Record Shop – Jerry Lewis
Someone in serious need of SoundHound.
Prisencolinensinainciusol – Adriano Celentano
Mindless gibberish from 1972 meant to mimic what English sounds to people who don’t speak English sung by an Italian pop star.
Genesis – Justice
May have been overused across all sorts of media a few years ago but this song never gets old.
20th Century Boy – The Replacements
Staying true to Marc Bolan…
Laundry – Antipop Consortium
With opening lyrics that go like this – ‘gun fetish suicide inverse in vitroi make the beat go around like parallelogram shaped algorithms’ – makes you want to listen to hear where it’s going to go. Antipop for sure.
The Horror – Sweet Knievel
Did not make Rolling Stone’s top cover songs of the last decade…should have.
Mississippi Goddam – Nina Simone
At first listen you’d think this was something out of a Sondheim musical but the troubling lyrics and driving rhythm take this way, way South of Broadway.
Why Can’t I Touch It? – Buzzcocks
Not the most lyrically diverse song…deal with it – it’s The Buzzcock’s.
Kibe Kibe – The Mombasa Vikings
From a compilation of 45’s representing the golden age of East African recordings – great flowing melody and killer chant.
Belle – Al Green
Al Green…’nuff said.
Connected – Stereo MC’s
You danced in ’92…dare you not to start shakin’ that thing right now.