Summer may not start until the soltice in June, but summah has already begun. With highs reaching well into the 70’s, I we’ve already begun that transition into better weather and happier states of mind.
To fit the change in climate, I’ve prepared a list of SUMMAH SONGS that I hope you’ll appreciate. They are meant to get you all charged up and ready to enjoy the sun and the grass and the flowers and the picnics and the concerts and the tumultuous summah love affairs and whatever else.
First, I have a song by legendary Portland band THE EXPLODING HEARTS (featuring the amazing garage punk guru King Louie). It’s the song “MODERN KICKS” off the record GUITAR ROMANTIC.
Next, I have a nice political resistance song by THE MICE. It was written during the Bush administration shortly after the beginning of the Iraq War. It is not only a great rallying cry, it’s also a fantastic song! Super catchy!
Here’s the song “NOT PROUD OF THE USA” off the EP FOR ALMOST EVER.
The Cocteau Twins are a band that’s normally associated with doom and gloom and all that, but their record HEAVEN OR LAS VEGAS is pure summah!
Here’s the title track from that album…it’s really really good.
A big part of summahtime for me is horror movies. It’s a great time to watch horror movies, and a lot of horror movies take place during the summah for whatever reason.
So, here’s a song by THE RAMONES about one of the best horror flicks ever THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (or as Joey Ramone pronounces is “massa-cre”)
And, in the end, what is the purpose of summah besides doing one thing: rockin’ and rollin’. So, to honor that, I have one of the best rawk songs ever, “ROCKET REDUCER NO. 62” by MC5.
RAMA LAMA FA FA FA!
Also, here’s “EGYPTION SHUMBA” by THE TAMMY’S.