Monday, March 29, 2010

The Oceanic 815 (a Spotify collection of all songs featured in Lost tv series)

Info: «Lost makes a very interesting use of music. Non-diegetic original sounds are composed by Oscar-winning Michael Giacchino, while most of the other tracks have a diegetic nature: we hear them, while the characters hear them too (on the radio, through speakers, sometimes actually singing themselves the tunes). I think it's a quite rare choice in contemporary tv series soundtracks, where often pop & rock songs are used to artificially comment images. I compiled a Spotify playlist of all the commercial (non-original) music featured in the Lost series. It's a very eclectic collection, with pop, rock, jazz, classical, world, grunge... and even the Iraqi national anthem. I promise I will keep it updated, as long as the 6th season comes to end. If you want more info about Lost music, actual episodes where songs are played and sources (cd players, car radio, bars...) don't miss Lostpedia - The Lost Encyclopedia» (from the original Spotirama post).
Source: Lostpedia
Date of publication: 2004-2010 (Lost tv series original release)
Spotify playlist latest update: 6th August 2016
Spotify direct links: URI / HTTP

Full list:

Season 1
Patsy Cline – Leavin' On Your Mind
Joe Purdy – Wash Away
Willie Nelson – Are You Sure
The Blind Boys Of Alabama – I Shall Not Walk Alone
Georges Bizet – Carmen Suite: Intermezzo
Charles Trenet – La Mer
Damien Rice – Delicate
Larry Clinton & His Orchestra – Heart and Soul
Barney – Itsy Bitsy Spider (traditional)
James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good) - 1965 Single (Mono)
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Redemption Song

Season 2
Mama Cass – Make Your Own Kind Of Music
The Uniques – My Conversation
The Drifters – Up On The Roof
Billy Joel – Easy Money
Solly - Waste Awhile
Jules Massenet – Meditation
Dave Matthews Band – Stay (Wasting Time)
Staind – Outside
Skeeter Davis – The End Of The World
Patsy Cline – Walkin’ After Midnight
The Kinks – He's Evil
Pousette-Dart Band – Fall On Me
Perry Como – Papa Loves Mambo
Glenn Miller – Moonlight Serenade
Perry Como – Catch A Falling Star
The Seeds – Pushin' Too Hard
George Jones – I'll Share My World With You
Les McCann & Eddie Harris – Compared To What
Otis Redding – These Arms Of Mine
Frank Sinatra – The Right Girl For Me
Kasey Chambers – The Hard Way
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Voi che sapete, from "Le nozze di Figaro"
B.B. King – Chains And Things
Regimental Band of the Coldstream Guards – Ardulfurataini Watan (Land Of Two Rivers), former Iraqi national anthem

Season 3
Petula Clark – Downtown
John Philip Sousa – The Thunderer
Muddy Waters – Feel Like Going Home
Johann Strauss Jr. – An die schonen, blauen Donau (The Blue Danube)
Brenda Lee – I Wonder
Femi Anikulapo Kuti – Eko Lagos
Ann-Margret – Slowly
Felix Mendelssohn – Wedding March
The Monkees – Daydream Believer
Sarah McLachlan – Building A Mystery
Oasis – Wonderwall
Irving King - Show Me the Way To Go Home
Three Dog Night - Shambala
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Sonata No. 11 In A Major, K.331 - Andante Grazioso
Wreckx-n-Effect – Rump Shaker
??? - Waltz Without Whispering
Giuseppe Verdi – Addio Del Passato, from "La traviata" (sung by Maria Callas)
John Williams – Colonel Bogey March
Glen Daly - The Celtic Song
The Hollies – Carrie Anne
Nirvana – Scentless Apprentice
The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations

Season 4
Jazzamor – Wann Ist Es Liebe
Bonobo – If You Stayed Over
Olivia Newton-John – Xanadu
Patsy Cline – She's Got You
Giacomo Puccini – Un Bel Di Vedremo, from "Madama Butterfly" (sung by Maria Callas)
Mama Cass – It's Getting Better
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Prelude In C# Minor
Buddy Holly – Everyday
Pixies – Gouge Away

Season 5
Willie Nelson – Shotgun Willie
Cheap Trick – Dream Police
Tony Orlando & Dawn – Candida
Blues Image – Ride Captain Ride
Billie Holiday – I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Albert Hammond – It Never Rains In Southern California
Captain & Tennile – Love Will Keep Us Together (Pop Feast version)
Frederic Chopin – Fantaisie-Impromptu in C# minor
Patsy Cline – Three Cigarettes In An Ashtray

Season 6
The Stooges – Search And Destroy

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Bowlie Weekender Compilations (1999 & 2010)

