The Friday Music Shuffle (10.5.24)

by Rick Johansen

Sunshine greetings from South Gloucestershire and welcome to this week’s music shuffle. Yes, it’s that fun time of the week when my music device selects 10 random tunes from my collection and, because I can, I tell you what it’s chosen.

Should you wish to listen and even sing along – and I hope you do because otherwise, I am sure you will agree, it would be the most pointless post ever – then click on the song title.

I hope you find something you like.

  1. Young At Heart by Bob Dylan. An old classic sung here by His Royal Bobness from his LP Fallen Angels.
  2. Rhythm Is A Dancer by Snap! 1992, mind, for this excellent chunk of Eurodance/Techno, is says here.
  3. Alligator_Aviator_Autopilot_Antimatter by R.E.M. Belter from the band’s final album Collapse Into Now, released back in 2011. The greatest US rock band? I think so.
  4. Driving Song by Jethro Tull. A bonus track on later editions of the band’s 1969 album Stand Up. Classic prog.
  5. Song X by Neil Young. From one of my favourite Neil albums, 1995’s Mirrorball, which features Pearl Jam. Great.
  6. Another Chance by Roger Sanchez. Banging top notch House from our Rog, based on a sample of Toto’s I Won’t Hold You Back. How much House music features Steve Lukather singing?
  7. No More Excuses by The Bees. Simply wonderful by the Isle of Wight’s finest from their brilliant 2010 album Every Step’s A Yes.
  8. You Only Live Twice by John Barry. Gorgeous instrumental version of the Bond theme, usually sung by Nancy Sinatra.
  9. Big Generator by Yes. Apart from the horrible 1980s drum sound, this is just great, as is pretty well anything Jon Anderson sings on.
  10. Go Out by Blur. 2015’s The Magic Whip was a terrific return to form from Blur and this is one of many great joints.

Well, that’s some shuffle, I reckon. This week’s Desert Island Disc is Another Chance by Roger Sanchez. 

See you next time, folks!

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