Friday, December 30, 2011

RIP 2011 (a NYTimes/Stereogum tribute to artists/bands who played their last waltz)

Last year, I made two Spotify playlists based on New York Times and Stereogum videotributes to artists who died and bands who disbanded in 2010. This year they did it again. So did I. Even if I'm not so sure Sonic Youth have officially been declared over. Mournfully enjoy!

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A sound collage of musicians who died in 2011.
Source: New York Times (video)
Songs available on Spotify: 25/26 (96,15%) (I featured all the songs picked by New York Times; the missing one is Penny Lane by The Beatles, with trumpet solo played by David Mason: I replaced it with a Bach Brandenburg Concerto with Mason on trumpet)

Nancy Sinatra – You Only Live Twice (RIP John Barry, composer)
Walker Brothers – Make It Easy On Yourself (John Walker, singer)
Broadcast – Come On Let's Go (Trish Keenan, singer-songwriter)
Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Weezer – Hash Pipe (Mikey Welsh, bassist)
Japan – Visions of China (Mick Karn, bassist)
Andrea True Connection – More, More, More
The Marvelettes – Please Mr. Postman (Gladys Horton, singer)
Bruce Springsteen – Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (Clarence Clemons, sax player)
Bert Jansch – Angie
Howlin' Wolf – Spoonful (Hubert Sumlin, guitarist)
Marvin Gaye – Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Nick Ashford, songwriter)
Amy Winehouse – Tears Dry On Their Own
Dobie Gray – Drift Away
Phoebe Snow – Poetry Mam (live)
America – Ventura Highway (Dan Peek, singer/guitarist)
Warren G & Nate Dogg – Regulate (Nate Dogg, singer/rapper)
Heavy D & The Boyz – We Got Our Own Thang
The Coasters – Yakety Yak (Carl Gardner, singer)
Bush Tetras – Too Many Creeps (Laura Kennedy, bassist)
Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock (Jerry Leiber, songwriter)
The Louvin Brothers – Kentucky (Charlie Louvin, guitarist/singer)
Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You (Gerry Rafferty, singer/songwriter)
Cesaria Evora – Petit Pays
Todd Rundgren – Hello It's Me (Moogy Klingman, keyboardist/songwriter)
English Chamber Orchestra – J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV 1047 - 1. (Allegro) (David Mason, trumpet player)

Listen on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0800)

Bands we lost in 2011

Bands available on Spotify: 34/34 (bingo!) (songs chosen by my dark questionable sense of humour)

Stricken City – Some Say
Out Of Sight – Hey! (Walk Away)
The White Stripes – Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
Oceansize – Music For A Nurse
LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends
Faithless – Insomnia
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster – So Long Good Night
The Bluetones – Sleazy Bed Track
t.A.T.u. – All The Things She Said
The Music – Take The Long Road And Walk It
The Holloways – Two Left Feet
You Say Party – Star Trail
The Stills – Everything I Build
You, Me & Everyone We Know – Shock and Awe
The Radiators – Wild And Free
Rx Bandits – My Lonesome Only Friend
The Answering Machine – It's Over! It's Over! It's Over
The Uglysuit – On We Go
Ludicra – The Only Cure, The Only Remedy
Alexisonfire – "Hey, It's Your Funeral Mama"
Ponytail – AwayWay
R.E.M. – The Great Beyond
Anal Cunt – Stayin Alive (Oi Version)
Dananananaykroyd – Black Wax
Maruta – In Perpetual Narcolepsy
Rilo Kiley – Breakin' Up
The Middle East – The Darkest Side
Thursday – Understanding In a Car Crash
The Streets – Dry Your Eyes
The Academy Is... – Down And Out
Double Dagger – I Was So Bored I Wanted To Hang Myself On The Dancefloor
Westlife – I Wanna Grow Old With You
Gay For Johnny Depp – Hey F*cked Up! (Punk Rock Can't Exist In Countries With Good Social Services)
Sonic Youth – 100%

Listen on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0799)

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