So, today is Black Friday and for the retail world it's a time to role out the bargins and people get to buy stuff they don't really need and certainly in some cases can't really afford. No doubt that the TV news will have stories of riots and fights etc that seem to breakout as a result of people's greed! All of this coming a day after Thanksgiving in the States!
I thought it would be daft to have Black Friday as a sort of theme for this week and we'll see what goodies we come up with.
Listen To The Black Friday Playlist Here:
What's On The Black Friday Playlist?
Blacks/Radio - The Psychedelic Furs
From the excellent Debut album and as is our custom a song about the Radio to kick off!
All Black - Good Charlotte
"like Johnny Cash all black"
The Man In Black - Johnny Cash
And speaking of Johnny Cash, this I believe is the first ever performance of his signature tune.
Paint It Black - Mo-Dettes
Impressive cover of the Rolling Stones classic.
Blue Days Black Nights - Buddy Holly
Originally a B-Side of the 1956 single Love Me (though when released in the UK it was the A-Side).
Black Friday - Steeley Dan
1975 Single for Steeley Dan and one of the only songs that I could find with the actual title of our theme!
Friday I'm I Love (Acoustic) - The Cure
Say It Loud, I'm Black and Proud - James Brown
From the 1969 album of the same name.
Fear of a Black Planet - Public Enemy
Title track of their third studio album for Def Jam Records back in 1990.
Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black) - Neil Young and Crazy Horse
From the excellent Rust Never Sleeps album of course.
Welcome To The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
Single from 2006.
Friday On My Mind - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
From the 2011 Go Down Under EP that spotlighted various Australian Bands.
Black Coffee In Bed - Squeeze
Another little gem from those South London lads.
Black, White and Blood Red - BoDeans
From the 1991 album Black and White.
Good Friday - Cowboy Junkies
From the 1998 album Miles From Our Home.
Friday Night, Saturday Morning - Nouvelle Vague
From the 2004 Self-Titled album that also saw them covering Dead Kennedys, The Clash, XTC, Killing Joke, The Undertones and Joy Division.
She Left Me On Friday - Shed Seven
From those Indie Charmers Shed Seven a cracking wee single from 1998.
Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
Title track from her second album released back in 2006.
Black Roses - Clare Bowen
From the hit show Nashville.
The Parting Shot
Fade To Black - Metallica
And so we end this edition with some Metallica. As the mic drops we Fade to Black!