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That Was a Naughty Bit
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Cleo Brown: “Boogie Woogie”
Master Jay & Michael Dee: "T.S.O.B."
The House Crew: “Euphoria (Nino’s Dream)”
Junior Senior: “Move Your Feet”
F. Kenya's Guitar Band: "Nyameco"
Luomo: “Shelter”
Roy Milton: “Milton’s Boogie”
The Postal Service: “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight”
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band: "Mainstreet"
Super Mama Djombo: "Guine-Cabral"

This site is no longer operational, but this other one--the one linked here--is. Please move on. Thanks.

This is missing ten items or so but when I get them, do some MP3 rejiggering (right now it’s about 30kbps over 700, meaning I need to reimport a bunch of stuff, including the ten items currently MIA), and burn it, this is what it will look like:

C700 GO! 1989
1. Public Enemy: “Fight the Power”
2. YZ & G Rock: “Thinking of a Master Plan”
3. Boogie Down Productions: “Why Is That?”
4. A Tribe Called Quest: “Description Of A Fool”
5. Def Jef: “Poet with Soul”
6. Divine Styler featuring the Scheme Team: “Ain’t Sayin’ Nothin’”
7. Gang Starr: “Words I Manifest (Remix)”
8. Main Source: “Atom”
9. EPMD: “So What’cha Sayin’?”
10. Nice & Smooth: “Early to Rise”
11. Stop the Violence Movement: “Self-Destruction”
12. Red Hot Chili Peppers: “Higher Ground”
13. Faith No More: “Epic”
14. Aerosmith: “Water Song/Janie’s Got a Gun”
15. Marshall Crenshaw: “You Should’ve Been There”
16. Nirvana: “About a Girl”
17. Uncle Wiggly: “Vagina Dance”
18. Thee Headcoats: “Round Every Corner”
19. Neil Young: “Rockin’ in the Free World”
20. Thelonious Monster: “Sammy Hagar Weekend”
21. The Clean: “Drawing to a Hole”
22. Tom Petty: “I Won’t Back Down”
23. Madonna: “Like a Prayer”
24. Janet Jackson: “Escapade”
25. Jody Watley: “Real Love”
26. Biz Markie: “Just a Friend”
27. L.L. Cool J: “Big Ole Butt”
28. Beastie Boys: “Shake Your Rump”
29. Young MC: “Bust a Move”
30. The D.O.C.: “It’s Funky Enough”
31. Lisa Stansfield: “All Around the World”
32. Soul II Soul: “Keep on Movin’”
33. 808 State: “Pacific State”
34. Lil’ Louis & the World: “French Kiss”
35. Technotronic featuring Felly: “Pump Up the Jam”
36. E-Zee Possee: “Everything Starts with an ‘E’ (Original Mix)”
37. Force Mass Motion: “Reach Up”
38. Adamski: “N-R-G”
39. Rhythm Device: “Acid Rock”
40. LNR: “Work It to the Bone”
41. Raze featuring Doug Lazy: “Let It Roll (Vocal Mix)”
42. Chubb Rock featuring Hitman Howie Tee: “Ya Bad Chubbs”
43. Chill Rob G: “Court Is Now in Session”
44. De La Soul featuring Jungle Brothers, Q-Tip, Phife, Queen Latifah & Monie Love: “Buddy (Native Tongues Decision)”
45. Jungle Brothers: “Doin’ Our Own Dang”
46. Three Times Dope: “Funky Dividends”
47. Ice-T: “You Played Yourself”
48. The Stone Roses: “Fools Gold”
49. Orbital: “Chime (7” Single Version)”
50. Forgemasters: “Track with No Name”
51. Nightmares on Wax: “Dextrous”
52. Rhythim Is Rhythim: “Beyond the Dance (Cult Mix)”
