The Happy Mondays (from Manchester) emerged in the late 80′s to become on the UK’s biggest bands in the early 90′s. They found the perfect mix of dance and rock in “Step On.”
I always loved this Boz Scaggs jam. I always felt like I should take the song too the next level remix-wise.
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds’ “Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow” is a vignette of desperation, worry, and isolation. But with a hopeful heart.
There’s a blizzard raging outside my window as I type this and my four year old daughter is dancing (spinning really) around our living room to “Old Dan Tucker” as interpreted by Bruce Springsteen.
Staying true to the sound of the original as always, The Reflex re-edits and remixes Jimi Hendrix’s immortal cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower,” using nothing but the original stems, i.e. the original multitrack 1967 recordings.
I put on Blondie’s Auoamerican and danced around to the hit songs I’d heard on the radio. But halfway through side-B, “T-Birds” gave me goose bumps…
There’s no denying the Phil Spector influence on Wizzard’s “Rock’n'Roll Winter (Looney’s Tune)”; the song is catchy like the flu, the sound is absolutely huge, and the lyrics are pure nostalgia for the innocence of youth. Amazing.
Radio Birdman existed from 1974-78 (later regrouping in 1996) and was hugely influential on the Australian punk and indie scenes.
“When it comes down to making out: whenever possible, put on side one of Led Zeppelin IV.”