Maroon 5's Playlist
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Check out Maroon 5's Playlist of favorite tunes from Adam (Vocals, Guitar), Jesse (Keyboards), James (Guitar), Mickey (Bass) and Ryan (Drums). Adam's Picks (Tracks 1 — 7) "Simple Twist of Fate" (Track 1): "It's Bob Dylan." "Livin' For The City" (Track 2): "It's Stevie Wonder. My favorite singer. My favorite musician. My spiritual leader." "One" (Track 3): "People try to write songs like this but never succeeded. U2 finally figured out how to do it." "Limo Wreck" (Track 4): "The heaviest, sexiest song on Superunknown." "Leash" (Track 5): "VS. is one of my favorite albums all-time. I remember reading an interview with Eddie Vedder where he talked about Quadrophenia and how it changed his life when he was a teenage. Well Ed, VS. saved mine. Thanks." "Darling Nikki" (Track 6): "This song taught me how not be afraid of talking about sex explicitly." "Trenchtown Rock" (Track 7): "This is the song that made me understand the weight of Bob Marley." Jesse's Picks (Tracks 8—25) "What a joy to be able to make this playlist for you. When I'm listening to music it's often so easy to see how connected everything is. The world of sound and time seems infinite, and if one thing is infinite, then it means that everything else also has no beginning and no end. Such a comforting thought. We're all in this together." "Masters of War" (Track 8): "'Let me ask you one question, is your money that good? Will it buy you forgiveness? Do you think that it could? I think you will find, when your death takes its toll, all the money you made will never buy back your soul.'" "Everything is Everything" (Track 9): "'Everything is everything, the more I talk about it, the less I do control.'" "At Last (single)" (Track 10): "'At last, my love has come along, my lonely days are over, and life is like a song.'" "The Lyre of Orpheus" (Track 11): "'Orpheus strummed till his fingers bled. He hit a G minor 7. He woke up God from a deep deep sleep, God was a major player in heaven.'" "1st Things 1st" (Track 12): "'And telling me would be such a breeze, say it if you want to leave.'" "Rub It In" (Track 13): "'If there's a phony bone in me, I want it broken.'" "Sadhanipa" (Track 14): "'Whhhooooooooooo, ding ding ding ding, whaaaaheeeaaaaa… twha twha twha twha twha twha'. PS: Watch the movies Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi." "Guinnevere" (Track 15): "'We shall be free.'" "Invention No. 4 in D Minor, BWV 775" (Track 16): "'The sound of genius'. PS: Glenn Gould: also, a genius." "I Fall In Love Too Easily" (Track 17): "'I fall in love too terribly hard, for love to ever last.'" "I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl" (Track 18): "'You been acting different I been told, soothe me I want some sugar in my bowl.'" "I Never" (Track 19): "'I got nothing to give you, you see, except everything, everything, everything, everything, all the good and the bad.'" "God Only Knows" (Track 20): "'If you should ever leave me, life would still go on believe me…'" "100% Dundee" (Track 21): "'Thought twice, shoulda thought once, got played for the dunce.'" "Through the Wire" (Track 22): "'What if somebody from the Chi was ill got a deal on the hottest rap label around, But he wasn't talking 'bout coke and birds it was more like spoken word except he's really putting it down.'" "The Line" (Track 23): "'I just want to put it on, put it on the line, that's all I wanna do.'" "If It's Magic" (Track 24): "'It holds the key to every heart, throughout the universe, it fills you up without a bite, and quenches every thirst.'" "With God On Our Side" (Track 25): "'The First World War, it came and it went. The reason for fighting, I never did get. But I learned to accept it, accept it with pride, for you don't count the dead when God's on your side…'" James' Picks (Tracks 26—47) "Club Foot" (Track 26): "I put this record on backstage for the first time and we ended up listening to the whole thing through. That usually doesn't happen. Listen and find out why." "Love is the Drug" (Track 27): "Really well crafted pop music." "Blues for Los Angeles" (Track 28): "This is one of my favorite jazz guitarists. I guess calling him a jazz guitarist would really be wrong because his music always floats between so many genres. I really anticipate any project that he is involved in. Play this song while you're driving through LA at night." "Fables of Faubus" (Track 29): "A bold political statement from one of the greatest jazz musicians and composers of this century." "Take it Easy (Love Nothing)" (Track 30): "As a Nebraska native, I have been watching Conor for a long time now and he continues to amaze me. This also features brilliant production by Mike Mogis who I paid $50 to record my very first demo in his Lincoln basement ten years ago. I believe his rate has gone up now. He's also done amazing things behind the board for Rilo Kiley, The Faint and Cursive." "Dusty McNugget" (Track 31): "Meldhau is an amazing pianist who is breathing life into the recently-stale jazz world. I have borrowed (or stolen) a lot of melodic ideas from his improvisations. This record brilliantly teamed Meldhau with two musicians I greatly admire: John Brion, and one of my favorite drummers, Matt Chamberlin." "Kid Charlemange" (Track 32): "Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were