Inspiral Carpets’ “Sackville” was written about a street that once ran through Manchester’s old red light district and starts with a killer organ riff.
Ramsey Lewis’ “Les Fleur” is pure 60’s psychedelia fused with jazz on an orchestral scale.
“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.
Live, Mother’s Finest couldn’t be beat. Here’s one of my favorite songs, “Piece of the Rock”
The Scottish band Orange Juice lasted 9 years from 1976 to 1985 and this song, “Rip It Up,” was their biggest hit.
Happy Halloween! Legendary late 60s teen garage rockers The Graveyard Five’s solitary single “The Graveyard Theme”/”The Marble Orchard” has a truly haunted atmosphere like nothing else from that or any other era.
You don’t want to miss this fun blend and the illest beat of the year, Schoolboy Police “Finger Greens.”
There are certain songs that everyone likes, and I mean everyone. “Proud Mary” performed by Ike and Tina Turner is one of them.
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.