Thursday, August 27, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1963

1. Fingertips Pts 1&2

2. Soul Bongo
3. La La La La La
4. (I'm Afraid) The Masquerade is Over
5. Hallelujah (I Love Her So)
6. Drown in My Own Tears
7. Don't You Know

I had never listened to this before. It is truly astounding how talented he was at SUCH a young age!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New Countdown: Bastion of Manners


I think one of the things that herald the downfall of a blog is when the author continually starts posts with "Sorry I'm late on this!" or "It's been a long time since I've posted, but I'm excited to get back into it!" or whatever. So I'm not going to do that.

This is a fun one. High energy!

Countdown #260

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Cold War Kids
Elle King
Florence + The Machine
Janis Joplin
Mumford & Sons
The Struts
twenty one pilots
X Ambassadors

Top Ten Tuesday: Selena Gomez featuring A$AP Rocky "Good For You"

I imagine what it must be like to have grown up seeing Selena Gomez on the Disney Channel and then having her change her image into this sort of sexy siren girl. It probably is pretty weird.

I should check out more A$AP Rocky.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1964

 This is the final Beatles album on our Throwback Thursdays. It's the last in the "The Beatles had #1 Albums 5 summers in a row" series as well as finishing up the "Albums that the Beatles released in America had different tracklistings than those released in the UK." series

This time, I think the tracks that are on the US version are instrumentals that weren't found on the UK releases. The instrumentals are....interesting.

1. A Hard Day's Night

2. Tell Me Why
3. I'll Cry Instead
4. I Should Have Known Better (Instrumental)
5. I'm Happy Just to Dance With You
6. And I Love Her (Instrumental)
7. I Should Have Known Better
8. If I Fell
9. And I Love Her
10. Ringo's Theme (This Boy ) (Instrumental)
11. Can't Buy Me Love
12. A Hard Day's Night (Instrumental)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: One Direction "Drag Me Down"

Doesn't seem like there's a video for this song quite yet, but knowing how these things go, there'll be one 15 minutes after I post this!

I wonder what we're going to think of One Direction in 20 years. Will we think of them? Probably. But who knows in what context?

Monday, August 17, 2015

New Countdown: Who's the Queeniest of Them All?

Of Monsters and Men

I think this was a pretty fun one. I bet you'll enjoy it!

Let me know if/when you do!

Countdown #259

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Cold War Kids
Elle King
Florence + the Machine
Mumford & Sons
Of Monsters and Men
Something Corporate
The Struts
twenty one pilots
X Ambassadors

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1965

Part II of the "The albums the Beatles released in America/North America that have different tracklistings than the more generally accepted UK releases" series. So let's have the tracklist and we'll break down where else these tracks can be found, since I bet you don't have this album.

1. Medley: Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!

2. Eight Days a Week
3. You Like Me Too Much
4. Bad Boy
5. I Don't Want to Spoil the Party
6. Words of Love
7. What You're Doing
8. Yes It Is
9. Dizzy Miss Lizzie
10. Tell Me What You See
11. Every Little Thing

Tracks 1, 2, 5-7, 11 are from Beatles For Sale
Tracks 3, 9, and 10 were from the at-the-time unreleased UK Version of Help!
Track 4 was only on this album until 1966 saw the UK release of A Collection of Beatles Oldies
Track 8 was the B-side to "Ticket to Ride"

That must have been very annoying to realize as a Beatles fan.

Fun Fact: They recorded "Bad Boy" and "Dizzy Miss Lizzie", both Larry Williams covers, on Larry Williams's birthday, May 10, 1965!