Friday, May 16, 2008

Years

Consider these songs:

1492 - Counting Crows
1865 - Third World
1921 - The Who
1934 - The Connells
1941 - Nilsson
1945 - Social Distortion
1957 - David Doucet
1959 - Patti Smith
1960 - America
1960 - Eno
1961 - Nick Heyward
1963 - New Order
1964 - Too Much Joy
1967 - Adrian Belew
1969 - The Stooges
1970 - The Stooges
1972 - Josh Rouse
1972 - Giant Sand
1973 - James Blunt
1974 - Robyn Hitchcock
1974 - Ryan Adams
1975 - Gene Clark
1976 - Alan Jackson
1976 - Redd Kross
1977 - The Clash
1978 - Liliput
1979 - Smashing Pumpkins
1981 - D-Generation
1982- Randy Travis
1983 - Jimi Hendrix
1984 - Spirit
1984 - Eurythmics
1985 - Paul McCartney and Wings
1985 - Manic Street Preachers
1987 - Minus 6
1989 - Clem Snide
1990 - The Temptations
1992 - Blur
1994 - Loudon Wainwright III
1995 - Luna
1998 - Rancid
1999 - Prince
2000 (AD) - The Rezillos
2112 - Rush
2020 - Prince

I think I've found the worst possible compilation concept.

What am I forgetting?

Edit: I will take all suggestions and update this list. Bring it on.
Edit 2: This is looking great, a natural for Rhino, right?

21 comments:

Marcia said...

1972 - Josh Rouse

Pat R. said...

1963 - New Order
1974 - Robyn Hitchcock
1975 - Gene Clark
In the Year 2525 - Zager & Evans

Pat R. said...

2112 - Rush

Pat R. said...

2 more--

1959 - Patti Smith
'74-'75 - Connells (two years-not sure if that counts)

Peter said...

Thanks, worthy additions all.

I'm going to disallow Zager and Evans however for the intrusion of words into the numerical title. Were they in parentheses, maybe; Connells, also a 'no'.

Giant Sand has a 1972, too.

1978 - Liliput
1973 - James Blunt

Keep 'em comin'!

Pat R. said...

1934 - Connells (this makes up for '74-'75)
1961 - Nick Hayward
1970 - Mission of Burma
1995 - Luna
1985 - Manic Street Preachers
1990 - Temptations
1994 - Loudon Wainwright III
1960 - America
1982 - Randy Travis


This reminds me of a list a friend did years ago of songs that had a cowbell in them - that was hard as well (I can only think of one currently)

Anonymous said...

Dave Alvin- 1968

-Jack said...

I don't know if you're shooting for just the last 100 years or not, but there's a few from history:

1492 - Counting Crows
1865 - Third World
2020 - Prince
1945 - Social Distortion
1967 - Adrian Belew

Anonymous said...

Minus 6-1987
Rancid-1998

Pat R. said...

1964 - Too Much Joy
1921 - The Who

Marcia said...

1984 - Bowie

Fred said...

How about tribute compilation of groups covering these songs? I'm in!
Fred

man with a bass 4 kids and a wife said...
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man with a bass 4 kids and a wife said...

1957 David Doucet

hooverfactory said...

I'm not sure even the mighty Rhino could navigate the rights nightmare this list stirs up.

James S said...

2000 A.D. by The Rezillos from the "Can't Stand the Rezillos" album.

1968 by Dave Alvin from the "Blackjack David" album.

Liz said...

This might be disqualified due to words in the title but here goes:

Electric Light Orchestra - Yours Truly, 2095"

Anonymous said...

1980- Anti Pasti (

Barry said...

1919 - Ryuichi Sakamoto (not to be confused with John Cale's Paris 1919)

Max said...

2525 - Zager and Evans

(I know - it's silly, but what the heck!)

SUS said...

1976 - Redd Kross

Wasn't there a year song by those awful Smashing Pumpkins?

Did you mean the Minus Five?