Yes, it’s that time already. Good Friday, a day that feels exactly like every other Friday. Anyway, here’s some music, 10 tunes played at random on my music machine and as I find out what it chooses, I tell you. And if you want to play along, just click on the title.
So, without further ado, let’s rock!
- Apocalypse Dreams by Tame Impala. Lush, dreamy rock from Kevin Parker’s Aussie chaps’ long player Lonerism.
- Have You Ever Seen The Rain by John Fogerty. Cracking live version of the Creedence classic.
- This Sullen Welsh Heart by the Manic Street Preachers. The opener from 2013’s hugely underrated Rewind The Film.
- Lo and Behold by James Taylor. My God – this comes from one of his three great albums, Sweet Baby James, recorded, gulp, in 1970.
- Eight Letters by Take That. Whatever you think of Gary Barlow, the boy writes a mean tune and this is one mean tune from 2010’s Progress, all nine minutes of it.
- Ought To Know by Blackberry Smoke. From 2016’s Like An Arrow, this is a fine example of the American country rockers in action.
- One Of Us Must Know by Bob Dylan. Dylan on top form on this track from his 1966 classic Blonde On Blonde.
- Automatic Stop by The Strokes. Unmistakably, the excellent New York rich boys from their 2003 long player Room On Fire.
- This Town by The Bees. The brilliant Isle of Wight band with a track from their 2002 debut album Sunshine Hit Me. Really wish they’d made it bigly. Sad.
- Abraham, Martin and John by Marvin Gaye. If Marvin had only made one record, this cover of Dion (and the Belmonts) DiMucci’s classic would have been enough. Truly beautiful.
That’s all, folks!