1: Jackie Leven – Call Mother A Lonely Field ~ Tincanman
Jackie was so prolific he tended to start songs and not finish them off. Not this one.
I took her picture off the wall and threw her scent away
Wow. And his voice warms me like a hot noggin on a winter’s eve.
(I’m not sure what a noggins is, but he says he’s not sure what a mother in a lonely field so what’s good for the goose…)
2: Van Halen – Ice Cream Man – Tincanman
This old John Brim blues song was made for David Lee Roth. The playing is, erm, crap and he holds back from going fully camp, but we can still dream.
3: Mickey Gillen ~ Drive In Movie ~ RockingMitch
As people may know, Mickey is Jerry Lee’s cousin. This song, written by Tiny Tim (under his real name of Herbert Khoury) and released on Tim’s uncle’s “Khoury” label is a real belter.
4: Sebadoh – Ocean ~ Chris
Here’s an earworm, in the sense that the tune already sounds familiar and is very easily assimilated and repeated. It’s just a fun bit of music that doesn’t outstay its welcome.
5. Lost Lander – Afraid Of Summer ~ SpottedRichard
“Lost Lander’s ideal fan would be a 26 year old single hipster male. An individual who enjoys the finer things in life such as vinyl records and Pabst Blue Ribbon.” Agree?
6: A Man Called Adam – Barefoot In The Head ~ bishbosh
I bought (a shorter version of) this on 7″ when it came out in the early 90s – hurrah for iTunes and refinding things digitally decades later! Still sounds remarkably fresh – and euphoric – to me.