Uncle E’s IPod Shuffle

I have embarked on a crazy-ass journey to the center of my IPod folks. I will attempt to rate, in order, my top 200 songs of all time. For those of you who have successfully done this my hats off to ya. It’s hard, man! The top 20 is easy, but the rest? It’s a test. It’s gonna take me a while so don’t expect it within the next few weeks. In the meantime here’s a little shuffle for you to keep you occupied.

Kick In The Teeth, Supergrass: The ‘Grass have always had a 60’s pop slant to them and this particular song, especially the guitar, sounds like 1965.

Science Fiction/Double Feature, Richard O Brian: The opening salvo from Rocky Horror Picture SHow. I remember seeing a “full participation” midnight showing of this and a friend, during this number where you see those giant red lips on the screen (O Brian’s?) tossed a wad of soggy toilet paper and scored a direct hit in the middle of the screen/lips, where it stayed for about half the picture.

The Disappointed, XTC: From Nonsuch, and a great track from one of my fave bands.

Hyperactive, Thomas Dolby: Very underrated gentleman from the 80’s, and this is one of his last charting singles as far as I know. The slap bass, which was synthesized bass I believe, sounds dated now but back then it was a thrilling sound indeed.

The Sound Of The Sinners, The Clash: From Sandinista, and an oddball  track. Great drums.

Go Down, AC/DC: Another schoolboy fantasy track from the best disco band to ever record an album.

Waiting For The UFO’s, Graham Parker: Squeezing Out Sparks is such a good album, and thanks to Holly over at TSIMHT blog I now need to delve even deeper into this man’s catalog.

This Ain’t No Picnic, The Minutemen: What a fantastic album (Double Nickels On The Dime) this is! Far beyond what we all considered punk at the time, the musical diversity on this album is a wondrous thing to behold. Fantastic bass playing!

Seaside Rendezvous, Queen: From A Night At The Opera, one of those 3-penny opera thingy’s Freddy was so fond of.

Cry Cry Cry, Rockpile: Ah, finally, a storming rocker of a song from a storming rocker of an album.

Jive Talkin’, The Bee Gees: Come on, you know you wanna dance!

Sidewalking, The Jesus and Mary Chain: Never was a huge fan, and I am one of the few to think their debut was massively overrated. Nonetheless this is one of my favorite tracks by them.

Ranking Full Stop, The English Beat: Never really a ska band per se, more pop really, but this song is about as close as they got to a proper “toast”. Ranking Roger is brilliant in this one.

Wolves, Iron and Wine: A great track from his best album, this practically screams, “GROW A BEARD, YOUNG MAN! GROW A BEARD!”

Who Do You Love, Nash The Slash: Canadian bandaged rocker that probably not too many people are familiar with, but insanely popular in Canada back in the day.

Wow, that was quite the diverse list this time.

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