Friday, February 02, 2007

Friday Five: BilliPod

Here we go again...the first five songs on the Pod via shuffle for your Friday afternoon:

1) Nice,
"No Sleep Till Brooklyn" by the Beastie Boys from...

...the album Licensed to Ill.

The guitar solo is played by Slayer guitarist Kerry King, who had also released an album produced by Rick Rubin in 1986 (Reign in Blood). The song also contains samples from "T.N.T." by AC/DC.

British comedian Tony Hawks recorded the song, "Stutter Rap (No Sleep 'Til Bedtime)" under the pseudonym of "Morris Minor and the Majors" as a send up of the Beastie Boys' then image.

Listen: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" (mp3), courtesy of the blog Brooklyn Ski Club.

And here's the dated, yet still pretty funny, video:

2) How do we top the Beasties? Let's see.

Okay, the "Intro" to the Red Hot Chili Peppers' show from April 14, 2006, in London, broadcast on BBC Radio 1, from the King's Club. I ripped the concert from the great blog Ear Farm here. Alas, the tracks are no longer available from the blog, but it's a great site to visit regularly.

3) Here's a curveball:

"Creep" by TLC from the album Saturday Night Live - 25 Years of Musical Performances, Volume 2 Live.

Here's the performance in question, from May 6, 1995:

4) Next up we have:

"Baker Street" as covered by the Foo Fighters, originally by Gerry Rafferty. This was released as a B-Side to their 1998 single "My Hero". One of my favorite blogs (Yeah, I know, I have tons of favorites), Sweet Oblivion, talked about this track here.

And finally, #5:

"Orgasm Addict" by the Buzzcocks. Nice. I remember first seeing this song on the back of a record at a garage sale in Hawai'i in the early '80s. The single actually was released in 1977. The BBC refused to air it.

It's a great tune with funny lyrics.

Here's a "recent" video performance of the song from YouTube:

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