53. Reese: “Rock to the Beat”
54. Black Box: “Ride on Time”
55. New Order: “Round and Round”
56. Happy Mondays: “Wrote for Luck (Vince Clarke Mix)”
57. Pet Shop Boys: “It’s Alright (Single Version)”
58. Electronic: “Getting Away with It”
59. The Cure: “Pictures of You”
60. Dinosaur Jr.: “Just Like Heaven”
61. Spacemen 3: “Revolution”
62. Yo La Tengo: “Barnaby, Hardly Working”
63. My Dad Is Dead: “Too Far Gone”
64. Blake Babies: “You Don’t Give Up”
65. Eleventh Dream Day: “Life on a String”
66. Mudhoney: “Hate the Police”
67. Mickey Murka: “Ride the Rhythm”
68. Kenny Knotts: “Run Come Call Me”
69. Shabba Ranks: “Wicked Inna Bed”
70. Gregory Peck: “Oversized Mumpie”
71. Roxanne Shante: “Knockin’ Hiney”
72. 2 Live Crew: “Me So Horny”
73. Tone-Loc: “Funky Cold Medina”
74. Digital Underground: “The Humpty Dance”
75. Special Ed: “I Got It Made”
76. Sir Mix-a-Lot: “My Hooptie”
77. Ultimate Force: “I’m Not Playing”
78. Stezo: “It’s My Turn”
79. Queen Latifah: “Dance for Me”
80. Big Daddy Kane: “Warm It Up, Kane”
81. The Bizzie Boyz: “Droppin’ It”
82. 3rd Bass ft. Zev Love X: “The Gas Face”
83. Horace Tapscott: “The Dark Tree 2”
84. Muhal Richard Abrams: “Finditnow”
85. Diblo: “Bolinga”
86. Kanda Bongo Man: “Liza”
87. Toinho de Alagoas: “Balanco da Canoa”
88. Vijaya Anand: “Naane Maharaja (I Am the Emperor)”
89. Sanbo Yo: “Vaksine! (Vaccinate!)”
90. Babyface: “Whip Appeal”
91. Marvin Sease: “Stuck in the Middle”
92. Van Morrison: “Have I Told You Lately”
93. Jimmie Dale Gilmore: “See the Way”
94. Keith Whitley: “I Wonder Do You Think of Me”
95. Clint Black: “Killin’ Time”
96. Dwight Yoakam: “Long White Cadillac”
97. Jonathan Richman: “Fender Stratocaster”
98. Half Japanese: “Daytona Beach”
99. Mekons: “Memphis, Egypt”
100. Warren Zevon: “Splendid Isolation”
101. Morrissey: “The Last of the Famous International Playboys”
102. Scrawl: “I’m Ready”
103. Galaxie 500: “Blue Thunder”
104. Bob Dylan: “Most of the Time”
105. Lou Reed: “Beginning of a Great Adventure”
106. Fela Kuti: “O.D.O.O. (Edit)”
107. Crucial Robbie: “Proud to Be Black”
108. Clement Irie: “DJ in My Country”
109. Derrick Parker: “Cool It Off”
110. Jack Wilson & Demon Rockers: “Chuck It”
111. Anthony Malvo & Daddy Lizard: “Take You to the Dance”
112. Papa Son: “Watch a Them”
113. Kwame the Boy Genius featuring a New Beginning: “The Rhythm”
114. Low Profile: “Pay Ya Dues”
115. Cool C: “The Glamorous Life”
116. MC Lyte: “Cha Cha Cha”
117. Fine Young Cannibals: “She Drives Me Crazy”
118. The B-52s: “Roam”
119. The Pixies: “Here Comes Your Man”
120. The Fall: “Dead Beat Descendant”
121. Fugazi: “Provisional”
122. Three: “Domino Days”
123. Bad Brains: “With the Quickness”
124. Mescalinum United: “We Have Arrived”
125. Jomanda: “Make My Body Rock”
126. Paul Simpson featuring Adeva and introducing Carmen Marie: “Musical Freedom”
127. Frankie Knuckles: “Tears”
128. Bang the Party: “Release Your Body”
129. Starlight: “Numero Uno”
130. The Beloved: “The Sun Rising”
131. Chris Isaak: “Wicked Game”
132. Julee Cruise: “Falling”

