Five Songs, 1/3/2021
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Five Songs, 1/3/2021

SNFU, "Reality Is A Ride On The Bus"

SNFU's 1993 album, Something Green and Leafy This Way Comes, came out on Epitaph and marked a turn more towards pop punk as opposed to their earlier hardcore. And, honestly, it doesn't suit them. This song, for instance, is really only good when it's galloping.

Squarepusher, "Tomorrow World"

Having taken drum and bass to the pinnacle with Hard Normal Daddy, Squarepusher decided to head straight into jazz fusion with Music Is Rotted One Note. It's a brilliant record, and a serious break with his past. On his next record, Selection Sixteen, he charted a middle course between the two previous albums, featuring some of the fusion as well as some of the drum and bass, albeit in a little less frantic form. It's a tweener record - good, but not as good as his more focused albums.

Invisibl Skratch Piklz, "Plastic Man Skratch"

San Francisco's legendary DJ crew Invisibl Skratch Piklz produced a bunch of DJs who contributed to some great groups, including Five Songs favorite DJ Q-Bert among others. The group is mostly documented through the Shiggar Fraggar Show, a pirate radio show that had several sessions released as CDs. This is a slice of one of those records.

The Allstonians, "Mikey Dee"

Really like the organ here. Just a pleasant tune all around.

The Isley Brothers, "If You Were There"

Another cut from 3+3, the album we heard from recently. It still rules. Looking at this, this is actually a pretty good cross-section of the Five Songs universe: punk, electronic, rap, ska, soul. Hell yeah!

Joshua Buergel
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