

    The Adultress

     

     

    Bad Boys Get Spanked

    Killer album: Pretenders II

    It's a rare rock station

    Day After Day

     

    that plays the

    The English Roses

     

    real Pretenders.

    I Go To Sleep

     

    'Brass in Pocket'

    Jealous Dogs

     

    doesn't cut it.

    Message of Love

     

     

    My City Was Gone

    Masterpiece

    The Pretty Things

    Defecting Grey

    '67

    Lloyd Price

    Stagger Lee

    '58

    Primal Scream

    Loaded

    Stunning album: Screamadelica

     

    MBV Arkestra (If They Move, Kill 'Em)

    (2000)

    Procol Harum

    Conquistador

     

     

    A Whiter Shade of Pale

     

    Psyche

    Maggots

    ~83

    Psychedelic Furs

    Love My Way

     

     

    Pretty in Pink (Original)

    '81

    Psychic TV

    Papal Breakdance

     

    Public Enemy

    Bring the Noise

    Mistakenly equates rap with rock

     

    By the Time I Get to Arizona

    '91

    Public Image Ltd.

    Albatross

    Masterpiece album:

    Virtually unknown

    Attack

    'Metal Box'

    in the USA, to make

    Careering

    ('Second Edition' in U.S.)

    room for liteweights

    Death Disco (Swan Lake)

     

    like Billy Joel and

    Public Image

    Masterpiece

    Huey Lewis.

    Theme

     

    The Pursuit of Happiness

    I'm an Adult Now

    ~'89, from Toronto

    ? and the Mysterians

    96 Tears

    Masterpiece

    Quicksilver Messenger Service

    Fresh Air

     

    Gerry Rafferty

    Baker Street

     

    The Raincoats

    No One's Little Girl

    ~81

    Rare Earth

    Get Ready

     

    The Rascals

    Groovin'

     

     

    People Got to be Free

     

    Ratt

    Round and Round

     

    Real Life

    Send Me An Angel

     

    The Rebels

    Wild Weekend

    '62

    Red Flag

    Machines

     

     

    Rhythmik Vibrations

     

    Red Rider

    Lunatic Fringe

     

    Red Rockers

    China

     

    Otis Redding

    (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay

     

    Jerry Reed

    Amos Moses

     

     

    When You're Hot You're Hot

     

    Re-Flex

    The Politics of Dancing

    Masterpiece single & video

    REM

    Bang & Blame

     

     

    Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars)

     

     

    Man on the Moon

     

     

    Moral Kiosk

     

     

    #9 Dream

    Subtle cover devoid of ego

     

    Oddfellows Local 151

    Maybe their best

     

    Radio Free Europe

     

     

    So. Central Rain (Sorry)

     

     

    Stumble

     

     

    West of the Fields

     

     

    What If We Give It Away

     

     

    Wolves, Lower

     

    The Remains

    Diddy Wah Diddy

    '65 / Boston

     

    Let Me Through

    Opened for the Beatles

    Rema Rema

    Rema Rema

    ~83

    Republica

    Ready to Go

     

    Paul Revere & the Raiders

    Kicks

     

     

    Steppin' Stone

    Covered by Sex Pistols

    Nelson Riddle & Orchestra

    Theme from Route 66

    '62

    Riders of the Mark

    The Electronic Insides and Metal Complexion that Make Up Herr Dr. Krieg

    '67 / New Jersey

    The Righteous Brothers

    (You're My) Soul and Inspiration

     

     

    Unchained Melody

     

     

    You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'

     

    Right Said Fred

    I'm Too Sexy

     

    Rihanna

    Umbrella

    '07 urban pop

    Jeannie C. Riley

    Harper Valley PTA

     

    Johnny Rivers

    Memphis

     

     

    Summer Rain

     

    The Rivieras

    California Sun

     

    The Rivingtons

    Bird's the Word

    '63

    Steve Roach

    selections from 'Trance Spirits'

    '02 / with Robert Fripp

    Marty Robbins

    El Paso

    '59

    Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Dammit Janet

     

     

    Sweet Transvestite

     

     

    Time Warp

     

    Kenny Rogers & the 1st Edition

    Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town

     

    Rolling Stones

    As Tears Go By

     

     

    Citadel

     

     

