The Saturday Shuffle – Week 6

You know that feeling you get when you suddenly remember something you’re supposed to do, while you’re in the middle of something else you probably could do without doing? No? Me neither… Anyway, on with today’s shuffle!

  1. Fitter Happier – Radiohead. Well, there’s been a bit of a Radiohead renaissance in the Moore household thanks to their Glastonbury appearance and the 20th anniversary re-release of OK Computer. This is from the aforementioned masterpiece. The Stephen Hawking-esque spoken word track serves as a quick breather before the album continues to blow your socks off.
  2. She Belongs To Me – Bob Dylan. Another track from Bob’s ‘Bringing It All Back Home’ album. It’s short and sweet.
  3. I Shall Be Free, No 10 – Bob Dylan. Mr Dylan, again. This is from ‘Another Side of Bob Dylan’, probably one of his less acclaimed albums that falls in between his ‘The Times They Are A-Changing’ record and the much more well-known ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ release. It’s just Bob, his guitar and harmonica and what you would hope is an un-rehearsed stream of nonsense lyric!
  4. Nutbush City Limits – Ike & Tina Turner. A bit of a foot stomper to get the blood pumping in case the previous two sent you to sleep! According to Wikipedia (you always have to be careful) Nutbush is the birthplace of Tina Turner. I’ve learned something today…
  5. The Death Of You And Me – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The first single released by Noel in his new ‘solo’ guise. It’s very much like ‘The Importance Of Being Idle’ from the Oasis album ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’, which isn’t a bad thing, because that’s quite a good song, as is this. You’ve got Noel, guitars, and brass. It’s a heady mix, but it bloody well works.

And that is that. I hope you enjoyed this latest musical journey, and will be back next week for more??!!

The Saturday Shuffle – Week 4

It’s that time of week again!!

  1. Buddy – De La Soul. Ah, Buddy. Billed as De Le Soul, but featuring some ‘friends’ – Jungle Brothers and Q-Tip (if you haven’t got a clue, just Google it, or ask my brother). Not surprisingly, I have my brother to thank for this one!
  2. I Just Don’t Understand – The Beatles. Yes, I know. The Beatles again. But this is a cover from the first Live at the BBC album.
  3. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) – Bob Dylan. A recent winner of the Nobel Literature prize is Mr Zimmerman. Unlike him though, I probably won’t give a lecture using suspiciously familiar web content!! This is from the ‘Bringing It All Back Home’ album, which is the landmark album where he moved from the folk genre into the electric folk genre (he took plenty of stick for that). This is from the acoustic ‘Side 2’ (for those who still work in vinyl). It’s also seven and a half minutes long…
  4. Stop The Clocks – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. From the more talented Gallagher’s first solo record. If I’m honest, it’s probably one of the weaker songs he’s written. Definitely an album filler along the lines of ‘She’s Electric’ or ‘Magic Pie’.
  5. Tomorrow Never Knows – The Beatles. Not the finished version you hear on ‘Revolver’, but the work in progress first presented on the Anthology albums (the second one, to be precise). You can hear the basic track and rudimentary loops going on in the background, and the slight distortion of John’s vocal which he apparently wanted to sound like monks singing from the top of a mountain…

And there’s your five for today. I think we’ve all learned something…