Here are all of archiemoore's jams.

The Paris Match

The Paris Match

by The Style Council

Reading Tracey Thorn's memoir now, I suddenly remembered this song, which I hadn't heard since 1987 or so. Sounds as great as I remembered, which is no small feat for a lot of stuff I liked in 1987.

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Jammed: 18th Jul 2015

13 plays

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Don't You Want Me

Don't You Want Me

by The Human League

Heard this in Dunkin' Donuts this morning. First thought: "Damn, this should've been on the playlist for Chrissy's memorial event". Second thought (which is triggered literally every time I hear this song): "Damn, this song is amazing and perfect and I love it unequivocally. Why have I never owned a copy? Let's fix that. Okay. Largest iced coffee you got, black, please." Seriously, though, it seems like a little masterpiece, sonically and lyrically. So much pathos. Feeble threats. Different perspectives. I think that if I'd heard this song this morning for the first time (and not the ten thousandth), I'd have been floored.

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Jammed: 25th Jun 2015

12 plays

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Ernie Ball

Ernie Ball

by Dolly Mixture

Songs about guitar picks simply do not get any better than this.

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Jammed: 29th Mar 2015

4 plays

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Easy Escape

Easy Escape

by Chalk Circle

The most under-appreciated DC-area punk band?

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Jammed: 17th Mar 2015

3 plays

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Sisters Are Forever

Sisters Are Forever

by Sexy Kids

Definitely on my short list of favorite singles of the last decade. I'm a sucka for a good bass riff, and anybody who rhymes "knot" with "not" is okay by me.

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Jammed: 3rd Mar 2015

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Thinking of You

Thinking of You

by The Colourfield

Was just listening to this album and trying to think of other examples of 80s pop/rock with with (what I consider) timeless (or at least not-too-time stamped) production. This album, Ocean Rain, Thomas Dolby's cover of "I Scare Myself", most of Two Wheels Good, Rattlesnakes. What else? Also, lookee who's playing drums in this performance. I remember where I was when I learned of his death.

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Jammed: 1st Mar 2015

3 plays

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Germ Free Adolescents

Jammed: 26th Feb 2015

1 plays

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Only You

Only You

by Yazoo

SPOILER ALERT This week, this jam was deployed to soul-destroying effect by my favorite current show.

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Jammed: 20th Feb 2015

4 plays

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Typical Girls

Typical Girls

by The Slits

"Don't create. Don't rebel." This has been my earworm for weeks, but do you see me complaining? Nope. I love this record so much. I love that it starts out with a sour post-punk hook that would've been a highlight on an early Fall record, and then they throw that out to go into another fantastic, Kinks-like hook, only to throw that one out too, so they can go into a third, insane pure Slits hook. Everybody's performance is just perfect.

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Jammed: 17th Feb 2015

3 plays

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Das Lifeboat

Das Lifeboat

by Pulsars

Baron Von Trumfio's epic melodrama

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Jammed: 30th Mar 2014

1 plays

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Laüft... Heißt Das es Laüft Oder es Kommt Bald... Laüft

Jammed: 26th Nov 2013

2 plays

3 likes

1 comments

Ex-Con

Ex-Con

by Smog

Mickey Walker just song-bombed me with this, which is quite alright because it is one of my all-time favorite jams. The hilariously awkward arrangement and production match the lyrics perfectly, and every single line of the lyrics is funny and quotable without being jokey.

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Jammed: 21st Nov 2013

2 plays

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Flying on the Ground Is Wrong

Flying on the Ground Is Wrong

by Neil Young/Buffalo Springfield

The Buffalo Springfield Richie Furay-sung version has been loop-de-looping in my head for the last day.

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Jammed: 7th Nov 2013

4 plays

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All I Need

All I Need

by My Bloody Valentine

This is why I care about whether a new record comes out tonight.

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Jammed: 2nd Feb 2013

3 plays

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Shoot Me A Deer

Shoot Me A Deer

by Bastro

Oh dear. Forgot about this for a few decades. Holy heck.

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Jammed: 29th Jan 2013

3 plays

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The Caterpillar

The Caterpillar

by The Cure

The first Cure song I ever heard/loved. There were trenchcoats involved.

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Jammed: 28th Jan 2013

3 plays

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A Lover's Concerto

A Lover's Concerto

by The Toys

My earworm, now weaponized into a songbomb. Mention this is based on a Bach minuet & get an Atomic Wedgie.

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Jammed: 22nd Jan 2013

8 plays

5 likes

1 comments

Ceremony

Ceremony

by New Order

More than any other, this is my jam. My eternal jam.

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Jammed: 17th Jan 2013

18 plays

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It's Raining Today

It's Raining Today

by Scott Walker

It's Scott Walker's Birthday Today

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Jammed: 9th Jan 2013

9 plays

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Hot Burrito #2

Hot Burrito #2

by The Flying Burrito Brothers

RIP Chris Ethridge

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Jammed: 23rd Apr 2012

7 plays

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Have You Seen Her Face

Jammed: 23rd Apr 2012

3 plays

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Lize

Lize

by Smog

Sorry to learn about the passing of Cynthia Dall. This is one of her amazing collabos with Bill Callahan.

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Jammed: 9th Apr 2012

2 plays

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Moonshot

Jammed: 28th Mar 2012

10 plays

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This Is a Happy Garden

This Is a Happy Garden

by The Moles

It's Richard Davies' birthday, and any excuse to post his songs works for me.

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Jammed: 9th Mar 2012

2 plays

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Wonder People (I Do Wonder)

Wonder People (I Do Wonder)

by Love

It's Arthur Lee's birthday and I go boom bip bip boom bip bip YEAH.

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Jammed: 7th Mar 2012

2 plays

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Kool Thing

Kool Thing

by Sonic Youth

SY's idea of an alt-rock radio hit still sounds pretty great to me, disembodied Chuck D & everything. Word up.

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Jammed: 6th Mar 2012

3 plays

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Suicide A Go Go

Jammed: 29th Feb 2012

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your new friend

your new friend

by Smog

This is what the Modern Lovers would've sounded like if Jonathan cracked and bought downers from Hippy Johnny.

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Jammed: 28th Feb 2012

6 plays

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