Echoes from the Century Next Door
1 The Devil’s Song
An earworm about earworms.
2 You Really Got Me / Song 2
“You Really Got Me” was written by Ray Davies and recorded by the Kinks in 1964. The song features an immortal guitar riff played by Dave Davies through a purposely sliced guitar amp speaker. Song #2 was Blur’s comment on grunge music in 1997, with Graham Coxon bringing the guitar riff.
3 Two Cats Watching the News
Written and recorded by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1971.
5 Take the Skinheads Bowling
Camper van Beethoven’s first college radio hit in 1985. Singer and writer David Lowery was surprised by the song’s popularity. Thanks to Bill Barbot (Foxhall Stacks, Jawbox), Daniel Leyson (The Eternal Triangle) and Lydee Walsh for vocals on this version.
Jimmy Buffett’s signature song from 1977. Thanks to Andy Creighton (The World Record) for bass and Paul Livingstone (Arohi Ensemble) for sitar on this track.
7 I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
Written by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan in 1992. Thanks to Lia Carpenter for suggesting this cover.
8 Balloon Man
From Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians “Globe of Frogs” album in 1988. Hearing this in college, my future wife and I discovered that both our dads were named Bruce.
9 Hot Fools
They’re just like ordinary fools, but hotter.
10 Blitzkrieg Bop
The Ramones’ debut single from 1976. Thanks to Lydee Walsh for vocals.
11 I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Written by Hank Williams and Fred Rose in 1952, this song was the last single released during Williams’ lifetime.
12 Folsom Prison Blues
Written by Johnny Cash in 1953, released in 1955. His live version recorded in Folsom Prison became a hit in 1968.
13 How Mick Jagger Got His Lips
Thanks to Lydee Walsh for vocals.
14 What a Little Moonlight Can Do
Written by Harry M. Woods in 1934, popularized by Billie Holiday in 1935
“Echoes” were performed and captured by Timothy Sellers at Greeen Records in Highland Park, Los Angeles in 2016 and 2017, except where otherwise noted. Paintings by Timothy Sellers. Design by Allison Achauer.
Thanks to friends, fans, and family! Thanks to our cats for not always puking precisely on my guitar pedals. Thanks to Franz Joseph Haydn for writing such a vast number of excellent symphonies. Special thanks to musicians, listeners, and people who know where the secret electrical outlet is at the farmer’s market. See you on the next record.