Public Enemy, "Cold Lampin' With Flavor"
The Flavor Flav joint on It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back is the scar that sets off the perfection of the rest of the album perfectly. As a little goof, it's fine, but it's a trifle compared to the rest of the thing. It's not inevitable that Flav's songs will always be like this, not in a world with "911 Is A Joke", but he's just goofing on this one. I mean, he just starts making mouth noises on it.
Four Tops, "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)"
You know, with the fact that I never listen to the radio in the car, my kids aren't really exposed to oldies radio, so stuff like this tune aren't going to be familiar to them. I should probably play more Motown around them.
Sulfur, "Black Maria's Ride"
Here's a forgotten record! Sulfur put out one album in 1998, Delerium Tremens, and then disappeared. It's this sort of menacing art rock, full of dramatic instrumentation and big flourishes. There's something undenaibly theatrical about this kind of thing, but it's cetainly plenty entertaining. And come on, that trilling! Anyway, more strange stuff like this!
The Dramatics, "In The Rain"
Stax and Motown in the same list, am I dreaming?
Couch Slut, "All The Way Down"
Noise rock, old rap, couple soul tracks, and a forgotten record from the 90s. It's the full Five Songs experience, let's roll credits!