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Title: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on April 22, 2012, 06:56:29 AM
Post when for reasons beyond mortal comprehension you keep pressing 'play' again.

It Makes No Difference - The Band's The Last Waltz version, and the My Morning Jacket cover.

Also, the Last Waltz version of Don't Do It. KICKS ASS.

The first instrumental version of I Know I'm Not Wrong by Fleetwood Mac on the Tusk remaster




Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Newguy562 on April 22, 2012, 07:43:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3c2WUVZ9NQ..i always play it when i'm skateboarding it gives me that rush...or when i'm listening to it at home it makes me just want to dance like jagger lol


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: pixletwin on April 23, 2012, 07:47:01 AM
I can't stop listening to "I Don't Want You to Die" by the Flaming Lips with Christ Martin from Coldplay. Extremely sad but beautiful at the same time. Crushing.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Chocolate Shake Man on April 23, 2012, 08:48:46 AM
Post when for reasons beyond mortal comprehension you keep pressing 'play' again.

It Makes No Difference - The Band's The Last Waltz version, and the My Morning Jacket cover.

Also, the Last Waltz version of Don't Do It. KICKS ASS.

The first instrumental version of I Know I'm Not Wrong by Fleetwood Mac on the Tusk remaster




Great songs. I always wonder why It Makes No Difference avoids being maudlin. It should be sappy but somehow isn't.

I mentioned earlier that I've been playing The Band non-stop lately. I had most of their albums but after Levon died, I got Cahoots (which means I'm now one album [the covers one] short of a complete set). This means that I'm hearing the studio version of When I Paint My Masterpiece for the first time so I've been playing that one a lot.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: I. Spaceman on April 23, 2012, 06:49:36 PM
The Little Old Lady From Pasadena.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Alex on April 23, 2012, 10:11:29 PM
Cab Calloway-Minnie the Moocher


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on April 24, 2012, 07:30:54 PM
Fred Schneider's version of Coconut. Like, really.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on April 25, 2012, 04:10:36 AM
Fred Schneider's version of Coconut. Like, really.

Are you feeling alright?  ;D


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: sparkydog1725 on April 25, 2012, 09:37:36 AM
"As" by Stevie Wonder. I heard it on the radio Saturday. The lyrics read like a stalker's "love letter". In a good way, of course.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on April 25, 2012, 04:44:57 PM
Fred Schneider's version of Coconut. Like, really.

Are you feeling alright?  ;D
Seriously, this is out of hand. I think I've lost some friends.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on April 25, 2012, 04:46:10 PM
But seriously, somehow it is so perfect.

It did lead to this text exchange with a co-worker though.

Me: Do you have any good recipes with lime? I'm not sure where to put it.

Her: Up your ass. I hate you.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Chocolate Shake Man on April 25, 2012, 05:05:32 PM
That was a pretty good response, I have to say.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on April 25, 2012, 05:12:44 PM
I agree.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on April 25, 2012, 05:25:40 PM
Amazing.  :lol


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on April 25, 2012, 05:48:16 PM
For the record, I am also inexplicably suddenly REALLY into The Invisible Man by Queen, from The Miracle.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on April 25, 2012, 06:00:50 PM
In my corner, The Sonics doing possibly the least Sonics song ever, 'Since I Fell For You' has been in heavy rotation for some reason.

Also, the first song on this NPR session from The Creole Choir of Cuba. Absolutely beautiful http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJSv2hoH5ro


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rab2591 on May 04, 2012, 05:14:36 AM
The Chocolate Watchband - I'm Not Like Everybody Else


WOW! Had never heard that before - fantastic song.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on May 04, 2012, 06:02:29 AM

Also, the Last Waltz version of Don't Do It. KICKS ASS.

I'd been rinsing the youtube video of this, but a mate leant me the boxset AND BY GUM. It just ROCKS LIKE A CRACKSTRONG BASTARD


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Amanda Hart on May 08, 2012, 12:39:30 PM
Bought Nilsson Schmilisson a couple of weeks ago when I saw it sitting on the rack at a used record store, thanks in large part to how highly people on this board talk about it. I really dug it on first listen and now I start listening to it and as soon as Got Get Up ends I pick the needle up and put it right back at the beginning. I've been listening to it a lot over the last three afternoons.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on May 08, 2012, 12:44:05 PM
The rest of the album's really good as well!  ;D


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Chocolate Shake Man on May 08, 2012, 12:45:54 PM
Sure is!

Do you have any of Nilsson's other stuff because there are a few albums I would place ahead of Schmilsson for personal favourites.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Amanda Hart on May 08, 2012, 12:59:22 PM
I've been enjoying the whole thing, but that first song has really grabbed me for some reason. I haven't got anything else yet, it's been a few weeks since I've been record hunting. Any suggestions for what I should look for?


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Eireannach on May 08, 2012, 01:01:11 PM
I am totally obsessing on This Whole World for about the last 5 days.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Amanda Hart on May 08, 2012, 01:02:29 PM
I am totally obsessing on This Whole World for about the last 5 days.

I think we've all been there a time or 17


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Chocolate Shake Man on May 08, 2012, 01:09:05 PM
I've been enjoying the whole thing, but that first song has really grabbed me for some reason. I haven't got anything else yet, it's been a few weeks since I've been record hunting. Any suggestions for what I should look for?

There's a lot of variety but my personal favourite is Harry and I also love Nilsson Sings Newman. After that, I really like Aerial Ballet and The Point.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: I. Spaceman on May 08, 2012, 01:47:58 PM
Son Of Schmilsson.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Heysaboda on May 08, 2012, 01:49:35 PM

"Juanita" by the Flying Burrito Brothers



Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Heysaboda on May 08, 2012, 02:39:15 PM
Post when for reasons beyond mortal comprehension you keep pressing 'play' again.

It Makes No Difference - The Band's The Last Waltz version, and the My Morning Jacket cover.

This is cool -- I had no idea My Morning Jacket covered this song.

Hard to beat Rick Danko singing tho'.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on May 08, 2012, 05:58:33 PM

"Juanita" by the Flying Burrito Brothers


Awesome. I've been taking in quite a bit of Gram Parsons (solo records) myself, lately.

And as I posted at the Record Room...Uptown Girl. Billy Joel. Suck it.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on May 08, 2012, 06:29:42 PM
I've been enjoying the whole thing, but that first song has really grabbed me for some reason. I haven't got anything else yet, it's been a few weeks since I've been record hunting. Any suggestions for what I should look for?

There's a lot of variety but my personal favourite is Harry and I also love Nilsson Sings Newman. After that, I really like Aerial Ballet and The Point.

You can't go wrong with any of those - The Point! and Nilsson Sings Newman are my two favourites, but essentially any album up to and including p*ssy Cats is worth it.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on May 08, 2012, 06:31:04 PM
Also, I had a bit of a moment whilst writing my final batch of essays the other day and played Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer for about four hours solid. God, I love that song.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on May 08, 2012, 06:34:13 PM
I've been enjoying the whole thing, but that first song has really grabbed me for some reason. I haven't got anything else yet, it's been a few weeks since I've been record hunting. Any suggestions for what I should look for?

There's a lot of variety but my personal favourite is Harry and I also love Nilsson Sings Newman. After that, I really like Aerial Ballet and The Point.

You can't go wrong with any of those ... essentially any album up to and including p*ssy Cats is worth it.
I'd agree with this.

(My favorite, by far, is Nilsson Sings Newman. But that guy had one hell of a run.)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Eireannach on May 08, 2012, 08:58:27 PM
I am totally obsessing on This Whole World for about the last 5 days.

I think we've all been there a time or 17

It's just so cool to be finding little gems like this since radio for the past 20 years pretends The Beach Boys didn't make any music between the release of Good Vibrations and Kokomo.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: lee on May 09, 2012, 01:37:12 PM
Currently obsessing over Pretty Ballerina by The Left Banke.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on May 09, 2012, 02:39:36 PM
The entire contents of It's Alive by The Ramones.

.......TAKEITDEEDEE1234!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Alan Smith on May 09, 2012, 04:23:44 PM
I've been enjoying the whole thing, but that first song has really grabbed me for some reason. I haven't got anything else yet, it's been a few weeks since I've been record hunting. Any suggestions for what I should look for?

There's a lot of variety but my personal favourite is Harry and I also love Nilsson Sings Newman. After that, I really like Aerial Ballet and The Point.

You can't go wrong with any of those ... essentially any album up to and including p*ssy Cats is worth it.
I'd agree with this.

(My favorite, by far, is Nilsson Sings Newman. But that guy had one hell of a run.)

LIKE! to all of the Nilsson guidance here from the other guys.

Like you, AH, I started out with Shmillson - and my next follow up was Nilsson sings Newman;

Essentially a double mind-blow -

1) it's magnificent and will really get you into Harry's world.

2) gave me an appreciation for old Newman, who I hadn't paid much attention to in the past

Enjoy!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Newguy562 on May 09, 2012, 04:38:33 PM
the beatles - you've got to hide your love away

i'm going through a beatles fanatic phase lol...last week it was the kinks and the week before that it was the rolling stones..


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Amanda Hart on May 10, 2012, 06:40:03 AM

LIKE! to all of the Nilsson guidance here from the other guys.

Like you, AH, I started out with Shmillson - and my next follow up was Nilsson sings Newman;

Essentially a double mind-blow -

1) it's magnificent and will really get you into Harry's world.

2) gave me an appreciation for old Newman, who I hadn't paid much attention to in the past

Enjoy!

I love Randy Newman's '70s stuff, so Nilsson Sings Newman is on the top of the list, but I'm excited now to find other stuff too. I'll definitely be shopping this weekend.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Paulos on May 10, 2012, 02:50:54 PM
You Gave Your Love To Me Softly - Weezer, obscure b-side that I love to death.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Heysaboda on May 10, 2012, 03:06:40 PM

"Juanita" by the Flying Burrito Brothers
Awesome. I've been taking in quite a bit of Gram Parsons (solo records) myself, lately.

And as I posted at the Record Room...Uptown Girl. Billy Joel. Suck it.

Luther, I actually heard "And So It Goes" for the first time a couple of summers ago.  (Don't know how I'd missed it.)
Incredible!
It threw me for a loop!  A masterpiece!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on May 10, 2012, 05:17:54 PM
Goin' On.

Like, this is actually an amazing song - every element except the sax solo (I hate sax solos) kicks absolute ass. Carl is amazing. Mike and Bruce (right?) deal a solid lead. The harmonies rock. God, it's great.

Why does it have to be from such a crap album? KTSA is dirt. And yet.... this. I think the new Brian and Mike originals have to match this.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Newguy562 on May 10, 2012, 07:33:48 PM
Neil Young - Sugar Mountain :)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on May 11, 2012, 05:09:46 AM
Glen Campbell - Galveston (imo the most beautiful song sung by him! And I heard many and many of them!)



Oh hell yeah. I love this song!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rab2591 on May 11, 2012, 05:47:36 AM
Bob Dylan's 115th Dream - have been playing this constantly for the last few months.

The Cove - Jack Johnson


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: OneEar/OneEye on May 11, 2012, 08:06:10 AM
The Tulips - Summer Song.  Just heard this in the film "The Music Never Stopped", didn't know who it was, sounded to me almost like Marianne Faithful, and I would have thought it was more modern too but for the fact that all the songs in the film were from the 60's/early 70's.   I cannot find the lyrics or chords for this song anywhere and have been trying to figure it out.  it's a fairly simple song so I think I have a reasonable take on the chords/lyrics nearly worked out. 
I love this song.  Never heard of the Tulips before.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Heysaboda on May 11, 2012, 08:53:00 AM
Neil Young - Sugar Mountain :)

This is a great song.  Neil does a great live version on the Rust Never Sleeps live tour.

Supposedly, after Joni Mitchell heard Sugar Mountain, she wrote The Circle Game.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Newguy562 on May 11, 2012, 03:15:38 PM
Neil Young - Sugar Mountain :)

This is a great song.  Neil does a great live version on the Rust Never Sleeps live tour.

Supposedly, after Joni Mitchell heard Sugar Mountain, she wrote The Circle Game.

WOW!! really? i could see it inspiring Joni to write circle game :) i barely got into folk rock because of my father he's into it and he's showed me so much and i love it all.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: pixletwin on May 11, 2012, 03:22:39 PM
The Gold in the Mountain of Our Madness by The Flaming Lips


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on May 12, 2012, 08:31:34 AM
The 36 songs found in the twofer of Elvis Presley's albums From Elvis in Memphis and Back in Memphis, plus some singles and unreleased songs. I know several of you are big Elvis fans, so I'm not talking to you here. You're the Peters (heyo!) and I'm the Paul in this situation: I'm reaching the gentiles. To everyone who isn't (and really, I'm only casually acquainted, myself, with hits and then some assorted things my parents happened to have), you need to know this:

Elvis Presley's From Elvis in Memphis and Back in Memphis are brilliant, brilliant albums.

I've had these for a year or two, but only occasionally would half-listen. The past couple of weeks I've spent quite a bit of time with them. Right now I am of the opinion that this music is really right up near the top of what was recorded in the late '60s. It's easy for someone of my generation to write off Elvis without paying him sufficient attention, just because he was a pop-culture figure of oddly obsessed old people, impersonators, not-dead conspiracy theorists, and of course those rhinestone-encrusted suits. If you grew up when and where I did, the classic rock you needed to know began with Rubber Soul, more or less. Maybe there was lip service paid to the Sun Records Elvis, but then you just moved on. If you had to mention Elvis again, it was to shake your head sadly at what he had become in the era of what really mattered: Led Zeppelin.

Those last few sentences were what my environment was, and what my mindset remained for a long time. But even then, I recalled some line from some documentary or whatever in which someone said (how about this memory? Don't recall who said it, where, or in what!), "the one thing that Elvis never lost was that beautiful voice." Or some such thing.

Well, he was a fucking singer. So who gives a sh*t what else he may have lost if he kept that voice?

That voice is one of the few most expressive instruments popular music has ever had, and it is on full display in these two albums. If you don't know them, find them. Listen to them.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: AndrewHickey on May 13, 2012, 07:34:53 AM
Brian Wilson - London's A Lonely Town (that's one of my ear candies! Esp. I admire the song's ending with that vocalization)


That's not actually a Brian track -- it's Dave Edmunds, with (apparently), Bruce, Terry Melcher and Curt Boettcher on backing vocals. It's a cover of an old Tradewinds song, New York's A Lonely Town, with a couple of changes to the lyric.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Newguy562 on May 13, 2012, 02:19:06 PM
Freddie Scott - Hey Girl


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on May 13, 2012, 03:08:57 PM
Brian Wilson - London's A Lonely Town (that's one of my ear candies! Esp. I admire the song's ending with that vocalization)


That's not actually a Brian track -- it's Dave Edmunds, with (apparently), Bruce, Terry Melcher and Curt Boettcher on backing vocals. It's a cover of an old Tradewinds song, New York's A Lonely Town, with a couple of changes to the lyric.

the Trade Winds version is also more amazing - although I didn't know Brian wasn't involved, cheers Andrew!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: GreatUrduPoet on May 22, 2012, 05:40:33 AM
'Wings' by The Hollies. Interesting to learn that they wrote it after The
Buffalo Springfield "forced" them to listen to their new song 'Expecting
To Fly'. Combine that feel with some nicely melodic Hendrix-inspired guitar
flourishes, a melody as strong as anything on 'The Who Sell Out' and
then mix in those flawless Hollies harmonies. The group never topped it.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: buddhahat on May 24, 2012, 03:55:12 AM
Leon Russell - Hummingbird


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on May 24, 2012, 08:53:03 AM
Todd Rundgren - The Verb To Love


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Slow In Brain on May 26, 2012, 01:17:00 AM
The Hollies - So Lonely... These guys were so underrated.

Luke Kelly - The Lags Song... The dude from the Dubliners, what a voice.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Domino on May 27, 2012, 09:07:44 AM
Paul McCartney's Good Times Coming-Feel The Sun (Press To Play) - it's very catchy and so good, specially 2nd song!

I thought I was alone! Such a great song, I actually think Paul were a little depressed when he wrote that song. To forget his problems he wrote this mantra,"Good times coming, laughing at the good times coming in". Thats how I Imagine it anyway.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: musicismylife101 on August 03, 2012, 08:09:37 PM
At the moment:

Be My Baby by The Ronettes
Found myself listening to the song on repeat over and over  :o

Island in the Sun by The Righteous Brothers
Close your eyes and listen to it with headphones. You'll be in paradise!

I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine by The Ronettes
Ronnie shines on this song. The part that got to me was "I wouldn't mind the rain"

Go Ahead and Cry by The Righteous Brothers
Normally I don't like choirs in songs but it fits in well with this one. Beautiful arrangement and vocals.

Flesh and Blood by Wilson Phillips
A desperate plea by Wendy and Carnie to reestablish contact with Brian during the Landy period. So glad they have come a long way since then.

Devoted to You by The Everly Brothers
A simple love song with a lot of meaning an great vocals.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Catbirdman on August 04, 2012, 06:09:22 PM
I think it's fading a bit now but for the past 2 weeks it's been Joy Division all day every day. If I had to pick one song that most sums up the whole experience, it would have to be "Disorder." I've always liked the track, but the bass line always just seemed ... odd. And it is odd. It starts on an E, takes a huge leap down to an A flat, then a HUGE leap down to a B (why didn't Hook just choose to play a B within the same octave, just one and a half steps up from the A flat?!? Insanity!), and then back to the same A flat. So I guess the whole thing is based on an E major chord. But it's just weird. But this past week it clicked with me, and all of a sudden it WORKED - it became weird genius.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rab2591 on August 04, 2012, 07:21:16 PM
Be My Baby by The Ronettes
Found myself listening to the song on repeat over and over  :o

I'm also guilty of putting that one on repeat constantly. Brian wasn't crazy: just in tune to one of the greatest songs recorded.
______

My Way - Frank Sinatra
Voodoo Dreams - Les Baxter
Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin
My Favorite Things - John Coltrane


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Newguy562 on August 04, 2012, 08:06:58 PM
Rolling Stones - Silver Train


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Jay on August 04, 2012, 09:27:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbgJcXIz1L0

I have strange tastes in music.  ;D


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Ron on August 06, 2012, 09:54:50 PM
Song I've been obsessing over for the past year:

Grand Funk Railroad - Bad Time


Something about it.  I can listen to it over and over and over again.  Pick out all the instruments, sing along with all the different parts.  Try to make up a new harmony.  Try to figure out the guitar solo.  I just love it. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on August 07, 2012, 02:46:14 AM
Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Banana on August 07, 2012, 07:35:50 AM
"Handwritten" by the Gaslight Anthem and anything off of the new record by The Shins.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rab2591 on August 07, 2012, 07:41:41 AM
Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen

I friggin love that song. I hum Brian's 'Getcha Back' falsetto over the whole thing ;D


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Jay on August 09, 2012, 01:40:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ech6pZoBJ4


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on August 09, 2012, 02:35:03 AM
Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen

I friggin love that song. I hum Brian's 'Getcha Back' falsetto over the whole thing ;D

Goddammit, now I do that all the time as well....  :lol


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Chocolate Shake Man on August 09, 2012, 08:37:41 AM
A lot of Monkees stuff right now. The one I'm grooving on the most is "You Told Me" but I'm listening to all the stuff from that era.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Zach95 on August 10, 2012, 06:53:18 PM
Anything by the Talking Heads. Give me more!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Heysaboda on August 10, 2012, 10:26:43 PM
The recording of Joni's Urge for Going by Mary Black.

Sublime!!!!!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Steve Mayo on August 11, 2012, 10:46:23 AM
Thunderclap Newman--- something in the air


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on August 11, 2012, 05:16:57 PM
A sound tune! How's it going, Steve!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: musicismylife101 on August 11, 2012, 06:54:09 PM
I just have weird obsessions with some songs songs  :P

A Song for My Father - Captain & Tennille
Nice instrumental. All I can say about it.

Brian's Back
My mind is weird like that. Not sure why I've been listening to it on repeat lately.

Summer's Gone
Fits my mood. Song's self explanatory. Summer's gone, it's finally sinking in...

Down in the Willow Garden - The Everly Brothers
A song about murdering a girl-how happy!  ::) Not sure why I'm obsessed with this on. Maybe I'm just morbid...

Yeah, I'm weird... ::) I'll come back next week with a new set of obsessions.





Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Steve Mayo on August 11, 2012, 07:52:29 PM
A sound tune! How's it going, Steve!

yeah, i love that song!
doing fine...been in new house about a month. had surgery on both hands little over a week ago (carpal and trigger fingers...have had 6 trigger fingers in the last 5 years). hands sore but i'm ok. thanks for asking  :)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Newguy562 on August 12, 2012, 08:24:35 PM
Rolling Stones - Silver Train


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Jukka on August 13, 2012, 12:41:38 PM
Thanks to my budding interest in country music, I'm currently rather obsessed with Tanya Tucker's Delta Dawn.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: I. Spaceman on August 18, 2012, 08:52:14 AM
Thanks to my budding interest in country music, I'm currently rather obsessed with Tanya Tucker's Delta Dawn.

Right on. Check out Blood Red And Goin' Down.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on October 01, 2012, 08:30:11 AM
Ride A White Swan by T. Rex


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on October 01, 2012, 07:08:04 PM
'I am not a robot' by Marina and the Diamonds


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: musicismylife101 on October 03, 2012, 02:12:21 PM
Sherry


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Newguy562 on October 04, 2012, 04:25:36 PM
Rolling Stones - Silver Train


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: halblaineisgood on October 04, 2012, 07:13:51 PM
Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen

I friggin love that song. I hum Brian's 'Getcha Back' falsetto over the whole thing ;D

I just noticed that Hungry Heart starts out with a Motown pick-up on the drums.

Nice. :hat


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on October 05, 2012, 03:59:00 AM
I have listened to On The Rebound by Floyd Cramer about 23 times in a row. Send help.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Newguy562 on October 07, 2012, 07:54:28 PM
Rolling Stones - Silver Train
Relistened to this song to see what you found so special about it &, have to say, I'm still not so keen on it. But after all, nobody seems to like Stones' December's Children record which is in my Top-3 of theirs. So, as they say, tastes differ.
Really? It gets me pumped..When I listen to it it makes me want to dance or skateboard..Whenever I work out it's the first song i play on my ipod. (it hits me every time.)
To be honest I'm not very fond of December's Children ..lol..it has a few joints on there that are decent but overall the album was not as great because it was very early in their career and well there wasn't anything too special about RS pre-satsifaction. lol The first album in my opinion that took them to another level was Aftermath.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Jay on October 09, 2012, 12:11:39 AM
Axl on piano and vocals, and Slash on guitar doing a great cover of a tremendously underrated song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu26EC7bZnA&feature=related


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Gertie J. on October 10, 2012, 07:20:23 AM
FYI it's said 'lately', not 'the last time'. in case you wanna improve your English.  ::)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on October 10, 2012, 07:49:53 AM
FYI it's said 'lately', not 'the last time'. in case you wanna improve your English.  ::)

No need for that.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Amazing Larry on October 10, 2012, 11:18:18 AM
If yer gonna live in 'Murrica, you better speak 'Murican.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Gertie J. on October 10, 2012, 04:00:15 PM
FYI it's said 'lately', not 'the last time'. in case you wanna improve your English.  ::)

No need for that.

why? good ole chunk of advice isn't a bad thing, is it?


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on October 11, 2012, 08:31:52 AM
FYI it's said 'lately', not 'the last time'. in case you wanna improve your English.  ::)

No need for that.

why? good ole chunk of advice isn't a bad thing, is it?

Not if it sounds like you're being sarky to someone whose first language isn't English. If you weren't, I apologise.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Myk Luhv on October 11, 2012, 11:02:10 AM
I've been seriously into The School's two albums, Loveless Unbeliever (2010) and Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything (2012). Both are excellent, obviously Beach-Boys-styled twee pop but don't seem to be slavishly reverent to their influences. Good songwriting is important too! Particular stand-outs, two from each album: "Let It Slip" (http://youtu.be/xrBF2nsjeaE) and "All I Wanna Do" (http://youtu.be/zdarcOe5L2k), "Baby Won't You Stay With Me Tonight?" (http://youtu.be/H70DJuTgFQw) and "You Make Me Hear Music (Inside My Head)" (http://youtu.be/MPu3QyA-Ggk).


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Amazing Larry on October 14, 2012, 03:02:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1uT6itlGQY
Chocolate Town by Ween is a current obsession of mine. Hell, all of Quebec is and obsession for me.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Mark Howell on October 30, 2012, 05:57:58 PM
I have my set music I like listening to on my mp3 player everyday (Beach Boys, Beatles, Gordon Lightfoot, Pink Floyd), just a mix of the classics.

Though I do obsess and play to death certain songs.  Currently that would be...

No Matter What (by Badfinger)
Vegetable Man (Pink Floyd)
Let The Sun Shine (5th Dimension)
Paradise (Coldplay)
Best of Herp Alpert (Lonely Bull)
Never Getting Back Together (Taylor Swift)
Stop Right Now (Spice Girls)
Theme to "You Only Live Twice" (Nancy Sinatra) - I'm obsessed with that brilliant violin riff.


Obscure list I know.  :lol


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Newguy562 on October 30, 2012, 07:08:54 PM
Eagles - Best of my Love


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: halblaineisgood on October 30, 2012, 07:45:12 PM
Elvis Presley - King Of The Whole Wide World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhDHzJYdwTY


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Myk Luhv on October 30, 2012, 07:56:44 PM
A bunch of Magnetic Fields songs: "1000,000 Fireflies" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqjYhbGFc4Q); "When You Were My Baby" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVQkqrfdysI); "The Saddest Story Ever Told" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE59VaFVIMs); and "Born On A Train" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91uDH-0YGFM). (Also check out cover of "Born on A Train" by The Cat's Miaow!)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: SunnyDownSnuff on October 30, 2012, 08:41:35 PM
In light of the hurricane, I've been listening to Shelter From the Storm by Bob Dylan a lot, but my 45th anniversary set of the Velvet Underground & Nico (a late birthday present) did just come in the mail, so I'm sure I'll be obsessing over Heroin all over again soon.


EDIT: Oh, and Stolen Moments by Oliver Nelson.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on November 03, 2012, 05:36:20 AM
You, by George Harrison. Mostly just trying to figure out whether the rhythm is slow or fast. I think there are two drummers, one playing fast (and doing them fills) and the other slow.

Also, just the All Things Must Pass album by George anyway. To the extent where I made an alternate album out of it using bootlegs. Don't think I've ever done that with things besides Smile.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Lowbacca on November 03, 2012, 05:57:58 AM
A bunch of Magnetic Fields songs: "1000,000 Fireflies" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqjYhbGFc4Q); "When You Were My Baby" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVQkqrfdysI); "The Saddest Story Ever Told" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE59VaFVIMs); and "Born On A Train" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91uDH-0YGFM). (Also check out cover of "Born on A Train" by The Cat's Miaow!)
A few weeks ago I listened to "Quick!" (from the recent LP) 20-30 times a day.  :-D


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Myk Luhv on November 03, 2012, 08:23:19 AM
A bunch of Magnetic Fields songs: "1000,000 Fireflies" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqjYhbGFc4Q); "When You Were My Baby" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVQkqrfdysI); "The Saddest Story Ever Told" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE59VaFVIMs); and "Born On A Train" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91uDH-0YGFM). (Also check out cover of "Born on A Train" by The Cat's Miaow!)
A few weeks ago I listened to "Quick!" (from the recent LP) 20-30 times a day.  :-D

At this point I've listened to everything they've done up to 69 Love Songs, though I've only listened to Distortion since then -- I quite liked "California Girls" and "Too Drunk to Dream" but besides those songs I thought it was kinda hit-or-miss. Is their new album worth checking out?


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Lowbacca on November 03, 2012, 08:27:52 AM
A bunch of Magnetic Fields songs: "1000,000 Fireflies" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqjYhbGFc4Q); "When You Were My Baby" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVQkqrfdysI); "The Saddest Story Ever Told" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE59VaFVIMs); and "Born On A Train" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91uDH-0YGFM). (Also check out cover of "Born on A Train" by The Cat's Miaow!)
A few weeks ago I listened to "Quick!" (from the recent LP) 20-30 times a day.  :-D

At this point I've listened to everything they've done up to 69 Love Songs, though I've only listened to Distortion since then -- I quite liked "California Girls" and "Too Drunk to Dream" but besides those songs I thought it was kinda hit-or-miss. Is their new album worth checking out?
Love At The Bottom Of The Sea is DA BOMB!  :3d

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7UOnWgWfnU


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Lowbacca on November 04, 2012, 06:08:50 AM
The Modern Folk Quartet - This Could Be The Night [produced by Phil Spector]


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: halblaineisgood on November 04, 2012, 11:52:46 AM
The Modern Folk Quartet - This Could Be The Night [produced by Phil Spector]
Real nice....real nice.  :hat


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: cablegeddon on November 06, 2012, 09:02:26 AM
Anyone here a fan of Guster?

I listen to about 10 of their songs I didn't care for any of them but I came across this song "Careful" and I'm obsessing on it. Do you have any other recommendations on their best songs?


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: SMiLE Brian on November 06, 2012, 09:36:36 AM
The Moody Blues- The Voyage Suite from "On the Threshold of a Dream"


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Newguy562 on November 07, 2012, 01:31:57 AM
The Kinks - Do You Remember Walter?


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on November 10, 2012, 10:13:32 AM
One too many mornings - Bob Dylan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjsr7q3F8EU&feature=plcp


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rab2591 on November 10, 2012, 10:20:26 AM
One too many mornings - Bob Dylan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjsr7q3F8EU&feature=plcp

I really need to get this album. What a great song!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on November 10, 2012, 10:38:48 AM
One too many mornings - Bob Dylan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjsr7q3F8EU&feature=plcp

I really need to get this album. What a great song!


That album is incredible.
Get it asap!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on November 10, 2012, 10:50:56 AM
One too many mornings - Bob Dylan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjsr7q3F8EU&feature=plcp

I really need to get this album. What a great song!

Or, I have the album. I could always send you the files if you wanted!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rab2591 on November 10, 2012, 11:20:47 AM
One too many mornings - Bob Dylan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjsr7q3F8EU&feature=plcp

I really need to get this album. What a great song!

Or, I have the album. I could always send you the files if you wanted!

No thanks! I'll buy it one of these days.

I own most of Dylan's studio albums - for some reason I've never bought this one.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on November 10, 2012, 11:25:53 AM
One too many mornings - Bob Dylan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjsr7q3F8EU&feature=plcp

I really need to get this album. What a great song!

Or, I have the album. I could always send you the files if you wanted!

No thanks! I'll buy it one of these days.

I own most of Dylan's studio albums - for some reason I've never bought this one.

It's a really good one!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on November 10, 2012, 02:50:16 PM
Some Say (I Got Devil) by Melanie.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Amanda Hart on November 11, 2012, 01:39:15 PM
Van Morrison - The Way Young Lovers Do

I've been getting into Van Morrison recently and am really digging Astral Weeks. There's something about this song in particular that's so interesting.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Newguy562 on November 11, 2012, 01:52:43 PM
Al Green  - Your Love is like the Morning Sun

Those strings in that song does it for me every time. (So soft & sweet)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: The Dumb Angel on November 11, 2012, 04:51:11 PM
The Avalanches - Since I Left You
The song (and the whole album) makes me feel soooo good.  :tm


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Chocolate Shake Man on November 11, 2012, 06:29:19 PM
Van Morrison - The Way Young Lovers Do

I've been getting into Van Morrison recently and am really digging Astral Weeks. There's something about this song in particular that's so interesting.

This song was my way into Astral Weeks too. One of my favourite albums.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on November 11, 2012, 07:48:10 PM
Good Old War - I Should Go/Thinking Of You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75hxrSTaEUk


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Domino on November 12, 2012, 07:33:36 AM
Pink Floyd - Nobody Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUK1fWWR84E


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rn57 on November 12, 2012, 10:37:16 PM
I posted earlier about the British contemporary of Dusty Springfield and Sandie Shaw, Kathy Kirby. There are three different clips at YouTube of a 45 she did in 1972, of the Paul Williams/ Roger Nichols song "Do You Really Have A Heart," apparently first recorded by Dobie Gray three years earlier. I came across it last week and have been playing it twice a day. The song and arrangement are much more contemporary-sounding that most of Kirby's other work I've heard, and the vocal is gentler, more sensual, than her usual approach...the timbre a bit like Dusty's, phrasing a bit like Karen Carpenter's.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on November 13, 2012, 07:33:58 AM
One too many mornings - Bob Dylan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjsr7q3F8EU&feature=plcp

I really need to get this album. What a great song!

Or, I have the album. I could always send you the files if you wanted!

No thanks! I'll buy it one of these days.

I own most of Dylan's studio albums - for some reason I've never bought this one.

It's a really good one!

Word. Have you heard Boots Of Spanish Leather, rab? It's beautiful.

As for me, this album gets a little less mileage (I love Bob goofin' off, so Freewheelin' or Another Side is more my style) but this is such a good album. Been going through a Bob phase lately.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: SMiLE Brian on November 13, 2012, 07:36:21 AM
One too many mornings - Bob Dylan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjsr7q3F8EU&feature=plcp

I really need to get this album. What a great song!

