This week's triple play hits diverse stations (as you should expect from me), leading off with some John Bush era Anthrax and the savage opening number from Sound of White Noise, "Potter's Field." I'm more a fan of Joey Belladonna in Anthrax, but Bush was a terrific addition during his tenure and this is one of Anthrax's best written tunes ever. Meaty stuff with some of the most crushing riffs in metal you'll snap your neck to.
Next is probably my favorite trip hop/lounge song of all-time, "Pure & Easy" from The Dining Rooms. I love this cut's groove, the echo chamber loop and the desert-dusted guitar plunking away. Cooler than cool. Last for this week comes from ska heroes The Specials and "Hey Little Rich Girl" from their left-of-center, experimental More Specials album. I've always dug their merge between ska and fifties rock 'n roll on this slick, catchy number, so dig in with some Two Tone before you fire up the grill later in the day.
Nothing like a little extra bounce for a three-day weekend!
Anthrax - "Potter's Field"
The Dining Rooms - "Pure & Easy"
The Specials - "Hey Little Rich Girl"