Just back from our annual holiday (one night in Wales) and belatedly it’s time for the shuffle. Ten tunes selected at random by my musical machine (mobile phone) and I tell you what they are. Simple, eh? Yes, I am.
- Global Village Idiot by the Wondermints. From 1995’s ‘Wondermints’ album, this kind of washes all over you. Very sixties, very Austin Powers.
- He Wasn’t Man Enough by Toni Braxton. Words are not enough to describe how much I love Toni. The music isn’t bad, either.
- Do It Again by Deodato. Classy flute-driven, even-jazzier-than-ever cover of the Steely Dan classic.
- Mammon by Todd Rundgren. Todd is God, even though his Liars album from which this song hails is about how God actually doesn’t exist.
- Alpha Beta Gaga (Mark Ronson remix) by Air feat. Rhymefest. You might not think you know this, but my guess is you will. And if you do, the whistling is your earworm for the day.
- Say No by Teenage Fanclub. Jangly acoustic guitars and lush harmonies from the Grand Prix long player.
- Love Like A Sunset by Phoenix. From their excellent Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix album, it’s about time the LA based French boys became megastars.
- Johnny’s Song by Stealers Wheel. Gerry Rafferty’s excellent pre Baker Street band, this is so good.
- Jesus Children of America by Stevie Wonder. From the epic Inner Visions album. Need I say more?
- Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Frank Sinatra. Ol’ Blue Eyes gives the Jim Croce classic his unique stamp.
That’s all, folks!