Or, I have the album. I could always send you the files if you wanted!

No thanks! I'll buy it one of these days.

I own most of Dylan's studio albums - for some reason I've never bought this one.

It's a really good one!

Word. Have you heard Boots Of Spanish Leather, rab? It's beautiful.

As for me, this album gets a little less mileage (I love Bob goofin' off, so Freewheelin' or Another Side is more my style) but this is such a good album. Been going through a Bob phase lately.
1980s Bob is rough listening. ;D


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on November 13, 2012, 07:45:54 AM
One too many mornings - Bob Dylan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjsr7q3F8EU&feature=plcp

I really need to get this album. What a great song!

Or, I have the album. I could always send you the files if you wanted!

No thanks! I'll buy it one of these days.

I own most of Dylan's studio albums - for some reason I've never bought this one.

It's a really good one!

Word. Have you heard Boots Of Spanish Leather, rab? It's beautiful.

As for me, this album gets a little less mileage (I love Bob goofin' off, so Freewheelin' or Another Side is more my style) but this is such a good album. Been going through a Bob phase lately.



Have either of you guys checked out the Witmark Demos yet?
They're great too!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSXY5xxZ9UM


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on November 13, 2012, 07:59:21 AM
Bloody love them - kinda sucks he didn't go in and demo much beyond 1964, really. A Witmark demo of Rolling Stone would be something to behold...


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on November 13, 2012, 08:03:48 AM
Bloody love them - kinda sucks he didn't go in and demo much beyond 1964, really. A Witmark demo of Rolling Stone would be something to behold...


Yeah, they're great!
Maybe with his 50 years and all, we'll get more!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: SMiLE Brian on November 13, 2012, 09:10:52 AM
Bloody love them - kinda sucks he didn't go in and demo much beyond 1964, really. A Witmark demo of Rolling Stone would be something to behold...


Yeah, they're great!
Maybe with his 50 years and all, we'll get more!
Yeah the greatest Demos of all time... The Full Basement Tapes!!! 8)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rab2591 on November 13, 2012, 09:19:58 AM
One too many mornings - Bob Dylan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjsr7q3F8EU&feature=plcp

I really need to get this album. What a great song!

Or, I have the album. I could always send you the files if you wanted!

No thanks! I'll buy it one of these days.

I own most of Dylan's studio albums - for some reason I've never bought this one.

It's a really good one!

Word. Have you heard Boots Of Spanish Leather, rab? It's beautiful.

As for me, this album gets a little less mileage (I love Bob goofin' off, so Freewheelin' or Another Side is more my style) but this is such a good album. Been going through a Bob phase lately.



Have either of you guys checked out the Witmark Demos yet?
They're great too!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSXY5xxZ9UM

Haven't heard the Witmark collection yet! Can't wait to get my hands on it.
____

@Hypehat: Never heard that before! It's got that great 'Girl From North Country' chord progression/melody.

I love Bob Dylan phases - they come out of nowhere for me, and he's got such a diverse collection so it never gets old.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rab2591 on November 13, 2012, 09:21:37 AM
Have you guys heard 'It's All Over Now Baby Blue [take 1]' from the No Direction Home soundtrack? Trumps the album version by miles.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rn57 on November 13, 2012, 05:05:12 PM
When it comes to songs I play every time I come across them on the old iPod, the one that really comes to mind is "Deep In Kentucky" by Sandy Posey. You'll find it on Spotify, not on Youtube - though the latter has a version by the Box Tops, and another by a guy whose name I forget.

 The song was written by Bill Davidson, a native of west Nashville and apparently part of the crowd of musical-minded kids in that neighborhood in the early '60s that included Bobby Russell.  The Nashville part would explain why the song reverses the usual way-down-South lyrical approach, so that the narrator is taking "a trip to that northern boundary, deep in Kentucky where you'll never find me" - in other words, getting on a bus to that mysterious metropolis called Paducah. 

There seem to be four or five recorded versions of "Deep In Kentucky" but there's something about Sandy Posey's version - the arrangement, the vocal - that gets me every time.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on November 13, 2012, 06:34:39 PM
Have you guys heard 'It's All Over Now Baby Blue [take 1]' from the No Direction Home soundtrack? Trumps the album version by miles.

I haven't. I'll have to check that out asap!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Newguy562 on November 13, 2012, 09:38:09 PM
Have you guys heard 'It's All Over Now Baby Blue [take 1]' from the No Direction Home soundtrack? Trumps the album version by miles.
I heard that song by the Byrds.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Alan Smith on November 14, 2012, 11:29:36 PM
Yep, a self indulgent stylistic exercise, and loving it.  One for the seemingly small number of surf rock fans 'round here:

http://m.soundcloud.com/singhalamusic/the-bluebottles-oceanside


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: halblaineisgood on November 15, 2012, 12:36:34 AM
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Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Newguy562 on November 15, 2012, 03:41:27 PM
obsessing over:
Hurt So Bad
Tears On my Pillow
Goin Out Of My Head
and their respective B sides as well...

what other Little Anthony & The Imperials 45's do I need?

Do you like "I'm on the Outside" ? That's my favorite song by Little Anthony & The Imperials.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: halblaineisgood on November 15, 2012, 11:43:26 PM
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Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Newguy562 on November 16, 2012, 03:26:00 AM
obsessing over:
Hurt So Bad
Tears On my Pillow
Goin Out Of My Head
and their respective B sides as well...

what other Little Anthony & The Imperials 45's do I need?

Do you like "I'm on the Outside" ? That's my favorite song by Little Anthony & The Imperials.
I'll have to check that one out.
Tell me what you think of it. :)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: halblaineisgood on November 18, 2012, 03:07:00 PM
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Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the professor on November 18, 2012, 06:40:44 PM
Tiny Tim's "You try somebody else" from his Tribute to Ross Colombo album.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Amazing Larry on November 18, 2012, 06:51:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gkAF5_UOj8
The amount of raw emotion in Jeff Mangum's voice is what makes me come back to this song more than almost any other.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: MaxL on November 19, 2012, 08:06:24 AM
Gene Chandler's "Duke of Earl". Really snook up on me, now it's always in my head. Learned most of the parts now, might drag some friends into a room and make them sing it with me.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on November 19, 2012, 02:55:09 PM
Gene Chandler's "Duke of Earl". Really snook up on me, now it's always in my head. Learned most of the parts now, might drag some friends into a room and make them sing it with me.

Check out his follow-up, "Walk On With The Duke". Not nearly as successful, but a catchy tune!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: halblaineisgood on November 19, 2012, 06:19:19 PM
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Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on November 22, 2012, 10:19:06 AM
Ignition by R. Kelly.

It's the greatest song of all time, especially if you listen to the OG version and then the remix as it is on the album.


I mean,

1) It is a song about a remix of itself.
2) Bouncebouncebouncebouncebounce
3) You must be a football coach the way you've got me playing the field
4) bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebounce
5) It's like Murder She Wrote/when I get you out them clothes
6) As if the party was catered!
7) Toot toot
8) beep beep
9) That ridiculous bass thing before the chorus
10) That ridiculous one note guitar line
11) The fact that the the OG version is just four notes of ridiculously over-done single entendre devoted to banging in a Jeep like an overture to the ridiculous party jam to follow
12) "Green Light" I'll go, "Yellow Light" Take it slow, "Red Light".... I'll stop.
13) The fact that R is so coy about previewing this remix and drops THE REMIX
14) All up in your greeeeeel
15) After the show it's the AFTERPARTY, and after the party it's THE HOTEL LOBBY, then around bout four you gotta CLEAR THE LOBBY, then you take 'em to your room and f*** SOMEBODY
16) bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebounce
17) How it is the slowest party jam ever. IT'S SO SLOW


It is so the greatest song of all time.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on November 22, 2012, 01:26:25 PM
Ignition by R. Kelly.

It's the greatest song of all time, especially if you listen to the OG version and then the remix as it is on the album.


I mean,

1) It is a song about a remix of itself.
2) Bouncebouncebouncebouncebounce
3) You must be a football coach the way you've got me playing the field
4) bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebounce
5) It's like Murder She Wrote/when I get you out them clothes
6) As if the party was catered!
7) Toot toot
8) beep beep
9) That ridiculous bass thing before the chorus
10) That ridiculous one note guitar line
11) The fact that the the OG version is just four notes of ridiculously over-done single entendre devoted to banging in a Jeep like an overture to the ridiculous party jam to follow
12) "Green Light" I'll go, "Yellow Light" Take it slow, "Red Light".... I'll stop.
13) The fact that R is so coy about previewing this remix and drops THE REMIX
14) All up in your greeeeeel
15) After the show it's the AFTERPARTY, and after the party it's THE HOTEL LOBBY, then around bout four you gotta CLEAR THE LOBBY, then you take 'em to your room and f*** SOMEBODY
16) bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebounce
17) How it is the slowest party jam ever. IT'S SO SLOW


It is so the greatest song of all time.

I like the Dave Chapelle version even better.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Newguy562 on November 23, 2012, 01:35:15 AM
Ignition by R. Kelly.

It's the greatest song of all time, especially if you listen to the OG version and then the remix as it is on the album.


I mean,

1) It is a song about a remix of itself.
2) Bouncebouncebouncebouncebounce
3) You must be a football coach the way you've got me playing the field
4) bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebounce
5) It's like Murder She Wrote/when I get you out them clothes
6) As if the party was catered!
7) Toot toot
8) beep beep
9) That ridiculous bass thing before the chorus
10) That ridiculous one note guitar line
11) The fact that the the OG version is just four notes of ridiculously over-done single entendre devoted to banging in a Jeep like an overture to the ridiculous party jam to follow
12) "Green Light" I'll go, "Yellow Light" Take it slow, "Red Light".... I'll stop.
13) The fact that R is so coy about previewing this remix and drops THE REMIX
14) All up in your greeeeeel
15) After the show it's the AFTERPARTY, and after the party it's THE HOTEL LOBBY, then around bout four you gotta CLEAR THE LOBBY, then you take 'em to your room and f*** SOMEBODY
16) bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebounce
17) How it is the slowest party jam ever. IT'S SO SLOW


It is so the greatest song of all time.

I like the Dave Chapelle version even better.
:lol


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Amazing Larry on November 23, 2012, 01:49:51 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt9laRZSdWY
That's how it goes at the R. Kelly party. I sip Cris, you drink piss.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on November 23, 2012, 10:04:16 AM
Sound and Vision.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: musicismylife101 on November 23, 2012, 10:24:39 AM
Silence is Golden - The Four Seasons

Can't get it out of my head!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Slow In Brain on November 24, 2012, 02:39:57 PM
Flo Rida - Wildones...can't get that driving sound out of my head :)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Aegir on November 24, 2012, 02:44:18 PM
Ignition by R. Kelly.

It's the greatest song of all time, especially if you listen to the OG version and then the remix as it is on the album.


I mean,

1) It is a song about a remix of itself.
2) Bouncebouncebouncebouncebounce
3) You must be a football coach the way you've got me playing the field
4) bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebounce
5) It's like Murder She Wrote/when I get you out them clothes
6) As if the party was catered!
7) Toot toot
8) beep beep
9) That ridiculous bass thing before the chorus
10) That ridiculous one note guitar line
11) The fact that the the OG version is just four notes of ridiculously over-done single entendre devoted to banging in a Jeep like an overture to the ridiculous party jam to follow
12) "Green Light" I'll go, "Yellow Light" Take it slow, "Red Light".... I'll stop.
13) The fact that R is so coy about previewing this remix and drops THE REMIX
14) All up in your greeeeeel
15) After the show it's the AFTERPARTY, and after the party it's THE HOTEL LOBBY, then around bout four you gotta CLEAR THE LOBBY, then you take 'em to your room and f*** SOMEBODY
16) bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebounce
17) How it is the slowest party jam ever. IT'S SO SLOW


It is so the greatest song of all time.

yeah I'm a pretty big fan of this song myself. IT'S THE REMIX TO IGNITION, HOT AND FRESH OUT THE KITCHEN. I must have the censored version because for the lyric you mentioned in #15 it's "take 'em to your room and *bass drum* *bass drum* somebody"


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Aegir on November 24, 2012, 02:45:34 PM
also, the line "sippin' on coke and rum, I'm like so what, I'm drunk" is such a great line.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on November 25, 2012, 05:28:57 AM
Yeah, it's censored on every version? Strange practice. But I had to type something. The fact it's just the bass drum there makes it even better, but puerile me sings 'f***'

It's such a ridiculously good song, glad someone else here appreciates the genius of it. It might be an example of a perfect pop song.

Also, I was not under the influence of anything writing that list. It's just THAT GOOD.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on November 25, 2012, 08:46:25 AM
I'm probably going to get a shrug or a confused look on this one, but bear me out.

Marina and the Diamonds' cover of 'Starstrukk'. Turns a typical bouncy modern pop song into something dark and moving. Marina Diamandis is basically this generation's Bryan Ferry in vocal style and attitude, and this recording is one of my favorite recordings in the past 10-15 years.

Don't believe me? Hear for yourself.



This is the original, by 3OH3 and featuring Katy Perry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvf--10EYXw

Now THIS is Marina's cover.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQYo6rXVIGY


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: SMiLE Brian on November 26, 2012, 06:03:35 AM
Ignition by R. Kelly.

It's the greatest song of all time, especially if you listen to the OG version and then the remix as it is on the album.


I mean,

1) It is a song about a remix of itself.
2) Bouncebouncebouncebouncebounce
3) You must be a football coach the way you've got me playing the field
4) bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebounce
5) It's like Murder She Wrote/when I get you out them clothes
6) As if the party was catered!
7) Toot toot
8) beep beep
9) That ridiculous bass thing before the chorus
10) That ridiculous one note guitar line
11) The fact that the the OG version is just four notes of ridiculously over-done single entendre devoted to banging in a Jeep like an overture to the ridiculous party jam to follow
12) "Green Light" I'll go, "Yellow Light" Take it slow, "Red Light".... I'll stop.
13) The fact that R is so coy about previewing this remix and drops THE REMIX
14) All up in your greeeeeel
15) After the show it's the AFTERPARTY, and after the party it's THE HOTEL LOBBY, then around bout four you gotta CLEAR THE LOBBY, then you take 'em to your room and f*** SOMEBODY
16) bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebounce
17) How it is the slowest party jam ever. IT'S SO SLOW


It is so the greatest song of all time.
Great summary of this jam, do you like trapped in the closet as well? ;D


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: SMiLE Brian on November 26, 2012, 03:47:33 PM
Deep Purple
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1ZFAM1Yuhc


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: SufferingFools on November 29, 2012, 07:38:55 AM
"Woman" by Peter and Gordon.

P&G always went for a big huge sound, but "Woman" is so perfectly early-1966 in its attempt to make the sound bigger and bigger and huger and huger, as if it were desperately searching to break into another dimension of sound.  Groups would get there eventually, but this single proved that bigger and huger wasn't necessarily the way.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Newguy562 on November 29, 2012, 05:11:44 PM
Enjoy people

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QGWZ9OOGAI


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Jay on November 29, 2012, 10:16:39 PM
Anything and everything by Lake Street Dive. They're one of those almost but not quite bands, who deserve to be a lot bigger than they are. I was thinking about making a thread about them. Check them out on YouTube!  ;D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J0k2NdXD5I


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on November 30, 2012, 10:33:18 AM
The Everly Brothers - Let It Be Me
Such a beautiful song!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: musicismylife101 on November 30, 2012, 03:55:33 PM
Requiem for the Masses - The Association

Great song especially the opening with "req-qui-eem"


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: dmcguire70 on November 30, 2012, 04:07:54 PM
Bike- Pink Floyd, I always loved Syd Barret's unorthodox ,yet clever  lyrical arrangements  and Samuel Barber's -Adagio For Strings( I Get goosebumps every time I hear it)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rn57 on December 05, 2012, 09:19:42 PM
Well...this week, it's mainly "Peaceful," written by Kenny Rankin, and "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" written by Lally Stott.

 The versions of "Peaceful" I've been playing over and over on Spotify and YouTube are Rankin's first version (from his debut album Mind Dusters in '67), Bobbie Gentry's (the first cover version, apparently, from her Local Gentry LP), and Georgie Fame's 1969 rendition which made the UK Top 20. Up till this month the only versions of the song I knew were Rankin's 1970s recording and Helen Reddy's hit version, but I like the first three I mentioned a lot better.

"Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" I knew from Mac and Katie Kissoon's version which was a sizable US hit when I was a kid, but in recent days I've been playing YouTube clips of Middle Of The Road's version, the UK hit, over and over, because, of course, I love looking at Sally Carr.  (As it happens, the one part of the US where the Middle  Of The Road version hit big in '71 was in Hawaii....so that means our President probably remembers it. I wonder if, after all the meetings are done for the day, he ever tells Michelle he'll be in right after he brushes his teeth, then sneaks over to the iPad and watches the TOTP clip of this.)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Paulos on January 09, 2013, 01:42:10 PM
Walk, Don't Run - The Ventures. Heard this for the first time 3 days ago on a 60's Hits compilation I got as a Secret Santa present and now it refuses to leave my head.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on January 09, 2013, 03:12:17 PM
Obsessing is a strong word, but my favorite songs recently are "Losing You" by Solange, "Treasure" and "If I Knew" by Bruno Mars, and pretty much the entirety of the Raspberries' Capitol Collector's Series collection.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: SufferingFools on January 09, 2013, 05:33:11 PM
Bike- Pink Floyd, I always loved Syd Barret's unorthodox ,yet clever  lyrical arrangements  and Samuel Barber's -Adagio For Strings( I Get goosebumps every time I hear it)

Barrett rules... although at the moment I personally am obsessing over The Zombies' "Care of Cell 44."

Feeeeeeeeeels soooooo good you're coming hoooooooooome...



Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Peter Reum on January 09, 2013, 06:06:33 PM
Getting In Tune by Pete Townshend


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Sheriff John Stone on January 09, 2013, 07:46:04 PM
"Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" I knew from Mac and Katie Kissoon's version which was a sizable US hit when I was a kid, but in recent days I've been playing YouTube clips of Middle Of The Road's version, the UK hit, over and over, because, of course, I love looking at Sally Carr.  (As it happens, the one part of the US where the Middle  Of The Road version hit big in '71 was in Hawaii....so that means our President probably remembers it. I wonder if, after all the meetings are done for the day, he ever tells Michelle he'll be in right after he brushes his teeth, then sneaks over to the iPad and watches the TOTP clip of this.)

I missed this post...Wow, never thought I'd see "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" mentioned on this board...

You're right, the Mac & Katie Kissoon version was the U.S. hit, but for some reason, the small local radio station in my hometown (WAHT 1510AM in central Pennsylvania) always played the Middle Of The Road version, which I preferred. What a catchy little tune that I used to obsess over - in the summer of 1971! And, what a great summer - and year - 1971 was for music, especially AM radio.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on January 09, 2013, 08:04:05 PM
From There To Back Again. It's almost incomprehensible how they came up with such a perfect song this late in the game. 5 stars. One of BW + The BB's greatest works.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Ovi on January 10, 2013, 12:58:09 AM
The Zombies - Imagine The Swan
Elvis Costello - (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
The Who - They're All In Love
Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
Of Montreal - Fun Loving Nun


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on April 18, 2013, 12:28:44 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st7XnVkE6fE - Autumn by Thomas Group (discovered it via Iron Leg Blog which I constantly check from time to time. Good benign song written, as I found out, by P.F. Sloan & Steve Barri)


Great song! There are versions by The Vogues (not on youtube) and Gary Lewis & The Playboys, too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH7niRU2GiY


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: tony p on April 18, 2013, 07:44:38 PM
Obsessing is a strong word, but my favorite songs recently are "Losing You" by Solange, "Treasure" and "If I Knew" by Bruno Mars, and pretty much the entirety of the Raspberries' Capitol Collector's Series collection.

great song. in fact her whole album is pretty impressive.
shes a decent singer in her own right

im listening to 'Bronze Nazareth - King Of Queens'

still Iím a hoodlum to a city queen
Ďmusic like the dope game, ďhoes tours and cocaine
Can u remain the same?Ē
We separate paths and get to strayin
Sometimes I think about you through a wind draft, or old fragrance
I Thank GOD for you Like wise I wouldnít have made it
The sun was setting on my brain The pressure on my cranium
You stitched a broken man together mighta never weighed in
Put me at ease with my head in your lap at days end
Rubbin your hair wonderin where heaven had been
I was mesmerized by your almond eyes and ebony skin


great Wu inspired hip-hop by a great producer/MC out of Detroit


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Ovi on April 23, 2013, 08:12:42 AM
Talking Heads - Animals.

One of the funniest songs I've ever heard.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on April 23, 2013, 08:16:31 AM
Iron & Wine - The Trapeze Swinger
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8aPyBr-_S0


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: zatch on April 23, 2013, 10:02:09 PM
I've been going back to "Had To Phone Ya" quite a lot recently. Something about it I really like...and something about it tells me I'm close to alone in this... :P

Also been into other "Warts and all" era BBs music as of late, such as Love You.

Other than that, on the complete opposite end of the spectrum, I really like "Locked Out of Heaven" by Bruno Mars. None of these quite to the level of what I'd consider obsession, though.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on April 24, 2013, 06:48:26 AM
Copper Kettle by Bob Dylan. Love his country voice, singing sweetly about how to properly build a fire.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: SMiLE Brian on April 24, 2013, 08:00:37 AM
Copper Kettle by Bob Dylan. Love his country voice, singing sweetly about how to properly build a fire.
I fucking love that song! 8)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Jay on April 24, 2013, 09:27:32 PM
This might be the best rock song of the last 25 or so years. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgnaYyFLCx8


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on April 25, 2013, 01:03:24 AM
I've been playing "Mountain Sound" by Of Monsters and Men quite a bit lately.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gEVaniPOmU


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Gabo on April 25, 2013, 10:44:24 PM
Do You Remember Walter? by the Kinks
 
Soooo amaaaaaaziiiiing


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: EthanJames on April 25, 2013, 11:10:48 PM
Be my Baby by The Ronettes  :P


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: musicismylife101 on April 26, 2013, 01:33:32 PM
Go Your Own Way, Little Lies, and Big Love by Fleetwood Mac


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Myk Luhv on April 26, 2013, 03:14:32 PM
Get turnt up and listen to the "Piss Test" remix by A-Trak (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJjk7cijZoo) featuring Jim Jones, Flosstradamus, Flatbush Zombies and El-P. It's fire! The original with Juicy J and Danny Brown (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpllaoGUzDU) is monstrous too.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 06, 2013, 04:46:39 AM
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Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on May 07, 2013, 08:24:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqdkMAUCpGc


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on May 12, 2013, 03:39:05 PM
Let It Be Me by The Everly Brothers. Not sure whether I should play it at my wedding or my funeral.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on May 12, 2013, 03:41:47 PM
Let It Be Me by The Everly Brothers. Not sure whether I should play it at my wedding or my funeral.

Save it for your funeral - you should walk down the isle to Lovey Kravezit!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eif9uAm_0M4


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on May 12, 2013, 04:02:55 PM
The scorn on Phil and Don's faces says it all  :lol


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on May 12, 2013, 04:46:32 PM
Forget that they issued it as a single, I think the real crime is that they were wearing bowties in 1966!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Rob Dean on May 12, 2013, 05:12:57 PM
Been drooling over this since it came out , got that gorgeous PS/Friends vibe to it.

To me , very slightly better than porn  :lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRcXWGLummo

One day , I will travel to Swindon and talk to Mr Partridge about this masterpiece.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: zatch on July 10, 2013, 11:12:16 PM
Ever since my band's drummer suggested we play it, I've been somewhat obsessed with Hurricane by Needtobreathe. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB9uhT9qGvs


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on July 11, 2013, 12:00:40 AM
Really into Bill Wyman's solo work at the moment. Got Monkey Grip on vinyl, and i've got that, Stone Alone, and Bill Wyman (self-titled album) on MP3.
My favourite track by him is "Girls" from his self titled album. Really obsessed with that lol


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Amanda Hart on July 13, 2013, 01:34:28 PM
Last weekend I got some Everly Brothers 180g reissues. Great stuff all around, of course, but I am really loving their cover of Ray Charles' "What Kind Of Girl Are You". Great bluesy feel with an interesting high harmony through the second verse.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Amazing Larry on July 15, 2013, 10:42:49 PM
I'd never heard of him until recently, but I'm REALLY digging Todd Rundgren, especially 1973's "A Wizard/A True Star"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDcngFIy5nA
"There is cause and effect, there's a reason I'm so erect."
Sounds like a Dennis line.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Jay on July 15, 2013, 11:37:57 PM
It Must Be Jesus by The Southern Tones from 1954. Ray Charles took the melody from this and turned it into I've Got A Woman. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvCbVLZW4EY


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Jurrasic Mark on July 16, 2013, 08:33:16 AM
I'd never heard of him until recently, but I'm REALLY digging Todd Rundgren, especially 1973's "A Wizard/A True Star"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDcngFIy5nA
"There is cause and effect, there's a reason I'm so erect."
Sounds like a Dennis line.

Ah, that was the first Rundgren album i heard, now I'm a huge fan.

I would recommend getting the incredible double disk "Something/Anything", then maybe "Todd".

I can't stop listening to Funkadelic at the moment. Cosmic Slop has been on repeat.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Orange Crate Art on July 16, 2013, 11:40:29 AM
Earlier today I couldn't stop listening to the soft and groovy 'Yadig?' by The James Gang. Who knows what song I'll be addicted to tomorrow. Something totally different probably.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: hypehat on July 18, 2013, 05:08:08 PM
I Keep A Close Watch by John Cale


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: alf wiedersehen on July 18, 2013, 10:39:16 PM
For a little bit longer than a week, the only song I listened to was "I am the Cosmos" by Chris Bell. This song blows my mind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR594Kkxmzg


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Jay on July 20, 2013, 09:17:38 PM
That is a pretty awesome song.  ;D


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Peter Reum on July 20, 2013, 09:54:43 PM
All Laura Nyro at this point...any one of 30 or 40 tunes


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Jay on July 21, 2013, 10:38:16 PM
All Laura Nyro at this point...any one of 30 or 40 tunes
This is a good one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jxjk4Ck4vMA. She was so underrated!! She still is. I'd take her over Janis Joplin any day  8)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Gertie J. on July 21, 2013, 10:53:31 PM
and what does janis have to do with laura? they are two completely different music divas.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Jay on July 21, 2013, 11:22:45 PM
They really don't have anything to do with each other. I just meant that as female singer's go, my pick would be Laura Nyro, as well as Joni Mitchell.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on July 21, 2013, 11:32:02 PM
All Laura Nyro at this point...any one of 30 or 40 tunes

Good call! Been really diggin this song lately http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of6EUvuaZ-Q

What a talent.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: BiNNS on July 23, 2013, 06:22:59 AM
Just last night I discovered Paul McCartney's Ram album. I can't believe I went all this time without giving it a chance. I must have listened to Ram On about ten times in a row. What a great little gem.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Amazing Larry on July 23, 2013, 11:00:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_30A9fieqM
Moon Rocks by Talking Heads
This song, along with most of "Speaking In Tongues" is vastly underrated by even hardcore 'Heads fans, even though it contains some of their funkiest and catchiest material. I can understand why someone wouldn't like it, because the production is thinner than paper. 2:07 is one of the funkiest moments in music.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Peter Reum on August 01, 2013, 02:42:06 PM
The Lifehouse Demos, specifically Behind Blue Eyes and Won't Get Fooled Again


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Jay on August 01, 2013, 09:28:06 PM
Don't take this the wrong way Peter but, I think I love you. Musically speaking.  ;D


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Orange Crate Art on August 02, 2013, 11:05:07 AM
Tom Tom Club 'Genius Of Love'. I don't know why I love this song so much. It's pretty funky.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on September 06, 2013, 04:25:00 AM
Am I Normal?----David (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT1Uu3USGn8)
Circus----String Driven Thing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cATm-piRZvs)
You Might Need Somebody----Shola Ama (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4swgfp17kkk)
Other oddball stuff...


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Summer_Days on September 06, 2013, 06:33:56 AM
Stevie Wonder's 'Knocks Me Off My Feet'....it never leaves my ear for too long

The Beatles' 'If I Fell'....which might be beating out 'In My Life' as my second favorite Beatles song.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Vegetable Man on September 06, 2013, 08:50:18 PM
Million Dollar Bash -Bob Dylan
Forever Young -Bob Dylan
Hear It -The Rolling Stones
Tears of Rage -The Band


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rn57 on September 07, 2013, 07:37:21 PM
Guess right now it's a tossup between "My Other Voice" by Sparks and "The Ballad Of James Bong" by Jimmy Cross.

Not a song per se but Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music is now at Youtube in its entirety:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-Vy4VRRO30

After almost 40 years it's starting to sound a little New Agey, but the antidote to that is to start up the clip, wait 30 seconds, open another window and start the clip again. That's almost as good as listening to the quad LP on a quad system (which I did, about 35 years ago....could only get thru Side 1 though).

BBs track I'm kinda obsessing on is the instrumental Transcendental Meditation. I never really grasped before that it's sort of based on what you could call bebop chord changes.  I wonder if Zappa ever picked up on that.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Sheriff John Stone on September 07, 2013, 09:40:41 PM
For some reason I've been listening to songs with high parts in 'em...

"Summer Turns To High" - R.E.M.
"Shannon" - Henry Gross
"Horace The Swinging School Bus Driver" - Jan & Dean
"Morning Of My Life" - The Bee Gees


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Myk Luhv on September 10, 2013, 12:37:04 AM
The (almost) last half of The Radio Dept.'s third album, Clinging To A Scheme, from 2010:

"A Token Of Gratitude" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10Wuny2hroQ)
"The Video Dept." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6cR2YesUrg)
"Memory Loss" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wcpe9pu8qw)
"Four Months In The Shade" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgDGjKVoGQA)
"You Stopped Making Sense" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76ULJDimqKc)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Orange Crate Art on September 19, 2013, 04:14:10 PM
Herbie Hancock 'I Thought It Was You'.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on September 24, 2013, 01:39:59 AM
At the moment, I'm into Phil Spector again  :hat
Every time I listen to "Be My Baby", I'm convinced that it's a fucking masterpiece!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Orange Crate Art on September 28, 2013, 02:57:07 PM
Why Don't They Let Us Fall In Love from the box set. It gets stuck in my head every day. I love it.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: G.C on October 01, 2013, 11:34:43 AM
The Kick Inside!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: musicismylife101 on December 03, 2013, 09:06:47 PM
Silver Springs by Fleetwood Mac
Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
He Darked the Sun by Linda Ronstadt
Sometimes It's a Bitch by Stevie Nicks
Weave Me the Sunshine by Peter Yarrow


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: kwan_dk on December 04, 2013, 06:18:19 AM
I've been seriously into The School's two albums, Loveless Unbeliever (2010) and Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything (2012). Both are excellent, obviously Beach-Boys-styled twee pop but don't seem to be slavishly reverent to their influences. Good songwriting is important too! Particular stand-outs, two from each album: "Let It Slip" (http://youtu.be/xrBF2nsjeaE) and "All I Wanna Do" (http://youtu.be/zdarcOe5L2k), "Baby Won't You Stay With Me Tonight?" (http://youtu.be/H70DJuTgFQw) and "You Make Me Hear Music (Inside My Head)" (http://youtu.be/MPu3QyA-Ggk).

THIS!!!! Fantastic group! So cool to see someone else here who has picked up on their brillance.

Besides, is this a cool idea for a video or what?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmDca2XAm7o


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: BillA on December 12, 2013, 08:12:42 PM
Roadrunner (1976) - Modern Lovers  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLwbRhbta2I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLwbRhbta2I)

Birds Fly Away - Theresa Andersson  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr-SkkyoWL8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr-SkkyoWL8)

Nice Work If You Can Get It - Ella Fitzgerald http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu0JjhbaVbE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu0JjhbaVbE)

From Here to Back Again/Pacific Coast Highway - The Beach Boys

Caravan - Van Morrison (with The Band from the Last Waltz - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJXVD-nSSKE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJXVD-nSSKE)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 18, 2014, 06:38:19 AM
Since yesterday, I've been listening to "We Are The World" by USA for Africa. The intro is beautiful, so is the 1st chorus with 1-2 of MJ & Diana's voices. A bit surprised to hear Paul Simon there, but his inclusion was sorta stylish. Cyndi's cool! I read that she was often compared to Madonna (or going by her own words - "my alter-image") but the truth is, Madonna had never been a good singer or fashion icon of the 80s, just a copycat. Dunno Steve Perry, Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, Daryl Hall, Huey Lewis, James Ingram & Kim Carnes, and each of them were fab!

