TOP 5: WHAT WOULD YOUR SIDE ‘A’ BE?


Have you heard the news? It was announced last week that an English company is now offering the service of pressing your ashes into a vinyl record after (obviously) you die. This is basically the sloppiest wet dream in the history of music geek soiled undergarments, and it bears the obvious question; You’re dead and they’re making a record from your withered corpse….what 5 songs are gonna make up your Side A?

There are quite a few directions one could go with this…I originally started down the sentimental route but quickly realized that I’d prefer my corpse rock once my consciousness left it….

The Black Keys – Stack Shot Billy: IMO, the best Black Keys song ever and I’ve often said only a dead person can listen to it an not start a head bob. As a dead guy, I still wanna preach the gospel of the Stack Shot.

The Drive-By Truckers – Never Gonna Change: Probably not the “best” DBT song ever but easily one of the Top 5 and the one I can listen to the most times in a row.

Scott H. Biram – Spoonful: One of my favorite blue songs being sang by one of my favorite artists. Better put a smiley face on that record.

Tim Barry – A Thing Of The Past: So I can continue to preach the Tao of letting you and not what you do for a living define you long after I’ve been defined, expired and recycled.

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Tuesday’s Gone: Couldn’t help it. Love the song. Subject matter is spot on and damnit…..I can be sentimental too.

12 thoughts on “TOP 5: WHAT WOULD YOUR SIDE ‘A’ BE?”

  1. SLACKEYE SLIM – I WANNA BE YER ZOMBIE
    JOHN MARTYN – OVER THE HILL
    THE BYRDS – FARTHER ALONG
    LUCERO – DRINK TILL WE’RE GONE
    TOWNES VAN ZANDT – REX’S BLUES

    I’m hopelessly sentimental and it shows.

  2. Good Day For The Blues – Storyville
    Key To The Highway – Derek and The Dominoes
    Available Space – Ry Cooder
    I Won’t Stand In Your Way – The Stray Cats
    All The Time In The World – The Subdudes

  3. Here’s 5 off the top of my head that mean a lot to me for different reasons.

    Peace in the Valley- Supersuckers “Must’ve been live”
    Fire on the Mountain- Marshall Tucker Band
    Change- Blind Melon
    Imagine- John Lennon
    The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down- Black Crowes “Live”

  4. dude, if you like the black keys, check out the ends of the earth. it’s like the black keys had a baby with dire straits and this band popped out.

  5. Hmm…

    Scott H. Biram – Only Jesus
    Charlie Parr – Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down
    William Elliott Whitmore – A Good Day To Die
    Reverend Deadeye – F*ck The Devil
    Brendon James Wright – Circle of Light

  6. Somebody beat me to the Circle of Light… Good.

    Brendon James Wright- Circle of Light
    DBT- Never Gonna Change
    Chris Knight- Enough Rope
    Dry County Crooks- True Vine
    Gaslight Anthem- Wherefore Art Though, Elvis? (… The Last of the the Independents.)

  7. 1)Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult

    2)Highway Man – The Highwaymen

    3)My Way – Frank Sinatra/The Pogues (hey I’m dead, I at least get a double shot in my honor)

    4)No Depression in Heaven – The Carter Family/Uncle Tupelo

    5)Nights Like These – Lucero

    5a)Gangsta Lean – D.R.S (keep your laughter to a minimum please, I’d dead after all, and was once younger than i am now…)

  8. I’d just put them into side two of the vinyl version of Exile on Main Street. Maybe make the flip side the first side of The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion.

  9. OK I didn’t get my submissions in to AIV in time for the main body of the post because this one took way more thought than I expected. Well maybe not more thought as such but way more time. But I digress…

    01) Cross Canadian Ragweed – Carney Man | At heart I have always wanted to run away and join the circus and probably will until the day I kick so this is my track one.

    02) Peter Murphy – Marlene Dietrich’s Favourite Poem | I know this one is a little off the farm for me, so to speak, but it remains one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard and for this it has to be in my Top 5 or Side A.

    03) Jason Boland & The Stragglers – Falling With Style | For oh so many reasons that I won’t bother listing them. And it has to be this version, the live one, for oh so many other reasons.

    04) Lucero – Hearts on Fire | Mainly because punk rock girls and Lone Star beer have always made everything OK. And since it’s the only song I have ever asked Ben for that he’s never played for me.

    05) Tim Barry – Idle Idylist | If I could only love this way I think I would be a much happier man which will probably true until the day I die. Hopefully those listening would get the message and change like I probably never will.

  10. Man I really like your picks this week and Stack Shot is the best Black Keys song, good DBT pick. Today I was really getting into Outfit.

  11. 1. The Weakerthans – “Left & Leaving”

    2. The Vandals – “It’s a Fact”

    3. Two Gallants – “Steady Rolling”

    4. Flogging Molly – “If I Ever Leave this World Alive”

    5. Top Gun Soundtrack – “Top Gun Anthem”

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