COVID-19 — THE ALBUM

All proceeds from sales of this album go towards Public Health

 

SIDE ONE

Iron Maiden ……………… Virus

Richard Thompson …… Keep Your Distance

The Police ………………… Don’t Stand So Close To Me

The Tubes…………………. Don’t Touch Me There

Nirvana ……………………. Stay Away

Warren Zevon …………. Splendid Isolation

 

SIDE TWO

Vienna Teng …………….. I Don’t Feel So Well

Wishbone Ash …………. Doctor

John Lennon ……………. Isolation

The Beatles ………………. Misery

The Modern Lovers …. Hospital

Bob Dylan ……………….. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

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Vinyl Connection hopes you will wash your hands regularly, stock up on records, and only live out Side One of this LP

 

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43 comments

  1. Good call. The Who’s Heaven and Hell would also work as a closer.

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    1. Also, not a fan but Huey Lewis and the News’ I Need a New Drug?

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      1. Excellent. ‘I want a new drug’ would fit nicely on Side Two.

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  2. Actually, we are all already infected, infected by the fear of infection.

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    1. Sie haben rechts. We need ‘Fear Inoculum’!

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  3. I’d buy this!! Great idea. I immediately thought Van Halen’s Source of Infection.

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    1. Reckon a Volume Two would be possible. A challenge?

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      1. If this one does well, you should do a Two!!

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  4. excellent collection well done! I just realized how many musicians have written a song called “Misery” — I think you could do an entire album with just that one title. and you need something from The Cure, of course!

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    1. Very good. I did consider “Let’s go to bed’” but it didn’t quite work.
      Before this is all over we might need a CD called Misery, eh?

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      1. or “The Fever,” we’ll just have to check in with Springsteen about that one. and Peggy Lee, I guess. “Misery” has already been the soundtrack around here ever since the last election.

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  5. Finally somebody made use of the terrible Maiden song!

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    1. A place for everything, Mike!

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  6. Humour achieved, Bruce! I find well-timed creativity (that reinforces the important hand wash / social distance messaging), such as this playlist, definitely helps.
    Other ones that jumped to mind for me were Pulp’s The Fear, The Headstones Smile & Wave (as opposed to shaking hands) – no tune for elbow bumping, yet!

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    1. I thought it my civic duty, Geoff.
      What about Lady Bump?

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      1. Until someone writes a tune named ‘elbow bump’ – it’ll do!

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    2. Great call on the Headstones Geoff!

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  7. I’m showing my Hair Metal side here Bruce. How about Social Disease by Bon Jovi? Maybe that could be the bonus track.

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    1. Nice. Wonder if there’s a song called “Anti-social disease”? 🙂

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      1. Ha. Sounds like a Crue tune!

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  8. Genius, Bruce! Clever humor *always* welcome in times like these. How about Eric Carmen’s ‘All By Myself’, Gilbert O’Sullivan’s ‘Alone Again (Naturally)’, The Thompson Twins’ ‘Doctor! Doctor!’, and The Georgia Satellites’ ‘Keep Your Hands To Yourself’?

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    1. JDB, you’re a legend. I think we’ll just have to have a Volume 2!

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  9. Brilliant! May I suggest Graham Nash’s “Grave Concern” if you release a Part II . 😉 – Marty

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    1. There has to be a sequel, don’t you think Marty?

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  10. Hmm. I call for ‘Corona’ by the Minutemen.

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    1. You got it. Slated for Volume 2.

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  11. Lol. But not.

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  12. […] first started firing around the idea of some kind of art-themed rebuttal to COVID-19 when I saw this post  by my loyal blogosphere mate VC, down under in Melbourne. Check him out, not only this post, but […]

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  13. ‘Call The Doctor’ J J Cale. And a bunch more.

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    1. Volume 2 is in the incubator, CB.

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      1. Throw ‘Common Sense’ by John Prine on there. It seems to be in short supply over here.

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        1. Just heard ‘Dont Let Us Get Sick’ Warren Zevon. I know you like him. A radio guy I listen to from NYC played this tonight. Never heard it before

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  14. My first thought was The Verve’s “The Drugs Don’t Work” but I see from the Proglodytes blog that Devin Townsend has one song called “Quarantine” and another called “Pandemic”. Can you get more appropriate than that?

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    1. Nope. That just about nails it. Won’t stop me attempting another ‘title’ story for Volume 2 though!

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  15. Then there is off course also the German Krautrock/Heavy Rock/Prog band Virus

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkjE5ILnHpg

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  16. I’m behind the curve on this clearly but I have been quite Disturbed while I was Down With The Sickness

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    1. I see what you did there. Cough into your elbow.

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      1. Awah Awah Wah! Awah Awah Wah!

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