At long last, Friday is here. I’m in my Man Cave in need of cheer. So, I’m going to do a shuffle of all my music and for no obvious reason, tell you which tunes emerge.
So welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.
- Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin. The live version from The Song Remains the Same. Some of the maddest lyrics ever and no, in my opinion, Led Zeppelin at their best. Still, 11 minutes of one of the greatest bands of all time is no bad thing!
- To Feel No Love by Jason and the Scorchers. From their simply magnificent record Clear Impetuous Morning, some of the best country rock ever.
- Naiads, Cassadies by Fleet Foxes. Lovely. Crack-Up is a lovely album. And Robin Pecknold’s voice is a wonder to behold.
- Somebody to Love (Salt Shaper Remix) by Boogie Pimps. And a pointless remix it is too. The original is a proper banging dance anthem.
- Brian Eno by MGMT. Slightly bonkers but nonetheless lovely music from their Congratulations album.
- Indiana Wants Me by R Dean Taylor. Absolutely incredible song about a man who kills the man who insults his woman. Spoiler alert: the old bill catches up with him in the end.
- Old King by Neil Young. Some lush backing vocals from Nicolette Larson on this belter from the Harvest Moon long player. The song is about a dead dog.
- Horsemen by a Band of Bees. One of the most underrated bands of all time, here from their record Free the Bees, are the Isle of Wight’s mighty Bees.
- Neighbours by Shack. And while we are on the subject of underrated bands, Michael Head’s Shack should have been huge. Liverpool still producing some great music.
- Already Gone by the Eagles. Classic Glenn Frey, classic Eagles. Lush harmonies, lush guitars. From their brilliant On the Border album.
That’s all, folks.