Noise from the Front


Industry types might want to blow their expense accounts—if such things still exist—in celebration of the 62nd anniverary of the birth of the record album chart, which was first tabulated and published in the United States on March 15th, 1945. Normal people, however, should skip all that and simply enjoy (with whatever innocence they still possess) the following selections from this week’s not-quite-hit parade.

Laurie Anderson

“Strange Angels” from Strange Angels (Warner, 1989)

[Music listing for Friday, March 16]

Jesse Malin

“Gimme a Revolution” from “Don’t let Them Take you Down” sningle (Adeline, 2007)

[Music listing for Monday, March 19]

Shafqat Ali Khan

“Ashina” from Shafqat Ali Khan (valley Entertainment, 2001)

[Music listing for Saturday, March 17]

The Pogues

“The Band Played Waltzing Matilda” from Very Best of the Pogues (Warner, 2006)

[Music listing for Wednesday, March 14]


“Vivir Sin Aire” from MTV Unplugged (1999, Warner Mexico)

[Music listing for Wednesday, March 14]

Hoodoo Gurus

“Like Wow—Wideout!” from Mars Needs Guitars (Big Time/Elektra, 1985)

[Music listing for Tuesday, March 20]

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

“The 17-Year Cicada” from Of Natural History (Web of Mimicry, 2004)

[Music listing for Thursday, March 15]

Ralph Stanley & His Clinch Mountain Boys

“Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone” from Live at McCabe’s Guitar Shop (DCN, 2002)

[Music listing for Sunday, March 18]

Indigo Girls

“Tried to Be True” from Indigo Girls (Sony, 1989)

[Music listing for Tuesday, March 20]

Allman Brothers Band

“Little Martha” from A Decade of Hits (UMG, 2000)

[Music listing for Tuesday, March 20]