“Wishful Thinking” originally came out on Pulp’s debut mini-album called It but I prefer this version from the first of their many Peel Sessions, recorded on November 7, 1981.
Gazelle Twin does a fantastic job of adhering to the original, “The Eternal” during this 2011 cover
The Scottish band Orange Juice lasted 9 years from 1976 to 1985 and this song, “Rip It Up,” was their biggest hit.
Joanna Gruesome’s “Sugarcrush” is part of her debut album, full of an addictive mix of stompy post-punk and fuzzy pop.
59 years ago James Dean died in a tragic car accident. Though Morrissey’s “Suedehead” isn’t directly about Dean, the video is an homage to him.
The standout track of my new Madchester Monday night was Paul Oakenfold‘s remix of “W.F.L. (Wrote For Luck)” by the Happy Mondays (re-titled “W.F.L. (Think About The Future Mix)”).
“Voodoo Lady” is the funk track on Ween’s Chocolate & Cheese album. The song bounces along nicely (ahem).
Producer Stint has taken Lana Del Rey’s tempo-changing track “West Coast” into chilled-out electro territory with an uplifting chorus (at least as uplifting as Lana Del Rey can get).
Frankie Rose is a Brooklyn based musician. “Into Blue” is really great for road trips.
Spoon have broken their four-year silence and released a single called “Do You,” a summery pop gem from their eighth full length, They Want My Soul out on August 5.