Mar 17 2008, 17h23 por SebCameltoe
Jul 4 2007, 14h39 por P-DubAnyone who is still buying their music on CD or vinyl knows that it's a special feeling you get whenever you manage to get your hands on something you've been looking for a long time, something exclusive or something you've just been looking forward to very much.
I recently, after many failures and more sorrows, managed to score a used copy of Chico DeBarge's The Game. This got me thinking about my most joyous purchases through the years since I started buying records at the age of 12.
Without further ado, here's the list - please hit me back with yours!
1) Smashing Pumpkins - The Aeroplane Flies High (5-CD box)
Bought: Probably around 1999-2000
This one's a no-brainer. A few years late to the SP hype, once I was hooked I instantly rushed to get everything I possibly could (and could afford). The TAFH box - including all five singles from the epic Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness double album - was just going out of stock everywhere and somehow I managed to score one of the last boxes probably ever sold in Sweden.
Jun 10 2007, 3h17 por PinothyJGet Excited people! My Smashing Pumpkins listens have hit a spot on 2500! Now that is love! *cuddles*. And in my top 10 there are five Pumpkins tracks. The really fantastic live version of Blank Page that features on the bootleg Sydney, Australia 19/06/98 (Secret Gig). Sitting at number two we have track Tonight Tonight and fifth we have Bullet With Buttlerfly Wings (most probably the deconstructed verson form the Secret Gig bootleg with come Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness in there too) and Thirty-Three. Seventh we have The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right). Perosnally I think that Aeroplane is the greatest song the Pumpkins ever made. The last two are both on the Thirty-Three single from the The Aeroplane Flies High box set *love*.
What a crazy six months of last.fm listening. thank-you to all my new friends (and my old ones too) who've made my listening even better.
embrace your pumpkins…
Abr 20 2007, 0h05 por m0rph3usThere are few things that are cooler than discovering a fantastic track by one of your favourite artists that has been mysteriously confined to the status of either b-side or unreleased. So, this is the first of what will hopefully become a series profiling some of my favourite 'lost songs'. There's no real connecting theme with the songs, my ADD would never allow that, aside from the fact that they really deserve a lot more attention than they seem to have got.
MTV Makes Me Want to Smoke Crack
This is one of the rare instances where it's actually possible to decipher Beck's lyrics. Set to an alarmingly Dylan-esque acoustic strum-along with the odd harmonica, Beck's vocals get more and more deranged as the song goes on, sort of ironic given the title. Highly amusing and highly infectious.
Stand Clear (Origin Unknown Rmx) feat. MOP
Originally hailing from the Drum and Bass Warfare remix disc that followed Adam F's breakout KAOS album, this track also popped up on the bonus disc accompanying Andy C Nightlife 2 mix. …
Jul 16 2006, 0h21 por atrasirenI'm going to do a variation on the lyrics game, by just doing one group, The Smashing Pumpkins, so here we go. Playlist on random, twenty standout (for me) lyrics from my favorite band. Take a guess if you'd like. I'll make it kind of easy.
And finished!!! Yay! Thanks for playing. :)
1. "I'm disconnected by your smile."
* The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)
2. "Are you just like me?"
* By Starlight
3. "So lazy, hazy, maybe crazy..."
* Autumn Nocturne
4. "Their hearts beat free, cool frequency..."
* Slow Dawn
5. "I need someone to ease my mind."
* In the Arms of Sleep
6. "Become the language of disaster and love, vengeance and dust."
* The Tale of Dusty and Pistol Pete
7. "And leave you like they left me here to wither in denial..."
8. "'Cause in my grief I'd forgotten what was mine."
* Let Me Give the World to You
Abr 18 2006, 8h33 por PinothyJThere is something that is almost comforting about a song written by mistake or from the result of random plays, stummings or thinkings out loud. Probably the most notable of these type of songs which comes to mind would have to be Machine Gun Fellatio's My Ex-Girlfriend's Boyfriend.
"This is a song I wrote by mistake, which is nice…" which is the opening statement before this little live tracks three minute, musical journey. For those who have not had the pleasure of hearing this song, it is just Pinky Beecroft and keyboard in front of an audiance, singing about his ex-girlfriend's, boyfriend's band.
What makes this song so good? Well it would have to be that it was written by mistake. Whether that means he was stoned off his head and just started playing something and anything and only later once he was less under the influence (for those who do not know of Mr Beecroft, he is NEVER sober under any circumstance), dicovered the recording of said event; or maybe that he was…
Mar 5 2006, 8h10 por PinothyJI have got to say that The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right) essentially en-captures almost everything that The Smashing Pumpkins were and are. from the very beginning of the song to Billy's short introduction to when the distortion comes first kicks in. The fact the entire song is the same riff over and over (and variations of it), I think that, despite this, it wraps up all the ideas and the feel and exact what the Pumpkins set out to convey to their millions of fans. we have the soft and almost eerie verses and then kick into the strong loud Pixies-esque style of chorus that the Pumpkins also became famous for (as did Nirvana before them; often being mistaken for pioneering it) to the quite recorded interlude to the fantastic (and very typical for Billy Corgan) solo (which Billy states was throw together at the last minute) to the coda (which is a bitch to play since you need another guitar on hand that is tuned differently).