Note: Dylan, Turner & Springsteen nearly ruined the song but it lasts 7 minutes, so I can easily edit those out.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 25, 2015, 01:32:08 AM
Mungo Jerry, "Lady Rose". I heard it back in '06 & transferred from a tape recorder radio - luckily, I had lots of bad cassettes, so I could record it over there, with no damage to sound. Fun times, I have it now as mp3 -- really great song. I like "dee-dee"s.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on March 25, 2015, 04:07:36 AM
Mungo Jerry, "Lady Rose". I heard it back in '06 & transferred from a tape recorder radio - luckily, I had lots of bad cassettes, so I could record it over there, with no damage to sound. Fun times, I have it now as mp3 -- really great song. I like "dee-dee"s.

Back in the early '70s I was working on the fringes of the music business. One day I had to pick something up (or drop something off) at a London studio and they were playing a tape of "Lady Rose". Maybe they were making the final mix-down or something----it was a while before it hit the shops. I remember thinking the same as you----great song. :=) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlkjIc_CXXo


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: krabklaw on March 25, 2015, 08:09:11 AM
I've been seriously into The School's two albums, Loveless Unbeliever (2010) and Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything (2012). Both are excellent, obviously Beach-Boys-styled twee pop but don't seem to be slavishly reverent to their influences. Good songwriting is important too! Particular stand-outs, two from each album: "Let It Slip" (http://youtu.be/xrBF2nsjeaE) and "All I Wanna Do" (http://youtu.be/zdarcOe5L2k), "Baby Won't You Stay With Me Tonight?" (http://youtu.be/H70DJuTgFQw) and "You Make Me Hear Music (Inside My Head)" (http://youtu.be/MPu3QyA-Ggk).

THIS!!!! Fantastic group! So cool to see someone else here who has picked up on their brillance.

Besides, is this a cool idea for a video or what?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmDca2XAm7o

Cute video!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Awesoman on March 31, 2015, 05:29:40 AM
"Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars.  Although this song runs the risk of getting a little too played out, I'm enjoying the ride.  Thought it was a new Morris Day & The Time song at first. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: alf wiedersehen on April 02, 2015, 02:09:44 PM
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' "Love Letter": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoEwuyMZAE8

Beautiful.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on April 02, 2015, 04:02:55 PM
"Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars.  Although this song runs the risk of getting a little too played out, I'm enjoying the ride.  Thought it was a new Morris Day & The Time song at first. 

It is totally Minneapolis sound. I loved it, too. Second-favorite song on that very solid album (only bested by "Feel Right," feat. Mystikal).


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 02, 2015, 08:47:51 PM
Back in the early '70s I was working on the fringes of the music business. One day I had to pick something up (or drop something off) at a London studio and they were playing a tape of "Lady Rose". Maybe they were making the final mix-down or something----it was a while before it hit the shops. I remember thinking the same as you----great song. :=) 
Wow, you were 1 lucky star. Did it sound different then or as is now? On the radio I heard version with extended piano tag. And I could swear there was no harmonica.

Another contender >> Charles Wright - Express Yourself. it's funky, it's stylish, it's right up my alley.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: pixletwin on April 02, 2015, 08:49:19 PM
Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds - You Are My Lucky Star...

Yup.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on April 03, 2015, 12:36:45 PM
Back in the early '70s I was working on the fringes of the music business. One day I had to pick something up (or drop something off) at a London studio and they were playing a tape of "Lady Rose". Maybe they were making the final mix-down or something----it was a while before it hit the shops. I remember thinking the same as you----great song. :=) 
Wow, you were 1 lucky star. Did it sound different then or as is now? On the radio I heard version with extended piano tag. And I could swear there was no harmonica.

I'm pretty sure there was harmonica in the version i heard. Can't be absolutely sure, though, it was rather a long time ago.  ;D

I clearly remember the first three occasions on which I heard this song by Jimmy Nail. I've loved it ever since and have obsessed about it at times...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iF47M3YDlg



 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on April 03, 2015, 09:36:38 PM
The Obvious Child by Paul Simon

Such a perfect song in every way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HKNAhAxMAk


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 04, 2015, 01:20:25 AM
2 john: gotcha.

Ever since I heard it a few days back on the "Voice. Kids" show, I've liked the song called "Ben". Did the lyric search and found it was sung by MJ. Now it's my new favorite. Song about rat couldn't be more affectionate and gorgeous. I think it works for kids, there's a video dating 1981 of Michael singing it - still good, but it lost its charm.

the Voice version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJDLxvripsQ (Yaroslav, 7 y.o.)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on April 07, 2015, 11:24:59 AM
"The Pact" by Blue Oyster Cult


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: pixletwin on April 07, 2015, 12:03:52 PM
"Crying" by Roy Orbison. If I had a "Be My Baby" song, that would be it.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 09, 2015, 12:27:22 AM
Bobby Rydell - Swingin' School. From my CD collection "Gold Hits of R&R" (2008). Very good, but I see why it wouldn't top the charts (#5).


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: wild neon sins on April 09, 2015, 12:22:35 PM
The Band - Jawbone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IF13JxXvGI


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on April 09, 2015, 12:47:24 PM
The Band - Jawbone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IF13JxXvGI

Yes indeed. I was singing "Across The Great Divide" to myself only an hour ago. What an album!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: wild neon sins on April 09, 2015, 12:58:30 PM
I need to own more of The Band.(& more Big Star)

Two more: Big Star - September Gurls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNKSs1J38EA

Bruce Springsteen - Lost In The Flood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h9Zki_4e98

"I wonder what he was thinking when he hit that storm
Or was he just lost in the flood?"


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Moon Dawg on April 09, 2015, 04:43:17 PM
"Draft Morning" The Byrds


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rn57 on April 10, 2015, 03:58:11 PM
Don't know if I obsess about it, really, but whenever I play it, I have to play it three times in a row because it puts me in such a serene state - "Think Of The Good Times" by Jay And The Americans.  Here's a clip of them lip-synching it, with a stereo track dubbed in, though it cuts off a little early:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4uBeTv_-hU


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: wild neon sins on April 10, 2015, 07:17:50 PM
I was planning to listen to all of Sandinista! on shuffle before finally getting some sleep but I guess I'll just sit here and listen to this on repeat 

The Clash - If Music Could Talk :hat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA6PrJeDfSo


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: musicismylife101 on April 10, 2015, 09:32:13 PM
The Carnival is Over - The Seekers


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 10, 2015, 11:51:46 PM
Nice pick, Lillie. Did you know it's based on an old Russian folk song? Here's the roots:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT3cFmh-1bs

Lots of singers/choir/orch. performed it.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Mendota Heights on April 11, 2015, 12:22:28 AM
Rosanna Rocci's version of Gli Occhi Miei: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JytNJsB_3Yk&spfreload=10

(http://s14.postimg.org/u597h0e35/Sk_rmavbild_2015_04_11_kl_09_24_48.png)

(http://s13.postimg.org/ole6mgdef/Sk_rmavbild_2015_04_11_kl_09_21_45.png)

The song has one of the best choruses ever written.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 03, 2015, 05:52:28 AM
The Rolling Stones - Salt of the Earth
  Been deleting stuff on my comp to get more vacancy, till I saw I had the "Rock'n'Roll Circus" (+ "Charlie Is My Darling"). Decided to watch either before the process; as it got to the final number, I was in awe. And listen, I'm no fan of gospel, but I wasn't turned off by the "black women choir" thing. Some fans & outsiders say Keef is a better singer, more soulful & all that jazz. Well, I disagree. Mick is more skillful, diverse, he even did falsetto later on. But when Keith stepped up - "Salt..." being his 1st solid vocal cred - it turned, actually, very well. It's always been my favorite off "Beggars Banquet". This & "Factory Girl".


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: sparkydog1725 on May 05, 2015, 07:24:37 AM
Brenda Lee - I Want To Be Wanted

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6l5JKWA1LM


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: MaxL on May 05, 2015, 09:38:29 AM
Daniel Amos - Broken Ladders to Glory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G6TvLYrOWY

Had BibleLand and Songs of the Heart around my brain for the past few days but this song is easily the most entrancing.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Capitol Punishment on May 05, 2015, 05:50:20 PM
The Rolling Stones- Midnight Rambler

I don't why but I can't stop listening to the guitar parts on it.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 06, 2015, 05:43:39 AM
Lykke Li - Youth Knows No Pain. Never heard of her before, but I'll fill this gap. The song has jus' right amount of darkness that is usually my thing. Sth. very "fatal" about performance. for want of a better word. Good accent.

I was searching my MediaGet for "sun video", picked out the shortest & that was it. I think it's beautiful. And the song is perfect match. Now, I see it's been on youtube for 2 years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5gqmJIM8RE

Black'n'white clip with Lykke singing stripped down:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLDHyCkqbuw


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on May 08, 2015, 09:46:49 AM
Baby I'm-A Want You - Bread


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: BrianAlDaveFan on May 09, 2015, 09:43:52 PM
Lou Reed - Waves of Fear


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 11, 2015, 08:58:00 AM
2undercover-m: that's some beautiful cat in your ava! & looks like he's sitting in my favorite cat pose - hiding arms 'n' legs. Nice bandana.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on May 12, 2015, 12:47:41 AM
2undercover-m: that's some beautiful cat in your ava! & looks like he's sitting in my favorite cat pose - hiding arms 'n' legs. Nice bandana.
oh hey, thanks! :) my username actually comes from a song called "Undercover Martyn (http://"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLK4oaXUuLg")," and I use that screen name since my name in real life starts with an M, too :). And the cat is from their album cover, Tourist History. That is a paper crown on his head  8)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: wild neon sins on May 13, 2015, 04:16:08 PM
 The Clash - Lost In The Supermarket (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsrEAWcAvRg)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: wild neon sins on May 29, 2015, 11:24:00 AM
Bright Eyes - We Are Nowhere And It's Now (http://We Are Nowhere And It's Now) (w/ Emmylou Harris)

"You see stars that clear have been dead for years,
But the idea just lives on"


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Ovi on May 29, 2015, 11:37:16 AM
The Clash - Lost In The Supermarket (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsrEAWcAvRg)

Such an emotional song...


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on May 30, 2015, 04:20:59 AM
Come And See Her - The Easybeats

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rGfHW-xfy8I


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on May 31, 2015, 01:22:43 PM
Beach Comber - Real Estate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzkx7ScbZ4I

so good live.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Junkstar on June 10, 2015, 06:35:42 AM
The Struts - Could've Been Me. Formulaic, cheesy bubblegum hit released in the UK last year, and in the US two weeks ago.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 11, 2015, 03:06:29 AM
"Lavender" by the Boys of Beach. Beautiful early number.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on July 07, 2015, 12:56:09 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK4lD3Uf8_o


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on July 21, 2015, 01:48:26 PM
Not a song these days but an album. Ye gods!!!

(http://cdn.pitchfork.com/albums/18512/homepage_large.228565f3.jpg)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on July 24, 2015, 11:01:11 AM
Death with Dignity - Sufjan Stevens
So High - Dave Mason
Step - Vampire Weekend
Hallelujah - The Helio Sequence


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on August 24, 2015, 10:29:33 AM
Cold Cold Man (http://'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B977tJeEYpE') - Saint Motel
I Hate Summer (http://"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-okQSLgprc") - Such Hounds
Past Life (http://"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAWDk4VjVEA") and Let It Happen (http://"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFptt7Cargc") - Tame Impala

The "all this running around..." part in "Let It Happen" is just amazing.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on August 24, 2015, 04:07:21 PM
Last week, Lindi Ortega's "I Ain't the Girl" and "Rundown Neighborhood," both linked in my write-up in the 2015 new releases thread.

This week, nothing tickled me yet. We'll see how it unfolds.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: beatnickle on August 25, 2015, 04:30:48 AM
Nelly Furtado - Say It Right

Love this song....... my most listened to lately.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on August 27, 2015, 11:34:29 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JIfyb-0bL._SY355_.jpg)

Just bought this record today. The title track makes my feelings melt.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Ovi on September 26, 2015, 01:55:10 AM
Queen - The Prophet's Song
Queen - Get Down, Make Love
Queen - Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
Queen - If You Can't Beat Them


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on September 28, 2015, 10:28:22 AM
Queen - The Prophet's Song
Queen - Get Down, Make Love
Queen - Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
Queen - If You Can't Beat Them

Huge fan of The Prophet's Song.  Queen at their absolute best.  They were so great in the 1970s, its a shame Freddie tried to turn them into a dance band for a minute.  Luckily, they were about to return to form with some good releases right before Freddie died.

ie.  the title track to Innuendo. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on September 28, 2015, 03:54:29 PM
Perfect example of both the greatness and diversity of Queen, as well as of our different tastes. I'm a huge Queen fan, but to me "Prophet's Song" is way, way down on the list. Like, not low on the list of their best, but low on the list of their songs overall. And conversely, I like some of the dance stuff. Not all of it, mind you, but some of it. If I had the option of eliminating Hot Space from their catalog, I'd definitely refuse. Plus, I think it was great for the band to just keep doing different things. One of Queen's best traits: constant absorption, interpretation, recombination. Four really good musicians each going in different directions, but cohesive enough often enough to do great things (repeatedly).


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on September 29, 2015, 05:17:48 AM
Perfect example of both the greatness and diversity of Queen, as well as of our different tastes. I'm a huge Queen fan, but to me "Prophet's Song" is way, way down on the list. Like, not low on the list of their best, but low on the list of their songs overall. And conversely, I like some of the dance stuff. Not all of it, mind you, but some of it. If I had the option of eliminating Hot Space from their catalog, I'd definitely refuse. Plus, I think it was great for the band to just keep doing different things. One of Queen's best traits: constant absorption, interpretation, recombination. Four really good musicians each going in different directions, but cohesive enough often enough to do great things (repeatedly).

I'm all for trying new things to a certain extent.  If bands didn't branch out, we wouldn't have had Pet Sounds, Sgt Peppers, Quadrophenia, or The Wall. 

I'm probably in the minority around here as I prefer to have my rock stars stick with rock music, maybe drifting into pop.  But not dance.  I'll take Miss You, Run Like Hell, or even I Was Made For Loving You.  But I draw the line at stuff like Here Comes the Night, the Hot Space record, and the studio version of Brian's Runaway Dancer. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on September 29, 2015, 03:10:22 PM
I guess I don't even think about "rock" much anymore, and if asked what kind of music I'm most into, I'd most likely say pop. So that certainly makes for an obvious explanation between our positions. As I've aged, my interest in harder music has lessened, though not disappeared.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Ovi on September 30, 2015, 01:18:48 AM
They have so many great songs...I've just gotten into them. I own the albums from Sheer Heart Attack to Jazz so far and enjoy them all. And I like the idea that each member writes his own songs and I get to pick my favourite again, just like with The Beatles, The Band or Wu-Tang Clan.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on September 30, 2015, 05:14:26 AM
They have so many great songs...I've just gotten into them. I own the albums from Sheer Heart Attack to Jazz so far and enjoy them all. And I like the idea that each member writes his own songs and I get to pick my favourite again, just like with The Beatles, The Band or Wu-Tang Clan.

I think Queen was at its best on the first five albums - Queen, Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, Night at the Opera, and Day at the Races.  

News of the World and Jazz are very good.  

The Game has some great songs.  

Flash Gordon and Hot Space are for completists only.  

The Works and A Kind of Magic are somewhat uneven.

Starting with 1989's The Miracle, Queen started crediting each song to all four of them.  I think they had an inkling that the end was near with Freddie and they didn't want any squabbles.  

I think The Miracle and Innuendo are both really good albums.  

Made in Heaven was pieced together after Freddie died with leftovers from the Innuendo sessions along with some Freddie solo tracks that the band added music too.  


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on September 30, 2015, 05:16:27 AM
I guess I don't even think about "rock" much anymore, and if asked what kind of music I'm most into, I'd most likely say pop. So that certainly makes for an obvious explanation between our positions. As I've aged, my interest in harder music has lessened, though not disappeared.

Makes sense.  I tend to be a little seasonal with my music.  I tend to listen to lighter rock in the warmer months, and harder stuff during the colder months.



Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on September 30, 2015, 05:37:39 AM
I'd say QueenII through the Game are essential. There are highs and lows elsewhere. I don't think any are wholly unlistenable.

I agree that having four writers was a huge benefit. While one creative vision makes for a focused, unified act, multiple inputs makes for diverse listening, even potentially useful creative tension. It usually fizzles or explodes, but I think the benefits tend to outweighs the drawbacks.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on September 30, 2015, 05:44:46 AM
I'd say QueenII through the Game are essential. There are highs and lows elsewhere. I don't think any are wholly unlistenable.

I agree that having four writers was a huge benefit. While one creative vision makes for a focused, unified act, multiple inputs makes for diverse listening, even potentially useful creative tension. It usually fizzles or explodes, but I think the benefits tend to outweighs the drawbacks.

I liked how all four brought distinctly different things to the table. 

I agree there are no unlistenable albums - Flash and Hot Space did have their moments. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 06, 2015, 11:47:27 PM
Recently I heard "She" by Del Shannon - the info said it was almost hit for him but then Monkees took it. I like their version, I've said before that Micky Dolenz is best & favorite singer. however, Del owns it. He sang it with gusto & the 'rap' lines are very cool.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZIDRdABdsM


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on October 07, 2015, 12:30:49 AM
Hey Nineteen - Steely Dan
Death with Dignity - Sufjan Stevens
Now That I'm Older - Sufjan Stevens
Don't Get Me Wrong - Rolls Bayce
Paint it Black - The Stones


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on October 07, 2015, 06:38:13 AM
Ghost - Majesty



Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on October 07, 2015, 10:27:09 AM
Recently I heard "She" by Del Shannon - the info said it was almost hit for him but then Monkees took it. I like their version, I've said before that Micky Dolenz is best & favorite singer. however, Del owns it. He sang it with gusto & the 'rap' lines are very cool.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZIDRdABdsM
Del could deliver. I like this.

Funny----even in the earliest days you could tell that he wasn't your average pop star or even your average person. There was something worrying about him from the start. But a great singer and composer.
 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on October 07, 2015, 10:32:47 AM
"Rise Up With Fists" by Jenny Lewis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNxuiTC1e50
I just bought tickets to see her in February, I'm excited!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 08, 2015, 12:47:18 AM
Recently I heard "She" by Del Shannon - the info said it was almost hit for him but then Monkees took it. I like their version, I've said before that Micky Dolenz is best & favorite singer. however, Del owns it. He sang it with gusto & the 'rap' lines are very cool.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZIDRdABdsM
Del could deliver. I like this.

Funny----even in the earliest days you could tell that he wasn't your average pop star or even your average person. There was something worrying about him from the start. But a great singer and composer.
Listen to record named after him "The Further Adventures of Charles Westover". AllMusic says it's cult favorite. Not many albums called cults. He was great in his niche & remained great during psych era.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on October 08, 2015, 02:13:33 AM
Recently I heard "She" by Del Shannon - the info said it was almost hit for him but then Monkees took it. I like their version, I've said before that Micky Dolenz is best & favorite singer. however, Del owns it. He sang it with gusto & the 'rap' lines are very cool.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZIDRdABdsM
Del could deliver. I like this.

Funny----even in the earliest days you could tell that he wasn't your average pop star or even your average person. There was something worrying about him from the start. But a great singer and composer.
Listen to record named after him "The Further Adventures of Charles Westover". AllMusic says it's cult favorite. Not many albums called cults. He was great in his niche & remained great during psych era.

Thanks, RR. I've got it lined up for later.

Actually, Mr Westover and I go back a long way. "Runaway" was the record that opened my eyes to what you could do with pop music----my first and biggest musical revelation. The first 45 I bought was "Hats Off To Larry" and the first album Runaway with Del Shannon.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 09, 2015, 12:07:30 AM
Actually, Mr Westover and I go back a long way. "Runaway" was the record that opened my eyes to what you could do with pop music----my first and biggest musical revelation. The first 45 I bought was "Hats Off To Larry" and the first album Runaway with Del Shannon.
Max Crook was the pioneer of electronic music as some sites claim. Thing I know is it's very original. I like the "Runaway" soundalikes, esp. "Hey little girl". It has an upbeat chorus. It's very interesting that he'd use Spanish guitar chords as I call it (no guitar player, maybe there's term for it) & sing in a plaintive gypsy-like mood. "Hats off to Larry" is lesser of the bunch but on its own it's good. Look what I found just hrs ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcwM9QaOzU0

Video quality isn't good but you will recognize faces & it's great one-off jam. falsetto intact.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on October 09, 2015, 02:10:23 AM
Actually, Mr Westover and I go back a long way. "Runaway" was the record that opened my eyes to what you could do with pop music----my first and biggest musical revelation. The first 45 I bought was "Hats Off To Larry" and the first album Runaway with Del Shannon.
Max Crook was the pioneer of electronic music as some sites claim. Thing I know is it's very original. I like the "Runaway" soundalikes, esp. "Hey little girl". It has an upbeat chorus. It's very interesting that he'd use Spanish guitar chords as I call it (no guitar player, maybe there's term for it) & sing in a plaintive gypsy-like mood. "Hats off to Larry" is lesser of the bunch but on its own it's good. Look what I found just hrs ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcwM9QaOzU0

Video quality isn't good but you will recognize faces & it's great one-off jam. falsetto intact.

That's amazing----and very moving in its way. Thank you for that. Three major hitmakers of the early sixties. Only Johnny T is still with us.

"Hats" has the distinction of featuring Crook's Musitron again. The follow-up, "So Long Baby", which I also bought when it was first released, has the strangest solo-----it sounds like a banshee!   


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 10, 2015, 12:36:08 AM
The follow-up, "So Long Baby", which I also bought when it was first released, has the strangest solo-----it sounds like a banshee!
If you hit the 2nd "So Long Baby" video, the very 1st comment tells funny story about that solo.
I'm a big fan of yodel so it was great to hear Del doing a little bit of yodelling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn27xBY8X68
It's usually sung fast but just the fact that Del was into it - else why he'd use it, right? - is very cool.

Btw, check out "rockinkb" on YT. He seems to collect Del Shannon, demos 'n' stuff. Among them, original songs by his daughter Jody Westover (who died in 2004) & footage/photos from Del Shannon Museum in Coopersville, MI. Plus, there's an audio of Micky Dolenz' sister Coco doing bluesy cover of Runaway. Micky introduced her to audience.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Ovi on October 11, 2015, 06:02:15 AM
Lou Reed's Caroline Says II from Berlin. The window pane lyric is just too much.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on October 11, 2015, 10:40:50 AM
Lou Reed's Caroline Says II from Berlin. The window pane lyric is just too much.

Great section of a great song on a great album.

For what it's worth--nothing, I realize--I actually hate how he sings that line, though. The vibrato is awkward, has always annoyed me. That says, he was Lou Fucking Reed, and I was (and am) not.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: alf wiedersehen on October 11, 2015, 08:18:58 PM
"Po' Boy" by Bob Dylan.

I don't think anyone has ever sung the word "cooking" quite as tenderly.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on October 12, 2015, 09:36:45 AM
I've just been listening to a lot of the Guess Who (per the Bread thread), so there's that. "No Time" and "Bus Rider" are fun songs.

Also "All of Me Wants All of You" by Sufjan Stevens, probably my top artist listened to for the past month or two.

And "Sleeping Lessons," by the Shins, because I love the Shins.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: alf wiedersehen on October 16, 2015, 08:09:15 PM
Prince's "Baby I'm a Star"

Prince you used to be fucking amazing what happened prince


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: SurfRiderHawaii on October 17, 2015, 12:35:30 AM
"Sabine River" by Ray Bonneville. I never grow tired of this one. Bob Dylan in a swamp.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TVZLB2CEqr8


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Rentatris on October 17, 2015, 01:24:24 AM
Hits and Mrs - Frank Turner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxAcddNPx_Q


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on October 17, 2015, 06:28:39 AM
Prince's "Baby I'm a Star"

Prince you used to be fucking amazing what happened prince

He still has his moments (and is the greatest live performer in pop music: if you get a chance to see him live, do it). But without question, the main thing he's been consistent in over the past three decades or so is the increasing inconsistency. His '80s output, though, amazing. Hell, even the first half of the '90s, while derided at the time as lacking, look pretty good in hindsight. I think a lot of the issue is the same as with anyone else whose career spans decades. It just gets stale.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Peter Reum on October 17, 2015, 11:32:08 PM
I really enjoy Mike Nesmith's music...especially the Nevada Fighter. There are several tunes on it that are terrific
 One is Propinquity, and another is his version of  Nilsson's The Rainmaker.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: celticsurfer on October 18, 2015, 04:56:13 AM
Who'll stop the rain and Up round the bend by CCR


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on October 19, 2015, 05:10:42 AM
It's that time of year, so I've been listening to some Halloween themed stuff. 

Halloween by Helloween

DOA by Bloodrock

Vincent Price by Deep Purple

Season of the Witch - Vanilla Fudge

Steven - Alice Cooper


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: alf wiedersehen on October 20, 2015, 10:15:30 PM
Prince's "Baby I'm a Star"

Prince you used to be fucking amazing what happened prince

He still has his moments (and is the greatest live performer in pop music: if you get a chance to see him live, do it). But without question, the main thing he's been consistent in over the past three decades or so is the increasing inconsistency. His '80s output, though, amazing. Hell, even the first half of the '90s, while derided at the time as lacking, look pretty good in hindsight. I think a lot of the issue is the same as with anyone else whose career spans decades. It just gets stale.

I would appreciate it if you shared some of his worthy, late-career stuff; I'm really not that familiar with most of it.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Please delete my account on October 21, 2015, 03:26:12 AM
Prince's "Baby I'm a Star"

Prince you used to be fucking amazing what happened prince

He still has his moments (and is the greatest live performer in pop music: if you get a chance to see him live, do it). But without question, the main thing he's been consistent in over the past three decades or so is the increasing inconsistency. His '80s output, though, amazing. Hell, even the first half of the '90s, while derided at the time as lacking, look pretty good in hindsight. I think a lot of the issue is the same as with anyone else whose career spans decades. It just gets stale.

I would appreciate it if you shared some of his worthy, late-career stuff; I'm really not that familiar with most of it.

Personally, I enjoyed "Breakdown" on last year's Art Official Age which I bought digitally on its own. I also would be interested in hearing more tips on this subject. The last album of his I actually own is the symbol album (the one with "7", etc.)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on October 21, 2015, 05:34:10 AM
Happy to. I'll dig it up after work.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on October 21, 2015, 04:10:07 PM
Here are some of the latter-day Prince songs I think are really good. Keep in mind my particular leanings, which are melodic pop and jazz. And keep in mind the caveat that, as I've said, his '80s and early '90s work are without question the best. But the rest isn't useless, is all. A lot of this is soul or R&B bordering on easy listening. There are cheesy synth sounds, bad lyrics, too-long jams ... but there are mind-numbingly, heart-achingly good vocals, brilliant guitars, classic rawk riffs, and f***-me-now seductions, too. The fact is, the voice in particular is shown even now to be one of the best half-dozen voices in popular music.

1996
"Dinner With Delores," Chaos and Disorder
"The Same December," Chaos and Disorder
"Had U," Chaos and Disorder
"Courtin' Time," Emancipation
"We Gets Up," Emancipation
"Soul Sanctuary," Emancipation
"Let's Have a Baby," Emancipation
"One of Us," Emancipation (Yes, the song made famous by Joan Osborne)

1999
"The Rest of My Life," The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale (that bass! those horns!)
"It's About That Walk," The Vault...
"Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic," Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic
"The Greatest Romance Ever Sold," Rave...
"Tangerine," Rave...
"So Far, So Pleased," feat. Gwen Stefani, Rave...
"I Love U, But I Don't Trust U Anymore," feat. Ani DiFranco, Rave...
"The Sun, the Moon and Stars," Rave...

2001
"Rainbow Children," Rainbow Children
"The Work, Pt. I," Rainbow Children
"Everywhere," Rainbow Children
"Mellow," Rainbow Children
"She Loves Me 4 Me," Rainbow Children

2004
"Musicology," Musicology
"Call My Name," Musicology
"Cinnamon Girl," Musicology
"What Do U Want Me 2 Do?" Musicology

2006
"Te Amo Corazon," 3121
"Black Sweat," 3121
"Satisfied," 3121
"Get On the Boat," 3121

2007
"Guitar," Planet Earth
"The One U Wanna C," Planet Earth
"Chelsea Rodgers," Planet Earth

2009
"Dance 4 Me," Mplsound
"U're Gonna C Me," Mplsound
"Better With Time," Mplsound

2010
"Compassion," 20Ten
"Sticky Like Glue," 20Ten
"Lavaux," 20Ten

2014
"Breakdown," Art Official Age
"The Gold Standard," Art Official Age,
"Breakfast Can Wait," Art Official Age
"Whitecaps," Plectrumelectrum

2015
"Baltimore," Baltimore (single)
"Fallinlove2nite," HITNRUN Phase One (Not Zooey Deschanel version from 2014)
"Free Urself," Free Urself (Single)

Sorry, everyone, for interrupting your "songs" thread. But hey, these are songs, right? I'm not technically obsessing over any of them at the moment, but maybe someone will.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on October 22, 2015, 05:32:03 AM
Nothing from the Batman album? 

 :lol

All joking aside, I'm not a huge Prince fan.  But the Tim Burton Batman movie came out when I was eight going on nine.  I got a cassette of the Batman soundtrack with the Prince songs.  I used to collect soundtracks of movies I loved back then.  So, I have fond memories of riding in the backseat of my father's car, listening to my Prince Batman tape on my Walkman, on the way to the beach.  I still listen to the CD at least once a summer.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on October 22, 2015, 05:36:27 AM
I was sticking to "latter-day" material, post-hits era. That, '89ish?, was still in it. 😉


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on October 22, 2015, 05:45:36 AM
I was sticking to "latter-day" material, post-hits era. That, '89ish?, was still in it. 😉

Ah gotcha. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Please delete my account on October 23, 2015, 05:41:51 AM
Re: post "hits" Prince
Thanks for the list, Captain, glad you picked "Breakdown" too.


2006
"Te Amo Corazon," 3121
"Black Sweat," 3121
"Satisfied," 3121
"Get On the Boat," 3121



I just listened to these 4 songs and they're perfectly listenable, but to me, they don't sound like singles or album-highlights. Not even the one that was the single. Not that I'm criticising Prince, he's earned the right to do what he wants for the rest of his life as far as I'm concerned.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on October 26, 2015, 11:21:00 AM
Mine these days is a flawless gem from Curved Air's debut album called "Screw":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z9NjJSop5g


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Cool Cool Water on October 27, 2015, 04:49:59 AM
Mine these days is a flawless gem from Curved Air's debut album called "Screw":

I like the instrumentation in that.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Cool Cool Water on October 27, 2015, 04:52:02 AM
Atm for me it's this classic Kinks b-side.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpwGGJYCCJ0


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 17, 2015, 08:21:42 PM
For the nth time, it's Goddess on the Prairie performed by my favorite Canadians, band Hot Hot Heat (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXtCvfC9SDk)
From drummer shouting "FLAWLEEEEESSS!!!" (because they did multiple takes & there's gotta be the end smwr. Flawless indeed) to the last words "that was the closest you could ever come" this is the best modern song I heard to this day & the best song by this group (& they've got many & many goodies). This is the only song I air play on every instrument - drum(stick)s whatnot coz it's such fun.

I like the next song on autoplay, from the same album "Future Breeds" 21 @ 12 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLq_FsNOBy0)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 22, 2015, 07:15:48 AM
Discovered Gilbert O'Sullivan while watching the Barbie doll-stylized film about Karen Carpenter - "Alone Again (Naturally)" was playing for a short time. It was amazing. It could keep any of you positive. It was funny to read Youtube comments saying it's sad. Not in the least.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rn57 on November 30, 2015, 06:16:03 PM
Percy Faith's 1952 recording of a Brazilian forro tune, "Delicado."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qDlsnSTIbY

I used to hear this constantly on the old Music Of Your Life type of radio stations, a format that held its own in the ratings from 1980 into the early '90s and specialized in music appealing to seniors - ie starting in the late 1930s and going up to the early '60s, not rock'n'roll. The primary BBs-connected song you'd hear on it would be Barry Manilow doing "I Write The Songs." But I kept forgetting the title and artist.  When Music Of Your Life died out as a format along with a lot of its audience, I thought I might never learn what it was because it was an instrumental so no lyrics could be Googled.

Then, wonder of wonders, I found a CD in a Salvation Army store. Happy Radio Days, by Michel Legrand. He made it around 1990 as a tribute to the instrumentals he loved hearing on the radio when he was a teenager. (The CD's arrangements are faithful to the originals and highly uncharacteristic of Legrand's best known work.) "Delicado" was included. 

Faith's 1952 version reached #1 on Billboard's pop chart. The harpsichordist was the late Stan Freeman, who as it happens played the same instrument on the other early '50s #1 record to use it, "Come On-A My House" by Brian's old fave Rosemary Clooney.

The original's in mono, naturally. Here's a slightly rearranged, higher-energy stereo version Faith did in '62, second track on "The Music Of Brazil":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4B3hCZvM4A


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: alf wiedersehen on December 04, 2015, 05:45:53 PM
Joanna Newsom's "Soft as Chalk"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM9FjL9wYxQ&ab_channel=HaveOneOnMe1

Man, what a great, great song. The it moves and evolves is just magical.
I love when she sings "...out back with the crickets..."


