Jonnie Wilkes of Optimo – ‘Back To Mine’
Hank Williams – Ramblin’ Man (Mercury)
As Hank said: ÔA good song is a good songÕ and he wrote some of the best I ever heard. The King of Honky Tonk.
Chris and Cosey – October Love Song (CTI)
Pure pop sensuality – forever together.
Can – Oh Yeah (United Artists)
Incredible unrestrained Kraut moment, scares some people, makes some people laugh.
Current 93 – Idumaea (Dartro Jnana)
Various great collaborations on this strange album (‘Black Ships Ate The Sky’) from old and familiar faces. The recurring theme/prose “Black Ships…” makes a haunting strange dance, almost apocalyptic. Bonnie Prince Billy’s fragile, tender and very painful version digs into the darkest corners of the heart. In a Neo-folk stylee, aye.
Hasil Adkins – No More Hot Dogs (Norton)
Title is a suggestion to his girl, as he’s going to chop her head of that day. Wild rockabilly from the man who loves to eat chicken in all itÕs forms.
Madonna – Get Together – James Holden Remix (Warner)
I like to hear new dance stuff too in the early hours. Awesome precision in his remixes, one of his best here with wild sounds and textures all over it.
Sunno))) – Black Wedding (Southern Lord)
Or ÔLament for a Nordic vision buried by wine and dustÕ Over 17 minutes of ÔdoomÕ but I find it strangely euphoric.
Asa Chang and Junray – Hana (Leaf)
Intense and hallucinogenic with some kind of pop feel. Emotional rollercoaster.
Odetta – All the Pretty Little Horses (Vanguard)
From the album ÔAt Carnegie HallÕ, truly remarkable version of this lullaby.
Funkadelic – Maggot Brain (Nine Records Inc.)
According to legend George Clinton out of his mind on LSD, told Eddie Hazel to play the first half of the song like his mother had just died, and still other version say that he told Hazel to play the second half as if he had found out she was alive. The greatest guitar solo of all time or the freedom of funk pouring of a drug-riddled brain.