Underworld – Shudder/King of Snake (Starters for Ten #031) 1/10 (4)

Starters for Ten 2019 – 31: Top Ten Underworld tracks: 190131

Shudder/King of Snake (1998)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Kickstarting the third, running between 31 January and 9 February and featuring my top ten Underworld tracks, here’s Shudder/King of Snake from 1998’s ‘Beaucoup Fish’

The Amorettes – Born to break (Starters for Ten #30) 10/10 (3)

Starters for Ten 2019 – 30: Top Ten Spinetingler tracks: 190130

The Amorettes – Born to Break (2018)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the tune itself. Because the music always speaks for itself.

Concluding the third – my top ten Spinetingler tracks – here’s the title track from one of my favourite albums of 2018 – ‘Born to Break’ by the Amorettes

The 2019 ‘Starters for Ten’ series features:
Jan 1-10: Top Ten Blues Rock Stonkers
Jan 10-20: Top Ten Led Zeppelin Tracks
Jan 21-30: Top Ten Spinetinglers
…and more to follow

John Mayall – Sonny Boy Blow (Starters for Ten #029) 9/10 (3)

Starters for Ten 2019 – 29: Top Ten Spinetingler tracks: 190129

John Mayall – Sonny Boy Blow (1967)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the tune itself. Because the music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the third, running between 21 and 30 January and featuring my top ten Spinetingler tracks, here’s Sonny Boy Blow from John Mayall’s 1967 album ‘The blues alone’

The Carpenters – Goodbye to Love (Starters for Ten #028) 8/10 (3)

Starters for Ten 2019 – 28: Top Ten Spinetingler tracks: 190128

The Carpenters – Goodbye to love (1972)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the tune itself. Because the music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the third, running between 21 and 30 January and featuring my top ten Spinetingler tracks, here, for its first outing in this series is Goodbye to Love from The Carpenters’ 1972 album ‘Song for You’. It gets a slot in the ‘spinetingler’ top ten for what is in my view, one of the best guitar solos of all time.

Stevie Wonder – I wish (Starters for Ten #027) 7/10 (3)

Starters for Ten 2019 – 27: Top Ten Spinetingler tracks: 190127

Stevie Wonder – I wish (1976)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the tune itself. Because the music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the third, running between 21 and 30 January and featuring my top ten Spinetingler tracks, here’s I wish from Stevie Wonder’s subliminal 1976 album ‘Songs in the key of life’.

And the really great thing about this particular clip is that, if you look really hard, you might just catch a glimpse of me and Mrs C in the July 2016 Hyde Park crowd boogieing along in the sunshine. Because we were there!

Dogbreath – Fit in (Starters for Ten #026) 6/10 (3)

Starters for Ten 2019 – 26: Top Ten Spinetingler tracks: 190126

Dogbreath – Fit in (2009)


Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the tune itself. Because the music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the third, running between 21 and 30 January and featuring my top ten Spinetingler tracks, here’s Fit in from Dogbreath’s self-released and only album – 2009’s ‘Pale face baby’

Disturbed – The sound of silence (Starters for Ten #025) 5/10 (3)

Starters for Ten 2019 – 25: Top Ten Spinetingler tracks: 190125

Disturbed – The sound of silence (2015

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the tune itself. Because the music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the third, running between 21 and 30 January and featuring my top ten Spinetingler tracks, here’s The sound of silence from the Disturbed 2015 album ‘Immortalized’