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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Still Alive on Route 55

I am 55 years young today..
To celebrate and given that I have a spectacular lack of imagination I am going to do the same as last year's birthday post and select the 55th songs from my vinyl and CD lists.
Starting with the vinyl there has been relatively little movement over the last year in the A to C section.
Last year The Clash - the Singles this year one of the top 10 albums of all time London Calling and one which I have just played in it's entirety.
As recently discussed at Brian's place every track is an absolute cracker.
I've gone for Rudy Can't Fail, tomorrow it would be something else.
A wee bit more movement on the CD front going from Bi and last year's cult classic Big Star to Be and this year's cult classic The Beta Band.
I'll try to think up something more original for next year

The Clash - Rudy Can't Fail

The Beta Band - Round the Bend


  1. Happy Birthday. How old do you think you'll be to have to be to post a Fall track on this most auspicious of days (Mick Jagger's birthday)?

  2. Happy birthday CC, you don't look a day over 54. Cracking pair o'tunes.

  3. Happy birthday, old yin. Rude Can't Fail always sounds great

  4. Have a good yin, CC.


  5. Many happy returns, CC.
    I happen to think this is a very imaginative way to celebrate your birthday!

  6. Happy Birthday - hope you have a FAB day!

  7. I spent the first 19 years of my life along I-55. So your art today really took me for a ride. Hopping on meant two hours to St. Louis or three hours to Chicago. Either direction was way better than where I was floundering. Now that I know why you chose it, I wish you nothing but the best. Great choice from the Clash and a wonderful way to spend a birthday.

  8. Happy birthday mate - even if it almost over. Hope you are best health and will enjoy with your incredible posts in the future

  9. Many thanks you lovely lovely people

  10. Belated birthday greetings. I'll have a Britvic in your honour. Sadly, the only appropriate song I could think of was Tom Waits... Ol' 55!

  11. Happy Belated Birthday, CC! Hope you had a memorable one