It’s All Rock & Roll to Me – Part 2

rock n roll

 

I mentioned yesterday that I have days at work when I barely do more than turn on my computer, but then there are those days when I’m in front of it for 8 to 10 hours. BMFBV1D1 & BMFBV1D2 are my soundtracks for days like that.

There is a little of something here for just about every musical taste so Enjoy! 

 


 

BiteMeFanBoy-Vol 1 Disc 2

Playlist length: 9 hours 54 minutes 55 seconds

          1. The Chameleons – Silence, Sea And Sky (1:59)
          2. The Chameleons – Looking Inwardly (4:29)
          3. The Chameleons – The Fan, The Bellows (3:32)
          4. Paper Fleet – Be Your Man (2:26)
          5. Paul Kelly And The Coloured Girls – Bradman (7:26)
          6. Paul Kelly And The Coloured Girls – To Her Door (3:18)
          7. Placebo – Special Needs (5:16)
          8. +/- – Trapped Under Ice Floes (3:27)
          9. Quicksilver Messenger Service – Mona (7:01)
          10. Razorlight – Stumble and Fall (3:05)
          11. Red Elvises – Red Lips Red Eyes Red Stockings (2:47)
          12. Red House Painters – All Mixed Up (5:50)
          13. Ride – Vapour Trail (4:17)
          14. Rilo Kiley – Portions For Foxes (4:45)
          15. Robert Pollard with Doug Gillard – Pop Zeus (2:28)
          16. Ryan Adams – Luminol (Rock N Roll) (3:24)
          17. Ryan Adams – Somehow, Someday (4:24)
          18. Sarge – Stall (3:45)
          19. Say Hi To Your Mom – Hooplas Involving Circus Tricks (4:07)
          20. Sigur Rós – Fyrsta y Samskeyti (directo) (14:24)
          21. Sigur Ros – Star Lfur (6:47)
          22. Sigur Rós – Untitled #8 (aka popplagid-the pop song) (11:42)
          23. Singapore Sling – Guiding Light (6:14)
          24. Scissorfight – New Hampshire Ist In Ordnung, Wenn Du Gerne Kampfst (3:00)
          25. Smog – Dress Sexy At My Furneral (5:30)
          26. Smoking Popes – Need You Around (3:42)
          27. Social Distortion (Live at the Roxy) – Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash cover) (6:51)
          28. Soledad Brothers – Goin’ Back To Memphis (4:21)
          29. Starflyer 59 – The Lights On (3:07)
          30. Starflyer59 – Underneath (4:35)
          31. Stars Of The Lid – Archsong (18:00)
          32. Stars – Ageless Beauty (4:05)
          33. Stars – Your Ex-lover Is Dead (4:16)
          34. Stellastarr* – Untitled (5:08)
          35. Stereophonics – Dakota (4:57)
          36. Stereolab – Lo Boob Oscillator (6:36)
          37. Sufjan Stevens – Come On! Feel The Illinoise! (6:45)
          38. The Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies) (5:10)
          39. The Bats – Half Way to Nowhere (5:17)
          40. The Bigger Lovers – I Resign (3:16)
          41. The Boo Radleys – It’s Lulu (3:04)
          42. The Butterfield Blues Band – East-West (13:13)
          43. Paul Butterfield Blues Band – Work Song (7:53)
          44. The Chills – Familiarity Breeds Contempt (3:21)
          45. The Chills – Look For The Good In Others And They’ll See The Good In You (3:29)
          46. The Chills – Submarine Bells (3:41)
          47. The Clarks – I’m A Fool (3:54)
          48. The Clarks – Snowman (4:18)
          49. The Clean – Stars (5:20)
          50. The Clumsy Lovers – Single Girl (4:44)
          51. The Code Talkers – Flying Saucer Lights (6:02)
          52. The Consultants – Hollow-Bodied Evening (3:10)
          53. The Cure – Just Like Heaven (3:33)
          54. The Dambuilders – Candy Guts (3:23)
          55. The Dentists – An Agony In Twelve Fits (3:47)
          56. The Dentists – Faces on Stone (2:44)
          57. The Dream Syndicate – Halloween (6:12)
          58. The Field Mice – Emma’s House (3:36)
          59. The Field Mice – Sensitive (5:04)
          60. The Field Mice – When Morning Comes to Town (5:13)
          61. The Fine Print – Packed to Sell (6:53)
          62. The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize?? (3:32)
