Hello again, I hope the beginning of a new week in this surreal new existence finds you all healthy and relatively unaffected by the craziness of our collective situation.
But just in case the cabin fever is starting to bite and you’re in the mood for musical respite, the Melodic Randomiser is here to distract you from reality for a few harmonious moments. So sit back and take in today’s triumphant triumvirate of top tunage, courtesy of the Isolation radio show.
A good honest slab of rock ‘n’ roll to start you off with, from George Thorogood and the Destroyers‘ Anthology album, here’s a live recording of “Who Do You Love?”
Difficult to think of a way to get further away from that, stylistically speaking, other than by playing the next randomly selected song; everyone’s favourite pasty-faced, robotic electro-goth, Gary Numan and 1980’s “We Are Glass”, from a remastered edition of his third consecutive UK number one album, Telekon.
And for the last in today’s grab bag of audio excellence, we go even further back in time, to a 1974 record from a band led by Wakefield’s finest guitarist, Bill Nelson. His gratifyingly eclectic career is one I have followed with growing interest, ever since first hearing this band as a teenager; the continuously reinventing prog/glam/new wave experiment that was Be-bop Deluxe.
So lay back, close your eyes and experience the grandiose theatrical sweep of “Darkness (L’Immoraliste)”
That’s it for today, more tomorrow. Until then, look after yourselves and each other and keep the faith, we’ll get through this.