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jim brosnan

music friday: american rock

While going through the remnants of my CD collection (I haven’t copied them all to the hard drive yet), I can across a mix-disc I called “American Rock”. Seems like a perfect day to recall that playlist. I don’t know the date this was made. Music seems like mid-80s, but I have a hard time believing I have a 30-year-old homemade CD. Makes me wonder if it was originally on cassette and I copied it to disc for some reason.

  1. R.E.M., “Driver 8
  2. Cruzados, “Motorcycle Girl
  3. Stevie Ray Vaughan, “Look at Little Sister
  4. The Blasters, “Marie Marie”. Their first album was called American Music.
  5. Jason and the Scorchers, “Last Time Around
  6. Oingo Boingo, “Weird Science
  7. The Del Fuegos, “Don’t Run Wild
  8. X, “Burning House of Love
  9. The Call, “The Walls Came Down
  10. Wire Train, “Last Perfect Thing
  11. The Motels, “Shame
  12. The Cramps, “Can Your Pussy Do the Dog?
  13. ZZ Top, “Legs
  14. Van Halen, “Jump
  15. The Grateful Dead, “Touch of Grey
  16. The Romantics, “Talking in Your Sleep
  17. Tommy Tutone, “867-5309/Jenny”. Joe Maddon, manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, submitted a batting order yesterday that, if listed by position, read “8 6 7 5 3 0 9 …”
  18. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, “I Love Rock and Roll

Bonus quiz: I’ve seen three of the above artists in concert. Name them.

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