“Back to Basics,” Carrie Brownstein

Our advice columnist reminds you of the many reasons to love the electric guitar.


  1. Ince Ince Bir Kar Yagar by Selda Bagcan on 40 Yilin 40 Sarkisi (Major Muzik Yapim)
  2. She Does it Right by Dr. Feelgood on Down by the Jetty (United Artists)
  3. Break
  4. Love Buzz by Shocking Blue on The Shocking Blue (Polydor)
  5. Hokey Pokey by Richard & Linda Thompson on Hokey Pokey (Hannibal Records)
  6. Mother Earth by Gun Club on Miami (Animal Records)
  7. Break
  8. What You're Doing by Rush on Rush (Moon Records)
  9. On the River by Black Belt Eagle Scout on The Land, The Water, The Sky (Saddle Creek)
  10. A Girl Like You by Edwyn Collins on Gorgeous George (Setenta)
  11. Head On by Jesus and Mary Chain on Automatic (Blanco y Negro)
  12. Welcome to Hell by Black Midi on Hellfire (Rought Trade)
  13. 52 Girls by The B-52's on The B-52's (Warner Bros.)
  14. Taking Too Long by Wipers on Youth of America (Park Avenue)
  15. Taliat by Mdou Moctar on Afrique Victime (Matador)
  16. Down to Zero by Joan Armatrading on Joan Armatrading (A&M Records)
  17. Break
  18. Featured Days by Television on Adventure (Elektra)