Jan 7, 2012

Ego Mania

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Call me, save me, beat me, touch me - this week's programme is all about me. We explore the self-absorbed history of popular music, starting with a finger-snapping soul gem "Call On Me" sung by Barbara Mercer and ending on the Mudhoney anthem "Touch Me I'm Sick." On the way are some TUWSJ favourites, such as Scott Walker and Big Star, and the dance floor smash hit "Send Me A Postcard."    
  1. Call On Me    Barbara Mercer    7"         Sidra
  2. Set Me Free (bonus track)    The Kinks    Kinda Kinks    1965    Pye
  3. Call On Me    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band    Safe As Milk    1967    Buddah
  4. Nobody But Me    The Human Beinz    Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, Vol. 2    1967    Rhino
  5. A little bit me a little bit you    The Monkees        1967   
  6. Let Me Go    Los Rocket's    The Rockets    1968    Rev-Ola
  7. Send Me A Postcard    Shocking Blue    7"    1968    Metronome
  8. Beat Me 'til I'm Blue    Alan Hawkshaw    The Big Beat    1969    KPM
  9. Get Behind Me    Scott Walker    Scott 4    1969    Phillips
  10. The Man In Me    Bob Dylan    New Morning    1970    Columbia
  11. If You Love Me    Buzzy Linhart    Music    1970    Eleuthera
  12. Take A Whiff On Me    The Byrds    Untitled    1970    Columbia
  13. Call Me Animal    MC5    Back In The USA    1970    Atlantic
  14. Shoot Me Dead    Caetano Veloso    A Little More Blue    1971    Philips
  15. Don't Lie to Me    Big Star    #1 Record    1972    Ardent
  16. Save Me Jesus    Bobby Charles    Bobby Charles     1972    Bearsville
  17. Throw Me Away    James Chance & The Contortions    Buy    1979    ZE
  18. Touch Me I'm Sick    Mudhoney    Superfuzz Bigmuff    1990    Sub Pop

1 comment:

lewisham_phil said...

A nice eclectic mix here; couldn't help thinking that Big in Japan (Holly Johnson and Ian Broudie's first musical outing) deserved a shout for their rather wonderful 'Nothing special', from 1978. Although it doesn't have a 'me' in the title, it boasts a heady 'I', 'me' and 'my' tally of upward of 70, as well as 10 egomanias...(and a great guitar solo from Mr Broudie)
It's a great track really; Jayne Casey's rather sweet vocals nearly overcoming the image of her shaven headed and, as was her wont, wearing a lightshade.
If I may, there is a reasonable youtube link here: