Friday 13th December and it’s time for major event of the week where I allow my iTunes to play ten random tunes and I tell you what they were.
It’s all I can do to drag my sorry arse into my Man Cave, given the events of yesterday’s (insert your own words) general election. But here I am.
I’m not quite ready to move, let alone rock, but let’s have a go anyway. Let’s get lost in music.
- Did You Miss Me by Lindsey Buckingham. As good as anything our Linds has ever written and performed for Fleetwood Mac, this gem is from his Gift Of Screws long player.
- Medley: Surfin’ Safari/Fun Fun Fun/Shut DownLittle Deuce Coupe/Surfin’ USA (live) by the Beach Boys. An incredible medley of tunes from their Endless Harmony compilation. What a live band they were.
- Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix) by the Prodigy. Absolute banger, here.
- Higher Love by Steve Winwood. “Things look so bad everywhere.In this whole world, what is fair?” asks our Steve. It’s a great tune from his Back in the High Life record and features Nile Rodgers on guitar and Chaka Khan on backing vocals.
- Late Again by Stealers Wheel. Gerry Rafferty’s excellent band with a tune from their Stealers Wheel album, produced by the legendary Leiber and Stoller and engineered by the great Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick. Lush.
- Rollin’ by the High Llamas. From their excellent 2007 album Can Cladders, here are Sean O’Hagan’s Llamas sounding just like Brian Wilson from the Smile era.
- Drivin’ Thunder by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Storming Stills and Young penned rocker from their fifth album American Dram.
- Upside Down by Carole Cool. Classic reggae cover of the Diana Ross smash hit.
- I Can’t Tell The Bottom From The Top by the Hollies. 1971, post Graham Nash Hollies, although the band manages to cleverly cover his absence with some soaring harmonies.
- Everyday by Agnelli and Nelson. Old skool Trance from the Norn Iron combo.