15 April 2008

The Emerald City, Pt. I: About Seattle

In honor of Jess' first-ever visit to the left west coast, I offer up some of the choices tracks about the jewel of the pacific. Sadly, some much-needed key songs about Seattle are missing (by Anti-Flag or Jeffrey Lewis, for example), so if any of you have these, feel free to share the love. Songs about Seattle (and her neighbors):

Nirvana - Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle.mp3

Todd Snider - Talkin' Seattle Grunge Rock Blues.mp3

Sir Mix-a-Lot - Seattle Ain't Bullshittin.mp3

See You In Seattle.mp3 (Theme to 1964 World's Fair)

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Seattle Wash.mp3

The Hot Toddies - Seattle.mp3

Jakobinarina - Sleeping in Seattle.mp3

Spacels - The New Seattle.mp3

Cop Shoot Cop - Seattle.mp3

Bobby Sherman - Seattle.mp3

Cameo Dance Orchestra - That Tacoma Home Of Mine.mp3

MxPx - Move to Bremerton.mp3

Andrew Bird - Goth Olympians.mp3

Tumwater High School Girls' Choir - Washington My Home.mp3 (State Song of Washington)

Say Hi - Northwest Girls.mp3

Stay tuned tomorrow for Part II: Songs by bands from Seattle!


Dan said...

On Date With the Smithereens by the Smithereens (duh) they have a song called Sick of Seattle. It came out in 1994, so I'm sure a lot of bands that already had a grungy sound, but didn't get the attention that Nirvana, etc. got were sick of Seattle.

Parisian Cowboy said...

I love Seattle.

Maybe you could do the same kind of post about Portland.... lot of great bands from there : The Decemberists, Laura Veirs, Scout Niblett, Mark Lanegan...

Anyway, I like this blog a lot.