6 Dec 2010, 18:33 by Langungon
22 Jul 2008, 17:59 by vanitycentralTake your top twenty artists overall, and list:
a) The first song you heard by them. (Year you first heard it next to it).
b) The song that really got you into them.
c) Your current favourite by them.
N.B. Play Counts are accurate at 19:03 GMT 22/07/2008
1. Pulp Play Count: 6,103
a) Common People 2004
b) Mis-Shapes 2006
c) O.U. (Gone, Gone) 2007
2. Morrissey Play Count: 4,195
a) Suedehead 2006
b) The Last Of The International Playboys 2006
c) Such a Little Thing Makes Such a Big Difference 2008
3. Blur Play Count: 2,162
a) Coffee & TV 1999
b) There's No Other Way 2000
c) St. Louis 2008
4. Suede Play Count: 1,457
a) The Drowners 2005
b) The Drowners 2005
c) Modern Boys 2008
5. The Smiths Play Count: 1,340
a) Hand in Glove 2004
b) The Boy With The Thorn In His Side 2004
c) Paint a Vulgar Picture 2006
6. The Clash Play Count: 865
a) Rock the Casbah 2002
b) Train in Vain 2004
c) Up in Heaven (Not Only Here) 2006
7. My Bloody Valentine Play Count: 849
9 Jul 2008, 20:03 by IanARThe 3 Mustaphas 3 group is dedicated to the, you guessed it - Balkan's Szegerely town band - 3 Mustaphas 3.
The 3 Mustaphas 3 group on Yahoo! is now over 101 lunar months old, so I though this a golly good time for the Scrobblers of Mustapha to make a special sharing of their omnidirectional ears ... ¡Forward in All Directions!
Thus, I've been back through the group's weekly track charts for the last sixteen weeks and collected up all the tracks that Friends of Mustapha have scrobbled more than once, then accumilated those scrobblings/plays over the whole period, to derive a form of four lunar month track chart. The top fourty+ tracks from the chart, plus the odd tune from the Mustaphas, can now be found on my 3M3 Omnidirectional Ear Sharing - Jul 08 station. The tracks are as follows:1st with 8 playsMGMT - Time to PretendThe Ting Tings - That's Not My NameAmy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good4th with 7 plays Joy Division - Dead Souls5th with 5 plays Soft Cell - Tainted Love6th with…
22 Feb 2008, 07:15 by tkdcoachCovers are always an interesting way into a new artist, and they can have an instructional purpose when they open new doors to music.
Here are a few of the most impactful covers I know about. Usually, my preference is not that the song be covered "faithfully"--a good cover IMO should leave a little "dirt on the roots." Make us look at the song in a new way, bring a song into a new genre or stylistic take or a new era from the one in which it was originally done.
So, based on those loose criteria and from memory, here are a few of my own favorites.
Buddy Miles, Dreams. This cover of Greg Allman's haunting Dreams exposes a psychedelic potential not heard in the original.
Nazareth, This Flight Tonight. This has to be one of the most rewarding hard rock covers of what is essentially a folk song (and one whose theme places it nearer Leaving on a Jet Plane, and of course, Both Sides Now, than her later work). The Nazareth version of this Joni Mitchell song led…
12 Jan 2007, 00:37 by rliu
1 Jun 2006, 00:21 by popgurlThe other day my family and I piled in the car and drove 14 hours to the spectacularly gorgeous Rocky Mountains where we are lucky enough to spend several weeks in our mountain paradise under the watchful eyes of the Aspen trees (see avatar). The drive is always a drag, all you can do is get in the car and zone out until it’s over hours and hours later, but then you’re here and you can forget about it. And the one good thing about the drive (aside from the fact that it takes us here) is it gives you some excellent music-listening time. This time, we drove through a town called Victoria, which got The Kinks song of that name in my head, so I put on the Kinks. Now I had a long period in adolescence when I listened to the Kinks all the time. I’d been totally into The Jam, especially All Mod Cons, with its great cover of David Watts/David Watts, and that led me to the Kinks. I spent a lot of time in record stores my senior year of high school, especially used ones, collecting as much of their catalogue as I could get ahold of. …