Public Service Announcement
The MO is gathering up some music to share with a young co-worker who actually has a clue, and one of the offerings is Basehead's Play with Toys. This is one of my all-time favorite thank-you-for-telling-me-about-this records. (Aside from Morphine, to which I lay full and undisputed claim (thank you, Michelle), the MO has all the cool music. It pains me to admit that.)
Someday he should put together a list of Necessary Tunes. We would have some overlap, mostly stuff that he's introduced me to that I now consider essential listening, but then his would veer off to metal-land and mine would go more ... I dunno, singer-y? Plus Billy Squier, of course. Hm. Might be a fun comparison :-)
Anyhow, here's a link to the Basehead record, just in case your musical education is as lacking as mine was.