Info: «The Bowlie Weekender was a music festival curated by Belle & Sebastian at the Pontin's Holiday camp in Camber Sands, Sussex between Friday 23rd and Sunday 25 April 1999. The event was the inspiration for All Tomorrow's Parties, a music festival held at the same venue in Sussex every year from 2000 until it moved to Butlin's Minehead in 2006. As part of the festival's tenth year celebrations, Belle & Sebastian was invited to curate an ATP weekend in December 2010, dubbed "Bowlie 2"» (from Wikipedia). These two playlists collect one song for each artist who played at the festivals. Most of the songs in the former playlist were published before or around 1999, most in the latter before or around 2010. Among the artists included: Belle & Sebastian (both playlists), Camera Obsucra (both), Crystal Castles (2010), The Flaming Lips (1999), Foals (2010), Franz Ferdinand (2010), Mercury Rev (1999), Sleater-Kinney (1999), Teenage Fanclub (both).
Date of publication: 1999 & 2010
Source: Wikipedia
Spotify playlist latest update: 3rd August 2016
Spotify direct links:

Full lists

Bowlie Weekender 1 (1999)

AC Acoustics - Mother Head Sander
The Amphetameanies - Last Night
Belle & Sebastian - Sleep the Clock Around
Broadcast - Come On Let's Go
Camera Obscura - Happy New Year
Cinema - Russian Roulette
Cornelius - Count Five or Six
Dean and Sean (Dean Wareham and Sean Eden of Luna) - California (All The Way)
The Delgados - Accused of Stealing
The Divine Comedy - National Express
The Flaming Lips - Race For the Prize
Vic Godard (& The Subway Sect) - Holyday Hymn
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Moya
The Ladybug Transistor - Oceans in the Hall
Looper - Mondo '77
Mercury Rev - Goddess On A Hiway
Mogwai - Yes! I Am a Long Way From Home
The Pastels - Thank You For Being You
Salako - Look Left
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
Snow Patrol - Downhill From Here
Sodastream - Done With Everything
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Wail
Teenage Fanclub - Ain't That Enough
V-Twin - Delinquency
Bill Wells Octet - Om Namah Shivaya

Bowlie Weekender 2 (2010)

The 1900s - When I Say Go
The Amphetameanies - Hand of God
Mulatu Astatke - Green Africa
Belle & Sebastian - Another Sunny Day
Best Coast - Boyfriend
Vashti Bunyan - Wayward Hum
Camera Obscura - French Navy
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Snake Song
Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep
Julian Cope - Come To The Revolution
Crystal Castles - Baptism
Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is The Move
Field Music - Let's Write a Book
Foals - Spanish Sahara
Franz Ferdinand - No You Girls
Frightened Rabbit - Swim Until You Can't See Land
The Go! Team - Huddle Formation
Abagail Grey - Dark Wood
Howlin Rain - Dancers at the End of Time
Stevie Jackson - Just, Just, So To The Point
Jenny and Johnny - Big Wave
Steve Mason - Am I Just A Man
The New Pornographers - Moves
Gavin Osborn and Daniel Kitson - There's an Awful Lot Wrong With a Little Bump'n'Grind
Peter Parker - Eliot
The Phenomenal Handclap Band - Baby
Laetitia Sadier - Statues
Saint Etienne - Sun In My Morning
Silver Columns - Brow Beaten
Sons And Daughters - Gilt Complex
Teenage Fanclub - Baby Lee
Them Beatles
Those Dancing Days - Hitten
Trembling Bells - Adieu, England
The Vaselines - Ruined
Dean Wareham - Love Is Colder Than Death
Jane Weaver - The Fallen By Watch Bird
Wild Beasts - All The King's Men
The Zombies - She's Not There (live)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Q's 50 Years of Great British Music (2008)

Info: In March 2008, British monthly magazine Q celebrated the first 50 years of rock'n'roll in the UK with a special collector's issue that included lists of ten albums and ten tracks for each decade. Any decade includes just one track/album for artist (for example, Beatles published only in the 1960s and Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is their album of choice). Albums playlist covers the 1960-2008 span, while tracks playlist starts from the Fifties. 
Source: Q Magazine 
Date of publication: March 2008
Spotify playlist latest update: 21st July 2016

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Full lists


All tracks are available on Spotify. Some tracks may be not available in all countries.

Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island Line
Tony Crombie & His Rockets - Teach You to Rock
Tommy Steele - Rock with the Caveman
Wee Willie Harris - Rockin’ at the 2 I’s
Marty Wilde - Endless Sleep
Cliff Richard & the Drifters [Shadows] - Move It
Billy Fury - Maybe Tomorrow
Vince Taylor & the Playboys - Brand New Cadillac
Johnny Kidd & the Pirates - Please Don’t Touch
Adam Faith - What Do You Want?
Shadows - Apache
Tornados - Telstar
Who - My Generation
Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows
Rolling Stones - Paint it Black
Troggs - Wild Thing
Pink Floyd - See Emily Play
Small Faces - Itchycoo Park
Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
Cream - Sunshine of Your Love
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
John Lennon - Working Class Hero
Who - Won’t Get Fooled Again
T.Rex - Get It On
Elton John - Rocket Man
Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
David Bowie - ‘Heroes’
Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen
Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Specials - Ghost Town
Jam - Town Called Malice
New Order - Blue Monday
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax
Police - Every Breath You Take
Smiths - How Soon is Now?
M/A/R/R/S - Pump Up the Volume
La’s - There She Goes
Soul II Soul - Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
Oasis - Live Forever
Blur - Parklife
Pulp - Common People
Prodigy - Firestarter
Manic Street Preachers - A Design for Life
Underworld - Born Slippy (Nuxx)
Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
Robbie Williams - Angels
Cornershop - Brimful of Asha
Coldplay - Scientist
Girls Aloud - Sound of the Underground
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Wolfman featuring Pete Doherty - For Lovers
Streets - Dry Your Eyes
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict a Riot
Lily Allen - Smile
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Razorlight - America
Amy Winehouse - Rehab

Strikethrough albums (2/50) are not available on Spotify. Some albums may be not available in all countries.

Dusty Springfield - Everything’s Coming Up Dusty

Beatles - Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society
Small Faces - Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief
Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed
Who - Tommy
Led Zeppelin - II
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
Queen - A Night at the Opera
Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the...
Jam - All Mod Cons
Steel Pulse - Handsworth Revolution
Specials - Specials
Clash - London Calling
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
Human League - Dare!
Def Leppard - Pyromania
Police - Synchronicity
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Smiths - Queen is Dead
Pet Shop Boys - Actually
Pogues - If I Should Fall from Grace with God
Cure - Disintegration
Stone Roses - Stone Roses
Depeche Mode - Violator
Massive Attack - Blue Lines
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
Blur - Parklife
Oasis - Definitely Maybe
Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation
Portishead - Dummy
Pulp - Different Class
Radiohead - OK Computer
The Verve - Urban Hymns
PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
Libertines - Up the Bracket
Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner
Streets - A Grand Don’t Come for Free
Gorillaz - Demon Days
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
Muse - Black Holes & Revelations
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Radiohead - In Rainbows

Monday, March 22, 2010

Walk of Fame (songs whose titles contain name of actors, actresses, directors and other movie personalities)

Info: This playlist is made with songs whose title includes full names of actors, actresses, directors and other movie personalities.
Spotify playlist latest update: 15th July 2016
Spotify direct links: URI / HTTP

Full list

1. Clarice Falcão - Fred Astaire
2. Neïmo - Lauren Bacall
3. Frenmad - Brigitte Bardot
4. Lady Pank - John Belushi
5. Left Field - The Ballad of Ingmar Bergman
6. Billy Bragg & Wilco - Ingrid Bergman
7. Lights Out Asia - Farewell, Humphrey Bogart
8. Ligabue - Marlon Brando è sempre lui
9. Hello Sailor - Richard Burton
10. Nik Kershaw - James Cagney
11. Oscar Avendaño & Reposado - Gary Cooper Blues
12. Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
13. Doe Maar - Doris Day
14. Eagles - James Dean
15. Peter Murphy - Marlene Dietrich's Favourite Poem
16. Luca Bassanese - Ho sognato Federico Fellini - Con un fiore tra le dita
17. Papa Razzi and the Photogs - This Song is About Henry Fonda
18. The Postal Service - Clark Gable
19. Frog - Judy Garland
20. Rob Henke & The Washington Street Players - Sir John Gielgud (Again)
21. Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua, Dave Carpenter - Jerry Goldsmith
22. Nacho Umbert - Que lo sepa Cary Grant
23. W.C. Lindsay - Rita Hayworth
24. Caity Copley - Audrey Hepburn Legs
25. Vesperville - Katharine Hepburn
26. Stump - Charlton Heston
27. Bobby Ellis & The Crystalites - Alfred Hitchcock
28. The Government - As William Holden
29. Quadron - Buster Keaton
30. Radio Londres - Gene Kelly
31. Mika - Grace Kelly
32. Mogwai - Stanley Kubrick
33. Rudi Quazar - Akira Kurosawa
34. The Hellacopters - Veronica Lake
35. Hombres G - La cagaste Burt Lancaster
36. Underworld - Bruce Lee
37. Herb Geller & Brian Kellock - Vivien Leigh
38. The Rolling Stones - Pass The Wine (Sophia Loren)
39. Satan's Pilgrims - Peter Lorre
40. Cyod - Henri Mancini
41. Cats and Dogs - Groucho Marx

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The iPod Playlist (songs from old Apple iPod commercials)

Info: «If iPod has been the symbol of digital music revolution, the iPod commercials have been a kind of visual soundtracks of the last decade. Flowing through tv and Web channels, they designed the world with a mix of bright colours, black silhouettes, white headphones, hip music and Apple cool touch. Many artists got a lot of visibility thanks to these ads, both established (Bob Dylan, U2, Eminem, Coldplay) and newcomers (Feist, Ting Tings, Bird and the Bee, Submarines). In this playlist, you can find a collection of that music» (from the original Spotirama post). 2010 playlist was based on Wikipedia. This one has been updated with infos found on, strictly selecting only iPod and iPod Touch related ads.
Date of publication: 2001-2012 (years of Apple iPod ads)
Spotify playlist latest update: 26th June 2016
Spotify direct links: URI / HTTP

Full list

Strikethrough songs (4/40) are not available on Spotify. Some tracks may be not available in all countries.

