Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mayan Party End of the World set list

A few assorted friends, colleagues and former Literature of the Apocalypse students are gathering to celebrate the winter solstice and to take stock in Mayan predictions of the end of the world. We are ushering in the New Age with a party of raucous revelry and some adult beverages. Here's the set list we'll be listening to as we count down the hours remaining until 12/21/12 turns the calendar page.
disc one playlist
Waiting For The End Of The World 3:27 Elvis Costello  
Antichrist Television Blues 5:10 Arcade Fire
All Tomorrow's Parties 6:00 The Velvet Underground
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall 6:53 Bob Dylan  
Death To Everyone 4:31 Bonnie "Prince" Billy
It's The End Of The World (And I Feel Fine) 4:07 R.E.M. 
Eve of Destruction 1:59 The Dickies
For What It's Worth 2:41 Buffalo Springfield
Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring 3:13 Traffic  
Origin Of Species 3:06 Chris Smither  
London Calling 3:20 The Clash  
Immigrant Song 2:25 Led Zeppelin  
Time Has Come Today 4:59 The Chambers Brothers  
Don't Let It Bring You Down 2:58 Neil Young  
Waiting Around To Die 2:43 Townes Van Zandt
(Nothing But) Flowers 5:36 Talking Heads
2012 (Bury Our Heads) 3:51 Dengue Fever
Tomorrow Never Knows 3:00 The Beatles

disc two playlist
It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) 4:07 R.E.M.  
Highway To Hell 3:28 AC/DC
The Man Comes Around 4:27 Johnny Cash  
Rider 4:25 Okkervil River
Revolution 3:26 Dr. John
Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues 3:32 The Kinks  
Long As I Can See The Light 3:34 Creedence Clearwater Revival  
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue 4:15 Bob Dylan  
Farewell, Farewell 2:40 Fairport Convention
All Things Must Pass 3:47 George Harrison  
Jump Into The Fire 7:02 Harry Nilsson   
1999 6:15 Prince  
Before The Deluge 5:48 Jackson Browne  
This Wheel's On Fire 3:53 Bob Dylan & The Band
Gimme Shelter 4:31 The Rolling Stones  
There Is A War 3:03 Leonard Cohen  
Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down 2:18 Uncle Tupelo
Revelator 6:23 Gillian Welch
The End 2:22 The Beatles

disc three playlist

All Along The Watchtower 2:35 Bob Dylan
John The Revelator 3:19 Blind Willie Johnson
Jesus Gonna Be Here 3:22 Tom Waits
Strange Things Happening Every Day 2:53 Sister Rosetta Tharpe
The Lord Is Back 3:22 Eugene McDaniels  
Judgement Day 4:10 Elliot Randall & The Deadmen 
Going By the Book, Johnny Cash
Dancing With Mr. D. 4:54 The Rolling Stones
Here's Your Future 2:29 The Thermals 
Drunken Poet's Dream 4:21 Ray Wylie Hubbard
It’s Not Too Late 4:27 T-Bone Burnett
Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring 3:13 Traffic 
Lay Down (Candles In The Rain) 3:50 Melanie
Road To Nowhere 4:19 Talking Heads 
Political Science 2:01 Randy Newman
Great Atomic Power 2:46 the Louvin Brothers
Keep The Car Running 3:29 Arcade Fire 
Apocalypse Dreams 5:57 Tame Impala 
The End 11:47 The Doors

disc four playlist

New Year's Eve at the Gates of Hell 3:31 Ray Wylie Hubbard 
Ashes To Ashes 4:02 Steve Earle 
Til The End Of The World Rolls Round 2:35 Flatt and Scruggs
O Death 3:20 Ralph Stanley 
End Times 2:58 Eels 
High Water 4:05 Bob Dylan 
Calamity Song 3:50 The Decemberists 
Die Die Die 2:51 The Avett Brothers 
Earth Died Screaming 3:39 Tom Waits 
Five Years 4:42 David Bowie 
Blow Your Tuneless Trumpet 3:56 The Mekons 
Doom and Gloom 3:59 The Rolling Stones
Lawyers, Guns And Money 3:30 Warren Zevon
No Time to Live 5:20, Traffic
Closing Time 4:02 Leonard Cohen
1999 6:15 Prince 
All Along The Watchtower 4:01 Jimi Hendrix
Don't Say No (It's the End of the World) -- Skeeter Daivs
Mystery Track -- Sacred Poets of the Apocalypse


  1. Chuck, I am impressed by the breadth of your music collection. I have a lot of these, but some I have never listened to, until now. Some great and appropriate selections.

    I might add Last Tears by the Walkabouts, Muddy Water by Seldom Scene, End of the Line by the Traveling Wilburys, Things Have Changed by (again) Bob Dylan, Can't Find My Way Home by Blind Faith, Miles from Nowhere by Cat Stevens, In the Year 2525 by Zager & Evans, Lyke-Wake Dirge by Pentangle, Unfinished Life by Kate Wolf, etc. etc.

    Cheers, and good luck with the apocalype!

    Bill Melton

  2. goodbye world~

    Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..