Monday, February 04, 2013
by Jay Allbritton
In an interview in 2011 with Spinner, Blake Sennett said this about a Rilo Kiley rarities collection, "I think we're going to try and release a two-disc set of 40 songs, or something. I think that can be more considered like our last release, to me. But I don't know." The prospect of 40 songs was exciting, but any fanboy would have to be a fool to believe that such a wonderful thing could exist in this life. So, when I saw the tracklist for the vinyl, titled RKives, which is posted on Amazon, I wasn't the least bit surprised to see that there are only 16 tracks. Here's they are: 1. Let Me Back In 2. It'll Get You There 3. Runnin' Around 4. All the Drugs 5. Bury, Bury, Bury Another 6. Well, You Left 7. Draggin Around 8. I Remember you 9. Dejalo (Zondo Remix Featuring Too $hort) 10. A Town Called Luckey 11. Emotional 12. American Wife 13. Patiently 14. Rest of my Life (demo) 15. About the Moon 16. The Frug Of these, only six are songs that the RK fan community doesn't already know. "Let Me Back In" is most definitely the beloved track formerly known as "I Love LA," which the band played on their Austin City Limits appearance. Tracks 2-6 and 8 are unheard. The demo version of the Sennett-fronted "Rest of My Life" is intriguing to be sure. The inclusion of any version of "Dejalo," is frustrating, but I must admit that I am curious to hear rapper and Lewis favorite Too Short's contribution. The songs that are missing include proper studio versions of fan favorites from live sets--"Pull Me In Tighter" and "Room 8". Those remain the twin white whales of my music collection. It's also curious that one of the great RK b-sides, "Jenny, You're Barely Alive," from the Saddle Creek 50 compilation is nowhere to be found. "Draggin' Around," "A Town Called Luckey," "Emotional," "American Wife," "Patiently," and "About the Moon" are all fine songs that most hard core fans gathered long ago. "The Frug" earned the band early air time on MTV and gives the record an early touchstone, but it is essentially a wasted spot. What is so frustrating is the unshakable feeling that this is just the tip of the iceberg, but considering the state of the band, broken up or not, this is probably all we're going to get. Ever. Nevertheless, I will gladly take it and hope for the best. Here's another one left off--"Xmas Cake"
- Rilo Kiley - Pictures of Success
- Science Vs. Romance Robot
- The Elected - Go For the Throat
- La Chasse - Acid Tongue (Jenny Lewis Cover)
- Within You Without You
- Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbetter
- Pearl Jam's Ten Goes over 10 Million Sold in U.S.
- Rainvest - Rise Up With Fists (Jenny Lewis cover)
- The Girls - Rich Girl
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- Company of Thieves - The Bends (Radiohead Cover)
- Julian Lennon - I Don't Wanna Know
- Lisa Loeb Pays a Visit to Dining With Doug and Kar...
- Rilo Kiley - American Wife
- It's All Too Much
- A Memory of Light Q and A Session.
- First Aid Kit - Universal Soldier
- The Mynabirds NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
- Night Terrors of 1927 - Dust and Bones
- Carina Round - The Last Time
- Jame Forbes - The Seed 2.0
- Bob Marley - Concrete Jungle
- Rilo Kiley - 85
- The Moments - Love On A Two-Way Street
- Kendra Morris - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pink F...
- Laura Burhenn - This Is Our Year
- Jesus Is My Super Hero
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- First Aid Kit - Kathy's Song (Paul Simon Cover)
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