Monday, June 29, 2009

Albums as set lists

Carrie Brownstein delivers the news that the Pixies will be playing Doolittle in track order in an upcoming tour. This follows similar efforts by Sonic Youth with Daydream Nation and Liz Phair with Exile and Guyville. I think that someone like myself, who missed the band in the heyday and really wants to hear a certain set of songs, is the target for these shows. This raises the question of which shows, prompted perhaps, by a need to pay for the kids's steep college bills, we would like to see. I suspect my top votes would be for Slanted and Enchanted, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, and Q:Are We Not Men A: We are Devo. I was going to say London Calling (impossible I know) but there is a bit too much fluff there.

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