The Young Fresh Fellows, "A Fake Hello"
Tad Hutchinson is really going the extra mile on the drums here. He doesn't have to, Scott McCaughey's singing can carry this little tune. But Hutchinson was always the Fellows' secret weapon, I love his work across the board.
Queen, "Body Language"
Hot Space contains the magnificent "Under Pressure". It also contains a bunch of other songs, about which the less said, the better.
Charles Mingus, "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat"
Much better! Mingus Ah Um is one of his legendary records, featuring several essential compositions, including this one.
Or so I'm told. It's so good!
Albert King, "Crosscut Saw"
We've had this tune before, and it's such a banger, enjoy!
Unwound, "Next Exit"
Unwound have long been a critic's favorite, and the sort of band that you could always bring up to knowing nods among the connoisseurs of the 90s underground. Across six (seven?) albums, the Olympia, WA band banged out a relentlessly noisy form of post-hardcore that is always welcome around here. Repetition is right in the heart of their career, and captures the band in outstanding form. Unwound is actually having themselves a moment, with a reunion tour that sold out instantly, so I will not be seeing it. Alas.
The Pharcyde, "Little D"
I'm a defender of the second Pharcyde record, Labcabincalifornia, but eh, not every track is a winner.