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Overnight Thread

By Wyatt Earp | May 10, 2011

I am gleefully stealing tonight’s topic from Genghis at Ace of Spades. Their Overnight Thread – which is always much better than mine – had a “Prefect Album” discussion on Saturday night. Perfect meaning every song on the album was a winner. I wanted to get more specific here tonight, so I post this question:

In your mind, is there a “prefect song?” One that you think is flawless?

I have a few in mind, but the one that stands out is . It was the fifth single on their 1980 self-titled debut. The music is fantastic and the lyrics are great:

My baby paints herself red
She paints her hair, her hair is dead

She’s living in the city with the bodies that scream
We are all Jesus, we all dream

See the dancer in there reeling, paint the sky upon the ceiling

I’ve got another below the fold:

This one has been my barometer of perfection since I was in high school. In my opinion, there is no better guitarist than Jimi Hendrix. This song is his masterpiece. I owned this on cassette, CD, and it’s on my mp3 player. I give you, “Voodoo Child.”

Musical perfection. Well, what say you?

Topics: Psychedelic Furs, Video | 22 Comments »

22 Responses to “Overnight Thread”

  1. AZOlddog Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Wyatt, I would like you to look at the following article and comment upon the action of the Police!

    Say What

    I will not put this up at Flopping Aces as I know what the reply will be!

    If this is to be believed we no longer have Rights in our own Homes!

  2. GroovyVic Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Everything by Led Zeppelin, baby.

  3. Robert B. Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 5:43 am

    You Never Even Call Me By My Name by David Allen Coe.

    He said in the monologue it was the “perfect country western song.”

  4. RogerDee Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 6:52 am

    Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of The Moon”
    Led Zepplin’s “Houses OF The Holy”
    The Beatles “Abbey Road” & “The White Album”
    Jimmy Buffett’s “A1A”
    Warren Zevon’s “Excitable Boy”
    Dave Matthew’s Band- “The Concert In Central Park”
    Yes- “Close To The Edge”
    The Rolling Stones “Sticky Fingers”
    The Who- “Who’s Next”

    Bonus track… Little Feat’s “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now”

    What can I say, 70′s music ‘cept for DMB

  5. L Frame S&W Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sounds of Silence”

    “Hello darkness my old friend,
    I’ve come to talk to you again.”

    Paul Simon couldn’t sing his way out of a paper bag, and Art Garfunkel couldn’t write a song to save his life, but somehow the harmony of their voices was bliss.

  6. Crankipants Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Yummy, Yummy Yummy by the Ohio Express

  7. Jon Brooks Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Anything by Jefferson Airplane/Starship, Moody Blues, John Denver, Peter Paul and Mary, Kingston Trio, Grand Funk Railroad then my music period petered out in the early 80′s.

  8. Dannytheman Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Fleetwood Mac album and Rumours followup!!
    Lindsey Buckingham is no guitar slouch.
    Dire Straits, “Sultans of Swing”!
    Mark Knopfler is incredible and humble picker.

    And I have to add one more because I am an old fart.

    Yes. Anything with Rick Wakeman and guitar virtuoso Steve Howe.

  9. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 8:55 am

    R.B. Greaves – “Take A Letter Maria”
    Hank Williams – “Baby We’re Really in Love”
    Blossom Dearie – “I Won’t Dance”
    David Bowie – “Heroes”
    Johnny Cash – “Rowboat’
    Tom Jones – “She’s a Lady”
    Morrissey – “Suedehead”
    Johnny Hartman – “Don’t Call It Love”
    Serge Gainsbourg – “Couleur Café”
    Wanda Jackson – “Fujiyama Mama”
    Pizzicato Five – “Twiggy vs. James Bond”
    The Ramones – “I Want You Around”
    Little Richard – “The Girl Can’t Help It”

  10. Ferrell Gummitt Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 10:03 am

    The Who – Live at Leeds. Heavy metal album before the term was even coined. The “My Generation/Tommy” medley is a great, great example of Pete Townshend’s guitar work.

    Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Chile with Steve Winwood on the organ from “Electric Ladyland”. Guitar and Organ beautifully jammed and taken to a height that hasn’t been approached since. That is Bong Music ever there was any.

    Velvet Underground Self titled album. Psychedelia and some beautiful outright thrash guitar. No band speed metal, thrash or grundge has come close to the perfection of that album. 100 years ahead of its time.

