Posts tagged “Red Hot Chili Peppers

Top 5 Favorite Bass Guitar Songs

What do you think of when you think about your favorite bands? Maybe their singer has a great voice, one that could get you ready to kick some ass or move you to tears, depending on the band or the song. Or maybe their guitarists come up with some of the coolest riffs and solos you’ve ever heard, making you want to air guitar along, boot up your copy of Rock Band, or even learn the instrument yourself. Or maybe the drummer is just completely insane, pounding away at the skins like he’s got an extra pair of arms.

But there’s another guy in the band whose contributions can be pretty easy to overlook since his instrument of choice is usually lower in the mix than everything else. Yet without him, the band’s sound wouldn’t be quite as full. And if you listen closely, you just might hear something cool in its own right. Today, my friends, we gather to celebrate perhaps the most underrated instrument in rock n’ roll — the bass.

My top 5 favorite bass songs are coming up after the jump. And I know a lot of big-name bassists are absent from this list. So really it’s more like my favorite bass songs among the stuff I listen to most often. But feel free to list your favorites in the comments!

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Sept. 25, 2009: Show #25

Hey everyone. I know I’ve really been slacking with the blog lately — not that anyone would notice, since I haven’t had a double-digit hit count since September 24 — but I just haven’t really felt like blogging for whatever reason. I’d like to say I had a better excuse than that for slacking off with this thing, but that’s just how it is.

Anyway, here’s the playlist from the 9/25/09 show. Hopefully one of these days I’ll actually write something more substantial than one of these playlist posts. That, however, would require me to stop being a lazy slacker.

1. Radiohead, “Bangers & Mash” (In Rainbows bonus disc)

2. TV On The Radio, “Golden Age” (Dear Science)

3. Arctic Monkeys, “Fake Tales Of San Francisco” (Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not)

4. Cave In, “Lost In The Air” (Antenna)

5. Band Of Horses, “Is There A Ghost” (Cease To Begin)

6. RX Bandits, “Tainted Wheat” (…And The Battle Begun)

7. At The Drive-In, “A Devil Among The Tailors” (In/Casino/Out)

8. Kings Of Leon, “Notion” (Only By The Night)

9. Interpol, “Slow Hands” (Antics)

10. Deerhunter, “Saved By Old Times” (Microcastle)

11. The Clash, “Lost In The Supermarket” (London Calling)

12. British Sea Power, “Down On The Ground” (Do You Like Rock Music?)

13. Thrice, “As The Crow Flies” (The Alchemy Index: Vol. 3 — Air)

14. Foo Fighters, “Cold Day In The Sun” (In Your Honor)

15. Spoon, “Jonathon Fisk” (Kill The Moonlight)

16. My Morning Jacket, “Thank You Too!” (Evil Urges)

17. Minus The Bear, “When We Escape” (Planet Of Ice)

18. The National, “Secret Meeting” (Alligator)

19. R.E.M., “Near Wild Heaven” (Out Of Time)

20. Pavement, “Major Leagues” (Terror Twilight)

21. Radiohead, “Lucky” (OK Computer)

22. Red Hot Chili Peppers, “She’s Only 18” (Stadium Arcadium)

23. Muse, “Muscle Museum” (Showbiz)

24. Snow Patrol, “Shut Your Eyes” (Eyes Open)

25. Bloc Party, “Signs” (Intimacy)

26. Weezer, “El Scorcho” (Pinkerton)

27. The Beach Boys, “Wendy” (Endless Summer)

28. The Decemberists, “O Valencia!” (The Crane Wife)

29. Elvis Costello, “Veronica” (Spike)

30. The Beatles, “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” (Abbey Road)


Feb. 6, 2009: Show #11

Here’s the playlist for my Feb. 6, 2009 show on WMUC2. I’ve been trying to update the Download page to add more show files, but no luck so far. Stay tuned just in case.

1. The Strokes, “Juicebox” (First Impressions Of Earth)

2. Interpol, “Narc” (Antics)

3. The Hives, “A Get Together To Tear It Apart” (Veni Vidi Vicious)

4. Led Zeppelin, “Heartbreaker” (Led Zeppelin II)

5. Pearl Jam, “Spin The Black Circle” (Rearviewmirror: Greatest Hits 1991-2003)

6. Bloc Party, “Better Than Heaven” (Intimacy)

7. Daft Punk, “Digital Love” (Discovery)

8. Kings Of Leon, “Closer” (Only By The Night)

9. The Police, “Deathwish” (Regatta De Blanc)

10. Minus The Bear, “We Are Not A Football Team” (Highly Refined Pirates)

11. R.E.M., “I Don’t Sleep, I Dream” (Monster)

12. Foo Fighters, “Statues” (Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace)

13. Coldplay, “Don’t Panic” (Parachutes)

14. The Clash, “The Card Cheat” (London Calling)

15. The National, “Abel” (Alligator)

16. My Morning Jacket, “Off The Record” (Z)

17. Incubus, “Paper Shoes” (Light Grenades)

18. Nine Black Alps, “Behind Your Eyes” (Everything Is)

19. Citizen Cope, “Son’s Gonna Rise” (The Clarence Greenwood Recordings) — for Dan O. from the Jersey Shore

20. Breaking Benjamin, “Forget It” (We Are Not Alone)

21. Snow Patrol, “Take Back The City” (A Hundred Million Suns)

22. Battles, “Leyendecker” (Mirrored)

23. Nirvana, “Lounge Act” (Nevermind)

24. Green Day, “Longview” (Dookie)

25. Muse, “Hysteria” (Absolution)

26. Radiohead, “Dollars & Cents” (Amnesiac)

27. Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Around The World” (Californication)

