Track Stars | Music | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly

Track Stars 

What locals are listening to this week ...

Pin It
Favorite

City Weekly is asking locals what’s playing on their iPods and assorted digital toys'brand-new tunes, classic favorites, etc.'right now, and why. This week, Salt Lake Tribune music/culture reporter Dan Nailen: “I have the same level of affection for new technology as the Unabomber, so I’m still living iPod-free. But I do love a good tune that I can listen to over and over on my antiquated CD player.” And here’s what’s on it:

nn

The Ponys, “Today”

nn

(2005, ThePonys.com)

nn

“Super-catchy summer song from one of my favorite albums so far this year.”

nn

Steve Earle & the Del McCoury Band, “Texas Eagle”

nn

(1999, SteveEarle.com)

nn

“A radical lefty loudmouth teamed with the best bluegrass band in the business.”

nn

Sleater-Kinney, “Step Aside”

nn

(2002, Sleater-Kinney.com)

nn

“Carrie Brownstein’s guitar playing has more balls than an entire Ozzfest lineup. And S-K bust out a horn section on this one!”

nn

The Flaming Lips, “Bohemian Rhapsody”

nn

(2005, FlamingLips.com)

nn

“I thought I was sick of this song until I heard the Lips’ version on a new, otherwise overwhelmingly lame Queen tribute album.”

nn

The Pogues, “Streams of Whiskey”

nn

(1991, Pogues.com)

nn

“Just found this on a live album from a club show in Switzerland. Deciphering Shane MacGowan’s slurred vocals is well worth the effort.”

nn

AC/DC, “Jailbreak”

nn

(1974, AC-DC.net)

nn

“I’ve seen a lot of sensitive singer-songwriters with acoustic guitars lately for my job, and it’s important to have balance in all aspects of life. That’s where Angus Young and Bon Scott come in.”

nn

Gang of Four, “Ether”

nn

(1979, GangofFour.co.uk)

nn

“I’m a total newbie to Gang of Four, and this opening track from their Entertainment! reissue has stuck in my head for about three months now.”

nn

The New Pornographers, “The Slow Descent Into Alcoholism”

nn

(2003, TheNewPornographers.com)

nn

“Such tasty power-pop I drool when I listen to it. But that might just be from the presence of Neko Case.”

nn

Bob Marley & the Wailers, “Small Axe”

nn

(1973, BobMarley.com)

nn

“My favorite Bob Marley song changes every few months, but I’ve been listening to the version on African Herbsman recorded by Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry for a long time now.”

nn

Silkworm, “Wet Firecracker”

nn

(1996, Silkworm.net)

nn

“I can’t stop listening to these guys ever since I heard the drummer, Michael Dahlquist, was killed a few weeks ago when a depressed model decided to off herself by running red lights on a busy Chicago street, ramming into his car while he was on a lunch break from his day job. The model survived.”

Pin It
Favorite

More by Dan Nailen

  • Him Again

    Howard Jones is an '80s icon, Utah stalker and a one-man gateway to synth-pop's glories.
    • Jul 6, 2016
  • American Music

    After more than three decades, Violent Femmes' sound remains utterly their own.
    • Apr 27, 2016
  • Grateful Platters

    City Weekly music scribes give thanks for the music.
    • Nov 25, 2015
  • More »

Latest in Music

  • Deconstructing Puzzle

    Dada's 1992 debut asks many questions, provides one answer.
    • Feb 15, 2017
  • Burnin' for You

    Ogden blues-rockers Pinetop Inferno release debut EP.
    • Feb 15, 2017
  • Kid Vid

    Provo-based music whiz Davey "Vid" Nelson re-examines his roots on Millennials.
    • Feb 8, 2017
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • From the Mountain to the Tower

    Moab folksinger and train troubadour Gigi Love brings the reality of climate change to Trump's front door.
    • Jan 25, 2017
  • Slim Cessna's Auto Club

    Colorado band Slim Cessna's Auto Club aren't gods; they just play them onstage
    • Jul 22, 2015

© 2017 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation