Tuesday, September 25, 2007

THE DETAILED TWANG 100

Detailed Twang’s in need of an mp3-posting breather, so here’s an ordered list of 100 records to go out & get in the next five minutes. Astute readers will recognize similarities to the Agony Shorthand 100; since publication of that list, there’ve been a few reshufflings and a couple of substitutions near the bottom. The quality level remains!

1. FLESH EATERS – “A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die”
2. VELVET UNDERGROUND – “The Velvet Underground and Nico”
3. ROLLING STONES – “Exile on Main Street”
4. THE STOOGES – “Funhouse”
5. VARIOUS ARTISTS – “Yes L.A.”
6. GUN CLUB – “Fire of Love”
7. VELVET UNDERGROUND –
“White Light/White Heat”
8. DREAM SYNDICATE – “The Days of Wine and Roses”
9. BIG STAR – “Radio City”
10. THIRTEENTH FLOOR ELEVATORS – “Easter Everywhere”
11. COME – “Eleven : Eleven”
12. THE FALL – “Hex Enduction Hour”
13. ROLLING STONES – “Beggars’ Banquet”
14. PERE UBU – “The Modern Dance”
15. MODERN LOVERS – “Modern Lovers”
16. THE STOOGES – “The Stooges”
17. BLACK FLAG –
“Damaged”
18. DIE KREUZEN – “Die Kreuzen”
19. WIRE – “Pink Flag”
20. FLESH EATERS – “Forever Came Today”
21. MEAT PUPPETS – “II”
22. RAMONES –
“Ramones”
23. RED CROSS - "Born Innocent"
24. CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND – “Trout Mask Replica”
25. VELVET UNDERGROUND – “The Velvet Underground” (3rd)
26. MISSION OF BURMA – “Vs.”
27. THE FALL – “Slates”
28. THE CRAMPS – “Songs The Lord Taught Us”
29. NEIL YOUNG – “Zuma”
30. GIBSON BROS –
“Big Pine Boogie”
31. THE GERMS – “(GI)”
32. SYD BARRETT – “The Madcap Laughs”
33. SUPERCHARGER – “Goes Way Out!”
34. CIRCLE JERKS – “Group Sex”
35. FLESH EATERS –
“Hard Road to Follow”
36. ROLLING STONES –
“Let It Bleed”
37. VELVET UNDERGROUND – “Loaded”
38. NEW YORK DOLLS – “New York Dolls”
39. DINOSAUR – “You’re Living All Over Me”
40. MINUTEMEN – “Double Nickels on the Dime”
41. JOHN FAHEY – “The Legend Of Blind Joe Death”
42. TELEVISION –
“Marquee Moon”
43. PINK FLOYD – “Piper At The Gates of Dawn”
44. THE SONICS – “Here Are The Sonics”
45. FLESH EATERS – “No Questions Asked”
46. MC5 – “Kick Out The Jams”
47. TALES OF TERROR –
“Tales of Terror”
48. WIRE – “Chairs Missing”
49. CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND – “Safe As Milk”
50. ROXY MUSIC – “Roxy Music”
51. THE STOOGES – “Raw Power”
52. UNION CARBIDE PRODUCTIONS – “In The Air Tonight”
53. THE SAINTS –
“Eternally Yours”
54. RAMONES – “Leave Home”
55. CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND – “Mirror Man”
56. NEIL YOUNG – “Tonight’s The Night”
57. X – “Aspirations”
58. MISSION OF BURMA – “Signals, Calls and Marches”
59. THE FALL – “Grostesque”
60. HAMPTON GREASE BAND – “Music To Eat”
61. ROXY MUSIC – “For Your Pleasure”
62. BIRTHDAY PARTY – “Junkyard”
63. CHEATER SLICKS – “Whiskey”
64. THE FALL –
“Perverted By Language”
65. THE AVENGERS – “The Avengers” (White Noise EP)
66. LOVE – “Forever Changes”
67. PATTI SMITH GROUP – “Radio Ethiopia”
68. CAN – “Tago Mago”
69. THE KINKS – “Something Else”
70. THE GORIES – “I Know You Fine, But How You Doin’”
71. JOHNNY THUNDERS & THE HEARTBREAKERS – “L.A.M.F.”
72. MINUTEMEN – “The Punch Line”
73. JOHN FAHEY – “The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death”
74. THE DONNAS – “The Donnas”
75. GUIDED BY VOICES – “Alien Lanes”
76. GIANT SAND – “Glum”
77. ROXY MUSIC – “Country Life”
78. WORLD OF POOH – “The Land of Thirst”
79. THE SCIENTISTS – “Blood Red River”
80. VARIOUS ARTISTS – “Tooth and Nail”
81. THE CLEAN – “Boodle Boodle Boodle”
82. BRIAN ENO – “Here Come The Warm Jets”
83. NEIL YOUNG – “On The Beach”
84. YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS – “Colossal Youth”
85. SONIC YOUTH – “Sister”
86. CAN – “Soundtracks”
87. HUSKER DU – “Everything Falls Apart”
88. CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND – “Strictly Personal”
89. LAZY COWGIRLS - "Tapping The Source"
90. FAITH/VOID – “Faith/Void”
91. THE KINKS – “Arthur”
92. THE BANGLES – “The Bangles EP”
93. NIGHT KINGS – “Increasing Our High”
94. SWELL MAPS – “A Trip To Marineville”
95. PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. – “Metal Box”
96. THE FALL – “Room To Live”
97. CLAW HAMMER – “Claw Hammer”
98. HIGH RISE – “High Rise II”
99. NEIL YOUNG– “Everybody Knows This is Nowhere”
100. STEREOLAB – “Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements”

