Over the next few weeks, to mark the release of our volumes in Continuum’s 33 1/3 series, we are featuring a series of guest playlists from friends, critics, and fellow music lovers. Given that both our books focus on New York in the 70s, we’ve asked contributors to curate lists along the lines of a loose theme: “favorite NYC records.” What constitutes a “NYC record” is left to their discretion.
This morning’s list comes from Tim B, proprietor of one of our favorite rock ‘n’ roll ephemera blogs, Stupefaction, a constant source of pleasure. He’s also one of the minds behind The New York Nobody Sings. Follow him on Twitter @karateboogaloo.
Tim B writes: “Here’s five with an honorable mention. No commentary.”
Serge Gainsbourg, “New York USA”
Lou Reed, “Coney Island Baby” (Live)
Bush Tetras, “Too Many Creeps”
Charles Mingus, “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”
Justin Townes, Earle “Harlem River Blues”
Honorable Mention – Tom Waits, “Midtown” (no video available)
What’s on your NYC playlist?