Feeling festive? Nah, nor me. I’m heartily sick of Christmas already, what with those bloody decorations and illuminated houses, some of which sprung up in November. Bah humbug. Anyway, I’m going to play some music to take my mind of it. It’s that time of the week when my musical device chooses ten tunes in random order and I tell you what they are. Click on the title to hear the tune, too.
Without further waffle, let’s rock!
- The Girl I Knew Somewhere by the Monkees. Great tune from 1967’s blindingly good Headquarters album on which the boys played most of the instruments and wrote most of the songs.
- Bodysnatchers by Radiohead. Great tune from 2007’s excellent In Rainbows.
- Why You Wanna Try Me by the Commodores. Easy to forget that Len Richie and his Commodores were once with Motown. Some decent funky soul, here.
- Singing All Day by Jethro Tull. This previously unreleased 1969 Tull gem first appeared on the Living in the Past compilation album.
- A Little Bit More Time by Louis Cole. Great track from my favourite album of 2018, Time.
- Days That Got Away by MGMT. Sensationally brilliant tune from 2018’s synth-pop classic Little Dark Age.
- Hold On Hope by Glen Campbell. Fair to middling track from Campbell’s Ghost On The Canvas album, recorded after his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. The highlights are his incredible voice (sounding autotuned here, to be honest) and his sublime guitar playing.
- Jealous Guy by John Lennon. A great track from the great Imagine album. Honestly don’t know why Bryan Ferry bothered to cover this.
- The Things That We Could Share by Groove Armada. From the excellent Soundboy Rock. Love this band so much.
- Wishing I Was There by Natalie Imbruglia. Amiable tune from the Aussie actor and occasional singer. Nice video, too.
That’s all, folks!