Five Songs, 11/1/2017
Eddie Floyd, "I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do)"
I get itchy when we go too long without a Stax track. This is one of Eddie Floyd's biggest hits, later covered by Al Green on his magnificent Let's Stay Together.
400 Blows, "A Man of Many Words"
There have been multiple bands called 400 Blows (all named after the Truffaut film, one presumes), but this is the noise rock one from California. This song comes from Black Rainbow, and is full of this kind of start/stop fun and yelling. Good times!
Daft Punk, "Get Lucky"
Well, this might be the most popular song we've ever had here. So, where I stand: this record is really good, it's full of fun songs, and this song is a serious jam. And the world could use more disco.
The Constantines, "Nighttime/Anytime (It's Alright)"
Another day, another track by the Constantines that I'm really digging. I have got to remember to move this band to the top of my metaphorical pile. Not having an actual, physical pile of "music to listen to" might be the worst thing about having gone fully digital.
The last of the Scott Reynolds era All albums, with the final tally being one excellent album (Allroy's Revenge), one album that was OK but sounded like it was recorded in the bottom of a well (Allroy Saves), and one totally forgettable album (Percolator, which this song comes from). Given that the next vocalist would turn me off the band completely, I guess it's not the worst track record from any of the All frontmen.