Friday, 26 November 2010

dig through those cd's....


Another day another random list for you to ignore...

Here are 5 songs getting a proper rinsing at castle de'Lancaster at the moment, in the beauty of Spotify there is no reason to miss out, look em' up, listen to em', absorb them, then amaze your friends with flawless taste...

1) You don't have to camp around - Todd Rundgren - From his magnum psychedelic opus of "A Wizard A True Star" album comes this little ditty, with enough in jokes and satire thrown in with an off beat and catchy hook that will have you all swaying about in smoking jackets and quoting Oscar Wilde while smoking cigarettes through an empty biro.

2)Heroes and Villains - Brian Wilson - I've chosen the recently found Original recording of this classic SMiLE era song actually sung by Brian Wilson in the 60s as a guide for Al Jardine to copy later. I would have chosen the re-make from Brian Wilson a few years back but something about this one shows the madness at the peak of his powers that is still so exciting.

3)Part Time Love - Luther Allison - One of the most underrated blues men of all time delivers this great lost gem of a track. Owing a passing resemblance to an early Otis Rush minor chord blues but with the grit of a Stax classic, and a great falsetto ending to leave the hairs on the back of your neck standing up.

4) Its All Too Much - The Beatles - Yes The Beatles! have I lost my mind you gasp, surely there isn't a person in the known world that hasn't listened to every song a million times? But this George Harrison track from the Yellow Submarine album shows what a powerful rhythm section they had in Paul McCartney and Ringo. A great 60s era psychedelic pop track although I still think it would have been better with John Lennon singing it rather than Georges boring Liverpudlian drawl....

5) If You Want Me To Stay - Sly Stone - Sly Stone is releasing a new album early next year and I for one am not really on the edge of my seat as the man who made all those classic tracks in the late 60s and 70s such as "Everyday People", "Stand", "I want to take you higher" as well as the benchmark albums like 1971's "There's A Riot Goin' On" has been lost in the wilderness of drug abuse and writers block for too long to pull back, so for now listen to this track from his solo album "Fresh" and remember where Prince, Outkast and countless other artist got it all from...

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