    The Beatles “Abbey Road” – Beautiful, melodic album particularly the medley to close the album. At one point in college I memorized that medley word for word.
    “Mean Mr. Mustard shaves in the dark.”

  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 10:13 am

    AZ Old Dog – Being as this is your first comment here, I’ll explain a few things. First, I don’t respond to demands. There was a douchebag commenter here named Robin who only commented when he was trashing the police. People like that get banned. Second, since you must be new here, I rip my fellow officers all the time. If you read this blog you would know that.

    As for the article, it still seems like a good shoot to me. The officers shouldn’t have lied, of course, but if I’m executing a search warrant and the homeowner points a gun at me, I’m shooting. And I’m not apologizing for it.

    GroovyVic – I like some of their stuff, but not all of it.

    Robert B. – Brilliant example. I love that one, too.

    Roger – Don’t hate me, but I can’t stand “Dark Side of the Moon.”

    L Frame – Fantastic song.

    Crankipants – I figured you as more of a KC & The Sunshine Band guy.

    Jon – Grand Funk Railroad. That takes me back.

    Danny – Sultans is a classic rock song that still sounds revolutionary today.

    Mrs. Crankipants – Suedehead = Awesome. Morrissey is the Elvis of the 90′s, ya know.

    Ferrell – Was that before or after Pete went all bi on us?

  12. Ferrell Gummitt Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Wyatt: It was before he went bi WAY BEFORE!!!

  13. dr. evil Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Baba O’Reilly- The Who
    Little Lion Man- Mumford and Sons
    American Pie- Don McClean
    Paint It, Black- The Rolling Stones
    Tessie- The Dropkick Murphys
    The Night they Drove Ol’ Dixie Down- The Band

    and of course…

    The 1980′s Transformers Cartoon Theme Song!!!! More than meets the eyes…

  14. dr. evil Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 11:26 am

    …OH! And…
    Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood- The Animals

  15. BlackOrchid Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    lots of great songs here!


    I guess I’ll say “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen, altho it’s not my favorite of his, it must be SOMETHING since everyone in the damn world feels the need to cover it. (I prefer “Everybody Knows,” “Anthem” and “If It Be Your Will”)

    I’ll go with some of my favorite songwriters –
    Tom Waits – “A Little Rain”
    Nick Cave – “The Mercy Seat”
    Jonathan Richman – “Roadrunner”
    Sufjan Stevens – “John Wayne Gacy”
    Roy Orbison – “In Dreams”
    Mark “E” Everett – “Things the Grandchildren Should Know”
    Nick Drake – “Pink Moon”
    Matthew Sweet = “Girlfriend”

    I’m thinking of John Wayne Gacy today, as it happens. What on earth transpired in Souderton, Wyatt? That animal went after Skylar a few weeks ago too? how did this happen?!?!

  16. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Ferrell – Then we’re good.

    Dr. Evil – I DESPISE Mumford and Sons. Lousy folk singer wannabes.

    Orchid – I just saw that. Unbelievable. Guy needs to meet a quick and painful end.

  17. Woody Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Hmm… perfect album? Depeche Mode’s “Violator” would certainly be up there near the top.

    Vertical Horizon’s “Everything You Want” and “Go” are two that also come to mind. Every song was good, many were great. No dogs to be found.

    The Beatles “Abbey Road” is another strong candidate. A masterpiece.

    Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of The Moon” is nowhere near perfect, but the highlights outweigh those weird prog-rock bullshit parts.

    Def Leppard “Pyromania” is another contender. Lot’s of great tunes on that. Takes me back to junior high…

  18. dr. evil Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Despise Mumford and Sons??? Then I despise YOU! Even MORE SO THAN BEFORE!

  19. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Woody – Violator was one of my first CD’s. Great stuff.

    Dr. Evil – A pox on Munford and Sons! (And like you could despise me more . . . )

  20. RogerDee Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    No worries Wyatt, different strokes fer different folks. Never was a big Ramones fan myself. As for punk, I’ll take the Sex Pistols. I AM a little older than you….

  21. RogerDee Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Love the music blog entries, BTW

  22. JT Says:
    May 10th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    As usual, I’m a day late and a dollar short, but this is my fave album bar none….

    It’s a little before my time; I was the youngest of six, and it was around the house, and from the first time I heard it,
    Elvis Presley was, is, and always will be the fookin’ MAN.