NOTR’s Natural Selection #8



Carlito Darwinio, had a mad crack habit plus foot fetish, he preferred The Hot Boy$ over Wayne’s new stuff and helped Robert Moog invent the synthesiser. He also co-wrote ‘Walk On By’ with Burt Bacharach.


Skillz – 2005 Year End Rap Up

Skillz used to be called Mad Skillz, but as he says “I ain’t mad no mo”. Madlib is still mad though, so are his disco remixes of hip hop tracks.


Inspectah Deck – On The Grind

Madlib Remixes 2: Saturday Morning Edition (,2004)

These chaps are constantly on the grind…


No Pussy Blues – Grinderman

No Pussy Blues (RAK, 2007)

Well damn, where to from here… There’s only one cure for these kind of blues. Hey. We want some puuuus-say!! Key quote: ‘I don’t care if you’ve got three babies/You can work the stick in my Mercedes’


We Want Some Pussy!! – 2 Live Crew

2 Live Crew is What We Are (Luke/Atlantic Records, 1987)

Yes we want some pussy! Yes we want some English psych rock! Released a decade earlier on the same label, English psych rockers Yes kicked out this jamming motherfucker of a tune for their loyal LSD droppin’ fans.


Yes – Everyday’s

Time And A Word (Atlantic, 1970)

Not much subtlety to this link. Aside from a slight grammatical edit, his song also calls itself Everydays.


Buffalo Springfield – Everydays

Buffalo Springfield Again (Atco, 1967)

Springfield, Massachusetts. Nice town, not sure if it had buffalo, but it was the home of such luminaries as Dr. Seuss, LSD guru Timothy Leary and the inventor of basketball, James Naismith. As if that wasn’t enough,  it also spawned the Starland Vocal Band, and this track about getting a lil’ action in the afternoon.


Starland Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight

Vinyl 7″ (RCA, 1976)

One of the most delightful (non explicit) things on a summer afternoon is a summer breeze, yacht rocking legends captured that feeling in this track


Seals & Crofts –  Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze (Warner Bros, 1972)

Ah, summer. I remember it well, it was freaky-hot and I spent most of my time inside with a spray bottle and an oscillating fan. Billie passes her summer days in a different style…


Billie Holiday – Summertime

Billie’s Blues (B-Side) (Vocalion, 1936)

Lady Day was a close friend and collaborator with one of the greatest saxophonists ever, the Pres. Before there were hipster douchebags, there were legitimate 1940’s jazz Hipsters, Lester Young was a king among this crowd. This is a re-issue combining two sessions he played with the brilliant Oscar Peterson Trio.


Lester Young – I Can’t Get Started

The President Plays With The Oscar Peterson Trio (Verve, 1997)

When Lester Young died Charles Mingus Wrote a song for him, the result was this magical composition. One of my favorite songs of all time, goes down well with a bottle of Jamie.


Charles Mingus – Goodbye Pork Pie Hat.

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (A Jazz Hour With, 1995)

When Playboy magazine asked Bob Dylan about the appeal of Jazz to the younger generation back in ’66, this is what he had to say..

I don’t think Jazz has ever appealed to the younger generation… I dont know what the motto of the younger generation is, but I would think they’d have to follow their parents. I mean, what would some parent say to his kid if the kid came home with a glass-eye, a Charlie Mingus record and a poketful of feathers? He’d say ‘Who are you following?’ And the poor kid would have to stand there with water in his shoes, a bow tie on his ear and soot pouring out of his belly button and say, ‘Jazz. Father, I’ve been following jazz.’


Bob Dylan – Life is Hard

Together Through Life (Columbia, 2009)

‘Fuck Bob Dylan. Fuck him right in the ear.’ Lamentably, that’s not my own quote *, rather its a response to Dylan’s claim that musically, nothing good has been released in the last 20 years (just prior to releasing his new record). For a dude with a voice akin to the slow rasp of a worn out scrubbing brush on an old leather shoe, he sure talks a lot of shit. Plus, wild concept for a singer i know, but Britt Daniel can actually sing.

* I’m not sure who’s response, if it was you, comments section.


Spoon –  Don’t Make Me A Target

Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Matador, 2007)

When i was growing up my neighbor had a Cocker Spaniel called Gaga, actually that’s a complete lie but that leads me to our next song, With a Little Help From My Friends by Joe Cocker. Joe along with Peter Garret, is one of the most retarded dancers of all time. Even my neighbors imaginary dog could dance better than them.


Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends

With A Little Help From My Friends (Polydor, 1968)

If you are as old as I, or older, (and Australian) then there is probably one Joe Cocker song that will stay in your mind for all eternity. It will make you want to check your back pocket to make sure that your wallet is still there, instill in you a healthy mistrust in politicians, and will no doubt give you a feeling of being stooged by a higher being every time you hear it. It is the theme song to possibly the greatest back-flip in Australian politics. I am taking about the GST song. Unchain My Heart. The song’s writer, Bobby Sharp, sold it to a chap named Teddy Powell for a hit of cocaine. Powell had Ray Charles record it with his Raelettes.


Unchain My Heart – Ray Charles

Unchain My Heart (Paramount, 1961)

Continued next time…

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One Response to “NOTR’s Natural Selection #8”

  1. Pea Dun Says:

    “Fuck Bob Dylan. Fuck him right in the ear”
    Fuckin’ gold!

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