So yeah, I scored some tasty cuts at Steve The Manager’s promo party. I may have gotten stuck with Kip Adotta, too, but them’s the breaks. Here’s the best of the best from that Saturday afternoon:
“I’ve Been Waiting For Tomorrow (All Of My Life),” The The. The production is a little dated (okay, a lot dated), but it’s still one of my favorite songs from that era.
“Do It Clean (Live),” Echo and the Bunnymen.
“Doot Doot,” Freur. This popped up on a commercial a few years ago. I don’t remember the product, I just remember thinking that Freur probably made more money off of the commercial than they did record sales.
“Make That Move,” Secret Hearts. The Rockats version is much better.
“Guilt,” Marianne Faithfull. From the soundtrack to They Call It An Accident, which is bound to pop up as a “From the Stacks” entry one of these days.
“Read About It,” Midnight Oil. For a couple of albums there Midnight Oil was in my power rotation, and then came “Beds Are Burning” and I couldn’t hang anymore. This is from the classic 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, which broke the band into the American market.
“Out In L.A.,” Red Hot Chili Peppers. They were five years from anybody in the mainstream caring who they were. In 1984 their self-titled debut was just another overlooked promo with a cool cover. Thank goodness I snatched it.