Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Random Ten

Nothing fancy today - just 10 songs coughed up by iTunes:

1. TV on the Radio - Wear You Out
2. Blind Faith - Can't Find My Way Home
3. Melt-Banana - Cracked Plaster Cast
4. Isley Brothers - I Wanna Be With You
5. Devandra Banhart - Tit Smoking in the Temple of Artisan Mimicry
6. The 5 Royales - Think [another gem courtesy of Mojo - "James Brown's Funky SUmmer"]
7. Van Morrison - the Big Royalty Check [from "the Bang records contractual obligation sessions" - one of the great kissoffs in rock history, a bunch of improvised abuse for a record company he wanted out of.... you can read about it at WMFU's site... for all the bad history, though - this is a pretty catchy tune...]
8. Spirit - Girl in your Eye [one of the great and mostly forgotten bands of the 60s, Spirit...]
9. The Carpenters - Top of the World [not as good as the Shonen Knife cover, but still a great little song]
10. Modest Mouse - Lounge

I guess that was a rather eclectic playlist, in the end.. Video? TV on the Radio, probably the best band in existence just now, always works:

And - sweet Mary, Joseph and Jesus! here are the Carpenters, faking the country, with Karen on drums and in fine voice - playing at the white house for Tricky Dick and Willy Brandt!

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