17 Seconds Christmas Posts 2015: part 2


What, another rather ‘anti-Christmas’ song, already?

Well, yes, sorta. The fact is that an email arrived in my warzone of an inbox of Wednesday evening, for a new single from Sparks. So ahead of its release on December 4, on Lil’ Beethoven records, how could I not share it with you?

As you would expect from the Sparks, wonderful high vocals, impressive synths and – and that Mael humour (but of course!). And a musical twist, but in the middle…

And as a bonus, from 1974’s Kimono My House album ‘Thank God It’s Not Christmas’

A song for today #8

Franz Ferdinand Sparks

Franz Ferdinand and Sparks have teamed up for an album together as FFS, which will be released on June 8.

The first official single from the album is entitled ‘Johnny Delusional’ which you can stream below:

The first track to be released from the album was ‘Piss Off,’ which again you can stream below:

The album tracklisting is as follows:

‘Johnny Delusional’
‘Call Girl’
‘Dictator’s Son’
‘Little Guy From The Suburbs’
‘Police Encounters’
‘Save Me From Myself’
‘So Desu Ne’
‘The Man Without A Tan’
‘Things I Won’t Get’
‘The Power Couple’
‘Collaborations Don’t Work’
‘Piss Off’

Meanwhile, you can read details about their forthcoming tour here

…Brain meltdown

…very nearly…day was fine but cannot think of anything really focused to write…

so I hope you enjoy six quality songs whilst I try and focus again…

Sparks -‘This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us.’ mp3

Specials -‘Ghost Town.’ mp3

Rogers Sisters -‘Never Learn To Cry.’ mp3

Feist -‘1234.’ mp3

Tokyo Police Club -‘Nature Of The Experiment.’ mp3

The Ragga Twins -‘Illegal Gunshot.’ mp3

Happy Birthday to brother 17 Seconds

It’s my brother’s birthday tomorrow, and so this post is for him. these tunes aren’t about him, but stuff I know he likes, and stuff I think he will like… : ))

Miles Davis -‘So What.’ mp3

John Cale -‘Paris 1919.’ mp3

Love Is All -‘Make Out.Fall Out. Make Up.’ mp3

Red Hot Chili Peppers -‘Under The Bridge.’ mp3

Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci -‘Spanish Dance Troupe.’ mp3

Sparks -‘This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us.’ mp3

Holger Czukay -‘Cool In the Pool.’ mp3

Aretha Franklin -‘Rocksteady.’ mp3

James Yorkston And The Atheletes -‘St. Patrick.’ mp3

Jeff Buckley – ‘Hallelujah.’ mp3