♪ The Friday Five ♪
Five songs for you - tried to give you a varied and eclectic bunch to welcome your weekend.
Nick Cave - Papa Won't Leave You Henry (Download)
I had a near religious experience watching Nick play this live. It's the kind of song that should be sung in a dingy bar with 200 drunken sailors all waving around bottles of rum and dancing on the tables.
Clutch - Shogun Named Marcus (Download)
One can never have enough Clutch in their lives, especially on a Friday. I've always described them as Frank Zappa meets early Black Sabbath. It's as close as I can come to defining them at all. (Also, the site's current tagline comes from this song).
Brand New - Play Crack The Sky (download)
No, I'm still not over my obsession with Brand New. This is a five minute metaphor, done acoustically and played out beautifully.
Head Automatica - Beating Heart Baby (download)
UPDATE: Had the wrong song here before - this is the right one.
I love this band because I love Daryl (who also sang with Glassjaw, an ASV favorite). The song itself reminds me of a 70's pop tune, but in a good, Teen Beat-ish way. Makes me want to stand in the audience of one of their shows and scream like a lovesick puppy.
Faith No More - Ricochet (Download)
Yea, it's not secret that I think FNM is the greatest band to ever walk the face of this earth in the history of all time, past present and future, bar none - but I don't think I've really given enough love to the King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime album. It's always funny until someone gets hurt...And then it's just hilarious!
If you do download the songs, let me know what you think. You know - it's got a good beat and I can dance to it - I give it a seven!
Update - All downloads have expired (as they always do after 24 hours. If you really, really want one of these songs, email me. Look for the Sunday Six, which generally follows Friday Five by two days).