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Favorites

RECENT FAVORITES: Memphis Circa 3am – John Paul Keith; Quality Street – Nick Lowe; Win This Record – David Lindley & El Rayo X; Very Greasy – David Lindley & El Rayo X; Froggy’s Favorites, Vol. 1 – NRBQ; Muscle Shoals documentary (every bit as good as it should be); Good Old Freda (killer documentary on the Beatles’ longtime secretary); The Chitlin’ Circuit: And the Road to Rock ‘n’ Roll – Preston Lauterbach

Favorite Albums of All-Time
Third/Sister Lovers – Big Star
The Band – The Band
London Calling – The Clash
Imperial Bedroom – Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Revolver – The Beatles
At Yankee Stadium – NRBQ
Mary Jean & 9 Others – Marshall Crenshaw
Live at the Star Club, 1963 – Jerry Lee Lewis
Riding With the King – John Hiatt
Underwater Moonlight – The Soft Boys
Marquee Moon – Television
Something Else – The Kinks
The Slider – T. Rex
Wildflowers – Tom Petty
American Recordings – Johnny Cash
Skylarking – XTC
Nilsson Sings Newman – Harry Nilsson
Key Lime Pie – Camper Van Beethoven
Ladies’ Love Oracle – Grant-Lee Phillips
Stands for Decibels – The dB’s
Isolation Drills – Guided by Voices
Destroyer’s Rubies – Destroyer
Tonight’s the Night – Neil Young
Sheet Music – 10cc
Plastic Ono Band – John Lennon
The Twilight Era – Sanford Arms
Band on the Run – Paul McCartney/Wings
Labour of Lust – Nick Lowe
Tres Hombres – ZZ Top
Seconds of Pleasure – Rockpile
Fort Recovery – Centro-matic
¡Let Freedom Ring! – Chuck Prophet
Say Us – Zeus
Favorite Songs of All-Time
“Tracks of My Tears” – Smokey Robinson
“Take Care” – Big Star
“Waterloo Sunset” – The Kinks
“Ashes to Ashes” – David Bowie
“It’s Different for Girls” – Joe Jackson
“Any Major Dude Will Tell You” – Steely Dan
“This Will Be Our Year” – The Zombies
“Sleep of the Just” – Elvis Costello
“Rich Girl” – Daryl Hall & John Oates
“Lately I’ve Let Things Slide” – Nick Lowe
“I Hate to Eat Alone” – 10cc
“Superstar” (Leon Russell/Bonnie Bramlett – Carpenters version)
“The Grand Tour” – George Jones
“Tears of Rage” – The Band/Dylan
“I’m So Proud” – Curtis Mayfield
“Promises I’ve Made” – Emitt Rhodes
“New Kid in Town” – Eagles
“Signed, Sealed, Delivered” – Stevie Wonder
“Would You Love Me?” – Chuck Prophet
“Racing Stripe Winter” – Red Heart the Ticker
“How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?” – Bee Gees/Al Green
“She’s a Mystery to Me” – Roy Orbison
“If I Could Build My Whole World Around You” – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
“Want Ads” – The Honey Cone
“Band of Gold” – Freda Payne

Favorite Books of All-Time
Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevksy
Nine Stories – J.D. Salinger
It Came From Memphis – Robert Gordon
Narcissus and Goldmund – Hermann Hesse
More Pricks Than Kicks – Samuel Beckett
The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
Barabbas – Pär Lagerkvist
Wise Blood – Flannery O’Connor
Confederates in the Attic – Tony Horwitz
One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia-Marquez
Hellfire – Nick Tosches
The Fight – Norman Mailer
Shakey – Jimmy McDonough
Rythm Oil – Stanley Booth
The Stories of Breece D’J Pancake
North Toward Home – Willie Morris