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Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from k.d. lang.

 

The multiple Grammy Award-winning k.d. lang has steadily been producing music since 1984. She is known for her hits "Constant Craving" and "Miss Chatelaine" as well as her collaborations with artists such as The Reclines and Tony Bennett.

 

  • Song: "The Consequences of Falling"

  • Album: Invincible Summer
  • Year: 2000
  • Comment: The lead single from lang's 2000 release.

 

 

  • Song: "Lifted By Love"

  • Album: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
  • Year: 1993
  • Comment: The first of lang's singles on the US Dance Chart, the song was featured on the soundtrack for Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.

 

 

  • Song: "Helpless"

  • Album: Hymns of the 49th Parallel
  • Year: 2004
  • Comment: Originally a Neil Young song, this album featured covers of lang's favorite fellow Canadian musicians.

 

 

  • Song: "Atomic Number"

  • Album: case/lang/veirs
  • Year: 2016
  • Comment: The lead single from lang's collaborative effort with Neko Case and Laura Veirs.

 

 

  • Song: "Constant Craving"

  • Album: Ingénue
  • Year: 1992
  • Comment: Perhaps lang's most well-known song, it reached #2 on the US Adult Contemporary chart following its release.

 

 

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Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Phish.

 

Phish, who have been playing together for over 30 years now, met at the University of Vermont and are at the forefront of the jam band scene. They are renowned for their live performances and devout fans. Phish are Trey Anastasio (guitar), Mike Gordon (bass), Page McConnell (keys) and Jon Fishman (Drums).

 

  • Song: "Birds of a Feather"

  • Album: The Story of the Ghost
  • Year: 1998
  • Comment: One of the more upbeat tracks on their largely downtempo, eerie 1998 release.

 

 

  • Song: "Chalkdust Torture"

  • Album: A Picture of Nectar
  • Year: 1992
  • Comment: This track is known for its rock and roll opening. This version at SPAC last year features Anastasio on drums during the jam section.

 

 

  • Song: "Bouncing Around The Room"

  • Album: Lawn Boy
  • Year: 1990
  • Comment: A fan favorite from their second official studio release.

 

 

  • Song: "Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan"

  • Album: Joy
  • Year: 2009
  • Comment: This song is featured on their first release after their hiatus. The album is dedicated to Anastasio's sister.

 

 

  • Song: "Down With Disease"

  • Album: Hoist
  • Year: 1994
  • Comment: Another fan favorite, this is the only Phish song with an official music video, directed by their very own bassist, Mike Gordon.

 

 

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Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from The Smiths.

 

A vital voice of the 1980's music scene. The Smiths were Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Mike Joyce, and Andy Rourke. The band was nominated in both 2014 and 2015 for induction into the Rock hall of fame.

 

  • Song: "A Rush & a Push & the Land Is Ours"

  • Album: Strangeways, Here We Come
  • Year: 1987
  • Comment: Remastered version of this classic.

 

 

  • Song: "Sheila Take a Bow"

  • Album: Single
  • Year: 1987
  • Comment: This track reached #10 in UK in 1987

 

 

  • Song: "Ask"

  • Album: Single
  • Year: 1986
  • Comment: features Kirsty MacColl on backing vocals

 

 

  • Song: "What Difference Does It Make?"

  • Album: The Smiths
  • Year: 1984
  • Comment: There are 2 verisons of the single, one on their debut and one from the John Peel show recording

 

 

  • Song: "How Soon Is Now?"

  • Album: Meat Is Murder
  • Year: 1984
  • Comment: B-side to a 1984 single that was eventually released 2 years later as a single

 

 

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Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from R.E.M..

 

This band bridged the gap from the new wave era and college rock to the birth of alternative music. Their jangly southern rock sound was always present in their music, even after gaining stadium rock status in the 90's

 

  • Song: "Everybody Hurts"

  • Album: Automatic For The People
  • Year: 1992
  • Comment: Powerful song that everyone can relate to

 

 

  • Song: "Driver 8"

  • Album: Fables Of The Reconstruction
  • Year: 1985
  • Comment: Underrated Key track from an early release. One of those early MTV videos

 

 

  • Song: "Superman"

  • Album: Life's Rich Pageant
  • Year: 1986
  • Comment: Obscure cover of The Texas band 'The Clique' that R.E.M made popular.