    Dandelion

     

     

    Get Off of My Cloud

     

     

    Gimme Shelter

    Masterpiece

     

    Going Home

     

     

    Going to a Go-Go

     

     

    Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing in the Shadows

     

     

    Heart of Stone

     

     

    In Another Land

     

     

    It's All Over Now

     

     

    Jumpin' Jack Flash

    Masterpiece

     

    Lady Jane

     

     

    Let's Spend the Night Together

     

     

    Midnight Rambler

     

     

    Monkey Man

    Masterpiece

     

    Mother's Little Helper

    Masterpiece

     

    19th Nervous Breakdown

    Masterpiece

     

    Not Fade Away

     

     

    The Last Time

    Masterpiece

     

    Out of Time

     

     

    Paint It Black

     

     

    Play With Fire

     

     

    Ruby Tuesday

    Masterpiece

     

    (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

    Masterpiece

     

    She's a Rainbow

     

     

    Sittin' On a Fence

     

     

    Street Fighting Man

    Masterpiece

     

    Sympathy for the Devil

    Masterpiece

     

    Time Is On My Side

     

     

    2000 Light Years from Home

    Masterpiece

     

    Under My Thumb

    Masterpiece

     

    You Can't Always Get What You Want

    Masterpiece

    The Romancers

    Love's the Thing

    LA / '65

    The Romantics

    Talking in Your Sleep

     

     

    What I Like About You

     

    Romeo Void

    Never Say Never

     

    The Ronettes

    Baby I Love You

    '64

     

    Be My Baby

     

    Linda Ronstadt

    Long, Long Time

     

    Roxy Music

    Angel Eyes

    '79

     

    Ladytron
    (Old Grey Whistle Test version)

    '72

     

    Out of the Blue

     

    Billy Joe Royal

    Down in the Boondocks

     

    The Royal Teens

    Short Shorts ('58)

    Novelty with substance

    Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels

    Devil With the Blue Dress On / Good Golly Miss Molly

     

     

    Jenny Take a Ride

     

    Sade

    Smooth Operator

     

    Sad Lovers & Giants

    Imagination

     

    Sagittarius

    My World Fell Down

    '67

    Saint Etienne

    Nothing Can Stop Us

    '93

    Kyu Sakamoto

    Sukiyaki

    '63

    Salvation

    Think Twice

    '68 / San Fran nugget

    Sam & Dave

    Hold On! I'm Comin'

     

     

    Soul Man

     

    Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs

    Lil' Red Riding Hood

     

     

    Wooly Bully

    Masterpiece

    Santana

    Black Magic Woman

     

     

    Everybody's Everything

     

     

    Evil Ways

     

     

    La Puesta del Sol

    (Sunset) / '68

     

    Oye Como Va

     

     

    Soul Sacrifice

    '69

    Santo & Johnny

    Sleepwalk

    '65

    Savage Republic

    Mobilization

    ~83

    Peter Schilling

    Major Tom (Club Version)

    Stuttgart

    Ulrich Schnauss

    On My Own

    Berlin / 2003

    Screaming Blue Messiahs

    I Wanna Be a Flintstone
    (extended)

     

    Seal

    Kiss From a Rose

     

    Seeds

    Pushin' Too Hard

    Masterpiece

    The Seekers

    Georgie Girl

    '67

    Senator Bobby

    Wild Thing

    Parody of Bobby Kennedy

    Sex Gang Children

    Dieche

     

    The Sex Pistols

    Anarchy in the U.K.

    Masterpiece

    Among the first of

    Bodies

     

    the great British groups

    EMI

    'Bullocks': masterpiece album

    denied fair access

    God Save the Queen

    Masterpiece

    to American rock stations.

