Reversing the Numbness

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Friday Music

It's Friday. I need music.

Let's do European music this week, covering as many countries as possible. That's a bit of a twist.

I'll start off by notching Ireland off the list with a little Pogues.


moneytastesbad said...

OK, so... this is not exactly European, but Chris Q is from Newfoundland which is part of Canada, and I am pretty sure there are a lot of French people there. Plus, the song talks a lot about European countries.

So... without further delay, I present

Around The World With Chris Q by Chris Q and Hypnotic Clambake

Clash said...

Black Sabbath as you have never seen them before

A little Paranoid to boot

getto said...


Rob Zero said...



Zee’s favorites from NORWAY

The Dalai Mama said...

FranceIceland. (My favorite Bjork song, btw.)  England.

Hoop said...


Hoop said...

My bad, Sleek. I read your post too fast and skipped over "European" and just saw "as many countries as possible" and posted a band from East Asia!

Mom! Toilets blogged! said...

Oh goodie, I get to play again.
Grateful Dead, Europe 72

Devil Mood said...

I have to offer a bit of my own.


Crusselldrums said...



And of course Germany's Favorite Sons!

Zee said...

I know this Country has alreayd been covered, but here's another from

Erin O'Brien said...

A gypsy Romanian band. Not my favorite piece by them, but the best I can do right now.

Oh, did I mention that I am Hungarian despite my Irish name?

josh williams said...

I was in Eire in 99 and saw David Gray in concert at the Galways Arts Festival.I had first heard him two days before after spending time in Northern Eire , sitting outside drinking pints behind a remote youth hostel, I asked the gent who had the cassete in the machine and he said he thought it was a fella from Wales...I remember writing down the name with the intent to buy a CD...David Gray was warmed up by Paddy Casey who I saw on Letterman the other night. So if you have a band and need promoting consider inviting me, I do not promote but I suspect I have some sort of mystical quality that makes bands successful, providing I give them the AOK. Thats all I got or Mozart and that deaf crazy guy who was at one time Mozart's instructor.

Helen Mansfield said...

From Norway

Helen Mansfield said...

Australian goodness from the '80s.

SleekPelt said...

$: Chris Q -- I've heard G2theLow talk about this cat before. Pretty cool, and I always liked Clambake.

clash: That Sabbath toon rocks. You've got England covered.

geto boy: Nena -- you are so the man. I remember that you did this to mess with me on one FM, but then I told you that I actually love this song, so you're clearly hooking me up this week. Nice.

SleekPelt said...

rob: Great suggestions, I've spun them all twice. Hanoi Rocks -- that truly rocks. Hellacopters -- Zee turned me on to this band. You gotta love the Flying V and the lick at the beginning; Gluecifer -- the hockey backdrop seems appropriate. These guys don't look like the rockers they are. By their name, I expected makeup and costumes.

dm: Air -- I knew it! I knew it would be "Sexy Boy" too!; Iceland -- ah, the queen. Thanks, this is one of my favorites too; The Verve -- awesome, though I expected Radiohead when you said England. I'll take The Verve any day, though.

hoop: Dengue Fever -- Wow, really unexpected. (And I don't mean because the topic was Europe!) This just isn't the type of music I would expect you to suggest, but it's unique and I like it.

mom: You gotta love a band that needs six albums to hold 17 songs. Most punk albums have 17 songs and there's still tons of room for more.

devil mood: Rita Redshoes -- very light and pleasant, I really like this. I like how she appears to be in slow motion but her lips are on time with the lyrics.

SleekPelt said...

crusseldrums: Slade -- man, as a child of the '80s and a huge fan of Quiet Riot and this song, I am absolutely ashamed that I didn't know it was a cover on a Slade song. Dang, Kevin Dubrow even sang it like these guys; Thin Lizzy -- wait, these guys are from Ireland? Do I know anything about music? As often as I hear this song to this day, these guys must make a killing on royalties; Scorpions -- okay, this one I expected (the band, not the song). I mean, who else are you going to say? Rammstein?

zee: The Rifles -- Never heard of these guys, but I like them. For starters, I like when you can hear an English accent from an English band. The front man reminds me a bit of Ferris Beuller's best friend.

eob: Taraf de Haidouks -- wow, that is something else. I would love to see this live. You can keep the szalonna, though.

josh: I like David Gray. If you don't already know them, you may also want to check out Damien Rice and The Swell Season.

helen mansfield: Sondre Lerche -- I knew I'd be a fan of this guy th first time I heard him a couple of years ago. I haven't heard this song, though, and I dig it, especially the chorus. Dude sure looks young; Big Pig -- now this is totally new to me. When I saw your description, I expected Men at Work or Midnight Oil. This seems like something The Electric Orchid Hunter (Teoh) would suggest. That woman has a big voice and seems really intense, and it's got that Stomp thing going on too I agree on the 'goodness' part.