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on December 04, 2015, 09:36:45 PM
Entertainment - Phoenix
Carrie and Lowell - Sufjan Stevens
Summer Breeze - Seals and Croft (per a mention in How I Met Your Mother)
Reality in Motion & The Less I Know the Better - Tame Impala
The Disney Afternoon - Ducktails
and any song by America...


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Micha on December 08, 2015, 01:05:23 PM
The Astronauts, "Firewater".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO_pOYfsJk4


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 09, 2015, 11:29:07 PM
Percy Faith's 1952 recording of a Brazilian forro tune, "Delicado."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qDlsnSTIbY

I used to hear this constantly on the old Music Of Your Life type of radio stations, a format that held its own in the ratings from 1980 into the early '90s and specialized in music appealing to seniors - ie starting in the late 1930s and going up to the early '60s, not rock'n'roll. The primary BBs-connected song you'd hear on it would be Barry Manilow doing "I Write The Songs." But I kept forgetting the title and artist.  When Music Of Your Life died out as a format along with a lot of its audience, I thought I might never learn what it was because it was an instrumental so no lyrics could be Googled.

Then, wonder of wonders, I found a CD in a Salvation Army store. Happy Radio Days, by Michel Legrand. He made it around 1990 as a tribute to the instrumentals he loved hearing on the radio when he was a teenager. (The CD's arrangements are faithful to the originals and highly uncharacteristic of Legrand's best known work.) "Delicado" was included. 

Faith's 1952 version reached #1 on Billboard's pop chart. The harpsichordist was the late Stan Freeman, who as it happens played the same instrument on the other early '50s #1 record to use it, "Come On-A My House" by Brian's old fave Rosemary Clooney.

The original's in mono, naturally. Here's a slightly rearranged, higher-energy stereo version Faith did in '62, second track on "The Music Of Brazil":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4B3hCZvM4A
It was enjoyable read as usual. No.1 though? Didn't warrant imo.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on December 11, 2015, 11:48:39 AM
late to the Mac DeMarco game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbg27oT8Z9M


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: alf wiedersehen on December 15, 2015, 08:13:04 PM
Hiatus Kaiyote's "Nakamarra" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozr4KsZBTvQ&ab_channel=HiatusKaiyoteVEVO)

All day, every day.
As one adept commenter says: "this the kinda jam you put on your bread every morning."


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on December 22, 2015, 01:11:27 PM
Ya Hey - Vampire Weekend (this song, especially the end... so heavenly)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-BznQE6B8U


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on February 08, 2016, 10:39:19 PM
"Move with the Season" by Temples has been my go-to lately.

Also "Do or Die" by Hungry Kids of Hungary.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on February 09, 2016, 09:14:39 AM
I've been listening to the title track to Queen's 1991 album Innuendo a lot lately. 

It was released as a single 25 years ago last month.  And the album proved to be the final Queen album while Freddie Mercury was still alive. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 13, 2016, 07:49:02 AM
Tom Northcott - Who Planted Torns in Miss Alice's Garden. I decided this is my favorite psych comp track.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Ovi on February 13, 2016, 08:07:42 AM
I've been listening to the title track to Queen's 1991 album Innuendo a lot lately. 

It was released as a single 25 years ago last month.  And the album proved to be the final Queen album while Freddie Mercury was still alive. 

I'm obsessed with White Queen (As It Began).


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 14, 2016, 03:15:20 AM
Animal Collective - College. I like frying pan noises & think the vocals are fun.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on February 16, 2016, 05:58:50 AM
I've been listening to the title track to Queen's 1991 album Innuendo a lot lately. 

It was released as a single 25 years ago last month.  And the album proved to be the final Queen album while Freddie Mercury was still alive. 

I'm obsessed with White Queen (As It Began).

That's a great song.  Especially worth checking out is the live version from the 1974 Rainbow concert.  Amazing!!! 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on February 16, 2016, 03:50:01 PM
(http://cdn3.pitchfork.com/albums/18583/homepage_large.61c85a5c.jpg)

This whole album. "Stoned and Starving" is particularly funny... and a pretty realistic situation ;).

Also, "Leaf House" by Animal Collective is a fun song.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: alf wiedersehen on February 16, 2016, 04:10:47 PM
(http://cdn3.pitchfork.com/albums/18583/homepage_large.61c85a5c.jpg)

This whole album. "Stoned and Starving" is particularly funny... and a pretty realistic situation ;).

I love the one-two punch of "Master of My Craft" and "Borrowed Time," especially the transition.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: alf wiedersehen on February 17, 2016, 07:07:28 PM
Lizzy Mercier Descloux is awesome why did no one tell me she's awesome (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQhAida65YA&ab_channel=LightInTheAtticRecords)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on February 19, 2016, 10:50:45 AM
Rediscovering my love for Vampire Weekend's "Run."

And "The Dangling Conversation" might be one of the most beautiful songs of the '60s.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Ovi on February 19, 2016, 11:33:15 AM
And "The Dangling Conversation" might be one of the most beautiful songs of the '60s.

Totally agreed. My favorite S&G song right there.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Aum Bop Diddit on February 19, 2016, 07:21:28 PM
Chris Stamey -- "Something Came over Me" and "The Newlyweds."


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: feelsflow on February 20, 2016, 03:27:19 PM
Nazz - "Forget All About It"


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Ignatius on February 22, 2016, 06:20:58 PM
I'm listening to a lot of Roger Miller at the moment. This song especially https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye_fZocBAMI


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on February 23, 2016, 06:42:55 PM
"Bluish" - Animal Collective


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 24, 2016, 12:41:13 AM
That "Flori-dada, flori-dada" is very catchy. What's strange, this song smb. compared to the BBs.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: feelsflow on February 26, 2016, 03:18:17 PM
"This Must Be the Place (NaÔve Melody)" by Iron and Wine and Ben Bridwell, Sam on lead vocal.  I was never much of a Talking Heads fan, and like many tracks on Sing Into My Mouth, had never heard by the original artist.  Still obsessed would be a better way to say it.  This is one of the songs that helped get me through a very rough patch I've been going through this year.  Home is where I want to be, indeed.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on February 26, 2016, 03:29:06 PM
"This Must Be the Place (NaÔve Melody)" by Iron and Wine and Ben Bridwell, Sam on lead vocal.  I was never much of a Talking Heads fan, and like many tracks on Sing Into My Mouth, had never heard by the original artist.  Still obsessed would be a better way to say it.  This is one of the songs that helped get me through a very rough patch I've been going through this year.  Home is where I want to be, indeed.

Sorry to hear things have been rough, Will. Thank goodness for songs!

Since posting this, I've linked SIMM on my other board and it's an absolute gem! I'm a complete sucker for laid-back pedal steel, which helps.

I don't think I'm familiar with any of the originals. Thank you. :=)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SQsEPTiOY0


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Emily on February 26, 2016, 06:27:28 PM
This: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHfblArVDjM  I'm so into Ike and Tina Turner lately.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 28, 2016, 09:50:57 PM
"This Must Be the Place (NaÔve Melody)" by Iron and Wine and Ben Bridwell, Sam on lead vocal.  I was never much of a Talking Heads fan, and like many tracks on Sing Into My Mouth, had never heard by the original artist.  Still obsessed would be a better way to say it.  This is one of the songs that helped get me through a very rough patch I've been going through this year.  Home is where I want to be, indeed.

Sorry to hear things have been rough, Will. Thank goodness for songs!
Yes, not good to hear. Feel better soon, Will.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on March 01, 2016, 10:49:07 PM
"The Moment" - Tame Impala
"Montezuma" - Fleet Foxes


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: alf wiedersehen on March 01, 2016, 11:05:59 PM
I have been obsessing over "Teenage Kicks." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PinCg7IGqHg&ab_channel=UnionSquareMusic)
Damn, John Peel was right. So right.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on March 10, 2016, 07:28:30 AM
I confess to not ever hearing the whole Mr Tambourine Man album by The Byrds.

A few days ago while listening on the satellite underground garage channel the song  'Here Without You' was played.

What an incredible song. The harmonies are so beautiful. Downloaded the song and have been listening to it frequently, loving it more each time.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on March 13, 2016, 07:06:36 PM
"Unbelievers" - Vampire Weekend.
Just Ezra Koenig in general <3.

Also, "I Love You So" by the Walters. Beach Boys-esque harmonies.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: alf wiedersehen on March 16, 2016, 11:03:23 AM
I've listened to "Walk Right Back" about 11 times and I've only been awake for 3 hours.
Working on #12 right now. Would be higher if it wasn't for that whole, pesky school thing.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: alf wiedersehen on March 21, 2016, 10:28:50 AM
I recently discovered The Replacements through their song "Bastards of Young (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK-s16P1bl0&ab_channel=RHINO)".
That is some top-notch songery.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Ovi on March 21, 2016, 10:58:27 AM
Television - Venus

Perfection.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Smilin Ed H on March 21, 2016, 11:02:07 AM
Tony Bennett - The Very Thought of You (the opening alone is worth the price of admission)
Sony Rollins - How High the Moon


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on March 24, 2016, 10:56:20 AM
"Instant Disassembly" - Parquet Courts


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 25, 2016, 06:59:43 AM
Today watch: Eurovision song contest of various years' winners. Favorites are:
 - Dana "All Kinds of Everything"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awhQjT14cdA  (btw, same year Mary Hopkin sang "Knock Knock (Who's There)", she got 2nd place)
- Swedish brother trio Herreys "Diggi Loo Diggi Ley"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-RRXHG00GY  (some notes: I heard this song 1st around 10 yrs ago; I had no instrument when going to music school, so I had to go to play the piano at the local kindergarten after kids go home. There I also did homework & would roam about to see what is there in the music room. There was an old record player at display, then I saw a little room in the room with stashes of vinyls. I took some & paid attention to this unknown band Herreys. In the back was a little info on them. I played it; 1st song was Diggi Loo, but English version which is slightly different arr. Same 80s sound but I find the song very catchy! But the Swedish version is good - I mean the studio version, not the live in Eurovision. I like the dance moves, though)
- France Gall "Poupee De Cire, Poupee De Son"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5aeeSmkPwQ  (I like the song enough to ignore the French. I don't even care that she sings *really* out of tune. It's a no-no for me usually, it shouldn't have won but the song - arr., melody - is solid)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on March 28, 2016, 11:03:02 AM
"Obvious Bicycle" - Vampire Weekend.

The way Ezra sings "don't wait," the ever-so-delicately played piano, and the overall simplicity of the song (which I realized today reminds me a bit of Carrie and Lowell) are just a few reasons why I love this song. And this album.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: alf wiedersehen on April 01, 2016, 12:04:01 PM
I've listened to "Walk Right Back" about 11 times and I've only been awake for 3 hours.
Working on #12 right now. Would be higher if it wasn't for that whole, pesky school thing.

Oh my goodness I found Alex Chilton and Teenage Fanclub doing a cover of the song together


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on April 04, 2016, 09:07:20 PM
I've been digging some A$AP Rocky and Schoolboy Q lately...

Also Life of Pablo is on Spotify now...


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: alf wiedersehen on April 08, 2016, 10:40:19 AM
The Nerves' "Hanging on the Telephone" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emy5mA8Ixtc&nohtml5=False&ab_channel=minutegongcoughs) is a great slice of obscure power pop made un-obscure by Blondie.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on April 09, 2016, 02:57:14 AM
I've been digging some A$AP Rocky and Schoolboy Q lately...

Also Life of Pablo is on Spotify now...

I know ScHoolboy Q from "White Walls" from The Heist by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. (The is generally when people start pointing and tittering, as if Macklemore isn't a bona fide rapper or something.) Actually M. is just about my one concession to the world of rap, probably because he's got production wizard Ryan Lewis in tow. What a great album!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbYFcsd026I 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 11, 2016, 05:36:52 AM
Peppermint Trolley Company - Trust. It's interesting that the 1st chorus is played & the 2nd chorus is sung & played. I like the harpsichord intro/riff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHTNtvngyd8

Besides, guitarfool mentioned in old thread Whistling Jack Smith "I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman"; it made me curious, go to youtube & love it! I'm a big fan of whistling in songs! :3d


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on April 11, 2016, 05:51:04 AM
Peppermint Trolley Company - Trust. It's interesting that the 1st chorus is played & the 2nd chorus is sung & played. I like the harpsichord intro/riff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHTNtvngyd8

Besides, guitarfool mentioned in old thread Whistling Jack Smith "I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman"; it made me curious, go to youtube & love it! I'm a big fan of whistling in songs! :3d

RR, do you know this one, also from way back?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3ZdBVAWWNo


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: alf wiedersehen on April 22, 2016, 08:59:28 AM
The Screamers.

oh what a show one-hundred and twenty-two hours of fear (https://youtu.be/MdCRcrgX080?t=17)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on April 22, 2016, 11:55:06 AM
I have no idea why, but lately, The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel has been living in my brain. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 23, 2016, 12:24:30 AM
RR, do you know this one, also from way back?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3ZdBVAWWNo
Thanks, this is new to me. I checked several other songs and they're very nice.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on April 23, 2016, 02:30:16 PM
I have no idea why, but lately, The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel has been living in my brain. 
You don't need a reason. It's simply a great song.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on April 25, 2016, 08:52:26 AM
I have no idea why, but lately, The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel has been living in my brain. 
You don't need a reason. It's simply a great song.

True. 

I keep hearing people say how great the Disturbed version of Sound of Silence is.  I think that had me on a S&G kick briefly. 

I'm actually a fan of Disturbed, but I think their version of Sound of Silence is absolutely horrid. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: petsoundsnola on April 25, 2016, 08:55:28 AM
One More Reason by Marshall Crenshaw from the Field Day Album.  I love that album!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR_9qzwzBcs


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Dudd on April 25, 2016, 09:00:15 AM
One More Reason by Marshall Crenshaw from the Field Day Album.  I love that album!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR_9qzwzBcs

Hey, I was listening to that album just today! Haven't got to know it as well as the debut (which is great, needless to say), but Our Town is a fantastic song. Must check out some of his later stuff...


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on April 25, 2016, 11:11:29 AM
"Gooey" and "Black Mambo" by Glass Animals.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on May 01, 2016, 10:55:04 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ7hdF7Xyns


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on May 01, 2016, 12:44:03 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ7hdF7Xyns

Is the rest of Lonerism this good, u-m? If so, I'll line it up for future listening...


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on May 01, 2016, 12:53:46 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ7hdF7Xyns

Is the rest of Lonerism this good, u-m? If so, I'll line it up for future listening...
I've listened to that album about 5 times in the past 2 days. Does that tell you anything?

"Mind Mischief" is my favorite song off of that album, I think. "Keep On Lying" always gets stuck in my head.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: alf wiedersehen on May 01, 2016, 12:58:59 PM
"Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" is obviously the best song on that album.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on May 01, 2016, 03:44:33 PM
Why does your username keep changing.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: alf wiedersehen on May 01, 2016, 03:48:00 PM
i have a restless spirit


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on May 06, 2016, 09:03:18 PM
Blue Boy - Mac Demarcoooooo (https://youtu.be/M8ciJbXlfGo)
Gosh - Jamie xx (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjNssEVlB6M)
Keep On Lying - Tame Impala (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6fs9ZsncS4)
Lasso - Phoenix (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emad0Z-yAbw)

Hey this list gives me an idea. Anyone up for like a playlist thread? Like sometimes I want to just suggests whole lists of albums, or a list of songs that fit the weather, or a party playlist. Or maybe your Bubs and you suggest songs in a visual grid (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,19590.msg572834.html#msg572834).
It also seems like some members are open/wanting to find ways to listen to more/new music, and playlists are a good start to that. Plus we could link whatever Spotify/8tracks/YouTube lists so that we don't have to link every song like I just did. I dunno.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on May 14, 2016, 06:49:01 AM
Has to be this song for me at the moment. What a classic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB75exxkjDc


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 17, 2016, 02:18:48 AM
2 favorites by Paul Revere & The Raiders:

SS396  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHYcvBwmIz8
Louise  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7oW1bstgjI

the catchiest - Jan & Dean's "Popsicle"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JerLyqwS8E

The Shillings' "Lying & trying", nice folk rock tune with some neat guitar, drums & wind chimes to boot  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDsLr59yLv0


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: mabewa on May 17, 2016, 02:34:56 AM
I've been obsessing over this track, the last song on what may be the last Rush album.  The lyrics really move me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAxtFSpHxts


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on May 17, 2016, 12:54:43 PM
I've been obsessing over this track, the last song on what may be the last Rush album.  The lyrics really move me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAxtFSpHxts

As much as I like Rush, the last new album I got from them was Vapor Trails.  I gotta get caught up.

Oddly, enough, as my Orioles improved to 21-12 this past Thursday night, I couldn't help but think of the title track to 2112.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 21, 2016, 10:49:54 AM
Obsessing, as in can't get the 'song' out of my head.
It's "Zilch" by the Monkees. Hadn't heard it in 50 years, but when my sister forwarded it to me with the heading, 'China clipper calling Alameda' I immediately replied, not having listened to it yet, 'Never mind the furthermore, the plea is self-defense!" How had I remembered that line after so long, but can never remember where I put my car keys?

Been trying to clear my head by listening to the instrumental track to 'In the Back of My Mind,' a tune I have been obsessing over for a good while as it's so tear-inducingly incredible


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on May 24, 2016, 06:35:54 PM
Bookends might be my favorite Simon and Garfunkel song. So short but so beautiful.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Ovi on June 04, 2016, 08:22:14 AM
Prince - The Beautiful Ones


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 12, 2016, 05:03:02 PM
Fresh from radio - search by lyrics showed it's called "You're only human" by Billy Joel. It is maybe my favorite Billy Joel vocal right now.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on June 12, 2016, 11:43:19 PM
Fresh from radio - search by lyrics showed it's called "You're only human" by Billy Joel. It is maybe my favorite Billy Joel vocal right now.
Oh yes, this is quite the catchy song. It's been 2 years since my Billy Joel obsession. Maybe later I'll listen to him again.

Kinda feel like the same thing happened with the Beach Boys. So great it was overwhelming/I overindulged, and I've filled the gap with other great bands.

I continue my journey into Grizzly Bear. I have a lot of respect for Ed Droste.
Listening to "Yet Again" right now, which is quite good.

Oh my god. I watched a Mac DeMarco interview, and at one point he uses this song to get him pumped for recording music.
It's this 1983 song by some Ryan Paris. I'm kinda in love with this song.
I won't link the video because Mac is very crude here, but if you want to watch it (which you do), look up This Is: Mac Demarco.
Here's some cheesy music for your soul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yoBAZXSN98


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on June 13, 2016, 02:32:12 AM
Here's some cheesy music for your soul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yoBAZXSN98

That is so '80s!

Here's another that is perhaps less cheesy but typical of a certain genre of '80s pop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX-Ru1XkNZc

This one recently helped me through a rough-ish time...



Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 13, 2016, 07:34:04 PM
Oh yes, this is quite the catchy song. It's been 2 years since my Billy Joel obsession. Maybe later I'll listen to him again.

Kinda feel like the same thing happened with the Beach Boys. So great it was overwhelming/I overindulged, and I've filled the gap with other great bands.
Yes, there is "favorite" & then there is "short-lived". After listening to variety of bands & singers I get back to the BBs. Billy Joel isn't like them. The hits "Piano man", "Uptown girl", "Honesty" are nice. Billy has good voice & it  rocks but the songs are not what I usually like. That radio song was big surprise, very catchy indeed.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 24, 2016, 04:51:33 AM
3 by The Aerovons (thanks to Judd!):

"Everything's alright" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAwkye07BQY) - best song NOT by the Beatles!

The link to "Here" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOXfmHxI1N4) is to full album; go to the end. Lost Paul track.

& "The Years" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kAKOiKZg2Y) is very beautiful though it's not what, usually, I like.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on June 24, 2016, 05:09:17 AM
3 by The Aerovons (thanks to Judd!):

"Everything's alright" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAwkye07BQY) - best song NOT by the Beatles!

The link to "Here" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOXfmHxI1N4) is to full album; go to the end. Lost Paul track.

& "The Years" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kAKOiKZg2Y) is very beautiful though it's not what, usually, I like.

Who copped what from whom? Actually, who cares----this is very good indeed.

I'm listening to the album all the way through. Thanks, Dudders and RR. :=)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 24, 2016, 05:25:40 AM
Judd mentioned them here in other thread. I said "send me mp3".


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 28, 2016, 06:12:39 AM
"Searchin' for the Perfect Wave" by Surf School Dropouts, kwan_dk's band. Best song from their album "Summer is a state of mind".


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on July 24, 2016, 07:15:22 AM
Not so much obsessing, more like delving deeply----into the music of k.d. lang. With thanks to SteveMC for pointing the way...


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 25, 2016, 04:50:12 PM
Hoping one of you fine people can help this old lady...

There was a song I would hear now and then back in the 60s. I hadn't heard it since then, until Brian's show on Saturday, where it was one of the songs on the pre-show tape. I'm obsessing about it simply because I haven't found out who sang that song, which is presently a constant earworm and as such is driving me batty. Would like to go back to having Beach Boys or Beatles classics playing in my mental jukebox.

The song is very simple. It mentions a bluebird. I can put the notes, simplifying the melody. If I put AAA that means the A note is 3 beats etc. A 'low' before letter indicates note below middle C.

Verse:
D C D C, D CC, D lowA lowB, D lowAA B / repeat

Chorus: no words, just bah bah bah etc

DDD, DD lowB DDD, D lowB D F# DDD, lowB D EEEE GGGG AAAAAAAA

Hope this makes sense, am not indicating eighth notes, dotted notes etc. also this is in my head, not having access to a keyboard.

Thanks in advance.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on July 25, 2016, 05:26:41 PM
Eternity's Children "Mrs. Bluebird"?


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 25, 2016, 05:47:48 PM
YES. That's it!

"Spasibo", RR1!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on July 25, 2016, 08:17:32 PM
I'm quite into "Saint Simon" by the Shins
"Angels" by Chance the Rapper
"Want Remover" by Protomartyr
and the new Wilco song, "If I Ever Was a Child"


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on August 14, 2016, 04:54:24 PM
and the new Wilco song, "If I Ever Was a Child"

Drats. I came here to say this song, but it looks like i was already obsessing over it.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 18, 2016, 12:59:46 AM
Ella Fitzgerald - A-Tisket, A-Tasket. This cutie has cool taste in music, look at this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxDwblguiFE


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on August 18, 2016, 03:53:11 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJgsCO_qK9o

Willie, Waylon, John and Kris......... like the picture says  ::)

Whiskey in the jar!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Seaside Woman on August 19, 2016, 06:13:59 AM
Over the moon today to discover this lovely gem from Barry Gibb is being released as a bonus track on his new solo album.

This song is beyond gorgeous ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOFq767GLRQ


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 23, 2016, 05:49:01 PM
American spring - Everybody (big favorite; Diane's voice fits this fun type of song. Marilyn's couldn't work imo).


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Seaside Woman on August 24, 2016, 06:50:19 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6no9DKxJhW0

Nick Lowe's Cruel to be kind at Daryl's house with the late T Bone Wolk.

Love, love love this. I have the intro as my ring tone. I love being driven to distraction and back with a good choon ... :-D


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 27, 2016, 09:35:00 PM
Frank Ifield - She taught me to yodel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LybSS4amIS0
11-year child sings it in the local "Voice kids" show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEPM70Q1IoY


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on August 29, 2016, 03:23:46 AM
Frank Ifield - She taught me to yodel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LybSS4amIS0
11-year child sings it in the local "Voice kids" show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEPM70Q1IoY

She makes a cracking job of it (no pun intended). Pity about the panel of jerks.

My obsession right now is that darn song that I can't identify (see separate topic). I often spend an hour a day hunting for it, googling string after string after string...


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 30, 2016, 04:54:03 AM
Yes, it's funny the judges didn't turn around sooner. She says after that she learned this very tough song in 2 weeks! Isn't it fabtastic?


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 01, 2016, 07:42:15 AM
Hoyt Axton - Double Double Dare, the lead voice sounds just like the guy from The Unrelated Segments. cool rhythm too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axt4tpTmdMA


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on September 03, 2016, 06:43:36 PM
Angel Olsen - "Woman"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np4Hl6kDnK4&index=9&list=PLJhKEt4Hct7WGQl5oAXmCMw7kRa7QnL9y


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on September 04, 2016, 03:09:22 AM
Angel Olsen - "Woman"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np4Hl6kDnK4&index=9&list=PLJhKEt4Hct7WGQl5oAXmCMw7kRa7QnL9y

Not wanting to be an undercover-m tribute act or anything but I do have AO's album Half Way Home lined up...


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on September 04, 2016, 11:25:21 AM
Angel Olsen - "Woman"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np4Hl6kDnK4&index=9&list=PLJhKEt4Hct7WGQl5oAXmCMw7kRa7QnL9y

Not wanting to be an undercover-m tribute act or anything but I do have AO's album Half Way Home lined up...
My goodness, you're gonna turn into me! But hey, that's not such a bad thing, right?


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on September 05, 2016, 01:08:01 AM
Angel Olsen - "Woman"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np4Hl6kDnK4&index=9&list=PLJhKEt4Hct7WGQl5oAXmCMw7kRa7QnL9y

Not wanting to be an undercover-m tribute act or anything but I do have AO's album Half Way Home lined up...
My goodness, you're gonna turn into me! But hey, that's not such a bad thing, right?

That 's true but I think my family and friends might not understand. :lol

I think it's because your choices are less complicated. No comparisons made with other tracks/albums made by the artist in question. That tends to throw me off the scent.

The track by Cymbals Eat Guitars is pretty cool too. :=) 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 05, 2016, 04:30:25 AM
The Eagles - Take It Easy. Glenn Frey is good singer.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 05, 2016, 04:38:36 AM
2john k: didn't you set the rule "1 artist - 1 album"?


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on September 05, 2016, 05:50:26 AM
2john k: didn't you set the rule "1 artist - 1 album"?

For myself, you mean. Generally speaking, yes, but it's not entirely unbending.

Some artists are worth exploring further but even then the first album I hear is often the one for me.

But not always. I had to listen to three by Mac DeMarco before I found "the one" (Salad Days).   


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on September 05, 2016, 11:06:27 AM
2john k: didn't you set the rule "1 artist - 1 album"?

For myself, you mean. Generally speaking, yes, but it's not entirely unbending.

Some artists are worth exploring further but even then the first album I hear is often the one for me.

But not always. I had to listen to three by Mac DeMarco before I found "the one" (Salad Days).   

You put that much dedication into listening to ol' Mac?
I'll have you know I saw him for the second time last Wednesday. He's a blast.

"Intern" by Angel is still a gorgeous song.
I've also gotten much acquainted with Ought's stuff.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 07, 2016, 05:53:24 PM
The Yardbirds - No Excess Baggage. Larry in Iron Leg blog says it's their best song. Agree.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on September 08, 2016, 02:43:10 AM
2john k: didn't you set the rule "1 artist - 1 album"?

For myself, you mean. Generally speaking, yes, but it's not entirely unbending.

Some artists are worth exploring further but even then the first album I hear is often the one for me.

But not always. I had to listen to three by Mac DeMarco before I found "the one" (Salad Days).   

You put that much dedication into listening to ol' Mac?
I'll have you know I saw him for the second time last Wednesday. He's a blast.

"Intern" by Angel is still a gorgeous song.
I've also gotten much acquainted with Ought's stuff.

I found this trailer of "Intern". It is gorgeous.

Ought----another new name to me...


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on September 08, 2016, 09:08:07 AM
It doesn't have to be new anymore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEQyi6eCxWw

(and yes, "Intern" has been on repeat for me these days)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on September 08, 2016, 03:49:13 PM
It doesn't have to be new anymore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEQyi6eCxWw

(and yes, "Intern" has been on repeat for me these days)

H'mm. Perhaps Ought isn't a new name to me. That cover looks darn familiar----and the voice is familiar too... 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on September 08, 2016, 05:54:42 PM
It doesn't have to be new anymore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEQyi6eCxWw

(and yes, "Intern" has been on repeat for me these days)

H'mm. Perhaps Ought isn't a new name to me. That cover looks darn familiar----and the voice is familiar too... 
I think this is why: http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,149.msg585505.html#msg585505

:P


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 08, 2016, 06:25:59 PM
The Chordettes - Mr. Sandman. Best song by best girl group. :3d


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on September 09, 2016, 04:35:00 AM
It doesn't have to be new anymore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEQyi6eCxWw

(and yes, "Intern" has been on repeat for me these days)

H'mm. Perhaps Ought isn't a new name to me. That cover looks darn familiar----and the voice is familiar too... 
I think this is why: http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,149.msg585505.html#msg585505

:P

Ha. Yes indeed. And I did give it a brief listen but couldn't warm to the vocals----sorry!  :hat


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 11, 2016, 04:09:25 AM
Oasis "Don't Look Back in Anger". Casual fan before, after hearing this song, I'd like to check them further.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Chocolate Shake Man on September 11, 2016, 10:46:51 AM
Oasis "Don't Look Back in Anger". Casual fan before, after hearing this song, I'd like to check them further.

Oasis have long been a big favourite of mine and I have fallen back into them in quite a big way this summer. While Don't Look Back is, in my opinion, their best, they've got a lot of great songs in their catalogue.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: SurfRapGrungeFiend on September 11, 2016, 02:50:57 PM
Butthole surfers-hurdy gurdy man.   Cant stop playing it..great cover from a weird band


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 11, 2016, 05:05:08 PM
Oasis have long been a big favourite of mine and I have fallen back into them in quite a big way this summer. While Don't Look Back is, in my opinion, their best, they've got a lot of great songs in their catalogue.
I read in many blogs that Oasis' debut regarded one of the strongest as the debuts go. Do you agree with it? usually, debut album is the weakest in [artist]'s catalog. Then they get better etc.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Chocolate Shake Man on September 11, 2016, 06:14:48 PM
Oasis have long been a big favourite of mine and I have fallen back into them in quite a big way this summer. While Don't Look Back is, in my opinion, their best, they've got a lot of great songs in their catalogue.
I read in many blogs that Oasis' debut regarded one of the strongest as the debuts go. Do you agree with it? usually, debut album is the weakest in [artist]'s catalog. Then they get better etc.

Most people do think that way about Definitely Maybe, their debut, and see it as the best in their catalogue. Personally, I prefer their follow-up What's The Story Morning Glory but I can see the acclaim for the former - it's wall-to-wall good songs with a fairly cohesive sound throughout. Morning Glory has higher highs but lower lows, for whatever that's worth, and I also appreciate the variety of different sounds it has. Any album after those two have their fair share of duds but, again in my opinion, they had great songs all throughout their career.

I think they came about at a time in England where there was a big audience for musicians making exploratory, 60s sounding, British sounding music so it's no surprise that a lot of bands were making their best music during that 1994-95 period.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 12, 2016, 10:25:15 AM
Thanks for answer. In that case - re: last sentence in 1st paragraph - I'll check them chronologically.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 12, 2016, 12:05:14 PM
Street "What a strange town", from their self-titled: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTS9mlDhp_8

That female singer has very cool voice.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on September 12, 2016, 02:25:05 PM
Street "What a strange town", from their self-titled: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTS9mlDhp_8

That female singer has very cool voice.

Wow. Love the alternation between her unusual voice and the spoken part----to say nothing of the "instrumental break"!

Thanks for the tip, RR. I've got their album lined up for future listening...


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on September 12, 2016, 04:34:24 PM
Maybe not so much obsessing over but rather revisiting.
The Beach Boys' version of California Dreamin'. Haven't heard it in years - it's a real good version of this song.
The reason for revisiting? Read an interesting thread on another music forum about the Beach Boys in Russia. Forgive me if this is old news, but didn't know that the most played Beach Boys song by far on Russian radio is California Dreamin.
Posters from Moscow said that occasionally songs like California Girls or Good Vibrations are played, but California Dreamin is one of the only BB songs on regular rotation.

Any thoughts, Mari, RR A1? Don't know where in Russia you live - situation might be different there?


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 13, 2016, 04:42:24 PM
2john k: of 9 tracks, 2 highlights - "Strange Town" & "Boeing 707". The rest is dull imo.

2Elizabeth: Read it here: http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,17424.msg564660/topicseen.html#msg564660
I'd like to hear "California girls" at least once.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on September 13, 2016, 05:03:48 PM
2Elizabeth: Read it here: http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,17424.msg564660/topicseen.html#msg564660
I'd like to hear "California girls" at least once.

California Girls gets played fairly often here. However, don't know the last time that I heard the intro - the disc jockeys insist on talking right through it.  :-\

Curious - how did you become a Beach Boys fan?


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 13, 2016, 05:47:38 PM
Well I bought cassette "1" (the Beatles), didn't like much of it, forgot it. Then revisit 3 years later, like it, find the Russian Beatles site, read it, download songs, rarities. Watch the films. Via them discover the Rolling Stones, like them better than Beatles. Again, download songs etc. Then I get back to Beatles, was intrigued what is this "Pet Sounds" that Paul praised & said is influence to Sgt. Pepper. Download it, like it, then Sunflower, "At My Window" favorite, read the thread about Beach Boys in the Beatles site. The founder is huge BBs fan. He started side forum Beatles club. There was very interesting thread about BBs where he linked to this board, I checked it, immediately liked it & then year after decided to register. Many new things I learned about the BBs here, in Smiley Smile. This board's archives can't be beat.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on September 13, 2016, 06:00:35 PM
Fascinating.

