Shuffle Aces are those songs that, in the days of hitting shuffle on your iPod, would have you wondering why you hadn’t listened to them more. Forgotten gems, undiscovered album tracks, B-side alternate recordings…
If you’re a list person I don’t really need to explain anything about why I get a kick out of coming up with weird ideas for lists and then spending a bunch of time pulling them together. If you’re not then you’ll no doubt think I’m weird.
Off the back of my Musicians Who Surf list a while back, I’ve been thinking about other activities that might not be such a natural fit. Everyone knows about Alice Cooper’s passion for golf, but I wondered if… Read More
Here’s a track that I caught on the NPR All Songs Considered podcast last week. It’s a great punk track that is special for the number of changes it features in its brief onslaught. PUP is a Canadian… Read More
Not exactly an obscure track, but one that I heard this morning for the first time in ages and it reminded me what a great rock anthem Dracula From Houston really is. Butthole Surfers were formed by Gibby… Read More
Finland and surf music aren’t normally connected in the same sentence, but those into the surf-revivalist scene know better. Laika And The Cosmonauts were formed in 1987 when guitarist Mikko Lankinen and drummer Janne Haavisto, who previously teamed… Read More
If ever there is a music video to make you smile, this is it. Captured making this Ed Sheeran cover of Thinking Out Loud, Brother Strut members Stevie Jones and Sam Tanner give off a joy that’s only… Read More