Dr Dog’s “Broken Heart” and William Onyeabor’s “Atomic Bomb.”
Dr Dog is doing an Edward Sharpe-y infectious upbeat unconventional roots-pop thing and William Onyeabor is a Nigerian disco-funk master from the 1970s who just released the only official collection of his works to come out in the 21st century.
If “Broken Heart” really is about a break-up it’s the peppiest, happiest breakup song there ever was.
And I could play “Atomic Bomb” endlessly. It has a mix of reggae/ethereal holy roller soul vocals overlaid on this incredibly trippy psychedelic dancehall beat. Pretty much the perfect backdrop for anything you might be doing this fine January Tuesday.