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Song of the Day 6/12/10

Every day, our best 666 songs of alltime countdown continues every day, all the way to #1. Then we’ll start with the 666 best albums of alltime). Saturday’s song is #47:

The Walkabouts – Firetrap

Pacific Northwest gothic at its finest: the narrator returns to avenge a dead family member. Centerpiece of the band’s best album, 1994’s Setting the Woods on Fire, one of the ten best albums ever made: “Not only you can burn!” Lots of torrents for this long out-of-print cd out there – can anybody find a stream? Do we have to finally get the necessary equipment and post this one ourselves?

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June 12, 2010 Posted by | lists, Music, music, concert, rock music | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Song of the Day 5/5/10

The best 666 songs of alltime countdown continues every day, all the way to #1. Wednesday’s song is #85:

The Walkabouts – Night Drive

Bloodcurdling organ-fueled Pacific Northwest noir anthem from the classic 1994 Setting the Woods on Fire album by the legendary Seattle band that took their show on the road, discovered that they liked Europe a lot more, that Europe liked them a lot more too, so they made their home there. Frontman Chris Eckman and his longtime collaborator Carla Torgerson (check out those amazing creepy vocals) continue as the similarly dark duo Chris and Carla.

May 5, 2010 Posted by | lists, Music, music, concert, rock music | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Song of the Day 11/7/08

OK, OK, enough politics. Continuing the countdown of the top 666 songs of alltime one day at a time all the way to #1. Today’s is #627:

The Walkabouts – Promised

Long, heartbreaking, exhausted steel guitar-driven country dirge by this extraordinary Seattle band from the late 80s/early 90s who started out sort of punkabilly like X, then went way, way dark and these days, since relocating to Germany about ten years ago, have been mining a beautifully brooding orchestrated rock vein. One of frontman Chris Eckman’s best lyrics: “Never played the main event/always played the sideshow tent.” From the cd Setting the Woods on Fire. Download it free here.

November 7, 2008 Posted by | Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music | , , , | Leave a comment