When you’re an influential musician, people tend to ask you what you’ve been listening to lately. Here at 5 for 20, we’re just as keen to find out what records loom large in our favourite artists’ memory banks. So, we’re asking folks for their top five records of the last 20 years.
This week we hear from Dallas Good of the Sadies, one of the world's greatest and most prolific rock ‘n’ roll bands. Having spent the fall touring across Canada with Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the Sadies appear at the Great Hall in Toronto on Feb. 8, along with Holy F--k, Maylee Todd, Kids on TV, Odonis Odonis, Tasseomancy, Rituals and more for F--ked Up’s Long Winter #4.
Along with his brother/bandmate Travis, Dallas Good is among Canada’s most gifted electric guitarists. Over the years, he’s also played in Phono-Comb, Elevator and the Unintended, not to mention supporting the likes of Jon Langford, Andre Williams, Gord Downie, Neko Case, Jon Spencer, Garth Hudson and countless others. These days, Good can also be found playing bass in the newly, semi-active Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet.
“I'm very flattered to be asked to participate in your list but I fear my answers will be redundant at best,” Good says of his 5 for 20 contributions. “I have a very narrow mind and the last 20 years hasn't exactly made up the cornerstone of my favourite music. Here's the best I can do off the top of my head in no particular order and not intentionally all Canadian.
“I'm quite confident that the more time I spend on this, the harder and stupider it will be for everyone involved. So, top five of the day.”
Sport Fishin’ by Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet (1993)
“I like Sport Fishin’ best but it's also the only Shadowy Men record that qualifies.”
SFListen to "Spy School Graduation Theme" by Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet.
Ode to Joy by the Deadly Snakes (2003)
“Actually, I'm changing my answer to Love Undone.”
Listen to "I Can't Sleep at Night" by the Deadly Snakes.
A Taste of Complete Perspective by Elevator (2000)
“In some ways, lately I prefer August but I played on that one so it's too weird.”
ELListen to "The Leaf" by Elevator.
The Chemistry of Common Life by F--ked Up (2008)
“If the Generation 12" counts, I'm changing my answer. Or Couple Tracks, but that is sort of like asking for 20 more wishes when you're only given one.”
FUListen to "Royal Swan" by F--ked Up.
Bright Lights by the Leather Uppers (2006)
“Destroyed by fame and fortune, the Leather Uppers are really the only band that, for sure, make it on the best records ever list. The rest all suck.”
LUListen to "Sexy Time" by the Leather Uppers.
“Thank you top five bands and thank you readers.”
See the Sadies at the Great Hall (1087 Queen St. W.) in Toronto on Feb. 8 for F--ked Up’s Long Winter #4 and/or see Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet at This Ain't Hollywood (345 James St. N.) in Hamilton on Feb. 9.
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on Feb 06, 2013