THURSDAY JUKEBOX, PART ONE
The Live it Bad Ass Bar doesn’t play the radio, which loops a paid for list of so called top 40 songs over and over, callously raping the ears of listeners without any sign of remorse. Every song is strategically overplayed to fall in line with the propagandist principle of repetition, and the musicians owned by record companies closer resemble products than artists. The whole thing is corrupt and anti-art.
Music is a universal language, it’s about the sounds. So every Friday we’ll pick a theme, and share the best sounds we heard on the jukebox from the week that fit. This week’s topic is “catchy shit”. Check these out and enjoy.
Drapht, by Rapunzel
Drapht is a hip hop artist out of Australia, and this song has the potential to stick around in your head for years. I could see it playing in the background of a terrible romantic comedy, maybe it is. Can’t remember where I found it, but I can’t seem to lose it.
Jimmy Luxury & The Tommy Rome – Cha Cha Cha
Apparently this one was in a Corona commercial back in the day. One of my favorite comedians is Doug Stanhope, and he mentioned this as a song he enjoys on a Joe Rogan Podcast and I can’t disagree.
Old Man Saxon – On Point
Stumbled across Old Man Saxon on World Star Hip Hop, he was living in his car and his music was dope. This one stands out as catchy.
A Taste of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie
Stereotypically funky, and I mean this in the best possible way. Released in 1978, this toe tapper was successful enough that you’ve probably heard it before. It’s been a while, give it another spin.
Rizzle Kicks – Miss Cigarette, Mama Do the Hump, Down With the Trumpets
Hip hop duo out of Britain, couldn’t narrow this one down. All three of these are plenty catchy.
Shwayze – Rock N Roll
Shwayze and Cisco Adler, best known for “Corona and Lime”. The kings of the summer have plenty of songs that qualify as catchy, but this one never made it onto an album or was released as a single. Can’t find it anywhere, but the video is on Youtube.
Vulfpeck – 1612
Vulfpeck is my favorite discovery emanating from reddit.com/r/listentothis, and 1612 might be the catchiest damn song I’ve heard in my life. Antwaun Stanley brutally murders the vocals, the opposite of butchering them.
Nappy Roots – Good Day
No one is going to outdo Pink Floyd when it comes to kids singing a chorus, but the Nappy Roots still pulled it off quite well on this one. As the title suggests, this is the song to listen to on a good day.
We’re gonna have a good day
And all my homies gonna ride today
And all these mommies look fly today
And all we wanna do is get by today
We’re gonna have a good day
And ain’t nobody gotta cry today
‘Cause ain’t nobody gonna die today
You save that drama for another day
Heyyy we’re gonna have a good day
Songhoy Blues – Sourbour
These guys don’t do English, so they aren’t big in the United States. Their sounds are out of this world and must be heard. They got together after being forced to leave their homes during a civil conflict, and the album Music in Exile was born.
Tyler Childers and the Foodstamps – Messed Up Kid
Another one that hasn’t found its way onto an album, but the song can be found and enjoyed on Youtube. Childers most recent album, Purgatory, is also worth checking out in its entirety.
T-Bird and the Breaks – Fuck it up, Esmeralda
Tim Crane, aka T-Bird, is an incredible front man for the Breaks. He is clever at an impossible level, and the band made so many classics before calling it quits. Chunk music all day, I miss them and their backup singers.