My playlist: Summer 2017 edition

(Warning: Selection might look – and sound – paranoid to you!)

The songs are in random order and the the list may slightly change during summer 🙂

Lana Del Ray – Summertime sadness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdrL3QxjyVw
Lana Del Ray – Summertime sadness  (remix) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akhmS1D2Ce4
Smash Mouth – Walking on the Sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQj–Kjn0z8
The Black Keys – Little black submarines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k8es2BNloE
Mazzy Star – Fade into you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uJ61jgFCMM
Death in Vegas – Hands Around My Throat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UvQvOFRS9o
Death In Vegas – Scorpio Rising https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJu6vG64C2M
The Earthbound – The valley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaClUEEUBTM
The Earthbound – House full of fear https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJWXlY_EYt4
The Earthbound – Riverside song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CqIgHkCoFI
The Cardigans – Rise & Shine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpaA163XaQA
Bomfunk MC’s – Freestyler https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymNFyxvIdaM
Robin Schulz – Sugar (feat. Francesco Yates) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvC_0foemLY
Planet Funk – Chase the Sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_wKmMox1fM
Type O Negative Summer Girl (Banned Version – Summer Breeze) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmE_Zek4e1o
Type O Negative – Cinnamon Girl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO9aD4mzSE8
Sheryl Crow – All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGr6i5Sar5s
Lords of Acid – Marijuana in Your Brain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5zZthqTr-4
EODM (Eagles of Death Metal) – Complexity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DLVLRpKtYc
Electric Six – Danger! High Voltage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-FxmoVM7X4
Foo Fighters – This is a call https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imxAeQZjBeI
Everlast – What It’s Like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwoNQvSOxM8
Nirvana – Seasons in the sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ve5bvC7BbI
1000 Homo DJs – Supernaut https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjho-zVgDXo
Cypress Hill – Tequila Sunrise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrWnH7cV_-c
Machine Head-Hole In The Sky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq_kadvLTSM
The Sisters Of Mercy – Temple Of Love (Feat. Ofra Haza) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMETa77dUrg
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – Beggin – Original https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQgmyQFFQjo
Elvis Presley – Suspicious minds ???? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLbrLv-U1oI
The Almighty – Free ‘N’ Easy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwga20fPBDY
The Almighty – Soul Destruction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jmcErsaSu4
The Presidents of the USA – Kick Out the Jams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iblg5G3NTjo
The Presidents of the USA – Little Dune Buggy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq5OyumR_1o
Texas – I Don’t Want A Lover https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhfSeUqfoP4
Alanis Morisette – Ironic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jne9t8sHpUc
The Driven – Jesus loves more if you can drive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A5xHTRRzH8
Sixpence than the richer – Kiss me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N-qO3sPMjc
Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime ORIGINAL 1970 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvUQcnfwUUM
Peter Bjorn And John – Young Folks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iArXv64tCJA
Amy Winehouse – You know I am no good https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DZ-V8VEWsQ
Danzig – Dirty black summer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kRtTtpG8Ls

This is how it all started: I was watching a TV commercial and I really liked the song; lucky me, I had my tablet in my hands so I only had to press the magic button the start the Soundhound app. In just a few seconds I was informed that this song was “The Whole of the Moon”, by the Waterboys. I had some free time, so I decided to spend some time to read about the Waterboys in the Wikipedia. From there, I found a connection to one of rather old but not forgotten bands, New Model Army (I think it was due to the combination of guitar and violin – but later I realized that NMA did not used a violin that much…). I decided to go on reading about NMA too, and then I realized that Ricky Warwick was one of the former band members – later he left and he formed… The Almighty! (In the meantime I also spent some time browsing about his ex-wife and ex-Headbangers’ Ball hostess, Vanessa Warwick, who is now in the real estate business and apparently married to some other guy, but this is now getting out of my initial search).

The name The Almighty rang some bells in my head, since their second album, titled “Soul Destruction” has been one of my favourites many years ago. So the only thing that I had to do is to find the cd in my (now dusty) collection and send the files to my mp3 player! It was so nice to go through all this punkish rock tracks after all this time! Thank you Waterboys for starting this nice trip in memories!