Friday Five

The Friday Five: March 27, 2009

To Our Members, We're the Fourth Emergency Shuffle.

For those who have not joined in the Friday Five here is all you need to know; each Friday I hit the shuffle button on my iTunes and share my five and drop a little knowledge and insight for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, sometimes there isn’t. Sometimes we have guest, but most of the time it’s just me.

The rest is up to you, our friends and readers! Fire up your media player of choice and share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments. The more the merrier!

The Five:

“Contact” by Phish (from Junta)

It’s samba time! I love this side of Phish, the kitschy lyrics and overt melodies (“Hula Hana of Kamana Whala Hula Bay” is clearly quoted during one of Page‘s solos) and a funky twist in the middle and the sing a long. Hopefully you all got in on the free offer of the first three nights of their reunion tour!

TV Mama” (mp3) by Shuggie Otis (from In Session: Great Rhythm & Blues)

Ickmusic favorite Shuggie Otis delivers a solid 12 bar blues with some tasty slide work.

“Better Than Heaven” by Bloc Party (from Intimacy)

This record never really connected with me. There are a couple of really good songs (this being one of them) but most of the tracks seem very disjointed and cold. The exceptions really being this track and “Biko”.

Baby’s Coming Back” (mp3) by Jellyfish (from Bellybutton)

… Excuse me, time to do the Peanuts dance, care to join me?

Rainy April Day” (mp3) by Fury in the Slaughterhouse (from The Hearing and the Sense of Balance)

This track is a sober condemnation of Kurt Cobain‘s suicide. It’s not a great selection to close out an otherwise upbeat Friday Five, but you can’t end them all with rainbows, unicorns and trombones!

What’s shuffling you down to the weekend?

One Comment

  • Gonzo

    1. “When I Hear My Name” – The White Stripes
    I loves me some White Stripes. From their first album, they opened with a scorching rendition of this when I saw them a few years ago.

    2. “Dissolver” – Jucifer

    One of the sludgiest bands out there, and their live shows are perhaps the most intense I’ve ever seen. When you aren’t blinded by strobelights, you’re being assaulted by the wall o’ amplifiers.

    3. “Start it Up” – A Tribe Called Quest

    The Love Movement certainly isn’t my favorite Tribe disc, but I think it gets a bad rap.

    4. “Long Time Jerk” – The Clash

    Only recently did I finally add Super Black Market Clash to my collection. Well worth it.

    5. “Stewy” – D.B.’Z feat E-40

    Haven’t listened to this comp (Hyphy Hitz) in some time, but it was in heavy rotation a few summers ago. May have to dust this one off over the weekend.

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