Songs We Love By Bands We Don't, Opinions on Nick Cave & Farewell to Ginger Baker & Kim Shattuck

Have you ever listened to a song and loved it, only to find out it's by an artist you can't stand? Jim and Greg will explore the concept of great songs by horrible artists and share a few of their favorites. Plus they'll review Ghosteen from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and pay tribute to drummer Ginger Baker and The Muffs' Kim Shattuck.

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Songs We Love By Bands We Don't

It can be rare, but every once in a while Jim and Greg find a track they really dig… by an artist they really don‘t. This week, the hosts share great songs by artists that they otherwise can’t stand, from Don Henley to The Cult.


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Ghosteen

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are an art rock band that just put out its 17th album, Ghosteen. After the tragedy of suddenly losing his 15-year-old son in 2015, Cave has been making music that's more contemplative and ambient, and Ghosteen is no exception. Initially, Greg thought the record was a dud, but really did a 180. He was incredibly moved by the album and how Cave is confronting loss and depression head-on with thoughtful music. Jim couldn‘t disagree more. He finds Cave’s lyrics to be contrived and misses his more energetic, punk-infused work.


Ginger Baker Obituary

ginger Drummer and Cream co-founder Ginger Baker recently died at age 80. He was supremely talented and passionate specifically about African rhythmns and jazz. Greg chooses the track "White Room" by Cream to highlight just what a game-changing drummer he really was.

Kim Shattuck and Ed Ackerson Obituaries

ginger ginger Before Jim memorialized the late Muffs' lead singer Kim Shattuck, he wanted to say farewell to an old Minneapolis compatriot, Ed Ackerson. Ackerson was a member of impactful bands like Polara, the 27 Various, the Dig and produced for artists like Soul Asylum, the Jayhawks and the Replacements. He died recently at age 54.

Kim Shattuck, who sang lead vocals and played guitar in her band the Muffs, died recently as well at age 56 from ALS. Kim and the punk band the Muffs were signed to Warner Brothers Records and they made several artistically successful albums. Most famously, their cover of "Kids in America" was featured prominently in the film Clueless.

Featured Songs

  1. Mellow Man Ace, Mentirosa, Escape From Havana, Capitol, 1989
  2. The Muffs, All Blue Baby, Happy Birthday to Me, Reprise, 1997
  3. The Cult, She Sells Sanctuary, Love, Beggars Banquet/Sire, 1985
  4. Stevie Nicks, Edge of Seventeen, Bella Donna, Modern/ATCO, 1981
  5. Bruce Springsteen, Candy's Room, Darkness on the Edge of Town, Columbia, 1978
  6. Jordan Knight, Give It to You, Jordan Knight, Interscope, 1999
  7. Smash Mouth, All Star, Astro Lounge, Interscope, 1999
  8. Don Henley, The Boys of Summer, Building the Perfect Beast, Geffen, 1984
  9. Tom Cochrane, Life Is A Highway, Mad Mad World, Capitol, 1991
  10. The Killers, Somebody Told Me, Hot Fuss, Island, 2004
  11. N.W.A., Fuck Tha Police, Straight Outta Compton, Ruthless, 1988
  12. The Muffs, Kids in America, Clueless Original Soundtrack, Captiol, 1995
  13. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Ghosteen, Ghosteen, Ghosteen Ltd., 2019
  14. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Spinning Song, Ghosteen, Ghosteen Ltd., 2019
  15. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Night Raid, Ghosteen, Ghosteen Ltd., 2019
  16. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Ghosteen Speaks, Ghosteen, Ghosteen Ltd., 2019
  17. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Bright Horses, Ghosteen, Ghosteen Ltd., 2019
  18. Fela Ransome-Kuti, Let's Start (with Ginger Baker), Live!, EMI, 1971
  19. Cream, White Room, Wheels of Fire, Polydor, 1968
  20. Polara, Source of Light, Polara, Clean, 1995
  21. The Muffs, Big Mouth, The Muffs, Warner Bros., 1993
  22. The Rolling Stones, Rocks Off, Exile on Main St., Rolling Stones, 1972
  23. Sparks, Your Call Is Very Important To Us. Please Hold., Lil' Beethoven, Palm, 2002
  24. Tavares, It Only Takes A Minute Girl, In The City, Capitol, 1975
  25. The Innocence Mission, The Lakes of Canada, Birds of My Neighborhood, Badman, 1999
  26. Wilco, An Empty Corner, Ode To Joy, dBpm, 2019
  27. Fugazi, Interlude 1, Chicago 10.10.95, Fugazi Live Series, 2014
  28. Fugazi, Margin Walker, Chicago 10.10.95, Fugazi Live Series, 2014