Midnight Pub

Crimson and Clover

~tffb

Gonna listen to the Joan Jett and The Blackhearts version and then immediately listen to the original by Tommy James/The Shondells and decide which one I want to put on my "any/all genre" playlist.

As I do so, I will write other stuff

Been listening to "We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel nightly for the past few nights, and it seems to be even more climactic/powerful each time I listen to it. Like a Pop song that gets stuck in one's head, only instead of the "catchy-ness" being the draw, it's the energy and catharsis of listening to it that makes me want to keep coming back.

It's a tragic song, too. Like a fast checklist of relevant cultural events that were brought on by media...existing! LOL! Some were "happy" events, most were negative, undoubtedly. But all "relevant" in their own way. Cool song :)

Verdict: I will add the Joan Jett version to the playlist, because there's a fairly repetitive (nearly intolerable) part of the Tommy James version that I couldn't see listening to again and again :/ I suck for this, I know, but...whatever. The Tommy James/The Shondells version (the original) is pretty great, all the same.

Now, "The Rain The Park And Other Things" by The Cowsills is playing as I wrap up this post. I remember it as the song playing when Lloyd meets Mary in his fantasy in the movie Dumb & Dumber. Trippy/hippy song, indeed.

~bartender, I'll have a Coca-Cola, as I think they won "the Cola Wars" ;)

hope all are well


gardenhead

check out a.g. cook's version of crimson and clover..his usual work is far outside the genre, but he's such a fantastic producer. especially love how he did the tremolo vocals at the end. cheers!

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tffb

Awesome, I will check it out in just a second, but when scrolling A.G. Cook on Tidal, I saw that he did a song/cover called "Superstar", and it reminded me of the cover Sonic Youth did of it (which I was in love with in 2013), so I am listening to that right now, haha :)

This was the track that was heard briefly in the movie "Juno" when Jason what's his face is trying to impress Juno. It IS a good song!

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tetris

I've written before how one of my favourite songs is Star One's "Digital Rain", not because it's a good song -- but because there's a nursery rhyme-esque repetitiveness to it that gives me enough energy to play it on loop and get things done. Mannfred Man's "Blinded By the Light" has the same effect.

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tffb

Yes, I can play a couple songs on repeat, and they're continually enjoyable - Underworld "Born Slippy", and Special Request "Arse End of the Moon".

I can see "Blinded by the Light" being this way, as well. The "cool" keyboard parts are only at the beginning and then sprinkled throughout the song, and "Born Slippy" sort of does that same "structure", only with the deep/echoing keyboard/synth or whatever.

I'll peep out "Digital Rain", even though I may have heard it in passing before. Love new music recommendations! :)

Stay well, ~tetris, and whatever T is having, ~bartender!

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tetris

Born Slippy is definitely a guilty favourite of mine too

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tffb

Great song :)

I heard it for the first time during the final scene in Trainspotting, and was infatuated with the song right away.

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