Friday, August 11, 2006

Friday Five

Ok, it's been a while since I did a Friday Five BilliPod post. Like it or not, it's easy to do, and fills a void, albeit a small one. Here is today's random five posting:

1) "Heartbreaker" by the Reggae-Zeppelin tribute band Dread Zeppelin. Picture a Zeppelin tribute band with reggae stylings and an Elvis impersonator on lead vocals. They ran the circuit in Pasadena long ago... Check their site here.

2) Nothing like a little Friday Nirvana, but this track is a cover of the song "Aneurysm" by a band called Dr. Know and the excellent cover project, Smells Like Bleach: A Punk Tribute to Nirvana. Other artists featured are Agent Orange, Dee Dee Ramone, DOA and The Vibrators. Buy it here.

3) "Birthday" by the Sugarcubes from the old MTV series album Never Mind the Mainstream: The Best of MTV's 120 Minutes, Vol. 2. This may well have been one of my first "alternative" CDs. It was released in 1991, and includes music from X, New Order, Husker Du, and Faith No More. Buy it here.

4) "Virtual Death" by Black Sabbath from their album Cross Purposes. This actually might be the first time I've heard this song. Blender magazine does monthly retrospectives of classic bands and lists key tracks that stand out. This was the one from the Sabbath's 1994 release, with Tony Martin on vocals. Not too shabby, yet probably forgettable. They couldv'e come up with a better title, no? Buy it here.

and finally....

5) "Back to Dungaree High" by Queens of the Stone Age, from the album Alpha M*th*rf*ck*rs: A Tribute to Turbonegro. I added the asterisks, by the way, sorry if you are offended. Turbonegro is a Norwegian metal/punk/rock act (Wikipedia entry here)

That's a shot of Turbonegro, not QoTSA. Have a great weekend.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i'm always game to see how my shuffle is working...

Till the Morning Comes - Neil Young

New Moon on Monday - Duran Duran

All Apologies (Live) - Nirvana

I Want You To Want Me (Live) - Cheap Trick

Waiting on a Friend - The Rolling Stones