Over Under Sideways Down – The Yardbirds
Rated #23 on Rolling Stone’s list of greatest guitar songs. Why? Two words – Jeff Beck.
Optimo – Liquid Liquid
If you were in NYC in 1993, this is what dance punk with a Brazilian backbeat sounded like.
Jello and Juggernauts – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Jello and Juggernauts, meet Whiskey and Bananas.
Anunciacao – Caetano Veloso
Hard to believe it was melodic songs like these that led to the legendary Tropicalia musicians political exile from Brazil. But in the late ‘60’s, it did.
Shake & Tremble – Django Django
Scottish beach pop that kind of sounds like the band’s name, all Django-Django-y.
Growin’ Up – David Bowie
The Thin White Duke covers The Boss.
After Sunrise – Sergio Mendes and Brazil ‘77
La, la, la, la, la…Whiskey & Bananas is feeling very Brazilian this month.
U.S. Blues – Grateful Dead
“Red and white, blue suede shoes, I’m Uncle Sam…how do you do?” We love it when the Dead get all patriotic.
Put Your Hands On Me – Joss Stone
If Amy Winehouse is the Beatles, then Joss Stone is the Rolling Stones. Let the debate rage on.
Lonely Sea – The Beach Boys
A dark and depressing deep cut from the early BB catalog. Brian on lead vocals.