Saturday, February 09, 2008
Showing Off On Saturday.
Dawn of Alex Year One has thrown down the gauntlet...So here are my top five Songs That Remind Me of High School...
Except that it's more like songs that remind me of me teens and twenties, because I have no idea when I first listened to them...
#1 all time has got to be Elvis Costello's Radio Radio. Best song ever. I listened to this every night before working the midnight shift the summer I worked at 3M, because I could have it looping through my brain all night, instead of the Top 40 crap from the radio. This video doesn't have the best sound or video quality, but it was recorded in 1978 and really captures the feel of seeing him in concert and the driving beat of this song. (I have seen Elvis Costello in concert five or six times...my all time favorite by far musician.)
#2 Wall of Voodoo Mexican Radio. Are you starting to get the feeling I didn't fit in very well to a small town Minnesota high school?
#3 The Clash Really torn here between London Calling and Rock the Casbah...I'm going with Rock the Casbah.
#4 Warren Zevon Werewolves of London. "Aaaah-hooooooooooh! Werewolves of London!"
#5 For a complete change of pace...John Prine Paradise. John Prine at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis was one of the best concerts I have ever seen, with the bonus that one of the guys from Squeeze was playing with him so they did Tempted. Ooh, Tempted...Damn. I can't decide, so those two tie for my #5 spot...
edited to add...I think that the Tempted thing was actually at an Elvis Costello concert, maybe. Well, either way, it was a great bonus to the concert, and one of my favorite songs. So they still tie.)
There you go, Dawn. The soundtrack of my youth.