I was looking for a picture for this week’s tunes, so I searched on ‘senior rocker’, and the woman with the (rock’n’?) rolls appeared. The image was so “not what I wanted” that I felt obliged to choose it. Enjoy, and please send more croissants to firstname.lastname@example.org (or pancakes for DsD).
John Mellancamp – Truth – goneforeign: From ‘Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’, a Southern Gothic musical co-written by Stephen King, T Bone Burnett and John Mellancamp.
John Fogerty with My Morning Jacket – Long As I Can See the Light – tincanman: wtf is with My Morning Jacket being one of the biggest bands in the world, lots of people ask – especially in Britain, with its aversion to jam bands. No one plays by feel quite like Jim James and Bo Koster – or knows exactly how far you can drive a song before it becomes stoner music.
Cornershop – Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast – DsD: We were eating pancakes one day, and before I could help myself I was singing this at the table, and getting that ’embarrassing Dad’ cocked-head look from both my daughters.
The Vaynes – Mr Fixit – bethnoir: Stevie Vayne’s band from Leeds, this 12″ was produced by a member of a goth band and he later played with Johnny Thunders, of it’s time, but energetic and catchy to my ears.
Patti Smith Group – Because the Night – Abahachi: – Listening to German radio is a bit like stepping into a time machine, with a remarkably high quotient of 70s and 80s classics and obscurities. This is Mrs Abahachi’s choice – one of the relatively rare occasions on which our musical tastes are in perfect sync.
Ahmad Jamal – M.A.S.H. Theme – Beltway: A jazz version of a TV theme should normally be enough to make anyone sensible run for the hills, but not when it is played by the peerless Ahmad Jamal, one of the great under-appreciated jazz keyboardists – he takes the well known Theme from MASH (Suicide is Painless) and gives it space to breath and expand so it’s harmonic beauty shimmers through. Great tune.