This song by Northern Ireland’s Undertones is perfect power pop: short, powerful, and poppy. “Cousin” was released in 1980 and went to number nine on the UK pop charts that year.
Here’s a slice of psychedelic funk from the Funkadelic’s 1976 release Tales of Kidd Funk album.
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.
“One Way Street” from the self-titled Aerosmith album has always been my favorite Aerosmith song by a long shot.
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).
Halfway through my opening DJ set for Echo & the Bunnymen, I worked in “Get the Message” by Electronic, the 1991 collaboration between Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr.
If I could go go back in time (on a musical trip) my first stop would most definitely be Swinging London circa 1965-66. The band I would most want to see live—and probably my favourite of that era—are The Pretty Things.
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.