Album 6: Terminal City Ricochet Soundtrack

Terminal City Ricochet: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Various Artists, Jello Biafra, D.O.A. Beatnigs, Keith LeBlanc, Evan Johns & The (1990-02-12)

The whole soundtrack is fantastic, and a good way for me to capture some of the punk I was listening to in the 80s – including airing on the Wed night punk radio show in Lubbock.  I love NoMeansNo for sure, and all the tracks are great, but here’s one song I recommend to get you started: Television, Drug of a Nation” – I also like the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy version, and Michael Franti’s more recent stuff is fantastic.  But this song is: my favorite Beatnigs, my introduction to Michael Franti, and more true than ever today!

Ben challenged me to post 10 albums that have influenced my musical taste – one a day for 10 days. No explanation required (but you can if you want), no review (but you can if you want, I’m not your boss), just the cover. And each day I am to nominate someone to do the same. This is a thing of facebook at the moment, and I’m enjoying watching friends pick their albums.  I’m bending the rules and trying to ween myself from facebook (hard during this time of COVID) – but, I’m putting the albums up on our blog, and linking them to FB.  I’m not going to nominate anyone, but if you want to play along, you should – and consider yourself nominated.

I’m probably taking this way to seriously, but I’m enjoying it. I made a quick list and already have 25 albums. Typically I think of the artist and go back and try to pick one album. Back in the day, the album used to be the unit of importance, now I find it is the artist’s catalog (and collaborations!). So, today I’d put together my own playlist of tracks from several albums. I found it hard to choose among all the great punk albums – Black Flag, Fugazzi, and Big Black are all in equal running with this soundrack.  Anyway, here’s album 6 of 10 of 25 (so far), just for you.

Funny / perfect – if you want this album, you can currently purchase it for $975.33 at Amazon (and $3.99 shipping, no prime). Or, you can get the DVD (movie) and CD (soundtrack) combo from Alternative Tentatacles for $12.

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