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The Shrubbery Staff's Favorite Music

While we write this crap we usually listen to the following:
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This Month's Featured Music List:

Jessica Brandt, Managing Editor

CDs:
Squirrel nut Zippers- Perrenial Favorites
Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire- Thrills
Barenaked Ladies- Gordon
Ben Folds Five- Self Titled
Radiohead- OK Computer
Pearl Jam- Ten
The Beatles- White Album
The Beastie Boys- Hello nasty
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones- Devil's Night Out
Jas. Mathus and his Knockdown Society- Songs for Rosetta
Weezer- Self-Titled
Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson- VH1 Storytellers


Other Staff's Picks:

Jason Morrison, Editor-in-Chief


Gordon's Music Picks

Here's some of the stuff that often appears in my CD player on a semi-regular basis. A really kick-ass place to read and learn about music is The Big Takeover.

Nuggets: The Boxed Set
The Who - Sell Out

Here's some 60s music that you probably either never heard before...the Nuggets compilation is a rerelease (and then some!) of classic 1960's one hit wonders, garage bands, local heroes, and wanna bes. This 4 CD boxed set contains few - if any - really bad songs. Crank this puppy up!

Sell Out is the Who just before they became "serious artistes" with Tommy - this record is big, brassy, poppy, and in your face. It also contains some great melodies, one bona-fide ass kicking chart hit ("I Can See For Miles"), and some really cool playing. Buy this. Sell off your kid brother if you have to.

Kinks' Greatest Hits
Kink Kronicles - [2 CDs]

The Greatest Hits contain all the early, rockin' stuff - "You Really Got Me", "All Day and All of the Night", ad infinitum. If there were a God, he would have made damn sure that the stuff on the Kink Kronicles - including the oh-so-beautiful "Waterloo Sunset" - would be abused by classic rock stations.

Leonardo - Lustron

Ok, I went to high school with the guy...he is talented, though. Buy this record. You'll love it. Tell him I recommended it to you.

Graham Parker - Passion is No Ordinary Word [2 CDs]

This man once complained that he was the "best kept secret in the West". Prove him wrong!

Otis Redding - The Very Best of Otis Redding

Play this to Michael Bolton fans. Trust me, this man is soul music.

Husker Du - Warehouse: Songs and Stories
The Replacements - Tim

My favorite songwriters in their finest hour. These records got me through college, and saved my life. I am not kidding.

Effigies - Remains Nonviewable
Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
Clash - London Calling

Play these records for your Green Day/Rancid/Third Eye Blind/Matchbox 20 wannabes. If this doesn't shut them up and kick their heinies, shoot 'em on sight.

Queen - Greatest Hits 1 & 2 [2 CDs]

Finally, I dig Queen. I also see a little silohette-o of a man, scaramouche, scaramouche, will you do the fandango, blah blah blah....


Dan Strohl, columnist, Angry Dan

T Model Ford
Cash Money
Led Zeppelin
Billie Holiday
Count Basie
Cop Shoot Cop
Louis Armstrong
Helmet
Dick Dale
Miles Davis


John Hansen, columnist, Canadian Content

Gordon Lightfoot- Gord's Gold
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper
The Band - Songs from the Big Pink
Sloan - Smeared
Nirvana - Nevermind
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Teenage Head - Frantic City
David Bowie - Heroes
Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns
Various Artists - Fiddle Tunes of Eastern Prince Edward Island


Wernau, contributor

Tori Amos-Little Earthquakes
Harry Connick Jr.-We are in Love
Dave Matthews Band- Crash
Miles Davis-Kind of Blue
Phish- Rift
Louis Armstrong- This is Jazz
Counting Crows- August and Everything After
Violent Femmes-Violent Femmes
Free to Be You and Me -Marlo Thomas and Friends

(it's a children's record, very old, probably the most feminist one I've ever heard...lots of stories and songs that are extrmemly funny..."William wants a doll", "It's alright to cry", and a story about a snotty little girl who gets eaten by a tiger)

Swing!!!!!!!


Matt Chamberlain, contributor

OK music is real easy. Some of my fav bands deserve more recognition. So maybe this will help. By the way My Dying Bride is the best band in the world! Pity their new album sucks. 37.488%... or whatever it is. It's bad, pales in comparison to mid period MDB.

My Dying Bride- The Angel and the Dark River
My Dying Bride- Turn loose the Swans
Black Sabbath- The whole first 6 albums!
Theatre of Tragedy- Velvet Darkness they Fear
Opeth- Morningrise
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds- Let Love In
Type O Negative- Bloody Kisses
Anathema- Eternity...
Tiamat- Wildhoney
Christ like Wounds- Everything, sorry had to plug my own band.


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