Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Green Monkey Mix - Power Pop Track Listing!

Well, everyone except one person has submitted their track listing for the Power Pop GMMP Mix, so I am going to go ahead and finalize it.

01. Surrender - Cheap Trick [splotchy]
02. Twist Top - The Clean [splotchy]
03. Substitute - The Who [splotchy]
04. In A Big Country - Big Country [splotchy]
05. Life on the Line - The Raincoats [splotchy]
06. Go All The Way - The Raspberries [splotchy]
07. Boys Don't Lie - Shoes [splotchy]
08. The Electric Version - The New Pornographers [splotchy]
09. Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand [bubs]
10. Dreaming - Blondie [bubs]
11. Cruel To Be Kind - Nick Lowe [bubs]
12. Crawling to the USA - Elvis Costello [bubs]
13. Girls Talk - Dave Edmunds [bubs]
14. Everybody's Happy Nowadays - The Buzzcocks [bubs]
15. Ever Fallen in Love - The Buzzcocks [bubs]
16. Basket Case - Green Day [bubs]
17. Ca Plane Pour Moi – Plastic Bertrand [domboy]
18. The Don - The View [domboy]
19. Crazy Taxi – Andy Hui [domboy]
20. Mr Brightside – The Killers [domboy]
21. Get Over You – The Undertones [domboy]
22. Baby Talk – Generation X / Billy Idol [domboy]
23. Go Square Go! – Glasvegas [domboy]
24. We’re All Going To Die – Malcolm Middleton [domboy]
25. Everybody's Girl - Rick Springfield [allenl]
26. I Wanna Be With You - The Raspberries [allenl]
27. My Life Still Sucks (in a Bad Way) - The Andersons [allenl]
28. I Knew The Bride - Dave Edmunds [allenl]
29. Starry Eyes - The Records [allenl]
30. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend - The Rubinoos [allenl]
31. Where Have You Been All My Life? - Fotomaker [allenl]
32. Your Daddy Don't Know - Toronto [allenl]
33. Town Called Malice - The Jam [tenaciouss]
34. Do Anything You Wanna Do - Eddie and the Hot Rods [tenaciouss]
35. Better Things - The Kinks [tenaciouss]
36. Cynical Girl - Marshall Crenshaw [tenaciouss]
37. Suddenly Cool - The Methadones [tenaciouss]
38. Terror Bends - My Teenage Stride [tenaciouss]
39. Rubella - Smoking Popes [tenaciouss]
40. You Made Me Like It - 1990s [tenaciouss]
41. Friday on My Mind - Easybeats [lulu]
42. I've Been Waiting - Matthew Sweet [lulu]
43. There She Goes - The Las [lulu]
44. Heart - Rockpile [lulu]
45. Less Than Zero - Elvis Costello [lulu]
46. Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy [lulu]
47. Girl of My Dreams - Bram Tchaikovsky [lulu]
48. Going Down to Liverpool - The Bangles [lulu]
49. The Box Tops - The Letter
50. Big Star - Don't Lie to Me [beth]
51. Big Star - September Gurls [beth]
52. R.E.M. - Jesus Christ [beth]
53. Alex Chilton - Thing for You [beth]
54. The Replacements - Alex Chilton [beth]
55. In the Street - Cheap Trick [beth]
56. What's Going Ahn - The Posies [beth]

Every participant has one or more songs that I am unfamiliar with, so this will be a righteous injection of power pop for me. I hope it will be the same for you, too.

There are also plenty songs that I know and are very happy to see included (hello, "Ca Plane Pour Moi")!

I'm pretty confident each person is going to have to provide at least some of their selections to me -- just have 'em ready to go, if'n you don't mind.

Not wishing to risk angering the mix tape gods, Beth has been added to the mix. Hey, she's a big star in the world of mix tapes, and I am happy to have her participation!


Allen Lulu said...

Tell me what you need and how to get 'em to ya. I'm excited. My own accompanying blog piece is ready to go!

Cup said...

I missed a Green Monkey Mix? Damn workload.

Cup said...


You have a Power Pop mix tape — without a single Big Star track???

Blasphemy. Is it too late for me to play?

Splotchy said...

Beth, I was talking with a friend of mine, who said Big Star should be included as well.

You can play.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

I'm going to be honest, I read the Wikipedia article, I'm looking at these songs (many of which I know) and I'm still not sure what Power Pop is...

Allen Lulu said...

Softer than punk.
More melodic than new wave.
Lighter than glam.
Stronger than bubblegum.
More intimate than arena rock
It's a small niche.

Splotchy said...

I was debating the power popness of the different selections (including my own) with a friend of mine.

When a mix is finally published, I generally ask the participants to write a post explaining their choices for the mix.

Perhaps in the post the mix participant can also describe what power pop means to them -- maybe it's more of a subjective term than I initially thought.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Hmmm, interesting. Allen's comment does explain it a bit more for me. It seems that in the Venn diagram of musical genres, power pop does cross over quite a few.

dguzman said...

Brilliant and Beautiful and Bethy. What more could anyone want!?

lulu said...

I was thinking about Big Star. But I thought everyone would have Big Star, so I didn't put any on my list.