Friday, August 8, 2008

Eye Don't See It?

What no blog on the mothership yet? It's going to be another giant of a theme, so will limit this week's playlist to songs by artists not yet in the A-Z.

Somebody Touch I
Your Blue Eyes
Can You See Me Shining?
Keep Your Eyes Ahead
Little Bo Peep
4 Hours

1) African Head Charge, with the wrong kind of eye, but so many of them it seemed a good place to start. 2) A Certain Ratio from their major label period. 3) Pete Shelley & Howard Devoto, 2 Buzzcocks reunite for an interesting album. 4) The Helio Sequence, chugging along. 5) Phillip Roebuck - blazing one-man-band. 6) Clock DVA's classic 7) Zephyrs, with a beautiful song 8) Hercules & Love Affair, Antony's new project 9) Chris Garneau - one of my favorite recent discoveries.


Shoegazer said...

If anyone is up before me tomorrow, could you post these over on the Mothership?

A Certain Ratio - Your Blue Eyes
Archie Bronson Outfit - Got to Get (Your Eyes)
Ballboy - I Gave Up My Eyes To A Man Who Was Blind
Chris Garneau - Blackout
Clock DVA - 4 Hours
Gary Clail - Crocodile Eyes
Hercules & Love Affair - Blind
Howard Devoto - Seeing is Believing
Joy Division - Insight
Magazine - Definitive Gaze
Massive Attack - Spying Glass
Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See
Morissey - I Will See You in Far Off Places
Paul Quinn & Edwyn Collins - Pale Blue Eyes
Phillip Roebuck - Little Bo Peep
Primal Scream - Swastika Eyes
Public Image Ltd. - Death Disco
Shelley/Devoto - Can You See Me Shining?
Simple Minds - Seeing Out The Angel
Snow Patrol - Shut Your Eyes
Talking Heads -Blind
Talking Heads - Crosseyed & Painless
The Adverts - Gary Gilmore's Eyes
The Fall - Blindness
The Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead
The Who - Behind Blue Eyes
The Zephyrs - Stargazer
Tindersticks - Before You Close Your Eyes
Tom Waits - Watch Her Disappear
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl


saneshane said...

Father's Eyes De Rosa
Devil's Eyes Buck 65
Beatific Visions Brakes
Sad Eyes Bat For Lashes
Little Eyes Yo La Tengo
If You Close Your Eyes The Herbaliser

Eyes are Mosaics Harold Budd, Simon Raymonde, Robin Guthrie, Elizabeth Fraser

Fish Throwing Muses “lonely is a eyesore, it describes itself” yeah right!

Close Your Eyes When You Read This The Real Tuesday Weld
Night Vision Now It's Overhead

Sight of You Pale Saints
Impossible Sightings Over Shelton Victorian English Gentlemens Club

Okay I think these are different to those above..and EJDs and steens
I still can’t get in to the Holy post for anyone
so I shall do some work and post later. Although 29 people have posted so far (it says on the side bar..weird)

DarceysDad said...

No Shane, that's 29 weeks of RR in the archive for this year!

Anyway, late for work so here's what I'll no doubt have to edit, cut & paste much much later:


CAVEAT – THIS LIST PUT TOGETHER WHILST WAITING FOR A NON-APPEARING BLOG … and why, pray, is it late? It isn’t Bank Hol Weekend for a couple of weeks yet! Anyway, with advance apologies for nominating other people’s suggestions and songs that don’t actually fit the brief, last night I thought:

Oh Blimey! [B’dum tish!] Gonna be huge!

We’ve had Gary Gilmore’s Eyes, or that’d be a shoo-in.

Alan Parsons Project – Eye In The Sky (preferably as a twin track Sirius / Eye In The Sky. Depends how you see the album tracklisting).

If we’re going to have Angel Eyes, can it at least be The Czars version, please?

Elvis Costello – Watching The Detectives

The Melvins – Going Blind

AC/DC – Dirty Eyes. This is the original title for Whole Lotta Rosie. I’ve introduced the socialisers to it and love it particularly for the little laugh from Bon Scott at the beginning, which is equal parts Sid James and Barbara Windsor.

KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See

The Pogues – A Pair Of Brown Eyes.

Bjork – I See Who You Are

Kiss – X-Ray Eyes.
C’mon! Sooner or later, Kiss are going to get in, and this typical piece of thinly disguised lechery could be the one, no? . . . No? Humpf. Please yerselves.

UFO – Looking Out For No.1

Califone – The Eye You Lost In The Crusades.

Micah P. Hinson – You Lost Sight Of Me

Golden Smog – Frying Pan Eyes.

The Who – I Can See For Miles

Rilo Kiley – Spectacular Views

Captain Beefheart – Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles.
I don’t really do CapnB’s weirdness thing, so this straight-ahead love song (at least that’s how I hear it: please don’t ruin it for me, Beefhearters!) will do nicely, thanks.

The Black Crowes – Seeing Things
The Black Crowes – Could I Have Been So Blind

Try again with…
Sinead O’Connor – Damn Your Eyes.
Just heartbreaking.

I’d Rather Go Blind. Etta James, Chicken Shack, even (DsD fave version) Ruby Turner; not bothered who, just flippin’ pick it!

Shawn Mullins – Amy’s Eyes

Shoegazer said...

@DsD & Shane
Got back in time. Posted your initial noms too - hope that's ok? Later..

FP said...

And that's the eye of Sauron on the blog. Perhaps that's what is causing the crashes tee hee. Is Blimpy Baggins around to put things right? Joke Joke. We're getting there... And Firefox seems to work better for me with all the music programmes you all use. Win Win situation.

Sauron said...

Is that a ring, I can sense Froggo? Where's me dark riders?

Frogprincess said...

Precioussssssss! It'ssssss MY Precioussssss!!!!!

Sauron said...

Oh, ok then, don't worry about it.