And as I post this to SS, there's a precious cat, Mr Fuzzy, who just turned 15 years old, sitting to my left.  :love


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 13, 2016, 06:06:40 PM
Happy Birthday to Mr. Fuzzy! :3d Buy him new basket. :police:

What is your BBs fandom story? Didn't read 122 posts you made - maybe it's there? Then link to that thread/post. :police:


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on September 14, 2016, 08:11:43 AM
Please don't try to go through my earlier posts, unless you want to fall asleep!

The Beach Boys were just one of the groups that I listened to growing up. Remember seeing them on TV a few times. I was probably 6, maybe 7, years old when I first heard them.
At that age period (1962-64) my favorite songs were actually "Soldier Boy", "Mr Bassman" (which I thought at the time was Mr Spaceman), "She's So Fine", and "My Boy Lollipop." That last song came out sometime in the period of Fun Fun Fun and I Get Around.

My feelings about the Beach Boys changed in 1966, at 9 years of age, upon hearing God Only Knows. Remember weeping, thinking that was the most beautiful song I ever heard.
At 10 and a half years old, Good Vibrations blew me away.
Loved Carl's wonderful voice on I Can Hear Music, which was played a lot down here.
Then they seemed to drop off the radar for a while, until Sail on, Sailor which also got a lot of AirPlay.
Would be reminded periodically about them while listening to the distant signal from WSB radio in Atlanta, which broadcast Atlanta Hawks basketball games. I listened to them because I was a fan of one of their players, Pete Maravich, who was there at that time. Whenever they played the Portland team (I think), the play by play announcer, Skip Caray, would say that Stan Love,one of the players, had a brother in the Beach Boys.

Are you sleepy yet? :-)

Anyway, moving right along, have been a fan all these years. Knowing about the conflicts in the band, I really didn't want to watch the TV movies about them. As I posted somewhere some time back, I just wanted to enjoy the music and not know "how the sausage was made," all the doo doo involved in making those incredible songs.

Seeing the movie L&M however made me decide to know more about the conflicts, to try and understand. Still trying to understand! And unfortunately my love for songs such as Surf's Up and Time to Get Alone is mixed with bittersweet feelings, knowing the conflicts involved with getting them recorded.

Enough for now.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 15, 2016, 04:26:20 AM
You like the deep cuts, then, rather than the surf hits? Neat story.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on September 17, 2016, 07:31:46 AM
Not so much a song as a cantata (and a film):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKZPgGbUuX0


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: SCaroline Z on September 17, 2016, 11:58:59 AM
Every song on Ezra Furman's Perpetual Motion People album. But if I had to pick a few in particular, Lousy Connection, Haunted Head, Ordinary Life, and Body was Made. But really, all the songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvfI6Q5WFT0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-0_PSsPSfw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzP2YqYaWoI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkEkjxX_YrM


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on September 17, 2016, 03:02:33 PM
Every song on Ezra Furman's Perpetual Motion People album.

I've got it linked for future listening. Always pleased to broaden my musical horizons. ;=)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 17, 2016, 03:07:15 PM
Just how many albums you lined up for future listening? There must be thousand.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: SCaroline Z on September 17, 2016, 03:19:15 PM
Every song on Ezra Furman's Perpetual Motion People album.

I've got it linked for future listening. Always pleased to broaden my musical horizons. ;=)

I did a little horizon broadening myself and listened to your cantata. Very powerful.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on September 18, 2016, 03:48:11 AM
Every song on Ezra Furman's Perpetual Motion People album.

I've got it linked for future listening. Always pleased to broaden my musical horizons. ;=)

I did a little horizon broadening myself and listened to your cantata. Very powerful.

Yes, Mr P could deliver. (The conductor Valery Gergiev rates him the number one 20th-century composer.)

I suppose he's like Tchaikowsky in some ways----he could write a luminous ballet like Cinderella (which my daughter danced in many years ago) and something as grim (but ultimately uplifting) as Alexander Nevsky... 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on September 18, 2016, 04:02:18 AM
Just how many albums you lined up for future listening? There must be thousand.

Not at all! It's true I listen to many of the "lined-up" albums all the way through. Others, mainly rap ones, I dip into to check out their use of samples and others stiil are clearly not my cup of tea so I let then go after a few tracks. I should point out that I do all this listening at the very beginning and very end of almost every day... 

All I've got lined up right now is (for the second time!) the complete wondrous oeuvre of Adam Marsland (http://www.adammarsland.com/adamatoz.html). Every song  a winner. If you decide to check it out, folks, see which of the albums most takes you fancy and buy it. It's only fair!

When I need a break from Mr M, SCZ's suggestion will come in very handy. :=)     


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: SurfRapGrungeFiend on September 18, 2016, 05:03:09 PM
Great record, been on repeat today
http://youtu.be/Yy8V-iUG0dw


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 18, 2016, 06:16:17 PM
2john k: You should be Mr. Marsland's manager. :3d

Check the Iron Leg blog, its user Larry Grogan posts 45s by famous/obscure bands & singers. Cool site.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on September 19, 2016, 02:02:34 AM
Every song on Ezra Furman's Perpetual Motion People album. But if I had to pick a few in particular, Lousy Connection, Haunted Head, Ordinary Life, and Body was Made. But really, all the songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvfI6Q5WFT0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-0_PSsPSfw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzP2YqYaWoI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkEkjxX_YrM

Oddly, the track that sticks out for me so far is "Tip Of A Match", which isn't among your favourites. I like his use of doo wop nonsense rhymes! What an original talent. I can understand you getting obsessed with this album...


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: SCaroline Z on September 19, 2016, 04:26:20 AM
Every song on Ezra Furman's Perpetual Motion People album. But if I had to pick a few in particular, Lousy Connection, Haunted Head, Ordinary Life, and Body was Made. But really, all the songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvfI6Q5WFT0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-0_PSsPSfw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzP2YqYaWoI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkEkjxX_YrM

Oddly, the track that sticks out for me so far is "Tip Of A Match", which isn't among your favourites. I like his use of doo wop nonsense rhymes! What an original talent. I can understand you getting obsessed with this album...

I'm glad you liked it! Tip of A Match is a great song. They're all great. If you were to ask me this morning which songs off that album I'm obsessed with it would probably be all the bluesy ballads, because, you know... Monday, lol.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rab2591 on September 19, 2016, 04:36:55 AM
Alligator - Paul McCartney.

It by itself is probably not the greatest song, but the production and the way McCartney sings the chorus really make me happy.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 24, 2016, 04:37:39 AM
This next song is in French. The melody/arr./beat is good enough to disregard it, as well as bad vocals. go figure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx5-02gWlmU


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on September 24, 2016, 04:52:21 AM
This next song is in French. The melody/arr./beat is good enough to disregard it, as well as bad vocals. go figure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx5-02gWlmU

So you're obsessed with its badness? ;D  It's jaunty enough, I suppose, and utterly inoffensive... 

This is the sort of stuff I had to put up with when listening to French radio stations in the early to mid '60s in the hope of hearing the latest US 45s (some of which never got played----or even released----in the UK). The French were more up to date than the Brits in that respect. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 24, 2016, 05:29:59 AM
Well, some stuff I post here, it's not sth. to be obsessed with. English rules. :3d


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: thorgil on September 26, 2016, 05:08:10 AM
Every song on Ezra Furman's Perpetual Motion People album.

I've got it linked for future listening. Always pleased to broaden my musical horizons. ;=)

I did a little horizon broadening myself and listened to your cantata. Very powerful.

Yes, Mr P could deliver. (The conductor Valery Gergiev rates him the number one 20th-century composer.)

I suppose he's like Tchaikowsky in some ways----he could write a luminous ballet like Cinderella (which my daughter danced in many years ago) and something as grim (but ultimately uplifting) as Alexander Nevsky... 
John, I think you mean Prokofiev. However, what you said holds even better for Tchaikowsky, who composed an even more luminous ballet like "The Sleeping Beauty", and also the sublime but harrowing Sixth Symphony.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on September 26, 2016, 06:13:46 AM
Every song on Ezra Furman's Perpetual Motion People album.

I've got it linked for future listening. Always pleased to broaden my musical horizons. ;=)

I did a little horizon broadening myself and listened to your cantata. Very powerful.

Yes, Mr P could deliver. (The conductor Valery Gergiev rates him the number one 20th-century composer.)

I suppose he's like Tchaikowsky in some ways----he could write a luminous ballet like Cinderella (which my daughter danced in many years ago) and something as grim (but ultimately uplifting) as Alexander Nevsky... 
John, I think you mean Prokofiev. However, what you said holds even better for Tchaikowsky, who composed an even more luminous ballet like "The Sleeping Beauty", and also the sublime but harrowing Sixth Symphony.

I wasn't expressing myself properly (happens often). I meant that Prokofiev was a lot like old Tch.. Thanks for pulling me up on that. :=)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: thorgil on September 27, 2016, 03:55:53 AM
Every song on Ezra Furman's Perpetual Motion People album.

I've got it linked for future listening. Always pleased to broaden my musical horizons. ;=)

I did a little horizon broadening myself and listened to your cantata. Very powerful.

Yes, Mr P could deliver. (The conductor Valery Gergiev rates him the number one 20th-century composer.)

I suppose he's like Tchaikowsky in some ways----he could write a luminous ballet like Cinderella (which my daughter danced in many years ago) and something as grim (but ultimately uplifting) as Alexander Nevsky...  
John, I think you mean Prokofiev. However, what you said holds even better for Tchaikowsky, who composed an even more luminous ballet like "The Sleeping Beauty", and also the sublime but harrowing Sixth Symphony.

I wasn't expressing myself properly (happens often). I meant that Prokofiev was a lot like old Tch.. Thanks for pulling me up on that. :=)
Oh sorry, you were expressing yourself more than properly! Totally my bad, my reading skills were at one of their frequent lows...
By the way, I abolutely agree about Prokofiev. The Russian musicians had a great 19th century, but in the 20th they blew everybody else out of the water in the "classical" field, with Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Stravinskij.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 27, 2016, 08:41:06 AM
Cliff Richard - "Congratulations". 2nd place in Eurovision, could be 1st, Cliff is great singer, can be equally good at both slow & fast songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvbkiyzmI4o


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on September 29, 2016, 01:00:50 AM
Had this one in my head while walking the dog. I started "singing" it too, much to the consternation of the local populace, who already think I'm a little weird:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltyC3DEYoZ4


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 10, 2016, 07:52:45 AM
Chocolate Watchband - "Misty lane" (alternative take), "Let's go let's go let's go", "Gossamer wings", "Uncle Morris", "Are you gonna be there (at the love-in)". Cool tracks.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 12, 2016, 04:38:36 AM
Dean Martin "That's Amore". The local staish played it today as 50s pick (for 60s was Dusty Springfield "Wishin' & Hopin'" etc). Quickly recognize as the 3 mice sang it in movie "Babe: pig in the city". I liked it then. Dean's voice is better though. No idea what "amore" is, might be some Italian food, as there's ref. to "pizza" & "pasta" in the  lyrics.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on October 12, 2016, 04:51:35 AM
Dean Martin "That's Amore". The local staish played it today as 50s pick (for 60s was Dusty Springfield "Wishin' & Hopin'" etc). Quickly recognize as the 3 mice sang it in movie "Babe: pig in the city". I liked it then. Dean's voice is better though. No idea what "amore" is, might be some Italian food, as there's ref. to "pizza" & "pasta" in the  lyrics.

Amore is the Italian word for love.

"In Napoli where love is king
When boy meets girl here's what they say"

Of course Dino may be confessing his love of pasta----can't say I blame him...


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 12, 2016, 07:35:18 PM
Chris Stamey "Where the fun is"; mentioned in the blog post about the Ork records: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3dpupXgtMA
Big fan of Chris since then. :3d


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 17, 2016, 08:20:05 AM
Peter Gabriel "That'll Do". Completely unfamiliar with this artist, believe it or not, but this ain't too shabby  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSlnGNanlhE


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 23, 2016, 05:11:28 AM
Kirsty MacColl's hit "A new England". Written by Billy Bragg, she reworked it, arranged the vocals, with her signature multilayered harmonizing (as she said in documentary she's one woman BBs; Billy in the same doc says it blew him away what Kirsty did with his simple song; he sang it at 1st & 10th anniversary concerts in Kirsty's memory)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vnzpg5GgQCo


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: feelsflow on October 23, 2016, 01:59:21 PM
I almost put this in the Beatles Survivor thread, but thought better of it.
Here will do.  I've been obsessed with "Cars and Girls" for many years.
This one's for the boys.

https://youtu.be/jEJdfDD4dVg


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 16, 2016, 04:05:35 AM
By sheer coincidence, john k in "What you listen" mentioned Fleet Foxes & right after New Riders of the Purple Sage "Panama Red" next track was "Blue Ridge Mountains". What's cool about is it sounds a bit 3-D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5dUsZ4Djd0


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on November 16, 2016, 04:46:58 AM
By sheer coincidence, john k in "What you listen" mentioned Fleet Foxes & right after New Riders of the Purple Sage "Panama Red" next track was "Blue Ridge Mountains". What's cool about is it sounds a bit 3-D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5dUsZ4Djd0

Lovely song there, RR. I have their other album with a similar picture on the cover but not this one...


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: donald on November 16, 2016, 08:24:39 PM
The Eva Cassidy version of Autumn Leaves.     She has been gone for many years and I just Discovered her a few months ago while listening to random stuff on Pandora.    I can't recall when I  Was last so moved by a piece of music  upon first listen.  I have been going back to it almost daily.    You may have heard this before but if not, and you love the music discussed on this board, you should check it out.   


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on November 17, 2016, 12:16:21 PM
The Eva Cassidy version of Autumn Leaves.     She has been gone for many years and I just Discovered her a few months ago while listening to random stuff on Pandora.    I can't recall when I  Was last so moved by a piece of music  upon first listen.  I have been going back to it almost daily.    You may have heard this before but if not, and you love the music discussed on this board, you should check it out.   

Thanks, donald. That is really beautiful. My favourite out of what I've heard from Ms Cassidy so far is Sting's "Fields Of Gold":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UVjjcOUJLE
 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on November 17, 2016, 03:20:43 PM
Tame Impala, everyone. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE5bD54-ewg)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: SurfRapGrungeFiend on November 17, 2016, 03:43:57 PM
Tame Impala, everyone. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE5bD54-ewg)


Thats a cool song sounds old yet by the comments they are a newer band :o. second this on repeat now





Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: wild neon sins on November 17, 2016, 04:16:37 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz2MY2Ogf0U
Warhaus - The Good Lie

just had to interrupt replaying it to relisten to First We Take Manhattan (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTTC_fD598A) - I'd totally forgotten just how much the original is 80s Miami Vice/synth/pop (mentally imaging a universe where this was a just before they went ultra seriousness Depeche Mode song or even The Pet Shop Boys)  :lol


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on November 18, 2016, 02:48:52 AM
Tame Impala, everyone. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE5bD54-ewg)

Yes indeed. Following up your enthusiastic post across the road, I now have Lonerism lined up for early morning/late night listening. :=)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: wilsonart1 on November 18, 2016, 06:23:14 AM
Dewey Cox goes all Brain Wilson...50,000 Digeridoos...love it!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on November 19, 2016, 01:20:59 PM
Tame Impala, everyone. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE5bD54-ewg)


Thats a cool song sounds old yet by the comments they are a newer band :o. second this on repeat now
Yeah, that album came out in 2012. Glad you enjoy.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on November 19, 2016, 01:21:54 PM
Tame Impala, everyone. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE5bD54-ewg)

Yes indeed. Following up your enthusiastic post across the road, I now have Lonerism lined up for early morning/late night listening. :=)
I finally did it! I hope you also enjoy.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on November 21, 2016, 03:31:26 AM
Tame Impala, everyone. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE5bD54-ewg)

Yes indeed. Following up your enthusiastic post across the road, I now have Lonerism lined up for early morning/late night listening. :=)
I finally did it! I hope you also enjoy.

It's stunning so far. Odd that I left it (and TI) aside for so long...


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on December 03, 2016, 03:14:28 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfzFVbkutFE

Like no other.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on December 04, 2016, 01:22:48 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfzFVbkutFE

Like no other.

Sounds good, Mari. I heard something by BH years ago, didn't warm to it and left them alone after that. I do like this though.

Regards to you and Mr Waves. :=)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 09, 2016, 05:56:02 AM
The Residents "Weight-Lifting Lulu": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB7iayLqBN0


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on December 11, 2016, 06:22:41 PM
(http://e.snmc.io/lk/f/l/dc0df85c9c89a533204515a2a22015a3/5302839.png)

fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better than some other music.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 17, 2016, 10:28:32 AM
Shuffling right now: Spiral Starecase "More Today Than Yesterday" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E4C3WmVRyw

Liked it immediately & then downloaded from some site few years back. The kind of song that lifts spirits.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 26, 2016, 04:37:49 AM
Spike Jones w/ City Slickers "Leave the Dishes in the Sink Ma" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPwdb9x_mm4

Spike Jones rules. :3d


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 02, 2017, 08:49:18 PM
Rolling Stones "Sweet Black Angel" - fans usually prefer "Sticky Fingers", "Goats Head Soup" if asked which 70s album is favorite. There's good & bad tracks in both. "Exile in Main St." is about the same but I still prefer it to any 70s album. "Sweet Black Angel" is great song, it's got hooks, features best Mick vocal in the album, he's really good at doing "black" accent/ voice & he plays harmonica very good. Listen to it & you'll be tapping the percussion & acoustic guitar with Keith, Mick & Jimmy Miller.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: SurfRapGrungeFiend on January 04, 2017, 04:58:57 PM
Dj screw-25 lighters instrumental. been in my head all day


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 07, 2017, 05:18:00 AM
"Leningrad Rock & Roll" (cover) performed by 10-year-old in "Kids' voice":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nytKFb48jA


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 12, 2017, 04:09:58 AM
Here's cool heavy metal song "Not Falling" by Mudvayne: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dodq_eFYU7Q


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on January 17, 2017, 06:22:13 PM
Levitation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0mt0N5-LLw) - Beach House


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 19, 2017, 02:07:00 PM
"Rainbow Connection" - Kermit has such endearing voice. Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GBSsHKiWDs
"Best of Friends" - friendship song from Disney cartoon, my cat likes it, stops walking around house if it plays https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBRh9rzqvdI


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 22, 2017, 07:37:36 AM
"Frozen Orange Juice" by Peter Sarstedt (famous for "Where do you go to (my lovely)" which was huge hit in UK). Beautiful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igK6c9ytr6g


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on January 23, 2017, 01:33:01 AM
"Frozen Orange Juice" by Peter Sarstedt (famous for "Where do you go to (my lovely)" which was huge hit in UK). Beautiful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igK6c9ytr6g

He had an earlier radio hit in the UK with the intriguingly titled "I Am A Cathedral":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvgGQCn82rc

"FOJ" is pretty good too (I like the wind riff at the end).

I didn't realize he'd died earlier this month. RIP, Mr Sarstedt.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on January 24, 2017, 02:05:56 PM
"Frozen Orange Juice" by Peter Sarstedt (famous for "Where do you go to (my lovely)" which was huge hit in UK). Beautiful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igK6c9ytr6g
a nice tune to wake up to. Thanks, RR and JK.

this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBH97ma9YiI) was actually stuck in my head when I woke up.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on January 24, 2017, 02:14:24 PM
this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBH97ma9YiI) was actually stuck in my head when I woke up.

Hi Mari. If you're really enthusiastic about OK Computer and I'm in a really good mood I might just surprise myself and give it a listen...! :=)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on January 24, 2017, 02:32:31 PM
this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBH97ma9YiI) was actually stuck in my head when I woke up.

Hi Mari. If you're really enthusiastic about OK Computer and I'm in a really good mood I might just surprise myself and give it a listen...! :=)
oh, good. I've also sort of listened to In Rainbows and Amnesiac, and so far I think I like OK Computer the best.

But while we're at it, this is a good one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPV2njSYuXo), too. Or at least it gets good in the latter half.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 30, 2017, 09:22:50 AM
Really good songs:

"Paper Chase" by Love Children, chorus is pure confection
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PhC5UXxfyI

"Morning girl" by The Neon Philharmonic WITH Nashville Symphony Orch. - beautiful
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFOXD6G8nsc

"Virginia" by U.K. singer/ songwriter duo Vigrass & Osborne, the guitar riff is akin to Beatles' "Two of Us"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVwbYOQul-I

"Happy Song" by Union Express, male & female vocs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MFwlvkzafI

"The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1" by Neutral Milk Hotel - great voice & what sounds like melodica
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LULmbLlPvVk


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on January 30, 2017, 10:12:49 AM
"The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1" by Neutral Milk Hotel - great voice & what sounds like melodica
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LULmbLlPvVk

That is one amazing album!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rab2591 on January 30, 2017, 12:36:42 PM
'The Four Seasons - Violin Concerto in G Minor, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer) : III. Presto' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkz8HKAvBGM) by Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin In The Fields.

I've been playing this often for the last month or so. This version is probably the most well played all around that I've ever heard. I'm always looking for new versions of The Four Seasons so if anyone has any recommendations please feel free to suggest!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on January 30, 2017, 03:03:21 PM
I listened to the song "Touch" by Daft Punk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gkhol2Q1og) (off of Random Access Memories) last night, and I had a great time.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on January 31, 2017, 03:27:29 AM
'The Four Seasons - Violin Concerto in G Minor, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer) : III. Presto' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkz8HKAvBGM) by Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin In The Fields.

I've been playing this often for the last month or so. This version is probably the most well played all around that I've ever heard. I'm always looking for new versions of The Four Seasons so if anyone has any recommendations please feel free to suggest!

Curious to know what you think of this. Maybe you know that Max Richter has "recomposed" The Four Seasons. For someone who isn't the work's biggest fan, this is a godsend! I often have this wondrous album playing while I work.

https://youtu.be/8oYWfJuMGMA


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on January 31, 2017, 03:29:45 AM
I listened to the song "Touch" by Daft Punk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gkhol2Q1og) (off of Random Access Memories) last night, and I had a great time.

Hi Mari. I'm still out on RAM. Ask Ovi, who really did his level best to convert me a while back. I like the track with Panda Bear but the rest still leaves me cold.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rab2591 on January 31, 2017, 07:47:33 AM
'The Four Seasons - Violin Concerto in G Minor, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer) : III. Presto' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkz8HKAvBGM) by Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin In The Fields.

I've been playing this often for the last month or so. This version is probably the most well played all around that I've ever heard. I'm always looking for new versions of The Four Seasons so if anyone has any recommendations please feel free to suggest!

Curious to know what you think of this. Maybe you know that Max Richter has "recomposed" The Four Seasons. For someone who isn't the work's biggest fan, this is a godsend! I often have this wondrous album playing while I work.

https://youtu.be/8oYWfJuMGMA

Yes! I can't even tell you how many times I've listened to that album. When I first heard about it I thought "Recomposing Vivaldi? That's sacrilege!" Then when I heard it I thought it was brilliant. It actually got me hooked on Max Richter's other work, not sure if you've heard it, but his album Memoryhouse is an incredibly chill/beautiful album. The song 'November (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09OjR0newhw)' is especially good.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on January 31, 2017, 07:53:24 AM
'The Four Seasons - Violin Concerto in G Minor, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer) : III. Presto' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkz8HKAvBGM) by Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin In The Fields.

I've been playing this often for the last month or so. This version is probably the most well played all around that I've ever heard. I'm always looking for new versions of The Four Seasons so if anyone has any recommendations please feel free to suggest!

Curious to know what you think of this. Maybe you know that Max Richter has "recomposed" The Four Seasons. For someone who isn't the work's biggest fan, this is a godsend! I often have this wondrous album playing while I work.

https://youtu.be/8oYWfJuMGMA

Yes! I can't even tell you how many times I've listened to that album. When I first heard about it I thought "Recomposing Vivaldi? That's sacrilege!" Then when I heard it I thought it was brilliant. It actually got me hooked on Max Richter's other work, not sure if you've heard it, but his album Memoryhouse is an incredibly chill/beautiful album. The song 'November (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09OjR0newhw)' is especially good.

Cool. Thanks for the tip! I've seen quite a lot of Richter's work around so it's good to be pointed at something specific. I'll give it a try. :=)   


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 31, 2017, 10:16:06 AM
That is one amazing album!
I like "Untitled", "Fool" (cool arrangements) & uptempo numbers "Ghost", "Holland 1945". The rest is tedious, esp. "Two-Headed Boy" (both). But, as I said, Mangum's voice is jolly good.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on February 03, 2017, 03:34:36 PM
continuing my journey into Radiohead, I've been listening to this lately:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b5/Radiohead.kida.albumart.jpg) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7hvGPLexL0)

click on that, and it'll take you to a song I like.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 11, 2017, 10:43:22 AM
Taco "Cheek to Cheek", forget Fred Astaire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_ZQxwox59Y

Such great "retro" voice.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 11, 2017, 04:51:39 AM
"El Condor Pasa" instra by Spirit of The Incas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7Fv5EQwfOE

I really like Simon & Garfunkel's version, beautiful vocals, arrangements (with that balalaika start) & ofc melody. But the Incas has ethnic flavor, very interesting.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 12, 2017, 07:08:49 AM
Del Shannon "Red Rubber Ball" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLWXBVvCQ1s

This song's been covered by many - from The Seekers to Cilla Black to Neil Diamond & even Simon & Garf did it live acoustic. But what's good about Del's version is that the cool catchy drum pattern from the original is intact. :3d


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Adult Child on March 13, 2017, 02:11:51 PM
'The Actor' by the Moody Blues. It just sounds like the dawn of time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29ihZ_TbFqY


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 25, 2017, 03:37:36 PM
Quicksilver Messenger Service "Fresh Air" though it's not sth. I'd like usually. cool drumming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUHlxBZMiqw


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: wild neon sins on March 25, 2017, 05:46:13 PM
I listened to the song "Touch" by Daft Punk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gkhol2Q1og) (off of Random Access Memories) last night, and I had a great time.

Thanks. Needed to hear that again  :love

Reminded me a little bit of this - a past/current obsession
(didn't realise it but I needed it so much right now)

Peter Kingsbery - Only The Very Best
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyunavoX-KY



Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 25, 2017, 06:24:52 PM
Daft Punk's boring band with boring songs. That Kingsbery example too.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: wild neon sins on March 26, 2017, 02:41:52 PM
Having a Spiritualized moment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBkpBtgf0JU

The version they/he couldn't originally release, even more beautiful/immense
When that choir comes in with the extra Elvis....  

Broken Heart (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olNfWDRuBNY)

Cool Waves (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFk9Ev_a16A)

:tm



Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 26, 2017, 05:41:27 PM
I recall poster "hypehat" was huge Spiritualized fan. So, I downloaded songs he linked to - & what do you think, wild neon sins? - I didn't like any! Not fan of Elvis either. The best rock'n'roll singer to me is & was Little Richard. I don't buy into "Elvis= king of rock'n'roll" cliche.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on March 26, 2017, 06:12:07 PM
I recall poster "hypehat" was huge Spiritualized fan. So, I downloaded songs he linked to - & what do you think, wild neon sins? - I didn't like any! Not fan of Elvis either. The best rock'n'roll singer to me is & was Little Richard. I don't buy into "Elvis= king of rock'n'roll" cliche.

What do you think of Elvis' last 10 or so years of work?


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 26, 2017, 06:41:34 PM
I listened to it & didn't like. I read he was versatile; could sing blues, soul etc. but I don't hear it.

Sunshine pop candy "Sunny Day Girl" by The Hobbits, made in '67 when everybody went psych: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVfvvY6JKKU


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 27, 2017, 10:08:38 PM
Tom Petty "Feel a whole lot better": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSgdqwlb8M0

Didn't listen to other covers hence posting it here. What's sure is the Byrds did it waaay worse. Not their fan.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 30, 2017, 04:45:29 AM
Psychic TV "Godstar" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu8NdrSnwZw

I hear it as "goat star", there's technicolor clip with goat moving about, as well as 60s footage with Brian Jones & Rolling Stones - the song's subject.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on April 02, 2017, 02:42:21 AM
Not exactly obsessing, but I have this high, vaguely middle-eastern sounding guitar line in my head and I don't know where it's from.

If it's in A minor (just for convenience's sake) it's roughly as follows (lower case = upward shift, CAP = downward shift): 

a_______  G# a b c B___ A G# a________

It's say it's late '70s, early '80s.  The name Mink DeVille originally came to mind, probably for no good reason.

Does this ring a bell with anyone?


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on April 10, 2017, 09:17:44 PM
Not exactly obsessing, but I have this high, vaguely middle-eastern sounding guitar line in my head and I don't know where it's from.

If it's in A minor (just for convenience's sake) it's roughly as follows (lower case = upward shift, CAP = downward shift):  

a_______  G# a b c B___ A G# a________

It's say it's late '70s, early '80s.  The name Mink DeVille originally came to mind, probably for no good reason.

Does this ring a bell with anyone?
Hi, John. Have you used search-by-music websites before? This is the one I use: http://www.midomi.com (http://www.midomi.com/). Of course, you need a microphone to use it. Soundhound is the corresponding smartphone app and is the one I prefer, although Shazam seems to be more popular.

Well, while I'm posting here anyway, here's a song I've been enjoying lately (along with the rest of the album):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coCjlhyFug8


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on April 11, 2017, 02:44:54 AM
Not exactly obsessing, but I have this high, vaguely middle-eastern sounding guitar line in my head and I don't know where it's from.

If it's in A minor (just for convenience's sake) it's roughly as follows (lower case = upward shift, CAP = downward shift):  

a_______  G# a b c B___ A G# a________

It's say it's late '70s, early '80s.  The name Mink DeVille originally came to mind, probably for no good reason.

Does this ring a bell with anyone?
Hi, John. Have you used search-by-music websites before? This is the one I use: http://www.midomi.com (http://www.midomi.com/). Of course, you need a microphone to use it. Soundhound is the corresponding smartphone app and is the one I prefer, although Shazam seems to be more popular.

Well, while I'm posting here anyway, here's a song I've been enjoying lately (along with the rest of the album):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coCjlhyFug8


Thanks a lot for the info, Mari. I'll see what my digitally challenged brain (and musically challenged voice) can do with it.

Great Dave Davies song there...


Title: Re: Songs you like now but will forget tomorrow
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 30, 2017, 01:30:20 AM
From Larry's blog, Peter Robbins aka Charlie Brown recorded 45 at 12:

"If I Knew Then" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nrcvXWmC5o), sings out of tune in 0:24, 1:03, 1:45
"Little Brown Mouse" (http://www.funky16corners.com/sounds1/ironleg_current/peterrobbins_littlebrownmouse.mp3)


Title: Re: a bit cool song
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 05, 2017, 02:06:50 PM
The Super Dupers "Mickey Mouse March" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2aXvYoLuyU


Title: Re: This is cool
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 07, 2017, 04:56:52 PM
3 kids sing song I didn't hear before by "Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes". They end at 3:45 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_wzgFylamg

Really like the melody. I gather it's Bill Medley from The Righteous Bros.? Anyhoo, I think the best in the trio is the girl. At 10 she's got such voice, wow.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on May 08, 2017, 10:46:05 AM
Obsessing over is a strong word. I don't think I've had any sort of obsession for quite a while, which is super weird for me and it's sort of freaking me out.

But... here are some songs I certainly have been enjoying. There could be an untapped obsession (or a rekindling of one) in any of these:

"Moonlight on the River"  (https://open.spotify.com/track/1yCJHs8UFfmqMujayg9i5y)- Mac Demarco.
A 7-minute long song from boring old Mac? Yeah, he changes things up on this album just a tiny bit, and this song best exemplifies it. (Sorry there's no Youtube link.)

"Holiday"  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vraoiVCDdaM)- Vampire Weekend.
This is one of their most popular singles, but I didn't really realize what it was about until recently (something about the US invading Iraq and a girl going vegetarian because of war). Also, there's a Dr. Strangelove and a font size reference all wrapped up in a few silly lyrics. I need new music from them, and soon, because I love this sh*t.

"Every Little Thing"  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8H7Q-D8Zys)- The Beatles.
Again, not obsessing over this song, but I've never considered myself to be a huge Beatles fan. I started listening to Beatles for Sale a bit more recently, and there are some nice tunes on there. It's been kinda fun to look through the Survivor thread for that album. I don't think I have the knowledge to participate in any of them, but I look forward to maybe reading them more in the future.

