Tuesday, August 08, 2006
This is take two of this post; I tried posting this last night, and then the internet connection in the flat started playing up...anyway. Hope you like the flowers.
The aim of this post was to post a few tracks to kick back with, that (with the exception, possibly, of TV On The Radio) you could dance to.
First up, Dizzee Rascal. I really liked the first Dizzee Rascal album, especially this track. There are all sorts of discussions about the merits of using the terms 'grime' or'UK Hip-Hop.' Whatever. It justs grabs you.
Dizzee Rascal -'Fix Up, Look Sharp.' mp3 Buy Boy In Da Corner
I still have a wee thing for Karen O. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs seem part of the landscape now but they weren't in 2002. I love the first album, and the second is a grower. But this has a certain sort of rawness. And there's just something about the way she says the word 'baby.' Just like that. As if it's in inverted commas. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah!
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 'Bang.' mp3 Buy The Yeah Yeah Yeahs EP
...and doesn't this sorta make ya wanna do the hokey-cokey? (y'know, when you turn around and that's what it's all about.)
The Strokes -'Last Nite.' mp3 Buy Is This It
OK, musically I felt this fitted in with this post, even if dancing to it might be hard (mind you, have you seen how hard it is to dance to a lot of the stuff stuck in the 'Dance' section of record shops over the last twenty years? Just saying...)
TV On The Radio -'Staring At The Sun.' mp3 Buy Desperate Youth Bloodthirsty Babes
I know it might seem weird to some people posting the next track, but then, there are actually people who haven't heard the Pixies. I used to run a guitar group at the school where I taught. A lot of Nirvana fans there, and Sir (yup, me) was old enough to remember Nirvana. Don't know if they all understood it, but as us cynical teachers are fond of saying ' You can lead a horse to water...'
The Pixies -'Debaser.' mp3 Buy Debaser