Throwback Thursday: “The Rat” by The Walkmen

Continuing on from last week with songs that would make my all time greatest “indie” songs without a shadow of a doubt:


 – MCG.


Throwback Thursday: “Like Eating Glass” by Bloc Party

I think a lot about what the best “indie” songs of all time are.  I’d really like to make a playlist of them someday.  This is one song that will undoubtedly be on that list.


 – MCG.

Throwback Thursday: “Machine Gun” by Jimi Hendrix

If I had the impossible task of choosing one song to listen to for the rest of my life, this would be it.  Pure emotion expressed through music in a way that no one else had every done nor will ever do.


 – MCG.

Throwback Thursday: “Staring at the Sun” by TV On The Radio

One of my favorite TV On The Radio tracks from their 2004 debut album Desparate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes.  This reminds me of being an awkward young adult cruising around my old college town with a girl that was way out of my league.  Cheers to the good old days.


 – MCG. 

Throwback Thursday: “Someday” by The Strokes

I got in a little online debate this week about which band that broke out around the turn of the century would have the best “greatest hits” list at this point.  The article was about Phoenix and how good they are, but I offered up The Strokes as a counterpoint (others were also mentioned, but that’s not the point here).  I think a lot about The Strokes’ debut album Is This It; how it’s perfect in so many ways, how it’s one of the best debut albums ever, how it would easily be one of my choices if I were to be stranded on a deserted island and could only take three albums with me, how it was recorded, etc., so with all that on mind almost constantly, and given the debate I had this week, I chose my favorite Strokes song off of their debut for this edition of throwback Thursday.

“See, alone we stand, together we fall apart,
Yeah, I think I’ll be alright…”


– MCG.

Throwback Thursday: “Reckoner” and “Videotape” by Radiohead

It’s a double feature!  Radiohead’s magnificent album In Rainbows came out ten years ago this week, so I figured I’d do a track from that for this week’s throwback.  Problem is, every track on that album is so damn near perfect, and I couldn’t pick just one.  The first one, “Reckoner”, is one of the most beautiful pieces of modern music that I can think of.  It’s the feeling of watching the ocean wax and wane all alone in the early hours of a chilly morning.  The second, “Videotape”, is the album’s closing track, and it cuts me so deep and wrenches on my heart every time I hear it.  It’s the feeling of losing someone but knowing it’s still okay.  Both videos I selected are from the Live From the Basement concert which you can, and should, watch in its entirety on YouTube.


– MCG.

Throwback Thursday: “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane

I woke up with this song stuck in my head, so here you go.  One of the simplest, yet most recognizable, bass lines ever?

“…and the white knight is talking backwards, and the red queen’s off with her head…”


– MCG.

Throwback Thursday: “Honey Bucket” by Melvins

Time to fight?  Time to kill?  Time to run through a brick wall?  Time to drink acid and spit fire?  Time to smash everything?  Time to annihilate anything in your path?  Time to kick a hole in the fucking universe?  Throw this on…

 – MCG.