You'll notice I changed the heading. Used to be You Can't Wear Nail Polish to a Surgery, after a comment made by AG's friend AT. Then A Garden in a Garden, after a comment made by AG herself. Now that Simon Blissout and Matthew TWANBOC have rechristened it (well, Simon and Tom Popular call it Matos's Lair, but whatever) I am playing along--since my presence in the muzak blogosphere, always fairly nebulous at best, has been diminished so greatly thanks to professional obligations, I figure I should keep whatever toehold I still have there, y'know?

I finished the book two weeks ago.
What a relief. I'm trying to take it as easy as possible outside of the job as I can, though this weekend and the next day or so were/are busy with freelance stuff. In the meantime, read this, Chris Heath's 1991 Details profile of Prince, the best piece I've ever read on him, and one that lays waste to my forthcoming book. Which I think is pretty good (not great, not terrible, but pretty good, which is all I can reasonably ask for given that I've never done anything near like it before) anyway.

C700 GO! 1997 (Trades welcome; doesn't have to be music, either.)

1. The Verve: “Bitter Sweet Symphony (Extended Version)”
2. The Dandy Warhols: “Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth”
3. Blur: “Song 2”
4. The Dismemberment Plan: “The Ice of Boston”
5. Turbonegro: “I Got Erection”
6. Papas Fritas: “Hey Hey You Say”
7. That Dog.: “Minneapolis”
8. Pavement: “Shady Lane”
9. Bran Van 3000: “Drinking in L.A.”
10. Sugar Ray featuring Super Cat: “Fly”
11. Smash Mouth: “Walking on the Sun”
12. Chumbawamba: “Tubthumping”
13. Hanson: “MMMBop”
14. Ivy: “Get Out of the City”
15. Luna: “IHOP”
16. Arto Lindsay: “Erotic City”
17. The Apples in Stereo: “Silver Chain”
18. Sonic Youth: “Anagrama”
19. Built To Spill: “Untrustable Pt. 2”
20. Belle & Sebastian: “The State I Am In”
21. Radiohead: “Karma Police”
22. The Mountain Goats: “Anti-Music Song”
23. Lifter Puller: “To Live and Die in LBI”
24. Sleater-Kinney: “Words and Guitar”
25. Cornershop: “Brimful of Asha”
26. U2: “Staring at the Sun”
27. Modest Mouse: “Heart Cooks Brain”
28. Smart Went Crazy: “A Good Day”
29. Bob Dylan: “Cold Irons Bound”
30. Yo La Tengo: “Autumn Sweater”
31. Wyclef Jean: “Gone Till November”
32. Boyz II Men: “4 Seasons of Loneliness”
33. Mary J. Blige: “Seven Days”
34. Brian McKnight: “Anytime”
35. Janet Jackson: “Got Til It’s Gone”
36. Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott featuring Da Brat: “Sock It 2 Me”
37. Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz: “Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)”
38. Puff Daddy: “It’s All About the Benjamins”
39. Busta Rhymes: “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See”
40. Timbaland & Magoo ft. Missy Elliott: “Up Jumps da Boogie”
41. Scarface: “Southside”
42. Hot Boyz: “We on Fire”
43. The Notorious B.I.G. (Featuring Puff Daddy and Mase): “Mo Money Mo Problems”
44. Mase: “Feel So Good”
45. EPMD: “Da Joint”
46. Reflection Eternal featuring Mos Def & Mr. Man: “Fortified Live (Dirty Original Mix)”
