Whiskey & Bananas Playlist Vol. 4
Featuring The Replacements, Buzzcocks, Justice, Al Green, Stereo MC’s, Adriano Celentano & more
Record Shop — Jerry Lewis
Someone in serious need of SoundHound.
Prisencolinensinainciusol — Adriano Celentano
Mindless gibberish from 1972 meant to mimic what English sounds to people who don’t speak English sung by an Italian pop star.
Genesis — Justice
May have been overused across all sorts of media a few years ago but this song never gets old.
20th Century Boy — The Replacements
Staying true to Marc Bolan…
Laundry — Antipop Consortium
With opening lyrics that go like this — “gun fetish suicide inverse in vitroi make the beat go around like parallelogram shaped algorithms” — makes you want to listen to hear where it’s going to go. Antipop for sure.
The Horror — Sweet Knievel
Did not make Rolling Stone’s top cover songs of the last decade…should have.
Mississippi Goddam — Nina Simone
At first listen you’d think this was something out of a Sondheim musical but the troubling lyrics and driving rhythm take this way, way South of Broadway.
Why Can’t I Touch It? — Buzzcocks
Not the most lyrically diverse song…deal with it — it’s the Buzzcocks.
Kibe Kibe — The Mombasa Vikings
From a compilation of 45’s representing the golden age of East African recordings — great flowing melody and killer chant.
Belle — Al Green
Al Green…’nuff said.
Connected — Stereo MC’s
You danced in ’92…dare you not to start shakin’ that thing right now.