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1. Patty Griffin, 1000 Kisses (ATO advance); 2. Mike Ireland and Holler, Try Again (Ashmont advance); 3. The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street Demos (Tropical Disease bootleg); 4. Caitlin Cary, While You Weren’t Looking (Yep Roc); 5. Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise, New Ground (Vanguard); 6. The Harmonizing Four, That Old Time Religion/Spirituals That Will […]

What’s Playing at My House

by Dave Marsh

1. Patty Griffin, 1000 Kisses (ATO advance);

2. Mike Ireland and Holler, Try Again (Ashmont advance);

3. The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street Demos (Tropical Disease bootleg);

4. Caitlin Cary, While You Weren’t Looking (Yep Roc);

5. Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise, New Ground (Vanguard);

6. The Harmonizing Four, That Old Time Religion/Spirituals That Will Live Forever (Vee Jay/Collectables);

7. BoyzIIMen, Legacy: The Greatest Hits Collection (Universal);

8. The Mooney Suzuki, People Get Ready (Estrus);

9. Eddie Boyd, 7936 South Rhodes, (BCD UK);

10. Lara Croft Tomb Raider, soundtrack (Elektra)

Dave Marsh coedits Rock and Rap Confidential. He can be reached at: marsh6@optonline.net

Dave Marsh’s Previous DeskScan Top 10 Lists:

March 18, 2002

March 11, 2002