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Songs of the Day 8/14-15/09

Rushing out of town for a whirlwind trip, back in a couple of days with more good stuff. In the meantime here are the songs for today and Saturday as we count down our top 666 songs of alltime all the way to #1.

#348: Linton Kwesi Johnson – Story

This is a song about facades, the great Jamaican/British dub poet matter-of-factly chronicling their usefulness and how problematic they can be while his great band, and his violinist in particular, provide a haunting roots reggae backdrop. From the Tings and Times cd, 1991.

#347: The Avengers – The End of the World

When Penelope Houston first revived her legendary punk band, it was as the Scavengers (hopes of reuniting all four original members were still high at the time). This classic apocalypse anthem was first released – some 20 years after Houston wrote it – on the Avengers Died for Your Sins compilation, 1999. The link above is to the last.fm stream; here’s a cool live take.

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