Dave's Faves 2000
3. Personal Space Invader – Sugar Ray / 14:59
This band at times reminds me of Devo and Oingo Boingo. On other cuts they have some finely crafted pop tunes. I listened to this quite a bit early in the year.
5. Cradle and All – Ani DiFranco / Not a Pretty Girl
A couple of years ago I saw this intense woman with a cool guitar style on VH1, and I wondered, "Who is this?" I finally picked up this CD on the recommendation of someone at Cheapo and it’s great.
6. Kinky Reggae – Bob Marley / Chant Down Babylon
This is a new CD made up of old Bob Marley recordings remixed with contemporary artists, kind of like Natalie Cole’s "Unforgettable" that she did with her father, Nat King Cole. Bob Marley’s sons created it, and it’s very good. It’s definitely Bob Marley music, but with an updated sound. This cut has the Marley Brothers and the Ghetto Youths Crew.
10. Marry You – B. B. King & Eric Clapton / Riding with the King
B. B. and Eric finally record the music they’ve been wanting to do for years. Please, please, please do not read anything into the title or lyrics of this song. It just has the best guitar work of the CD.
11. Crawl Back (Under My Stone) – Richard Thompson / Mock Tudor
I picked this up on the recommendation of Doug Andrus. He said that he’d been listening to a lot of Richard Thompson, and the book "High Fidelity" said that Richard Thompson was the best guitarist around. The movie "High Fidelity" is a Dave’s Fave.
16. Deeper Well – Emmylou Harris / Lillith Fair, A Celebration of Women in Music, Vol. 3
This is a great collection of tunes from Lillith Fair bands from a couple of years ago. It got considerable airplay this year. I just started getting into Emmylou’s rocking on this one.
17. Legalise Me – Pretenders / Viva El Amor
A bunch of us caught the Pretenders at the Orpheum this year, and Chrissie’s still got it. She has her original drummer, who’s great, and the rest of the band rocks. I wonder if she ever wears pastels?
18. We Gotta Live Together – Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys
I always thought that this was Jimi’s best band. Buddy Miles and Billy Cox make a great rhythm section that gives Jimi a nice base from which to work. This cut starts out with a nice Sly and the Family Stone riff.