It’s that time of the week when I retire to my Man Cave and my music machine (phone) chooses ten tunes from my collection and I tell you what they are.
Are you ready to rock? Then let’s rock!
- Horse To Water by R.E.M. Michael Stipe and the boys with a rousing return to form from their excellent 2008 album Accelerate.
- Sunshine by the Bees. Lush near instrumental from the Isle of Wight boys’ first long player Sunshine Hit Me. The word sung is Sunshine.
- If I Ever Lose This Heaven by the Average White Band. Anything but average, surely the greatest blue eye soul/funk band of all time.
- H Gang by Donald Fagen. From the Steely Dan man’s third solo album, Morph the Cat, released in 2006, it’s just great.
- Holy Roller by Nazareth. Fresh from gargling with razor blades, lead singer Dan McCafferty takes the band through a 1970s belter.
- That Ain’t Right by Fun Lovin’ Criminals. Gotta love Huey Morgan and his pals as they run through a track from the Livin’ In The City long player.
- I’ll Still Destroy You by the National. They’ve been around a long time but I didn’t really get to find them until recent years. Good tune from the 2017 LP Sleep Well Beast.
- Talk To Me by Stevie Nicks. A stellar cast of top musicians can’t prevent this massively overproduced track from Stevie’s 1985 album Rock A Little from being an absolute dud. Sorry.
- Holidays by the Beach Boys. Although most of the songs were laid down in 1966, Brian Wilson didn’t get around to releasing Smile until 2011. It still doesn’t sound finished but I’m glad he did.
- On The Other Side by the Strokes. From their 2006 album First Impressions of Earth this is just great and the fourth act on this week’s shuffle who hail from from New York.
That’s all, folks!