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Song of the Day 1/11/10

Hang in there with us, as soon as we can get online again for more than a few minutes at a time, we’ll update the concert calendar, we’ll share what we’ve been up to since last Wednesday, and lots more. It’s been a great week for music in NYC. In the meantime, we’re counting down the 666 Best Songs of Alltime, one at a time (scroll down for Saturday’s Song of the Day for the link to the whole list, we’ll never be able to get it in today’s post with the limited signal we have). Monday’s song is #199:

The Church – Myrrh

The Australian art-rock legends’ classic 1986 Heyday album was inspired by the band’s disastrous US tour the previous year, and this is the opening track, pulsing hypnotically as frontman Steve Kilbey deplores what he found. “Privilege on privilege, an unwanted discovery.”

And Sunday’s song was #200:

The Move – Message from the Country

Jeff Lynne’s magnificent 12-string guitar anthem, title track from the 1972 album, is a call for preserving the environment. And would get him labeled an eco-terrorist by the right wing if it was released today. Rick Price’s rumbling, gritty bassline underneath it all is tasty beyond words. “Gotta stop your burning, now!”

January 11, 2010 Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music, music, concert, rock music | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment