Jeff and Jeff's Infinite Playlist 01.30.16
Once a week, I'll hit random on the ole playlist and recommend a few tracks for you to (re)discover. Check out the playlist at https://open.spotify.com/user/1246718744/playlist/14eGxpNuEaxeA6NzlcEJC8
- •"This is the Day" - IvyI remember having this album in the record store I worked at, but for some reason it didn't hit me at that time of my life. This is a cool perfect pop song complete with bah-ba-bah's and a horn line you can sing along to! It reminds me also of some of the music that Pharrell did for Despicable Me - though this came first.
- •"Stop Your Sobbing" - The KinksSo...stupid me..I had NO idea this was originally a Kinks song! I've only known the Pretenders version. But it makes sense since Chrissie Hynde and Ray Davies were together...now I don't know which version I like better. Probably still the Pretenders version.
- •"Working on a Love Song" - Miles ZunigaA nice little Americana piece from this ex (current?) Fastball member (are they still together? Idk) ... Anyway, short and sweet and nice male/female vocals. Enjoy.
- •"This is How We Do It" - Montell JordanWhy wasn't this my jam back in the day? Oh yeah...it's because I was a total fucking pretentious music snob that would NEVER lower myself to radio pop ditties like this... A nice nod to Slick Rick's "A Children's Story" and I think he might even rap in the middle of this one? I used to hate this song, but it came on today and I boogied to it for a little bit!
- •"The Model" KraftwerkA little electro-kraut fun. Makes me feel like playing video games.
- •"Young Turks" Rod StewartAnd speaking of electro... I LOVE this era of Rod Stewart! This song always makes me want to dance like the kids in that library scene of The Breakfast Club!
- •"What Have I Done" Jimmy RogersDamn those bitches making you Cukoo! I hear ya' Jimmy! loud and clear! (Love old Chess blues stuff)
- •"You Don't Mess Around With Jim" Jim CroceI dare you not to tap your foot during any part of this song! Cheesy, yes, but I like it!
- •"You Don't Live Here Any More" The Fans
- •"Johnny Runs For Paregoric" Exploding SeagullsBoth of these songs played back to back which is weird because they were both on the Fried Egg Label in the late '70's/early '80's...nothing Great (Capital G great) about either one of these songs, but both have that sound...that post-punkish/power pop sound that I dig so well. Oh...and could Dylan sue the Exploding Seagulls?? I wonder if they had to ask permission to totally steal from him like that!
- •Well...that's it for this week! Hope you enjoyed!