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Artist Song Album Label Comments New Comp
Winston Samuels Give To Get Matador's Arena - 1968-1969 "Learn to live and let others live."
King Missile I'm Open They Shimmy Disc 1988
The Gothic Archies The World Is A Very Scary Place The Tragic Treasury: Songs From A Series Of Unfortunate Events Nonesuch 2006
Sparks Susie Safety Whomp That Sucker RCA 1981; 10th studio album
The Specials Pressure Drop Today's Specials Virgin 1996; Maytals cover; album of covers
Mixel Pixel Coney Island Bound Trash Train Mappy Land Kanine Records 2000; music/video project that was based in Brooklyn, but formed in rural Minnesota
Krakatoa Modern #4 Togetherness Cuneiform
John Lurie End Titles Down By Law
Strapping Field Hands Cold Rock Chameleon The Third Kingdom Omphalos 2002; Philly
Lyres Stacey How Do You Know? / Stacey 7" New Rose Records 1987
Boys Blue You Got What I Want / Take A Heart Searching In The Wilderness RCA/His Master's Voice 1965; Both of these tracks were later covered by The Sorrows C
Betty Davis Game Is My Middle Name Betty Davis Just Sunshine 1973
Michael Nyman Prospero's Curse Prospero's Books London Records Michael Nyman soundtrack to the 1991 British avant-garde film adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, written and directed by Peter Greenaway. John Gielgud plays Prospero, the protagonist who provides the off-screen narration and the voices to the other story characters. Nyman is an English composer of minimalist music, pianist, librettist and musicologist, known for numerous film scores (many written during his lengthy collaboration with the filmmaker Peter Greenaway)
Judas Priest Diamonds and Rust Sin After Sin CBS 1977; Joan Baez cover
Chemicals Made From Dirt Air Raid Drill Ike Hyped2Death
Chemicals Made From Dirt Chemicals Made From Dirt Ike Hyped2Death
Broadcast Message From Home Work And Non Work Warp 1997
The Deejays Striped Dreams Checked Fear Who Will Buy These Wonderful Evils? Dolores Swedish psych/garage
Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes La Parole Est A La Victime La Deboussole Philips 1980; singer and composer Catherine Ribeiro and guitarist Patrice Moullet, plus a 3rd member that changed every album. The two used to be in the band Catherine Ribeiro + 2Bis, but decided to change the name after their first record.Their lyrics often dealt with political and social issues, and they were all written by Catherine Ribeiro, who is also notable for her very special singing style, chaotic and expressive.
Cheer-Accident Arise & Shine What Sequel? Pravda Records 2006; Chicago rock/prog ensemble headed by Thymme Jones. Jones took the name of the band from a Hallmark Cards shopping display, and first formed the group in 1981 with singer Jim Drummond and drummer Mike Greenlees.
Paola Rainbow In The Dark Who Will Buy These Wonderful Evils? Dolores Records Ronnie James DIO cover
Slapp Happy/Henry Cow Strayed Desperate Straights
The Clash Rudie Can't Fail London Calling CBS 1979; praises the rude boys of Jamaica in the 1960s who challenged their elders' status quo. The song is about a fun-loving young man who is criticized by his elders for not acting as a responsible adult, drinking beer before breakfast
Desperate Bicycles Smokescreen Smokescreen / Handlebars Refill Records 1977; English punk band who pioneered the do-it-yourself ethic of punk, adopting a proselytising role exemplified by their ardent exhortation: "it was easy, it was cheap – go and do it!". The group have been described as "DIY's most fervent evangelists"
The Cherokees Little Lover Little Lover / The Thought of You Go! Records 1966; early Australia psych
Elite My Confusion My Confusion / I'll Come to You Charay Records 1966
The Cherokees Uprisin' Uprisin' Challenge Records 1962
Shonen Knife Till The End Of The Day The Birds And The B-Sides Virgin Records 1996
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs El Matador Vasos Vacíos (Empty Glasses) 1993; 8th album; Argentine ska band from Buenos Aires
Books On Tape Republic Of Sings The Blues Greyday Productions 2003; 2nd album; one-man electronic and rock act from Los Angeles, Todd Drootin
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Hobo Chang Ba Trout Mask Replica Straight 1969; 3rd album
Pere Ubu Street Waves The Modern Dance Blank 1978; Debut
The Dynatones Fender Rock Kicksville!: Volume 2 Norton C
The Clash The Guns Of Brixton London Calling CBS 1979
Sneaks Look Like That It's a Myth Merge 2017 *
Juana Molina Sin Dones Halo Crammed Discs 2017; Argentine singer, songwriter and actress, based in Buenos Aires, known for folktronica *
Austra Utopia Future Politics Domino 2017 *
Ibibio Sound Machine Idaresit (Joy) Uyai Merge 2017 *
Dalek I Dalek I Love You (Destiny) Machines Virgin 1980; synthpop group from Liverpool
Froth Contact Outside (Briefly) Wichita 2017 *
Jose Gutierrez & Los Hermanacos Ochoa Siquisiri La Bamba: Sones Jarochos From Veracruz Smithsonian Folkways
The Plugz El Clavo Y La Cruz Better Luck Fatima 1981; Latino punk band from Los Angeles, California that formed in 1977 and disbanded in 1984. They and The Zeros were among the first Latino punk bands, although several garage rock bands, such as Thee Midniters and Question Mark & the Mysterians, predated them. The Plugz melded the spirit of punk and Latino music.
Calexico Corona Convict Pool EP Quarterstick Records 2004; Minutemen cover, which appeared on their album " Double Nickels on the Dime," and was written by lead singer and guitarist D. Boon about a day trip the band members (Boon, bassist Mike Watt, and drummer George Hurley) had taken to Mexico on the Fourth of July, 1982. (The same trip also inspired the Mike Watt composition "I Felt Like A Gringo" on Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat.) Moved by some of the more downtrodden elements of the area that he had seen, Boon set about writing a song in sympathy with the people of Mexico. Calexico is a Tucson-based Americana, Tex-Mex, indie rock band with core members Joey Burns and John Convertino, who first played together in L.A. as part of the band Giant Sand
Bandito Bandito Phantom Speaker
Calexico Crystal Frontier (Widescreen Version) Even My Sure Things Fall Through Quarterstick Records 2001
Jose Gutierrez & Los Hermanacos Ochoa La Bamba La Bamba: Sones Jarochos From Veracruz Smithsonian Folkways a Mexican folk song, originally from the state of Veracruz, best known from a 1958 adaptation by Ritchie Valens from 1958