Propellerheads – Take California (iPod ad year: 2001)
N.E.R.D. – Rock Star (Jason Nevins Remix Edit) (2003)
The Black Eyed Peas - Hey Mama (2003)
Daft Punk - Technologic (2004)
U2 - Original of the Species (2004)
Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl (2004)
The Vines - Ride (2004)
Feature Cast - Channel Surfing (2004)
Steriogram – Walkie Talkie Man (2004)
Ozomatli – Saturday Night (2004)
U2 – Vertigo (2004)
Caesars – Jerk It Out (2005)
Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc. (Album Crossfade) (2005)
The Resource - Gimme That (feat. Jimmy Napes) (2005)
Eminem – Lose Yourself (2005)
Wynton Marsalis - Sparks (2005)
Wolfmother – Love Train (2006)
Rinocerose - Cubicle (2006)
Bob Dylan – Someday Baby (2006)
Cut Chemist – The Audience Is Listening Theme Song (2006)
Prototypes – Who's Gonna Sing (2006)
The Fratellis – Flathead (2007)
Nickodemus & Quantic – Mi Swing Es Tropical (feat. Tempo) (2007)
Paul McCartney – Dance Tonight (2007)
Feist – 1234 (2007)
the bird and the bee – La La La (2007)
CSS - Music Is My Hot Hot Sex (2007)
Mary J. Blige – Work That (2007)
Brendan Benson – What I'm Looking For (2008)
The Ting Tings – Shut Up And Let Me Go (2008)
Coldplay – Viva La Vida (2008)
Chairlift – Bruises (2008)
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – Around The Bend (2008)
Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls (2009)
Miss Li – Bourgeois Shangri-La (2009)
Tommy Sparks - She's Got Me Dancing (2009)
Cake - Short Skirt/Long Jacket (2010)
Chappo - Come Home (2010)
Grouplove - Tongue Tied (2011)
Willy Moon - Yeah Yeah (2012)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968 (1972)

Info: «Compiled by rock critic and future Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye, 1972's Nuggets was the anthology responsible for reviving interest in mid-'60s American garage rock. (...) The first CD reproduces, track-by-track, the original 27-song Nuggets, while the other three CDs add what may be considered 91 bonus tracks, from the biggest-selling garage hits ("Louie Louie," "Wooly Bully") to some cuts that only devout '60s specialists will know. All important permutations of the mid-'60s garage style are present: primitive fuzz, folk-rock, horn rock, psychedelic dementia, protest rock, etc. Major heroes the Music Machine, the Seeds, the Shadows of Knight, the Electric Prunes, the Standells, the Sonics, the Chocolate Watch Band, and many others are all represented, often by more than one song» (from an old All Music review).
Source: Nuggets 1998 Cd Box Set
Date of publication: 1972 (original LP), 1998 (4-cd boxset)
Spotify playlist latest update: 25th June 2016
Spotify direct links: URI / HTTP

Nuggets series on Spotirama:

Hallucinations: Psychedelic Pop Nuggets from the WEA Vaults (coming soon)
Come to the Sunshine: Soft Pop Nuggets from the WEA Vaults (coming soon)
All boxsets in one mammoth compilation (Spotify direct links: URI / HTTP)

Full list

Strikethrough songs (28/118) are not available on Spotify. Some songs may be not available in all countries. 

Disc 1
1. The Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)
2. The Standells - Dirty Water
3. The Strangeloves - Night Time
4. The Knickerbockers - Lies
5. The Vagrants - Respect
6. Mouse and the Traps - A Public Execution
7. The Blues Project - No Time Like the Right Time
8. The Shadows of Knight - Oh Yeah
9. The Seeds - Pushin' Too Hard
10. The Barbarians - Moulty
11. The Remains - Don't Look Back
12. The Magicians - An Invitation to Cry
13. The Castaways - Liar, Liar
14. The 13th Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me
15. Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
16. The Leaves - Hey Joe
17. Michael and the Messengers - Romeo & Juliet
18. The Cryan' Shames - Sugar and Spice
19. The Amboy Dukes - Baby Please Don't Go
20. Blues Magoos - Tobacco Road
21. The Chocolate Watchband - Let's Talk About Girls
22. The Mojo Men - Sit Down, I Think I Love You
23. The Third Rail - Run, Run, Run
24. Sagittarius - My World Fell Down
25. Nazz - Open My Eyes
26. The Premiers - Farmer John
27. The Magic Mushrooms - It's-a-Happening