28. The Beatles, “Back In The U.S.S.R.” (The White Album) — you won’t hear this in the download file because I had to go over by a couple minutes to fill dead air until the next host arrived


Top 5 Best Makeout Songs In My Collection

Hey everyone. Sorry I’ve been really lazy with this blog lately. I’ve got all the old playlists just about caught up here, so now I’m going to start working on the Top 5 write-ups.

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! Whee. Truthfully, I’ve never been much of a fan of the holiday. Why is that, you ask? Could it be stemming from the frustration and loneliness I’ve felt as a result of being single every year, with a hint of jealousy toward people who actually have someone special to share the day with? Yes. Yes, it could.

So with my Valentine’s Day special airing tonight on WMUC2 from 6-8 p.m., I guess it’s kind of fitting that I’ll be giving the list of my Top 5 favorite makeout songs in my collection. Emphasis on my collection. Lots of people like putting on Marvin Gaye or Barry White or someone like that for such situations. I don’t have anything by either of those guys. BLASPHEMY, I know. But look at it this way — at least this list is guaranteed to be unconventional!

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Dec. 12, 2008: Show #9, #9, #9, #9…

#9, #9, #9, #9, #9, #9, #9, #9, #9…

So here it is! The last of the “old show” playlists! The last show of the Fall 2008 semester! And the last one before Christmas. We’re pretty much all caught up now.

1. The Whigs, “Like A Vibration” (Mission Control)

2. Coheed & Cambria, “A Favor House Atlantic” (In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3)

3. Foxboro Hot Tubs, “Mother Mary” (Stop Drop And Roll!!!)

4. Muse, “Exo-Politics” (Black Holes & Revelations)

5. Razorlight, “In The Morning” (Razorlight)

6. Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Hard To Concentrate” (Stadium Arcadium)

7. Snow Patrol, “Last Ever Lone Gunman” (When It’s All Over We Still Have To Clear Up)

8. Queens Of The Stone Age, “Feel Good Hit Of The Summer” (Rated R)

9. Jimi Hendrix, “Freedom” (Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix)

10. Kings Of Leon, “Use Somebody” (Only By The Night)

11. Interpol, “Obstacle 1” (Turn On The Bright Lights)

12. Alkaline Trio, “Mr. Chainsaw” (From Here To Infirmary)

13. Double Dagger, “Camera Chimera” (Ragged Rubble)

14. Bloc Party, “Talons” (Intimacy)

15. Rancid, “Ruby Soho” (…And Out Come The Wolves)

16. Minus The Bear, “Absinthe Party At The Fly Honey Warehouse” (Highly Refined Pirates)

17. The Fall Of Troy, “Chapter II: A Strange Conversation” (Phantom On The Horizon)

18. At The Drive-In, “Pickpocket” (In/Casino/Out)

19. Incubus, “I Miss You” (Make Yourself)

20. R.E.M., “Nightswimming” (Automatic For The People)

21. The National, “Fake Empire” (Boxer)

22. My Morning Jacket, “Wordless Chorus” (Z)

23. Radiohead, “Scatterbrain (As Dead As Leaves)” (Hail To The Thief)

24. Everclear, “Hating You For Christmas” (So Much For The Afterglow bonus track)

25. Thurl Ravenscroft, “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch”

26. The Beach Boys, “Little Saint Nick”

27. The Pretenders, “2000 Miles”

28. Chuck Berry, “Run Rudolph Run”

29. The Kinks, “Father Christmas”

30. The Lonely Island, “Dick In A Box (feat. Justin Timberlake)” (from Saturday Night Live)


Oct. 24, 2008: Show #4

Here’s the playlist from my show on Oct. 24, 2008 on WMUC2.

1. Radiohead, “Pyramid Song” (Amnesiac)

2. The Beatles, “Tomorrow Never Knows” (Revolver)

3. R.E.M., “Welcome To The Occupation” (Document)

4. Spoon, “I Summon You” (Gimme Fiction)

5. Snow Patrol, “Somewhere A Clock Is Ticking” (Final Straw)

6. Bloc Party, “Kreuzberg” (A Weekend In The City)

7. Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” (Blood Sugar Sex Magik)

8. Portishead, “Sour Times” (Dummy)

9. My Morning Jacket, “Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 1” (Evil Urges)

10. Minus The Bear, “White Mystery” (Planet Of Ice)

11. Queens Of The Stone Age, “Make It Wit Chu” (Era Vulgaris)

    This is the last of my hour-long shows on WMUC2. From here on out, it’s all two-hour shows. And of course, be sure to tune in on Friday, January 30 from 6-8 p.m. for my first show of the spring 2009 semester!