Sunday, August 31, 2003

Hip Before Hip Was Hip

Sunburnt left knee and Shining Spot moment No. 2. Lying in a hammock on the deck of the cabin, beneath towering cedars, I blocked out the noise and listened to a CD of pre-grunge alternative rock segueing into proto-alt of the Eighties. Total happy, that album:
  1. Posies - "Going, Going, Gone"
  2. Pixies - "Here Comes Your Man"
  3. Violent Femmes - "Please Don’t Go"
  4. Sponge - "Plowed"
  5. Plimsouls - "A Million Miles Away"
  6. Crash Test Dummies - "Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead"
  7. Monaco - "What Do You Want From Me?"
  8. Gigolo Aunts - "Where I Find My Heaven"
  9. Meat Puppets - "Backwater"
  10. Replacements - "Answering Machine"
  11. Bluetones - "Marblehead Johnson"
  12. Hoodoo Guru - "What’s My Scene?"
  13. Smithereens - "Blues Before and After"
  14. Pixies - "Break My Body"
  15. Dramarama - "Everything, Everything"
  16. Material Issue - "Valerie Loves Me"
  17. English Beat - "Sooner or Later"
  18. Echo and the Bunnymen - "Killing Moon"
  19. Tommy Tutone - "Jenny"
  20. Joy Division - "Disorder"
  21. Pixies - "Monkey Gone to Heaven"
Oddly — and not at all coincidentally — most of those tracks have showed up before. Could these sensations make me feel the pleasures of a normal man?