"PRIDE." (https://soundcloud.com/rapfavs/sets/damn) - Kendrick Lamar.
I've also been listening to this album a lot, and I like this track the best so far.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on May 17, 2017, 06:02:38 AM
My current obsession is this silly song, "Green Grow My Nadgers O", which I've been singing for days (be glad this is the internet):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJj3JeZVirw







Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on June 05, 2017, 12:41:59 AM
My current obsession is this silly song, "Green Grow My Nadgers O", which I've been singing for days (be glad this is the internet):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJj3JeZVirw
Well, it is quite humorous to picture you singing and humming as you click and scroll through SmileySmile. :P

I can't really pick a songóI'll have to be more attentive to song titles when listeningóbut this band, Felt, is my new favorite thing. Incredibly hard to purchase their releases, which is a goddam shame. I'll have to discuss them more in the '80s thread.

Unrelated, but our roommate's cat has ousted my Macbook off my lap and is currently purring so much I can feel vibrations throughout my body.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on June 05, 2017, 01:37:20 AM

I can't really pick a songóI'll have to be more attentive to song titles when listeningóbut this band, Felt, is my new favorite thing. Incredibly hard to purchase their releases, which is a goddam shame. I'll have to discuss them more in the '80s thread.

Hi Mari. I'd never heard of Felt but I'm checking them out now...

Forever Breathes the Lonely Word (1986) is touted as their masterpiece:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZErC-4gnY8g

Sounds great so far. Ignite the Seven Cannons (1985) looks interesting too...


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Lowbacca on June 06, 2017, 01:54:52 PM
"Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" by Looking Glas (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-tRXewCAmU), mainly due to its brilliant use in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol.2. Been stuck in my head ever since.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 07, 2017, 06:08:10 PM
"Cool Calm & Collected" by Rolling Stones. Mick sings it very well, song shines with joy & neat kazooing.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 13, 2017, 07:24:52 AM
The American Epic series that ran recently had a segment on the development of the steel guitar.
I love the sound of the steel guitar, whatever style it is.
Am a fan of the "sacred steel" tradition. This is pedal steel guitar used in some church services.
So the series reminded me that it was too long since listening to the Campbell Brothers. They played this song at our JazzFest a few years ago, and I couldn't help it, had to get up and move!
This is great music for doing housework, mopping the floors, rattling those pots and pans, scooping out cat litter...

Morning Train
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPtQmYmsCCQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPtQmYmsCCQ)


And for something COMPLETELY different:
Read a story about Korla Pandit. He was a guy who said that he was from India. Wore a turban and played a mean organ. He was very popular in the 40s-50s.
I find the music fascinating, but am curious about how it was so popular.  It wasn't, at least to my ears, soothing, but was a bit unsettling at times
Here he is, playing a song that's very familiar to surf music fans:

Miserlou
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9ytSC8rz84 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9ytSC8rz84)

Oh, and Pandit wasn't from India, but from the U.S., born in Missouri. And he wasn't Indian, but African American. In our crazy country back then, an African American couldn't get gigs like this. But be some other "exotic" ethnicity and the sky was the limit.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on June 21, 2017, 01:01:33 AM
this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mibyeYUsvU&list=PLF8AF8F1675D343DF&index=6).


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on June 21, 2017, 02:05:36 AM
this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mibyeYUsvU&list=PLF8AF8F1675D343DF&index=6).

A quite understandable obsession, M. :=)

It's really odd discovering (with a little help) music by a band from the '80s I'd never even heard of a week or two ago...


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 01, 2017, 06:58:36 AM
"Merrie Melodies" cartoon intro song - such fun!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on August 01, 2017, 07:12:11 AM
"Merrie Melodies" cartoon intro song - such fun!

I miss classic Looney Tunes. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 01, 2017, 07:26:34 AM
Who's your favorite-not favorite characters? To answer it 1st - Sylvester & Tweety. Really wished that cat ate the dumb pseudo-cute ugly birdie.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on August 01, 2017, 08:04:01 AM
Who's your favorite-not favorite characters? To answer it 1st - Sylvester & Tweety. Really wished that cat ate the dumb pseudo-cute ugly birdie.

I've always been a fan of the Roadrunner / Wile E Coyote shorts.  And you have to love Daffy. 

We watched a movie from about ten years ago called Looney Tunes Back in Action, which was surprisingly good, but it flopped because it apparently got zero promotion. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on August 01, 2017, 09:11:55 AM
Faves - Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd

Runners up - Daffy Duck and that Martian guy.

Can't think of any I didn't care for.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 02, 2017, 06:26:57 AM
I've always been a fan of the Roadrunner / Wile E Coyote shorts.  And you have to love Daffy.
Here they go again - people not reading posts they quote with great attention. I asked "who's your favorite-not favorite characters?". You answered re: favorites. Tell not-favorites now. Easy like this.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on August 02, 2017, 06:30:39 AM
I've always been a fan of the Roadrunner / Wile E Coyote shorts.  And you have to love Daffy.
Here they go again - people not reading posts they quote with great attention. I asked "who's your favorite-not favorite characters?". You answered re: favorites. Tell not-favorites now. Easy like this.

I apologize for providing an answer that doesn't conform to your standards. 

I don't have a least favorite to be honest.  Unless you include the female funny they created for Space Jam. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 02, 2017, 06:33:17 AM
Apology accepted. Ta.

Do you've favorite cartoon music theme?


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on August 02, 2017, 06:33:49 AM
I've always been a fan of the Roadrunner / Wile E Coyote shorts.  And you have to love Daffy.
Here they go again - people not reading posts they quote with great attention. I asked "who's your favorite-not favorite characters?". You answered re: favorites. Tell not-favorites now. Easy like this.

Favourites? Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo for starters. And Cow and Chicken always crack me up...

Non-favourites? That dreadful Snagglepuss----Heavens to Murgatroyd indeed!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on August 02, 2017, 06:36:58 AM
Apology accepted. Ta.

Do you've favorite cartoon music theme?

Hmmm.......I'd probably go with the "Linus and Lucy" theme from Peanuts by Vince Guaraldi.  It was originally written for the 1965 Charlie Brown Christmas, and has appeared in many of the Peanuts animated shows, specials, and movies over the last five plus decades.  

Close second would be Danny Elfman's theme for The Simpsons.  


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on August 02, 2017, 09:21:49 AM
Favorite cartoon theme song?
While I really like the songs for classics such as the Flintstones and the Jetsons. the best for me is the Jonny Quest theme song from that 60s show. BTW, my favorite character on that show is Bandit the dog.

PS - Just saw closing credits for the Flintstones and Jetsons. Had forgotten how in both, pesky cats caused problems for Fred and George.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 02, 2017, 07:05:47 PM
Listened to "Linus & Lucy" - boring. Is it what Vince Guaraldi famous for? Not my bag.

Steely Dan "Charlie Freak" from Android Warehouse.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on August 03, 2017, 02:02:55 AM
Here's the intro to a fun Dutch cartoon series. I believe it was translated into English as Ox Tales:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pALCOwjswXQ


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on August 03, 2017, 05:26:32 AM
Listened to "Linus & Lucy" - boring. Is it what Vince Guaraldi famous for? Not my bag.

Steely Dan "Charlie Freak" from Android Warehouse.

I can see not really liking Vince's work, but boring seems like an odd description.   To each their own. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on August 03, 2017, 07:14:13 AM
Being a fan of West Coast Jazz, I like Guaraldi's work.

For "Peanuts" music, my favorite song is Skating, particularly at Christmastime. Like to imagine being outside during a gentle snowfall - while we have the air conditioner on inside LOL


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on August 03, 2017, 07:19:54 AM
Being a fan of West Coast Jazz, I like Guaraldi's work.

For "Peanuts" music, my favorite song is Skating, particularly at Christmastime. Like to imagine being outside during a gentle snowfall - while we have the air conditioner on inside LOL

Good one.  Personally, I think the Vince Guaraldi Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack is an essential album at Christmas. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on August 03, 2017, 09:20:49 AM
It's interesting what turns some people on, where others find it as meh.
But that's good, what would really be boring is everybody agreeing on everything.

Example - just saw FB post of my 5 month old grandnephew falling asleep to the gentle strains of - Killswitch Engage.  ;D


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on August 03, 2017, 09:26:19 AM
It's interesting what turns some people on, where others find it as meh.
But that's good, what would really be boring is everybody agreeing on everything.

Example - just saw FB post of my 5 month old grandnephew falling asleep to the gentle strains of - Killswitch Engage.  ;D

Interesting.  I don't think they could put me to sleep, but outside of a song or two, Killswitch never did much for me.  I think Howard Jones (who I don't think is even in the band anymore) is a decent singer, but I think he used the growling / screaming vox a bit much for my taste. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on August 03, 2017, 10:23:51 AM
My sister and brother in law are always playing Mozart for their grandson (supposedly, Mozart makes you smarter). And probably all the while, my grandnephew is thinking, "Turn that blankety blank stuff off. I want to hear some REAL head banging music!"


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on August 03, 2017, 10:56:20 AM
My sister and brother in law are always playing Mozart for their grandson (supposedly, Mozart makes you smarter). And probably all the while, my grandnephew is thinking, "Turn that blankety blank stuff off. I want to hear some REAL head banging music!"

Well, I think there's a direct link between classical and heavy metal.  So, it kinda makes sense. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JL on August 03, 2017, 07:11:29 PM
David Ruffin - I've Got a Need For You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6462RXQudTY

Also his version of A Rainy Night In Georgia from the same album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-xm1EYyp6g

Can't get enough!


Title: Re: good song
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 06, 2017, 05:18:40 AM
Welcome, JL. Didn't hear the 2 songs you say.

Larry recently posted the famous band's (yet I didn't get chance to check them) song: https://ironleg.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/genesis-where-the-sour-turns-to-sweet/

3/5


Title: Re: good song
Post by: JL on August 06, 2017, 10:49:56 AM
Welcome, JL. Didn't hear the 2 songs you say.

Larry recently posted the famous band's (yet I didn't get chance to check them) song: https://ironleg.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/genesis-where-the-sour-turns-to-sweet/

3/5

Interesting.

And yeah, I love David Ruffin's solo work. He was great with the Temptations, but his first 3 or 4 solo albums are mostly excellent. 'David', the album from which I got those songs, was released in 2004 after being in the vault for decades. Check it out: every song is a masterpiece, and it's one of the greatest albums I've ever heard (and I don't say things like that lightly).

Song I'm obsessing over today:

Queen: I'm Going Slightly Mad - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od6hY_50Dh0





Title: Re: good song
Post by: the captain on August 06, 2017, 10:56:11 AM

And yeah, I love David Ruffin's solo work. He was great with the Temptations, but his first 3 or 4 solo albums are mostly excellent. 'David', the album from which I got those songs, was released in 2004 after being in the vault for decades. Check it out: every song is a masterpiece, and it's one of the greatest albums I've ever heard (and I don't say things like that lightly).

Song I'm obsessing over today:

Queen: I'm Going Slightly Mad - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od6hY_50Dh0


Agree on both counts. Ruffin's My Whole World Ended is fabulous, too. I just love that album.

And the latter, while a lot of later Queen doesn't really stand out for me, that particular tune returns to my head all the time. I'm not a huge fan of the production--it was of the time, and the synth sounds and atmosphere of it aren't really my thing--but the song is just so good. The melody of the refrain is great, not really something you'd expect from a rock band, it reminds me more of a musical showtune (not that this is a rarity for Freddie's songs). Plus it's just funny. Freddie was so funny.


Title: Re: good song
Post by: KDS on August 06, 2017, 11:22:29 AM

And yeah, I love David Ruffin's solo work. He was great with the Temptations, but his first 3 or 4 solo albums are mostly excellent. 'David', the album from which I got those songs, was released in 2004 after being in the vault for decades. Check it out: every song is a masterpiece, and it's one of the greatest albums I've ever heard (and I don't say things like that lightly).

Song I'm obsessing over today:

Queen: I'm Going Slightly Mad - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od6hY_50Dh0


Agree on both counts. Ruffin's My Whole World Ended is fabulous, too. I just love that album.

And the latter, while a lot of later Queen doesn't really stand out for me, that particular tune returns to my head all the time. I'm not a huge fan of the production--it was of the time, and the synth sounds and atmosphere of it aren't really my thing--but the song is just so good. The melody of the refrain is great, not really something you'd expect from a rock band, it reminds me more of a musical showtune (not that this is a rarity for Freddie's songs). Plus it's just funny. Freddie was so funny.

I think the music video gave me a greater appreciation for the song, especially knowing that Freddie was not well, and the video shoot was quite taxing on him.   Through all the pain and the knowledge that he was dying, he retained his humor.

That makes The Show Must Go On (closing track from the same Innuendo album) one of the most powerful in their entire catalog. 


Title: Re: good song
Post by: JL on August 06, 2017, 01:07:05 PM

And yeah, I love David Ruffin's solo work. He was great with the Temptations, but his first 3 or 4 solo albums are mostly excellent. 'David', the album from which I got those songs, was released in 2004 after being in the vault for decades. Check it out: every song is a masterpiece, and it's one of the greatest albums I've ever heard (and I don't say things like that lightly).

Song I'm obsessing over today:

Queen: I'm Going Slightly Mad - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od6hY_50Dh0


Agree on both counts. Ruffin's My Whole World Ended is fabulous, too. I just love that album.

And the latter, while a lot of later Queen doesn't really stand out for me, that particular tune returns to my head all the time. I'm not a huge fan of the production--it was of the time, and the synth sounds and atmosphere of it aren't really my thing--but the song is just so good. The melody of the refrain is great, not really something you'd expect from a rock band, it reminds me more of a musical showtune (not that this is a rarity for Freddie's songs). Plus it's just funny. Freddie was so funny.

I think the music video gave me a greater appreciation for the song, especially knowing that Freddie was not well, and the video shoot was quite taxing on him.   Through all the pain and the knowledge that he was dying, he retained his humor.

That makes The Show Must Go On (closing track from the same Innuendo album) one of the most powerful in their entire catalog. 

the captain - I agree, My Whole World Ended is great too. Both that and 'David' are my favorite two albums of his. I also enjoy 'David Ruffin' from 1973 and 'Gentleman Ruffin' from 1980 (they sure loved putting his name in album titles). Yeah, the heavy synth production stuff I've never been a big fan of (with a few exceptions of course). I go back and fourth on Queen because they are technically one of my favorite bands, but I don't care for a surprising amount of their songs. I don't like their really early stuff too much, nor their 'mid-period' sound from 1980-1984 save for a few songs; but I absolutely love their late 70's and late 80's/early 90's work the most. I think it's unfortunate how a lot of their best work went basically ignored in the US, when it was very popular in a lot of other countries (reminds me of another band that we all know and love...)

KDS - Yes, I was going to mention that Freddie wrote the song because of how he was feeling. Allegedly he was suffering from dementia caused by AIDS, and thus he was going 'slightly mad'. The video and lyrics reflect this. So it is entertaining (he probably thought it was and his bandmates too from what I could glean from some behind the scenes footage), but tragic at the same time. Which could be said for the entire album 'Innuendo', that one has entranced me since I first heard it when I was 14. It's my favorite Queen album. I love 'The Show Must Go On' too, and 'These Are the Days Of Our Lives'. Not to mention the title track...dang, I'm gonna have to listen to it again. :D

Um which song am I obsessing over now? I'll go with a classic :P

"The Beach Boys - I'm Waiting for the Day"


Title: Re: good song
Post by: KDS on August 06, 2017, 01:21:17 PM

And yeah, I love David Ruffin's solo work. He was great with the Temptations, but his first 3 or 4 solo albums are mostly excellent. 'David', the album from which I got those songs, was released in 2004 after being in the vault for decades. Check it out: every song is a masterpiece, and it's one of the greatest albums I've ever heard (and I don't say things like that lightly).

Song I'm obsessing over today:

Queen: I'm Going Slightly Mad - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od6hY_50Dh0


Agree on both counts. Ruffin's My Whole World Ended is fabulous, too. I just love that album.

And the latter, while a lot of later Queen doesn't really stand out for me, that particular tune returns to my head all the time. I'm not a huge fan of the production--it was of the time, and the synth sounds and atmosphere of it aren't really my thing--but the song is just so good. The melody of the refrain is great, not really something you'd expect from a rock band, it reminds me more of a musical showtune (not that this is a rarity for Freddie's songs). Plus it's just funny. Freddie was so funny.

I think the music video gave me a greater appreciation for the song, especially knowing that Freddie was not well, and the video shoot was quite taxing on him.   Through all the pain and the knowledge that he was dying, he retained his humor.

That makes The Show Must Go On (closing track from the same Innuendo album) one of the most powerful in their entire catalog. 

the captain - I agree, My Whole World Ended is great too. Both that and 'David' are my favorite two albums of his. I also enjoy 'David Ruffin' from 1973 and 'Gentleman Ruffin' from 1980 (they sure loved putting his name in album titles). Yeah, the heavy synth production stuff I've never been a big fan of (with a few exceptions of course). I go back and fourth on Queen because they are technically one of my favorite bands, but I don't care for a surprising amount of their songs. I don't like their really early stuff too much, nor their 'mid-period' sound from 1980-1984 save for a few songs; but I absolutely love their late 70's and late 80's/early 90's work the most. I think it's unfortunate how a lot of their best work went basically ignored in the US, when it was very popular in a lot of other countries (reminds me of another band that we all know and love...)

KDS - Yes, I was going to mention that Freddie wrote the song because of how he was feeling. Allegedly he was suffering from dementia caused by AIDS, and thus he was going 'slightly mad'. The video and lyrics reflect this. So it is entertaining (he probably thought it was and his bandmates too from what I could glean from some behind the scenes footage), but tragic at the same time. Which could be said for the entire album 'Innuendo', that one has entranced me since I first heard it when I was 14. It's my favorite Queen album. I love 'The Show Must Go On' too, and 'These Are the Days Of Our Lives'. Not to mention the title track...dang, I'm gonna have to listen to it again. :D

Um which song am I obsessing over now? I'll go with a classic :P

"The Beach Boys - I'm Waiting for the Day"


Innuendo is probably my favorite post 70s Queen album (the first 5 are my favorites).  The title track is one of the most overlooked songs in their catalog, partly because the album had so many strong songs. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on August 06, 2017, 01:32:41 PM
I agree on several fronts with you both (but won't bore you with point-by-point explanations!).

Regarding favorite post-70s albums, KDS, I almost can agree there. But I go back and forth between Innuendo and The Game, which (despite being the intro to synths and the dance music I know you don't like at all) had some amazing things on it. I absolutely love the title track, "Save Me," and "Need Your Loving Tonight" as much as I like the two big singles. But Innuendo, that is truly a really good album, especially considering the shape Freddie was in (as you mentioned). Whatever there is I don't like about it, it's still got more than enough to offer fans of almost any period of the group, even if it was all through the production of the day. But hard rock, silliness, epic near-prog, showtunes, ... Queen really delivered.

(All that said, I love A Kind of Magic, too. Maybe now and again that would be my pick...)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on August 06, 2017, 01:38:07 PM
I agree on several fronts with you both (but won't bore you with point-by-point explanations!).

Regarding favorite post-70s albums, KDS, I almost can agree there. But I go back and forth between Innuendo and The Game, which (despite being the intro to synths and the dance music I know you don't like at all) had some amazing things on it. I absolutely love the title track, "Save Me," and "Need Your Loving Tonight" as much as I like the two big singles. But Innuendo, that is truly a really good album, especially considering the shape Freddie was in (as you mentioned). Whatever there is I don't like about it, it's still got more than enough to offer fans of almost any period of the group, even if it was all through the production of the day. But hard rock, silliness, epic near-prog, showtunes, ... Queen really delivered.

(All that said, I love A Kind of Magic, too. Maybe now and again that would be my pick...)

I think Queen has a lot I like on all their albums.

The Game is strong.  Save Me is amazing.

Flash Gordon and Hot Space even hsve their moments.

I think The Works, Magic, and The Miracle are inconsisent, but each album has some classics.  Keep Passing the Open Windows in a nice album track, even though it reminds me a lot of Steppin Out by Joe Jackson.  Was It All Worth It from The Miracle would been a nice swan song if Innuendo didnt exist.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: the captain on August 06, 2017, 01:47:17 PM
Was It All Worth It from The Miracle would been a nice swan song if Innuendo didnt exist.

That's a really good point. Obviously "The Show Must Go On" ends up being similarly great in its place as the actual closer (assuming you don't count Made In Heaven as a proper finale, but a posthumous collection). But yeah, "Was It All Worth It" would have been great, too. I wonder if that was intentional. Unless I'm mistaken, Freddie knew he had AIDS before The Miracle. So maybe they were thinking that way? (I hope you don't think it's crass to consider that viewpoint. But Queen were business-savvy, legacy-savvy to some degree, and absolutely had an eye for drama. I wouldn't put it past them, and that's no insult.)

Almost makes a person hope "Summer's Gone" can become "Was It All Worth It"...


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JL on August 06, 2017, 01:54:39 PM
Was It All Worth It from The Miracle would been a nice swan song if Innuendo didnt exist.

That's a really good point. Obviously "The Show Must Go On" ends up being similarly great in its place as the actual closer (assuming you don't count Made In Heaven as a proper finale, but a posthumous collection). But yeah, "Was It All Worth It" would have been great, too. I wonder if that was intentional. Unless I'm mistaken, Freddie knew he had AIDS before The Miracle. So maybe they were thinking that way? (I hope you don't think it's crass to consider that viewpoint. But Queen were business-savvy, legacy-savvy to some degree, and absolutely had an eye for drama. I wouldn't put it past them, and that's no insult.)

Almost makes a person hope "Summer's Gone" can become "Was It All Worth It"...

I actually don't think that's crass at all. In fact I too think that it's correct, it seems the entire group was using his illness for not only creative inspiration but also for, as you mentioned, legacy. Not to suggest they themselves were crass, lol, because of course they were sad over the situation. But Queen was one of the smartest rock groups I've ever seen in many respects and no doubt they (Freddie included) wanted to make the most of the rather dire situation.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on August 06, 2017, 02:00:41 PM
Was It All Worth It from The Miracle would been a nice swan song if Innuendo didnt exist.

That's a really good point. Obviously "The Show Must Go On" ends up being similarly great in its place as the actual closer (assuming you don't count Made In Heaven as a proper finale, but a posthumous collection). But yeah, "Was It All Worth It" would have been great, too. I wonder if that was intentional. Unless I'm mistaken, Freddie knew he had AIDS before The Miracle. So maybe they were thinking that way? (I hope you don't think it's crass to consider that viewpoint. But Queen were business-savvy, legacy-savvy to some degree, and absolutely had an eye for drama. I wouldn't put it past them, and that's no insult.)

Almost makes a person hope "Summer's Gone" can become "Was It All Worth It"...

Yeah, Freddie knew he was sick my then, which is why they didnt tour to promote The Miracle.

You never know.  With knowing Freddie had limited time, they could have written Was It All Worth it just in case The Miracle was their last album.

And, thats pretty much how I view Made in Heaven, more of a posthumous collection than a proper album, especially since Brian, Roger, and John had to "Queenify" some Freddie and Roger solo songs to pad out the album.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 26, 2017, 04:15:22 PM
Tuned in favorite "Culture" channel, there were 3 young musician guests plus singer in some program, they discussed/ played Django Reinhardt. I dug things I heard & checking now this artist - 1st, the wiki list ("Djangology", "Daphne" etc). Don't know literally anything about guitars & techniques but this is jolly cool.


Title: Re: typical 80s song
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 06, 2017, 05:31:32 PM
Smb. posted "We Are The World" clip in YT, they made Hall & Oates imitation among others where the blonde/ redhead danced in funny "shiver" way. Went to check the real Hall & Oates if he really dances like that. Indeed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3F4c7E9IBU

2 good things - singer's voice & the "m-e-t-h-o-d..." bit which is funny & catchy. Lifehack: can't create the lyrics to chorus? Just spell the song title. :P


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 12, 2017, 01:24:21 AM
I like Paul McCartney solo best, then the rest Beatles. But, "When We Was Fab" rivals the best by Paul.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on September 12, 2017, 06:03:20 AM
I like Paul McCartney solo best, then the rest Beatles. But, "When We Was Fab" rivals the best by Paul.

Further proof that great things happen with former Beatles work with Jeff Lynne. 

IMO, Paul's best solo album of the last 30 years is Flaming Pie, which Jeff Lynne produced.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 12, 2017, 07:20:13 AM
This song aside, Jeff Lynne's collab with Beatles is dismissed by me. Dislike the style.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on September 12, 2017, 07:23:58 AM
This song aside, Jeff Lynne's collab with Beatles is dismissed by me. Dislike the style.


I love his work with George, especially Cloud Nine and that first Wilburys album.  And I think he also sent George out with a really good swan song in Brainwashed.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 12, 2017, 07:32:10 AM
I dislike these albums. But even leaving Lynne, I wouldn't be big George solo fan. "Not Guilty" good, what else? "My Sweet Lord", the other ATMP cuts, few things from Concert for Bangladesh. That may be it.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on September 12, 2017, 07:38:01 AM
I dislike these albums. But even leaving Lynne, I wouldn't be big George solo fan. "Not Guilty" good, what else? "My Sweet Lord", the other ATMP cuts, few things from Concert for Bangladesh. That may be it.

How about Living in the Material World or his self titled album? 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Jay on September 12, 2017, 12:04:18 PM
I'm a big fan of his Cloud 9 album. The posthumously released "Brainwashed" is also quite good.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on September 12, 2017, 12:38:52 PM
I'm a big fan of his Cloud 9 album. The posthumously released "Brainwashed" is also quite good.

Same here.  I wish George and Jeff did more in between.   But, I think George's solo career is more quality than quantity. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 12, 2017, 05:12:14 PM
How about Living in the Material World or his self titled album? 
S/t is the 1st George album I checked. I reckoned it might be very special he named it after himself. Wrong. At least in LITMW there's some variety but I didn't like it too. I liked the doc by Scorsese.

Since you ask these questions, does it mean George's catalog is your biggest favorite? Isn't there album(s) you didn't like?


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JL on September 12, 2017, 06:47:02 PM
How about Living in the Material World or his self titled album? 
S/t is the 1st George album I checked. I reckoned it might be very special he named it after himself. Wrong. At least in LITMW there's some variety but I didn't like it too. I liked the doc by Scorsese.

Since you ask these questions, does it mean George's catalog is your biggest favorite? Isn't there album(s) you didn't like?

I know this wasn't directed towards me, but I hadn't dug into George's solo work for a while, and looking back at it now that I'm older, I have to confess, I may actually see/agree with your points to a degree. I know a lot of people love George's solo career, and I do love ATMP, but I was just listening to LITMW again and I don't find it impressive. It's...'pretty good', but not nearly as inspired or tuneful as its predecessor. I listened to Dark Horse, and my reaction was that it was mediocre, but maybe it was George's hoarse vocals distracting me from the music and lyrics. I easily prefer Paul's early-mid 70's solo work/Wings work and at least John's Plastic Ono Band, Imagine, Wall and Bridges and even Double Fantasy to either LITMW or Dark Horse. I like Concert for Bangladesh, and I liked a couple of songs from Cloud 9 but never listened to the whole thing, so that's next on my list to check out. This may be in large part, because, and it pains me to say this because George is one of my idols, his solo work just isn't as appealing to me as John and Paul's and listening to it again so far (outside of ATMP) hasn't been a particularly fun time for me. I 'try' to like it, and I do enjoy a handful of his songs here and there, but a lot of it I find to be dreary and monotonous. But he did have a lot of music, so chances are I'll find some gems that I'd either forgotten about or didn't know about in the first place.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on September 12, 2017, 08:39:01 PM
How about Living in the Material World or his self titled album? 
S/t is the 1st George album I checked. I reckoned it might be very special he named it after himself. Wrong. At least in LITMW there's some variety but I didn't like it too. I liked the doc by Scorsese.

Since you ask these questions, does it mean George's catalog is your biggest favorite? Isn't there album(s) you didn't like?

George probably has my favorite post Beatles career.  I guess if theres one Im not crazy about its Gone Troppo.

John is a close second.

I really like Wings, but I find a lot of McCartney's solo material to be very inconsistent


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 16, 2017, 05:54:54 PM
I know this wasn't directed towards me
It's fine. You summed up many views about George. We agree. What can you say about Ringo? Liked hits or beyond it? Listened to the newest to date?

John is a close second.
Which is favorite song by John barring Beatles? In some magazine issue John's friends & fam each picked their favorites. Sean listed "God". I agree with this choice, imo it's the coolest musically/ vocally in John's catalog.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on September 16, 2017, 11:05:09 PM
I know this wasn't directed towards me
It's fine. You summed up many views about George. We agree. What can you say about Ringo? Liked hits or beyond it? Listened to the newest to date?

John is a close second.
Which is favorite song by John barring Beatles? In some magazine issue John's friends & fam each picked their favorites. Sean listed "God". I agree with this choice, imo it's the coolest musically/ vocally in John's catalog.

Im not sure if I have one favorite.  God is up there.  Mind Games, Happy Xmas, Instant Karma, How Do You Sleep, Nobody Told Me, Imagine, etc


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 17, 2017, 05:17:43 AM
You listed popular. What's the favorite obscure album track?


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on September 17, 2017, 06:19:01 AM
You listed popular. What's the favorite obscure album track?

Probably I Found Out or Well Well Well


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Ovi on September 17, 2017, 02:31:42 PM
I think John kinda lost his relevance after Sometime in New York City. Paul was more consistent in the 70s for me, but John's highs were higher, with most of Plastic Ono Band and the early singles Instant Karma, Cold Turkey, Happy Xmas etc. I don't think Paul could ever write something as powerful as God.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JL on September 17, 2017, 06:12:10 PM
You listed popular. What's the favorite obscure album track?

Probably I Found Out or Well Well Well

Yeah, those two are awesome songs. I also enjoy "Look At Me", just a perfect example of what a great singer/songwriter can do with just a guitar and minimal production.



I think John kinda lost his relevance after Sometime in New York City. Paul was more consistent in the 70s for me, but John's highs were higher, with most of Plastic Ono Band and the early singles Instant Karma, Cold Turkey, Happy Xmas etc. I don't think Paul could ever write something as powerful as God.

I pretty much agree. I think it's almost as if he was running out of inspiration. He still had SOME, obviously, but not enough to expand beyond a couple of albums. I think Imagine was already a pretty noticeable step down from Plastic Ono Band, for instance, even though that's a good one too. After that he definitely had some great songs, but just wasn't as brilliant as he was in his Beatles days and very early solo career.

That being said, #9 Dream is probably my all-time favorite solo Lennon tune. Given how it was during a time when, as I mentioned, he was struggling a bit artistically, when I hear it I'm still like "Wow, where did that come from?" (From a weird dream he had, I know, but I mean compared to the other stuff he was recording at the time). It's just so beautiful, the perfect 'dream' song...that chorus is out of this world and sounds like a George Harrison type thing, including the opening slide guitar solo. The only part I kinda don't like is the 'pousse pousse' or whatever word. I know they changed it so it wouldn't sound like the other word, but it still stands out and adds a sort of sexual context to an otherwise innocent sounding song. Oh well, no biggie. Still love it. If you can, listen to the fade out with the volume up, you can briefly hear I 'think' John doing some backup vocals that are drowned out during most of the rest of the song. It just shows how much is really going on.

So '#9 Dream' is the song I'm obsessing over right now.  ;D




Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on September 18, 2017, 02:22:06 AM
#9 Dream is probably my all-time favorite solo Lennon tune. Given how it was during a time when, as I mentioned, he was struggling a bit artistically, when I hear it I'm still like "Wow, where did that come from?" (From a weird dream he had, I know, but I mean compared to the other stuff he was recording at the time). It's just so beautiful, the perfect 'dream' song...that chorus is out of this world and sounds like a George Harrison type thing, including the opening slide guitar solo. The only part I kinda don't like is the 'pousse pousse' or whatever word. I know they changed it so it wouldn't sound like the other word, but it still stands out and adds a sort of sexual context to an otherwise innocent sounding song. Oh well, no biggie. Still love it. If you can, listen to the fade out with the volume up, you can briefly hear I 'think' John doing some backup vocals that are drowned out during most of the rest of the song. It just shows how much is really going on.

So '#9 Dream' is the song I'm obsessing over right now.  ;D

"#9 Dream" is one of my favourite John solo efforts ("Woman" is another). It's certainly a song that's difficult to get out of one's brain. I have no trouble with the mock-French chorus and have never thought of it that way. It's just something utterly magical----a language from another planet.

From the sublime to the ridiculous. Right now I'm obsessing about this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCY0aeUx-Ns  


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Ovi on September 18, 2017, 04:12:38 AM

That being said, #9 Dream is probably my all-time favorite solo Lennon tune. Given how it was during a time when, as I mentioned, he was struggling a bit artistically, when I hear it I'm still like "Wow, where did that come from?" (From a weird dream he had, I know, but I mean compared to the other stuff he was recording at the time). It's just so beautiful, the perfect 'dream' song...that chorus is out of this world and sounds like a George Harrison type thing, including the opening slide guitar solo. The only part I kinda don't like is the 'pousse pousse' or whatever word. I know they changed it so it wouldn't sound like the other word, but it still stands out and adds a sort of sexual context to an otherwise innocent sounding song. Oh well, no biggie. Still love it. If you can, listen to the fade out with the volume up, you can briefly hear I 'think' John doing some backup vocals that are drowned out during most of the rest of the song. It just shows how much is really going on.

