Friday Five

The Friday Five: June 5, 2009

I am serious ... and don't call me Shuffle.
Friday Five : ˈfrī-(ˌ)dā,-dē ˈfīv : On the sixth day of every week 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 Five:

Editor’s Note: It’s a busy day here in the Northeast but The Five is still playing in the background… here’s what is spinning with some twitter-sized thoughts:

Frente! – “Labour of Love” (from Labour of Love)

Aussie acoustic-pop act better known 4 their intimate cover of New Order‘s “Bizarre Love Triangle”. I actually like this record quite a bit.

Metallica – “Battery” (from Master of Puppets)

& now 4 something cmpletly difft! ive 2 admit that I dont listen 2 enough classic Metallica. I hold their present against their past glory.

ALL – “Hot Rod Lincon” (from Allroy’s Revenge)

Punk tribute to the Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen classic.

Prince – “The Arms of Orion (feat. Sheena Easton)” (from Batman)

Mama said if you ain’t got nuthin’ nice to say don’t say nuthin’ at all.

Johnny Cash – “A Boy Named Sue (live)” (from The Legend of Johnny Cash)

This 1 brings back memories of sitting the back of the family station wagon. Johnny, Waylon, Willie & the boys were always the soundtrack.

What’s keeping your day rolling?


  • Rich

    I’ll play!

    The Offspring- “End of the Line” I will forever have a soft spot for the stuff these guys did in the early to mid-90s. Catchy and upbeat, with usually depressing lyrics. Pop-punk perfection.

    Johnny Hiland – “Orange Blossom Special” The current king of twangy geetar takes on a classic and utterly annihilates it in a 5 minute jam.

    King Diamond – “Heads On The Wall” You know, taken outside the context of a concept album about graveyard insanity, escaped mental patients, and corrupt mayors, this is still a killer tune. A sort of an oddball story. Lyrical highlights: “It was the grave-keeper. Jeremiah had worked here for years, already had one foot in the grave, with my help he got in the other, I can’t believe he wasn’t stronger.” Awesome.

    G.I.S.M – “Endless Blockades for the Pussyfooter” Seriously one of the worst bands ever. I basically have this purely for nostalgia purposes. Also the fact that in the middle of song, Sakevi Yokama says “Leather suit. Kick attack. Total war.” Quality low-budget stupid punk done with an Engrish twist.

    Tony Iommi with Glenn Hughes – “Wasted Again” Iommi’s always a solid riffer, and this album (which as far as I understand it was almost released as a Sabbath recording, until someone realized the only member of Sabbath left was Iommi) pairs him up with Glenn Hughes. For those of you who don’t know Glenn Hughes, imagine a middle aged british Mike Patton, singing wise, who also plays bass. It’s fantastic.

    I played!

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