Monday Mixtape | 54 Songs To Make A Lousy Day Better (Side 1)

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America had Johnny Ramone. England had Steve Jones. Here in Canada, we had Gord Lewis. As the guitarist in Hamilton heroes Teenage Head, he was one of the founding fathers and primary architects of Canadian punk. But like too many of this country’s musical pioneers, he never got to enjoy the same riches and rewards as his foreign counterparts. And if his senseless and apparently violent death this past weekend — allegedly at the hands of his son, if reports are accurate — isn’t enough of a final indignity, here’s another damn kick in the teeth: The passing of Olivia Newton-John today likely means Lewis will likely be overlooked in death as he was in life. Bottom line: He deserved better. For those who remember (and those who need to learn), I’m slapping a Teenage Head set from Winnipeg in 1981 at the top of today’s collection of new singles, videos, cover tunes and remixes. RIP, Gord.

 


🔊ON REPEAT

1 | Teenage Head | Live in Winnipeg 1981


2 | Coilguns | Manicheans [Live


3 | Personal Trainer | The Lazer


4 | Tedeschi Trucks Band | Gravity (Live)


5 | Disco Doom | Mt. Surreal


6 | Hotel Ugly | I Think I Left The Stove On


7+8 | Tom Waits | All The World Is Green + Fish And Bird (Live)


9 | The Flamingos Pink | At Least I Got Your Pretty Face


10 | Gawjuss | I Feel Ill


INDIE ROCK

🔊 11 | The Big Pink | Rage


12 | Manchester Orchestra | Bedhead (Live)


🔊 13 | Franklin Gothic | Spark


14 | Rival Schools | Holding Sand (Acoustic)


15 | Jeff DeVito | Peaches and Pie


16 | Wred Fright | AM Radio Song


INDIE POP

17 | Nisa | Exaggerate


18 | Nell Davies | What The Heart Wants


METAL, HARD ROCK + PROG

19 | I Am | Surrender To The Blade


🔊 20 | Mycelia | In A Gas Station at the Outskirts of the Meth Desert


🔊 21 | Arcades | Aerobics


22 | Lunarian | Endless Sleep (ft. Ailyn)


23 | Autopista 40 | Sagrada Herejía


24 | Dellacoma | Akashic Memory


25 | Vizzerdixx | Brand New God


26 | Unhealer | Claimant