Afternoon all. It’s time for my musical device to choose ten tunes at random from my collection and for me to tell you which songs came up. If you want to play along, then why not click on the song title.
Without further ado, let’s rock!
- Ashes Pt 2 by the Struts. This otherwise excellent band lost a whole load of credibility by inviting Robbie Williams to play on their most recent album. Needless to say, I didn’t buy it. This song from 2018’s Young and Dangerous is excellent.
- The Happening by the Supremes. Back to 1967 we go for this Motown classic.
- Green Book by Steely Dan. From the band’s brilliant and last album, 2003’s Everything Must Go. How I wish for new music from Donald Fagen.
- Whistle In by the Beach Boys. More than slightly bonkers tune from the Boys’ 1967 Smiley Smile record, which one might suggest was material hastily scraped together with music from the stalled Smile album.
- Father and Daughter by Paul Simon. A quite beautiful song which comes from the soundtrack of an animated movie called The Wild Thornberrys.
- High Civilization by the Bee Gees. Title track of the album of the same name. I think it’s great.
- Abraham, Martin and John by Marvin Gaye. Marvin had such a gorgeous voice and used it to perfect effect on this mournful song about Messrs Lincoln, Luther King and F Kennedy.
- Little Bitty Pretty one by the Doobie Brothers. Superb cover of a tune from 1957, first recorded by, among others, Frankie Lymon.
- Fine Time by New Order. Released in 1988 (!) and the opening track of 1989’s Technique. Hasn’t dated a day.
- The Battle of the Locusts by Aphrodite’s Child. Only Greek prog, mind, from the band’s 1972 album 666. The band included Vangelis Papathanassíou and Demis Roussos.
That’s all, folks!