Jun 11, 2011

Oh lonesome me

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As with many teenagers, one of rock and roll's formative preoccupations was being alone. Presumably in order to be free to do what they wanted to do without being hassled by the man, or some such. This week's programme features songs about being on your lonesome.
  1. Break-A-Way, Irma Thomas, Wish Someone Would Care 7", 1964, Imperial
  2. I Want To Be Alone (Dialogue), Jackson C Frank, Jackson C Frank, 1965, Columbia
  3. I Want To Be Alone, Vashti Bunyan, Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind, 2007, Decca
  4. Alone Again Or, Love, Forever Changes, 1967, Elektra
  5. On Our Own (bonus), Vanity Fare, The Sun, The Wind & Other Things, 1968, Page One
  6. On Your Own Again, Scott Walker, Scott 4, 1969, Phillips
  7. I Am Lonely, Bert Jansch, Birthday Blues, 1969, Transatlantic
  8. One (Is The Lonliest Number), Harry Nilsson, Ariel Ballet, 1969, RCA
  9. To be alone with you, Bob Dylan, Nashville Skyline, 1969, Columbia
  10. Don't Turn The Light On, Leave Me Alone, Can, Soundtracks, 1970, Liberty
  11. Go your own way, Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, 1977, Warner
  12. Get On Our Own, Buzzcocks, Another Music In A Different Kitchen, 1978, United Artists
  13. Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely, Husker Du, Candy Apple Grey, 1986, SST
  14. Together Or Alone, Sebadoh, Bakesale, 1994, Sub Pop
  15. On Your Own, Blur, Blur, 1997, Food
  16. Alone Together, The Strokes, Is This It, 2001, RCA
  17. Gotta Walk Alone, Willie Nelson, Country Music, 2010, Rounder

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