brilliant musicians who surrounded themselves with brilliant musicians. They write some of my favorite lyrics also. Their songs are strangely compelling character sketches about the kind of shady hustlers I started to meet as soon as I moved to Los Angeles. This also has one of my favorite guitar solos ever performed by Larry Carlton." "Birds of Fire" (Track 33): "I think these guys possessed a sense of adventure that is missing from music today. Often musicians that are as capable as these tend to lose their edge — not Mahuvishnu." "Nowhere Again" (Track 34): "One of my favorite new bands." "Underground" (Track 35): "Folds continues to write great songs, but this was the very first thing I ever heard from him. In the midst of all of the post-grunge and nu metal schlock that was on the radio at the time, it was like a beacon of hope." "Wait" (Track 36): "I really like the way the guitars answer each other on this intro. More people should have heard this record." "Paint's Peeling" (Track 37) and "I Never" (Track 19): "Man, these guys are so good I had to put two songs. Check out the amazing string arrangements by Nate Walcott." "What Ever Happened to Corey Haim?" (Track 38): "I am really looking forward to being on tour with these guys this spring." "YYZ" (Track 39): "My older brother Chris played me this when I was ten. Upon hearing it, I decided I wanted to play guitar." "Inspiration Information" (Track 40): "Kudos to David Byrne for putting this back out." "Need You Tonight" (Track 41): "The first tape I bought with my own money. It was a good idea for them to work with Nile Rodgers." "You Will Be Shot" (Track 42): "People talk about pushing boundaries all the time, but Zorn actually does. Not for the faint of heart." "The Mollusk" (Track 43): "These guys are really good, ironic or not." "The Warming Sun" (Track 44): "This was on heavy rotation during my last break-up." "Message In a Bottle" (Track 45): "Obvious choice? Yes, for a reason. One of my favorite riffs to play on guitar." "99 Problems" (Track 46): "My favorite track off this record." "Four on Six (Live Version)" (Track 47): "A true pioneer of jazz guitar." Mickey's Picks (Tracks 48—63) "I've been trying to write about each of these songs individually, and the conclusion I've come to is that, with a few notable exceptions (Greil Marcus, Michael Bracewell and Jon Savage leap to mind), no one should ever attempt to write about music because one WILL sound like a jackass. Having said that, here are some of my favorite songs. The only artist I'll address directly here (despite my previous disclaimer) is Nick Cave, who has made a record this year that flies in the face of all that is tacky and disposable about modern pop culture, and in fact feels like it exists in spite of the rest of the culture; at the same time, it sounds utterly modern and progressive. His idiosyncrasy and unabashed intellectualism, along with his soulfulness and sincerity, typify everything I love about music and everything I look for in songs and artists. All these songs here reflect those same qualities in their own particular way." Ryan's Picks (Tracks 64—85) "Highway Patrolman" (Track 64): "Sad and beautiful; it breaks my heart every time I listen to it." "A Spoonful Weighs a Ton" (Track 65): "This song sounds like the universe before life began." "I Fall in Love Too Easily" (Track 17): "Chet Baker had the voice of an angel (on heroin)." "Dam That River" (Track 66): "Early-Nineties grunge at its best." "The Day I Tried to Live" (Track 67): "Heavy, melodic, perfect." "Invisible Sun" (Track 68): "My mom was worried about my brother and I when we were listening to this song as children. I'm not sure why, but I always think about that when I hear this song now." "Lucifer" (Track 69): "You did it again, Kanyeezy. You's a genius." "So Good" (Track 70): "I was in awe of Béyonce when I heard this song for the first time (I still am)." "Express Yourself" (Track 71): "Great dance song from the ultimate hardcore gangsta rap group." "Evacuation" (Track 72): "This song reminds me of earlier Pearl Jam but takes it to a new place." "Bring the Noise" (Track 73): "I prefer the original to the Anthrax version." "Chameleon" (Track 74): "It's impossible to groove harder." "Tell Me Something Good" (Track 75): "We used to cover this song, but I don't know if it was as sexy as the original." "Spanish Joint" (Track 76): "Interesting combination of influences. The playing is sick on this track also." "Overjoyed" (Track 77): "Beautiful song, beautifully recorded." "I Know" (Track 78): "Fiona at her most vulnerable." "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (Track 79): "Inspiring." "She's Gone" (Track 80): "I grew up with Hall & Oates playing in my mom's car, so I have a soft-spot for their blue-eyed soul." "The Weight" (Track 81): "The version of this in The Last Waltz is so tender and intimate. Rent it and watch it if you haven't yet." "Man In a Shed" (Track 82): "I love bittersweet songwriting." "All I Want" (Track 83): "The tone of her voice was like ear candy." "Southern Man" (Track 84): "Intense and moving." "You're All I Need to Get By" (Track 85): "So uplifting; I wish everyone had love like this in their life."£29.28Parental Advisory
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- Released: 21 February 2005