Yea, yea, we all know the planet on which we live is a spinning ball of dichotomies. One’s winter is inevitably someone else’s summer. Look at New Zealand, or Australia, or Timbuktu. Besides, it’s summertime all year round here in LA. So, I’ve picked a few of my favorite summer tunes for my winter playlist. But don’t be fooled by the song titles and sunny sentiments…all these offerings are deeply rooted in the key of Winter.

Summer Wine Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Nancy & Lee
A Summer Morning The Feminine Complex Livin’ Love
Glow Worms Vashti Bunyan Just Another Diamond Day
Plastic Palace People Scott Walker Boy Child. The Best Of 1967-1970
Somewhere over the Rainbow Blixa Bargeld Commissioned Music / Auftragsmusik
I’m so Happy When You’re Near The Shaggs The Shaggs
Sunny Fuck The Honeys Shady Ladies Yeah Fest (Volume 2)
The Sweet Sounds Of Summer The Shangri-Las Best Of The Shangri-Las
Bummer In The Summer Love Love Story 1966-1972 (Disc 2)
Summer Deep T. Rex T. Rex
Summer Dress [Live] Red House Painters Retrospective: Demos, Outtakes, Live (89-95)
Sketch For Summer The Durutti Column North By North West – Manchester
Let’s Pretend It’s Summer The Brian Jonestown Massacre Strung Out In Heaven
Honey (Alt Mix) Summer 1988 Spacemen 3 Losing Touch With Your Mind
Play With Fire Andrew Oldham Orchestra The Rolling Stones Songbook
In My Room The Langley Schools Music Project Innocence & Despair
Sealed In Skin Swans Real Love [Live]
Home Is Where You Hang Yourself Her Space Holiday Home Is Where You Hang Yourself
Pro No From Now Huggy Bear Taking The Rough With The Smooch
Traction In The Rain David Crosby If I Could Only Remember My Name….
Lady Grinning Soul David Bowie Aladdin Sane
Children Of The Sun Hawkwind In Search Of Space
Blue Grotto Amon Duul II Made in Germany
Let’s Go Swimming Arthur Russell World of echo
Once Upon a Summertime Astrud Gilberto Verve Jazz Masters 9
I Know Where The Summer Goes Belle & Sebastian Push Barman To Open Old Wounds
Get To You The Byrds The Notorious Byrd Brothers
Ride Into The Sun The Velvet Underground Peel Slowly and See (Disc 5)
The Fairest Of The Seasons Nico Chelsea Girl
All Apologies SinĂ©ad O’Connor Universal Mother