- Morrison, Van– (Straight To Your Heart) Like A Cannon Ball
Today is Van Morrison’s birthday, in 1945, so I started with this quite decent track from Tupelo Honey, which to be honest is not in my top shelf of Van the Man albums. Love the R&B chorus chants of “toodle-ooddle-oooh” though…
- Field, The– Silent
From Here We Go Sublime
instrumental, electronica track. Slightly repetitive. Wouldn’t be out of place as a soundtrack in a progressive sushi bar. I might have fallen asleep for a second there.
- Beastie Boys– Gratitude [Live At Budokan 9-16-92]
Check Your Head [Disc 2]
Good times gone but you missed them
What’s gone wrong in your system
(original version better)
- Jones, Rickie Lee– Tried To Be A Man
The Sermon On Exposition Boulevard
an interesting track on a weird and interesting album with an odd genesis.
- Amalia Rodrigues– Ai Mouraria
Amália Sings Traditional Fado
Portuguese fado tune, circa 1951. Perfect for sitting alone, having a late afternoon cocktail in a smoky bar.
- Group Doueh– Wazan Samat
Guitar Music From the Western Sahara
hypnotic desert blues song, you either love the genre – like me – or don’t.
- Feist– So Sorry
melancholic Canadian singer/songwriter. I wanted to like it, but am too jaded and cynical I suppose…
- Strummer, Joe– Tennessee Rain
Soundtrack of “Walker”
I got this album recently, while on a Joe Strummer kick. I should see the movie based on how much I like the soundtrack. Apparently, Strummer’s conceit was to only use instruments that would be available during the period the film is set (1840s). Nothing at all like The Clash, but quite delicious.
- Jansch, Bert– Needle Of Death
It Don’t Bother Me
The most beautiful song about heroin addiction and death, ever. I doubt you could play it on guitar as well as guitar wizard Bert Jansch did, I know I can’t.
- CAN– Mushroom (Live)
Lost Tapes Box Set
From this stellar boxed set. Original on Tago Mago. By the way, there was a video made for it, available here.
- N.W.A.– Express Yourself
Straight Outta Compton
Probably the best song on this album, imo.
- Frog Eyes– Bushels
Tears of the Valedictorian
no idea about deeper meaning on this track, or album, but it’s still pretty good, in the right mood. The vocalist, Carey Mercer, is on the verge of being whiny, buyer beware…
I was a singer and I sang in your home
- Dead Kennedys– California Über Alles
No Thanks! The ’70s Punk Rebellion
bonus track. The version with Jerry Brown as governor of California…
And that’s that…
Randomizer 2012-08-31 in no particular order