Bought the book yet?
Shame on you if you haven’t
Although John Peel didn’t much care for 31 Songs.
But I’ll forgive him. (Did you know that Rod Stewart was John Peel’s best man? No? Then don’t play me at Trivial Pursuit. I’ll thrash you.)
I mean, I’m not muchly impressed by Ani DiFranco either, but, hey, it’s Nick’s list.
The 2nd batch
6 – Samba Pa Ti Santana 31 Songs
I’ve got the vinyl for this one – bought it in Amsterdam about 30 years ago. Along with “Asleep at the wheel”, in fact.
7 – Mama You Been On My Mind Rod Stewart Never A Dull Moment
Probably from the last decent record that Rod ever made. (Mum’s girlfriend, Isabel Holdsworth (89). wouldn’t agree, but she’s wrong. Even if she does know that Andy Gibb died of a drug overdose..) Bet you’ve never heard him sing “Man of constant sorrow”
8 – Can you please crawl out your window? Bob Dylan A rare batch of little white wonder
This is another vinyl-to-mp3 from an obscure Italian bootleg from goodness-knows-where. I bought the track from the iTunes Store to complete the collection and then rediscovered this. Much better.
9 – Rain The Beatles Original single.
This was the B-side to Paperback Road which I bought at the HMV Record shop in 246 Queen St in Auckland on a Friday night from my pocket money within days of its release in 1966. Digitally remastered from the 45.. Took hours. And hours. And still sounds crappy.
10 – You Had Time Ani DiFranco 31 Songs
Well, no, not really…