Let’s Go Fucking Mental: Twenty Welsh Bands. Happy Birthday to Actor and Musician Rhys Ifans, 48 Today.

1.  The Peth ‘Let’s Go Fucking Mental’

(from the album The Golden Mile, 2008).

2.  Manic Street Preachers ‘From Despair to Where’

(from the album Gold Against the Soul, 1993).

3.  Super Furry Animals ‘Something 4 The Weekend’

(from the album Fuzzy Logic, 1996).

4.  Melys ‘Chinese Whispers’

(from the Chinese Whispers EP, 2001).

5.  Catatonia ‘Sweet Catatonia’

(from the album Way Beyond Blue, 1996).

6.  Los Campesinos! ‘Death to Los Campesinos’

(from the album Hold on Now, Youngster …, 2008).

7.  60ft Dolls ‘Pig Valentine’

(from the album The Big 3, 1997).

8.  Stereophonics ‘More Life in A Tramp’s Vest’

(from the album Word Gets Around, 1997).

9. Helen Love ‘Punk Boy’

(from the album Radio Hits, 1994).

10. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci ‘Patio Song’

(from the album Barafundle, 1997).

11. Jack ‘Nico’s Children’

(from the album The Jazz Age, 1998).

12. The Darling Buds ‘Hit the Ground’

(from the album Pop Said …, 1988).

13. The Joy Formidable ‘Austere’

(from the album The Big Roar, 2001).

14. Murry the Hump ‘Green Green Grass’

(from the album Songs of Ignorance, 2001).

15. Big Leaves ‘Meillionen’

(from the album Pwy Sy’n Galw?, 1999).

16. Feeder ‘Tangerine’

(from the album Polythene, 1997).

17. Topper ‘Something to Tell Her’

(from the mini-album Something to Tell Her, 1997).

18. The Alarm ‘A New South Wales’

(from the album Change, 1989).

19. Datblygu ‘Casserole Efeilliaid’

(from the single Hwgr-Grawth-Og, 1986).

20. Y Niwl ‘Undegpedwar’

(from the album Y Niwl, 2010).

With A Little Help From My Friends: Twenty Beatles Covers. The Beatles Sign Their First Recording Contract With EMI Parlophone. This Day in History, 09/05/1962.

1.  Joe Cocker ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’

(from the album With A Little Help From My Friends, 1969).

2.  Oasis ‘I Am The Walrus’

(from the album The Masterplan, 1998).

3.  U2 ‘Helter Skelter’

(from the album Rattle and Hum, 1988).

4. Smokin’ Mojo Filters ‘Come Together’

(from the album The Help Album, 1995).

5. Ocean Colour Scene ‘Day Tripper’

(from the album B-sides, Seasides and Freerides, 1996).

6.  Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel ‘Here Comes The Sun’

(from the album Love is a Prima Donna, 1976).

7.  Teenage Fanclub ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’

(single A-side, 1990).

8.  The Wedding Present ‘Getting Better’

(from the album George Best Plus, 1987).

9.  The Breeders ‘Happiness is A Warm Gun’

(from the album Pod, 1991).

10. Blondie ‘Please Please Me’

(from the album Panic of Girls (Japan Bonus Tracks), 2011).

11. Cornershop ‘Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)’

(from the album When I Was Born For The 7th Time, 1997).

12. Siouxsie and the Banshees ‘Dear Prudence’

(single A-side, 1983).

13. David Bowie ‘Across The Universe’

(from the album Young Americans, 1975).

14. Peter Gabriel ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’

(from the album All This and World War II, 1976).

15. Pixies ‘Wild Honey Pie’

(from the album Pixies at the BBC, 1998).

16. Nick Cave ‘Let It Be’

(from the album I Am Sam OST, 2002).

17. Billy Bragg ‘Revolution’

(from the Accident Waiting To Happen EP, 1992).

18. Sonic Youth ‘Within You Without You’

(from the album Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father, 1988).

19. Otis Redding ‘A Hard Day’s Night’

(from the album Good To Me:  Live at The Whisky A-Go-Go (1966), 1993).

20. Echo & The Bunnymen ‘All You Need is Love’

(from the TV show Play At Home, 1984).