47. Cut Chemist: “Lesson 6: The Lecture”
48. Atmosphere: “Sound Is Vibration”
49. The Beatnuts featuring Big Punisher & Cuban Link: “Off the Books”
50. J-Live: “Hush the Crowd”
51. Muggs featuring Wyclef Jean: “John 3:16”
52. RA the Rugged Man featuring 8-Off: “Till My Heart Stops”
53. Wu-Tang Clan: “Triumph”
54. Xzibit: “Los Angeles Times”
55. Gang Starr: “You Know My Steez”
56. L.L. Cool J featuring Method Man, Redman, Canibus & DMX: “4, 3, 2, 1”
57. KRS One: “Step Into A World (Rapture’s Delight)”
58. Crooklyn Clan Meets DJ Kool: “Here We Go Now”
59. Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ & Nature: “Firm Biz”
60. The Lox featuring Lil’ Kim & DMX: “Money, Power & Respect”
61. Master P: “Bout It, Bout It”
62. Z-Trip and Radar: “Private Parts”
63. B-Rock & the Bizz: “MyBabyDaddy”
64. Spice Girls: “Spice Up Your Life”
65. All Saints: “I Know Where It’s At”
66. Backstreet Boys: “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”
67. Basement Jaxx: “Fly Life”
68. Daft Punk: “Around the World”
69. Fantom: “Faithfull”
70. Green Velvet: “Answering Machine”
71. Ultra Naté: “Free”
72. Byron Stingily: “Get Up”
73. Jesse Saunders: “Yeah”
74. Dimitri from Paris: “(Get Ready) For the Power of Disco”
75. I:Cube: “Power Sandwich”
76. Faze Action: “In the Trees”
77. Nuyorican Soul: “It’s Alright, I Feel It!”
78. Bellini: “Samba de Janeiro”
79. Ruben Gonzalez: “La Enganadora”
80. Sneaker Pimps: “Spin Spin Sugar (Armand’s Dark Garage Remix)”
81. 187 Lockdown: “Gunman”
82. Gant: “Sound Bwoy Burial (187 Lockdown Remix)”
83. Rosie Gaines: “Closer Than Close (Tuff Jam Unda-Vybe Mix)”
84. Mantra ft. Lydia Rhodes: “Away (Todd Edwards Mix)”
85. Tina Moore: “Never Let You Go”
86. The Fabulous Baker Boys: “Oh Boy”
87. Scott Garcia ft. MC Styles: “It’s a London Thing”
88. Gregory Isaacs: “Night Nurse (Cottonbelly Remix)”
89. Spring Heel Jack: “Galapagos 3”
90. Stereolab: “Iron Man”
91. Mozesli: “Sunshine”
92. Sensational: “I Like Crispies”
93. Maurizio: “M4 (Edit)”
94. Resilient: “1.2”
95. Carl Craig: “Televised Green Smoke”
96. Laurent Garnier: “Crispy Bacon”
97. Millsart: “Inner-Life (529)”
98. R Hawtin: “005”
99. Neil Landstrumm: “Tension in NY”
100. Boom Boom Satellites: “Soul Screamer”
101. Dylan Rhymes: “Naked & Ashamed”
102. Prodigy: “Smack My Bitch Up”
103. The Crystal Method: “Busy Child (Club Mix)”
104. Bentley Rhythm Ace: “On Her Majesty’s Secret Whistle”
105. The Chemical Brothers: “The Private Psychedelic Reel”
106. Mu-Ziq: “Hasty Boom Alert”
107. We: “Magnesium Flares”
108. Aphex Twin: “Flim”
109. Adam F: “Circles (Album Edit)”
110. Roni Size/Reprazent: “Brown Paper Bag”
111. Photek: “Ni Ten Ichi Ryu”
112. Source Direct: “Computer State”
113. Optical: “To Shape the Future”
114. Aprodite & Mickey Finn: “Bad Ass!”
115. Squarepusher: “Vic Acid”
116. Atari Teenage Riot: “Deutschland (Has Gotta Die!)”
117. Chris Rock: “My Favorite Joke”

I’ll be writing comments on all of this over the next few weeks, so stay tuned. Next up will be 1989, heh heh heh . . . .