abbaye 8th anniversary party 1/22/11

here it is (at least as much of it as we can remember), another year of rock karaoke for the abbaye’s anniversary. this year was a five and a half hour marathon with one ten minute break between two sets. we opened up with three of our songs, towards the end of the festivities ward and becker performed gbv’s “14 cheerleader coldfront”, and we ended the night with ward belting out “highway to hell”. other than those five songs everything else was sung by the party attendees who signed up to perform specific selections chosen from our list of 210 songs: including a very after-hours eight minute rendition of the who’s “a quick one (while he’s away)” which wasn’t even on the list but was performed perfectly by one late-night reveler without the aid of a lyric sheet. it was another great year and everyone who came up and sang did a fantastic job. below are the lists for both sets. as always the song titles performed for karaoke have the original band name after them in parenthesis.

afternoon is better
starting now
last caress (misfits)
dreaming (blondie)
psycho killer (talking heads)
here comes your man (pixies)
web in front (archers of loaf)
rocking in the free world (neil young)
academy fight song (mission of burma)
o valencia (decemberists)
game of pricks (guided by voices)
i am a scientist (guided by voices)
we gotta get outta this place (animals)
creep (radiohead)
my name is jonas (weezer)
anarchy in the uk (sex pistols)
queen bitch (david bowie)
drain you (nirvana)
twist and shout (beatles)
basket case (green day)
hyper enough (superchunk)
(what’s so funny about) peace, love and understanding (elvis costello)
can’t hardly wait (replacements)

gigantic (pixies)
all day and all of the night (kinks)
helter skelter (beatles)
left of the dial (replacements)
wrong (archers of loaf)
last caress (misfits)
just like heaven (cure)
sabotage (beastie boys)
i’m allowed (buffalo tom)
glad girls (guided by voices)
echos myron (guided by voices)
debaser (pixies)
(you gotta) fight for your right (to party!) (beastie boys)
14 cheerleader coldfront (guided by voices)
eight days a week (beatles)
motor away (guided by voices)
gouge away (pixies)
my name is jonas (weezer)
fake plastic trees (radiohead)
bikeage (descendants)
twist and shout (beatles)
surf wax america (weezer)
baba o’riley (who)
unfair (pavement)
father christmas (kinks)
should i stay or should i go (clash)
head on (pixies)
seed toss (superchunk)
fishing (superchunk)
academy fight song (mission of burma)
girlfriend in a coma (smiths)
have you ever seen the rain? (creedence clearwater revival)
basket case (green day)
listen to her heart (tom petty)
driveway to driveway (superchunk)
tractor rape chain (guided by voices)
a quick one (while he’s away) (who)
aneurysm (nirvana)
highway to hell (ac/dc)

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