It’s summertime again, thank goodness.
Time to relax and enjoy some great music on our MP3 players. Best Coast is back with yet another release, “The Only Place,” that is perfect for summertime; their album is due out soon.
Please pay close attention to Alabama Shakes. When I first heard Brittany Howard, a young 20-something, I thought she was an older woman. Howard brings it like I haven’t heard since Janis Joplin.
I also want to take a moment to remember MCA, Adam Yauch, from the Beastie Boys. His passing has hit many people, especially in my age bracket (38), hard. We grew up with the Beastie Boys; we got to know them; they introduced us to different kinds of music just from their samples. Speaking for myself, this is Generation X’s biggest loss – even bigger than Kurt Cobain – but that’s an argument for another time. I included “B-Boy Bouillabaisse” from Paul’s Boutique on the list – arguably their best album. I also threw in “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” from their last album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2.
Listen to these tunes on July 31, 2012, on bicycleradio.com at 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Song: Song Title
Album: Album Name
KISHI BASHI - Bright Whites - 151A
GRIMES - Oblivion - Visions
THE SHINS - Simple Song - Port of Morrow
TANLINES - Brothers - Mixed Emotions
THE VACCINES - Norgaard - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? [Explicit]
ALABAMA SHAKES - I Found You - Boys and Girls
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT - Out of the Game - Out of the Game
AU - Solid Gold - Both Lights
OBERHOFER - Cruising FDR - Time Capsules II
FRIENDS - I’m His Girl - I’m His Girl - Single
JACK WHITE - Sixteen Saltines - Blunderbuss
LOWER DENS - Brains - Nootropics
SANTIGOLD - Disparate Youth - Master of My Make-Believe
FRANKIE ROSE - Know Me - Interstellar
BEST COAST - The Only Place - The Only Place
THE MEN - Open Your Heart - Open Your Heart
A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS - Onwards to the Wall - Onwards to the Wall-EP
BEASTIE BOYS - B-Boy Bouillabaisse - Paul’s Boutique
BEASTIE BOYS - Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
Brian Ellison is the host of The Prologue, an eclectic music show on BicycleRadio.com that mixes in cycling talk. He lives in Gillette, WY, where he is also the morning guy for KOAL 106.1. Ellison has a 12-year-old son who he spends a lot of time with and an old Trek SL1000 that he spends less time with than he would like.