5 Song Shuffle Thursday – Please, Can’t You Stop Being Weird?

Of course, that’s a trick question, as the answer is always no. Apparently I can’t stop it.

Kinski – Last Day On Earth

A bit of shaggy rock, with no overarching message. And at under two minutes, it makes its point and gets the hell out.

Dead Milkmen – Stuart

A classic bit of punk comedy, where the redneck of the song begs Stuart to listen to him about what the “queers are doing to the soil”. In concert with gay aliens, of course. Everybody who talks about gay marriage being the ruin of society always reminds me of this guy. Thanks, Dead Milkmen.

Porcupine Tree – Synesthesia

Mopey prog rock! I don’t like a lot of it, but I do like Porcupine Tree, who always try and do something interesting with it.

Bear In Heaven – Space Remains

Speaking of prog rock, here’s something else that might be considered it. But the best description of this entire album was when it was called “the lost soundtrack to Blade Runner”. Yep, that’s about right.

Constant Lovers – Mush Teeth

And of course we’re going to end with some noise rock. Because it wouldn’t be my iPod if we didn’t.

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