"Mutiny, I Promise You" by The New Pornographers from Challengers (2007).
"Rocketship" by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion from Now I Got Worry (1996).
"Sisters of Mercy" by Leonard Cohen from Songs of Leonard Cohen (1968).
"Up On The Roof" by The Drifters (1962).
"Armrest" by The Deadly Syndrome from Nolens Volens (2010).
Help Kickstart The Deadly Syndrome to press some vinyl.
Donate at least $20+ and you’ll receive a signed copy of the brilliant new album on vinyl once they reach their goal. Donate $50+ and you’ll get some other crap. Do it, dummy.
(Pictured: The Deadly Syndrome and Mystery Friend.)
"Dignified and Old" by The Modern Lovers from The Modern Lovers (1976).
I got a text from Crash earlier this week that simply said “dignified,” so I assume this is his choice for Crash Test Monday.
(Pictured: The Modern Lovers and Crash [lurking, upper right-hand corner] in 1988.)
"It Never Entered My Mind" by Chet Baker from Chet (1959).
"Trainer" by Pinback from Some Voices EP (2000).
Tonight at El Rey.
"Little Whirl" by Guided By Voices from Alien Lanes (1995).
October 4th at The Wiltern. Pre-order your tickets now, dummy. Pre-sale password: venue.
"TNT" by Tortoise from TNT (1998).
It took me 10 years of trying to appreciate Tortoise.
I’m still not 100% sure I get it.
"This May Be Goodbye" by Lothar and The Hand People from Presenting… Lothar and The Hand People (1968).
"Out on The Weekend" by Neil Young from Harvest (1972).
"Treatment Bound" by The Replacements from Hootenanny (1983).
(Pictured: Crash (far right) and the rest of The Replacements in 1985.)
"The Dicty Glide" by Duke Ellington (1929).
Q: What’s the name of mallard who wrote “The Duckty Glide”?
A: Duck Ellington.
"Indian Summer" by Beat Happening from Jamboree (1988).
"I Want You" by Lindsey Buckingham from Go Insane (1984).
"Back in Your Life" by Jonathan Richman from Back in Your Life (1979).
"Burning Love" by Elvis Presley from Burning Love and Hits From His Movies, Vol. 2 (1972).
"The Cone of Silence" by Yo La Tengo from Ride The Tiger (1986).
"Blue Monday" by Fats Domino (1956).
Crash Test Monday, brought to you by Chris (Crash) Richard.
(Pictured: Crash and Fats Domino in 1986.)
"Samba de Orfeu" by Charlie Rouse from Bossa Nova Bacchanal (1962).
"Fools Rush In" by Rick Nelson from Rick Nelson Sings “For You” (1963).
"Bright Lit Blue Skies" by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti from Before Today (2010).
Tonight at the Echoplex. See you there. If you’re going, I mean. And I know you.
"Turns Me On" by Big Boi from Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Song of Chico Dusty (2010).
"Open Your Heart" by Atom & His Package from Redefining Music (2001).
Song originally by Madonna.
"Carried Away" by Television from Adventure (1978).
"Your Time’s Up" by The Hawkettes (1954).
I’m pleased to announce that Mondays here at This is My Favorite Song will now be curated by the one and only Chris “Crash” Richard. I’m calling it Crash Test Monday. Enjoy.
(Pictured: Crash and Art Neville in 1981.)
"King Porter Stomp" by Benny Goodman (1935).
"My Kind of People" by Cee-Lo Green from Cee-Lo Green… is The Soul Machine (2004).
"The Man Who Loved Beer" by David Byrne from Grown Backwards (2004).
"It Ain’t No Use" by Stevie Wonder from Fulfillingness’ First Finale (1974).