So '#9 Dream' is the song I'm obsessing over right now.  ;D


I've always thought this song was inspired by The Zombies' Hung Up on a Dream.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JL on September 18, 2017, 09:16:54 AM
Quote from: RangeRoverA1
It's fine. You summed up many views about George. We agree. What can you say about Ringo? Liked hits or beyond it? Listened to the newest to dat

I've liked his hits for the most part. I listened to "Ringo" from 1973 all the way through and found it mostly enjoyable, of course not on the level of the very best John, Paul and George stuff. "Ringo's Rotogravure" I've listened to as well and liked it less than Ringo, but it's still pretty fun. I remember being disappointed by the other Beatles contributions on that album, but I guess it's to be expected that they would just give Ringo whatever toss-offs they wrote and save their best material for themselves. Other than those two albums I've heard other songs here and there. I watched a concert of his a few years ago with his 'All-Starr' Band, and liked some of it but a few of the originals (don't remember their names) were pretty, sad to say...bad. I haven't heard the newest stuff, but this conversation has made me interested in giving it (and some of his older stuff) a shot.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on September 18, 2017, 09:34:01 AM
I think John kinda lost his relevance after Sometime in New York City. Paul was more consistent in the 70s for me, but John's highs were higher, with most of Plastic Ono Band and the early singles Instant Karma, Cold Turkey, Happy Xmas etc. I don't think Paul could ever write something as powerful as God.

It's a shame what happened, as John's songs on Double Fantasy were great.  It's sad to imagine (no pun intended) what he could've accomplished in the 1980s and beyond since he seemed to get that creative fire back. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JL on September 18, 2017, 09:49:15 AM
I think John kinda lost his relevance after Sometime in New York City. Paul was more consistent in the 70s for me, but John's highs were higher, with most of Plastic Ono Band and the early singles Instant Karma, Cold Turkey, Happy Xmas etc. I don't think Paul could ever write something as powerful as God.

It's a shame what happened, as John's songs on Double Fantasy were great.  It's sad to imagine (no pun intended) what he could've accomplished in the 1980s and beyond since he seemed to get that creative fire back. 

Yes! I liked his Double Fantasy songs a lot too. It seems like he lived long enough to become at peace with himself and life in general, get back into music, then he got shot down...really sad. Oh well. Guess it just makes us appreciate what he did give us that much more.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on September 18, 2017, 10:00:29 AM
I think John kinda lost his relevance after Sometime in New York City. Paul was more consistent in the 70s for me, but John's highs were higher, with most of Plastic Ono Band and the early singles Instant Karma, Cold Turkey, Happy Xmas etc. I don't think Paul could ever write something as powerful as God.

It's a shame what happened, as John's songs on Double Fantasy were great.  It's sad to imagine (no pun intended) what he could've accomplished in the 1980s and beyond since he seemed to get that creative fire back. 

Yes! I liked his Double Fantasy songs a lot too. It seems like he lived long enough to become at peace with himself and life in general, get back into music, then he got shot down...really sad. Oh well. Guess it just makes us appreciate what he did give us that much more.

I always thought that, had John lived, The Beatles might have reunited for Live Aid in 1985. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Ovi on September 18, 2017, 01:21:08 PM
I like the songwriting on Double Fantasy, but can't stand the production. Way too AC and polished. I think John would've went for that artificial 80s sound even more had he lived, just like Paul eventually did.

I was listening to Yoko's Plastic Ono Band a few weeks ago too. Pretty interesting, way more adventurous musically than any of John's stuff (though with the same musicians).


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on September 18, 2017, 01:42:44 PM
I like the songwriting on Double Fantasy, but can't stand the production. Way too AC and polished. I think John would've went for that artificial 80s sound even more had he lived, just like Paul eventually did.

I was listening to Yoko's Plastic Ono Band a few weeks ago too. Pretty interesting, way more adventurous musically than any of John's stuff (though with the same musicians).

I think John's Double Fantasy songs are clean productions, but I don't think they're overly polished.  Same with the material that was released on Milk and Honey


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 20, 2017, 05:43:45 PM
"Hello Skinny" by The Residents: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uJxfQJChQ4
I decided now it's the best track in Duck Stab (used to be "Blue Rosebuds" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SnlNAzmifM) which is still in Top 3).


Title: Re: The Carpenters you are obsessing over
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 30, 2017, 11:09:57 AM
Posted before, post it again :police: seen it 1000 times, it's super-cool! :3d: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie1WWWOxhMs


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 13, 2017, 05:28:23 AM
New goodie brought by Larry in his ace blog :3d Webster's New Word "Henry Thachet" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbRE8mkpoPg)

As he says, groovy tune with cool drums & "still-jangling" guitars & I like the vocs. :3d


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 14, 2017, 10:48:55 PM
Charming "If I Didn't Care" by The Ink Spots https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH_zodj-5Vo


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 26, 2017, 07:25:41 PM
Kaleidoscope (U.S. band) "Minnie The Moocher".


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: wild neon sins on December 01, 2017, 06:43:18 PM
Judee Sill - Jesus Was A Crossmaker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8tDmPmC_Bk
"One time I trusted a stranger because I heard his sweet song..."

alt version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zfh_PkFRVs
"He's a bandit and a heartbreaker, oh but Jesus was a crossmaker..."

& The Donor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeITxqrAOws



Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 02, 2017, 10:58:50 PM
Tell you what, wild neon sins - I took time to listen to 1st Judee album start to finish, didn't expect to like it &...didn't like it indeed. What the hell is with her voice? She sounds...off. Unstable. Even crazy. For lack of better words.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Jay on December 03, 2017, 01:08:45 AM
I heard this song a couple months ago on tv when I was in the hospital. It stuck in my head and wouldn't leave me alone, so I had to track it down on YouTube. It's been a LONG time since a song impressed me this much. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyiEJaf-IzE&index=1&list=FLV1RDQ0_F5rhRw-6iYbh-8Q


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 03, 2017, 05:14:26 AM
Miss Marple "Murder Is Announced" (2005) just began now, the lady in the room pretties herself up, she plays vinyl & sings along to terribly charming tune I didn't hear before. I found it by lyric bits, it's "Guilty" by Al Bowlley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAxCPQJ2z34

Beautiful crooning like Perry Como but it differs ofc.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on December 03, 2017, 09:21:51 AM
I heard this song a couple months ago on tv when I was in the hospital. It stuck in my head and wouldn't leave me alone, so I had to track it down on YouTube. It's been a LONG time since a song impressed me this much. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyiEJaf-IzE&index=1&list=FLV1RDQ0_F5rhRw-6iYbh-8Q

Excellent song


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on December 03, 2017, 12:46:36 PM
continuing my journey into Radiohead, I've been listening to this lately:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b5/Radiohead.kida.albumart.jpg) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7hvGPLexL0)

click on that, and it'll take you to a song I like.

Hi, M. Unfortunately it doesn't, but never mind.

Today I heard something amazing called "Everything In Its Right Place". I wasn't planning to investigate Radiohead at all, life being short and all that. Damn. Now it looks like I'm going to have to. Damn damn damn. ;D

https://vimeo.com/157296965


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: All Summer Long on December 19, 2017, 06:49:10 PM
Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road
Bruce Springsteen - You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
Elvis Presley - I Gotta Know
Elvis Presley - Frankfort Special (Scotty Moore's guitar solo)
Bee Gees - Road to Alaska


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rab2591 on December 19, 2017, 07:58:27 PM
Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road

So thereís a live version from ĎBruce Springsteen And The E Street Band Live 75-85í album that blows my mind. In fact, I didnít really understand the song until I heard this live version. One of the most powerful live tracks Iíve ever heard...and itís just him, a piano, and some celestas playing.

Edit: his Nebraska album is something I obsess over a lot from time to time too


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on December 20, 2017, 02:30:23 AM
Edit: his Nebraska album is something I obsess over a lot from time to time too

I could imagine Nebraska would be a great album to play on a long drive across open country in the US.

I've never taken to Bruce S but that album is a beauty.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rab2591 on December 20, 2017, 04:31:54 AM
Edit: his Nebraska album is something I obsess over a lot from time to time too

I could imagine Nebraska would be a great album to play on a long drive across open country in the US.

I've never taken to Bruce S but that album is a beauty.

Yeah! Some of ĎOpen All Nightí seems to draw straight from the car lyrics of The Beach Boys.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 21, 2017, 06:18:24 AM
Don't know if it's popular opinion or not - I really can't stand Bruce Springsteen. The voice "Top 10 worst singers" contender. Which doesn't make me appreciate his music thru & thru.
Then, what special did he do to gain the "Boss" title? ::)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on December 21, 2017, 09:52:02 AM
Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road

So thereís a live version from ĎBruce Springsteen And The E Street Band Live 75-85í album that blows my mind. In fact, I didnít really understand the song until I heard this live version. One of the most powerful live tracks Iíve ever heard...and itís just him, a piano, and some celestas playing.

Edit: his Nebraska album is something I obsess over a lot from time to time too

I've never really been a big fan of the live arrangement of Thunder Road.  I love the way the E Street Band sounds on the studio track with the constant build. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rab2591 on December 21, 2017, 09:52:33 AM
Don't know if it's popular opinion or not - I really can't stand Bruce Springsteen. The voice "Top 10 worst singers" contender. Which doesn't make me appreciate his music thru & thru.
Then, what special did he do to gain the "Boss" title? ::)

According to Wikipedia: Springsteen acquired the nickname "The Boss" during this period; when he played club gigs with a band he took on the task of collecting the band's nightly pay and distributing it amongst his bandmates

My explanation as to why heís one of the best American musicians: I used to live in Michigan, a state that has turned very poor over the last couple decades. But it used to be a mecca of industrialized America: car plants, factories, etc. It was the poster child for blue collar America - tough American working men (and women) heading to the bar after a day in the factory, putting music on the jukebox, watching Monday night football on a crappy 24Ē television with strangers-turned-friends, cigarette smoke, neon lights flashing. His music captured this time and place in America.

He wrote his songs about the dark sides of America, the bright sides, falling in love in a bar, raising kids, being nostalgic about the days when you were true to your school. Nearly everyone in lower-middle class industrialized America could relate to the lyrics and hard edged vibe of his songs. His voice isnít the best, but it has character, a roughness that a lot of people can relate to.

In short: Bruce Springsteen did for America in the 80s what The Beach Boys did to California in the 60s.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on December 21, 2017, 09:54:09 AM
Don't know if it's popular opinion or not - I really can't stand Bruce Springsteen. The voice "Top 10 worst singers" contender. Which doesn't make me appreciate his music thru & thru.
Then, what special did he do to gain the "Boss" title? ::)

Bruce can be a pretty polarizing artist.  I love a lot of what he did from 1973-84, but I think his output has been pretty patchy since.  


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rab2591 on December 21, 2017, 09:55:00 AM
Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road

So thereís a live version from ĎBruce Springsteen And The E Street Band Live 75-85í album that blows my mind. In fact, I didnít really understand the song until I heard this live version. One of the most powerful live tracks Iíve ever heard...and itís just him, a piano, and some celestas playing.

Edit: his Nebraska album is something I obsess over a lot from time to time too

I've never really been a big fan of the live arrangement of Thunder Road.  I love the way the E Street Band sounds on the studio track with the constant build. 

The studio version is too fast for my taste, and I feel like the lyrics are better suited with a minimal arrangement, but thatís just my taste.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rab2591 on December 21, 2017, 09:57:10 AM
Don't know if it's popular opinion or not - I really can't stand Bruce Springsteen. The voice "Top 10 worst singers" contender. Which doesn't make me appreciate his music thru & thru.
Then, what special did he do to gain the "Boss" title? ::)

Bruce can be a pretty polarizing artist.  I love a lot of what he did from 1973-84, but I think his output has been pretty patchy since.  

Agreed. What did you think of his ĎMagicí album? I personally think itís one of his best collection of songs. His other modern albums just donít do it for me though.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on December 21, 2017, 09:58:18 AM
Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road

So thereís a live version from ĎBruce Springsteen And The E Street Band Live 75-85í album that blows my mind. In fact, I didnít really understand the song until I heard this live version. One of the most powerful live tracks Iíve ever heard...and itís just him, a piano, and some celestas playing.

Edit: his Nebraska album is something I obsess over a lot from time to time too

I've never really been a big fan of the live arrangement of Thunder Road.  I love the way the E Street Band sounds on the studio track with the constant build. 

The studio version is too fast for my taste, and I feel like the lyrics are better suited with a minimal arrangement, but thatís just my taste.

Fair enough.  I think the studio version is pure perfection.   But, it seems you're a bigger fan of the Nebraska album than me.   I have to be in a certain mood for that one, but I can always listen to Born to Run or Darkness on the Edge of Town.  


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on December 21, 2017, 10:00:11 AM
Don't know if it's popular opinion or not - I really can't stand Bruce Springsteen. The voice "Top 10 worst singers" contender. Which doesn't make me appreciate his music thru & thru.
Then, what special did he do to gain the "Boss" title? ::)

Bruce can be a pretty polarizing artist.  I love a lot of what he did from 1973-84, but I think his output has been pretty patchy since.  

Agreed. What did you think of his ĎMagicí album? I personally think itís one of his best collection of songs. His other modern albums just donít do it for me though.

I've only heard bits of pieces.   Not too bad.  The most recent album of his that I own is The Rising, which was supposed to be a return to form album with the E Street Band.  There are some nice moments on that album, and I like the theme, but it doesn't have that magic feel of his earlier stuff IMO. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rab2591 on December 21, 2017, 10:05:38 AM
Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road

So thereís a live version from ĎBruce Springsteen And The E Street Band Live 75-85í album that blows my mind. In fact, I didnít really understand the song until I heard this live version. One of the most powerful live tracks Iíve ever heard...and itís just him, a piano, and some celestas playing.

Edit: his Nebraska album is something I obsess over a lot from time to time too

I've never really been a big fan of the live arrangement of Thunder Road.  I love the way the E Street Band sounds on the studio track with the constant build. 

The studio version is too fast for my taste, and I feel like the lyrics are better suited with a minimal arrangement, but thatís just my taste.

Fair enough.  I think the studio version is pure perfection.   But, it seems you're a bigger fan of the Nebraska album than me.   I have to be in a certain mood for that one, but I can always listen to Born to Run or Darkness on the Edge of Town.  

Iíll have to give the studio version another chance.

And from Magic, check out Girls In Their Summer Clothes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AukvoNJRNQ&app=desktop). One of my favorites from him.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: B.E. on December 21, 2017, 10:14:44 AM
I haven't listened to Bruce Springsteen much the last 5 years, but I remember "Livin' In The Future" being a favorite off Magic.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: guitarfool2002 on December 21, 2017, 10:17:59 AM
Don't know if it's popular opinion or not - I really can't stand Bruce Springsteen. The voice "Top 10 worst singers" contender. Which doesn't make me appreciate his music thru & thru.
Then, what special did he do to gain the "Boss" title? ::)

Bruce can be a pretty polarizing artist.  I love a lot of what he did from 1973-84, but I think his output has been pretty patchy since.  

After Bruce dismissed the E Street Band, for the dual album release whatever year in the 90's that was, his recorded output and new music in general dropped considerably in my opinion. He made a comeback of sorts to the live stage with the E Street Band, but look where it is now.

I don't know if - musically - he ever came close to where he was at, say, the point in time just before Tunnel Of Love. Maybe there are still some sparks of greatness at his concerts.



Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on December 21, 2017, 10:24:59 AM
Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road

So thereís a live version from ĎBruce Springsteen And The E Street Band Live 75-85í album that blows my mind. In fact, I didnít really understand the song until I heard this live version. One of the most powerful live tracks Iíve ever heard...and itís just him, a piano, and some celestas playing.

Edit: his Nebraska album is something I obsess over a lot from time to time too

I've never really been a big fan of the live arrangement of Thunder Road.  I love the way the E Street Band sounds on the studio track with the constant build. 

The studio version is too fast for my taste, and I feel like the lyrics are better suited with a minimal arrangement, but thatís just my taste.

Fair enough.  I think the studio version is pure perfection.   But, it seems you're a bigger fan of the Nebraska album than me.   I have to be in a certain mood for that one, but I can always listen to Born to Run or Darkness on the Edge of Town.  

Iíll have to give the studio version another chance.

And from Magic, check out Girls In Their Summer Clothes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AukvoNJRNQ&app=desktop). One of my favorites from him.

I'd never heard that one before, but on first listen, it didn't do a lot for me to be honest. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on December 21, 2017, 10:27:03 AM
Don't know if it's popular opinion or not - I really can't stand Bruce Springsteen. The voice "Top 10 worst singers" contender. Which doesn't make me appreciate his music thru & thru.
Then, what special did he do to gain the "Boss" title? ::)

Bruce can be a pretty polarizing artist.  I love a lot of what he did from 1973-84, but I think his output has been pretty patchy since.  

After Bruce dismissed the E Street Band, for the dual album release whatever year in the 90's that was, his recorded output and new music in general dropped considerably in my opinion. He made a comeback of sorts to the live stage with the E Street Band, but look where it is now.

I don't know if - musically - he ever came close to where he was at, say, the point in time just before Tunnel Of Love. Maybe there are still some sparks of greatness at his concerts.



Apparently, his recent The River Tour was amazing.  I've never seen Bruce in concert, but since he was highlighting material from his classic era that's probably the tour I should've seen. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: guitarfool2002 on December 21, 2017, 10:35:39 AM
Don't know if it's popular opinion or not - I really can't stand Bruce Springsteen. The voice "Top 10 worst singers" contender. Which doesn't make me appreciate his music thru & thru.
Then, what special did he do to gain the "Boss" title? ::)

Bruce can be a pretty polarizing artist.  I love a lot of what he did from 1973-84, but I think his output has been pretty patchy since.  

After Bruce dismissed the E Street Band, for the dual album release whatever year in the 90's that was, his recorded output and new music in general dropped considerably in my opinion. He made a comeback of sorts to the live stage with the E Street Band, but look where it is now.

I don't know if - musically - he ever came close to where he was at, say, the point in time just before Tunnel Of Love. Maybe there are still some sparks of greatness at his concerts.



Apparently, his recent The River Tour was amazing.  I've never seen Bruce in concert, but since he was highlighting material from his classic era that's probably the tour I should've seen. 

I did want to see him when he first announced he would be playing shows again with the E Street Band, I think that was in the late 90's but can't remember.

But I couldn't afford the tickets.

Which brings me to another issue - Just a few weeks ago there were people talking about the newest round of shows announced, and people were saying the ticket prices were off the charts for the majority of fans. I guess the issue is here is an artist who basically made a career out of projecting the blue-collar, working man ethos and image, and he's charging thousands for his concerts. The people who related to him and his music in the 70's and 80's, and I knew personally a lot who did just that, simply don't have the money to see him perform.

What also turned me off was when there was a news report of him circling one of the venues he was set to play with various law enforcement officials trying to "bust" scalpers selling tickets outside the arena. I mean...that's just silly all things considered. So it's ok for the ticket brokers to charge absurd sums of money, but Bruce made it a point to bust people who may be selling extra tickets in a parking lot? If anything, perhaps some of those "scalpers" were the same type of hard-luck people he was championing in his lyrics. In that situation, I thought that did actually affect my enjoyment of the music.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on December 21, 2017, 10:50:59 AM
Don't know if it's popular opinion or not - I really can't stand Bruce Springsteen. The voice "Top 10 worst singers" contender. Which doesn't make me appreciate his music thru & thru.
Then, what special did he do to gain the "Boss" title? ::)

Bruce can be a pretty polarizing artist.  I love a lot of what he did from 1973-84, but I think his output has been pretty patchy since.  

After Bruce dismissed the E Street Band, for the dual album release whatever year in the 90's that was, his recorded output and new music in general dropped considerably in my opinion. He made a comeback of sorts to the live stage with the E Street Band, but look where it is now.

I don't know if - musically - he ever came close to where he was at, say, the point in time just before Tunnel Of Love. Maybe there are still some sparks of greatness at his concerts.



Apparently, his recent The River Tour was amazing.  I've never seen Bruce in concert, but since he was highlighting material from his classic era that's probably the tour I should've seen. 

I did want to see him when he first announced he would be playing shows again with the E Street Band, I think that was in the late 90's but can't remember.

But I couldn't afford the tickets.

Which brings me to another issue - Just a few weeks ago there were people talking about the newest round of shows announced, and people were saying the ticket prices were off the charts for the majority of fans. I guess the issue is here is an artist who basically made a career out of projecting the blue-collar, working man ethos and image, and he's charging thousands for his concerts. The people who related to him and his music in the 70's and 80's, and I knew personally a lot who did just that, simply don't have the money to see him perform.

What also turned me off was when there was a news report of him circling one of the venues he was set to play with various law enforcement officials trying to "bust" scalpers selling tickets outside the arena. I mean...that's just silly all things considered. So it's ok for the ticket brokers to charge absurd sums of money, but Bruce made it a point to bust people who may be selling extra tickets in a parking lot? If anything, perhaps some of those "scalpers" were the same type of hard-luck people he was championing in his lyrics. In that situation, I thought that did actually affect my enjoyment of the music.

Bruce stopped being the voice of the "working man" ages ago if you ask me. 

Although, maybe cynically, I've always though that rich musicians writing songs about the struggles of working class or lower class people rang a little hollow.   But, then again, the other half of my brain tells me that it's just art, which doesn't necessarily reflect the thoughts of the artist. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on January 04, 2018, 01:35:30 AM
here, have some tears. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-bJPmasXKs)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 26, 2018, 05:24:12 AM
Paul McCartney "Jet" (best Beatles solo song! :3d)
hal's psychedelic track "All Hail Imhotep" sent via sendspace
Sylvie Vartan "San Francisco" (the best french singer! :3d)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: All Summer Long on January 26, 2018, 06:29:57 AM
California Saga: California
Bruce Springsteen: You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch) (Both original and rockabilly versions)
Elvis Presley: I Beg of You (alternate version)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 26, 2018, 06:41:07 AM
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Bruce Springsteen: You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
Reeks of lyric plagiarism. "Poison Ivy", anybody?


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: petsoundsnola on January 26, 2018, 07:36:05 AM
I've been a fan of Marshall Crenshaw for years, but lately I have been playing "One More Reason" from the album Field Day quite a bit.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: pixletwin on January 26, 2018, 10:09:35 AM
I have been obsessively listening to the new album "Ruins" by First Aid Kit. Their song "Fireworks" is my "Be My Baby" at the moment. But the whole album is so darn good.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: mtaber on January 27, 2018, 05:01:48 AM
Talent Is An Asset by Sparks
This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both of Us by Sparks
Norton by Mike McGear
My World Fell Down (long version) by Sagittarius


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 27, 2018, 07:13:48 AM
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Norton by Mike McGear
Except "Lily The Pink" & "Rainbow Lady", didn't hear anything by Mike. Checking his catalog, really cool to see Paul helped his brother with last album. It's nice to let Mike sing it, Paul didn't butt in with leads.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: undercover-m on February 04, 2018, 07:19:32 PM
lately, it's this whole album:
(http://www.feelnumb.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/artedoalbum.jpg)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: mtaber on February 05, 2018, 04:53:28 PM
The Back Seat of My Car and Monkberry Moon Delight sometimes get stuck in my mind!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 18, 2018, 01:22:56 AM
Ram's much better than Band On The Run. Except Band's got "Jet". :3d


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Gabo on February 19, 2018, 10:49:14 AM
Beer For My Horses -- Toby Keith


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on February 19, 2018, 11:38:18 AM
Beer For My Horses -- Toby Keith

I used to dislike this song a lot, but I came around on it, hearing it a lot on Buffett's Pandora channel this past summer, which was particularly stressful


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 24, 2018, 05:03:05 AM
Listening 5th time to the cool The Residents, song "Sinister Exaggerator". It's what the title says - sinister, could easily fit the horror movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IsW4_NecjY


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 23, 2018, 05:35:40 PM
Mike Leroy/ FatherOfTheMan's "I'll Bet He's Nice" - best rendition with cool arrangement & jolly good singing.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 29, 2018, 04:31:19 AM
It's Mike Leroy listening time again. "Heroes & Villains" done 8-bit style. :3d


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 29, 2018, 06:00:38 PM
Larry in his blog posted curious songs by "here we have a woman, well into her 60s, presaging an uncompromising take on what would soon be labeled Ďsinger/songwriterí music" - Malvina Reynolds. Her song "Little Boxes" is the theme song to the show "Weeds" & used in commercials. Pete Seeger popularized it as well.

Anyway, 2 selections by Larry can be found in her 1967 LP "Malvina Reynolds Sings The Truth". Larry describes the entire album as "a quiet, low-key (yet razor sharp) masterpiece of poetic social commentary", adding next that "The first few times I listened to the album I found my brain trying to wrap itself around the music, and continually slipping off, until Ė that is Ė I figured it out" (I just like the way Larry speaks :)).

Songs in question:

"The New Restaurant" (live, didn't find the album track): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu3sD35TyUg
"I Don't Mind Failing": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ60n_-BK6Q

Here's 1977 documentary about Malvina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvOscTN_354


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 30, 2018, 07:18:55 AM
Hm, figured NOLA would check the previous post, it's up her alley, she likes songs with "social commentary". Hello, Liz! Funny that people don't check things I write, yet check the others. It would be interesting to see smb. else name-check the same songs & if people quickly would pay attention to it. The answer is "Yes", of course.

Case in point - in "What you listen" thread, I name-checked Canadian band Hot Hot Heat & undercover-m seemed interested & said she'll check it. But...she didn't, instead paid attention to other posters' recommendations. But, do you really think if people she clings to the most & who she follows to read namechecked that band, she'd quickly forget it?


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on March 30, 2018, 12:30:25 PM
I like "Beer for My Horses" as well.

Malvina Reynolds is a blast from the past. Will do my best to listen to her music tonight. Right now I'm fighting a bad sinus headache and nasal congestion that's causing some vertigo and queasiness. Otherwise everything's great! 😁

Edit: Today is Good Friday in the western Christian Church. Traditionally I listen to Jesus Christ Superstar on this day so will listen this evening. Good ole Malvina will have to wait til tomorrow


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 30, 2018, 04:50:12 PM
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Today is Good Friday in the western Christian Church. Traditionally I listen to Jesus Christ Superstar on this day so will listen this evening. Good ole Malvina will have to wait til tomorrow
As Mikie would say in emails "'sup to you". When you get back, where did you hear Malvina? She's not New Orleanian, she's born in California. Did you listen to album mentioned by Larry "Malvina Reynolds Sings The Truth"? Or the debut album? Check the documentary link, if you didn't. If you did, tell what it gave you away. Curious.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on March 31, 2018, 11:02:44 AM
Back in the 1980s I took out a subscription to the magazine Sing Out!, a publication co-founded by Pete Seeger. It is heavily into folk and ethnic music, plus lots of songs about unions and labor, civil rights, and children's songs. It's how I really got to know the music of Woody Guthrie, plus other singer/songwriters such as Malvina Reynolds (Who had passed away by the time I took out the subscription). There were lyrics to many songs included, plus some written out music lines as well.
It helped a lot with getting song material for the folk group I was in. In the late 90s I had to stop subscribing due to temporary financial problems.

 "Little Boxes" is a nice earworm - Got Bluebirds over the Mountain out of my head finally lol. Also, that song is a precursor in a way to Pleasant Valley Sunday, made famous by the Monkees.
Thanks for posting Reynolds' bio video.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 08, 2018, 07:46:36 PM
Upbeat "Hello There Joe" featured in film with lovely Anna Karina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2tt-ES0fiw


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 15, 2018, 06:18:10 PM
Larry posted in his amazing blog great upbeat song, with harmonies a la Mamas & Papas, Spanky & Our Gang etc. But it's better song than anything by those vocal groups, esp. the former. Welcome "The World Of Thursday Morning" by The Care Package. Can't check if it's in youtube, Internet's slow as usual. But if it's there, enjoy!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 18, 2018, 02:52:27 PM
2 English songs by French ye-ye singer Sylvie Vartan sung without accent:

ďI Heard Somebody SayĒ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qogDXb236ek
ďSince You Donít CareĒ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBQg1gqbQGI

Reading info about ye-ye in France, it looks like Sylvie beat them all by success & popularity. She even got to meet Beatles in L'Olympia in 1964 (type "beatles sylvie vartan" in Google Images to see). Checking French girl singers, she's definitely got the best voice. The 1st song is nice 60s pop tune, pure confection. 2nd is what youtube user compared voice/ songwise to Patsy Cline - they're right.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Buckethead on April 18, 2018, 05:09:08 PM
RangeRoverA1 - Thank you for reminding me of Sylvie! I have no clear idea why, but as I listened to the songs, I imagined
that they (and her singing) are somehow reflective of your personality. Something about the self-assured whimsy and firm ending to phrases...


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 18, 2018, 05:52:38 PM
You like Sylvie? When did you hear her? Which song is favorite, French & English? I discovered Sylvie just last year & really liked. Btw, you gave Sylvie's voice apt description - self-assured indeed. & military.

Paging Buckethead! :3d


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: rickymyfataar on April 18, 2018, 11:07:26 PM
Leif Garetts Version of The Wanderer. I think Dion's version was great but I prefer the more upbeat version Leif did.

Also I've heard Hungry Heart at least 1000 times this year.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on April 19, 2018, 02:56:38 AM
Leif Garetts Version of The Wanderer. I think Dion's version was great but I prefer the more upbeat version Leif did.

Also I've heard Hungry Heart at least 1000 times this year.

Wow, rmf, to each their own, I guess. I bought Dion's version when it was released----it's the only one for me (maybe bar Dennis's live version).

Right now, I can't get this song out of my mind:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7O7ihJCq0w

I'm not that much of a fan of The Boss, but "HH" sounds nice... Great doo-woppy backing harmonies!


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 19, 2018, 03:01:36 AM
Such lame nickname, "the Boss". ::) Springsteen's voice is big pain in the neck. Besides, his music is dreadfully boring, including HH. Couldn't care less about Dion either.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on April 19, 2018, 04:14:31 AM
Such lame nickname, "the Boss". ::) Springsteen's voice is big pain in the neck. Besides, his music is dreadfully boring, including HH. Couldn't care less about Dion either.

Aww, RR. Got out of the wrong side of our bed this morning, did we? ;D


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 19, 2018, 04:22:58 AM
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Got out of the wrong side of our bed this morning, did we?
Maybe YOU did if you find problem with the other poster's music view? Last I checked, this is free board where everybody can state what they like & dislike.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on April 19, 2018, 04:56:48 AM
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Got out of the wrong side of our bed this morning, did we?

Maybe YOU did if you find problem with the other poster's music view? Last I checked, this is free board where everybody can state what they like & dislike.

To be quite honest, RR, I think I did. :lol


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 19, 2018, 04:59:27 AM
It shows.

Edit: ah we got to new page. grabbing this questionnaire for Buckethead:

You like Sylvie? When did you hear her? Which song is favorite, French & English? I discovered Sylvie just last year & really liked. Btw, you gave Sylvie's voice apt description - self-assured indeed. & military.

Paging Buckethead! :3d


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Buckethead on April 19, 2018, 07:59:34 AM
RangeRoverA1 - I first heard Sylvie in a cafe in Calais, France in 1977.  She was singing, in English, Jim Croce's Leroy Brown on a record. I loved her sound and asked the owner about her. He couldn't believe I had never heard of her. He acquainted me with Ye-Ye and played a half dozen more of her songs. I could never place her accent until I learned that she was originally from Bulgaria - I can hear a slight SE European firmness to the end of her words that is not typically French. There is no particular song of hers that I especially like, just her voice, intonation, style.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Summer_Days on April 19, 2018, 01:39:02 PM
Im currently obsessing over this previously unreleased song from Paul Simon's One Trick Pony album. He took most of the ideas he was working on on this track and put them into the original OTP track 'How The Heart Approaches What It Yearns', but I definitely prefer this earlier tune. I write poetry and song-type things (I'm not very musical so they're really lyrics without music) and much of what I've been writing lately has been influenced or inspired by a number of Paul's solo songs, and this is one of those. I love the lyrics. It's called 'Spiral Highway':

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UQs5Wzy7Ous


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on April 19, 2018, 02:56:27 PM
Im currently obsessing over this previously unreleased song from Paul Simom's One Trick Pony album. He took most of the ideas he was working on on this track and put them into the original OTP track 'How The Heart Approaches What It Yearns', but I definitely prefer this earlier tune. I write poetry and song-type things (I'm not very musical so they're really lyrics without music) and much of what I've been writing lately has been influenced or inspired by a number of Paul's solo songs, and this is one of those. I love the lyrics. It's called 'Spiral Highway':

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UQs5Wzy7Ous

Your link didn't work for me. Here's an alternative for those in the same boat: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjhBMQcKmv8

Gorgeous track! Paul has written and sung some wonderful songs. This is my all-time favourite of his, "Peace Like A River":   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAmPfEMI16g

Anything of yours we can listen to, SD?


