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.
Some nasty Italian acid jazz funk for you. “Say It Again” borrows heavily from the gut funk of “Good Good Feeling” by War and lays it on with vocals by none other than CeCe Rogers, psychedelic guitar riffs and live instrumentation that keeps it loose and oh so funky.
Two versions of “America” here. One by its authors, Americans Simon and Garfunkel and one by the English group Yes. Happy July 4th everyone!