Friday Music

Here we go:

Mother and the Addicts are a Glasgow-based band who I first heard this week. This is a track from their new album (their 2nd), called Science Fiction Illustrated. Their music definitely has the sort of Neo-NewWave vibe happening: Mother and the Addicts – “So Tough.”

While on the subject of Neo-NewWave, I realize that I haven’t posted any White Rose Movement in a while. This band really captures the kind of vibe that Duran Duran had (well, and still has, if the last time I saw them in concert is any indication). Thanks again to for introducing me to this band. White Rose Movement – “Love is a Number.”

Kula Shaker are back with their third full-length album (it’s been something like 5 years since the release of their last). The new album, Strangefolk doesn’t have the Indian influences of earlier work, but still sits solidly in the realm of new psychedelia, echoing the sounds of the late 60s. This track is a good example, with its very Doors-esque bassline: Kula Shaker – “Dr. Kitt.”

In honor of Republican Senator “Bathroom Footsie” Craig, I present the following, without additional comment: The B-52s – “Private Idaho.”

I’ve always used music in my RPG sessions. Back in the early 90s, I ran a game of Cyberpunk — the music I used there was a mix of electronic, punk, and tracks like the following, which really confused some of my more drastically suburban players, expecting more of the “hair metal” vibe that the rulebook illustrations seemed to encourage. Seems tame now, but at the time, it apparently came off as scary and threatening to some. Go figure. I thought it just had a bangin’ beat. LL Cool J – “Mama Said Knock You Out.”

Lastly, the track that has been firmly established as the “Jason Bourne theme”, used particularly well at the closing of the latest film, The Bourne Ultimatum. Moby – “Extreme Ways.”

There you go. Enjoy.

3 Replies to “Friday Music”

  1. In honor of Republican Senator “Bathroom Footsie” Craig, I present the following, without additional comment: The B-52s – “Private Idaho.”

    Ooooh. Well played, sir.

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