Five Songs, 9/18/2023
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Five Songs, 9/18/2023

Bim Skala Bim, "Sunshine of Your Love"

Bim Skala Bim enjoyed covering classic rock warhorses over their career, songs which are really kind of ideal targets for this kind of thing. Any dork who will get upset about a cheeky cover of Cream of Pink Floyd is really showing their ass. Anyway, this is fun, sure, why not?

Upon proofreading, I'm leaving the "Cream of Pink Floyd" typo in there, because it's delightful. Yes, I proofread these, dammit.

The Feelies, "Fa Cé-La"

Fuck yeah! This is the b-side to the Feelies first ever release, a single, as collected on the Ork Records: New York, New York comp, an essential if you love early punk.

Duett, "Don't Make Me Wait"

While I enjoy the occasional bit of synthwave stuff, I definitely don't need a ton of it in my life. So, having a track pop up on here occasionally? That's good.

They Might Be Giants, "You Probably Get That A Lot"

A loyal Five Songs reader is probably tired of this opinion, but I think that "loyal Five Songs reader" is mythological. So I'll drop it again: Join Us is not just merely a great TMBG album, it's absolutely one of their best. Going further, I actually think it's a better record, pound-for-pound, than Flood. That record is let down by a flabby second half which leans a bit too heavily on quirkiness, but there's no slowdown on this album. This is, essentially, the same argument I'd make for Factory Showroom and John Henry, just so you know where I'm coming from.

Stevie Wonder, "Uptight (Everything's Alright)"

What a triumphant tune, magnificent.

Joshua Buergel
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