Thursday, June 28, 2007

Treebeats A To Z Posting Compilation Of Really Dope Things. The Letter C

01 - Cake - Friend Is A Four Letter Word
By far my
favorite Cake song and not not really sure of what the song is about. It just sounds really good if not a little sad. Cake is a indie rock quartet from Cali that are probably most known for "The Distance" which is off the same Album as this one. Also, you gotta love a rock band with a solo trumpet player.
02 - Camp Lo - Luchini Aka This Is It
I wouldn't necessarily listen to a whole album of theirs but this has got to be one of the illest, most pimped out songs ever. I don't mean "pimp" in a gilded-goblet and douche baggy way. I mean "pimp" in a goldfish in your platforms and a velvet cape kind of way. Go ahead and listen to this song while your walking somewhere and see if you don't start leaning to one side and suddenly feel the urge to have a cane and a feather in your hat.
03 - Casual - I Didn't Mean To
When Souls released 93 til I was blown away. The whole multiple word rhyming schemes they had. The production. Their ill and sometimes humorous lyrics. It had me hooked. Casual seemed to kind of get missed in the Souls and Del shadow but I thought he was just as dope.
04 - Cat Power - He War
If she was good enough to work with Handsomeboy Modeling School, there must be something to her. This whole record was really good and her voice is fucking awesome. Also check out "I don't Blame you."
05 - The Chemical Brothers - Where Do I Begin
The whole beginning guitar riff with the preverb and backwards shit blew me away. Plus, I've had many Sunday mornings where I couldn't even focus on a coffee cup.
06 - Chicago - 25 Or 6 To 4
Even though Peter Cetera is singing this is not a ballad. Chicago was once a pretty funky-ass septet. Check their first couple of records and you will not find the inspiration for "You're the inspiration" The starting riff of this track reels you in and it's just a bad ass song.
07 - Chill Rob G - Let The Words Flow
I bought his record the day it came out because on the back his fan club was based in Providence and I thought he was from Rhode Island (I was living there at the time). In the 80's we had no Sage Francis or Joe Beats to Rep the Biggest Little State in the Union so I was pretty devistated when I found out he was from Jersey. Nonetheless, a pretty solid release from one of the most underrated members of the Flavor Unit. By the way, I didn't find out he was from New Jersey for about 15 years and told everyone I knew he was from RI. I'm Dum.
08 - Chubb Rock - Caught Up (Remix)
I always liked the Chubbster. This was the first song I heard by him and it really appealed to me. His voice is gruff. His delivery was pretty hard and his lyrics were up to par at the time. Also check out Ya Bad Chubbs. Granted his name was a gimmick but Prince Markie Dee he is not!
09 - Coldcut - Noah's Toilet
I was torn with this one because of the spoken word over it but just the production on this track is fucking incredible. I dissected this track trying to emulate what I heard and failed miserably but was quite inspired anyway. That thing they do with the Ape howling made me shart.
10 - Coldplay - Everything's Not Lost
Ever heard of them? This is my favorite song of Coldplay's. I think the first time I heard them was on HBO's old concert series which I can't think of the name of now but they were pretty good. Smug and pompous, but I guess duly so.k
11 - Common - Soul By The Pound (Thump Remix)
I wasn't really a Com fan until he released this record. Can I borrow a Dollar had him squeaking too much but his song was it and Resurrection solidified the deal for me. Who knew he'd do Gap adds!?
12 - Cornelius - Drop
I upped the Cornelius Remixes record a while ago. This track is from his Point disc and it is just another reason why I love this guy so much. No a lot of people blend so many styles and genres together so well to me. He's certainly a bit esoteric and noisy at times but this track is none of that and just a great listen. Now he might be talking about toting guns with nuns and going to hell for snuffing Jesus but it's all in Japanese so it's all good.
13 - Cornershop - Heavy Soup
While Brimful of Asha would probably score high on my list of songs that make me want to chew glass this is one funky ass intro song with Otis Clay doing the introductions.
14 - The Crystal Method - Trip Like I Do
The fact that Crystal Method sampled The Dark Crystal was what made me like them at first. Also, like Common, they are linked to The Gap by use of their "Busy Child" for a commercial. This is electronica at some of it's drug celebrating best. 303's and 808's and tweaked out shit. Pass the biscuits please.
15 - The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
My brother swore to me these guys were good but all I had was a picture of Robert Smith to go on and I wasn't really impressed. Anyway I finally gave them a listen and once again my stinky ass brother was right. I'm more a fan of their earlier and highly depressing stuff but the rawness of this track was just plain good.
16 - Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill A Man
For an even better review of their whole album go to Hip Hop isn't dead and read this review.

01 - Cake - Friend Is A Four Letter Word
02 - Camp Lo - Luchini Aka This Is It
03 - Casual - I Didn't Mean To
04 - Cat Power - He War
05 - The Chemical Brothers - Where Do I Begin
06 - Chicago - 25 Or 6 To 4
07 - Chill Rob G - Let The Words Flow
08 - Chubb Rock - Caught Up (Remix)
09 - Coldcut - Noah's Toilet
10 - Coldplay - Everything's Not Lost
11 - Common - Soul By The Pound (Thump Remix)
12 - Cornelius - Drop
13 - Cornershop - Heavy Soup
14 - The Crystal Method - Trip Like I Do
15 - The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
16 - Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill A Man



I was looking for a video Of Crazy Legs and found this dude. Just as good I figure.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nicce compilations,
but you should give Mr. Wiggles his props for the letters you´re using.

Peace

Jasper

Max said...

Goddammit, I have to give you kudos yet again! Nice work bringing the Chemical Brothers, The Cure, and teh Crystal Method to people that probably would never listen to them in the first place. I disagree with the Camp Lo thing, since I actually liked their first album (and reviewed it already - plug!), but propr as always.

Mike Dikk said...

Re: The Cure

Everything covered on the "Staring at the Sea" Greatest Hits compilation is gold, but most of the shit after is horrible. One day at work when I was bored, I listened to all 18 or so The Cure albums because at that point I had a legit internet connections and it was fast as hell as far as torrenting goes, so I had them handy. I forget which album it was, but there's a serious gigantic dropoff point where they went from being awesome to total shit. Bands usually progress into crappiness, but The Cure took a rapid nosedive.

Of course, I am not a The Cure dork by any stretch, so there's a good chance hardcore The Cure dorks would never agree with me on this observation.

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