This week, to mark the release of our volumes in Continuum’s 33 1/3 series, we continue our series of guest playlists from friends, critics, and fellow music lovers. (Check back late afternoons: we’ll probably be posting two a day.) 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 playlist comes from veteran WFMU DJ Trouble, whose show remains on the summer schedule in its current Tuesday morning position, 9 to 12. (Be sure to tune in on June 28, when she’ll host Cyrus and me to talk about our books and NYC music in the 70s.) Trouble’s list, she writes, is “heavy on the art and outer borough essentials that propel nyc…” And so:
Sonic Youth, “Kool Thing”
Lounge Lizards, “Big Heart” (Live)
Roxanne Shanté, “Roxanne’s Revenge”
(Also see the “Street Version Mashup” video)
Shangri-Las, “Give Him a Great Big Kiss”
[Ed. note: Another performance, embedding disabled. Trouble: “Those outfits r to die for.”)
The Ronettes, “Be My Baby” (opening sequence from Mean Streets)
Laurie Anderson, “O Superman”
What’s on your NYC playlist?