S, one of the students in my class last year has started a band with other former students of mine. One of the first songs they learned how to play is the Ramones song from the CD. Recently, I was talking to her and her mom about music. It seems that by fourth grade, S has already outgrown the Beatles. S complains that they aren't weird enough for her. She has discovered the Kinks because of the song "Picture Book" which I also put on last year's class CD. Her absolute favorite song right now is "Lola" and she and her friend Isadora are proud that they have figured out what the song is about. Her parents bought her a Clash CD but she doesn't quite like it because she can't understand what the lyrics are. It seems that she is not quite ready for harsher music, but still wants loud.
Of course, I have made her a CD. I didn't want to give her anything too mellow or anything too punk. It will be interesting to see what feedback I'll get from her about the CD.
1. Three Girl Rhumba- Wire (1977)
2. Judy Is a Punk- Ramones (1976)
3. Echos Myron- Guided By Voices (1994)
4. Big Dipper- Built to Spill (1994)
5. Float On- Modest Mouse (2004)
6. Cut Your Hair- Pavement (1994)
7. Silver Lining- Beulah (2001)
8. Know Your Onion- The Shins (2001)
9 All For Swinging You Around- The New P’s (2003) (I decided not to introduce the word pornographer to her vernacular.)
10. Making Time- Creation (1967)
11. She’s Not There- The Zombies (1964)
12. Lola- The Raincoats (1979)
13. Cannonball- The Breeders (1993)
14. Take Me Out- Franz Ferdinand (2004)
15. I’m a Pretender- The Exploding Hearts (2002)
16. Me and Mia- Ted Leo and the Pharmacists (2004)
17. Radio, Radio- Elvis Costello and the Attractions (1978)
18. The Sound of Settling- Death Cab For Cutie (2003)
19. Sweet Jane- Velvet Underground (1970)
20. Once in a Lifetime- Talking Heads (1980)
21. Needles in the Camel’s Eye- Brian Eno (1973)
22. Debaser- Pixies (1989)
23. Words and Guitar- Sleater-Kinney (1997)
24. Harnessed in Slums- Archers of Loaf (1995)
25. Precision Auto- Superchunk (1992)
26. Someday- The Strokes (2001)
Only one reference to heroin, only one reference to pot smoking, and only one curse on the entire mix! The person who can name the songs with the aforementioned bad stuff wins a beer. Youthlarge can not participate. If Dor or Weasel win, then I will owe one of them two beers.
S also complained that there aren't enough female led rock bands. At first I thought I would give her more female oriented rock, but that will have to wait until Volume II. Any recommendations or glaring oversights?