Saturday, December 25, 2010

RIP 2010 (a NYTimes/Stereogum double tribute to artists and bands who've just played their last waltz)

The Music They Made

The New York Times created a mash up video to honor all those great music heroes who passed away in 2010. You can watch it and, below, listen to the full spotiplaylist.

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(23 songs out of 23, 100%, about 1 hour)

Johnny Maestro: My Juanita (The Crests)
Alex Chilton: The Letter (The Box Tops)
Andy Hummel: September Gurls (Big Star)
General Johnson: Give Me Just a Little More Time (Chairmen of the Board)
Malcolm McLaren: Double Dutch
Ari Up: Typical Girls (The Slits)
Lena Horne: Stormy Weather
Abbey Lincoln: Strong Man
Gregory Isaacs: Cool Down the Pace
Pete Quaife: The Village Green Preservation Society (The Kinks)
Mark Linkous: Sick of Goodbyes (Sparklehorse)
Garry Shider: Flash Light (Parliament)
Marvin Isley: Fight the Power Part 1 & 2 (Isley Brothers)
Robert Wilson: You Dropped a Bomb on Me (The Gap Band)
Lhasa De Sela: Rising
Bobby Hebb: Sunny
Kate McGarrigle: Kiss and Say Goodbye (Kate & Anna McGarrigle)
Doug Fieger: My Sharona (The Knack)
Teddy Pendergrass: The Love Lost (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes)
Solomon Burke: Cry To Me
Guru: The ? Remainz (Gang Starr)
Jay Reatard: It Ain't Gonna Save Me
Captain Beefheart: Moonlight on Vermont (live) (Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band)

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0412)

In Memoriam 2010

Stereogum replied with an Oscar-like video dedicated to all the bands who disbanded in 2010. Again: you can watch it and listen to the spotiplaylist (I picked the songs).

(18 bands out of 20, 90%, missing: Ponytail, Drunkdriver, about 1 hour)

These Arms Are Snakes: Mescaline Eyes
Nebula: So It Goes
Powderfinger: Drifting Further Away
Black Box Recorder: The Facts of Life
Scorpions: Wind Of Change
ISIS: Hall Of The Dead
Supergrass: Alright
Pocahaunted: Make It Real
Freebass: Not Too Late
The Fratellis: Henrietta
The Lucksmiths: T-Shirt Weather
The Dutchess & The Duke: Scorpio
Mobius Band: The Loving Sounds Of Static
Gowns: Rope
Throats: Fuck Life
Wolf Parade: Shine a Light
Women: Heat Distraction
a-ha: Take On Me

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0413)

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