Here we go again with a fun-packed (?) half hour of tunes, chosen at random by my musical device from my collection. I tell you the ones it chose and if you want to sing along, then why not click on the title?
- When The War Is Over by Lindisfarne. One of Alan Hull’s most powerful songs from the band’s Roll On Ruby album from 1973, which just happens to be my favourite album of theirs.
- Lean Woman Blues by T. Rex. Electric Warrior, released in rock’s finest year, 1971, was also the best album T Rex ever made, from which this cracker comes. Proper blues, mind.
- Poppa Joe by The Sweet. My my, we’re stuck in the 1970s today, with this Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn tune from 1971.
- Exit Music (For A Film) by Radiohead. Brilliant from 1997’s OK Computer.
- Pretty Maids All In A Row by The Eagles. Written by Joe Walsh and Joe Vitale, this absolute belter comes from Hotel California, released in 1976. More Walsh solo than Eagles if the truth be known.
- God Didn’t Do It by Dwight Twilley. Dwight is still unknown to most music fans. It will have to stay that way because I can’t find this track from 2011’s Soundtrack album anywhere on You Tube. (Spoiler alert: God didn’t do ‘it’ or anything else because he’s not really there.)
- Break The Rules by Status Quo. From 1974’s album Quo, you know exactly what you are getting and it’s mint.
- See My Baby Jive by Wizzard. The great Roy Wood from 1973. Very Phil Spector.
- Wah-Wah by George Harrison. Arguably – and I’d argue it – Harrison’s All Things Must Pass was the finest Beatles solo record. I present this as evidence, m’lud.
- Drivin’ Thunder by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. A storming rocker written by Stills and Young from 1988s American Dream long player, which I really love. Features my mate Joe Vitale on drums.
That’s all, folks!