The Friday Music Shuffle (6.10.23)

Back to life, back to reality

by Rick Johansen

Greetings grapple fans and welcome to this week’s music shuffle. What happens is this. My music device, which houses all my music, chooses ten random songs and then I tell you what it’s chosen. And if you want to listen, and even sing along, then just click on the song title.

I hope you find something you like.

  1. Do It All Over Again by Spiritualised. Back we go 22 years for this cracker from the Let It All Come Down LP.
  2. Captain Stupido by Thundercat feat. Flying Lotus. Great track from 2017’s Drunk. Love this guy.
  3. That’s Close Enough For Now by Field Music. Lovely track by the Mackem brothers, taken from their 2016 album Commontime.
  4. Let It Roll by Little Feat. Title track of their 1988 album and it abso-fucking-lutely rocks.
  5. Jesus Of Rio by David Crosby and Graham Nash. Quite beautiful. Those lyrics, that tune. Listen out for James Taylor on backing vocals.
  6. A Tale Of Woe by Terry Hall and Mushtaq. My favourite Terry Hall album, 2003’s The Hour of Two Lights, and this great track shows why. Mushtaq Omar Uddin is a great foil.
  7. When God Made me by Neil Young. And now we go back to 2005 and a lovely joint from Prairie Wind.
  8. Africa by Toto. 1982, lyrics of pure gobbledegook but what a classic anyway! 921 million views on You Tube. From Toto IV.
  9. U Don’t Know Me by Armand Van Helden Feat. Duane Harden. Back to the last century – well, 1999 – for some classic House.
  10. Bryn by Vampire Weekend. From the band’s brilliant eponymous debut in 2008, I love Ezra Koenig.

Easy peasy Desert Island Disc this week – it’s the exciting number five tune, Jesus of Rio by Crosby and Nash.

Have a good week ’til next week.

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