Thursday, August 26, 2010

Song of The Day #100

"Schizophrenia" by Sonic Youth

Yes, we made it. Song of The Day number 100. Il Buono's centennial. What a glorious day. Truly though, I'm guessing you didn't think I would keep this up like I did--I know I didn't. But here we are: at number 100.

I thought it fitting to commemorate the big one-oh-oh with one of my favorite songs of the day ever by one of my favorite bands ever, Sonic Youth; none of the previous 99 songs are by the band. And "Schizophrenia" is a true masterpiece. The opening track from Sonic Youth's work-of-genius, Sister, "Schizophrenia" is a cool, relaxed bit of noise-rock that's at once chaotic and beautiful, wild and peaceful, unruly and collected. One might venture to call its constant mood swings--both lyrically and texturally--schizophrenic.

Anyhow, I've decided to include a listing of all the songs of the days, listed 1 through 100. They are blocked off in 80-ish minute chunks in case you want to burn all of them onto CDs and make a collection of 8 super-awesome mixtapes. See them all after the jump:

001. "Skunks" by Manitoba
002. "I Got A Feeling" by Tawny Reed
003. "Hello Big City" by Yama & The Karma Dusters
004. "At Giza" by Om
005. "Another Heartbreak/Don't Don't Redux" by Peter Gordon & The Love of Life Orchestra
006. "Back In The Good Old World (Gypsy)" by Tom Waits
007. "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega & D.N.A.
008. "New New" by DNA
009. "No Pussy Blues" by Grinderman
010. "Don't Like Goodbyes" by Frank Sinatra
011. "Bump" by Spank Rock
012. "Cuando Mavilla Fui" by El Guincho
013. "Tally Ho!" by The Clean
014. "I Had A Good Father and Mother" by Washington Phillips
015. "Being It" by Arthur Russell

016. "Definitive Gaze" by Magazine
017. "Whiskey On The Grave" by Spiral Joy Band
018. "I Wanna Be Your Dog" by The Stooges
019. "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper
020. "You Suffer" by Napalm Death
021. "Bottom Of The World" by Tom Waits
022. "Death To Everyone" by Bonnie "Prince" Billy
023. "He Loved Him Madly" by Miles Davis

024. "Lacrime Di Re" by Popol Vuh
025. "The Last Roundup" by The Feelies
026. "Include Me Out" by Young Marble Giants
027. "Dancer" by Gino Soccio
028. "Bewitched" by Beat Happening
029. "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye" by Leonard Cohen
030. "Atrocity Exhibition" by Joy Division
031. "Friday Night" by The Darkness
032. "Love Action (I Believe In Love)" by The Human League
033. "Autochaos" by Nashi Dela
034. "Dark Globe" by Syd Barrett
035. "Die Donnergotter" by Rhys Chatham
036. "Something In The Air" by Thunderclap Newman
037. "Ebo Lala" by Mulatu Astatke

038. "Honey" by Erykah Badu
039. "Kings Of The Wild Frontier" by Adam & The Ants
040. "Nobody's Dirty Business" by Mississippi John Hurt
041. "Eat, Sleep" by Prinzhorn Dance School
042. "School's Out" by Alice Cooper
043. "S.P.Q.R." by This Heat
044. "Round and Round" by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
045. "Igneous Ejaculation" by John Zorn
046. "New Noise" by Refused
047. "Natural Blues" by Moby
048. "I'm Eighteen" by Alice Cooper
049. "To Composer John Cage" by Anthony Braxton
050. "American Boy" by Estelle feat. Kanye West
051. "Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum
052. "Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band" by Terry Riley

053. "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley
054. "Cheree" by Suicide
055. "Hook On This" by Harkonen & These Arms are Snakes
056. "I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives" by Television Personalities
057. "The Downfall of the Adelphi Rolling Grist Mill" by John Fahey
058. "Knock 'Em Out" by Lily Allen
059. "Field Day For The Sundays" by Wire
060. "I Zimbra" by Talking Heads
061. "Everybody Eats When They Come To My House" by Cab Calloway
062. "Green Onions" by Booker T. & The MG's
063. "Runnin' With The Devil" by Van Halen
064. "Oh Strange (Live)" by Art Ensemble of Chicago
065. "Soul on Fire" by Spiritualized
066. "Flagpole Sitta" by Harvey Danger
067. "I'm Glad" by Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
068. "Baby Please Don't Leave Me" by Buddy Guy

069. "69 Annee Erotique" by Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin
070. "Time To Pretend" by MGMT
071. "Pistol Packin' Mama" by Al Dexter & His Troopers
072. "Cumbia & Jazz Fusion" by Charles Mingus
073. "Swastika Girls" by Robert Fripp & Brian Eno
074. "The KKK Took My Baby Away" by The Ramones
075. "Untitled (#1)" by Pelt
076. "Whatever I Do" by Negative Approach
077. "Stoned Alone" by Coma Cinema

078. "Don't Turn The Light On, Leave Me Alone" by Can
079. "Mind The Gap 8" by The Haters
080. "Temptation" by New Order
081. "Slow Light" by Ikon
082. "Radiance I" by Basic Channel
083. "Spaced Out" by Cloud One
084. "I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry" by Frank Sinatra
085. "Casimir Pulaski Day" by Sufjan Stevens
086. "Basket Case" by Green Day
087. "The Path" by Jenny Wilson
088. "Old Europe" by Robert Wyatt
089. "Krautrock" by Faust

090. "Platinum Rows" by Tyondai Braxton
091. "0011/0349" by This Is Head
092. "Always Coming Back To You" by Scott Walker
093. "Milkshake" by Kelis
094. "My Disco" by Big Black
095. "Actual Proof" by Herbie Hancock
096. "Senza" by Camille
097. "Loose Booty" by Sly & The Family Stone
098. "Earth People" by Dr. Octagon
099. "Like Gold And Faceted" by Earth
100. "Schizophrenia" by Sonic Youth

Fun facts:
-The average SOTD lasts six minutes and twenty-two seconds
-The only three artists to post multiple SOTDs are Tom Waits, Alice Cooper, and Frank Sinatra

There you go. I knew there was a reason I left three digit spaces in the SOTD titles.

Which one is your favorite?

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