|Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Jeff Dahl|
|Written by Jeff Dahl|
|Sunday, 20 May 2012 05:00|
If there are around twenty six albums out there in this rock 'n' roll world bearing his name, and around a hundred 7" singles, we guess that Jeff Dahl is more than qualified to offer up his ultimate 13 song mixtape to Uber Rock. He's worked with The Angry Samoans and Dead Boys' legend Cheetah Chrome among others since releasing his first single in the glorious year of 1977, now he is the latest victim of UR's Midnite Mixtape Massacre but, as he explains, 13 songs just ain't enough.....
".....Please note, this list could completely change an hour from now. I happen to be listening to a lot of Humble Pie at the moment so that is reflected in this particular list. I really have too many favorite tracks and bands that I love and can't live without to trim it down to just 13. But here is a current 13 essential list....."
Prime psychodrama! Dark, menacing and, above all, rockin'. This song never gets old.
2.) 'Gimme Some Head' - GG Allin and The Jabbers (from the album 'Hated In The Nation')
Lewd and rude, this also shows what a master songwriter GG could be when he wanted to. And the Jabbers were one of the best bands ever.
3.) 'One Eyed Trouser Snake Rumba' - Humble Pie (from the self-titled album)
One of the best tune titles ever and the song lives up to it too!
4.) 'East-Side Struttin' - Steve Marriott (from the album 'Marriott')
From his first solo album this song has a chip on its shoulder and is just rockin' and snotty as hell.
5.) 'Lazy Sunday' - Small Faces (from the album 'Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake')
This is the reason I'll never live in an apartment ever again!
6.) 'Debris' - The Faces (from the album 'A Nod Is As Good As A Wink...To A Blind Horse')
A heartbreaker of a tune from Ronnie Lane.
7.) 'Fortune Of Fame' - The Jacobites (from the album 'Fortune Of Fame: Big Hits And Stereo Landings')
One of the great, under appreciated bands of all time. This one is them at their sleazy best.
8.) 'Teaser' - Tommy Bolin (from the album of the same name)
A massive talent whose life was cut short far too early. This song makes me think of all the music he still had to write and perform.
9.) 'All This And More' - The Dead Boys (from the album 'Young, Loud And Snotty')
When I heard their first album it was a revelation! I thought they picked up where Funhouse left off...
10.) 'Fun House' - The Stooges (from the album of the same name)
When this was released in 1970 it scared people... it still scares people... as well it should!
11.) 'Long Legged Lisa' - Silverhead (from the self-titled album)
Dirty, sexy rock 'n' roll as it was meant to be laid down.
12.) 'Peace Of Mind' - Blue Cheer (from the album 'Good Times Are So Hard To Find')
A psychedelic masterwork of lysergic distortion.
13.) 'Lovely Day' - Bill Withers (from the album 'Menagerie')
This song always brings a smile to my heart and puts life in perspective. Just what the Doctor ordered...