    I Wanna Be Me

     

     

    Pretty Vacant

     

     

    Sub-Mission

     

     

    Who Killed Bambi

     

    The Shadows

    Apache

    '60

    Shadows of Knight

    Gloria

     

    Sham 69

    Borstal Breakout (extended)

    '79 / UK punk

    The Shamen

    Boss Drum

     

     

    Ebenezer Goode

     

     

    Move Any Mountain (Progen 91)

     

    Shannon

    Let the Music Play

    A clinic in emotive vocals

    Del Shannon

    Hat's Off to Larry

     

     

    Little Town Flirt

     

     

    Runaway

     

    William Shatner

    Lucy in the Sky w/ Diamonds

    So whacked it's a classic

     

    Mr. Tambourine Man

     

    Pete Shelley

    Homosapien (extended)

     

    The Shirelles

    Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

     

    The Shocking Blue

    Venus

    Netherlands / '69

    Silver Apples

    Oscillations

    '68

    Simon & Garfunkel

    America

     

     

    The Boxer

     

     

    Bridge Over Troubled Water

     

     

    El Condor Pasa

     

     

    For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her

     

     

    A Hazy Shade of Winter

     

     

    Homeward Bound

     

     

    I Am a Rock

     

     

    Kathy's Song

     

     

    Mrs. Robinson

     

     

    Scarborough Fair / Canticle

     

     

    The Sound of Silence

    Masterpiece

    Paul Simon

    Duncan

     

    Simple Minds

    Don't You Forget About Me

     

     

    New Gold Dream

    '82

     

    Theme for Great Cities

    Masterpiece

    Frank Sinatra

    It Was a Very Good Year

    '65

    Nancy Sinatra

    Some Velvet Morning

    '68 / with Lee Hazlewood

     

    These Boots are Made for Walking

     

    Siouxsie & The Banshees

    Arabian Knights

    Masterpiece

     

    Christine

     

    Who needs innovation

    Cities in Dust

     

    on American radio when

    Dazzle

     

    we have Heart, Journey,

    Dear Prudence

     

    Loverboy, Foreigner, Styx,

    Happy House

     

    and Steely Dan?

    Hong Kong Garden

     

     

    Israel

    Masterpiece

     

    Slowdive

     

     

    Voodoo Dolly

    'Juju': Landmark album

    Sir Douglas Quintet

    Mendocino

     

     

    She's About a Mover

     

    The Sisters of Mercy

    This Corrosion

     

    The Skyliners

    Since I Don't Have You

    '59

    Percy Sledge

    When a Man Loves a Woman

     

    Slowdive

    Avalyn II

     

    Sly & the Family Stone

    Dance to the Music

    Masterpiece

     

    I Want to Take You Higher

     

     

    Thank You

     

    The Small Faces

    Itchycoo Park

     

    Smash Mouth

    Walkin' On the Sun

    '97

    Smith

    Baby It's You

     

    Patti Smith (Group)

    Because the Night

     

     

    Dancing Barefoot

     

     

    Gloria

     

    The Smiths

    How Soon is Now?

    Masterpiece

    Hall-of-Fame-level group,

    I Know It's Over

     

    intentionally banned from the American radio market.

    Last Night I Dreamt that Somebody Loved Me

    Masterpiece

    (Too intelligent for

    Meat is Murder

     

    Neo-cons intent on

    Miserable Lie

     

    molding an isolationist,

    Panic

     

    war-monger mentality.)

    The Queen is Dead

    Masterpiece

     

    That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore

     

    The Smoke

    My Friend Jack

    '67 / banned by BBC

    Snap

    The Power

     

     

    Rhythm Is a Dancer

     

    Sniff 'n' the Tears

    Driver's Seat

     

    Social Distortion

    I Was Wrong

     

    Soft Cell

    Sex Dwarf

     

     

    Tainted Love

     

    Soundpool

    Polyphony

    New York / '06

    The Soup Dragons

    I'm Free

     

    Southern Culture on the Skids

    Camel Walk

    '96

    Space Cossacks

    Planet of the Apes

    Instrumental?

    Spacemen 3

    Losing Touch With My Mind

     

    Space Walkers

    Invader

    ~'68

    Spandau Ballet

    Chant No. 1

     

    Spanky and Our Gang

    Sunday Will Never Be the Same

     

    The Specials

    Gangsters

     

     

    Ghost Town

    About racial violence in pubs

     

    Rat Race

     

    Spinal Tap

    Hell Hole

    Novelty

    Spirit

    I Got a Line on You

     

     

    Nature's Way

     

    Spizz Energi

    Soldier, Soldier ('81)

    Video banned by BBC?

