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Big crush on her when I was a kid. The video for 'Let's Get Physical' is crazy campy. I loved Xanadu as a kid too but haven't been able to track it down as an adult, I wonder if it's on YT.
No but it's $9.99 on Amazon.
 

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This has been in my head all day after hearing it at the coffeeshop this morning. My favourite Beatles track.


Love Billy Preston's fills, John is singing his heart out and Ringo's drumming is on point.
 

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So much 1980s in this one, the codpiece is such an underused fashion accessory these days.
Whatever do you mean? I happen to be wearing a shiny fire engine-red one as I type this.
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You could spend hours interpreting Larry Blackmon's lyrical implications. Apparently there's a conspiracy by sucker DJs against the funky sex and dance underground! It should be an RPG setting.

"Yo pretty ladies around the world
Got a weird thing to show you
So tell all the boys and girls
Tell your brother, your sister and your mamma too
We're about to go down
And you know just what to do
Wave your hands in the air like you don't care
Glide by the people as they start to look and stare
Do your dance, do your dance, do your dance quick mamma
Come on, baby, tell me what's the word?

Word up!
Everybody says
When you hear the call you've got to get it underway
Word up!
It's the code word
No matter where you say it
You know that you'll be heard

Now all you sucker DJs who think you're fly
There's got to be a reason and we know the reason why
Why you put on those airs and you act real cool
Got to realize that you're acting like fools
If there's music we can use it
You're free to dance
We don't have the time for psychological romance
No romance, no romance, no romance for me, mama
Come on, baby, tell me what's the word?

Word up!
Everybody says
When you hear the call you've got to get it underway
Dial L for love, Dial L for love, Dial L for love
W.O.R.D. up, W.O.R.D. up, W.O.R.D. up, W.O.R.D. up

Yeah, you sucker DJs who think you're fly
There's got to be a reason and we know the reason why
Why you put on those airs and you act real cool
Got to realize that you're acting like fools
Give us music we can use it, yes, we can dance
We don't have no time for psychological romance
No romance, no romance, no romance for me, mama
Come on, baby, tell me what's the word?

Word up!
Everybody says
When you hear the call you've got to get it underway
Word up!
It's the code word
No matter where you say it
You know that you'll be heard."
 

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Some easy listening with black noiseniks Abruptum reissued on vinyl.


Followed by the recently released 'lost' Marvin Gaye LP my wife bought me.

 
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Whatever do you mean? I happen to be wearing a shiny fire engine-red one as I type this.
You could spend hours interpreting Larry Blackmon's lyrical implications. Apparently there's a conspiracy by sucker DJs against the funky sex and dance underground! It should be an RPG setting.

"Yo pretty ladies around the world
Got a weird thing to show you
So tell all the boys and girls
Tell your brother, your sister and your mamma too
We're about to go down
And you know just what to do
Wave your hands in the air like you don't care
Glide by the people as they start to look and stare
Do your dance, do your dance, do your dance quick mamma
Come on, baby, tell me what's the word?

Word up!
Everybody says
When you hear the call you've got to get it underway
Word up!
It's the code word
No matter where you say it
You know that you'll be heard

Now all you sucker DJs who think you're fly
There's got to be a reason and we know the reason why
Why you put on those airs and you act real cool
Got to realize that you're acting like fools
If there's music we can use it
You're free to dance
We don't have the time for psychological romance
No romance, no romance, no romance for me, mama
Come on, baby, tell me what's the word?

Word up!
Everybody says
When you hear the call you've got to get it underway
Dial L for love, Dial L for love, Dial L for love
W.O.R.D. up, W.O.R.D. up, W.O.R.D. up, W.O.R.D. up

Yeah, you sucker DJs who think you're fly
There's got to be a reason and we know the reason why
Why you put on those airs and you act real cool
Got to realize that you're acting like fools
Give us music we can use it, yes, we can dance
We don't have no time for psychological romance
No romance, no romance, no romance for me, mama
Come on, baby, tell me what's the word?

Word up!
Everybody says
When you hear the call you've got to get it underway
Word up!
It's the code word
No matter where you say it
You know that you'll be heard."

