Recently, I was challenged to compile a list of my Top 100 songs by my fellow music geeks on Twitter – and, me being me, I couldn’t resist, although I’ve probably missed a fair few great tracks along the way! Here’s the first part of the countdown from 100 to 91…
100) BUFFALO TOM – Taillights Fade:
Mmmm…. early 90’s American indie goodness. A bit of a lost classic.
99) THE WAIFS – SunDirtWater:
Quirky and rather sexy jazz/folk/bluesy stuff from Australia (of all places).
98) MINISTRY – Supernaut:
Ministry cover Sabbath in their own inimitable style. What could possibly go wrong?
97) URUSEI YATSURA – Phasers On Stun:
Proper geeky 90’s Scottish indie. And yes, my phasers are certainly on stun…
96) THE CULT – She Sells Sanctuary:
No apologies for this one – it’s that classic, killer Billy Duffy riff that does it for me!
95) MC5 – Kick Out The Jams:
Proof that swearing is big and clever. Still sounds raw and necessary forty plus years later.
94) THE POLICE – King Of Pain:
Sting was quite good once. Honestly. No, really. Here’s the proof.
93) JOE DRISCOLL – Mixtape Champs:
Brilliant and utterly adorable. This is my idea of romance!
92) THE BEAT – Mirror In The Bathroom:
Classic slice of Two-Tone with probably the most weirdly narcissistic set of lyrics ever…
91) THE B52’s – Roam:
They wrote my name song (Planet Claire), which nearly made the list – but this just makes me smile.
The list continues – 90-81 to come soon!