Bless Playlist 10/1/06


Tonight’s best new tune is off a fabby new comp released two days ago, ‘Cowboys In Scandinavia.’ It’s Junip‘s cover of ‘The Ghost Of Tom Joad’ and it’s a brilliant version, haunting and elegaic. Don’t be fooled by the cowboy tag, by the way, the comp just features a lot of singer-songwriters, some countryish, some folky. Well worth checking out if you like strong melodies and the occasional yee-haw. I don’t know owt about Junip as their site is cursed by Flash. Gah! But my ears tell me a certain Mr. José González may be involved… Have a listen yourself by clicking here. Ahh, hold on! Just found this:

Junips första bedrifter som band åstadkoms 1997. Barndomsvännerna José González och Elias Araya, som har ett gediget musikaliskt förflutet tillsammans, mötte på Elias initiativ upp med Tobias Winterkorn.
(Source: Beat Agency)

There! All clear now?


The best old track was BDP’s ‘My Philosophy.’ I remember seeing the vid for this on Snub TV back in ’88, when great hip hop could still get on mainstream telly. It was mind-blowing and the album it’s off, ‘By All Means Necessary,’ helped define what excellence in hip hop means: truth, humour, anger and humility. No wonder everyone’s sampled the hell out of KRS-1.

Fresh for ’88, you SUCKAS! :

Wolf Parade – Shine A Light
Pendle Coven – R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
Danger Doom – Space Hos
Agnostic Front – Hardcore! (The Definition)
Islands – Rough Gem
Dead Kennedys – Stealing People’s Mail
Jeans Team – Oh Bauer
Luna – Tiger Lily
Emanon – Four Square
Sufjan Stevens – All Good Naysayers, Speak Up!
The Red Chord – L Formation
The Human League – Being Boiled
Out Hud – It’s For You
Saskrotch – Super Spy Hunter
The Perceptionists – Memorial Day
Serguei Iwanikov – Let Me
Teenage Fanclub – Cells
Brakes – Heard About Your Band
Percee P – Day At The Races (Feat. Jurassic 5 & Big Daddy Kane)
Actarus – Hundekeks
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names – Parakit
Terminal 11 – Fast Asleep
The Human Value – Kill Pangs
Broken Social Scene – Major Label Debut (Fast)
De Puta Madre – Vandal
Deerhoof – Milkman
Jackson And His Computer Band – Tropical Metal
The Unicorns – The Clap
Boogie Down Productions – My Philosophy
Remembering Never – The Glutton
Belle And Sebastian – Legal Man
Supercar – Harmony
EPMD – Pioneers
The Lancaster Orchestra – Bad Horse
Minor Threat – Filler
The Soft Pink Truth – Out Of Step
Devo – Be Stiff
Bearsuit – Hey Charlie Hey Chuck
Teriyaki Boyz – Celebrity Death Match
John Carpenter – Halloween Theme
Feist – One Evening
Acustic – Flow
A Tribe Called Quest – Jam
Sebadoh – Ocean
Frog Pocket – Celebrimbor Tur-Anion
Junip – The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Weezer – Island In The Sun