I present to you the first in a series of installments of random crap. A purge of bite-sized greatness and weirdness.
These come from my work computer, where I do most of my downloading and sorting of new stuff. Mainly these all come from other blogs, so most likely they’re listed in my links section already. If I know for a fact where it comes from, I’ll make note of it below.
These are all either the only song by the artist that I have or they are far and away greater than all other tracks on the original record. I probably don’t know much about any of them except that all of these songs rule in their own way.
Dance-y disco-y synth-y goooooodness…
Hot Gossip – Starship Trooper (Not sure if this is a hit single in the real world. Should be!)
Crash Course in Science – Cakes in the Home (more at Egg City Radio.)
Dharma – Plastic Doll
Gil Trythall – Folsom Prison Blues (Country moog. So good.)
Cotten/Prince – Tiny Places
Weird voices with weird music….
Ian Sherwen – Speak and Math (a Speak & Spell that is being tortured. Delightful!)
I Mikhanolighi – Corner of Ermou and Venizelou (No idea what language this is. Funky!)
Gretchen Bender – Artificial Treatment (Newscaster practicing. Creepy. Amazing voice.)
Gurmeet Bawa – Bolia (A long Punjabi song with a crazy singer. Soothing in a way.)
Heidi BrÃ¼hl – Ich schlieÃŸe meine Augen (Download more. From Germans Under Cover.)
Frances Bebey – Pygmy Divorce (So great! Song + life lessons about women.)
Arrigo BarnabÃ© – Clara Crocodilo (Brazilian crazy genius rock. Almost sounds Japanese.)
Silly Stupid Songs That Are Great…
Donovan – I Love My Shirt (Bret says this is the only great Donovan song. I believe it.)
Buck Sawtooth – Run to the Hills (Bluegrass cover of Maiden. Stolen from Demolisten.)
Aligator Flag – Elk Song (Short. Weird. Stupid. Also from Demolisten‘s collection.)
Hip Hop that isn’t Boring…
.org – Stolen Wolf (ALSO stolen from Demolisten, these kids are great.)
Hangar 18 – Think Big (maybe I’m lame but this song makes me happy.)
Bonus Awesome Rock…
The Convocation Of – Get Down Make Love (One of the greatest covers ever. Good Lord.)