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Artist Song Album Label Comments Request Comp
Jeannie Lewis Do Not Go Gentle (Into That Good Night) Stone Soundtrack composed by Dutch-born Australian R&B guitar player and jazz alto saxophonist and composer Billy Green, with this song sung by Australian musician and stage performer Jeannie Lewis, based on the Dylan Thomas poem "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" for the 1974 biker gang film "Stone"
Richie Havens High Flyin' Bird Mixed Bag Verve 1966; Debut album
Diamanda Galas 25 Minutes to Go Malediction & Prayer Mute/Asphodel 1998; Song by Shel Silverstein from his 1962 album "Inside Folk Songs" The song is literally "gallows humor", as it is sung by a man awaiting his own execution by hanging. Each verse consists of two lines, of which the first line is anything from humorous to poignant, and the second line is a minute-by-minute countdown. Well they're buildin' the gallows outside my cell. I got 25 minutes to go. And in 25 minutes I'll be in hell. I got 24 minutes to go.
Nick Drake Black-Eyed Dog Time of No Reply Hannibal 1987; compilation album featuring outtakes and alternative versions
Nico The Fairest of the Seasons Chelsea Girl Verve 1967; Debut solo album R
Marianne Faithfull Don't Forget Me 20th Century Blues RCA Victor 1997; By Harry Nilsson
Roky Erickson & Okkervil River Please Judge True Love Cast Out All Evil Anti- 2010; This was Roky's first album of new material in 14 years. Okkervil River served as his backing band.
Warren Zevon Something Bad Happened to a Clown Mutineer Giant 1995; 9th studio album
Robert Wyatt Biko Work In Progress EP Rough Trade 1984; anti-apartheid protest song written by Peter Gabriel about the murder of activist Stephen Biko, an African nationalist and African socialist at the forefront of a grassroots anti-apartheid campaign known as the Black Consciousness Movement during the late 1960s and 1970s.
Laurie Anderson O Superman Big Science Warner 1982; Debut album. This song was part of the larger work United States Live. It became a surprise hit in the United Kingdom after it was championed by DJ John Peel. Before that, Laurie Anderson wasn't known as a musician outside the art world.
Tom Ze Defect 2: Curiosidade Com Defeito de Fabricacao (Fabrication Defect) Luaka Bop 1998; Concept album by Brazilian Tropicalismo musician Tom Ze about people of the third world are turned into androids by the economic exploitation of the first world. However, as "androids", individuals contain "defects": "they think, dance, and dream—things that are very dangerous to the first world bosses...to think will always be considered an effrontery."
Florent Ghys Cignotants Baroque Tardif: Soli Cantaloupe Music 2009; French composer and double-bass player seeking a doctorate in music composition at Princeton.
Raymond Scott Portofino Manhattan Research Inc. Basta compilation of electronic music created by the musician, composer and inventor, Raymond Scott and his company, "Manhattan Research Inc." containing selected samples of Scott's work from the 1950s and 1960s for film soundtracks, commercials, and for his own technical and musical experiments. The synthesizers, sequencers, and drum-machines used were designed and constructed by Raymond Scott.
Peter Gabriel And Through the Wire Peter Gabriel (Melt) Charisma 1980; 3rd eponymous solo album
Joni Mitchell Harry's House; Centerpiece The Hissing of Summer Lawns Asylum 1975; 7th studio album.
Kammerflimmer Kollektief Live At the Cactus Tree Motel Jinx Staubgold 2007; 6-piece band founded by electronic musician Thomas Weber, based in Karlsruhe, Germany, that blends experimental electronic elements and moody free-form jazz.
Scott Walker Boy Child Scott 4 Philips / Fontana 1969; 5th solo album
Adrian Belew Sky Blue Red Bird Green House Op Zop Too Wah Passenger 1996; 10th studio album
Gentle Giant Isn't It Quiet and Cold? Totally Out of the Woods: BBC Sessions Hux
Lizzy Mercier Decloux It's You Sort Of Mambo Nassau ZE Records 1981; 2nd studio album. Recorded at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas
Royston Gerald's Eyes Messthetics #1: UK DIY Bands 1977-82 Hyped2Death C
Tones On Tail Lions Pop Beggars Banquet 1984
Miss Lily Banquette & The 6ths Oahu Hyacinths & Thistles Merge 2000; AKA: Liz Cox of Combustible Edison with lyrics & music by Stephin Merritt
Angel Corpus Christi Threw It Away White Courtesy Phone Almo Sounds 1994
Harry Nilsson I Will Take You There Skidoo RCA Victor 1968; Soundtrack to the 1968 Otto Preminger film Skidoo, arranged and conducted by George Tipton. Preminger gave Nilsson a cameo role in the film as a prison guard.
Scott Walker My Death Scott Philips / Fontana 1967; Solo debut. Jacques Brel cover (as translated by Mort Shulman for the show Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris)
The Kinks The Death of a Clown Something Else By The Kinks Pye 1967
Vashti Bunyan Come Wind Come Rain Just Another Diamond Day Philips 1970
Jethro Tull Skating Away (On the Thin Ice of a New Day) War Child Chrysalis 1974; 7th studio album. "Well, do you ever get the feeling That the story's too damn real And in the present tense? Or that everybody's on the stage And it seems like you're the only Person sitting in the audience?" Ian Anderson dubbed it his "first climate change song" due to its lyrics about the then-current concern over "global cooling." He explained, "This was my first song talking about the issue of ecology and, in this specific case, climate change. Back in those days, scientists believed that we were heading towards a period of global cooling, that we could be heading towards a new ice age. And in fact, they realized that in fact, no, we're heading toward a period of global warming. So my song became kind of redundant. But the idea was sound. And I still have a fondness for it today, because it is talking with optimism about facing the changing world and a changing climate to which we have to adapt, bravely and optimistically. And it feels very apt and appropriate for today."
Cheer-Accident Diatoms Chicago XX Complacency Records 2019; 20th album
Pete Challis with Phil Diplock, Robert Wyatt, Stinky Winkles, and Mary Longford My Way, Rangers In the Night, Opus, Body Language Miniatures: A Sequence Of Fifty-One Tiny Masterpieces Edited By Morgan-Fisher Cherry Red 1980
Mirah A Special Death Advisory Committee K Records
Bert Jansch Needle of Death Bert Jansch Transatlantic Records 1965; solo debut. Song was inspired by the death of his friend, folk singer Buck Polly
Billie Holiday September Song The Billie Holiday Story Decca 1959; composed by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
Peter Gabriel Lead a Normal Life Peter Gabriel (Melt) Charisma 1980
Nina Simone One September Day Four Women Philips
The Delgados Coming In from the Cold Hate Mantra 2002; 4th studio album. From Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, southeast of Glasgow. Named for Tour de France winning cyclist, Pedro Delgado
Jens Lekman Maple Leaves Maple Leaves EP Service Records 2003
Ewan MaColl The Joy of Living Black and White - The Definitive Ewan MacColl Collection Cooking Vinyl 1990