Bless Playlist 19/7/2004

Bad Azz
Bad Azz. More to say than every schmindie band in the world put together

Tonight’s top new track was another hip hop tune, ‘Down Wit Us’ by Bad Azz. Why did I pick it? Quite simply because of the stunning lyrics. The music’s cool as well, of course, but the lyrics just hit me the first time I heard this song. This is why I love hip hop: if you’re looking for meaning in your lyrics, for power, passion and connection to the world, nothing beats hip hop. As the world of schmindie lyrics becomes increasingly reactionary, introverted and pointless, hip hop lyrics stand out as never before.

The top old track was Rusty York’s ‘Sugaree’ which always makes me happy as a mudskipper every time I hear it. Rockin’!

Klaatu barada nitko:

Homosexuals – Soft South Africans
Deceptikon – Inaccessibility
Pretty Girls Make Graves – Speakers Push The Air
Lee Dorsey – Ya Ya
Erick Sermon – Street Hop (Featuring Redman)
The Come Ons – Hip Check!
OOO – Group Heartbeat
!!! – Pardon My Freedom
Pixies – Hey
Tears For Fears – Head Over Heels
LCD Soundsystem – Losing My Edge
Gorilla Biscuits – Start Today
The Pharcyde – Illusions
Mates Of State – A Duel Will Settle This
Adult – Lost Love
New Christs – We Got This!
Dntel – The Dream Of Evan And Chan
Visionaries – Pangaea
Sepultura – Roots Bloody Roots
Rusty York – Sugaree
Enon – Old Dominion
The Stereonerds – F.U.N.K. (Is What You Don’t Play)
Pedro The Lion – Foregone Conclusion
7l & Esoteric – Graphic Violence
Broken Social Scene – KC Acccidental
Venetian Snares – Einstein-Rosen Bridge
My Bloody Valentine – Thorn
Rilo Kiley – Hail To Whatever You Found In
Bad Azz – Down Wit Us
Jon Brion – Punch Drunk Love (Main Title)
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Panasonic Youth
Todd Rundgren – We Gotta Get You A Woman
Team Shadetek – Menthol
Capdown – If We Don’t Last Very Long….
Athletic Mic League – Birth Control
Kings Of Convenience – I’d Rather Dance With You
Slaughter Mob – Black Hole
Postal Service – We Will Become Silhouettes
Big Star – September Gurls
Nick Drake – Hazey Jane Ii
Minor Threat – Filler
Randy Newman – Ragtime
Belle And Sebastian – You’re Just A Baby
Grandaddy – Now It’s On