Friday, May 09, 2014

Stuck In Thee Garage #35: May 9, 2014

You know who still likes albums? This guy. And this week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played some great album closing tracks in hour 2 (a few months ago, I paid tribute to great openers). The last song on an album has an important role: ideally, it leaves the listener wanting more. Sometimes that can take the form of a blazing rocker, a moody midtempo number or a slow jam. I've got examples of all three this week.

This may be the end, but here's the playlist:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Bob Mould - Hey Mr. Grey/Beauty & Ruin
Wimps - Secret Message/Party at the Wrong Time
Shake Some Action - Wait for the Summer/Catch the Sun
Soccer Mom - Open Heart Surgery/Soccer Mom
The Afghan Whigs - The Lottery/Do to the Beast
The Breeders - Bang On/Mountain Battles
Thunderbirds are Now! - Eat This City/Justamoustache
Tin Machine - Under the God/Tin Machine
Yo La Tengo - Tom Courtenay/Electr-O-Pura
Paul McCartney - You Want Her Too/Flowers in the Dirt
O Positive - With You/Only Breathing EP
Drive-By Truckers - Pauline Hawkins/English Oceans
Deer Tick - Let's All Go to the Bar/Divine Providence
Diarrhea Planet - Skeleton Head/I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
Radiator Hospital - Please Thrill Me/Total Request
Gang War - These Boots are Made for Walking/Johnny Thunders and Wayne Kramer's Gang War

Hour 2: Album closers
New York Dolls - Jet Boy/New York Dolls
The Afghan Whigs - Miles iz Ded/Congregation
Fugazi - Last Chance for a Slow Dance/In on the Kill Taker
Arctic Monkeys - A Certain Romance/Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
LCD Soundsystem - New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down/Sound of Silver
Arcade Fire - My Body is a Cage/Neon Bible
Neutral Milk Hotel - Two-Headed Boy, Pt. 2/In the Aeroplane, Over the Sea
Radiohead - Videotape/In Rainbows
The Hold Steady - Killer Parties/Almost Killed Me
Elvis Costello and the Attractions - (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding/Armed Forces
The Replacements - Can't Hardly Wait/Pleased to Meet Me
The Pretenders - Mystery Achievement/Pretenders

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