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A Playlist Featuring The Number Nine

By Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 4 months ago 3 min read
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Introduction

The concept of this came to mind and thought it would be a fun thing to do before I disappear to Whitby. It also makes me feel a little like the Count from Sesame Street and then between him and Whitby, you start to think Dracula, or I do.

The image didn't work exactly as I wanted but suits the post so I am fine with that, so here we go with a few songs with some tenuous relation to the number nine.

So here we go with this playlist, there is a lot of high quality music for you to listen to here.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - "If 6 Was 9" from "Axis: Bold As Love"

A wonderfully put question from the band's second album and it was also featured in the film "Easy Rider" and covered by Todd Rundgren on the first side of his album "Faithful".

999 - "Homicide"

Some post-punk from 999 who I am sure were closer to rhythm and blues than punk, but maybe that is just my memory playing tricks on me, as it often does. Still, "Homicide" is an excellent song and worth a listen if you have never heard the band.

Alice Cooper - "Public Animal #9" from "School's Out"

Alice Cooper is Vincent Furnier's nom-de-plume taken from a sixteenth-century witch, and this slice is from their paydirt album "School's Out", the vinyl version folds out into an actual desk and was originally packed in a pair of white disposable panties. My copy doesn't have the panties.

“School’s Out” vinyl lLP 1972 Warner Records BS 2623 green label pressing with near mint condition pink panties

John Lennon - "#9 Dream" from "Walls and Bridges"

The Beatles seemed to have an obsession with the number nine, though "Revolution #9" won't be making an appearance here. This is an absolute beauty from John though, please take some time to enjoy it if you have never heard in before.

Dolly Parton - "Nine Til Five" from the eponymous film

I would probably get a severe telling-off if I didn't include this fun song from Dolly from the film of the same name about three women who kidnap their boss and run the company. Dolly is a shining beacon of humanity and writer of some beautiful songs, but this is just a bit of fun for everyone.

Temptations - "Cloud Nine"

Where socially conscious soul meets psychedelia and fuses perfectly, and absolutely brilliant record.

George Harrison - "Cloud Nine"

See what I mean about The Beatles (or ex Beatles) , some majorly impressive slide work on this song sounding almost like Pink Floyd's David Gilmour.

REM - "9-9" from "Murmur"

Three minutes of oblique strangeness from their debut album, but it definitely draws you in. I don't know what the title refers to or means but it is worth three minutes of your attention.

Patti Smith - "Nine" from "Banga"

One of the many absolute diamonds from this amazing album. I was going to sell it and then gave it one last listen and thought "What the hell, how did I miss that, and that". This was apparently written for Johnny Depp, I can't see that, but it is monstrously stunning.

Dr. Feelgood - "Riot In Cell Block #9"

A Lieber and Stoller classic covered by almost every band with a guitar. Wilko Johnson was my guitar hero and my playing is inspired by him, and he was inspired by Mick Green of The Pirates, another favorite of mine.

Conclusion

There are a lot more songs that feature the number nine but these are just a few that I think you may enjoy, and if not, go out and find a few more and share them in the comments.

Thank yu so much for reading and listening.

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  • Randy Wayne Jellison-Knock4 months ago

    There's also a movie entitled "Nine". But this was fun.

  • Oh wow, this was such a creative playlist. Maybe you can do one for every number from 1 to 9.

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