Disc 2
1. The Music Machine - Talk Talk
2. The Del-Vetts - Last Time Around
3. The Human Beinz - Nobody But Me
4. Kenny & the Kasuals - Journey to Tyme
5. The Sparkles - No Friend of Mine
6. The Turtles - Outside Chance
7. The Litter - Action Woman
8. The Elastik Band - Spazz
9. The Chocolate Watchband - Sweet Young Thing
10. Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense and Peppermints
11. The Brogues - I Ain't No Miracle Worker
12. Love - 7 and 7 Is
13. The Outsiders - Time Won't Let Me
14. The Squires - Going All the Way
15. The Shadows of Knight - I'm Gonna Make You Mine
16. Kim Fowley - The Trip
17. The Seeds - Can't Seem to Make You Mine
18. The Remains - Why Do I Cry
19. The Beau Brummels - Laugh, Laugh
20. The Nightcrawlers - The Little Black Egg
21. The Gants - I Wonder
22. The Five Americans - I See the Light
23. The Woolies - Who Do You Love
24. Swingin' Medallions - Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)
25. The Merry-Go-Round - Live
26. Paul Revere & the Raiders - Steppin' Out
27. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Diddy Wah Diddy
28. The Sonics - Strychnine
29. Syndicate of Sound - Little Girl
30. Blues Magoos - (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet
31. Max Frost and the Troopers - Shape of Things to Come

Disc 3
1. The Hombres - Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)
2. The Golliwogs - Fight Fire
3. New Colony Six - At the River's Edge
4. The Daily Flash - Jack of Diamonds
5. Lyme & Cybelle - Follow Me
6. The Choir - It's Cold Outside
7. The Rare Breed (Ohio Express) - Beg, Borrow and Steal
8. Sir Douglas Quintet - She's About a Mover
9. The Music Explosion - Little Bit o' Soul
10. The "E" Types - Put the Clock Back on the Wall
11. The Palace Guard - Falling Sugar
12. The Gestures - Run, Run, Run
13. The Rationals - I Need You
14. The Humane Society - Knock, Knock
15. The Groupies - Primitive
16. The Sonics - Psycho
17. The Lyrics - So What!!
18. The Lollipop Shoppe - You Must Be a Witch
19. The Balloon Farm - A Question of Temperature
20. Mouse and the Traps - Maid of Sugar - Maid of Spice
21. The Uniques - You Ain't Tuff
22. The Standells - Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White
23. The Mojo Men - She's My Baby
24. Unrelated Segments - Story of My Life
25. The Third Bardo - I'm Five Years Ahead of My Time
26. We The People - Mirror of Your Mind
27. The Shadows of Knight - Bad Little Woman
28. The Music Machine - Double Yellow Line
29. The Human Expression - Optical Sound
30. The Amboy Dukes - Journey to the Center of the Mind

Disc 4
1. The Chocolate Watchband - Are You Gonna Be There (At the Love-In)
2. The Leaves - Too Many People
3. The Brigands - (Would I Still Be) Her Big Man
4. The Barbarians - Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl
5. Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs - Wooly Bully
6. The Strangeloves - I Want Candy
7. The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
8. The Knickerbockers - One Track Mind
9. The Wailers - Out of Our Tree
10. Harbinger Complex - I Think I'm Down
11. The Dovers - What Am I Going to Do
12. The Charlatans - Codine

13. The Mystery Trend - Johnny Was a Good Boy
14. Clefs of Lavender Hill - Stop - Get a Ticket
15. The Monks - Complication
16. The Sonics - The Witch
17. The Electric Prunes - Get Me to the World on Time
18. The Other Half - Mr. Pharmacist
19. Richard and the Young Lions - Open Up Your Door
20. Paul Revere & the Raiders - Just Like Me
21. We The People - You Burn Me Up and Down
22. The Lemon Drops - I Live in the Springtime
23. Fenwyck - Mindrocker
24. The Rumors - Hold Me Now
25. The Underdogs - Love's Gone Bad
26. The Standells - Why Pick on Me?
27. The Zakary Thaks - Bad Girl
28. GONN - Blackout of Gretely
29. The Bees - Voices Green and Purple
30. Davie Allan & the Arrows - Blues' Theme

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Big Stars Play Big Star (a Spotify playlist)

Info: Originally (March 2010) this playlist was meant as tribute to Alex Chilton, mashing up covers of Box Tops, Big Star & solo songs, plus something more. It was compiled in a rather quick & messy way, few hours after Chilton's death. In 2016, the playlist morphed almost exclusively in a collection of well known artists (Elliott Smith, Counting Crows, Placebo, Jeff Buckley, Yo La Tengo, Afghan Whigs...) covering Big Star songs. With some little exceptions, at the end. 
Source: Big Star Albums + Spotify search
Date of publication: March 2010 (completely renewed in March 2016)
Spotify playlist latest update: 27th March 2016
Spotify direct links: URI / HTTP

