Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Nerina Pallot - Patience

Always had a soft point for this one.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Moby - Extreme Ways

Remember when Moby was a relevant part of the culture? I do. God I'm old. Anyway I've retained a soft spot for the tiny balding electro tinkerman and this song in particular. Not just because of it's role as a recurring motif in the excellent Bourne movies either.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Har Mar Superstar - Tall Boy

Of Har Mar Superstar didn't look like Ron Jeremy would he get any media attention at all? Is it just his oddity that has granted him a career? Perhaps but this is still quite good and the video has Maebe Bluth in it.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Bon Iver - Skinny Love

Another one that's grown on me. Rubbish beard though.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Macy Skipper - Bop Pills

Stop drop and roll kids. Stop drop and roll.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Credance Clearwater Revival - Run Through The Jungle

Not one key change in this whole song. Interesting.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

The Byrds - Jesus Is Just Alright With Me

Psychedelic Jesus is my favorite Jesus.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out

Don't call it a come back.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Fruit Bats - When U Love Somebody

What I like about this is, it's simple. Yet there seems to be more to it each time I listen.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Belly - Gepetto

Great performance.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

ABBA - The Name of the Game

Creepy intro, haunting vocal. Doesn't go where you'd expect. Chorus is a bit cheesy but the rest makes up for it.

Friday, 19 March 2010

The Riptides - Machine Gun

Pounding instrumental excellence.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

AC/DC - I Feel Safe In New York City

An allmighty Rock powerhouse of a track. I remember the first time I heard it, at a friends house 5 in the morning, the sun coming up and drunk out of mind. Good times.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

The Low Anthem - Charlie Darwin

That's a nice soothing backing vocal. Nothing like a good OooohOooohOoooh totake your mind of things.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Sebadoh - Brand New Love

There was always something about Sebadoh I found a little off putting but this is a great track.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Juliana Hatfield - This Lonely Love

Mucho love for this piano intro.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Friday, 12 March 2010

Caribou - Odessa

Weird pulsing Canadian Magic.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Paul Simon - The Obvious Child

This was the follow up single to the massively successful Graceland album and at the time (1990) was widely regarded as a critically and commercial flop. With the benefit of twenty years hindsight however I reckon It holds up as some of his best work. For all Paul Simon comes across as a right prick in interviews and doesn't have a hugely strong voice, he has a way of giving a vocal performance that really sells a song to to you. Very useful on a song like this, which is really just drums and vocals. Though to be fair the drums are tremendous and the lyrics strangely affecting.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Vanilla Fudge - You Keep me Hanging On

Sensational Supreme's cover. Apparently these characters are the missing link between metal and psychedelia.

Pet Lions - Roman History

Enjoyably bubbly strokes-esque pop from this Chicago four piece. Inaccurately named though, not a single reference to Cicero, Pompey or anything.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Clem Snide - Moment in the Sun

The theme song to the late unlamented US TV show Ed, this is some rather relaxingly pleasant alt country. The vocal is verging on the weedy but it seems not to matter.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

dEUS - Little Arithmetics

Charming Beligan indie pop.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

DJ Fresh - The Pink Panther

This appears to feature a light aircraft with serious flatulence and is all the better for it, frankly.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You

I've always thought you could do a great hard rock cover of this. Tons of guitars....Thumping drums. It's pretty much perfect as it is mind, so prehaps it's best left alone.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

TV On The Radio - Staring At The Sun

I remember seeing this gang performing a the hot sweaty subclub half a dozen years ago. They put on a decent show but in they years since they've verged on being too clever by half and they've never done anything as good as this song. Still it's a belter.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

The Associates - Party Fears Two

Poor old Billy MacKenzie. Despite the greatness of the this song and the sadness of the lyric I will always associate it with the radio 4 sketch show Week Ending.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To My Lovely

I have a very clear memory of watching my mum singing along to this song when it came on the radio. She was in the kitchen peeling some potatoes and I was playing with toys on the floor. Ever since them it has remained in my head as definitively "French".

Monday, 1 March 2010

Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right

Sometimes comments beneath a youtube video can tell you more about a song than a thousand hours of study. Beneath this smooth seventies groove I found, "Takes me back to The Wheatsheaf in Stoke" and "i love wanking over this track." Which is surely more than the members of the Climax Blues Band could ever have hoped for.