Friday Night Music Club

Evening all.

Friday night is upon us once more, which means it’s time for the next five songs in the Friday Night Music Club playlist.

Given the horrific events in Paris last Friday, I wish I could say that I had planned to include the first two tunes as a show of solidarity with our Gallic brothers, but alas, it’s a coincidence. If I was that smart, they would have been in last week’s selection. Still, cracking tunes though.

stereolab-french-disko-duophonic-super-45s 26. Stereolab – French Disko

sebastien-tellier-divine-remixes-by-midnight-juggernauts-a-danger-12 27. Sebastien Tellier – Divine

Next up, we have the ultimate in pioneering “made in a bedroom” tuneage:

R-119353-001_jpg 28. White Town – Your Woman

And to finish, two songs which are nowhere near as well known as they should be. First, an utterly bonkers song featuring an hypnotic chorus with the words “vanilla strawberry knickbocker glory ” repeated over and over, followed by a verse which talks about seeing the ghost of Lena Zavaroni, a child star and winner of 1970s talent show Opportunity Knocks. Her story is an utterly tragic mood-killer, so we shan’t dwell on it any further here.

Fujiya & Miyagi_Knickerbocker (Promo CD) 29. Fujiya & Miyagi – Knickerbocker

And finally, this song, which from its opening rip-off of (sorry, I mean homage to) “Be My Baby” through to it’s just wonderful title is a joy from start to finish (and yes I appreciate that’s technically from just before the start to the start, but that doesn’t scan as well…)

515J61WYR9L 30. Johnny Boy – You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes and You Get What You Deserve

More soon.