These Songs Go To 11 — Lin Brehmer’s 11/11/11 Playlist

On the XRT Morning Show, we will celebrate 11-11-11 as Nigel Tufnel day. Spinal Tap lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel was the genius who designed the amplifier that went to 11. It has become a part of our rock and roll DNA. This one goes to 11. When we hear the right song on the radio, we say, “Turn it up to eleven.”

Here are 11 songs that require people to get out of my car. Eleven is loud.

[lastfm]The Imperial Crowns[/lastfm] – “‘Lil’ Death”. A whole lot of nasty from an obscure L.A. biker band.

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[lastfm]Buddy Guy[/lastfm] – “Red House”. Not to overlook the Hendrix version, but Buddy’s amp is humming before he takes this song to the bank. That hum is the eleven.

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[lastfm]The Ramones[/lastfm] – “Blitzkrieg Bop”. Almost anything from Joey and the boys would work in this context. I’ve always loved how in the midst of this rhythm guitar maelstrom Joey says “bop.”

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[lastfm]Storyville[lastfm] – “Good Day For The Blues”. When I play this song on the radio, I am moved to holler at the top of my lungs. David Grissom is a god.

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[lastfm]Bob Mould[/lastfm] – “Wishing Well”. On his first solo tour, Bob played this song at Metro and when it was time to dig into the guitar solo, his eyes rolled up in his head and something otherworldly took over.

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[lastfm]AC/DC[/lastfm] – “Down Payment Blues”. Dude.

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[lastfm]The Rolling Stones[/lastfm] – “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” from Get Yer Ya -Ya’s Out. Murderous riff.

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[lastfm]Gomez[/lastfm] – “Get Miles”. For the last ten years or so, my favorite music makers.

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[lastfm]The Cult[/lastfm] – “She Sells Sanctuary”. One of my wife’s faves. It’s our 11 song.

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[lastfm]Oasis[/lastfm]- “Hindu Times”. Oasis? Really? Just listen.

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[lastfm]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm]- “Voodoo Chile” (Slight Return). Over 11 million hits on Youtube. It’s the elevenest for 11-11-11.


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  1. Eric says:

    Gosh, I’m with ya on almost all of those. AC/DC, not so much, a WHO song would probably be better in that space. Two Jimi songs on that list, both amazing, Buddy doing Red House, oh my!. Voodoo Chile gives me chills, especially the supersonic ending.

    1. Lin Brehmer says:

      Yeah. Could have easily thrown down Smothers Brothers version of My Generation which is a rarely heard barn burner. Or some Live at Leeds. I just felt like goosing expectations. Would have been so easy to just go Zeppelin Who Stones Hendrix and walk away.

  2. steven smith says:

    Excellent list! My list:

    Beck’s Bolero

    Down in the Street (Stooges)

    Ramblin’ Rose (MC5)

    Eight Miles High (Huskerdu)

    I Need You (Kinks)

    In the Evening (Led Zep)

    I Hate my Generation (Cracker)

    Money Talks (AC/DC)

    Pet Semetary (Ramones)

    Play it all Night Long (Warren Zevon)

    Dear Lover (Social Distortion)

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