August 14, 2004

iTunes Music Store Revisted

Since my initial post about the iTunes Music Store, I've bought a few more tunes. Since there was a fair amount of interest the first time, I thought I'd list them.

Jump, Jive and Wail, by Brian Setzer. Me, I like the Louis Prima version, but Jane likes this one.

Pink Cadillac, by Bruce Springsteen. This one is just fun and silly, and man, it goes.

I'll Make A Man Out Of You, from the Mu Lan soundtrack. This is another pick of Jane's, but it's a darn good scene, I have to admit.

Don't Bring Me Down and Mr. Blue Sky, by Electric Light Orchestra. The first brings back memories of high school dances; as to the latter, it's the closest Jeff Lynne ever got to recording a Beatles tune, and it's fascinating to see just how close--and how far--it was.

Tusk, by Fleetwood Mac. I'm not a Fleetwood Mac fan, particularly, but this one is just so delightfully weird. And anyway, Jane spent a year-and-a-half at USC.

Bad to the Bone and Who Do You Love?, by George Thorogood and the Destroyers. There was a time when I got really tired of George Thorogood, but even then I liked these two songs. We've also got a recording of Bo Diddley singing Who Do You Love?, which is arguably more authentic, but Thorogood's is the version I heard first and know best.

The Battle of New Orleans, by Johnny Horton. I needed this to counterpoint The Battle of Camp Kookamonga, by Homer and Jethro.

Dixie Chicken and Let It Roll, by Little Feat. Let It Roll is the one I went looking for, but I ended up getting both of them.

Born To Be Wild and Magic Carpet Ride, by Steppenwolf. 'nuff said.

Something in the Air, by Thunderclap Newman. They made one album, and had one hit. I used to have the album; this is the hit. You've probably heard it, and don't know it by name.

Posted by Will Duquette at August 14, 2004 09:26 PM

Craig Clarke said:

Another fine selection of tunes, particularly "Pink Cadillac," "Don't Bring Me Down," and "Jump, Jive, and Wail." My Thorogood favorite is "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," although I can see why you might not want to play that one in front of the littl'uns.