DJ Kicks, v. 4


To make up for my continuing neglect here, tonight's post is going to include 12 songs, over 1/3rd of everything we played, from the continuing DJ exploits of myself and my friend Mike at Omaha's Goofy Foot Lodge.

The crowd has been a little strange as of late, and the bar seems to have a different personality every weekend. While I felt like our set two weeks ago was the best we'd come up with, it fell on a lot of indifferent ears (save for a few of our friends in attendance). I don't really mind, though. I'd rather have a great set that nobody hears over an awful set in front of a few hundred ears.

Friday September 9, 2005

-- This is the entire setlist, including both vinyl and digital tracks. --

1. "I Walk On Guilded Splinters" by DR. JOHN
2. "I Walk On Guilded Splinters" by JOHNNY JENKINS: Throughout the night, Mike and I did a couple of pairings where we would include a few variations on the same song. Usually, like on these two tracks, they'd vary enough in style that someone out in the bar might not know they were hearing a second version of the song they'd just heard. The Dr. John version is the original, and has been covered by everyone from Cher to Paul Weller. I found the Johnny Jenkins track over at a superb blog that I frequent called Diddy Wah.
3. "Watermelon Man" by HERBIE HANCOCK
4. "Watermelon Man" by BABA BROOKS: Mike played the Hancock record a little faster to match up with the tempo of this fantastic ska rendition of the oft-covered jazz classic.
5. "Dirty Harry" by GORILLAZ
6. "Dirty Harry" by RICHARD HALL: While this one has the same title as the Gorillaz track before it, it doesn't really sound much like it. Hall's "Harry" is, however, was produced by Glen Brown, and this instrumental version would later become the basis for...
7. "Rasta On Sunday" by I-ROY: I love the vocals on this track. Why don't people use reverb like this anymore?
8. "The Signs, Pt. 1" (instrumental) by DAVID AXELROD
9. "Be There" by UNKLE w/IAN BROWN
10. "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" by THE ROLLING STONES
11. "Buckaroo" (live) by BUCK OWENS
12. "Little Sister" by ELVIS PRESLEY
13. "Human Instinct" by PINK DAWN
14. "Love Love Love" by PUGH
15. "Panda" by DUNGEN
16. "Dimension" by WOLFMOTHER: WOLFMOTHER are unopologetically Sabbath As Fuck. You can, and should, get their debut EP on the iTunes music store. And if you like this kind of ageless rock that sounds like it was recorded either yesterday or 40 years ago, check out DUNGEN as well.
17. "Don't Bring Me Down" by THE PRETTY THINGS: This probably isn't actually the version of this track that Mike played that night. His sounded like some sort of live radio performance, and was actually just tacked on at the end of this Joy Division bootleg he'd bought. A few parts of the song were bleeped out, making it seem like the singer for The Pretty Things was dropping "F"-bombs on the radio. Anyone out there know the origin of this track?
18. "Rave n' Rock" by DADDY MAXFIELD
19. "Wait for the Blackout" by THE DAMNED
20. "Afk" by PINBACK
21. "Song from Under the Floorboards" by MAGAZINE
22. "Box Elder Mo" by THE WEDDING PRESENT
23. "Bang the Drum" by RAIL ROAD JERK: That last uttered "Bang the drum!" bled perfectly into the maniacal drum intro on:
24. "Skunk (Sonically Speaking)" by MC5: Holy shit. The Mars Volta don't sound as original now that I've heard this track.
25. "The Trumpton Riots" by HALF MAN, HALF BISCUIT
26. "Scissor Man" by XTC
27. "It Makes No Sense at All" by HUSKER DU
28. "Why Can't I Touch It?" by THE BUZZCOCKS
29. "Uncontrollable Urge" by DEVO
30. "Queen Bitch" by DAVID BOWIE
31. "Soap Commercial" by PSYCHEDELIC FURS
32. "The Unguarded Moment" by THE CHURCH
33. "History Lesson, Pt. 2" by THE MINUTEMEN
34. "Epilogue" by J-LIVE
35. "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by LEE DORSEY



Anonymous said...

2 points for rail road jerk. keep em comin, love this blog. - T

c said...

agreed. great blog, sweet picks.
and yes, the MC5 track = mindblowing.

Anonymous said...

hey dylan. looks like a good set. i have started dj'ing some here in houston too. it is so much fun... here is the last set i did. more specifically indie:

Sigur Rós - Glósóli
Jamie Lidell - When I Come Back Around
Four Tet - Smile Around The Face
Sia - Breathe Me
out hud - the stoked american
Death Cab For Cutie - Soul Meets Body
beulah - a good man is easy to kill
Doves - sky starts falling
The Flaming Lips - Mr. Ambulance Driver
The Sea And Cake - show boat angel
Broken Social Scene - 7/4 (shoreline)
Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
Metric - Combat Baby
LCD Soundsystem - Movement
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth
The Most Serene Republic - Where Cedar Nouns and Adverbs Walk
Why? - Miss Ohio's Nameless
Head of Femur - Ringodom Or Proctor
Supergrass - Road To Rouen
A Gun Called Tension - Document
The Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
The Go! Team - Huddle Information
M.I.A./Diplo - Fire Bam (Diplo Mix)
wolf parade - i'll believe in anything
dogs die in hot cars - lounger