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 19, 2018, 03:56:40 PM
RangeRoverA1 - I first heard Sylvie in a cafe in Calais, France in 1977.  She was singing, in English, Jim Croce's Leroy Brown on a record. I loved her sound and asked the owner about her. He couldn't believe I had never heard of her. He acquainted me with Ye-Ye and played a half dozen more of her songs. I could never place her accent until I learned that she was originally from Bulgaria - I can hear a slight SE European firmness to the end of her words that is not typically French. There is no particular song of hers that I especially like, just her voice, intonation, style.
Then you can speak French fluently if can tell difference between real French & SE Europe accent? Would it be right to say you're French living in America?


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Summer_Days on April 19, 2018, 07:47:18 PM
JK - thanks for the new link. And i forgot how good 'Peace Like a River' was.

As for my own stuff, as I said I don't yet play music so they're just words...lyrics really. But the stuff I write that I like the most tend to have an implied melody in my head when I read them back. I really got to learn guitar. I can't believe I never did, but life has often gotten in the way. Still, I love writing, even if I'm not actually any good.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Buckethead on April 19, 2018, 08:45:59 PM
RangeRoverA1 -

Then you can speak French fluently if can tell difference between real French & SE Europe accent? Would it be right to say you're French living in America?

No, I'm not fluent in French. But I have an obsession with accents and try very hard to listen carefully to them.  I'm not that good at it, obviously, because I could only surmise that she sounded SE European, but no way would I have known Bulgarian from Albanian, etc. !


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 20, 2018, 04:31:14 PM
Useful obsession. :) Then I could send you half-baked recording with me singing famous song in English for you to decide if my accent is good or bad but...I delete these things quickly. :P


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Buckethead on April 20, 2018, 05:02:03 PM
I don't think of accents in terms of "good" or "bad." In America, we have a lot of fun teasing one another about funny we sound to one another if we are from, say, Massachusetts vs. Alabama, or Minnesota vs. Texas. One of my grandfathers was from the same part of England as Ozzie Osborne and always amused with the way he spoke. Anyway, in my opinion, anyone who speaks a language other than their native one intelligibly is impressive! I've taught a lot of non-native English speakers over the years and know that it's rarely easy, especially when one is older. My native Spanish-speaking students find my attempts to communicate in their language pretty funny, but I do it to show that if I can try, so can they. 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 22, 2018, 04:00:55 AM
2Buckethead: Cool info. You teach foreigners English, right? Do you teach school pupils? University students?

& this is gift to you, check this link, it's Complimentary thread where you can tell things about favorite thread/ post(ers). The link will lead you to me giving you shout-out. Enjoy! :3d

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,14542.msg633903.html#msg633903


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: MugginsXOXOXO on April 22, 2018, 07:28:01 AM
I am absolutely obsessed with Love  (https://open.spotify.com/track/5WkPWduQVV8fh7pppm1fqg?si=IgOjZ4bRShyeqlum2d3qHA)by Kendrick Lamar, one of the most beautiful rap songs I've heard in forever. Also, Try Me (https://open.spotify.com/track/4rv1ww0dUwFZcDVPqhcOcX?si=3Z-MRrKeTiyw2So3-fA26Q) by The Weeknd, maybe my favourite song that he has ever recorded. That chorus is just sublime.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 25, 2018, 05:26:48 PM
Zoot Money's album Transition's tracks.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 27, 2018, 03:09:08 PM
Ozark Mountain Daredevils "Jackie Blue" - not obsessed but isn't song to skip, main melody is nice. That said, dislike guitar in middle 8 & long ending with same whiny guitar.
Rodd Keith "Little Rug Bug" - like the picturesque backing track - I imagine singer in meadows, forest, cliffs. He either stands in the same place whilst being moved about in some board with wheels (as if skateboarded by smb. who attached the rope to it to carry the singer around) or it's big 3D slide pictures changing behind the singer singing.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on April 27, 2018, 07:27:46 PM
Jackie Blue is the only song I remember hearing on the radio from the Ozark Mountain Daredevils.  It was a big hit.
Saw them back in the 1970s when they opened for Fleetwood Mac. They gave a great performance


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 29, 2018, 03:26:54 PM
The Electric Prunes "Antique Doll" & "Wind-Up Toys". Imaginative songs musically, very psychedelic, the titles fit - talking evil dolls, toys - & cool sound fx. Some songs that laughably ended up in various Hallucinations/ Nuggets comps don't sound even distantly "psychedelic". TEP do.
The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band "Transparent Day" - not big favorite by this band, the main giutar riff is banal, I bet million other bands used it but, still nice tune.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on April 30, 2018, 05:37:37 PM
The Electric Prunes "Antique Doll" & "Wind-Up Toys". Imaginative songs musically, very psychedelic, the titles fit - talking evil dolls, toys - & cool sound fx. Some songs that laughably ended up in various Hallucinations/ Nuggets comps don't sound even distantly "psychedelic". TEP do.

Oh, The Electric Prunes!  One of my favorite band names.
They had a hit record that i couldn't figure out the title. Was it "I had too much to drink last night" or "I had too much to dream last night"? A few years ago I got a car in which the radio screen would indicate the name of the song. However sometimes the title was too long to put in the screen. So when this song came on, the ID said "I had too much to dr". Arghh! I finally looked it up - it's "dream" but it still sounds like "drink" to me. Anyway, whatever the title, I love the song.

Thanks for mentioning those other songs. They are interesting and quite different from their one hit.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 01, 2018, 10:45:42 PM
Well TEP is psychedelic band - "Too Much To Drink" is banal phrase. "Too Much To Dream" is cool pun, makes sense to title psychedelic song like that.

Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich "Marina" - favorite song by these chaps.
Booker T. & The M.G.'s "Booker-loo" - cool beat.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Rick5150 on May 02, 2018, 02:39:20 AM
Currently obsessing over Greta Von Fleet. Listening to them is great, but I do not care for watching their videos. I love the Zeppelin sound just like when I first heard Whitesnake's In the Still of The Night. In their case, I did like watching their videos, but for a different reason. Halestorm put their spin on In The Still of The Night and I like that too.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Buckethead on May 02, 2018, 06:33:50 PM
Heard "Southern Cross" while driving to a job interview today, hands-down my favorite CSN song, not in small part due to the harmonies that always seemed even sweeter than their usual fare. The deejay indicated something of which I was unaware - David Crosby had not yet returned when the song was recorded for the album, so Tim B. Schmit and Art Garfunkel are actually on the record! 


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Buckethead on May 02, 2018, 06:59:50 PM
...and Tim B. on "Wasted on the Way."


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on May 06, 2018, 11:52:07 PM
This one by Yvonne Elliman. I've had it on my mind all morning (since five o'clock, in fact!):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-h4ILodKdo


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 21, 2018, 04:37:11 AM
The Turtles "The Walking Song" - esp. military speech-styled singing bits.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 21, 2018, 06:30:13 PM
The Hobbits "Sunny Day Girl" - it channels "I'd Love Just Once To See You", BBs-inspired. Best track in the album, I'd list it in the best sunshine pop songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdQexsqXEdo
Kaleidoscope (UK) "Dear Nellie Goodrich" - discovered the band back in 2011 at sheer random (which led to discovering the US band Kaleidoscope :3d). Like Peter Daltrey's Mick Jagger-y voice :D, in fact in some site recollections Peter said Rolling Stones/ Mick liked the album or to the effect. The bright piano is charming, melody beautiful. Best track. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5VA6ykQ2XI
Coolest songs strangely didn't fit the album - "Dream For Julie" (with cool guitars) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3q-O-pUINs & "Jenny Artichoke" (inspired by Donovan's "Jennifer Juniper"; fast, cool, upbeat) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnFcmJWAqQ8
That said, their best song is "San Francisco", Sidekick sessions 1964-67 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl80VVxaSeM&t=0s&list=PLjflgeg6v_49VKIJeSvLqm5YDD18NhQG3&index=10
Next coolly cool by garage band Unlrelated Segments "It's Not Fair" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kewLgA3XQ1A


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 27, 2018, 06:34:46 AM
Went to youtube, typed "sunshine 60s obscure", picked playlist, 1st song immediate favorite - The Carlew Choir "Give A Hand To The Clown": https://youtu.be/ri96DZlqu7I?list=PLArYi0PHpsTw_RiUnM6-zZ5kD9bqdii0B

It starts with catchy positive doo-doo's, ends with same, good melody in verse AND refrain which is rare case, usually either or is better.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 07, 2018, 05:15:45 AM
Recent faves in Winamp shuffle

1. The New Seekers "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing" - really nice positive song, better than usual Seekers.
2. Bee Gees "Sun In My Morning" - great song with beautiful harmonies, Bee Gees did many great songs in the 60s.
3. David Marks "I Wanna Cry" - cool garagey song, in fact I even like David's voice.
4. Velvet Underground "I'll Be Your Mirror" - Nico's voice is dreadfully gorgeous. Regal, plummy, great accent, yet she can be mellow if need be, like here when she sings sweet song.
5. The Charlatans "High Coin" - Van Dyke's best brainchild (this & exquisite lyrics to "Cabin Essence"). This is def. best version. Lush yet tasteful reverb/ echo arrangement.
6. The Flying Burrito Brothers "Dark End Of The Street" - best song in the given album. I find Graham's voice very banal but it doesn't ruin the good song.
7. Tony Orlando & Dawn "Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree" - Tony's among my list of favorite singers. & this is great 70s song.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 16, 2018, 03:52:42 PM
Al Bowlly "Guilty" - beautiful song with graceful beautiful singing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXHiceMzIVM

Vintage 1910-1940s singers sing in jolly polite manner, different than today & 60s. They sing with trembly voices. It could be vintage vinyl player effect. But, 60s songs recorded to vinyl as well but the voices differ, nobody uses the same technique. But when they play songs with trembly voices & grace, it's usually 10s-40s. As if they were trained to sing like it. Anyhoo, this is next favorite crooner, 1st fave Perry Como.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on July 07, 2018, 10:28:38 AM
Recent fave - The Freak Scene "Million Grains". Cool track in cool psych album.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on July 09, 2018, 03:00:17 AM
Reading about Rus. anthems, I found that the past anthem is "Patriotic Song" by Glinka, revised. Listened to the 2 back to back - the update is better, Glinka's song is majestic yet it's not *that* majestic. Not sure what for they changed this anthem back to the old Soviet Union anthem (current) in 2000 with Yeltsin's resignation. Bizarro world. Glinka's song is perfect anthem choice. They should've created new music, if not keeping the cool 90s Glinka-based anthem. Current anthem is dull as hell musically.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on July 09, 2018, 06:14:46 AM
In his great blog, Larry posted cool radio show with "set of groovy records by groovy DJs". :3d But the best bit in the show is The Four Freshmen's songs.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on July 17, 2018, 09:50:40 PM
Few psychedelic songs.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on July 27, 2018, 07:10:25 AM
"Tell Me" by Rolling Stones. Jolly like Mick's singing & everything else. Newguy would say it's "slept-on" (which I gathered means "underrated").


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on July 30, 2018, 12:45:50 AM
"Strange Town" by Street
"Boeing 707" by Street


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on July 30, 2018, 04:06:31 AM
I watch this video every night before turning in. Fergie's "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)" was used in the Leo DeCaprio filming of The Great Gatsby, a current obsession of mine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZgjmE6xdaw


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on July 30, 2018, 05:28:21 AM
I'd seen that film - it's boring. If they did carbon copy of the famous book, I wouldn't like to read it.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 02, 2018, 03:59:28 PM
The Rolling Stones "Sweet black angel"
Michael Winslow "Citizens on patrol" ("Police Academy 4" specially written song by actor who played Jones. Leads by Winslow as well)
Tony Bennett "New York New York"
Lykke Li "Youth knows no pain"
Kermit The Frog "Rainbow Connection" (frog sings it charmingly. Karen Carpenter sings it jolly good, yet, despite Karen's beautiful voice, she doesn't surpass frog's singing in this song)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on August 03, 2018, 06:38:50 AM

Michael Winslow "Citizens on patrol" ("Police Academy 4" specially written song by actor who played Jones. Leads by Winslow as well)


I used to have that soundtrack on record when I was a kid.   Oddly enough, it was the first Beach Boys related recording I ever owned.   


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 05, 2018, 10:00:34 PM
I used to have that soundtrack on record when I was a kid.   Oddly enough, it was the first Beach Boys related recording I ever owned.   
Which song did you like the best & which song dislike? To me respectively it's "Shoot For The Top" by Southern Pacific & "It Doesn't Have To Be That Way" by The Blow Monkeys. 1st song played during coolly cool skateboard scene. :3d


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: KDS on August 06, 2018, 06:59:17 AM
I used to have that soundtrack on record when I was a kid.   Oddly enough, it was the first Beach Boys related recording I ever owned.   
Which song did you like the best & which song dislike? To me respectively it's "Shoot For The Top" by Southern Pacific & "It Doesn't Have To Be That Way" by The Blow Monkeys. 1st song played during coolly cool skateboard scene. :3d

To be honest, I'm not so sure I can answer that question, considering I haven't listened to the album in full since about 1990.   I've always liked the Brian Wilson song though, and I was glad it was included on the deluxe version of BW88


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: ChewBecca on August 06, 2018, 03:23:02 PM
For a while now I have been obsessed with the music of Skating Polly. For those of you here who are not familiar they are a family band, started when one half sister was 9 and the other was 14, kind of in a pop punk vein.
 This is probably my favorite song by them

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v2ahvxACX5Q


And also

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n2qJ5bqsWa0

I normally prefer older music but these folks are an exceptional exception (they are grown now too)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on August 06, 2018, 05:18:07 PM
You may be interested to know then that not only is Skating Polly my daughterís favorite band, she has the drummer on her friendís list on Facebook. Not only that but the song you posted is her favorite. We even did a karaoke version of it (warning:Iím not a singer by any means)

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6qKt7QMNMfM



Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 06, 2018, 07:27:21 PM
Found song by lyrics. It played in cool travels show, liked its psychedelicness - Richard Myhill "I See Rainbows In My Head".


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: ChewBecca on August 06, 2018, 10:36:58 PM
I find myself listening to the Foo Fighters a lot lately. Not just in a hey remember high school kind of way. The adult me realizes they really are a dynamite band and Dave Grohl is very talented (and not bad to look at)


You may be interested to know then that not only is Skating Polly my daughterís favorite band, she has the drummer on her friendís list on Facebook. Not only that but the song you posted is her favorite. We even did a karaoke version of it (warning:Iím not a singer by any means)

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6qKt7QMNMfM



That was pretty good! No offense there were a couple of notes that did not quite make it but wow otherwise that was banging!

How old is your daughter if you do not mind me asking?



Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on August 07, 2018, 12:14:18 AM
She just turned 11. She abruptly changed which part she was signing on the fly and I had to catch up .

My wife is a big fan of the Foo Fighters. I agree about Dave Grohl although Iíll tale your word for it about his looks.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Jay on August 07, 2018, 12:32:36 AM
You may be interested to know then that not only is Skating Polly my daughterís favorite band, she has the drummer on her friendís list on Facebook. Not only that but the song you posted is her favorite. We even did a karaoke version of it (warning:Iím not a singer by any means)

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6qKt7QMNMfM


Even though they seem catered to a younger generation(and possibly female dominated?), Skating Polly are a really good group. Musically they kind of have a throwback to  60's and 70's rock sound. But they can be melodic too. Check out Little Girl Blue and The Battle Envy.

You and Jaymie harmonize quite well!  :)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on August 07, 2018, 01:01:30 AM
I like what Jaymie has played for me. Pretty good although I think sheís hinting around st making our album sounding like that.

Thank you both for the kind words


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 08, 2018, 07:18:43 AM
Radio station named song to play next, it plays right now - Arabesque "Don't Fall Away". Didn't hear it before, like the positivity in vocals. Bright youthful voice.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 12, 2018, 08:45:55 AM
Few nice songs. Forgot titles.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 27, 2018, 05:00:49 PM
5 songs.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 28, 2018, 03:05:18 PM
Marlene Dietrich "White Grass".


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 29, 2018, 06:09:23 AM
Music TV channel shows MJ clips today, yet again I realize my favorite song/ clip by him is "Black Or White". Super-catchy & positive, such simple guitar riff yet very cool. Cool choreography as usual.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 29, 2018, 07:48:54 AM
Back to Marlene Dietrich who sang live various songs (TV special "Evening With Marlene Dietrich", 1972). The best is still "White Grass" mentioned in previous page. The next favorite is joyful "I Get Kick Out Of You", as well as "La Vie En Rose". Btw, she sang Pete Seeger as well.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 09, 2018, 05:15:13 PM
Freaks' Club Band Meets Barbie "Scarecrow" (local band who sometimes writes songs in English, it isn't in youtube but rutube).


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 10, 2018, 06:28:27 AM
"Those Good Old Dreams" by The Carpenters plays right now. It's the song that led me to check The Carpenters. Didn't look back since then. Big fan.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: B.E. on September 10, 2018, 06:58:32 AM
Solomon Burke - Cry To Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmwA_bwv9uY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmwA_bwv9uY)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 10, 2018, 06:01:24 PM
I read Burke sings gospel which isn't favorite type music. Didn't check this artist. Didn't check many artists, f.ex. didn't check Aretha Franklin's music except usual hits. Many praise her, then will check.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 23, 2018, 12:50:20 PM
Dana "All Kinds Of Everything", hands down the best Eurovision winner (1970). Let's be happy Mary Hopkin didn't win with stupid "Knock Knock Who's There".


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 23, 2018, 11:43:49 PM
Louis Armstrong "Hello Dolly".


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 24, 2018, 06:12:55 PM
Al Jolson singing inofficial California state song.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 02, 2018, 03:45:28 AM
Robert Pattinson "Doin' Fine" - fun song, nice voice. It's kinda party-like akin to BBs Party tracks. Background chatter.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on October 02, 2018, 06:47:57 AM
My wife and our two granddaughters will be singing this kids' song ("Meester van Zoeten") for our son's birthday on Sunday. I will accompany them at the piano and our grandson will make the bubbling noises with a glass of water and a straw. So yes, I'm obsessing over it just a bit. ;D   

https://www.muziekweb.nl/Link/LAX0296/Dikkertje-Dap-andere-kinderliedjes?TrackID=LAX0296-0010


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 02, 2018, 09:41:22 PM
Found via cat video the song "Flake" by Jack Johnson. Some girl sings it, like the melody.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 02, 2018, 09:57:10 PM
Dana Scallon's Christmas song "It's Gonna Be Cold Christmas".


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 03, 2018, 11:34:48 AM
"Tie Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree" by Tony Orlando is great song. There's many great songs which still make me skip them, dislike listening frequently. This song I listen to, say, 10 times & it's still really good to hear.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 06, 2018, 06:33:30 AM
"Chicago", cool Tom Waits song in the BAM album.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 06, 2018, 06:37:25 AM
Cool album, it.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 06, 2018, 08:57:39 PM
"Carpet Man" by 5th Dimension.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 07, 2018, 01:44:21 PM
"Mahalo" by The Sunny Boys. Influenced by you know which band, they even covered BBs songs live. I discovered TSB in 2013 via smb. else's soundcloud page whilst checking Smiley Smilers Who Make Music subboard. Liked the song in question immediately & still like. It's jolly sunny & positive, with enthusiastic upbeat lead.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 10, 2018, 06:37:08 AM
"Kites Are Fun" by Free Design.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: ChewBecca on October 10, 2018, 08:57:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6WzUvBSk4Y

That is my jam right now


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on October 11, 2018, 12:05:21 AM

Rangerover- I didnít know you like Tom Waits too! Thatís a *great* song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6WzUvBSk4Y

That is my jam right now

Well that was certainly different :lol


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 11, 2018, 05:16:51 PM
Larry's blog new 45s adds.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on October 24, 2018, 01:01:25 AM
Zanzibar and Scenes from an Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel

Jaymie is currently going through a Daniel Johnston obsession so Iíve been hearing a lot of that as well


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 26, 2018, 04:48:05 PM
Funny, I really can't get into Daniel Johnston. Maybe it's voice & songwriting combo.
Billy Joel is good, yep.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 29, 2018, 03:01:14 PM
"Terrific Tonsillitis" by The Frequenters.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 03, 2018, 03:47:53 PM
"Klap Khands" by Who De Sunk.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 03, 2018, 03:51:02 PM
& "2753th Street In Parachute House" by Schpunzcool Tap Aspen.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on November 03, 2018, 06:13:33 PM
Funny, I really can't get into Daniel Johnston. Maybe it's voice & songwriting combo.
Billy Joel is good, yep.

His voice is definitely an acquired taste, and his songs generally show their full potential when covered by others. However, there are several things to keep in mind. In addition to being high functioning autistic his earlier recordings were done at his parents house in a cheap handheld tape recorder and he tought himself how to play keyboard (and later guitar it he never got any good on that instrument). He was starting to make headways in the industry after moving to Austin Texas until a true jackass named Gibby Hanes (from the butthole surfers) thought it would be funny to spike his drink with lsd, and that combined with dormant mental illness and issues from his strict religious upbringing resulted in a severe mental breakdown and ended up with him institutionalized.

As an addendum...Gibby Haynes also is the guy who introduced Scott Weiland to heroin and the guy who convinced Kurt Cobain to leave rehab a few days before he died.

As a second addendum in addition to running Daniel Johnston Ďs career, his brother Dick is a nice guy whoíve I had email communication with some years back and I installed his cable :lol

Edit

I need to point out that Daniel being on the high functioning side of the autism spectrum was done after the fact, so to speak, and truthfully is nothing more than conjecture as an accurate diagnosis couldnít possibly be made now even if based on archival evidence...but as Iíve seen his name listed with Daryl Hannah and Dan Aykroyd I included it.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 04, 2018, 03:26:09 PM
Haynes chap doesn't make sense. I see the point about Daniel but since result is result, we'll agree to disagree. & I surely dislike his songs, they're simply not good. People who cover must be huge dedicated fans.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 05, 2018, 07:17:08 AM
"Clerk Clark Is Renting A Cubicle" by Trifle Case Rookies.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 05, 2018, 08:05:41 PM
"Bipedal Madness" by The Doily Freaks.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 06, 2018, 07:11:43 AM
"We Wish You A Funny Christmas (And A Pair Of Goody Two Shoes)" by Hubert & Hubertines
"Brrr!" by Robot Chicken & Cliches Like That
"Take 528" by Barley & Barlettes
"Hey Non Dear" by 5 Feet 10
"Teeth Clutcher" by Planet Pals


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 08, 2018, 05:49:37 AM
"Irene & Charles" by Flag Bosses Duo.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 08, 2018, 02:00:12 PM
"Zzzzzzz" by Yacht Music Haters.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 09, 2018, 06:43:22 AM
"Drapes Jumped Cripsbdt" (bizarre song with bizarre title) by Frugal Jasper
"Puff Thin Ears" by The Shore Sea Pane Window
"Stroppy Human Kind" by Band & Band
"Pure Cooper" by Qwert Key-Bo
"Kids, Fleas, Pigs, Dogs (And Other) (Nuisances)" by Prewitt Jikerg Is A Street Salesman


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 10, 2018, 09:52:53 PM
"Mabel Drives By A Fruit Tree She Had Been Given As A Gift And Shipped To Her Home Town Named After Her Grandmother Fae Schway Dew Migratch Phtams" by Standard Typicalities

"A To Z, B To Y, C To X, D To W And Alphabet Friends"  by The Polish Birdies And Droopy Eyed He

"Wind Surfers Deserve Thrice Bigger Salary Than Base-Ballers" by Framed Pics In Pixeland

"Jake Krake Made An Irish Stew And It Tasted Meh" by Newly Arrived Rascals aka The Shampoo Drinkers

"Xylophone Where Is Xylophone? I Didn't Find It. Can You Find It? Who Can Find It? You Can Find It? Don't Find It. Do Find It" by Dog Ter


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on November 10, 2018, 10:10:35 PM
Drive all Night by Elliott Murphy. My daughter wanted me to check it out and now itís stuck in my head

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ya2dnwivnK8


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 13, 2018, 07:05:50 AM
"Frikadelki Timestamp" by Foods Meet Meals vs.
"Zig Dezagged" by ChelseA SHariot
"Lead Guitarist" by BinWya PhotograFfiti
"Tourists Tourist" by YoghurtQ
"Kite Don't Be Silly" by Tap Dancing Pavement Ft. The Bat Pedals


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 14, 2018, 03:03:37 PM
"Ration Book" by Brigade Ft. The MechaniChemicals Ft. The Teeth Tooth
"Broom Shaka Blahka" by Poodle Bites Bug Soup


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on November 14, 2018, 08:10:09 PM
All of Billy Joel's discography... thank you Sirius :)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 17, 2018, 05:57:00 PM
It's interesting idea to listen to the entire catalog. I may begin with NRBQ, albeit there's few albums I didn't find yet (I will).

Today: Rew Queue Boo "Miffed By Lollie Groz"
Panda Pulling Featuring The Blah Bay "Prima Don Is Checking His Wallet To Retrieve A 1920 Photograph Which Depicts His Lookalike"


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on November 17, 2018, 06:46:58 PM
I may have said this before so forgive me for repeating myself if I have, but you have a great taste in music RR and I'm discovering things I never heard of.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 19, 2018, 03:04:39 PM
Thanks. Agree 100% with you, songs/ bands listed by me will be described "great". NRBQ's cool band as well.

Today: "Mr. & Mrs. Ckicke Pick Favorite Items At Macy's" by The Fabulous Souvenirs 4
"Zulu, Hulu, Julu, Ktulu & Bob Sit Lunching In A Picnic" by Barbarian Barbaras
"False Dentures" by Turquoise Lloyd Ft. Special Guest Pink Boyd
"Pelted Troubadours" by Sniffing Garrett & His Snub-Nosed Retrousses
"Guy Doesn't Meet Girl" aka "Girl Doesn't Meet Guy" by Jasper's Wish Is Teeter Totter's Command


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on November 19, 2018, 03:27:36 PM
With internet issues itís hard for me to listen to these now.
But Iím getting a good chuckle over the band names. Needed that today (was truly a ďBlue MondayĒ)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 22, 2018, 02:45:32 PM
2 NBBF: They're in themtube. It's like youtube but isn't available in the U.S. Next goodies:

"Zaygrad Schwaifdfgt Grooves To Printed Music" by Dobby The Dobby
"Polly Meets Anna= " by The Well-To-Dos
"True. Agreed. Yep. Same. Hear Hear" by To Cook Food
"Tin Tino Went Mad At Quen Taran" by Lawn The Mow Feat. Field The Plow
"Investigation Clue By Sherluck & Puree" by Durn Fools Feat. Bibi Adroit


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 27, 2018, 11:47:01 PM
"Canned Sprats Is A Traditional Christmas Dish In The USA" by Truthful Tradition Facts
"Tinned Food Is A Traditional Christmas Meal In The UK" by Truthful Tradition Facts (great songs, great band which tells cool facts about Christmas food)
"Scooby Scooter Doo Placed An Ad In A Newspaper Seeking Friendship (Preferably Of 4 People)" by Therapeutic Parachutes
"Seasonings Must Be With Neutral Scent Or Scent-Free At All" by The Lark Barks At Dawn
"Blackberry Picker Decides To Pick Blackberries" by First Importance Decisions
"China Wig Weighs 10 Lb To Wear And If It Slips Into Floor It'll Smash Like Anything Made Of China" by Banjo Jo Ben Joe (this trio band mixes many styles in songs)


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 30, 2018, 07:17:39 PM
"Brooklyn, Ugly Place" by Frowny Townsfolk
"Hurr Durr" by Miceketeers Weekly
"Garrett Flew To Cuba To Buy New Cuff Links To Ancient Shirt" by Snubby Vazq
"Belgian Lace Is Stupid Fashion" by Manny-Queen Ronroe
"Sham The Same" by Bulley Cooley
"Chloe Is Breathing Chlorox" by The Germ Killers Clan Ft. Yesterday's Bacteria a.k.a. Bac


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 30, 2018, 09:34:42 PM
"Boo The Barking Purse" by Massie Schmassie
"Xenia Freaky Freulein" by June Uno Moonsun
"Tiffany's Breakfasting In Old York City" by Frankie Serenading
"Who Drove The Bicycles? 5 legs?" by Crert Puzny Wizgig Che
"Aye! Haha" by By The Way Wi Fi The Bay


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 01, 2018, 04:42:18 AM
Quote
Great songs. I liked them. Thanks for sharing.
Yes indeed, cool songs. :3d

Quote
Hey, good taste in music. I didn't hear any of them, tho.
Thanks, I know. Go hear them, you'll like.

Next:
"Pool Wool Whirling About Funny" by Cherished Cheryl Cher
"Ballroom Evening At Pompadours" by Louie XXVIII
"Sparse-Key N Fudge" by Quasi-Mermaid Showdown


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 01, 2018, 06:32:36 PM
"Andante Italian Pizzeria With Al Dente Cooks" by Few Men Chew

"Toothy Boxer Clenched His Referee With Dentures" by Truck Driving Boxes

"Ann White Sees An American In Paris" by The Dandy Liams Ft. New York Butlers And Page Boys

"Bostonians Are Going To Parade With Mass's Choosers (Yell Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Stuhn!)" by Freaks And Buffs Of Ugly Cities

"Crayon Hates His Brother Brayon But They Knew Better Tomorrow" by Cleaning Floors In Art Walks And More Ft. Weeks Of Songs By Today Is Mary's Turn And Women Of U.S. Of A.


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 02, 2018, 06:09:35 PM
"The Dance Floor Revisited By Dancers" by Tile Decoration Information Station Fashion Bash
"Baseball Is Going Fruitless" by Cruise Liner Servants
"Peruvian Approving Prewitt Production (He's A Chocolate Milk Fan)" by A Single Seam Suede Shoe
"Mrs. Latchkey And Mrs. Henhouse Dedicate The Jolly Penguin Song To Mr. TwinLePix" by Chickenoid Humanoids Ft. Hohohobbit
"Lasagna Party Every Sunday" by KJ And The Pet Puppets


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: JK on December 03, 2018, 12:25:13 AM
Since playing Gary Numan's album Dance the other day, I can't get this one song, "My Brother's Time", out of my head:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrxzUxU5pTw


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: Ovi on December 03, 2018, 06:01:01 AM
All the songs on The Monkees' Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. What a perfect album. As each song comes on I keep thinking "this is definitely the best one on the album".


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 03, 2018, 06:17:28 AM
Next:
"Dweeb Chaps And Drip Coughs" by Abbey C Toad
"Kid Doves, Wee Gloves, Petal Dogs" by Jewel Case In Mint Condition
"Sneeze Across 50 Miles" by The Welfare Community Internationwise
"Yep Meets Yeesh" by Pet Simpletons


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 05, 2018, 05:50:33 PM
"Jem And Jam In Cursive" by Italicized Chipmunks Quintet a.k.a. ICQ

"Falsity Taxidermy" by Bye Sickfest

"River By, Mountain Steep" by Ice & Timmy Kernel

"Spiderwhen Is Spiderwho" by "Liking" Facebook Toasts


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 06, 2018, 06:09:27 AM
"Apps In Mono" a.k.a. "AIM" by Fried Ears In Pink Velveteen Feat. D. Lynch & Blue

"Zachary Dollar Is Euro Cent's Boss" by Pepsi Talk

"Rap Which? Rap Foul! Haha" by Drawlovi Roar

"Xandra Panda Communique" by Freelunching Employ

"Machine'ista Twister" by Lorry "Fragile" Cargo Tyre


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 08, 2018, 07:21:54 AM
"Kold Kuts" by Phony Bepp

"Kids Are Big Burden And Nuisance" by Nice Peopleship

"Q T Gal, N D Rang U IN Ze E Vning" by Nark Wallbrag

"Caddy Shep" by Jolly Cheek To Pinch

"Stowaway Is Met With Praises" by Oysters In The Pond Ft. Meh Taste, Definitely Not Delicatessen


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 09, 2018, 01:14:58 PM
"Papa Beth And Mama Dez" by Nez "Monkee" Miffed
"Micha Is Made Of Tapioca" by Unfunny Jokes' Fanboy
"Shoes And Heels Walk Around Bus Ton" by Damp City Place
"Popsicle In The Shop Window Smiles At Passers By" by Cream De La Ice Haters
"Junior Team To Beat Baseballers" by Bricks And Chip Ft. Argentinian Silky


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 10, 2018, 07:13:21 AM
"Past And Dubious" by Damsel In Digress
"Demobbed. C Ya 2morrow" by Who's Pest
"Flute Guitarist's Teacher" by Tech Tower Rec. Is A Highly Overrated Place To Work
"Brrr, Too Stuffy In Alaska" by Ten Tours Gurus
"Carnivorous Kangaroo Ate 19 Babies And 25 Fathers" by Sane ShakeSphere Band's


Title: Re: Songs you are obsessing over.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 11, 2018, 07:26:21 AM
"Brad Pitt And Einstein Meet Tesla Thru Time Machine" by Curio Kase Of Band Jam Inn Baton

"Timpanic" by Leonard D'Patriot II

"Expedition To The Sun Land" by Visas of Croz

"Twice Upon A Time In The Fest" by Cadillac Claud Dear

"Kendra Flips The Dice, It's 10" by Pine Sent At Christmas Eve