Eh, I changed my mind and decided to annotate this one.
1) The Ikettes – I’m Blue
I discovered this one thank to Amanda and it quickly became one of my favorite walking songs. It’s nearly impossible to move about in space while listening to this and not wiggle a little. 8/10
2) White Stripes – Cannon
I really liked this band at one time, but after being a staple in my CD player for a million years I find them played out. Just like Jack White. 4/10
3) The Ludes – Your Dog Don’t Bark
Another internet find that screams of the Stones but nonetheless remains a decent driving song. 6/10
4) Gene Vincent – Lotta Lovin’
Gene is my other boyfriend. If I could have gone to Geneland instead of Graceland I would have. 8/10
5) Sleater-Kinney – Fortunate Son
Live version. Since I don’t like live recordings (or SK) all that much (even though I tried), a paltry 5/10.
6) Breakfast Jones – Wishful Thinking
Local band headed by one of my longtime friends. I was genuinely impressed with the set of recordings he gave me when I inquired, especially this song, because the firs time I saw them live they were, um, in need of work. The set of recording he gave me were a project in which he and another band member sent tracks back and forth via email, putting layers of song and lyric over one another. Love this. 9/10
7) MC5 – Back in the USA
Not feeling it today. I have a headache. 3/10
8) The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
Underrated punk band. Yes, they’re poppy, yes, radio-friendly, but the ’77 style is fun and a bit raw. 7/10
9) Drive-By Truckers – Guitar Man Upstairs
Definitely not my favorite DBT song. 4/10
10) Jon Brion – Walking Through Walls
One day I will get my hands on this album, but seeing as I’m broke for the rest of the summer and have important things to spend money on, like bills, it will have to wait. The best part of this song is the chorus, a group of background singers quietly singing “mother fucker” to emphasize Brion’s song of f-off empowerment.
Bonus Guilty Pleasure: Five Deez, “Funky”