Thank goodness it’s Friday, I hear you cry. Thank goodness indeed because it’s THAT time of the week when I can inflict on you ten tunes chosen at random from my portable telephonic device. Then I tell you something trivial about them. Bet you can wait. Here goes!

  1. Smoke by Todd Rundgren. From his wonderful 2013 record State, here’s Todd with some fantastic Techno. Man is a genius.
  2. City of Night by Bruce Springsteen. One of the brilliant outtakes from Darkness on the Edge of Town that appeared in 2010 on The Promise.
  3. Be Still by the Beach Boys.In 1968, we were beginning to see the genuine emergence of Dennis Wilson as a creative force within the band. He co-wrote and sang lead on this short track from the Friends album of 1968.
  4. Star Sign by Teenage Fan Club. God alone knows how I took so long to discover Belshill’s Teenage Fan Club. Gorgeous songs, beautifully sung, with driving drums and jangly guitars. This from the excellent Bandwagonesque.
  5. Meant For You by the Beach Boys. A 38 second tune from Friends (see shuffle track 3 above).
  6. New York Telephone Conversation by Lou Reed. More than slightly bonkers joint from the masterful Transformer LP.
  7. Show You How by Lindsey Buckingham. Brilliant from the axed Fleetwood Mac man, this from his Under The Skin record from 2006 on which he plays almost every instrument. What is the point of Fleetwood Mac without him?
  8. Spaced Cowboy by Sly and the Family Stone. A great track from There’s A Riot Going’ On, which includes some yodelling, and is unquestionably one of the best albums of all time.
  9. Get Up (Everybody) (Paradise Mix) by Byron A Stingly. Quality old school House.
  10. Sound of Drums by Kula Shaker. A banger from their 1999 album Peasants, Pigs and Astronauts. Such a great band.

That’s all, folks!