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Your Song of the Day

Discussion in 'OFF TOPIC' started by Prime Time, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. Prime Time

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    From one of the best movie soundtracks ever......
    To Live And Die In LA
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    Wang Chung

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    This is the title track to William Friedkin's 1985 crime drama To Live and Die in LA Wang Chung wrote the original score for the film (which included this song). (thanks, Justin - Felts Mills, NY)

    According to the DVD commentary on To Live and Die in L.A., director William Friedkin didn't want a theme song for the movie, but Jack Hues and Nick Feldman of Wang Chung wrote one anyway, which was this song. Friedkin liked it and decided to use it in his movie. (thanks, Donovan Berry - El Dorado, AR)

    In an interview with Eric Greenberg on the Just My Show podcast, Jack Hues of Wang Chung explained: "It all has to do with the opportunity to explore a new genre. I started out just a kid in love with the Beatles music and learning to play guitar, but when I got around 18, I wanted to go to university. And at that time you had to do classical music if you wanted to do music in university. So I got into classical music, and that whole thing of long form composition - outside of a three-minute pop song - was something I really, really wanted to do. So the opportunity for To Live and Die in LA was ideal for me creatively. It gave me the chance to really expand ideas instead of always having to pare them down and try and fit them into that three-minute format."


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    Toots deserves at least one more. If you like Blues music,,, you'll like this....


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    Tuesday Afternoon by The Moody Blues

    This was written by lead singer Justin Hayward, who explained: "I sat down in a field, smoked a funny African cigarette, and that song just came out. It was a Tuesday afternoon."

    On the album, this was listed as "Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?)" at the insistence of a producer.

    This song uses a Mellotron. The instrument is a keyboard which triggers taped loops of a chosen instrument recorded at different pitches. It is not synthesized sound, but actual instrument recordings. In this song the recorded loops were strings. The strange and unique quality of the sound comes from the warble in the tape loops as they play back.

    The Moody Blues Mellotron wizard was Mike Pinder, who was a founding member of the band. He used to work for a company called Streetly Electronics, which made the instrument. He was one of the few musicians who could keep the unwieldy device operational, and The Moody Blues became the first high-profile band to use it in live performances. It wasn't always smooth: one their first American tour, the Mellotron burst open, spewing its tape out the back. After a break while Pinder repaired the machine, the show continued. (thanks, Michael De Lazzer - Studio City, CA)

    The London Festival Orchestra played on this. The original idea for the album was to record a rock version of a Classical piece called "New World Symphony" by Dvorak.

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    The Keyboardist used to be with Miles Davis. The stick player played with John Paul Jones. The flautist plays with the guys in King Crimson. And so on...

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    Thordaddy Binding you with ancient logic

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    Winter Storm is over and

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    'Til Tuesday - What About Love

    Love the way Aimee Mann says "you-hoo." :) Killer guitar solo at 2:17 - 2:56.

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    A better day in Ukrain

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    I have two favorite singers. Smokey Robinson is #1 and Paul Rodgers is #2, but I thought he was a bad fit with Queen. Adam Lambert fit better.

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    Well he certainly looks more "regal" :effemine:
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    "Mission Sunset" by Palms (a band consisting of Chino Moreno from the Deftones and members of the band Isis)
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    This is Anuhea (Maui Girl) singing with Tarrus Riley (straight from J A)...



    Tarrus Riley...

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    Is there a happier song than this one? Love Shack by The B-52's

    Songfacts®:

    This was inspired by a 1970 Temptations song called "Psychedelic Shack," which had the refrain: "Psychedelic Shack, that's where it's at." The location of the actual Love Shack is not clear, but in 2004 MSNBC reported that an unoccupied, 5-room cabin with a tin roof in Athens, Georgia that had recently burned down was probably the dwelling in question. Kate Pierson lived there in the '70s.

    This introduced The B-52's to a mainstream audience. They had a strong cult following, especially in the gay community, but not a broad audience.

    Towards the end, the music stops and Cindy Wilson wails: "Tin Roof, Rusted." The line is commonly misheard.

    The lyrics are fun and harmless, but they can be interpreted as being about a place where people go to have sex. At Disney World, you will never see Mickey Mouse dancing to it - really - they refuse to play it at Disney weddings.

    The video was shot at a house in Upstate New York belonging to a friend of the band. He can be seen in the garden as the camera sweeps by the window.
    Drag queen Rupaul, unknown at the time, is in the video. He had a dance hit called "Supermodel" a few years later.

    Nile Rodgers and Don Was produced this. Rodgers has produced hits for Peter Gabriel, Madonna and David Bowie, as well as his group Chic, who had Disco hits with "Le Freak" and "Good Times." Was has worked with Jewel, Bob Dylan, Elton John and The Rolling Stones. He also had his own group in the '80s called Was Not Was, who had a hit with "Walk The Dinosaur."

    This was the B-52's first Top 10 hit in the US.

    The group performed this on an episode of The Simpsons as "Glove Slap."

    Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson performed this at the 2002 Jammy Awards with the group Particle. Since the awards honored jam bands, they stretched the song into an extended jam.
    Over the years, various adult video stores have cropped up using the Love Shack name. There was also a movie released on video in 2010 called Love Shack, which was about a group of porn stars who get together to make a film in honor of a deceased producer.

    The horns were provided by The Uptown Horns, a New York-based section that toured with the J. Geils Band on their Freeze Frame tour and played on Tom Waits' Rain Dogs album.

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    Can't get enough of this performance. Amazing!

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    My Maggot Brain post got vaporized......
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    Post it again. You have read this thread haven't you?
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    Damn yer bossy PT lol.......here it is......

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    It does sound a bit bossy doesn't it? That didn't come off as intended. Sorry. :oops:

    From my favorite Fleetwood Mac era, with Peter Green and Danny Kirwan on guitar, 'Albatross' by Fleetwood Mac. It always reminds me of being at the beach.

    Songfacts®:

    An albatross is a bird that sailors believed brought bad luck, hence the expression "An albatross around your neck." The albatross appears in the poem The Rhyme Of The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Coleridge. Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green read the poem as a child, which gave him the idea for the song.

    This song is the biggest ever selling Rock instrumental hit in the UK.

    Peter Green says in 1000 UK #1 Hits by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh: "I heard John Mayall's Bluebreakers cover of Blues singer Jimmy Rogers 'The Last Meal.' I thought I would take it and develop it."

    From start to finish, this contains only 2 guitar chords: Emaj7 and F#m.

    This inspired the Beatles song "Sun King" on their 1969 Abbey Road album.

    A Chuck Berry instrumental from 1957 called "Deep Feeling" has many of the same elements Fleetwood Mac used on "Albatross," including a call and answer style of guitar playing, and constant bass in the background. Berry was an influence on many British Blues musicians.

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    The melancholy melody and resplendent lyrics of Thrasher woo and wow me every time!
    Imagine yourself and Neil Young ensconced around a cozy camp fire. Neil accompanies his spectral alto , with 12 string spruce guitar, and harmonica.
    Let the magic begin!

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    My wife has never liked Neil Young's music. So last year our son got tickets to see him in Chicago and invited her. All week long my wife grumbled about having to sit through that show but wanted to spend time with our son so she went. When she came back she said it was the best show she'd ever seen, and she's seen lots of bands. :)