And you guys drew the short straw.
Wait – The Beatles.
Stroll On – The Yardbirds. Love the song but it reminded me of Paul McCartney’s fairly recent version of Honey Hush, to the Yardbird’s detriment.
I Ain’t Cursed – Peter Blast. I know nothing about him but he rocks and I just bought the album “A Plush Horse.”
Broken Hands – Mick Taylor. Very easy to picture Mick & Keith singing this on Exile. Little Mick gets it over and the guitars are typically glorious.
Don’t Mess With Cupid (live) – Gang War. This is Johnny Thunders with Wayne Kramer of the MC5 doing an Otis Redding song.
Where Eagles Dare – The Misfits. I ain’t no goddamn son of a bitch, you better think about it baby.
Boss Hoss – The Sonics. Cracks me up. “It’s painted a turn-on red, chicks see it and it knocks ‘em dead.”
Ask Me Why – The Beatles. In many ways their talents come though clearer on the more primitive recordings. Cool changes and John does some wonderful little vocalisms.
Bad Girl – New York Dolls. Lots of great lyrics tonight. “A new bad girl moved in on my block, I gave her my key I said ‘don’t bother to knock’.”
Degeneration – The Pillows. New to me, they have many albums and I’m still catching up. Not their best but they are always good.
Take 5 – Val Bennett. Reggae jazz, do yourself a favor and check it out.
Who Will Be Next – Howlin Wolf. I keep coming up with inadequate phrases to describe his music. This one is “intensely thrown away.”
Ghetto Skank – Joe Gibbs. A little summer dub. Nice trumpet.
Born on the Bayou – Creedence. Sounds good after dub. It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity…
Nightshift – The Commodores. The best song of the 80s. I don’t care what anyone thinks.