    Split Enz

    The Choral Sea

    Masterpiece instrumental

     

    Double Happy

    Auckland, New Zealand

     

    I Got You

    Masterpiece

     

    I Hope I Never

     

     

    Message to My Girl

    '84

     

    One Step Ahead

     

    Dusty Springfield

    Son of a Preacher Man

     

    Bruce Springsteen

    Candy's Room

    Masterpiece

    Masterpiece album:

    4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)

     

    'E Street Shuffle'

    I'm On Fire

     

     

    Incident on 57th St.

    Masterpiece

     

    Jungleland

    Masterpiece

     

    Kitty's Back

    Masterpiece

     

    Meeting Across the River

    Masterpiece

     

    New York City Serenade

     

     

    Point Blank

     

     

    Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

    Masterpiece

     

    She's the One

    Masterpiece

     

    State Trooper

     

    Squeeze

    Cool For Cats

     

     

    Take Me I'm Yours

     

    The Squires

    Going All the Way

    '66 / Connecticut

    The Standells

    Dirty Water

    From LA, not Boston

     

    Rari

    '66 / LP version @ 5:32

    The Starfires

    I Never Loved Her

    60s garage

    Edwin Starr

    25 Miles

     

     

    War

     

    The Statler Brothers

    Flowers on the Wall

    '64

    The Status Quo

    Pictures of Matchstick Men

    '67

    Steam

    Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

     

    Le Stelle di Mario Schifano

    Molto Alto

    Italian psychedelia / '67

    Steppenwolf

    Born to be Wild

     

     

    Magic Carpet Ride

     

    Ray Stevens

    Gitarzan

     

    Al Stewart

    Year of the Cat

     

    Rod Stewart

    Mandolin Wind

     

    Sting

    Englishman in New York

     

     

    Russians

     

     

    We Work the Black Seam

     

    The Stone Poneys

    Different Drum

     

    Stone Roses

    Elephant Stone

     

     

    Fools Gold

    Legendary album: 'Stone Roses'

     

    I Am the Resurrection

     

     

    I Wanna Be Adored

    Masterpiece / '89

     

    Made of Stone

     

     

    She Bangs the Drums

     

     

    This is the One

     

     

    Waterfall

    (Neo-psychedelia)

    (Iggy and) The Stooges

    Down on the Street

    Michigan / 1970

     

    LA Blues

     

    Paul Stookey

    The Wedding Song

    Masterpiece

    The Strangeloves

    I Want Candy

    '65

    Strawberry Alarm Clock

    Incense & Peppermints

     

    Barrett Strong

    Money (That's What I Want)

    '59

    Suede (London Suede)

    Killing of a Flash Boy

     

     

    Metal Mickey

     

     

    Sleeping Pills

     

    The Sugarcubes

    Birthday (Justin Robertson 12" Mix)

    From Iceland

     

    Coldsweat

    Breathtaking album:

     

    Mama

    Life's Too Good

     

    Sick for Toys

     

    The Sugarhill Gang

    Rapper's Delight

    '79

    Suicide

    Dream Baby Dream

    '79

     

    Frankie Teardrop

    '77

    Donna Summer

    I Feel Love

     

    The Sundays

    Can't Be Sure

     

     

    Here's Where the Story Ends

     

    Supertramp

    Goodbye Stranger

     

    The Supremes

    I'm Livin' in Shame

     

     

    Love Child

     

    The Surfaris

    Wipe Out

     

    The Swell Maps

    Let's Build a Car

    Definitive post-punk

     

    Midget Submarines

     

     

    Read About Seymour

     

    Swingin' Medallions

    Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)

     

    Swing Out Sister

    Breakout

     

    Syndicate of Sound

    Little Girl

     

    The Syndicats

    Crawdaddy Simone

    '65

    T Rex

    Jeepster

     

    Talking Heads

    Drugs

    Highly overrated group

     

    I Zimbra

     

    Talk Talk

    It's My Life

    Butchered by Gwen Stefani

     

    Talk Talk

     

    The Tammys

    Egyptian Shumba

    '63

    Hound Dog Taylor

    Let's Get Funky

    ~56?

