Mrs J has insisted on equality yet again, so I have succumbed to her demands and here is her Friday Music Shuffle, compiled randomly from her ‘eclectic’ music collection.
- The Great Gig in the Sky by Pink Floyd. From Cath’s favourite Pink Floyd album, the Best of Pink Floyd (she asked me to say it was actually from Dark Side of the Moon, by the way, but I am not going to).
- Burning Down The House by Talking Heads. Mint tune from David Byrne and the chaps.
- 10 Commandments by the Specials. Late career return to form for the Coventry chaps from their latest album Encore. (Mrs J asks me – no, tells me – to point out that the lead vocalist on this tune is one Saffiyah Khan, a brave young woman who was photographed when facing down a nazi in Birmingham in 2017 and recruited to the band to perform this ditty.)
- This Guy’s In Love With You by Herb Alpert. Primarily known as a trumpet player, and a bloody great one, too, Herb here took the mike to sing and produce the definitive version of this Bacharach/David composition.
- Sputnik by Public Service Broadcasting. From their brilliant 2015 record The Race For Space comes this absolute gem. One of the most original bands out there.
- Keep It Greasey by Frank Zappa. Zappa is unquestionably an acquired taste that has certainly been acquired by Mrs J but not by your humble blogger. This from Joe’s Garage and well over eight fucking minutes of it. Not that I am complaining…
- The Street Parade by the Clash. A belter from Sandinista.
- I Was Made To Love Her by Stevie Wonder. Classic Motown from 1967.
- The Walker by Christine and the Queens. Absolutely beautiful cut from the 2018 album Chris. Essential listening.
- Train In Vain (Stand By Me) by the Clash. Not just more Clash in Jonesy’s music shuffle, but an absolute classic, one of their very best songs.
Got to admit it’s getting better!