Opening Act (The Shooby Dooby Song) – Bahamas – That shuffle intro is a thing of beauty and the song itself stands head and shoulders above anything else on the album, and the album is great, but this song? The “shooby dooby” hook is money in the band, the rhythm section, Pino Palladino and James Gadson, have the confidence to let Afie Jurvanen be a smooth and warm funkiness on this addictive track.
Duck Duck Goose – cupcakKe – This is a dirty little nursery rhyme of completely addictiv: “I can make your dick stand up like statue of liberty one long sweet fuck…” Yup.
USA – Jeff Rosenstock – In this ugly American moment beyond all ugly American moments, here is the song that points the finger, a guitar based agitprop: “Dumbfounded, downtrodden and dejected, crestfallen, grief-stricken and exhausted, trapped in my room while the house was burnin’ to the motherfuckin’ ground…” Sad but true.
Blue – Jessi Mason – Jessi tributes Joni with an imaginary conversation as she channels the great singer songwriter.
Looking Forward to the Past – Tommy Emmanuel, Rodney Crowell – Tommy has his eyes on real country beauty eyes, as he details a bad boy story and portrait of blue collar truck driving Conway Twitty fan with Rodney Crowell who would never call this Americana
Swimming With The Tide – Club 8 – A haunting electronica very melodic dream song.