Five Songs, 12/6/2017
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Five Songs, 12/6/2017

Five Songs today features the most skippable song we've had yet! Enjoy!

PDQ Bach, "Classical Rap (S. 1-2-3)"

Oh god, I'm sorry. This is from Oedipus Tex and Other Choral Calamities, the best (?) of the PDQ Bach releases, I think. Oh, this is credited to "Grandmaster Flab and the Hoople Funkharmonic". He won a Grammy for this thing.

(NB: The video I've included here includes the introduction to the piece, which provides some important "context".)

Love Battery, "Dead Boys"

From the final Love Battery album, Confusion Au Go Go, this still displayed the psychedelic charm of their early records, and is a totally worthy album to go out on for one of Seattle's unknown greats.

The Sunshine Fix, "Le Roi-Soleil"

Any time you've got a band holding some piece of a song for a really long time, I think of two things. One, Wiseblood's "Death Rape 2000", which I used to use when I needed to go to the bathroom while I was on the air at WRCT (it ended in a locked groove on vinyl, not that anybody would notice). Two, Kool and the Gang's "More Funky Stuff", which somehow made that one stretched out groove extra funky.

Anyway, to save you some trouble: no, this track doesn't go anywhere.

Iron Maiden, "22 Acacia Avenue"

It's certainly not hard to see how Maiden inspired so many bands with this record. It's just so appealingly over the top. I mean, just listen to it! I think my hair grew an entire foot while listening to this song.

Mad Caddies, "Destro"

I keep getting the Blue Meanies and Mad Caddies confused in my head. I can only imagine what it's like for both of my regular Five Songs reader/listeners.

Joshua Buergel
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