Jun 7, 2011

Patell & Waterman's 33 1/3 countdown playlists

Over the next few weeks our FoB©, Patell & Waterman, will be running guest playlists of so called New York songs in anticipation of the publication of their contribution to the series of album-themed books, 331/3.

Playlist number one is by another FoB©, Marvin Taylor, Director of the Fales Library over at NYU, and contains:

Klaus Nomi, “Lightning Strikes”  
Dean and the Weenies, “Fuck You”
Blondie, “Heart of Glass”
B-52s, “Rock Lobster”
Glenn Branca, “Hallucination City: Symphony for 100 Guitars”
David van Tieghem, “Ear to the Ground”
Talking Heads, “Psycho Killer”
Richard Hell and the Voidoids, “Blank Generation”
Afrika Bambaataa, “Planet Rock”
John Sex, “Hustle with My Muscle”

Playlist number two is by yours truly, and contains:

Serge Gainsbourg, “New York USA”
Lou Reed, “Coney Island Baby” (Live)
Bush Tetras, “Too Many Creeps”
Charles Mingus, “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”
Justin Townes, Earle “Harlem River Blues”
Honorable Mention – Tom Waits, “Midtown” (no video available)

Jeez...Marvin listed ten. I could have done more. Oh well. I was glad they asked me. Set your mouse to  http://ahistoryofnewyork.com/ and enjoy some good sounds...

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