Saturday, November 23, 2013

Feel Bad For You Mix Tape November 2013 Revisited

Well a new month is right around the corner, so lets revisit Feel Bad For You November Mix Tape.
There was no theme so it was going to be a free-for-all, but then we got the sad news that Lou Reed had passed away. Many of us contributed songs in memory of Lou. So what you’ve got is a mixtape that starts off with some random, but quite good songs and then morphs into a farewell mix for Lou.
Listen, Download, Leave a Comment if you wish.

1. Title: Black Star (Radiohead cover)
Artist: Gillian Welch
Album (Year): Black Star EP (2006)
Submitted by: @TheSecondSingle
Comments: A beautiful cover of a great song from my favorite Radiohead album. Very hard for anyone to take a Radiohead song and make it their own, particularly an alt. country artist, but Welch does it.
[Editor’s note: I missed this last month, for the covers mix, so added it this month]
2. Title: Finally
Artist: The Frames
Album (Year): Burn the Maps (2004)
Submitted By: April @ Now This Sound Is Brave
Comments: With the stellar success of the film “Once”, Glen Hansard has become known mostly for his sweet, melancholic journeys through the heart with Maketa Irglova. But Hansard has been making music with his band the Frames for over 20 years, and the thing that I love most about the Frames’ music is the unvarnished anger that comes through at times. Hansard is an amazing conduit for strong emotion, and the song “Finally” acted as a cleansing fire for me in the aftermath of a relationship. Because sometimes spitting rage is the only thing that helps you get over and get on with it.
3. Title: Normal Person
Artist: Arcade Fire
Album: Reflektor (2013)
Submitted By: @tincanman2010
Comments: A big, bold song that holds its own with the best of Neil Young’s grunge period, a stompin’ corker that builds energey as it plays. The keen self-promoters have been performing in ‘secret’ shows and late-night TV as The Reflektors.
4. Title: Preach
Artist: American Dirt
Album: Heavy Thought And Riddle (2013)
Submitted By: Romeo Sid Vicious
Comments: Had some rough times lately. This song, along with a few others, really helped me through some of those nights. I really like the sentiment this one brings.
5. Title: Heavy Music Part 1
Artist: Bob Seger & The Last Heard
Album (1967): Single
Submitted By: @popa2unes
Comments: Released as a single by Bob Seger & The Last Heard in the summer of 1967, two different vocal takes of the song (using the same instrumental track) were released together on either side of the single, with the names “Heavy Music Part 1″ and “Heavy Music Part 2.” Both versions were later edited together and released on Seger’s album Smokin’ O.P.’s, long after his tenure with The Last Heard. An eight minute fourteen second-long live version of the song is featured on the album Live Bullet with the Silver Bullet Band. The bass line, played by both a bass guitar and a piano, which producer Doug Brown created for the song after Seger had written the lyric.
6. Title: Liberty Bell
Artist: The Gathering
Album (year): How to Measure a Planet? (1999)
Submitted By: hoosier buddy
Comments: This song is another reason to love The Netherlands. Also, it makes me think of Deborah Berg of Eye To Eye, another voice that goes through me like a scythe through butter.
7. Title: Come the Meantimes
Artist: Elvis Costello & The Roots
Album (year): Wise Up Ghost (2013)
Submitted By: @philnorman
Comments: Elvis is still the king. What a cool collaboration. This whole record just jams.
8. Title: Hold Tight
Artist: Fats Waller
Album (year): Bluebird B-10116 (1939)
Submitted By: @Truersound
Comments: Fuck this shit, I want some seafood
9. Title: Duck and Cover
Artist: Glen Phillips
Album: Winter Pays For Summer (2005)
Submitted By: @toomuchcountry
Comments: No official theme for November 2013 FBFY. But this song has a bit of a Thanksgivingish feel to me. A solid number from the former frontman for Toad The Wet Sprocket.
10. Title: More the man I used to be
Artist: The Tremolo Beer Gut
Album (year): Nous Sommes The Tremolo Beer Gut….Qui Le Fuck Etes Vous (2008)
