gr/eats playist – 100 songs!

gr/eats playist - 100 songs!

Just as GR67 was wrapping, Eric asked me to make a playlist for Giant Robot’s humble restaurant on Sawtelle. His only stipulation was that the music be appropriate for dining. Of course, I said yes. I’ll do anything for GR, and this would be a fun task. The first thing I did was go into the shed in my backyard and start pulling CDs. The pile included bands that I’ve interviewed for GR (Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Enon, Abe Vigoda, RFTC, The Strange Boys, Carbon/Silicon, Pinback, Voxtrot, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down), been featured in GR (Hartfield, Faye Wong, Super Furry Animals), bands that I’ve reviewed for GR (The Romanes, Ty Segall, Brilliiant Colors, Monsters Are Waiting, Surfer Blood), friends (Seam, Damon & Naomi, Goh Nakamura, The Invisible Cities, Ray Barbee, ICU), bands that I grew up loving (The Clash, X, Buzzcocks, The Specials, The English Beat, The Three O’Clock), songs that have stuck with me since high school and college (by The Church, Roxy Music, Love & Rockets, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Replacements), and current favorites (Paul Weller, Ted Leo, Super Furry Animals).

A lot of harder punk, some metal, classic hip-hop, and weirder stuff has been left out due to the restaurant setting, and I couldn’t figure out a way to blend in reggae, but these 100 songs add up to a pretty solid and hopefully fun 6 hours. Although no one except for Chef Nelson is going to listen from beginning to end, I still carefully arranged the songs and made a definite beginning and end. It isn’t meant to be heard on shuffle. So start compiling your version and enjoy, since nothing is super obscure. Or check it out at gr/eats. How many meals will it take to hear it all?

Comments, criticisms, your personal list? A legal injunction to remove a song? Let me know!

Hello Sunshine/Super Furry Animals
Lovely One/Ty Segall
Before I Start To Cry/Vivian Girls
Young Adult Friction/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
You Can Make Me Feel Bad/Frankie Rose and the Outs
Daughter in the House of Fools/Enon
Extra Man/The Fucking Champs
ガールフレンド/The Romanes
No Tears to Cry/Paul Weller
I Searched/Brilliant Colors
If I Can’t Change Your Mind (Solo mix)/Sugar
Top of the World/Shonen Knife
Music to Watch Girls By/Terry Hall
Da-a-a-ance/The Lambrettas
When Lightning Starts/The Three O’Clock
I’ll See You Around/Silver Sun
Saudade/Love & Rockets
I Love You/Spacemen 3
Alone Again Or/The Damned
Manifesto (Remake)/Roxy Music
Integratron/Dengue Fever
The Way I Feel Inside/Lois
One Step Ladder/Three Mile Pilot
It’s So Hard To Fall in Love/Superchunk
Brand New Love/Superchunk
Hawaiian Baby/The Spinanes
Stars Never Fade/Damon & Naomi
I Don’t Care If You Go/Velocity Girl
Since U Been Gone/Ted Leo
Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives/Voxtrot
Somewhere/Goh Nakamura
The Only Reason This Club Was Made/The Invisible Cities
Girl Like You/Hartfield
Sister Risk/The Phoenix Foundation
You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory/Ronnie Spector
I’ll Dry My Tears/The Casual Dots
Tears of a Clown/The English Beat
Do Nothing/The Specials featuring Rico
Skyway/The Replacements
Lena Horne Still Sings Stormy Weather/Thelonious Monster
Dancing with Tears in My Eyes/X
Sound of the Rain/The Dils
Lonely Planet Boy (Live)/Johnny Thunders
For Lovers/Wolfman featuring Peter Doherty
Things We Do/The Fun Boy Three
What a Wonderful World/Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds with Shane Macgowan
Sea of Love/Iggy Pop
Starman/David Bowie
Rainbow/Boris featuring Michio Kurihara
What We Know/Sonic Youth
Electric Boots/Slumber Party
We All Need Love/Tim Burgess
Crystal Days/Echo & The Bunnymen
Lately (Album)/The Helio Sequence
Some Things Last a Long Time/Built To Spill
Virginia Reel Around The Fountain/The Halo Benders
Two Feet in Front/Lync
Moment by Moment/Ray Barbee
Gates of Steel/Devo
Damaged Goods/Gang of Four
Ex Lion Tamer/Wire
ESP/The Buzzcocks
Every Little Bit Hurts/The Clash
Your Woman/Cats on Fire
Take/The Colourfield
Hapy As Can Be/Cut Off Your Hands
Queen B/Marine Research
Sea Hunt/Beat Happening
Teenage Kicks/The Undertones
New Love/The Muffs
Make Me a Chevy/The Promise Ring
Floating Vibes/Surfer Blood
The Unguarded Moment/The Church
Wild Heart/Abe Vigoda
Nobody/Monsters Are Waiting
Sometimes Always/The Jesus & Mary Chain
I’m Gonna See You/That Dog
Modern Girl/Sleater-Kinney
Texas Never Whispers/Pavement
Magical Colors/The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Everything & Nothing At All/Quasi
I’m So Tired/Fugazi
Interview with the Chain Gang/Chain & The Gang
Bag of Hammers/Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Night Might/The Strange Boys
Got My Hand in My Head/Money Mark
Classics of Love/Common Rider
National Anthem/Carbon/Silicon
Little Arm/Rocket From The Crypt
Offline PK/Pinback
Metronomic Underground/Stereolab
Sea Anemone/Jets To Brazil
First of the Gang To Die/Morrissey