Thursday, March 3, 2016

Throwback Thursday Morning Shuffle - The Last Night of the Fair Mix

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We have arrived at Thursday.  For the daily "theme" today, I decided upon the term, "Throwback Thursday"... honestly, I'm surprised no one has come up with this sooner.... I even came up with a hashtag (#tbt) for it.  Clever aren't I?

I think the concept is pretty self-explanatory.  I hope to show that music in the past was extremely diverse and varied - in spite of what "Classic Rock" stations may lead you to believe....

without ado....

"You Don't Give Up" (live) by Blake Babies

From a 1989 radio concert recording. This track includes announcements of upcoming shows including one with the awesome Boston band Buffalo Tom.  It ends with a station identification.

"Directions" by Miles Davis

A thirteen minute live recording from a 1971 Newport Jazz Festival Europe performance. Taken from the album: Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4.

"Run Like Hell" by Pink Floyd

From the 1979 album, The Wall.

"Colors" by Minutemen

Clocking in at just over 2 minutes (rather lengthy for a Minutemen tune). This is from the band's second full-length album, What Makes a Man Start Fires? and was compiled on the 1987 release Post-Mersh Vol. 1.

"Fearless Heart" by Steve Earle

From Guitar Town - one of my favorite albums of all time.  A major part of my willingness to give "country music" a try.

"Rusholme Ruffians" by The Smiths

Our final track from Meat is Murder - the second album by The Smiths.

"Never Really Been" by Soul Asylum
Another tune from Made to Be Broken - the second studio album by Soul Asylum (the one with Humpty Dumpty on the cover).
There was a heavy 1980s vibe  (with the exceptions being the Miles Davis track and (just barely) the Pink Floyd song).   That will not always be the case for #tbt, but it may frequently be the case, just because that was the time when I first came of age musically.  


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