Welcome back to the Friday Music Shuffle. It’s where my music device selects ten songs from my collection and I tell you what it’s chosen. All you have to do is click on the title to listen and, hopefully, sing along.
I hope you find something you like!
- Zor and Zam by The Monkees. From 1968’s The Birds, The Bees and The Monkees, this is more than slightly bonkers.
- Cut The Dummy Loose by The High Llamas. Sean O’Hagan’s High Llamas are so good, sounding like a post Smile Beach Boys might have done. From 1999’s Snowbug.
- Dark Star by Crosby, Stills and Nash. Cracking Stephen Stills joint from 1977’s Crosby, Stills and Nash LP.
- Find The River by R.E.M. Although I still find 1992’s Automatic For The People slightly underwhelming, it’s still full of excellent tunes, like this one.
- Playing With Fire by Brandon Flowers. 2010’s Flamingo was a brilliant departure for Flowers, with The Killers starting to turn into the stadium singalong heritage band they are today. This is great.
- Block Rockin’ Beats by The Chemical Brothers. And now, incredibly, we go back to 1997 for a great track from Dig Your Own Hole.
- Bad Sneakers by Steely Dan. Greatness from 1975’s Katy Lied.
- I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) by Hall and Oates. Back to 1981 for some great blue eye soul from Private Eyes.
- Carnival Of Souls by The Wondermints. The sadly underrated and neglected Wondermints should have made it big. Still, I love them.
- Show Me More by Girl Ray. The brilliant all female trio with a track from 2019’s Girl.
This week’s Desert Island Disc just has to be Bad Sneakers by Steely Dan.
Have a good week ’til next week!