 

 

  • Song: "Radio Song"

  • Album: Out Of Time
  • Year: 1991
  • Comment: Features KRS-One of Boogie Down Productions

 

 

  • Song: "Begin The Begin"

  • Album: Life's Rich Pageant
  • Year: 1986
  • Comment: This track kicked off side A of Lefe's Rich Pageant for our Album Side weekend.

 

 

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Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Elliot Smith.

 

Elliott Smith was an indie folk and rock musician. There was a recent reiussue of his record Either/or to commemorate it's 20th anniversary. Elliott Smith passed away in 2003.

 

  • Song: "I Figured You Out"

  • Album: Either/Or reissue
  • Year: 2017
  • Comment: recorded in 1995 and just released for the first time on 20th Anniversary of Either/Or release

 

 

  • Song: "Baby Britain"

  • Album: XO
  • Year: 1998
  • Comment: Well constructed Beatlesque pop song

 

 

  • Song: "Miss Misery"

  • Album: Sound Track to Good Will Hunting
  • Year: 1997
  • Comment: From closing credits of 'Good Will Hunting'

 

 

  • Song: "Son Of Sam"

  • Album: Figure 8
  • Year: 2000
  • Comment: The song was not about the real life "Son of Sam"

 

 

  • Song: "Walt #2 (X/O)"

  • Album: XO
  • Year: 1998
  • Comment: This was the first single from his fourth studio album

 

 

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Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Joe Jackson.

 

Joe Jackson has been creating music in many different genres since the 1970's. From Pop, Jazz, Swing, Classical to New Wave and Punk.

 

  • Song: "Stranger Than Fiction"

  • Album: Laughter & Lust
  • Year: 1991

 

 

  • Song: "Is She Really Going Out With Him?"

  • Album: Look Sharp !
  • Year: 1979
  • Comment: Best known song and biggest hit.

 

 

  • Song: "Take It Like A Man"

  • Album: Volume 4
  • Year: 2003
  • Comment: Live Television performance

 

 

  • Song: "Steppin' Out"

  • Album: Night and Day
  • Year: 1982
  • Comment: 80's vibe

 

 

  • Song: "Sunday Papers"

  • Album: Look Sharp !
  • Year: 1979
  • Comment: Great lyrics that still fit today. Lyrics of song sarcastically criticize the press and those who read it.

 

 

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Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Frightened Rabbit.

 

Frightened Rabbit are a band that formed in 2003 and are from Scotland. They are known to combine poetic lyrics with their brooding indie rock sound

 

  • Song: "Blood Under The Bridge"

  • Album: Painting Of A Panic Attack
  • Year: 2016
  • Comment: One of The many excellent songs from their latest effort

 

 

  • Song: "State Hospital"

  • Album: Pedestrian Verse
  • Year: 2013

 

 

  • Song: "Good Arms vs. Bad Arms"

  • Album: The Midnight Organ Fight
  • Year: 2008
  • Comment: The album title creates some interesting imagery.

 

 

  • Song: "Swim Until You Can't See Land"

  • Album: The Winter of Mixed Drinks
  • Year: 2010
  • Comment: One of my personal favorites

 

 

  • Song: "Get Out"

  • Album: Painting Of A Panic Attack
  • Year: 2016
  • Comment: First single and video from their latest album

 

 

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Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from The Jayhawks.

 

The Jayhawks continue to carry the torch of one of the best Country Rock acts to this day. They got their start in the Twin Cities in the mid 80's and after some line up changes and a hiatus the band has released 2 efforts and toured extensively in the past 5 years

 

  • Song: "Big Star"

  • Album: The Sound Of Lies
  • Year: 1997
  • Comment: Someday !

 

 

  • Song: "Waiting For The Sun"

  • Album: Hollywood Town Hall
  • Year: 1992
  • Comment: Gary Louris classic guiatr work

 

 

  • Song: "It's Up To You"

  • Album: The Sound Of Lies
  • Year: 1997

 

 

  • Song: "Save It For A Rainy Day"

  • Album: Rainy Day Music
  • Year: 2003
  • Comment: A fitting song for a rainy day in Pittsburgh

 

 

  • Song: "Blue"

  • Album: Tomorrow The Green Grass
  • Year: 1995
  • Comment: This was the band's first effort without Marc Olson

 

 

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