As far as I can tell it’s Friday. It doesn’t feel different from any other day of the week, but my newspaper tells me it is. So, on Friday, my imaginary jukebox plays some music from my collection in random order by way of a ‘shuffle’. Then, I tell you what emerged.
Without further ado, let’s rock!
- One Point Perspective by the Arctic Monkeys. Quality opening track from the chaps’ excellent Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino long player.
- Elstree by the Buggles. I loved them. This is on The Age of Plastic.
- Bonita Applebum by a Tribe Called Quest. Classic old school hip hop. C’est magnifique.
- Dream Girl (Dressing Room) by the Association. This, from their live album, the Association Live, has the feel of the Beach Boys Barbara Ann. Sweet.
- Where’s It Going To End by Clifford T Ward. Lovely tune from the desperately underrated 1970s English songster.
- The Pie by the Sutherland Brothers. Gorgeous 1972 earworm from the Scots brothers.
- Finally (Innocent Sorcerers Mix) by Novika. From Tom Middleton’s superb The Trip 2 album.
- New Frontier by Donald Fagen. Simply the best from the Steely Dan man’s first solo record, the hugely autobiographical The Nightfly, released back in 1982.
- Rockin’ Around (With You) by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Frantic rocker from the late, great Tom and his Heartbreakers.
- I Wanna Be Free by the Monkees. From their 1966 debut album, The Monkees, here we have Davy Jones with all his boyish charm.
That’s all, folks!