Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Top 25 (Personal Faves Edition) Songs O' All Times, No. 10



I’ve hit a bump in the road.

In trying to move to my next selection for “All-Time Top 25,” I tried to imagine songs that stand alone rather than exist – for me – in the context of the album on which they appeared.

And I’m kinda stumped.

The selections so far (No Matter What, Anarchy In the U.K., Makes No Sense At All, and, well, whatever the first one was) all do that for me. I can put them in the context of an album, but that’s not where they lie in my heart.

I may have run out.

So now my task gets more difficult. Because in selecting a “top” tune, a “personal fave,” it’s actually all intertwined wif my feelings about the album.

For some reason, this bothers me.



Anyway

This got real hard allofasudden.



Here’s today’s pick. It could fall out o’ the Top 25 in a heartbeat.

(I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea

-- by Elvis Costello and the Attractions

I want to link to the song, but my YouTube selections have the promo film attached – and I don’t want to mess with this song at this time by adding the video from that time. If you insist, you can go here.
Many people are probably attracted to the outrageous bass work and drum work by the Laughing Thomases – and the interplay thereof. Or even the patently cheesy organ.

I go for the guitar work.



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acknowledgment:

months ago, I typed in a post "advocates for ignorance." This may have offended many, and I apologize. I'm sure "advocates of ignorance" was a strong preference. But I chose the word intentionally -- I think there is an "ignorance movement" afoot, and certain politicians are advocates for that movement. I should have been clearer.

4 comments:

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

I wouldn't believe this either but it's true nonetheless -- posted the very same song just before, not after, coming over to your place.

Also my Top 25, it won't fall out of mine.

My list hiatus stems mostly from I forget which ones I already selected; i have to go back through old entries to compile them or else figure out how those tag things work. So hard ...

Here's a a quite great live Chelsea

mister muleboy said...

Who -- I tried to respond immediately after I saw your post on Who Am Us Anyway -- I thought you were just making refernce to my pesonal fave.

This is Weird.

What is ditressing and weird is that my goddamned browser [let's call it FireFucked] keeps telling me that sites have no security certificate. And when I make an exception, it still denies me access.

Bollocks, says I!

mister muleboy said...

ditressing, distressing -- who spells anymore?!?

Lupner said...

Okay, I am not making this up. I had tix to see Elvis C. in Richmond on July 20 eve, the very day of this post -- sadly, ultimately postponed b/c of illness (or perhaps his wise decision not to perform an outdoor concert in 100+ degree heat, who knows) -- ANYHOW, that morning -- in my happy anticipation of seeing Elvis play for the first time since Squeeze opened for him at Richie Coliseum waaaaay back in the day (do you know what year that was, Mr. Muleboy?) -- was planning to post a link on FB of this very song (!!) but ran out of time before work. No lie. JUST SAYIN'.