Wild: aj. - not tamed or domesticated; not cultivated
Weekend: n. - Saturday and Sunday (as a period of rest or holiday)
iPod: t.m. - a pocket-sized device used to play music files
Shuffle: v.t. - to mix together so as to make a random order of arrangement
Yes, and here we go again... with yet another edition of Wild Weekend. Let´s kick it off with Swedish garage rockers supreme the Nomads, and their swampy Where The Wolf Bane Blooms. Saw these guys live a couple of times in the early eighties, and I can tell you their guitar player Hans Östlund was really something else. After which we slow down the tempo a bit with a smooth but still very funky piece of soul by the eccentric hypochondriac Donny Hathaway, from his classic debut Everything Is Everything (´70). "I hear voices, I see people, I hear voices of many people..."
The Nomads - Where The Wolf Bane Blooms MP3
Donny Hathaway - Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything) MP3
Time for some roots reggae now. One of Jamaica´s finest vocalists - Bob Marley even called him the best reggae singer in the world at some stage - Dennis Brown scored many a hit on the island. Deliverance Will Come, produced by the mighty Joe Gibbs, is a fine example of his powers. Next up are the Velvets, with a live track recorded back in ´69 by future Voidoids and Reed guitarist Robert Quine. Lofi they may be, but the Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapes are definitely essential listening for fans of Lou and company.
Dennis Brown - Deliverance Will Come MP3
The Velvet Underground - Over You MP3
John Phillips was the brain behind the Mamas & the Papas, but I´d rather listen to his country-tinged solo album John, The Wolf King Of L.A. to be honest. A question of "subtracting the former from the latter" I suppose. And yes, that´s practically the whole Elvis band taking care of business here. And we´ll call it a day with a fine song from the obscure Marc Benno, who you may remember from his collaboration with Leon Russell in the Asylum Choir. Here he´s lost in his hometown: Austin, Texas. Attention Slowhand fans: listen closely, for that really is Clapton on guitar.
John Phillips - Let It Bleed, Genevieve MP3
Marc Benno - Lost In Austin MP3