Hot Snakes, "Think About Carbs"
Listening to just the right channel on this song is kind of magical. Just Rick Froberg howling along with the drums except for the occasional burst of guitar until you get to the end. Just listen to those toms! Hell yes! Hot Snakes wooo!
Foetus, "The Ballad of Sisyphus T. Jones"
From Hide, this is Foetus at his bombastic, ridiculous best. I like this mode of Thirlwell's, of making over-the-top songs that sound like songs from corny movies, but through a funhouse mirror.
Yo La Tengo, "Periodically Triple or Double"
One of Yo La Tengo's great strengths as a band is that they're able and willing to play in a lot of different styles and not just sound like they're putting you on. The commit fully to whatever they're doing, whether it's a super quiet folk number, an extended noise freakout, classic rock cover, or something like this, a straightforward rock-and-roll vamp. That bouncy bass, the tight little synth line, Ira Kaplan's confessional singing - this just sounds amazing.
Ghostface Killah, "Interlude"
I wonder what the best track in my collection called "Interlude" is? (looks) Oh, it's clearly Black Francis yelling "you fuckin' die" in the next room over on that bit on Surfer Rosa, isn't it?
The Beatles, "I Feel Fine"
If you could go back in time and watch any band at any time, how incredible would it be to see the Beatles playing six shows a night at Bar Drïïken in Helsinki with their famed five-piece lineup? To be a fly on the wall, right?