Sunday, May 01, 2005

Top 25 San Francisco Songs - Wrong!

The iTunes Top 25 San Francisco Sound Song List, called "Bay Area Essentials", was compiled by Apple for iPod downloads. Truckin' - Grateful Dead is #1 - and the list goes on, obvious choices for the most part:
Somebody To Love - Jefferson Airplane is #2, but they should've picked White Rabbit!

The Chronicle's list was compiled by music critics Aidin Vaziri and Joel Selvin, and points out "they're not in the download business". They didn't pick a sensible Airplane song either, going for the "Ballad Of You And Ma And Pooneil" (#5)

Dark Star (#2) is a vague choice, since hundreds of different versions circulate... they didn't specify one- how Dead is that?

An inspired choice from the hip was Slow Death - Flamin' Groovies (#3)

They would like to have you tell them what you think... you can still post your favorite songs by Bay Area artists or argue about their leaving out the Beau Brummels, Avengers, or Flipper but why bother at:


Blogger unka kreepy said...

Bobby Freeman - Do The Swim

Sopwith Camel - Hello, Hello - their big hit, but their 1st album sparkles with semi-precious gems such as Cellophane Woman, Maybe In A Dream.

The Golliwogs (pre-CCR) "Brown Eyed Girl" is belted out by John Fogerty with untamed ferocity, and the fuzz-drenched guitar sound is scorching.

Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks - Where's The Money?

The Charlatans - We're Not On The Same Trip

The Avengers - American In Me

The Vejtables - "I Still Love You"

Dead Kennedys - Holiday In Cambodia

Mummies - Jezebel

Morlocks - Outside Looking In

Country Joe & the Fish - Section 43 (1st version from their self released Berkeley EP, great acid raga)

The Other Half - Feathered Fish (pre-Blue Cheer band, this Arthur Lee Love song was also cut by pre-Blue Cheer band The Sons of Adam)

Mystery Trend - Johnny Was A Good Boy

The Brogues - I Ain't No Miracle Worker (roots of Quicksilver MS)

Quicksilver Messenger Service - Dino's Song

Jefferson Airplane - Turn My Life Down, Good Shephard, Greasy Heart (lesser known but all xlnt)

Moby Grape - Never Again, Omaha, "8:05"
Skip Spence - "War In Peace" off Oar...

Flamin' Groovies - "Evil Hearted Ada"
"Headin' For The Texas Border"
"Laurie Did It"

Mojo Men - "Sit Down I Think I Love You"

Jerry Garcia - The Wheel

Grateful Dead - St. Stephen (pre-1970)

May 06, 2006 2:55 AM  

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