Posts from the ‘Song of the Week’ Category

Shonen Knife – Buttercup (I’m A Supergirl)

What could be better than combining Shonen Knife with the Powerpuff Girls? Nothing!!!

Shonen Knife – Daydream Believer

Back in the 90s I was a fan of what was then known as J-Pop. That is pop/rock music played by Japanese all girl bands singing in Engrish. OK, I admit that I wasn’t all that into the scene but I was a fan of Shonen Knife and even went so far as buying a few of their albums.


This is their cover of the great Monkees song, Daydream Believer.


Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Up Above My Head

Sister Rosetta Tharpe is perhaps one of the most influential women, but least known, in rock and roll. She was a blues singer and guitarist who I guess is most well know for being referenced by John Lennon in the intro to the live/rooftop version of Get Back.

Lenny Kravitz – Always On The Run

My favourite Lenny Kravitz song from the Mama Said album.

Steven Tyler – (It) Feels So Good

I Can Feel The Fire

Rod Stewart (right) and Ronnie Wood (left) of ...

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Yesterday I attended the The Swinging 60’s/The Art Of Ronnie Wood and Images Of Rock-n-Roll exhibition at the Silver K Gallery in Armadale. There were lots of photos of 60s rock stars. mainly the Beatles and Rolling Stones, while I thought Ronnie Wood’s painting were pretty good, although they seemed to be much more about him making a statement about the famous people he’s hung out with over the years, rather than about his style. I guess this is typical of Woody, ho I love by the way, but he has spent 40+ years playing the sidekick firstly to Rod Stewart and then to Mick and Keith. It’s a shame that his creativity has been stifled by the Glimmer Twins to an extent, because judging by some of the stuff he wrote for the Faces and Rod Stewart (and his solo stuff) he is a very good song writer and a great guitarist. I just wish he was able to step out of Keith’s shadow once in a while!

David Lee Roth – Just Like Paradise

Another great 80s song.

Playing For Change – Gimme Shelter

I sa this posted on the Rolling Stones‘ official Facebook page and have fallen in love with it.

Playing For Change is a multimedia music project created by the American producer and sound engineer Mark Johnson whose aim is inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. They are also dedicated to creating and supporting music schools, principally in developing countries.

The official PFC website can be found here.

RUN D.M.C. & Aerosmith – Walk This Way

Hip-hop and rock collide in one of the greatest songs ever. The original version of this song first featured on Aerosmith’s 1977 album Toys In The Attic, along with Sweet Emotion, Adam’s Apple and Big Ten Inch Record.

KISS – I Was Made For Loving You

My brother was a big KISS fan. He’d play this song over and over (not that I’m complainin’).