The Friday Music Shuffle (8/12/23)

by Rick Johansen

Greetings, pop-pickers, and welcome to the weekly music shuffle. It’s that time of the week when I set my music device free and it chooses ten random songs from my collection. Next, if you can stand the excitement, I tell you what it’s chosen and if you click on the song titles you can listen and hopefully even sing along!

I hope you find some music you like.

  1. Broken Barricades by Procol Harum. Title track of their 1971 LP. Just a joy.
  2. At My Most Beautiful by R.E.M. It’s 1998 and a brilliant song from Up.
  3. What’s To Choose by Moby Grape. Great old joint all the way back to 1968. Very influential band.
  4. Razor Boy by Steely Dan. Incredibly, Countdown To Ecstasy was released 50 years ago. Less incredibly, it still sounds fantastic. Best band ever.
  5. Accelerate by R.E.M. Title track of their 2008 LP and a stunning return to top form (not they ever lost form, really).
  6. Let Him Run Wild by the Beach Boys. An old classic from 1965’s Summer Days (and Summer Nights!) album.
  7. Moda by Jordan Rakei. Love the Kiwi born Rakei. Have seen him live more than anyone else in the last 30 years. This from 2019’s Origin.
  8. Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell. This is just a great song and performance.
  9. You Belong To Me by the Doobie Brothers. Back to 1977 and the Michael McDonald version of the Doobies, with a joint from Livin’ On The Fault Line.
  10. The First Sight by Teenage Fanclub. Gorgeous track from 2016’s Here.

This week’s Desert Island Disc is the exciting number four song Razor Boy by Steely Dan.

Have a good week ’til next week.

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