Several months ago I stumbled across a website (maintained by Chenin) called Fudge Banana Swirl, which quickly became bookmarked in my “@daily” (which means check me daily!) folder. One of the first posts I read was in Chenin’s “I love” series (which was also part of the inspiration behind my “Things I love” series), and featured The ABCs of Rock by Melissa Duke Mooney with art by Print Mafia.
Eleanor is really into the ABCs lately, and Tim recently taught Eleanor about “rocking out”, so as part of Tim’s birthday gift I bought the book for him. It arrived in the mail a couple of days ago, and I just couldn’t wait until the 26th to give it to him.
I anticipated it getting a good reaction; I knew he would think the book was a cool idea. But I didn’t expect it getting this good of a reaction. Immediately after finishing his first read of the book, he put it down and announced “Well, now I have to make a playlist!”
Two days and $75 later, the playlist was ready for its debut. And it is awesome!
But here’s the best part. This post comes with a challenge and a give-away. We challenge you, my creative and fearless readers, to come up with your own playlists, honoring the artists featured in this book. And for the best playlist (to be determined by a panel of unbiased reviewers, of course)…your very own copy of this terrific alphabetical retrospective of 26 iconic bands spanning the last four decades. Word.
The ABCs of Rock, Artists & Playlist
David Bowie– Young Americans
The Clash– Should I Stay or Should I Go
Bob Dylan– Tombstone Blues
Elvis Costello– Pump It Up
Fleetwood Mac– Go Your Own Way
Go-Gos– We Got the Beat
Heart– Crazy on You
Iggy Pop– The Passenger
Joan Jett– Bad Reputation
Kiss– Rock ‘N Roll all Nite
Led Zeppelin– D’yer Mak’er
Bob Marley– She’s Gone
Nirvana– Lounge Act
Ozzy Osbourne– Mamma, I’m Coming Home
The Police– Message In a Bottle
Queen– Fat Bottomed Girls
R.E.M.- Orange Crush
Sonic Youth– Steepin’ Around
Talking Heads– Wild Wild Life
U2– Sunday Bloody Sunday
Velvet Underground– Sweet Jane
The White Stripes– The Denial Twist
X– Sex and Dying in High Society
Neil Young– Southern Man
ZZ Top– Jesus Just Left Chicago