Dave's Faves 1996
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.