Dave's Faves 1996

1. Kids Don’t Follow – The Replacements / Stink

This is an old Replacements recording that I picked up at Cheapo the night before I recorded. It sounded like a good side starter.

2. Underdog – Butthole Surfers / Saturday Morning Cartoon's Greatest Hits

Believe it or not, I got this CD from my boys last Christmas. There's lots of fun cartoon songs on it. This one is the most infectious.

3. Hand In My Pocket – Alanis Morissette / Jagged Little Pill

A very good CD. Lots of good lyrics and fun tunes. I remember this song from the radio driving in to work.

4. We Are The Normal – Goo Goo Dolls / Superstar Car Wash

Another CD I picked up the night before. The Goo Goo Dolls have been advertised as Replacements sound-a-likes, and that's good enough for me. The song was written by Paul Westerberg of the Replacements.

5. If I Can't Change Your Mind – Sugar / Copper Blue

What can I say? Buy everthing by this band. I can't get enough.

6. Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis Presley / Elvis 56

That's right, Elvis. This is a great CD. This one hit the CD player frequently. Here's some facts from the liner notes about Elvis in 1956:

  • January 6 - Plays at the Randolph High School Gym
  • January 10 - Recorded Heartbreak Hotel
  • August 22 - Begins work on his first movie, "Love Me Tender"
  • October 28 - A 40 foot tall figure of Elvis is unveiled in New York

7. You Don't Know – Luther Allison / Blue Streak

Luther Allison of Bronco Bar fame. This is one of the best blues recordings around.

8. Right Now – Stephen Stills / Manassas

An old favorite that I picked up on CD. I wore out the grooves on my LP of this. It still sounds pretty good many years later.

9. Endorphinmachine – Prince / The Gold Experience

0(+> is the official symbol from the Warner Brothers Web site. Remember last year when I said that the best concert was Symbol Boy at Paisley Park (almost 2 years ago)? Well, you'd think I'd buy some recordings of the stuff from that concert. I finally did this year, and Mr. Purple was a major player on my stereo this year.

10. Whatever You Do – The Neville Brothers / All My Relations

Once again, the Nevilles are pumping out the funky stuff. Another solid recording, and highly recommended.

11. Just Another Day – John Mellencamp / Mr. Happy Go Lucky

What can I say about this guy? Just listen.

12. Mas Y Mas – Los Lobos / Colossal Head

This is the hottest tune from their latest. I messed them playing at First Avenue in October. This is an interesting CD, which takes a while to get acclimated to. But very good.

13. Closer to Free – BoDeans / Go Slow Down

I've got a couple of their recordings, and they're quite fun. This a theme from some TV show.

14. Sarita – The Subdudes / Primitive Streak

I saw these guys at the Zoo last summer, and although I didn't know that much about them, they were very entertaining.

15. Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First) – John Mellencamp / Mr. Happy Go Lucky

I was humming the lick from this song over and over when I first heard it. Buy this CD.

16. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea – Elvis Costello / The Very Best Of

The other Elvis was entertaining in his time, and the Best Of CD is about half good (the old stuff). This is a song that I didn't have on my old LPs, and it sounded great to me when I started listening to the CD.

17. Dig U Better Dead – Prince / Chaos and Disorder

The Artist Formerly Known As Prince's last recording for Warner Brothers. OK stuff for Prince, but OK stuff for him is better than most recordings. I like the riff from this.

18. Helpless – Sugar / Copper Blue

More Sugar. I love this band.

19. Beat Crazy – Joe Jackson / Greatest Hits

An old Joe Jackson tune, but a way favorite. John M. will appreciate this.

20. Loose! – Prince / Come

No kidding, this CD is labelled Prince. Most of this CD is for mature audiences only, but very funky.

21. Face the Face – Pete Townshend / The Best of

A Dave's Fave from the 80s. I would have chosen different recordings for the Best Of Pete Townshend, but there are some good tunes on it.

22. It Must Be Love – Rickie Lee Jones / Naked Songs

I'm a Rickie fan from way back, and this CD (live) makes me misty at times.

23. Theme From Mission Impossible – Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen / Soundtrack

I saw some promo of this on VH1 one night, and it made me crank up the sound.