Friday, 24 September 2010

great lost tracks...


The weekend is almost upon us and like me I'm sure a lot of people will be heading out for a night of drunken regret and fun and games. Most will end up at someone’s flat/house or back at there's with the partner and friends of their choice and while the drinks are being topped up the cd player/itunes play list will be readied and you'll be faced with the decision of "what do i play"... here are a few lost classics that in the world of spotify will be a few clicks away and will expand your horizons further than Be Here Now for the 1000th time...


1) Strawberry Letter 23 - Shuggie Otis - this is the original version of the brothers Johnson hit (used to great effect in Jackie Brown but I prefer the original)

2) When The Kingdom Comes - Primal Scream - This little played b-side of the Accelerator single is a throw back to the rock and roll strutters of their early tracks, look out for Paul Weller's 12 string guitar solo...zap!

3) Lets Put Our Hearts Together - The Beach Boys - This Brian Wilson track off the 70s LOVE YOU album is a duet between him and his then wife Marilyn, even throughout his insanity, drug in take, not recognising his own children (and offering them drugs) the manson family hanging out at his house and superstardom you can still see the little spark between them is still there, even though not for much longer...Pete and Kate? Kurt and Courtney? Do me a favour...

4) It's Gonna Work Out Fine - Ike and Tina Turner - Forget the dodgy film, forget his drug addiction and liberal use of the back hander as and argument finaliser here is the reason we remember them as a team. Great slippery groovy soul

5) The Rat - The Walkman - As sad as it seems with a band of this much potential, their only good track...but it’s a banger...

6) I'm Glad - Captain Beefheart - Or Bee-Fart as Stephen Fry would say, this slow soul track from the former Don Van Vliet from his Safe As Milk album also featuring Slide Guitar prodigy Ry Cooder.

7) Parachutes - Sean Lennon - Yes,yes would I like this if he wasn't a Lennon? Yes definitely, a great track from the 5 star album Friendly Fire

8) Quarter To Three - Gary U.S.Bonds - A staple of frat rock radio and later the E-Street bands mammoth set, scratchy, cheap sounding, huddled around 1 microphone in a garage somewhere with a honking sax in the background. Or the soundtrack to the best party ever.

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