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Metric warm up music

Postby MetricGnome » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:34 pm

Been intending to do this thread for awhile. Metric show some impeccable taste in the music they choose after the opening act and before they hit the stage. Let's try to collect a list, find titles of some stumpers and add youtube links. Scnadams helped me with these 2 for me back in April:

I'm almost 100% certain that the first one is "Jumbo" by Underworld

The second is Caribou's "Niobe"
Bear in Heaven - Lovesick Teenagers
Brian Eno - Here come the Warm Jets(used as the Metric exist song for severla years)
Iggy Pop - Passenger
Lou Reed - Good Time Together. Right song/performer but wrong version. Might be a Velvet Underground version from 1969 I can't find on YT.
Black Mountain - No Hits
Black Mountain - Wucan
Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil
Jay-Z/Alicia - Empire State of Mind.

There was a couple more from the show I saw this month I couldn't catch, not even catching 4-5 lyrics to google search later. There was an Elliott SMith one with "disappoint me" in the lyrics, couple instrumental things, something with go-oo-oo-oo-on in the chorus that stumped my search engines. Vocalist that sounded like Nico with a violin drone in the background. Late 70's Fleetwood Mac song I forget. Either Hero or Hallogallo from Neu!. Emily has talked up Tago Mago from CAN in the past. Some new song that sounded a bit like Duran Duran's Planet Earth. Commodore and the current tour had somethign that was just a programmed beat with little else for 5 minutes soon before they hit the stage. Anyone find the band's slacker radio playlist online?

My personal favourite is Emily choosing to play these 2 songs right before hitting the stage on the Knives tour:
Golden Hair - Syd Barrett(ex Pink Floyd)
See Emily Play - Pink Floyd
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Re: Metric warm up music

Postby parkthatcar » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:23 pm

Interesting thread. I'll have to listen to some of these soon.
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Re: Metric warm up music

Postby MetricGnome » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:57 pm ... t-by-emily
Emily gave spinner(?) this 10 song playlist in late 2010. I'm the fan that gave her the 45 at Lollapalooza 2010 referenced in #3.

1. Led Zeppelin – “In the Light”
Emily Haines Says: “For epic rock jams, few songs come close to this classic. A great way to prepare for battle, whether that battle is turning a grim backstage into a party or getting ready to defeat an evil ex.”
2. The Flaming Lips – “In the Morning of the Magicians”
Emily Haines Says: “Every time we play a festival with the Flaming Lips, we all end up in a room together somewhere, hugging Wayne [Coyne] and talking our faces off trying to understand ‘everything.’”
3. ? & the Mysterians – “96 Tears”
Emily Haines Says: “If you have ever been lucky enough to witness an Emily Haines DJ set (aka DJ Emotional), this track is a staple. And now thanks to a fan in Chicago, we have a copy of it on vinyl as well. Magic.”
4. The Hives – “Won’t Be Long”
Emily Haines Says: “‘You become what you hate or you hate what you become.’”
5. LCD Soundsytem – “All I Want”
Emily Haines Says: “Love the Eno synths. It’s like the 1970s in here. ”
6. Bear in Heaven – “Lovesick Teenagers”
Emily Haines Says: “New Brooklyn arrivals Bear in Heaven give you a treat that is them. We found them and they found us. During a short but sweet tour, we all fell in love.”
7. Liars – “Plaster Casts of Everything”
Emily Haines Says: “Caught their recent concert at Lee’s Palace in Toronto. Great, as always.”
8. The Velvet Underground – “Candy Says”
Emily Haines Says: “OK, listen to this one alone late at night and realize what a deep thinker Candy was. Lovely. Who doesn’t want to walk away from themselves sometimes? A big wow to reality.”
9. Tame Impala – “It Is Not Meant to Be”
Emily Haines Says: “Discovered these guys when we were in Australia playing with Lou Reed. The singer sounds like John Lennon from beyond the grave. It’s beautiful, why deny it? They’ve got their guitar tone dialed in this track, nice Tortoise-sounding drums, plenty of plate reverb. Good times.” (HEAR IT HERE)
10. Kanye West – “Runaway”
Emily Haines Says: “OK, so the piano intro might clear the dance floor, but Kanye is feeling introspective and we should be supportive. Thanks to him, we all have a song we can sing when the weekend warriors descend on our neighborhood and ruin our favorite bars every Friday and Saturday night.”
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