The Friday Five: May 25, 2012

The Friday Five

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a guest, but most of the time it’s just me. The rest is up to you, our friends and readers! Fire up the media player of your choice and share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments.

The Five:

[untitled]” by Catherine Wheel (from Adam and Eve, 1997)

Adam and Eve contains one of my favorite tunes from the ’90s; this is not that track–that would be “Delicous.” I’ve always dug the narrative quality of this record. I’m going to have to go back and listen to it sometime this weekend.

A/B Machines” by Sleigh Bells (from Treats, 2010)

As much as I dig Sleigh Bells’ latest record, I find their debut downright irritating. Odd, right? I suppose I can attribute this to my love for the Boss Metal Zone™ pedal, which is used judiciously on the band’s new jam.

Cuts Marked in the March of Men” by Coheed and Cambria (from Neverender: Children of the Fence Edition, 2009)

Because what is more epic than creating a string of concept records–complete with an elaborate psudo-religous cum sci-fi story line–than performing said records in order, and recording it for posterity? Nothing. Not a damn thing is more epic. (Or, should it be “None. None more epic”?)

Witch Doctor” by Cartoons (from Top of the Pops 1999, 2008)

OH MY GOD, MAKE IT STOP! WHY IS THIS IN MY LIBRARY? FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS HOLY, MAKE IT STOP!

Green Grow the Lilacs” by Soupy Sales (from The Complete Motown Singles, Volume 9: 1969, 2007)

Yes, that Soupy Sales recorded for Motown. Believe it or not, this is not as awful as you’d imagine.

What an odd Friday Five.

What’s on your shuffle today?

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