    James Taylor

    Fire and Rain

    Basically a soft-rock bore

    T.C. Atlantic

    Faces

    60s garage

    Tears for Fears

    Change

    Name taken from primal scream therapy of Janov

     

    Mad World

     

     

    Shout

     

    Teddy and His Patches

    Suzy Creamcheese

    '67 / San Jose

    Television

    Marquee Moon

     

    The Temptations

    Ball of Confusion

     

     

    Cloud Nine

     

     

    Papa Was a Rolling Stone

     

    10,000 Maniacs

    Death of Manolete

     

     

    Don't Talk

     

     

    Eat for Two

     

     

    Hey Jack Kerouac

     

     

    Katrina's Fair

     

     

    Like the Weather

     

     

    My Mother the War

     

     

    Planned Obsolescence

     

     

    What's the Matter Here

     

    Ten Years After

    I'd Love to Change the World

    1971

    Them

    Gloria

     

     

    Mystic Eyes

    '65

    The Third Bardo

    I'm Five Years Ahead of My Time

    '67 / garage

    The 13th Floor Elevators

    Monkey Island

    Austin, Texas

     

    Roller Coaster

     

     

    Street Song

     

     

    You're Gonna Miss Me

    '66

    This Mortal Coil

    16 Days / Gathering Dust

    '83 / 4AD w/ Elizabeth Fraser

    Rufus Thomas

    Walking the Dog

    '63 / covered by Rolling Stones

    The Thompson Twins

    Doctor! Doctor!

     

     

    Hold Me Now

     

     

    Lay Your Hands on Me

     

     

    Lies (extended remix)

     

    Three Dog Night

    Eli's Comin'

    Written by Laura Nyro

     

    Liar

     

    Throwing Muses

    A Feeling

     

     

    Walking in the Dark

    Masterpiece

    Thunderclap Newman

    Something in the Air

     

    Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass

    Slick

     

    'Til Tuesday

    Voices Carry

     

    Tindersticks

    Marbles

    '93

     

    Paco de Renaldo's Dream

     

    The Tokens

    The Lion Sleeps Tonight

     

    Tom Tom Club

    L'Elephant

    Offshoot of Talking Heads (more interesting, too)

     

    Wordy Rappinghood

    '81

    The Tornadoes

    Telstar

     

    Total Coelo

    I Eat Cannibals (Part 1)

    (Toto Coelo in the UK)

    Traffic

    Dear Mr. Fantasy

     

     

    Paper Sun

     

    The Trammps

    Disco Inferno

     

    The Trashmen

    Surfin' Bird

     

    Trio

    Da Da Da

     

    The Troggs

    Wild Thing

    '66

    The Tubes

    White Punks on Dope

     

    Ike & Tina Turner

    Nutbush City Limits

     

     

    River Deep, Mountain High

     

    Tommy Tutone

    Jenny (867-5309)

     

    U2

    All I Want Is You

     

     

    An Cat Dubh

     

     

    A Sort of Homecoming

     

     

    Bad

     

     

    Bullet the Blue Sky

    Masterpiece

     

    Desire

     

     

    11 O'Clock Tick Tock

     

     

    The End of the World

     

     

    Fire

     

     

    The Fly

     

     

    Gloria

     

     

    God Part II

     

     

    Heartland

     

     

    Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

     

     

    Indian Summer Sky

     

     

    In God's Country

     

     

    I Threw a Brick Through a Window

     

     

    I Will Follow

     

     

    New Year's Day

     

     

    Pride (In the Name of Love)

     

     

    Seconds

     

     

    Sunday, Bloody Sunday

    Masterpiece

     

    Surrender

     

     

    Two Hearts Beat As One

     

     

    Under a Blood Red Sky

     

     

    The Unforgettable Fire

     

     

    When Love Comes to Town

     

     

    Where the Streets Have No Name

    Masterpiece album: 'Joshua Tree'

     

    Wire

     

    UB40

    Red Red Wine

     

    Urban Dance Squad

    Deeper Shade of Soul

     

    Underworld

    Born Slippy (Nuxx version)

    '93

    U-Tek

    I Am Moving

     

    Richie Valens

    La Bamba

     

    Vangelis & Jon Anderson

    The Friends of Mr. Cairo

     

    Van Halen

    Feel Your Love Tonight

     

    The Vapors

    Turning Japanese

     

    Suzanne Vega

    Luka

    About child abuse

    The Velvet Underground

    All Tomorrow's Parties

     

     

    Black Angel's Death Song

     

     

    European Son

    Masterpiece

     

