Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Music about Music

Alright, this week, Dearest Friends, Contrast Podcast has gone all meta on us. No, that's not "metal" as in "heavy metal" or "thrash metal," but meta, meaning "about it's own category."

Confused? Here, let me explain: this week it's all about songs that mention other songs, bands, or musicians. There, that's clearer, no?

In the finest smorgasbord tradition, on offer is a little bit of everything, and it's all scrum-diddly-umptious. So dig into the feast, either by downloading the podcast directly from here or by slapping the following RSS feed into your favourite aggregator:

(00:00) Murray Lachlan Young - I’m being followed by The Rolling Stones
Tim from The face of today
(04:05) M J Hibbett & The Validators - The lesson of The Smiths
Simon from Spoilt Victorian Child
(08:31) Spearmint - Scottish pop
Colin from And before the first kiss
(12:44) Half Man Half Biscuit - Irk the purists
Chris from
(15:01) New Bad Things - I Suck
Shaun from Cold Citrus
(20:28) Dickie Goodman - Frankenstein meets The Beatles
ZB from So the wind won’t blow it all away
(23:10) Frank Zappa - Bobby Brown goes down
Marcy from Lost in your inbox
(26:21) Ministry - Jesus built my hot rod
FiL from Pogoagogo
(33:16) Built to Spill - You were right
Matt from Earfarm
(38:50) Peter Parker - Vanishing point perspective
Taylor from T-Sides
(42:30) Sebadoh - Just gimme indie rock
Ross from Just gimme indie rock
(46:06) Warren Zevon - Play it all night long (live)
Linda from Speed of Dark
(53:01) The Damnwells - I’ve got you
Chip from Atomic Ned
(56:40) Barenaked Ladies - Brian Wilson
Lyle from Mentok the mind-taker
(01:02:30) The Dandy Warhols - Cool as Kim Deal
Natalie from Mini-Obs
(01:06:12) Prefab Sprout - Faron Young
Mark from Cinema du Lyon
(01:10:19) Dexys Midnight Runners - Reminisce (part 2)
Crash from Pretending life is like a song

Before settling on the motorific Ministry (yes, I know, one paltry mention of Jerry Lee Lewis is a bit pathetic, but that's Gibby Haynes from The Butthole Surfers doing the talkie bit,which has gotta count for something), several other tunes were considered and summarily dismissed. They are offered here as documentary evidence of my thought process, and for your possible enjoyment:

Falco - Rock Me Amadeus (buy here)
1998, Austrian 80s pop star Johann Hölzel, better known as Falco, dies in a road accident while on holiday in the Dominican Republic.

CSS - Let's Make Love to Death From Above (buy here)
I boogied like a fool to this for large chunks of last summer, and I might just do so again this year.

Stereo Total - Ringo, I love you (buy here or e-here)
Stereo Total, I love you!! If ever anyone disses the European Union, put on a track by this Franco-German combo and they'll come round sharpish.

The Clash - 1977 (buy here)
Argh, that was 30 years ago...

Anthrax with Public Enemy - Bring the Noise (buy here)
Yeeeeaah booooiiii! When rap first met metal. So these guys are to blame/thank (delete as appropriate) for Slipknot. Oh, and I have the 10-inch vinyl picture disc of this single - it looks like this.

Next week, Natsthename from Mini-Obs has opened up the podcast to Every Tom, Dick, and Harry. To find out how you can be a part of the podcast, click here and DO IT! Erm, please.