1. Fireside – The sun and the rainfall
2. The Posies – Will you ever ease your mind
3. Kris Kristofferson – Just the other side of nowhere
4. Franz Beckenbauer – Gute freunde kann niemand trennen
5. Roky Erickson & The Aliens – Don’t shake me Lucifer
6. Faith No More – Just a man
7. Foo Fighters – Stacked actors
8. Fireside – Interlace
9. Alice In Chains – What the hell have I
10. Fats Domino – Whole lotta loving (live)
11. Sneaker Pimps – 6 underground (Nellee Hooper mix)
12. Spacehog – In the meantime
13. Queens Of The Stone Age – Precious and grace (live)
14. Sing Sing – Feels like summer
15. Fireside – Beautiful ones
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Fuck, man… I feel so lazy. I’m always annoyed when bloggers only update once a week or so, but I’m beginning to understand them. I’ve been really busy with work lately (working full time for thirteen days straight does not put you in a blogging mood), so I’m glad I have these bi-weekly Monkey Mixes to fall back on, because they involve no effort on my part since they were made months in advance.
You see, after I posted the first one (which is fucking amazing by the way, go download it) back in April I got so inspired I made like 35 of them over just a few days! If you make a wise choice and download this mix, just check the dates. This shit may be good, but it ain’t fresh. As far as you are concerned, dear reader, we’ve only reached volume 29 so far but just the other day I finished volume 52! It’s amazing, it has The Pogues, Louis Armstrong, Amy Winehouse, The Platters, Stiff Little Fingers, and much much more. I listen to it all time whenever I’m on the computer, but you can’t hear it for another twelve weeks. Damn, it gotta suck to be you.
Okay, on to your soundtrack for the upcoming weekend. I like to refer to this as The Fireside Edition.
Track #1: In a Monkey Mix post a while back I mentioned how the only good Depeche Mode covers were Failure’s Enjoy The Silence and Fireside‘s The Sun And The Rainfall. That particular mix contained the former, this one has the latter. Taken from their b-side compilation Hello Kids (1998).
Track #2: I’ve been meaning to do a lenghty, career spanning post on Seattle’s pop heroes The Posies for quite some time, but I never seem to get around to it. This is from my favorite Posies album, 1996′s Amazing Grace.
Track #3: Recorded in 1969, released in 1970. Is it just me or does Kris sound an awful lot like Leonard Cohen on this one?
Track #4: German footballer turned football coach trying to sing.
Track #5: Much more on the genius that is Roky Erickson here.
Track #6: From Faith No More‘s best album, 1995′s impeccable masterpiece King For A Day… Fool For A Lifetime.
Track #7: The opening track on Foo Fighters‘ 1999 album There Is Nothing Left To Lose. Pretty much the only rocking song on that mellow, kinda boring album.
Track #8: Another song by Fireside, this time an original. From 1995′s Do Not Tailgate.
Track #9: Alice In Chains‘ contribution to the awesome/terrible (I can’t decide) Arnold Schwarzenegger film The Last Action Hero.
Track #10: A 1958 classic. Short and sweet.
Track #11: British band that had some success with this song in the mid 90′s. They have since replaced their female singer with a male and now sound like shit. This is a remix by Nellee Hooper, possibly best known for producing Björk’s Debut (1993).
Track #12: A British glam rock band that was fronted by the dork who knocked up Liv Tyler. This was their only hit, from 1995.
Track #13: A live ZZ Top cover, with Mark Lanegan on lead vocals.
Track #14: A British duo consisting of two former members of Lush. This was released as a sinlgle in 1998.
Track #15: The third and last Fireside track. A Prince cover (!), also from Hello Kids (1998).
Okay, that’s it for now, see ya in a day or two. And I’ll try to get around to that Posies post soon…
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