The Wheel of Your Tune

The Wheel of Your Tune works like this; I metaphorically turn my spinning top to reveal a random letter and number.  The letter relates to an artist or the name of an album in my collection and the number relates to the track by that artist or on that album.  This week’s spin landed on A13.  I’m conscious that not many albums extend to 13 tracks so you’ll have to be inventive with your choices this week; 13th track beginning with A, 13th artist beginning with A, 13th album beginning with A – then choose your favourite track…

I happen to have an A13.  Go Ahead in the Rain is the 13th track on People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, the 1990 album by A Tribe Called Quest.

What’s your A13?

27 thoughts on “The Wheel of Your Tune

  1. As I’ve ALREADY been beaten to Alter Bridge, lets go with the song my Walkman gave me less than ten minutes ago:
    All About Eve – The Pearl Fishermen
    On my phone at DsSis’ last Youth Orchestra practice of the school year, so CBA to fight with YT on my phone to find a decent version; sorry.
    Found a truly AWFUL cover, and it’s put me off! Back to the Walkman to blast some AC/DC through my head – a band that didn’t do 13 songs on an album.

  2. I have one album that just about fits the criteria, The Mothers Of Invention‘s Absolutely Free. If I count every sub-track separately, the final track, America Drinks And Goes Home, is the thirteenth. It’s the parting slash at the middle America of the late sixties: imagine this is the soundtrack to the party in The Graduate…. (is the person making the noise at the end having fun or not?)

  3. Lots of artists but like Sarah says few albums with 13 or more tracks.
    Let me suggest Aruna Sairam, whose music I once shared on Earworms. Though classically trained in Carnatic music she is constantly pushing boundaries. And very rare for this type of music to have more than 5, 6 tracks in an album. Track 13 of Unnai Allal is an excellent example of how she reinterprets Carnatic vocals. Her album version isn’t available on YouTube. This is from her performance in a festival in UK.
    The song is called Thillana and is about a mythical dance by Krishna. Rap Carnatic style!

  4. All track 13s – but some off compilations or albums re-released in other countries, some of the versions on youtube are not the correct ones for the actually number 13 tracks that are in my music files

    13 ACE FUN 13 PLAYLIST</a>

    Adam & The Ants – Press Darlings
    Afro Celt Sound System – Kalsi Breakbeat
    Alt-J (∆) – Taro
    King Tubby – Black Superman Version
    Actress – The Lord’s Graffiti
    Amon Düül II – Manana
    Art Brut – Just Desserts
    Atmosphere – Flicker
    A.R.Kane – Sea Like a Child (in the sky)
    Arab Strap Blood Live
    Architecture in Helsinki – Bats and Rats and Murderers
    The Avalanches – ‘Frontier Psychiatrist’
    Atmosphere – Can’t Break

  5. there’s mr november from the national’s alligator
    or this off source tags & codes – and you will know us by the trail of dead

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