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Song of the Day 3/17/10

The best 666 songs of alltime countdown continues every day, all the way to #1. It would be just too bandwagonesque to put up something by, say, the Pogues today, so you’ll have to make do with a Brit. Here’s #134:

Siouxsie & the Banshees – Icons

The centerpiece of the band’s 1979 WWI-themed Join Hands album kicks off with the rumble of cannon fire behind a fiery wall of guitar. And then the bass comes in and they’re off. “Icons feed the fires, icons falling from the spires!”

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March 17, 2010 Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music, music, concert, review, Reviews, rock music | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Song of the Day 6/5/09

Every day, our top 666 songs of alltime countdown gets one step closer to #1. Friday’s song is #418:

Siouxsie & the Banshees – Playground Twist

Throughout the best years of the punk icon’s career, her persona was that of an outraged witness and this is characteristic and offhandedly savage. As Margaret Atwood put it, to little girls, other little girls aren’t cute. They’re lifesize. From the classic Join Hands lp, 1979; mp3s are everywhere.

June 4, 2009 Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music, music, concert | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment