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Morrissey’s Desert Island Discs

Morrissey selected his Desert Island Discs for BBC Radio, and here’s his list:

• New York Dolls – “(There’s Gonna Be a) Showdown”

• Marianne Faithfull – “Come and Stay With Me”

• Ramones – “Loudmouth”

• The Velvet Underground – “The Black Angel’s Death Song”

• Klaus Nomi – “Der Nussbaum – The Walnut Tree”

• Nico – “I’m Not Saying”

• Iggy & The Stooges – “Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell”

• Mott the Hoople – “Sea Diver”

MP3: Morrissey on Desert Island Discs (30MB)

Check out a bunch of YouTube videos after the jump…

Via NME.

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Johnny Rotten’s Favorite Records

John Lydon shares the Soundtrack of His Life with the Guardian‘s Observer:

It’s very hard for me to prepare for something like this because I collect non-stop, discover new things every day, and take music very seriously. I hate the technological rip-offs that pass for music formats these days, and go back to vinyl to hear a good record because the sound is always so much fuller. I don’t even like listening to music in the car.

1. The Kinks – “You Really Got Me” (1964)

More of Lydon’s faves after the jump…

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Most Popular GLONO Items: October 2009

Glorious Noise: a nicer place to be.Once a month we look back on the stuff we wrote that got the most attention. We don’t do any special weighting for items that appeared later in the month, or anything fancy like that. These are simply the things that received the most views last month, according to our stats. If an item ranked last month, its position is in parenthesis.

1. Fun with Forkcast, Round 18 (Oct 2009)

2. (5) Elliott Smith’s Girlfriend Cut Off (2007)

3. (14) Noel Gallagher Quits Oasis (August 2009)

4. (4) Fun with Forkcast, Round 17 (Sept 2009)

5. Five from the Archive: Weir Does Dylan (Oct 2009)

See positions 6 through 20 after the jump…

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Most Popular GLONO Items: September 2009

Glorious Noise: a nicer place to be.Once a month we look back on the stuff we wrote that got the most attention. We don’t do any special weighting for items that appeared later in the month, or anything fancy like that. These are simply the things that received the most views last month, according to our stats. If an item ranked last month, its position is in parenthesis.

1. Rhino Records: 1973 – 2009 (Updated) (Sept 2009)

2. Beatles Remasters Finally Coming (April 2009)

3. (2) Remastered Beatles Box Sets Available for Pre-Order (July 2009)

4. Fun with Forkcast, Round 17 (Sept 2009)

5. (1) Elliott Smith’s Girlfriend Cut Off (2007)

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Top Five Covers by Umphrey’s McGee

Umphrey's McGee at RothburyUmphrey’s McGee is a jam band, which means they’re great to see live.

At Rothbury this year, they played a great cover of “Comfortably Numb” (YouTube). They have a reputation for playing good covers, particularly Floyd. So I was stoked when a buddy of mine told me about the upcoming show at Michigan Theater on October 2. I got tickets, and it got me thinking about their repertoire of covers. How varied? Eclectic? Well executed? Lucky for you and me, they let people tape their shows, and they let those tapers post their recordings to the Internet Music Archive.

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Most Popular GLONO Items: August 2009

Glorious Noise: a nicer place to be.Once a month we look back on the stuff we wrote that got the most attention. We don’t do any special weighting for items that appeared later in the month, or anything fancy like that. These are simply the things that received the most views last month, according to our stats. If an item ranked last month, its position is in parenthesis.

1. (2) Elliott Smith’s Girlfriend Cut Off (2007)

2. (3) Remastered Beatles Box Sets Available for Pre-Order (July 2009)

3. Billy Ray Cyrus is a Pimp (August 2009)

4. (1) Runaways Movie Planned: Neon Angels (2007)

5. (10) Stone Roses Discuss Remastering Their Debut (June 2009)

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Most Popular GLONO Items: July 2009

Glorious Noise: a nicer place to be.Once a month we look back on the stuff we wrote that got the most attention. We don’t do any special weighting for items that appeared later in the month, or anything fancy like that. These are simply the things that received the most views last month, according to our stats. If an item ranked last month, its position is in parenthesis.

