Friday Random Ten: Death and Monkeys edition

I’ve got to inaugurate the new site with a Friday Random Ten, don’t I?

My Generation Patti Smith
Ghost Riders On The Storm California Guitar Trio
Women’s Prison Loretta Lynn
Coming in from the cold The Delgados
Noctuary Bonobo
Evolution Ayumi Hamasaki
Death Is Not The End (With Nick Cave) PJ Harvey
Walk Through My Door Gaelic Storm
Lord, Fix Me Madison Prayer Band
Leave My Monkey Alone Warren Zevon


  1. afarensis says

    Since we are talking about covers that are better than the originals don’t forget Marilyn Manson’s version of Sweet Dreams and Type O Negative’s version of Summer Breeze…

  2. jl says

    The P.J. Harvey / Nick Cave collaboration isn’t as surprising as the Nick Cave / Kylie Minogue duet off the same album. Brilliant, though. Love that song.

  3. Jamie says

    afarensis, don’t forget Type O Negative’s version of Cinnamon Girl. Also, Bad Religion does some nicely paraphrased Xmas carols.

  4. djlactin says

    PZ: do you mean “Ghost Riders in the Sky”?

    (you seem to have created a recombinant of this title and the Doors’ “Riders on the Storm”!

  5. Sage Donkey says

    Hey, I actually recognize a couple of these, which isnt usually the case with PZs music lists (says the old guy).

  6. Maggie says

    Another “aw, yeah” for Death is Not the End. Not only are both the song and the cover style great, but it serves as the PERFECT button to the album.

  7. says

    It’s real. It’s off the album Murder Ballads.

    Yes, I own it. ;)

    In fact, my one and only nickname is off of that album. My name is Loretta… “Curse of Millhaven.”

  8. Pan Pan (anon) says

    Leave My Monkey Alone

    Yet another lesser known Zevon song about apes. Anyone who knows this one must be quite familiar with the bulk of his great career.

    btw, Gorilla You’re a Desperado is my favorite.