    The Gift

     

     

    Heroin

    Masterpiece album:

     

    Run Run Run

    Velvet Underground & Nico

     

    Sister Ray

     

     

    Sunday Morning

     

     

    Venus in Furs

     

    The Ventures

    Walk Don't Run

     

    Veruca Salt

    Seether

     

    The Verve

    Bittersweet Symphony

     

     

    Brainstorm Interlude

     

     

    Butterfly

     

     

    Gravity Grave

     

     

    A Northern Soul

    '95

     

    Reprise (to A Northern Soul)

     

     

    She's a Superstar

     

     

    Slide Away

     

    Vibrasonic

    Kingsley J.

    '94 / neo-psychedelic

    Vicious Pink

    8:15 to Nowhere

     

     

    My Private Tokyo

    '82

    Sid Vicious

    My Way

     

    Gene Vincent

    Be-Bop-a-Lula

    ~56

    The Vogues

    Five O'Clock World

     

    The Wailers

    Tall Cool One

    Instrumental / '59

    The Walker Brothers

    The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)

     

    Jr. Walker & The All Stars

    Shotgun

     

    Wall of Voodoo

    Mexican Radio

     

    The Weather Girls

    It's Raining Men

    '82

    We Five

    You Were on My Mind

    '65

    We the People

    Mirror of Your Mind

    60s garage

     

    You Burn Me Up & Down

    ~67

    Wham

    Everything She Wants

     

     

    Last Christmas

    (Last 'holiday' in US)

    When In Rome

    The Promise

     

    The Wheel-a-Ways

    Bad Little Woman ('67)

    Belfast / aka The Wheels

    Tony Joe White

    Polk Salad Annie

    '69

    The Who

    Baba O'Reilly

    Masterpiece

     

    Boris the Spider

     

     

    Going Mobile

     

     

    Happy Jack

     

     

    I Can See For Miles

    Masterpiece

     

    I Can't Explain

     

     

    The Kids are Alright

     

     

    Magic Bus

     

     

    Pinball Wizard

    Masterpiece

     

    Won't Get Fooled Again

    Masterpiece

    Mason Williams

    Classical Gas

     

    Wesley Willis

    Rock 'n Roll McDonalds

    Novelty

    Jackie Wilson

    Lonely Teardrops

     

    Wire

    1-2-X-U

     

     

    Pink Flag

    Legendary album: 'Pink Flag'

    Wire Train

    Chamber of Hellos

     

    Stevie Wonder

    Fingertips, Part 2

     

     

    Superstition

     

    Link Wray

    Rumble ('58)

    Banned in several markets

    Tammy Wynette

    D-I-V-O-R-C-E

     

     

    Stand By Your Man

     

    X

    Los Angeles

     

    X-Mal Deutschland

    Hand in Hand

    Brilliance from Hamburg, Germany

     

    Incubus Succubus

    (The musical powers-that-be

     

    Mondlicht

    seem to hate anything European,

     

    Qual

    particularly German.)

    X-Ray Spex

    Germfree Adolescents

    Stunning album by same name

     

    Oh Bondage! Up Yours!

    One of punk's finest moments

    XTC

    Generals and Majors

     

     

    Jason and the Argonauts

     

     

    Making Plans for Nigel

     

    The Yardbirds

    For Your Love

     

     

    Heart Full of Soul

     

     

    I'm a Man

     

     

    I Wish You Would

    '64

     

    Shapes of Things

     

     

    Over Under Sideways Down

     

    Yaz (Yazoo)

    Nobody's Diary

     

     

    Situations (extended)

     

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    Heads Will Roll

    New York / 2009

    Yellow Magic Orchestra

    Solid State Survivor

    Tokyo / '79

    Yes

    Close to the Edge

     

     

    Wondrous Stories

     

    Yo La Tengo

    Spec Bebop

    Spanish for 'I Got It', as in baseball

    Neil Young

    Ohio

     

     

    Southern Man

     

    Les Yper Sound

    Psyche Rock

    France / '67

    Zipps

    Kicks and Chicks

    '66 / Netherlands

    The Zombies

    I Love You

    '66

     

    She's Not There

     

     

    Tell Her No

     

     

    Time of the Season

     

    ZZ Top

    La Grange