1. (10) Runaways Movie Planned: Neon Angels (2007)

2. (1) Elliott Smith’s Girlfriend Cut Off (2007)

3. Remastered Beatles Box Sets Available for Pre-Order (July 2009)

4. (4) Neverland Ranch: Ghost Town (2008)

5. Rothbury 2009 (July 2009)

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Most Popular GLONO Items: June 2009

Glorious Noise: a nicer place to be.Once a month we look back on the stuff we wrote that got the most attention. We don’t do any special weighting for items that appeared later in the month, or anything fancy like that. These are simply the things that received the most views last month, according to our stats.

Since we spent a great deal of energy this week whining about how Billboard splits their “catalog” releases apart from their main chart, we’ve decided it would be hypocritical for us not to present our own comprehensive chart. So here it is, the GLONO 20.

1. Elliott Smith’s Girlfriend Cut Off (2007)

2. 21 Reasons Why Jay Bennett Should Be Back In Wilco (February 2009)

3. Axl Rose Won’t Leave His House (June 2009)

4. Neverland Ranch: Ghost Town (2008)

5. 21 Essential Songs from Neil Young’s Archives Vol. 1 (June 2009)

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21 Essential Songs from Neil Young's Archives Vol. 1

Neil Young Archives Vol. 1 (1963 - 1972)So let’s say you’re a Neil Young fan who doesn’t care about all the trappings of the Archives. You don’t care about old photos, rare video footage, or hand-written lyric sheets. You just want the music. Let’s assume you already have the first four albums, plus Decade, the Buffalo Springfield albums, and Deja Vu. Of course you already picked up Live At The Fillmore East 1970 and Live At Massey Hall 1971 when they came out. Do you really need the whole Archives?

Thankfullly for you, iTunes and Amazon MP3 both allow you to cherrypick from the Archives‘ sprawling 125 tracks. Here are the 21 tracks (iMix) you should download immediately:

1. (#1) Aurora by The Squires 2:07

2. (#2) The Sultan by The Squires 2:32

3. (#3) I Wonder by The Squires 2:21

4. (#5) I’ll Love You Forever by The Squires 3:22

5. (#6) (I’m A Man And) I Can’t Cry by The Squires 2:30

6. (#8) Casting Me Away From You by Neil Young & Comrie Smith 2:13

7. (#12) Runaround Babe by Neil Young 2:39

8. (#13) The Ballad Of Peggy Grover by Neil Young 2:48

9. (#15) Extra, Extra by Neil Young 2:41

10. (#22) Sell Out by Buffalo Springfield 1:40

11. (#25) Slowly Burning by Neil Young 2:58

12. (#29) Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (promotional single) by Neil Young 2:15

13. (#31) Birds (Previously Unreleased Version) by Neil Young 2:15

14. (#68) Everybody’s Alone by Neil Young with Crazy Horse 2:31

15. (#71) Dance Dance Dance by Neil Young with Crazy Horse 2:24

16. (#74) It Might Have Been by Neil Young with Crazy Horse 4:18

17. (#84) Wonderin’ by Neil Young 2:10

18. (#92) Tell Me Why (Previously Unreleased Live Version) by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 5:41

19. (#114) Bad Fog Of Loneliness by Neil Young with The Stray Gators 1:55

20. (#120) Journey Through The Past by Neil Young with The Stray Gators 2:21

21. (#125) War Song by Neil Young & Graham Nash with The Stray Gators 3:29

Bonus tracks: While you’re at it, you might as well pick up the two Mynah Birds songs on Disc 2 of The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 6: 1966 (Hip-O Select).

After the jump, I break out what’s included in the Archives and why some things are more essential than others…

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