Disc one/Side one:
How About A Little Fanfare?
I Think You Know
The Spark Of Life
An Elpee's Worth Of Toons
A Dream Goes On Forever
Lord Chancellor's Nightmare Song
You got me. Wouldn't change a note. Always has and always will be the second best straight set of Todd next to side one of Initiation. I'd have to rate Side One of AWATS as third, because the mood is just not so universal with that one. D1/S1 of TODD has enough straight-ahead music to keep you going and enough weirdness to know it is Todd. AWATS is just too weird, and I have to be in the right mind set to embrace it. There are people I would NEVER play side one of AWATS for. But there is enough meat in TODD D1/S1 to really crow about.
Disc One/Side Two:
Drunken Blue Rooster
The Last Ride
Everybody's Going to Heaven / King Kong Reggae
What the hell was that? Played DBR and TLR to death and skipped the rest for years and years. Later, I found some times when my mood commanded I play Heaven/ Reggae (I love how he sampled King Kong--perfect). And Heaven regained popularity with fans after the TEPTAE video. Surely someone has made a cartoon to the Rooster by now. Bit of a stretch to make it 3 minutes though.
Disc Two/Side One:
No. 1 Lowest Common Denominator
Heavy Metal Kids
Had me till that last one, Todd. Although I must admit the transition "fast forward tape advance" noise between IZZAT and Kids was a staple on all my tapes. Again, Kids is extremely palatable when I am pissed off. And the weirdness of #1LCD doesn't hit me so much because the lyrics are just so compelling. #1LCD was important to the teen I was WANTING to make my parents scratch their heads in wonder at me.
In And Out The Chakras We Go
Don't You Ever Learn?
Sons of 1984
First though he could have left Shaft Goes Into Outerspace right off this disc, and I still pretty much feel that way. It has its moments of interest, but what a waste of disc space. Seems more like filler. But those last two? Gems! Don't You Ever Learn? is a mantra. Pull it out and give it a listen on a regular basis. Sons is very exciting and captures the live feel. Cynic and hopeful all at once. Todd in a nutshell.
Making one disc worth is almost impossible, but here's my try for the day:
How About A Little Fanfare? 1:03
I Think You Know 3:04
The Spark Of Life 6:23
An Elpee's Worth Of Toons 2:09
A Dream Goes On Forever 2:21
Lord Chancellor 3:32
Drunken Blue Rooster 2:12 (cut from 3:00)
The Last Ride 4:48
Useless Begging? 3:40
Sidewalk Cafe 2:15
Izzat Love? 1:55
Heavy Metal Kids 3:16 (cut from 4:16)
Don't You Ever Learn? 5:06 (cut from 6:06)
Sons of 1984 4:34
Makes you appreciate why Todd held out for the whole shebang. The degree of "lackluster" of the full version compared tot he watered down single was the right choice.