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Couldn’t ‘ave come at a better time.

Apparently it’s St. Patricks day?! I’m kinda surprised I haven’t posted these songs before. (Previous St. Paddy posts/songs from 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008) They are definitely not on Spotify. My favorite two songs off the album. Can You Hear The Rangers Sing / Sean South has definitely the go-to Irish song thanks to Brendan. Here are some mp3s:

Couldn’t Have Come At A Better Time:

Can You Hear The Rangers Sing/ Sean South Of Garryowen

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Dumb & Dumber

I got very cynical dismissive last year around this time when someone passed around this list of best soundtracks from Pitchfork. The main reason was because Dumb & Dumber was nowhere to be found on it. It has this fantastic version of Ballad of Peterpumpkinhead by Crash Test Dummies, The Bear Song by Green Jelly, a cover of Get Ready by the Proclaimers, (more fun fact than good song) Take by the Lupins (of Q101 Lance & Stoley’s fame). Although YouTube says this is Crash (’95 Remix) by the Primitives, I swear there was a fantastic acoustic outro.

Maybe the judges didn’t rate it because all of the songs are not on Spotify. Jonathon Brandmeier favorite (I can’t find link to corroborate with my memory of this, but…) New Age Girl by Dead Eye Dick is not on Spotify at all.

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Grey Album

Another great tip from Mike for an entry into the Songs Not On Spotify series is The Grey Album. Not only did Danger Mouse only use samples from one album, but thematically matched the song to the sample. And some of the songs sound better than the original (sorry for that one, Rick).

If I remember correctly, Mike heard about this first, we immediately went to the record store and bought 3 copies of the promo (what was produced before the cease and desist was instated). We then opened one to listen to and create cdr copies of while keeping the other two sealed. I still hold hope that one day Uncle Mike will find our copies in his office basement.

I’m going to post the entire album as a YouTube playlist, because I can’t pick one (I think I’ve always listened to it straight through).

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The (Electric Six) Wildbunch

Thanks to Mike for the heads up on this: I haven’t gotten excited for a Record Store Day release in a while, but that all changed with this:

From the site: “The group started to hit it big when they were forced to change their name to Electric Six after a rap group, The Wildbunch, threatened legal action.” “During The Wildbunch’s existence, they recorded one studio album, Rock Empire. Pressed on vinyl for the first time, and its first release since its local CD-R only release.”

As a person who scoured Napster and Limewire for these songs and might have a few disk somewhere in the house (they are definitely not on Spotify), I am very exited to hear a pressing of these songs.

Thank you to some even more persistent nerds for posting a bunch of Wildbunch songs to whet the appetite while we wait for Record Store Day:

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