The Miracles, "You've Really Got a Hold On Me"
McKinley Dixon, "Chain Sooo Heavy"
I really enjoy the sax blowing while he's rhyming, it really sets things off, and makes my ears kind of ping back and forth between what sounds like competing leads. That tension really provides a lot interest in the tune.
The Dead Milkmen, "Big Lizard (Live)"
Chaos Rules: Live at the Trocadero is sort of a live career retrospective by the Dead Milkmen, but I gotta say, it's hard to recommend it. The live renditions don't add a ton, and the sound quality isn't great. Uh, as you can hear.
Joe Lally, "Day Is Born"
Joe Lally was, of course, Fugazi's bassist. He's also released three solo records on Dischord Records, of this sort of...well, rock. I'm not sure you can really describe it as anything else. Of course, the bass sounds great on it, so that may be an attraction here.
Link 80, "Pretty Girls"
So, Link 80 are a now forgotten ska-punk band on Asian Man Records who put out a few albums. When clicking around in Discogs to look for band connections, I found out that a former member of the band is Danielle Steel's (the author) son, which kind of tickles me.