I asked my old friend, Pat Spurgeon, Rogue Wave's masterful drummer and multi-instrumentalist, what he's been into lately. He never disappoints. Enjoy!
Caveman. Their first two records have been in heavy rotation for the last couple of years. Standout track "In The City", and the one after that, and the one after that...
Tame Impala "Innerspeaker"
Standout track, the whole record. It's hard to pick because the record flows so well. "Lucidity", "Runway, Houses, City Clouds". That's my fav!
The Shocking Blue, "Love Buzz"
If it was good enough for Nirvana then we should all know this track.
Red Red Meat, "Chain Chain Chain"
I am getting the reissues as they get pressed. This album, Bunny Gets Paid, is one of my top 5 all time fav records.
The Beatles "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window"
I have been spinning this song in my Dj sets lately, which is tough because it's part of a medley. On its own, it sounds so much more groovy.
I have been having a nostalgic flashback to my favorite 80's synth/ goth(?) pop, punk past.
Kate Bush "Cloudbusting"
Tones on Tail "Twist"
And Also The Trees "The Secret Sea (Extended Mix)" and "From The Silver Frost"
Killing Joke "Eighties"
The The "Uncertain Smile"
Siouxsie and the Banshees "Cities in Dust"
The Wipers "Mystery"
Always love The Frogs, especially "I've Locked You In My Dungeon". Pure poetry!
Amen Dunes "Splits Are Parted"
This reminds me of Grant Lee Buffalo "Mockingbirds"
Ariel Pink "Butt House Blondies"
Unknown Mortal Orchestra "Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)"
Bill Fox "Brittany Goes Right Down"
Mark Kozelek "2,000 Miles". Any time is a good time for a good Christmas cover.
I have to LOVE The War on Drugs at this point. "Red Eyes". The whole album (Lost in the Dream) is great. Has a great flow.
George Harrison "Blow Away"
Harry Nilsson "Don't Forget Me" (tear jerker)
Harmonia "Deluxe (Immer Wieder)
GBV (Guided By Voices) "Everybody Thinks I'm A Raincloud"
So many more I can't possibly think straight.
That'll do Pat. That'll do.