Friday, May 02, 2008

Five festive Fifty Favourites for Friday, nice alliteration, I guess!

First up, one of those genuinely life-changing bands, Sonic Youth. The first album of theirs I heard was Goo, and while this may be indie heresy, I even prefer it to Daydream Nation (a few years ago, I played in a band with the working name of Daydream Nation. Our bassist hated it, and it transpired there is already a band of that name. Oh well). Never understood how 'Dirty Boots' from Goo didn;t make that year's Festive Fifty, though...

Sonic Youth -'Kool Thing.' mp3

Sonic Youth -'Tunic (Song For Karen).' mp3

Does anyone else think this is a bit similar to 'Kiss Them For Me' by Siouxsie and the Banshees, which came out about the same time? Either way, cool record.

Chapterhouse -'Pearl.' mp3

'I wanna die...I wanna die...' Nowadays, a fifteen year old would embrace/shun this track for being 'emo' with that lyric. But when it came out, I was fifteen, had never heard the word emo, and just thought it was drop dead cool. more than cood be said for me at the time.

Jesus and Mary Chain -'Reverence.' mp3

Fast forward to 1998, Britpop has gone down the plughole, and Norman Cook has yet another rebirth. This still makes me dance, really badly, mind...

Fatboy Slim -'Rockafeller Skank.' mp3

As I near to my 500th post, there will be more weird and wonderful music here. Watch this space...


Simon said...

The last few posts have featured some tunes that I absolutely love. Kool Thing is a great track. I used to love that and had completely forgotten about it. So thanks for that!

And Buffalo Tom, Taillights Fade is just wonderful. I was going to post that myself at some point soon!

Ed said...

Cheers simon - and don;t feel you can't post a track on your blog just 'cos I have already!

hope you're well, Ed