The Friday Music Shuffle (19 January 2024)

by Rick Johansen

Good day everyone and welcome to the Friday Music Shuffle, that unmissable time of the week (possibly not) where my music machine chooses ten random tracks from my collection and I tell you what it’s chosen. If you want to listen and even sing along, just click on the song title.

I hope you find something you like.

  1. The State We’re In by The Chemical Brothers. Not your normal Chemicals, here, but what a beauty from the excellent Come with Us long player, from 2002. Let’s chill.
  2. Are You Being Served? by Matt Berry. Yes, THAT Are You Being Served, a neat cover of the old classic from Matt Berry’s 2018 fun album Television Themes.
  3. Big Shot by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. Some wonderful madness from 1967’s Gorilla.
  4. Tombstone Shadow by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Still in the 1960s for this track from the band’s brilliant Green River.
  5. Satellite by Oceanlab. Old skool (as da yoot says) Trance from 20 years ago. Mint.
  6. I’m Not My Season (Solstice Version) by Fleet Foxes. Achingly beautiful track from 2021’s A Very Lonely Solstice. Robin Pecknold’s voice never sounded better.
  7. Takin’ Care Of Business by Bachman-Turner Overdrive. 50 years have passed by since BTO II was released and I reckon this is still great.
  8. Detroit by Gaz Coombes. The Supergrass man’s 2015 album Matador is fantastic. This is why.
  9. Secretary Song by The Go! Team. This is from 2011’s Rolling Blackouts LP and very lovely it is too from Brighton’s finest.
  10. I’ll Never Fall In Love Again by Bobbie Gentry. Bobbie Gentry may have been my first teenage, or maybe even pre-teenage, crush. Easily the best version and performance of this song. What a voice.

This week’s Desert Island Disc was in doubt until the very last song. I’ll Never Fall In Love Again by Bobbie Gentry strolls it.

Hope you enjoyed that.

Have a good week ’til next week.

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