Full list

Some songs may be not available in all countries

1. Elliott Smith - Thirteen
2. The Bangles - September Gurls
3. Lucero - I'm in Love With a Girl
4. Counting Crows - The Ballad of El Goodo
5. Juliana Hatfield - Don't Lie To Me
6. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - When My Baby's Beside Me
7. Whiskeytown - Give Me Another Chance
8. Placebo - Holocaust
9. Kristin Hersh - Jesus Christ
10. Gin Blossoms - Back of a Car
11. The Lemonheads - Mod Lang
12. Damon & Naomi - Blue Moon
13. The Walkabouts - Big Black Car
14. Jeff Buckley - Kangaroo
15. Yo La Tengo - Take Care
16. The Afghan Whigs - Nightime
17. Teenage Fanclub - Free Again (Alex Chilton song)
18. Al Green - The Letter (Box Tops song)
19. Wilco - Thirteen

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Spotify playlists of inducted "performers" and "early influences")

Info: «The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, established in 1983 and located in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, is dedicated to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential musicians, bands, producers, and others that have in some major way influenced the music industry, particularly in the area of rock and roll» (Wikipedia). Each year, the Foundation picks some new inductees, in four different categories: performers, non-performers, early influences and lifetime achievement. The following Spotify playlists include one song for each inductee in the performers and early influences categories. By March 2016, every artist had at least one track available on Spotify, making both playlists technically complete. 
Date of publication: 1986-2016
Spotify playlist latest update: 26th March 2016

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performers

Spotify direct links: URI / HTTP

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Early Influences

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Full lists

Some songs may be not available in all countries. Artists are in order of induction. 

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performers (209 artists / 209 songs)
Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode
James Brown – (Get Up I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine
Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack
Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come
Fats Domino – Ain't That a Shame?
The Everly Brothers – All I Have To Do Is Dream
Buddy Holly – Everyday
Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls Of Fire
Little Richard – Tutti Frutti
Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock
The Coasters – Down In Mexico
Eddie Cochran – C'mon Everybody
Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
Aretha Franklin – Respect
Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Bill Haley – Rock Around The Clock
B.B. King – The Thrill Is Gone
Clyde McPhatter – Lover Please
Ricky Nelson – Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)
Roy Orbison – Oh, Pretty Woman
Carl Perkins – Blue Suede Shoes
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – The Tracks Of My Tears
Joe Turner – Shake, Rattle And Roll
Muddy Waters – Mannish Boy
Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite
The Beach Boys – I Get Around
The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
The Drifters – Save The Last Dance For Me
Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone
The Supremes – You Can't Hurry Love
Dion – Runaround Sue
Otis Redding – [Sittin' On] The Dock Of The Bay
The Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil
The Temptations – My Girl
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
Hank Ballard & The Midnighters – Work With Me Annie
Bobby Darin – Beyond The Sea
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons – Beggin'
Four Tops – Reach Out, I'll Be There
The Kinks – You Really Got Me
The Platters – Only You
Simon & Garfunkel – Mrs. Robinson
The Who – My Generation
LaVern Baker – Fly Me To The Moon
The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man
John Lee Hooker – Boom Boom
The Impressions – People Get Ready
Wilson Pickett – In The Midnight Hour
Jimmy Reed – I Ain't Got You
Ike & Tina Turner – River Deep Mountain High
Bobby Blue Band – No Blow, No Show
Booker T. & The MG's – Green Onions
Johnny Cash – I Walk The Line
The Isley Brothers – Summer Breeze
Jimi Hendrix Experience – Hey Joe
Sam & Dave – Hold On I'm Coming
The Yardbirds – For Your Love - Original
Ruth Brown – Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean
Cream – Sunshine Of Your Love
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Have You Ever Seen The Rain
The Doors – Light My Fire
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers – Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Etta James – I Just Want To Make Love To You
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music
The Animals – The House Of The Rising Sun
Band – The Weight
Duane Eddy – (Dance With The) Guitar Man
The Grateful Dead – Friend Of The Devil
Elton John – Your Song
John Lennon – Woman
Bob Marley & The Wailers – No Woman, No Cry (live at the Lyceum, 1975)
Rod Stewart – Maggie May
The Allman Brothers Band – One Way Out
Al Green – Let's Stay Together
Janis Joplin – Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Dancing In The Street
Neil Young – Journey Through the Past
Frank Zappa - Bobby Brown Goes Down
David Bowie – Life On Mars?
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Midnight Train To Georgia
Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
Little Willie John – Fever
Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall, pt.2
The Shirelles – Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
The Velvet Underground – Sunday Morning
Bee Gees – Stayin' Alive
Buffalo Springfield – For What It's Worth
Crosby, Stills & Nash – Helplessly Hoping
Michael Jackson – I Want You Back
Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now
Parliament – Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)
The Young Rascals – Groovin'
Eagles – How Long
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
The Mamas & The Papas – California Dreamin'
Lloyd Price – Stagger Lee
Santana – Samba Pa' Ti
Gene Vincent – Be-Bop-A-Lula
Billy Joel – Piano Man
Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up
Paul McCartney – Live And Let Die
Del Shannon – Runaway
Dusty Springfield – Son Of A Preacher Man
Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
The Staple Singers – I'll Take You There
Eric Clapton – Layla
Earth, Wind & Fire – September
The Lovin' Spoonful – Summer In The City
The Moonglows – Sincerely
Bonnie Raitt – I Can't Make You Love Me
James Taylor – Fire And Rain
Aerosmith – Cryin'
Solomon Burke – Cry To Me
The Flamingos – I Only Have Eyes For You
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Paul Simon – You Can Call Me Al
Steely Dan – Reelin' In The Years
Ritchie Valens – La Bamba
Isaac Hayes – Theme From Shaft
Brenda Lee – Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Mary Jane's Last Dance
Gene Pitney – Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa
Ramones – Blitzkreig Bop
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
Ac/Dc  Back in Black
The Clash – London Calling
Elvis Costello – Veronica
The Police – Every Breath You Take
Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody
Jackson Browne – Running On Empty
The Dells – Wear It On Our Face - Single Version
George Harrison – My Sweet Lord
Prince – Stare
Bob Seger – Turn the Page (live)
Traffic – Hole In My Shoe
ZZ Top – Viva Las Vegas
Buddy Guy – Mustang Sally
The O'Jays – Love Train
The Pretenders – I'll Stand By You
Percy Sledge – When A Man Loves A Woman
U2 – Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Black Sabbath – Heaven And Hell
Blondie – Heart Of Glass
Miles Davis – Sanctuary
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message
R.E.M. – Losing My Religion
The Ronettes – Be My Baby
Patti Smith Group – Because The Night
Van Halen – Jump
The Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over
Leonard Cohen – Suzanne
Madonna – La Isla Bonita
John Mellencamp – Jack & Diane
The Ventures – Walk - Don't Run
Jeff Beck – Hi Ho Silver Lining
Little Anthony & The Imperials – Goin' Out Of My Head
Metallica - Enter Sandman
RUN-D.M.C. (feat. Aerosmith) – Walk This Way
Bobby Womack – Across 110th Street
Abba – Mamma Mia
Genesis – I Can't Dance
Jimmy Cliff – I Can See Clearly Now
The Hollies – He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother
The Stooges – I Wanna Be Your Dog

