45s and Other Revolutions: A-Sides beginning with the letter N.


April 5th, 2019

57 mins 39 secs

Season 4

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Dolly Parton [00:23]
a side: "9 to 5"
b side: "Sing for the Common Man"
RCA Records PB-12133 1980
What a way indeed. Dolly was only the second woman to top both the Country and Hot 100 charts, the first being Jeannie C Riley with Harper Valley PTA.

Cliff Jackson and the Naturals [06:56]
a side: "Nine Below Zero"
b side: "Up the Wall"
Midnight Sun MS-2

The Sonny Boy Williamson classic.

? and the Mysterians [12:22]
a side: "96 Tears"
b side: "Midnight Hour"
Cameo Records C-428 1966
Damn fine stuff. too many tear drops, not enough Vox Continental.

Nena [17:31]
a side: "99 Luftaballons"
b side: "99 Red Balloons"
Epic Records 34-04108 1983
In case you're wondering, the German lyrics are better.

Badfinger [26:13]
a side: "No Matter What"
b side: "Carry On Till Tomorrow"
Apple Records 1822 1970
Some great stereo guitars going on here, plus some great Leslie/Rotovibe stuff. And the b-side is the theme song from the film The Magic Christian. Evidentally there is a Def Leppard cover of "No Matter What", but you'll have to go find that yourself.

Bazan and Deerhoof [33:07]
a side: "No One Asked Bazan to Dance"
b side: "Gas and Matches"
Polyvinyl Records PRC9132 2012
A pretty wonderful appropriation of Deerhoof by Dave Bazan on the a-side. Lovely translucent blue vinyl.

FIDLAR [40:01]
a side: "No Waves"
b side: "No Ass"
MOM + POP MP054 2012
Don't we all want a perfect left and a sunset shore.

Whitey on the Moon UK [43:47]
a side: "noam chomsky spring break/forty dollar rug"
b side: "flippin' bump with goldie/sailing by night"
Isota Records sody013 2002
Gettin trippy with Whitey, which would eventually become Department of Eagles.

Music behing the DJ: "Match Game Theme"

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