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Happy Music Monday! The Mod life is about looking good and going fast. Scott's not so good at either, but he does like their music! Celebrate the Mod Revival with him today! The Jam - That's Entertainment The first mods, of course, were bands like The Who and The High Numbers and the like. They dressed well, listened to post-war records from abroad, took a lot of speed, and were super cool. It's little wonder this concept keeps coming back every so often. Paul Weller was sort of the focal point of the Mod revival in the '70s and '80s, and with good reason. His songs are just so good! Shine your shoes and come on in. The Chords - Maybe Tomorrow It's easy to see that other bands felt the same, this Chords song could easily fit right in on a Jam record and not many people would notice. But like many musical movements, it's the sound that's important.
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Happy Music Monday! Leonard Cohen - Closing Time This was the first Leonard Cohen song I ever heard. It was on my campus radio station and I thought WHAT THE HELL IS THIS WONDERFUL THING and I waited for three more songs to hear the artist's name. And then I walked to the record store and bought the record, and another, and another. It's not everyday music, but when it's the right time, it's perfect. I hope the man rests in peace, but I'm glad the music remains. Still more RIP. Sadly. What a hell of a year. Leon Russell - A Song For You Leon Russell was one of those guys who was all over the place, and knowing his name meant you had crossed a musical threshold. This particular song was a huge hit for The Carpenters, but it was in no way his high point. Honestly, when you look at his career as a session musician, I'm not sure he HAD a high point.
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[Sale!] Cannot be accidentally deleted.This Doctor Who: 50 Years in the TARDIS Vinyl Box Set presents, for the first time ever on vinyl, the very best and most iconic musical moments from the first 50 years of Doctor Who, 1963 through 2013. $55.99
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[Sale!] Cannot be accidentally deleted.This Doctor Who: 50 Years in the TARDIS Vinyl Box Set presents, for the first time ever on vinyl, the very best and most iconic musical moments from the first 50 years of Doctor Who, 1963 through 2013. $55.99
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This Doctor Who: 50 Years in the TARDIS Vinyl Box Set presents, for the first time ever on vinyl, the very best and most iconic musical moments from the first 50 years of Doctor Who, 1963 through 2013. Price: $55.99
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[Sale!] Cannot be accidentally deleted.This Doctor Who: 50 Years in the TARDIS Vinyl Box Set presents, for the first time ever on vinyl, the very best and most iconic musical moments from the first 50 years of Doctor Who, 1963 through 2013. $55.99
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This Doctor Who: 50 Years in the TARDIS Vinyl Box Set presents, for the first time ever on vinyl, the very best and most iconic musical moments from the first 50 years of Doctor Who, 1963 through 2013. Price: $55.99
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Schulz thought the new name was "totally ridiculous" and lacked dignity, and spent years trying to get his bosses to retitle the strip Good Ol' Charlie Brown . That's why the Sunday strip was labeled as Peanuts, featuring Good Ol' Charlie Brown for most of its run. But good ol' Charlie Brown has been misunderstood for decades. Because the strip's iconic "round-headed kid" is always drawn with a curly scribble of hair on his forehead, a little tuft in the back, and nothing in between, most readers assume that he's bald. The New York Times has called him bald; so have Entertainment Weekly , US News World Report , and TV Guide . I myself, as a child, assumed that Charlie Brown's round pink head was bald. In fact, at six years old, I was annoyed to see on my parents' original cast album of the musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown that the title character was played by a normal dude (M*A*S*H's Gary Burghoff!) with normal hair.
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Gram Parsons - Ooh Las Vegas You're of course hearing the great Emmylou Harris floating around the background of some of these songs. The two were musical partners for some time and they sounded great together. If you've never heard of Gram Parsons before today, take a look at the history of some of your favorite musicians. You might find a connection has been hiding there all along. Let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use. See you next week.
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That's where he learned to make cool musical sounds like that "blat blat blat" behind him. Pete Yorn - A Girl Like You Pete Yorn's strong guitar is always lovely, and you could allllmost play the Smithereens song above alongside this song, couldn't you? Maybe that's coincidence, or maybe it's intentional. Who can say? Let us just remind a girl like you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use. See a girl like you next week.