Alice Cooper – Poison
Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
Dr. John – Right Place Wrong Time
Darlene Love – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Tom Waits – I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You
Beastie Boys – Sabotage
The Blue Caps – Be-Bops Boogie
The Comets – Storm Warning
The Crickets – Maybe Baby
Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man
The Famous Flames – Please Please Please
Guns n'Roses – Sweet Child O'Mine
The Midnighters – Sexy Ways
The Miracles – Shop Around
Laura Nyro – Stoned Soul Picnic
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge
Small Faces/Faces – Ooh La La (by Faces)
Heart – Barracuda
Albert King – Born Under a Bad Sign
Randy Newman – You've Got a Friend in Me
Public Enemy – Harder Than You Think
Rush – Tom Sawyer
Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
Peter Gabriel – Solsbury Hill
Hall & Oates – You Make My Dreams
Kiss – I Was Made For Lovin' You
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Linda Ronstadt – Blue Bayou
Cat Stevens – Wild World
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – Born in Chicago
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – Real Wild Child
Lou Reed – Walk on the Wild Side
Green Day – Basket Case
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble – Pride and Joy
Bill Withers – Ain't No Sunshine
Cheap Trick – Surrender
Chicago – If You Leave Me Now
Deep Purple – Smoke on the Wather
N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton
Steve Miller – The Joker

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Early Influences ("whose music predated rock and roll but had an impact on the evolution of rock and roll and inspired rock's leading artists", 32 artists / 32 songs)

Jimmie Rodgers – Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
Jimmy Yancey – The Rocks
Robert Johnson – Sweet Home Chicago
Louis Jordan – Choo - Choo Ch Boogie
T-Bone Walker – T-Bone Blues
Hank Williams – I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Woody Guthrie – This Land is Your Land
Leadbelly – Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
Les Paul – Brazil
The Ink Spots – I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire
Bessie Smith – Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
Sam Cooke – Jesus Gave Me Water
Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World
Charlie Christian – Jammin' In Four
Ma Rainey – See See The Rider Blues
Howlin' Wolf – Spoonful
Elmore James – Dust My Broom
Professor Longhair – Mardi Gras In New Orleans
Dinah Washington – Mad About The Boy
Willie Dixon – I Ain't Supertitious
the Orioles – Crying In The Chapel
Pete Seeger – Little Boxes
Mahalia Jackson – Amazing Grace
Bill Monroe – Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Jelly Roll Morton – Black Bottom Stomp
Bob Wills – Take Me Back To Tulsa
Charles Brown – Black Night
Nat King Cole – Unforgettable
Billie Holiday – All Of Me
Wanda Jackson – Let's Have A Party
Freddie King – Going Down
The "5" Royales – Baby Don't Do It

