Friday, February 8, 2008

TVD's Weekend Shots | Punky One Drop Edition

The one drop drum pattern is the backbone of the reggae rhythm. The backbeat is characterized by the dominant snare drum stroke and bass drum kick both sounding on the third beat of every measure in 4/4 time, while beat one is left empty. Said beat is also the convenient theme for your punky-irie Weekend Shots.

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Punky Reggae Party (Mp3)
Stiff Little Fingers - Doesn't Make It Alright (Mp3)
The Clash - Armagideon Time (Mp3)
The Members - Offshore Banking Business (Mp3)
Madness - The Prince (Mp3)
The Slits - New Town (Mp3)
Joe Jackson Band - In Every Dream Home (A Nightmare) (Mp3)
The Police - The Bed's Too Big Without You (Mp3)
Scritti Politti - Flesh & Blood (Mp3)
Bad Brains - Peace Be Unto Thee (Mp3)

TVD Welcomes Guest DJs for the Weekend Shots! Have ten tracks and a theme? Step right up...

TVD's Shuffle Bored | February 8, 2008

The Friday Five - at random.
The Police - When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around (Mp3)
Joe Jackson - Biology (Mp3)
Felt - I Didn't Mean To Hurt You (Mp3)
The Chameleons - In Shreds (Mp3)
The Longpigs - She Said (Mp3)

On a side note, 'Shuffle Bored' is implicitly an homage to the other fine bloggers out there, their tireless work, and whose efforts end up in rotation on all of our playlists and iPods. Today in particular, TVD tips its hat to Spinster's Rock for the wonderful unearthing of this early Chameleons single. Cheers!