The end of another working week and it’s time to make a quick dash to my Man Cave in order to play my geriatric and obsolete iPod through my bank of Marshall speakers and play a random shuffle. I’ll bet you can wait.
Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends!
1. Walk in the Night by Junior Walker and the All Stars. Some epic Motown here from the great Junior person himself.
2. Got Love If You Want It by Billy Gibbons and the BFGs. The great ZZ Top man, with autotune, from his solo outing Perfectamundo. The album pretty well is.
3. Hold On by En Vogue. Wonderful old school R&B.
4. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Michael McDonald. From his brilliant Motown record, here is the greatest blue eye of them all.
5. Barnyard by Brian Wilson. Absolutely bonkers track from Brian’s Smile album, complete with animal impressions from his stellar band.
6. Satellite by Oceanlab. Friday afternoon Trance, anyone?
7. You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone by the Beach Boys. One of two Brian Wilson co-written tunes from the scandalously underrated Carl and the Passions – So Tough album which featured all five Beach Boys, plus longstanding member Bruce Johnston. Wonderful.
8. You Haven’t Done Nothin’ by Stevie Wonder. Epic Stevie singing all about Richard Nixon and backed by the Jackson Five. Music doesn’t get any better.
9. Touch Me by the Doors. No doubt that Jim Morrison was an arse, but what a band.
10. Caribbean Festival by Kool and the Gang.
That’s all, folks!