The Wheel of Your Tune

The Wheel of Your Tune works like this; I metaphorically turn my spinning top to reveal a random letter and number.  The letter relates to an artist or the name of an album in my collection and the number relates to the track by that artist or on that album.  This week’s spin landed on V11.  Okaaaay.  It seems the combination of V and 11 is a tricky one to find a track for, but the one I’ve chosen from my limited collection (can you believe I own no Velvet Underground – travesty) is The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance which is track 11 on Vampire Weekend’s self titled first album.  I’m hoping some of you have better suggestions.

What’s your V11?

17 thoughts on “The Wheel of Your Tune

  1. Most Velvet Underground albums don’t go up to eleven although the live album “1969” does feature a very good extended version of Pale Blue Eyes at that point in the listing.

    Van Der Graaf generator also go in for a small number of very long songs!

    Will albums by “Various Artists” be disqualified? How about if the title also begins with a V? In which case, I give you track eleven from “Vaultage 78 – Two sides of Brighton”.

  2. I agree with Sev. Lots of Various albums. Would have loved to put up sitar maestro Vilayat Khan though his albums rarely go past 3 or 4. And the only one I have of his going that far has an over 21 mt track as the 11th track. So I will go with Steve Vai. From his Passion and Warfare album, #11 – This Is Greasy Kid’s Stuff.

  3. VU are my only V band, but sev has identified the problem with them….so V albums then…

    Unfortunately the 11th track on Fatima Mansions’ wonderful Viva Dead Ponies is a mere 25 seconds long and track 11 on their Valhalla Avenue is not much fun, so it will have to be track 11 from Primal Scream‘s Vanishing Point, Long Life. Although that isn’t exactly brill either….

  4. You struggling, Sarah? Then I’m sure I can help. Four Veruca Salt albums with Track 11s … oh, er no, not that one … or that … ho hum … pffft. Well that was underwhelming. Van Halen rarely bothered with as many as eleven songs after their debut (Diver Down’s The Full Bug is a decent metal blues, but with some cringeworthy, Coverdale-level, leery lyrics), and I’m not going to make them any new fans on here. Stevie Ray Vaughan needs listing but – confession time – I only actually own compilation The Essential… which would be cheating.
    So on this Sunday morning, do you want a blast to wake you up, or something a bit more warm’n’fuzzy (but still typically DsD-taste)?

    For the former, here’s Voodoo Glow Skulls – Nowhere Left To Go:

    And for something still guitar-led but more in keeping with a “Sunday pace”, here’s Viva Voce – Helicopter:

  5. As already mentioned most VU albums don’t contain 11 tracks however if you were clever (or stupid) enough to buy ” Andy Warhol’s Velvet Underground featuring Nico “, a double album on MGM records which took the best tracks from their first 3 albums then it would have and so ” There She Goes Again” is my V11 track !

  6. The Verlaines- Jesus what a jerk, No. 11 from Some disenchanted evening.
    Caught them playing this album live a few times at student orientation gigs in Dunedin, good times.

    Honourable mentions for DJ Vadim, Verckys Et L’Orchestre Vévé (thought Magicman would have mentioned them), Verneri Pohjola, Vijay Iyer, Visit Venus and Herbie Hancock’s V.S.O.P.

  7. Vikki Clayton (Live), “These Are My People” – Can’t find it on YouTube, but she sounds very like Sandy Denny. Or Suzanne Vega’s eponymous album, but that only has 10 tracks.

  8. sorry I’m late: V – 11


    Violent Femmes – Heartache
    The Very Best – Umasiye feat Baaba Maal (Audio)
    DJ Vadim – Your Revolution feat. Sarah Jones
    John Vanderslice – Dead Slate Pacific
    Lies – Violent Femmes
    Laura Veirs – Salvage A Smile
    Laura Veirs – Black Butterfly
    Viva Voce – The Tiger And How We Tamed It
    Vampire Weekend – Hudson
    Valentine & Carter – What’s That Track? Original Tribal Mix
    Vampyros Lesbos Soundtrack – Dedicated To Love – 1971
    Violent Femmes – Lack Of Knowledge
    Von Sudenfed – Jbak Lois Lane

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