TMS Radio: The Warringah Sessions

August 21, 2007 | Comments (0) | by Governor X

TMS Radio, the Sloth of the Saloon, is back. Actually, I don't think it ever went away, but since its banishment from the main site, it hasn't really been mentioned.

In preparation for my new life as an Australian music star (I'm going to play pop songs on the didgeridoo), I've put together The Warringah Sessions - a nice cross sample of music from that great nation. Here's what you're in for:

AC/DC - Thunderstruck - To get you pumped for the next nine tracks, this was the logical starting point. There were plenty of good AC/DC songs to pick from, but none have the energy of Thunderstruck.

Midnight Oil - Bullroarer - Assuming you're American, Beds are Burning is probably the only Midnight Oil song you can name. Bullroarer is their best though. Your useless fact of the day: Midnight Oil lead singer Peter Garrett is now a member of Australia's Parliament and Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Environment & Heritage, Arts.

JET - Look What You've Done - JET isn't very good. They've made a career ripping other bands off and yelling a lot. They stop yelling here and actually put out a decent track.

Keith Urban - Somebody Like You - My love/hate relationship with Mr. Nicole Kidman has been documented here before, so I won't bore you with it again. Here's another example of one of his catchy tunes that I hate myself for liking.

Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out of My Head - There has never been a more appropriately named song. Kylie, her shapely backside, and this god damned song will rattle around in your head for days after you hear it.

INXS - Elegantly Wasted - If you strangle yourself while masturbating when you're listening to this, don't blame me.

Wolfmother - Woman - Finally, someone has the good sense to grow an afro and play Sabbathesque rock again. We were long overdue. This is one of the tracks on MLB 2K7 and in spite of hearing it constantly when I play that, I still enjoy it.

Natalie Imbruglia - Torn - Hi, welcome to my adolescent fantasies. To this day, I'm convinced Natalie and her video for this song are why I like short hair on girls.

Olivia Newton John - Please Mister Please - Australians doing country is nothing new. Olivia put this out in 1975. This is easily as twangy as anything you'd find coming out of Kentucky or Texas.

Silverchair - After All These Years - Everyone's favorite former grunge act with a hairy chested, anorexic lead singer is the perfect way to take us out. Don't take that the wrong way, I love these guys. As Chaim documented in his Lollapalooza post, they rock. They slow things down here though in one of my favorite songs.

Note: Men at Work and Savage Garden were not forgotten. Land Down Under would have been too obvious and as for Savage Garden, I refuse to subject you to a band that took its name from an Anne Rice book.