Submitted By: @annieTUFF
Comments: Sometimes I wanna wear my hair in a beehive hair-do.
11. Title: Can’t Slow Down
Artist: Randy Rogers Band
Album (Year): Rollercoaster (early 2000′s)
Submitted by: Gorrck
Comments: Randy Rogers has been getting heavy rotation on my pandora list. Got this album several years ago and it still holds up well.
12. Title: Days of Heaven
Artist: Phosphorescent
Album: Live at KEXP @Pickathon (2013)
Submitted by: @TheSecondSingle
Comments: Great acoustic cover of a fairly obscure Randy Newman demo (only released on Newman’s box set).
13. Title: Pawnshops
Artist: Todd Farrell Jr and The Dirty Birds
Album (year): All My Heros Live In Vans (2013)
Submitted By: @TheOtherBrit
Comments: I love this song because it’s about loving all the same music I love.
14. Title: Waiting For The Man
Artist: Velvet Underground
Album (1969): Live at Boston Tea Party, Jan. 10, 1969
Submitted By: @popa2unes
Comments: There are rebels, then there is Lou Reed
15. Title: Street Hassle: Waltzing Matilda/Street Hassle/Slipaway
Artist: Lou Reed
Album (year): Street Hassle (1978)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: Is everyone submitting Lou Reed this month? Good! This crazy song is the embodiment of Lou Reed – it’s a mini-rock opera with a killer orchestral string riff, noise rock on top of the strings, storytelling, and Dylan-esque vocals. Throw in an uncredited vocal by Bruce Springsteen, and overlay late 1970s New York’s drug and economic problems, and you have a poetic masterpiece.
16. Title: Lady Day
Artist: Lou Reed
Album (year): 1974-05-14 Konserthuset Stockholm, Sweden [bootleg]
Submitted By: hoosier buddy
Comments: band members were Lou Reed – vocals, Danny Weis – guitar, Prakash John – bass guitar, Penti “Whitey” Glan – drums, Michael Fonfara – keyboards
17. Title: I’m Waiting For My Man
Artist: Lou Reed
Album (year): 1974-05-14 Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden [bootleg]
Submitted By: hoosier buddy
18. Title: Egg Cream
Artist: Lou Reed
Album: Set The Twilight Reeling (1996)
Submitted By: The Mad Mackerel Music Blog
Comments: Like many others I’m sure, Lou Reed was one of those momentous musical discoveries that you make when you know immediately it will shape your listening habits profoundly. From The Velvets debut through to his collection of great 70s albums, Lou Reed soundtracked much of my teenage years and for that I will always be grateful. Even now any band submitting music to our blog claiming a VU influence will automatically get a listen. His death was a prompt to trawl back through those memories and to dust off and rediscover some great tunes that had been unplayed for too long – I’ve picked Egg Cream from Set The Twilight Reeling because its squalling, fuzzy angry guitar set against a nostalgic Brooklyn memory of frothy egg creams is as perfect a contradiction as the great man himself.
19. Title: Sunday Morning
Artist: The Velvet Underground & Nico
Album (year): The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
Submitted by: Simon @
Comments: First track from the first album.
20. Title: Sunday Morning
Artist: Elizabeth Cook
Album (year): Balls (2007)
Submitted by: Simon @
Comments: Had thought about submitting Elizabeth Cook’s lovely cover of The Velvet Underground’s ‘Sunday Morning’ for the FBFY cover track last month – so i’ve included it as a ‘bonus’ track to this months submission, hoping that Scott will let me get away with it [NOTE: Scott let him get away with it :) ]
21. Title: Heroin
Artist: The Velvet Underground & Nico
Album (year): The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
Submitted by: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: One of my (and my oldest daughter’s; I raised her right ;) ) favorite VU songs.
22. Title: Dime Store Mystery
Artist: Lou Reed
Album: New York (1989)
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: New York was the first Lou Reed album I ever heard. Yeah… I know. Late to the game. Lots of great songs, but this is my favorite off this album.

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