Desert Island

Desert Island Jukebox Special

Jim and Greg have handed the jukebox quarters over to their guests. Members of Franz Ferdinand, The Hold Steady, The Flaming Lips and more add music they can'€™t live without to the Desert Island Jukebox.

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Desert Island Jukebox

Frequently at the end of Sound Opinions, Jim and Greg add songs to the Desert Island Jukebox. This jukebox is filled with tracks that Jim and Greg would take with them if stranded on a desert island. They‘ve posed this same age-old rock question to many of their guests. In this episode you’ll hear the music that these artists say they can't live without:

  • Saul Williams: James Brown, Live at the Olympia
  • Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand: Leonard Cohen, The Songs of Leonard Cohen
  • Nick McCarthy of Franz Ferdinand: Neil Young, "Ohio"
  • Peaches: Prince, Purple Rain
  • Laurent Brancowitz of Phoenix: Serge Gainsbourg, Histoire de Melody Nelson
  • Thomas Mars of Phoenix: D'Angelo, Voodoo
  • Craig Finn of The Hold Steady: The Replacements, "I Will Dare"
  • Tad Kubler of The Hold Steady: Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti
  • Franz Nicolay of The Hold Steady: American Music Club, Mercury
  • Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit: The Hold Steady, Stay Positive
  • Grant Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit: Bob Dylan, Planet Waves
  • Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips: John Lennon, "(Just Like) Starting Over"

Featured Songs

  1. The Saints,“(I'm) Stranded,”(I'm) Stranded, 1977
  2. Saul Williams,“Banged and Blown Through”The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust, 2007
  3. James Brown, Brother Rapp, Live at the Olympia, Paris, 1971
  4. Franz Ferdinand,“Take Me Out,”Franz Ferdinand, 2004
  5. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young,“Ohio,”4 Way Street, 1971
  6. Leonard Cohen,“Suzanne,”Songs of Leonard Cohen, 1968
  7. The Constantines and Feist,“Islands In The Stream,”2009
  8. Ella Fitzgerald,“Christmas Island,”Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas, 2002
  9. Prince and the Revolution,“I Would Die 4 You,”Purple Rain, 1984
  10. Phoenix,“1901,”Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, 2009
  11. Serge Gainsbourg,“Ballade de Melody Nelson,”Histoire de Melody Nelson, 1971
  12. D'Angelo,“Playa Playa,”Voodoo, 2000
  13. The xx,“Islands”xx, 2009
  14. The Replacements,“I Will Dare,”Let It Be, 1984
  15. Led Zeppelin,“Kashmir,”Physical Graffiti, 1975
  16. American Music Club,“Over and Done,”Mercury, 1993
  17. The Hold Steady,“One for the Cutters,”Stay Positive, 2008
  18. Bob Dylan,“On a Night Like This,”Planet Waves, 1974
  19. The Flaming Lips,“Race for the Prize,”The Soft Bulletin, 1999
  20. The Flaming Lips,“(Just Like) Starting Over”Live on Sound Opinions
  21. John Lennon,“(Just Like) Starting Over,”Double Fantasy, 1980
  22. The Replacements,“Answering Machine,”Let It Be, 1984
  23. Run D.M.C.,“Christmas in Hollis,”A Very Special Christmas, 1989
  24. The xx,“VCR,”xx, 2009

Footnotes Jim and Greg's interview with Saul Williams Jim and Greg's interview with Franz Ferdinand Jim and Greg's interview with Phoenix Jim and Greg's dissection of Let It Be Jim and Greg's interview with The Hold Steady Jim and Greg's interview with Frightened Rabbit Jim and Greg's interview with The Flaming Lips