Yes, it’s not time for the Friday music free-for-all you haven’t been waiting for. However, due to entirely foreseen circumstances this week’s shuffle is a day early.
So, now, the old iPod is set to shuffle once again, it’s linked up to a bank of imaginary Marshall speakers in my Man Cave and it’s going to play ten tunes at random.
Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.
- Cheek to Cheek (live) by the Sensational Alex Harvey Band. Yes, that old Fred Astaire classic by dear old Alex, always as mad as a box of frogs.
- Guiltiness by Bob Marley and the Wailers. From the mighty Exodus record. Genius.
- Limelight by Rush. From the Time Machine live album, more top notch rock from the Canadian chaps.
- The Ghost of Tom Joad by Bruce Springsteen. One of his great songs from one of his great albums. Simply magnificent.
- You Are the Sunshine of my Life by Frank Sinatra. I love the song and I love Old Blue Eyes but not together!
- Hitsville UK by the Clash. From the mighty Sandinista long player. Perfect.
- Love TKO by Hall and Oates. Brilliant blue-eye soul from their Our Kind of Soul LP.
- Secret World by Tears for Fears. The boys were well into the long decline by the time they made their most recent album Everybody Loves A Happy Ending. There are two or three good tunes on it but this dud, which sounds more like a Take That out take, isn’t one of them.
- Heroes and Villains (live) by the Beach Boys. Nice version.
- Pouring Rain by Joe Strummer. Fantastic.
That’s all, folks.