Having been a bit SAD this week with the ludicrous return of ‘daylight saving (waste of) time’, the sun is shining brightly today and it’s time to play some jolly music for my Friday Music Shuffle.
My loyal reader will know that every Friday I retire to my Man Cave, I power up my obsolete iPod and let it choose ten random tunes which, for no obvious, I share with anyone who is interested, which is basically me, myself and I.
So, welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. Let’s rock.
- Hay Wrap by the Saw Doctors. One of the best drinking bands of all time. Irish magic.
- Holy Roller by Nazareth. One of the great rock voices is Dunfermline’s finest son, Dan McCafferty. The boy gargled with razor blades I reckon.
- Faster by the Manic Street Preachers. Proper.
- He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother by the Hollies. Allan Clarke’s finest moment as the Hollies’ lead singer. Absolutely beautiful tune with equally beautiful lyrics.
- Brilliant Disguise by Bruce Springsteen. Brilliant.
- Tobacco Ash Sunday by Steve Ellis. The former lead singer of the 1960s band Love Affair with a great track from his Boom! Bang! Twang! record, produced by Paul Weller, who also sings and plays on it. What a voice.
- Sunrise in Texas by Blackberry Smoke. I’m seeing these at yet 02 Bristol a week Sunday. This is from their Like An Arrow record and it’s mint.
- Modern Sleep Over by Talc. Scandalously unknown. Sit Down Think is such a great record.
- Walkin’ on Eggshells by Courtney Barnett. Tel Me How You Feel is one of the albums of the year. She is so good.
- Plenty of Girls in the Sea by MGMT. The best psychedelic rock out there.
That’s all, folks!