Monday, July 4, 2011

Independence Day

It's the fourth of July! America! Patriotism! Fireworks! Barbecues! The Au Pairs! The Germs! This Heat! ... Okay, so those last three exclamations may not be as universally tied to today's holiday; I think most patriots will be listening more to Toby Keith et. al. at their cookouts this afternoon. But not Il Buono! I've put together a nice little playlist--long enough to cover a barbecue, short enough to allow you to go see Cave tonight at Millenium Park--to help get us all in that ra-ra-go-America-fuck-the-British mood. Each of the songs has something 4th-of-July-related in its title, although very few, as far as I understand, are actually in support of this country or about American independence. But that's okay because they're great songs... Enough blabbering, here's the list. Go out and support your country.

1. Kelis--4th of July (Fireworks)
2. Brian Eno & David Byrne--America Is Waiting
3. Spacemen 3--Revolution
4. The Germs--American Leather
5. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti--Revolution's A Lie
6. The Au Pairs--America
7. This Heat--Independence
8. Animal Collective--Fireworks
9. John Fahey--America
10. Simon & Garfunkel--America

11. Yama & The Karma Dusters--Revolution
12. T.Rex--Children of the Revolution
13. Iggy Pop--Wild America
14. Pulp--The Day After The Revolution
15. The Gun Club--Bad America
16. Violent Femmes--America Is
17. Broken Social Scene--Canada vs. America
18. Wilco--Ashes of American Flags
19. Yo La Tengo--We're An American Band
20. The Beatles--Revolution 1

21. Jonathan Richman--Parties In The U.S.A.
22. The Clash--Revolution Rock
23. James Brown--Hey America
24. Destroyer--Song For America
25. M83--America
26. Drake--Fireworks (Deadboy Slo Mo House Edit)
27. Garret List--What America Wants, America Gets
28. Funkadelic--Foot Soldiers (Star-Spangled Funky)
29. Jimi Hendrix--The Star Spangled Banner
30. Wipers--Youth of America

Yeah! America! Enjoy the holiday.

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