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[Sale!] Musical build-up......... you got the thing!The number of guards in Hyrule that are blocking gates just to make sure that a child has a sword before he goes outside is just astounding. What kind of training do these guards get, anyway? $9.99
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Like all Meat Loaf songs, I can't say I love it, and yet I can't help but respect it. Maybe it's not exactly dirty, but it's certainly not clean. Let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use. Post your favorite musical jokes below. See you next week.
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Scott took a little break from RIP posts, but today they're back again. Since last we tributed, four quality musical talents have passed. Let's reference them here, shall we? Alan Vega - American Dreamer Alan Vega was the kind of artist who you either find or you don't. If you don't find him, you'll think someone else invented the things they took from him. If you do find him, you'll instantly understand why so many different musicians took the time to mourn him. This song from one of Vega's solo records (I think using equipment borrowed from The Cars) marks him as a sort of digital Lou Reed. Vega was also better known as half of Suicide. One of their songs will be ending this post. We've got some other goodbyes first, though. Press on... Bernie Worrell - I'll Be With You Bernie Worrell was kind of everywhere. He could do jazz piano , he was a vital member of the P-Funk sound and he is responsible for my absolute favorite Talking Heads moment in which he absolutely dominates an already impressive band.
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This song about soldiers at a brothel was certainly an odd subject, but it's delivered like a normal pop song. For 1968 it wasn't even sonically daring. But it's cool. Which is something Scott Walker was very good at being. The Walker Brothers - The Electrician It won't surprise anyone to learn that David Bowie was a Scott Walker fan (they even briefly dated the same woman) or that Bowie was openly floored by this song. Today it sounds current, of course, but what you're hearing is from 1978 . This was basically the end of The Walker Brothers, but it was also basically the start of the Scott Walker we now know and love. Scott Walker - Track Three This song doesn't even have a name . 1984 was the year when branding became more important than anything, and the Scott Walker comeback song didn't even have a name . At list point a lot of people talked about how scary Scott Walker was, and how the odd musical decisions made them feel nervous.
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Happy Music Monday! And Happy 4th Of July! Today Scott's gathered some songs about what it means to be free. Join in, if you want. But don't feel forced to. It's all about FREEDOM. Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come Freedom is a weird thing. When you really have it, it's super easy to take for granted. But when you don't have it, or someone takes it, you instantly notice what you're missing. This Sam Cooke song is kind of all about that. It's a feeling that should resonate in every American heart. More talk of freedom after the jump. Peter Gabriel - Biko Peter Gabriel wrote this song about an injustice. It's haunting and it's just catchy enough to remember. Once you hear it, you can't forget it. It stays with you. I find that very appropriate, because freedom really does the same thing. U2 - In The Name Of Love Now they're a huge musical corporation, but when they started, they were just some Irish kids wanting to mix rock with good works.
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[Sale!] Musical build-up......... you got the thing!The number of guards in Hyrule that are blocking gates just to make sure that a child has a sword before he goes outside is just astounding. What kind of training do these guards get, anyway? $14.99
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[Sale!] Cannot be accidentally deleted.This Doctor Who: 50 Years in the TARDIS Vinyl Box Set presents, for the first time ever on vinyl, the very best and most iconic musical moments from the first 50 years of Doctor Who, 1963 through 2013. $69.99
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This Doctor Who: 50 Years in the TARDIS Vinyl Box Set presents, for the first time ever on vinyl, the very best and most iconic musical moments from the first 50 years of Doctor Who, 1963 through 2013. Price: $69.99
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Musical build-up......... you got the thing! The number of guards in Hyrule that are blocking gates just to make sure that a child has a sword before he goes outside is just astounding. What kind of training do these guards get, anyway? $19.99
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Cannot be accidentally deleted. This Doctor Who: 50 Years in the TARDIS Vinyl Box Set presents, for the first time ever on vinyl, the very best and most iconic musical moments from the first 50 years of Doctor Who, 1963 through 2013. $79.99
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