At last it’s Friday, the working week is long over and it’s time to relax in my Man Cave with some music. And not any old music. It’s my eclectic music collection and the idea is for my portable telephone device to play 10 songs at random and, for no obvious reason, I tell you what they are.
Let’s not waste another second. Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.
- Papua New Guinea by the Future Sound of London. Unbelievably, some lush electronica from the Manc duo which dates back to…gulp…1992.
- Fast Driving by Dallas Superstars. Old school dance music. Excellent.
- Did You Ever by Nancy Sinatra by Lee Hazelwood. Bizarre, double-entendres in this amiable country tune from way back when.
- Nothin’ But Time by Jackson Browne. Bluesy, JJ Cale-ish from Jackson’s excellent Running on Empty long player.
- Just In Case by Jaheim. Some brilliant contemporary R&B from his 2001 Ghetto Love record.
- Fun Destruction by Teleman. A quite brilliant tune from their Family of Aliens album from 2018.
- Runaway (Mongoloids in Space Mix) by Nuyorican Soul. Excellent House/Garage from the New York combo.
- Beat It by Michael Jackson. If you can put to one side Jackson’s ghastly obsession with children – and that is not easy – you have to admit he was an incredible artist. This epic tune features much of Toto and a great guitar solo by Eddie van Halen.
- Downtown by Petula Clark. Absolute belter from 1965, written by Tony Hatch and featuring – and I am not making this up – Jimmy Page on guitar.
- After the Dance by Hall and Oates. From their 2004 Our Kind of Soul album, lush tune from the premier blue eyed duo.
That’s all, folks!