Saturday, May 8, 2010

Wild Weekend Vol. 18

It´s a Wild Weekend once more, with a little something for everyone. The ghost in the iPod lined up some prime HipHop, rock, northern soul, country, Japrock and postpunk for you all this week. Enjoy.

Let´s get things going with a track that never fails to improve my mood. A Tribe Called Quest goes on "Award Tour, with Muhammad my man, goin´ each and every place with the mic´ in their hand..." Just go with the flow. And the cheer continues with that magical San Pedro threesome the Minutemen, and a fine song from their ´commercial´ Project Mersh. D. Boon, Mike Watt and George Hurley had the budget to hire some actual trumpet players here, which works a treat.

A Tribe Called Quest - Award Tour MP3
Minutemen - The Cheerleaders MP3

Around the time they released Hangtime, Soul Asylum was definitely one of the best live bands in the world. I caught them quite often in the late eighties and Pirner and co blew me away every time. The riff-heavy Ode brings back some excellent memories. Ready for some country now? Good. Next up is the one and only George Jones, who found himself a woman as smooth as Tennessee whiskey, as sweet as strawberry wine, and as warm as a glass of brandy. Quite a find, mr. Possum. "And you brought me back from being too far gone..."

Soul Asylum - Ode MP3
George Jones - Tennessee Whiskey MP3

It´s been quite a while since we featured one of these feedback-drenched jewels by that obscure Japanese band with the faux-French name. But here we go again. Close the curtains, sit back and take it all in: Takashi Mizutani is the man. And for the last song of this week´s edition we turn to one of those rare soul grooves they´re so fond of up north. "Here I am on bended knees, I lay my heart down at your feet..." Towel and talcum powder at the ready? Go.

Les Rallizes Dénudés - Flames Of Ice MP3
Frank Wilson - Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) MP3


Holly said...

Oh, kind sir, are you possibly in possession of Les Rallizes Denudes' "67-69 Studio et Live" ? I've been on a quest for ages!

Ramone666 said...

Try here

Holly said...

Thank you! What a great resource!

David Balderdash said...

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