Welcome to Top 5 Records! The weekly show-and-tell online hangout where we discuss our love of music and our “Top 5 Records” for particular occasions.

Whether we’re at the decks DJing a set at the party, manning the tape deck while driving on a cross-country road trip, commiserating with sad songs over a broken heart, or stranded on a lonely with nothing but music, each scenario calls for a different essential Top 5 records for THAT moment. What are your Top 5 Records for….?

Our theme for Volume 10 (the Season 1 Finale) is “Songs about Death – A Laura’s Dad Tribute” – …which is actually a tribute to a tribute, specifically to the awesome scene from Championship Vinyl in the legendary ode to the record-collecting movie, High Fidelity. “It was Dean, you fuckin’ idiot” … “It was Jan” …‘Tell Laura I Love Her’. That would bring the house down. Laura’s mom could sing it…”

Brian’s Top 5 (link):
  • “Poor Edward”,  from the album “Alice” (2002) – Tom Waits
  • “Seven Spanish Angels” – from the album “Willie Neslon Super Hits Vol. 2.” (1995) – by Troy Seals, Eddie Setser sung as duet by Willie Nelson and Ray Charles
  • “Look on Down from the Bridge”, from the album “Among My Swan” (1996) – Mazzy Star
  • “Do You Realize”, from the album “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” (2002) – Flaming Lips
  • “All Things Must Pass”, from the albums “All Things Must Pass” (1970) – George Harrison
Bemsha’s Top 5 (link):
  • A Change is Gonna Come (1964) – Sam Cooke
  • The End (1967) – The Doors
  • Mother (1970) – John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band
  • Tonight (1977) – Iggy Pop
  • I Can’t Give You Everything (2016) – David Bowie
Michael’s Top 5 (link)
  • The Kiss (2007) – Bikeride
  • Waltz For Debby (1962) – Bill Evans Trio
  • The Bravest Man In The Universe (2012) – Bobby Womack 
  • Blackstar (2016) – David Bowie 
  • Double Fantasy (1980) – John Lennon & Yoko Ono

Event page: https://www.pechakucha.com/events/brian-scotts-event-537

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