The HERO system could do it.
 

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Growing up where country music was pretty much the default background radiation, most of it bounced off me pretty hard.

There were, however, exceptions...

I love country music of the old school/hard country variety. Earle recorded some of his best stuff after he got of jail and got clean.
 
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Often dismissed as parody, but I like well done covers in completely incongruous styles.

Dredd Zeppelin, Elvis, Reggae and Zeppelin whats not to like.



Richard Cheese, a lounge act I'd watch



Rail Benders, Country Ozzy?



Nobody would call the men with beards a parody act, ZZ Top doing an Elvis cover

 

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Just ordered the new Sunn00)) LP Life Metal.

 

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Weekend mornings are the best time to listen to some classic Dolly. So many great gems across her discography.

 

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Simple Minds really lost something when Derek Forbes (bass) left.
I also feel that somewhere along the way they lost the ability to keep Charlie Burchill in check.
 

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Weekend mornings are the best time to listen to some classic Dolly. So many great gems across her discography.

I see your Dolly Parton and raise you one Kris Kristofferson:
Also here's the Johnny Cash Version:
Sunday Morning Coming Down
 

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Been rewatching Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and found this remake of the show's theme performed by Downstait (who have recorded various theme songs for some WWE superstars).

 

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One of very few bands to call it a day while still in their prime and not to stage a latterday reputation-sullying return for cash.
They were one of the only bright spots at the latest Rock n Roll Hall of Fame broadcast on HBO. Ferry's speech was very classy.
 

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From the "Where Are They Now" files, a relentless groove from the almost entirely forgotten Greg Kihn:
 

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They were one of the only bright spots at the latest Rock n Roll Hall of Fame broadcast on HBO. Ferry's speech was very classy.
Couldn't find his speech online. But I found this:
The Hall of Fame is a joke. This is the level of originality and innovation that should be inducted (if we have to have a hall of fame at all). Instead they keep inducting glorified bar bands like Bon Jovi. You've got a band just a notch below the Beatles and instead you give your honors to Herman's goddam Hermits.
 

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Couldn't find his speech online. But I found this:
The Hall of Fame is a joke. This is the level of originality and innovation that should be inducted (if we have to have a hall of fame at all). Instead they keep inducting glorified bar bands like Bon Jovi. You've got a band just a notch below the Beatles and instead you give your honors to Herman's goddam Hermits.
Well it feels appropriate that the Hall is a joke, there's nothing less rock n roll than a Hall of Fame.
 

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There are so many songs that I would love to change the lyrics to be about historical events,
(The Intro to Cheers)
This one would definitly be about a plague.
 

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The Hall of Fame is a joke. This is the level of originality and innovation that should be inducted (if we have to have a hall of fame at all). Instead they keep inducting glorified bar bands like Bon Jovi. You've got a band just a notch below the Beatles and instead you give your honors to Herman's goddam Hermits.
THe RnRHoF is a joke, but not because 30 year bands like Bon Jovi are in there. It's because people like Madonna, Public Enemy, NWA, Joan Bayez, Tupac, Michael Jackson, Run DMC and Aretha Franklin are inductees. But bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Soundgarden, Mott the Hoople, Warren Zevon and Roxy Music aren't.

That's not to say that those artists that are in there, and others too numerous to list, aren't worthy of recognition as being giants in their playgrounds. But are they rock and/or roll? Should they be in a hall of fame that bills itself in such a way?

Gene Simmons had the right idea. He wanted to buy it, then close it down and turn it into a burger bar.
 

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When I lived in Kuwait in the early '80s, I had only sporadic access to Western pop culture. There was only English language radio station and they just repeated a limited playlist of '50s country and '60s Motown. You could do worse, but it did get old.

One friend of mine had an actual videotape of an American cable channel called MTV that we would watch repeatedly. It had the videos for Elvis Costello's "Oliver's Army", Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean", Elton John's "I'm Still Standing" Toni Basil's "Mickey" and Rockwell's "Somebody's Watching Me".
 
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