Some days you just need to strut all over the place, wind down your car window and scream at toddlers. Here’s a playlist that will get your adrenalin pumping and fist shaking!
- Rage Against The Machine - Killing in the name of
Raw, aggressive guitar, ruthless drums, and the timeless one-finger salute of Zack de la Rocha’s “Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me”. There’s enough political angst in this to make one start a riot.
- PJ Harvey - Rid of Me
No stranger to doing her own thing and kicking all arse at it, Polly’s ‘Rid of Me’ is raw and psychotic. The song lives out crazed revenge fantasies, “I’ll make you lick my injuries/I’m gonna twist your head off, see/Till you say don’t you wish you never never met her.” No one’s gonna mess with you when you’re channelling PJ.
- Consolidated feat. The Yeastie Girls - You Suck
This one’s for the ladies!
- The Cramps - I Can’t Hardly Stand It
The Cramps will have you slinking around the living room like a bad arse Bettie Page. So get out your gags, garters and whips and kick some arse in the most literal sense of the term!
- The Drones - The Minotaur
With swaggering guitar and a bass line that goes straight to your groin ‘The Minotaur’ will have you disregarding all social graces. Climaxes with Gareth Liddiard screaming “VEDI! VIDI! VICI!” like a man possessed.
- The Beastie Boys - Sabotage
Roll up to a camping festival with a menacing look and blasting this out of your car, you’ll get all the tent space you could dream of.
- Grinderman - Kitchenette
There’s Ellis making maracas look as rock and roll as a guitar and a whooping and gyrating Nick Cave. The song’s intensity is only heightened when performed live, with beards in full swing and a wild eyed Cave exclaiming “I just want to relax!”
- Peaches feat. Iggy Pop - Kick It
Take heed when listening to this song because when Peaches and Iggy are imploring you to kick it, it’s hard to disobey. This seething electro-punk will have you flippin’ the bird and tripping up strangers.
- Patti Smith - Gloria
Opening with Smith sneering “Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine”, the Queen of punk doesn’t stop kicking arse until the final fadeout. Snarling guitar, beat poetry and mean, lusty vocals, she took Van Morrison’s original and tore it a new one.
- Queens of the Stone Age - Feel Good Hit of the Summer
Josh Homme. End.
- Tasha L