14 comments:

Michael Day said...

And in case you're fighting your inner nerd and want someone else to break down what's changed. Here you go (hopefully I didn't miss anything):
(up from 13) 10. THIRTEENTH FLOOR ELEVATORS - "Easter Everywhere"
(up from 12) 11. COME - "Eleven : Eleven"
(down from 11) 12. THE FALL - "Hex Enduction Hour"
(up from 14) 13. ROLLING STONES - "Beggars’ Banquet"
(down from 10) 14. PERE UBU - "The Modern Dance"
(new entry) 89. LAZY COWGIRLS - "Tapping The Source"
(new entry) 95. PUBLIC IMAGE LTD - "Metal Box"
(new entry) 100. STEREOLAB - "Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements"
(off the list) X - "Los Angeles"
(off the list) GREEN ON RED - "Green On Red"
(off the list) NEU - "Neu!"

sdd said...

You're batting about .500....which would be leading the major leagues.
But, come on, Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy is a better album than Here Come the Warm Jets......and why no Whitesnake?

Anonymous said...

Neu gets cut for Stereolab? Has there been a head injury in the Hinman household?

Dave

Anonymous said...

Am I crazy because I've tried for over 20 years to get into Dream Syndicate and cannot?

-trickkee

Jay said...

Neu vs. Stereolab: both great records. The former hasn't been listened to in a few years, the latter has been a recent obsession. Listmaking - it's all in good fun, right?

Anonymous said...

nice list here. i kept waiting for the eno to kick in, as it appears higher in my lists. also, the preponderence of stones and no beatles takes away from the objective authority of a list of such good taste. dylan was absent too i think. on these types of enterprises i try to avoid using a band twice, but obviously you can never do that thanks to VU. also new order are number one.

Michael Day said...

anonymous, I'm not sure Dylan or the Beatles would be in my top 100 either at this point in my life, for what that's worth.

anal compassion said...

boring list...you on some real white boy shit, dunny

Anonymous said...

What? No Jack Starr's 'Born Petrified'? Wha' Happened?

That album trumps any Patti Smith records, let me tell you...

Anonymous said...

What? No Jack Starr's 'Born Petrified'? Wha' Happened?

That album trumps any Patti Smith records, let me tell you...

Anonymous said...

michael day is right. at this point i could prob list 100 best bands before i even thought of the beatles or dylan, but it just seems like they should be on there. they had all the impact and whatever. still, pink reason , ariel pink, chromatics, a-frames, JFA, stiff little fingers, etc, would all come to my mind before the old farts.
what about fahee ? he's dead. fuck. neil young ? cant forget the old farts.

Anonymous said...

no middle class, eh?

homeland?

Anonymous said...

No Angry Samoans, O RLY?

Anonymous said...

as much as i love the avengers, i couldn't take their ep over Middle Class's "Scavenged Luxury"