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bittersweet Distractors (A Collection of Rare Radiohead Songs 1992-2005)

Info: Through their career, Radiohead have published dozens of songs out of the official albums. Bittersweet Distractors is an old fan-made collection, originally downloadable on MP3, which was designed right with the aim of putting a little order in the British band's discography (Collector's Editions of the oldest albums weren't out yet). It included seven discs: three collected unreleased b-sides from the first fifteen years of the band (the Capitol era), three were a sort of well-crafted "best of live", referring to the same era, while the last one collected b-sides songs from the post-Capitol and Web-oriented life of the band (webcasts, YouTube songs and other oddities). This is the Spotify version of the first three discs, collecting the entire Radiohead alternative discography from 1992 to 2005. 
Source: Scatterbrain (Italian Radiohead fan forum)
Date of publication: June 2008
Spotify playlist latest update: 23th March 2016
Spotify playlist direct links: URI / HTTP

Full List

All songs are available on Spotify. Some songs may be not available in all countries.

(Disc 1 - When You Were Here Before 1992-1994)
Punchdrunk Lovesick Singalong (4:40) - from the EP “My Iron Lung“ 1994
Lewis (Mistreated) (3:19) - from the EP “My Iron Lung“ 1994
Yes I Am (4:25) - from the Single “Creep“ 1993
Lozenge Of Love (2:16) - from the EP “My Iron Lung“ 1994
The Trickster (4:40) - from the EP “My Iron Lung“ 1994
Stupid Car (2:26) - from the EP “Drill“ 1992
Permanent Daylight (2:48) - from the EP “My Iron Lung“ 1994
Faithless, The Wonder Boy (4:14) - from the Single “Anyone Can Play Guitar“ 1993
Coke Babies (2:58) - from the Single “Anyone Can Play Guitar“ 1993
Pop Is Dead (2:12) - from the Single “Pop Is Dead“ 1993
Inside My Head (3:12) - from the Single “Creep“ 1992
Million Dollar Question (3:17) - from the Single “Creep“ 1992
You Never Wash Up After Yourself (1:44) - from the EP “My Iron Lung“ 1994

(Disc 2 - A Gun And A Pack Of Sandwiches 1995-1998)
India Rubber (3:26) - from the Single “Fake Plastic Trees“ 1995
Pearly* (Remix) (3:38) - from the EP “No Surprises - Running From Demons“ 1997
Banana Co. (2:21) - from the Single “Street Spirit (Fade Out)“ 1996
Killer Cars (3:02) - from the Single “High & Dry“ 1995
Palo Alto (3:44) - from the Single “No Surprises“ 1998
A Reminder (3:51) - from the Single “Paranoid Android“ 1997
Meeting In The Aisle (3:09) - from the Single “Karma Police“ 1997
Lull (2:28) - from the Single “Karma Police“ 1997
Talk Show Host (4:41) - from the Single “Street Spirit (Fade Out)“ 1996
Polyethylene (Parts 1 & 2) (4:22) - from the Single “Paranoid Android“ 1997
Maquiladora (3:27) - from the Single “High & Dry“ 1995
Molasses (2:26) - from the Single “Street Spirit (Fade Out)“ 1996
Bishops Robes (3:25) - from the Single “Street Spirit (Fade Out)“ 1996
Melatonin (2:09) - from the Single “Paranoid Android“ 1997
How I Made My Millions (3:08) - from the Single “No Surprises“ 1998
How Can You Be Sure? (4:21) - from the Single “Fake Plastic Trees“ 1995

(Disc 3 - The Foreign Legion 2001-2005)
Cuttooth (5:24) - from the Single “Knives Out“ 2001
The Amazing Sounds Of Orgy (3:38) - from the Single “Pyramid Song“ 2001
Trans-Atlanic Drawl (3:02) - from the Single “Pyramid Song“ 2001
Gagging Order (3:35) - from the Single “Go To Sleep“ 2003
Fog (4:03) - from the Single “Knives Out“ 2001
Paperbag Writer (3:58) - from the Single “There There“ 2003
I Am Citizen Insane (3:32) - from the Single “Go To Sleep“ 2003
I Am A Wicked Child (3:05) - from the Single “Go To Sleep“ 2003
I Will (Los Angeles Version) (2:13) - from the Single “2 + 2 = 5“ 2003
Fast-Track (3:18) - from the Single “Pyramid Song“ 2001
Where Bluebirsds Fly (4:23) - from the Single “There There“ 2003
I Want None Of This (3:15) - from the Compilation “Warchild - Help: A Day In The Life“ 2005
Kinetic (4:06) - from the Single “Pyramid Song“ 2001
Worrywort (4:38) - from the Single “Knives Out“ 2001