          63. The Frames – Fitzcarraldo (8:13)
          64. The Frames – Happy (4:56)
          65. The French Kicks – One More Time (3:20)
          66. The Futureheads – Hounds Of Love (3:02)
          67. The Get Up Kids – Forgive and Forget (3:26)
          68. The Go-Betweens – Quiet Heart (5:20)
          69. The Gris Gris – Everytime (3:49)
          70. The High Dials – Soul In Lust (4:18)
          71. The Housemartins – Happy Hour (2:21)
          72. The Ivory Coast – Swope (3:34)
          73. The Jam – Going Underground (2:56)
          74. The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy – Girl-Go (5:54)
          75. The Jazz Butcher – she’s on drugs (3:49)
          76. Jim Carroll Band – People Who Died (4:59)
          77. The Juliana Theory – To the Tune of 5000 Screaming Children (3:48)
          78. The Juliana Theory – Duane Joseph (4:09)
          79. Legendary Pink Dots – As Long As Its Purple and Green (6:04)
          80. The Meat Purveyors – Tallboy (2:56)
          81. The Mendoza Line – Sasha Goes Too Far/It Could Be the Nights (4:50)
          82. The Motet – Power (11:23)
          83. The Nails – 88 Lines About 44 Women (original) (4:38)
          84. The National – Abel (3:37)
          85. The New Year – Gasoline (3:33)
          86. The Oranges Band – All The Ghosts in Your House (1:18)
          87. The Pernice Brothers – Flaming Wreck (5:34)
          88. The Reverse – Blood on the Tape Machine (3:45)
          89. The Sound – Winning (4:18)
          90. The Stills – Yesterday Never Tomorrow (5:20)
          91. The Sun – Must Be You (3:15)
          92. The Undertones – You’ve Got My Number (2:37)
          93. The Walkmen – Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone (4:07)
          94. The Walkmen – The Rat (4:27)
          95. The Weakerthans – Psalm For The Elks Lodge Last Call (2:44)
          96. The Wedding Present – Anyone Can Make A Mistake (3:19)
          97. The Wedding Present – Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now? (2:34)
          98. The Wedding Present – Pourquoi Es Tu Devenue Si Raisonnable? (2:34)
          99. The Wedding Present – Shatner (2:06)
          100. The Wildweeds – No Good To Cry (2:39)
          101. The Wildweeds – Never Mind (2:05)
          102. The Wipers – Youth Of America (10:21)
          103. The Woodentops – Get It On (3:19)
          104. This Mortal Coil – I Come And Stand At Every Door (3:53)
          105. Tram – Now We Can Get On With Our Lives (4:33)
          106. Trans Am – I Want It All (3:56)
          107. Trembling Blue Stars – Sleep (4:23)
          108. Tristeza – Opiate Slopes (5:37)
          109. TullyCraft – Cowgirls On Parade (3:12)
          110. The Twilight Singers – Too Tough To Die (4:02)
          111. Velvet Crush – Atmosphere (3:53)
          112. Velvet Crush – Superstar (3:46)
          113. Velvet Crush – Time Wraps Around You (4:13)
          114. Velvet Underground – The Gift (8:18)
          115. Versus – Crazy – Maker (I’m Still In Lo (6:25)
          116. Versus – Shangri La (3:39)
          117. Willard Grant Conspiracy – Christmas in Nevada (3:43)
          118. William Shatner – Common People (4:33)
          119. Windy & Carl – Antartica (22:06)
          120. XTC – Making Plans For Nigel (4:16)
          121. Yo La Tengo – Today Is The Day (4:28)
          122. Zykos – Understanding Fire (6:07)
          123. Die Toten Hosen – Goodbye From Janet & John (1:00)

 

BMFBV1D2 – Part 1      BMFBV1D2 – Part 2

BMFBV1D2 – Part 3      BMFBV1D2 – Part 4

BMFBV1D2 – Part 5      BMFBV1D2 – Part 6

BMFBV1D2 – Part 7

 

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Dream Pop From the Great White North: A Northern Chorus

 

Canadian dream-pop band A Northern Chorus was formed in 1999 by guitarists/vocalists Stu Livingstone and  Pete Hall following the break-up of their previous group Datura Dream Defered.

