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Song of the Day 11/11/08

Counting down the top 666 songs of alltime one day at a time all the way to #1. Here’s another good-to-be alive anthem for this celebratory week. Soon there will be no more happy songs left, prepare for two years of dirges! Today’s song is #623:

Dumptruck – Alive

The exhilaration of walking out into a cold New England autumn day perfectly captured in three reverberating, jangly minutes by this Boston indie quartet, 1984. REM only wish they ever sounded this good. The mp3 is easily obtained, but nothing beats the deliciously echoey production of the vinyl. From the band’s first album, reissued in the late 90s and not impossible to find where used records are sold.

November 11, 2008 Posted by | Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music | , , , , , | Leave a comment