Another weekly mixtape…..
First up, a new song from a new group. Don’t let the band name fool you — the track is completely safe for work, and sharply clever as well. I laughed out loud at some of the lyrics on this one. Fuck Dress – “Suburban Nietzsche Freak.”
Had to post this, given that he died earlier this week. As infectious and brilliant as the day it was released: Bo Diddley – “Bo Diddley.”
As you’ve probably seen on the news, today is the 40th anniversary of the death of Bobby Kennedy.
I only just discovered that Hooverphonic (whom I’ve posted tracks from before) did a trip-hop single in the late 90s based on a sample from my favorite Isaac Hayes track (his version of “Walk On By”). This song might as well be titled “Stuff Gareth Really Likes.” Hooverphonic – “2Wicky.”
At last — the time has come ’round again for an indie-garage-band of white boys to dabble in Jamaica’s dub reggae style, following in the footsteps of the Clash, the Police, 311 and Sublime. Cage The Elephant – “Aint No Rest For The Wicked (wicked devil remix).”
The multi-psuedonymed RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan has a new album coming out, this time using his “Bobby Digital” identity. Typical brilliant RZA production, razor-sharp rhymes — high-quality hip-hop. RZA as Bobby Digital – “”U Can’t Stop Me Now (feat. Inspectah Deck).”
Lastly, a slick of grade-A cheese from 1985: Cyndi Lauper – “Goonies R Good Enough.”
Enjoy your weekends, kids.