Friday, September 9, 2011

On Retromania, Simon Reynolds (2011)

Standing on the soldiers of giants leaves me cold. (R.E.M., "King of Birds," 1987)
 p. 369 "One of [Portuguese poet Fernando] Pessoa's major preoccupations as a writer was boredom, or 'tedio' in Portuguese. In a passage describing the oppressive ennui that descends upon him during late afternoons, Pessoa writes ... "I don't know what I want or don't want ... I don't know who I am or what I am."

"King of Birds", Kahn & Selesnick kahnselesnick aeroplastic

Roxy Music Greatest Hits (1975)


David Werner (1979)


My 1969

  1. The Edwin Hawkins Singers - Oh Happy Day (04-26-69)
  2. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising (05-03-69)
  3. Three Dog Night - One (05-03-69)
  4. Sly and The Family Stone - I Want to Take You Higher (05-24-69)
  5. Blood, Sweat and Tears - Spinning Wheel (05-31-69)
  6. Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour (05-31-69)
  7. The Monkees - Listen to The Band (06-07-69)
  8. Tommy James and The Shondells - Crystal Blue Persuasion (06-07-69)
  9. The Beatles - The Ballad of John and Yoko (06-14-69)
  10. Joe Cocker - Feeling Alright (06-21-69)
  11. The Youngbloods - Get Together (06-28-69)
  12. Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline (06-28-69)
  13. Jackie De Shannon - Put a Little Love In Your Heart (06-28-69)
  14. Cat Mother and The All Night Newsboys - Good Old Rock and Roll (06-28-69)
  15. Tony Joe White - Polk Salad Annie (07-05-69)
  16. Neil Young and Crazy Horse- Down By The River (Uncharted)
  17. The Guess Who - Laughing (07-12-69)
  18. Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay (07-12-69)
  19. The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women (07-19-69)
  20. The Who - I'm Free (07-19-69)
  21. Crosby, Stills and Nash - Marrakesh Express (07-19-69)
  22. The Plastic Ono Band - Give Peace a Chance (07-26-69)
  23. Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue (07-26-69)
  24. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (08-02-69)
  25. Chicago Transit Authority - Questions 67 and 68 (08-09-69) **