It’s Friday and that time you haven’t been waiting for all week. Yes, now’s the time to turn the clock back, link my iPod (ask your parents what that is, kids) to my mountain of speakers in my Man Cave and set the bugger free to play what it likes. Could anything be less exciting for everyone else except me?
Anyway, enough waffle from me. Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends!
1. Roll Um Easy by Little Feat. From the truly great Dixie Chicken record, starring the legendary Lowell George.
2. It Broke My Heart by the Proclaimers. Glorious stuff from the Sweaties.
3. Alfie by Cilla Black. This is on a Bacharach/David compilation and it’s a great song, even if Cilla Black lurching from her gentle voice to her more jarring loud voice always grates with me.
4. Hot Rails To Hell by Blue Oyster Cult. You’d think by listening to the radio that the Cult had only ever released one song, but this gem from their Tyranny and Mutation album just goes to prove they are much more than Don’t Fear the Reaper.
5. White Lines by Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel. Old school hip hop from 1983.
6. Big Time by Rick James. Nice bit of Motown from back in the day.
7. This Sullen Welsh Heart by the Manic Street Preachers. This one comes from the desperately underrated Rewind the Film album and features vocals from the desperately talented Lucy Rose.
8. Useful Information by the Move. Little known Roy Wood classic from the Move’s early days. He remains an absolute genius.
9. Relight My Fire by Take That. Okay cover of the Dan Hartman classic but not in the same universe, quality wise.
10. Down on the Corner (Live) by John Fogerty. Creedence front man covers his old band’s classic tune and it’s every bit as good as the original.
That’s all, folks!