Fear not, those of you who were fretting when last week’s Music Shuffle failed to appear. I was busy losing golf balls in Devon. But I am back now, in my Man Cave, and I am about to set free my elderly iPod and allow it to choose ten random tunes for no reason other than I can.
So, welcome back my friends to the show that never ends (but many wish it would).
- Hey Dude by Kula Shaker. Excellent rocker from the K LP. Still a great band, as I discovered at the 02 last year.
- Up, Up and Away by the Fifth Dimension. Incredibly, a Jimmy Webb song. Not the best version, though.
- Heaven’s Room by Ducktails. Beautiful, just washes over you. From the truly gorgeous St Catherine album. Why is Matt Mondanile not world famous?
- Guit War by Mahogany Rush. Distorted alien voices, siren warnings, loads of feedback and nothing of a tune from the otherwise excellent Hendrix impersonator Frank Marino.
- A Apolitical Blues by Little Feat. Lowell George and the boys tap into their blues roots, from the epic Sailin’ Shoes record.
- Pure and Easy by the Who. One of the few bits of filler on the all time great Who album Who’s Next.
- Can You Dig It? by the Mock Turtles. One of the greatest rock tunes of all time. Simple as.
- For What It’s Worth by Crosby, Stills and Nash. Stephen Stills’ great 1967 Buffalo Springfield tune played live by CSN in 2012. “I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going down.”
- Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) by George Harrison. Unquestionably, All Things Must Pass was Harrison’s finest solo work, which is where you will find this song.
- Spanish Moon by Little Feat. One of their absolute classics from the Feats Don’t Fail Me Now long player.
That’s all, folks.