Saturday, 10 January 2015
Saturday Lucky Dip
The REM Collection Disc 1 an Uncut Compilation from August 2005 features this week.
Disc 1 features music chosen by Mike Mills - presumably there are Discs 2 and 3 out there featuring Messrs Stipe and Buck.
Presumably a ruse on the part of Uncut to unleash another 40 page article on REM.
However it turns out that Mr Mills appears to have exquisite musical taste. Billed on the CD cover as the "best of classic US underground rock" it includes such luminaries as Big Star,The Blasters,The Jayhawks, Dream Syndicate and The Replacements none of whom are strangers to CCM and to many of you I suspect.
It was a tough call but I have gone for The Drifter by Green on Red taken from the great Gas Food Lodging album and a scorching live version of Bob Dylan's Absolutely Sweet Marie by Jason and the Scorchers from an album called Midnight Roads and Stages Seen.
Toptastic, as George might say.
More random nonsense next Saturday
Green on Red - The Drifter
Jason & the Scorchers - Absolutely Sweet Marie
And as an added bonus here is the debut single from Floridian fuzzpunks The Modern Sixties which wouldn't be out of place on this album
The Modern Sixties - Buy Me a Drink