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Saturday, January 29, 2005
 

Another Saturday Night

You've got your Saturday going on, and I've got mine. So I'll get right down to today's auto-generated playlist.

My media library search term was "Saturday" in the title. The playlist was generated from the subset with no filters.

First 10 titles on this auto-playlist are:
Rain Parade: Emergency Third Rail Power Trip (1983)
1. Rain Parade: Saturday's Asylum ***

David Roback's first band; a paisley underground architect active 1982-1986. Contrary to the MTV trends of the day, the paisley underground bands pursued a psychedelic blend of Byrds, Beatles, Buffalo Springfield, and the Seeds. This is from their excellent debut, Emergency Third Rail Power Trip, which is difficult to come by in record stores these days. Great guitar textures, keyboards, and garage band sensibility.
Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
2. Elton John: Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting *****

Gotta hand it to Elton; here's a guy who managed to place a hit in the top-40 every single year from 1970-1996. And pop teen idol though he once was, he knew a thing or two about delivery and his band really could play rockers, about two per album in those days.


Nelly Furtado: Folklore (2000)
3. Nelly Furtado: Saturdays ****

I think I'm sold on Nelly; she seems real. Somewhere between gentle-to-moderate trip-hop and alternative-adult contemporary. Furtado has a good voice, has a serious rep, and is forward looking, qualities I like in a woman. She's got a good sense of humor, too.


Jefferson Airplane: Jefferson Airplane Loves You (1992)
4. Jefferson Airplane: Won't You Try/Saturday Afternoon (alternate version) *****
This is psychedelic music in its best and freshest, most optimistic sense. This particular version is from the box set Loves You and is somewhat faster than the familiar After Bathing At Baxter's version. Lyrics are among the best overtly pro-LSD in recorded history, woven within the complex 3-part harmony; psychedelic meets blues meets folk and waxes beatnik.
The Specials: Singles (1991)
5. The Specials: Friday Night, Saturday Morning ***

The Specials were among the spearheads of the late-70's/early 80's ska-revival in the U.K. They were an incredibly tight band and were among the architects of the ska-revival. Ska was the forbearer of reggae; slower than modern reggae and accompanied by horns. This track is representative; neophytes should start with "Ghost Town"
Guadalcanal Diary: Flip Flop (1989)
6. Guadalcanal Diary: Always Saturday ***

Jangle-Pop/Alt-rock/Indie-Rock band of the mid-80's. This track is a particulary over produced song that pretty much obliterates the modest strengths this band had as roots-rockers back when roots-rockers were all but extinct. General alienation themes, circa mid-80's. Go with their earlier stuff, like "Watusi Rodeo"
Rickie Lee Jones; Rickie Lee Jones (1979)
7. Rickie Lee Jones: On Saturday Afternoons in 1963 ****

I've spoken kindly of Rickie Lee before, but I'll take this opportunity to say that her earnestness sometimes puts me off. Not that I doubt it's authenticity, she's a lot more authentic than plenty of loutish bands and singers. This one is good though. Very delicate, eligiac and pretty.
George Harrison: Brainwashed (2002)
8. George Harrison: P2 Vatican Blues (Last Saturday Night) ** Harrison was always an oddball in a Monty Python sense, and this was always the problem with his solo music. He's no John Cleese. He was remarkably out of touch in a lot of his lyrics. Here, a Hare Krishna guy pokes fun at Catholics. From Brainwashed, the album he had just completed when he died.
Lynyrd Skynyrd: One More From The Road (1976)
9. Lynyrd Skynyrd: Saturday Night Special (live) **** I'd give that same **** to the studio version, too. They're nearly indistinguishable. I know Lynyrd Skynyrd had a reputation as a great groove and boogie band, and I love Free Bird as much as the next guy. But the evidence just isn't in the grooves; you can't see the triple prong guitar attack, and the backup babes, and that reliably thumpin' southern style rhythm. One More From The Road, the lone concert document released before their plane crash is where this comes from. It's fine, it's good but it's also murkier than the studio version, and I come away with no fresh riffs in my head.
Sundown Playboys: Sauturday Nite Special/Valse De Soleil Coucher (1972)
10. The Sundown Playboys: Saturday Nite Special ***** From the bootleg The Complete Apple Singles Collection. Pure cajun, the real true stuff, and it stomps and it gets you happy. The Sundown Playboys' only Apple output is this track and a B-side. Worth hunting out.