For over a year they performed as a duo, during which time they also began composing and performing their own original songs.

In 2000 the band add two new members, bassist Mark Raymond and drummer Dan Jagt, but it was the 2001 addition of violinist Erin Aurich to the band

which proved to be the missing piece for the band’s conceptual work.

Following the release of their debut disc, 2001’s Before We All Go to Pieces, the band went on an extended Canadian and U.S. tour. 

With the tour behind them, and a new rhythm section, percussionist Marshall Bureau and bassist Owen Davies in place, the band began recording their next album, 2003’s Spirit Flags at Mount Fairview Sound in Dundas, Ontario. Rounding out the group for this album were flautist Julie MacDonald, and Sarah MacGregor on violin and violo.

By the time that the band released 2005’s  Bitter Hands Resign the band had gone through another lineup change with the additions of Alex McMaster, (cello) and percussionist Steve Hesselink.

Bitter Hands Resign

melds the extended pieces and touching vocals of Sigur Rós with the emotional rock of Appleseed Cast’s Two Conversations

Influential Pitchfork Media said of Bitter Hands Resign

A Northern Chorus has turned out the record that Death Cab for Cutie might make after taking an on online classical composition course and a near-fatal overdose of tranquilizer cocktails.

Released in 2007, The millions too many, marked the return of violinist Erin Aurich and the addition of drummer Craig Halliday and also featured the one-man-horn-section, Ben Bowen. 

With it’s faster tempos and shorter songs,

seven of nine songs clocking in around four minutes

The millions too many is

hushed, artsy, and smart.

A number of the album’s songs resemble those by

similar Canadian bands like Arcade Fire and Rheostatics

but it’s on the album’s center piece, the dramatic, slow building “The Canadian Shield,” where the band resembles

the Canadian equivalent of Sigur Rós.

 

DISCOGRAPHY

Albums:

Before We All Go To Pieces (CD, Digital) Black Mountain Music 2001
Spirit Flags (CD, Digital) Sonic Unyon 2003 
Bitter Hands Resign (CD, Digital) Sonic Unyon 2005
Before We All Go To Pieces (CD) Black Mountain Music 2006
The Millions Too Many (CD, Digital) Sonic Unyon 2007
The Millions Too Many (LP) Sonic Unyon 2007

Singles & EPs:

Chained To The Truth  (7″, Digital) Black Mountain Music 2007 

Appears On:

Albums:

“Let The Parrots Speak For Themselves” Blisscent II (CD) Blisscent Records 2003
“Subjects & Matter”
Transcend Mainstream Mediocrity (CD) Sonic Unyon 2005

Compilations:

Slide” We Could Live In Hope : A Tribute To Low (CD, MP3) Fractured Discs  2004 
“Until Cause Meets Effect”
Je T’Aime (CD) Where Are My Records 2006  
“The Millions Too Many” Nothing On But Your Radio: Live Sessions From CJSW 90.9 (2xCD) CJSW 2008

 

Bitter Hands Resign (2005)

Playing Time: 50:00

1. The Shepard & The Chauffeur (6:58)
2. Subjects & Matter (6:51)
3. This Open Heart (7:31)
4. Watershed Divide (6:31)
5. Prisoners Of Circumstance (5:49)
6. Costa Del Sol (8:10)
7. Don’t Think Of Collapse (3:33)
8. Winterize (4:37)

Buy Bitter Hands Resign from Sonic Unyon 

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The Millions Too Many (2007)

Playing Time: 39:25

1. Carpenter (4:13)
2. Skeleton keys (3:47)
3. The millions too many (3:42)
4. No stations (4:06)
5. The Canadian Shield (5:30)
6. Horse to stable (3:39)
7. Remembrance Day (4:34)
8. Ethic of the pioneer (4:13)
9. Victory parade (5:41)

Buy The Millions Too Many Sonic Unyon

Buy The Millions Too Many from Amazon.com

 

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