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1. Freddie’s Dead
2. Give it Up
3. Party At Ground Zero
4. Behaviour Control Technician
5. Those Days are Gone
6. If I were A… I’d
7. Knock It
8. Naz-Tee May’en
9. Junkies Prayer
10. Pray to the Junkiemaker
11. Movement in the Light
12. Everyday Sunshine
13. Fight the Youth
14. Sunless Saturday
15. Subliminal Fascism
17. Bonin’ in the Boneyard
Nothing, that’s what!
Some people seem to take joy in knocking COLDPLAY. I’m not one of those people. (NOTE – I’m not really down with naming your kid “Apple” but that seems more like Gwyneth Paltrow’s deal.) Enjoy! Adventure Of A Lifetime is from their forthcoming A Head Full of Dreams. 12/4
Taylor Swift has never been quite as one-dimensional as her critics would have it. On “Shake It Off”, her first single from 1989, she reinvented the sound of American hardcore. She wailed her emotionally charged political diatribes in between sturdy, lurching rhythms, Zeppelin-style changes in tempo and dynamics, and dissonant, distorted guitar textures. Even so, for noncultists, her defiantly anticorporate preachiness often overshadowed the music; think Taylor Swift and you think ideology more than rocking out. And while you’ve been getting down and out about the liars and the dirty dirty cheats of the world, you could have been getting down to this sick beat. This is the greatest* song of all time.
NOTE – I cannot add this to my spotify list.
Listen to the entire (and ever evolving) GREATEST SONG EVER* playlist:
A quick note about these tunes. I’m making this list as the tunes come to me… I’m not sitting here, pen in hand, going … “uh, ‘Trouble’ number 61… and ‘We Will Rock You’ number 57… ‘Big Takeover’ number 85… blah blah blah… when I hear or am reminded of THE GREATEST SONG EVER™, that’s when I know.
*because I say so.
GREATEST SONG EVER™ is a continuing series in which I proclaim and create a list of what I consider the GREATEST SONG EVER. Feel free to disagree and start your own list. – P
I need to turn my young daughter from the Dark Side: she not only has ZERO interest in watching STAR WARS, but actually gets mad when I mention it… she’s seeing THE FORCE AWAKENS on DEC 18th…. I need to get to work.
These hand crafted STAR WARS MY LITTLE PONIES are a start!
As an old person I rarely make it into town for a show, the commute is too long. Plus I like to go to bed relatively early. However, on the rare occasion I will trek in for a show ( I saw OFF! ) and as fate would have it, the gods wanted my wife and I to see one of our favorite bands, LUNA.
>The show was on a Saturday.
>It was an early show! (7:00p)
>It was reasonably priced. We’re in!
LUNA was great. No surprises there. You know, FRIENDLY ADVICE is always a crowd-pleaser.
But the big treat was the opening band, someone we had never heard of, “Diane Coffee“.
Prior to the show we pondered? Who is Diane Coffee?
My guess was she’d be some long, kinky-blonde haired folksy singer, like the gal who sings “What if God were one of us”.
But my wife asked, “What if it’s a band? What if they become our new favorite band?”
I said, no chance! Ha ha. Fail on my part. Totally.
So Diane Coffee takes the stage and the band was an eclectic mix of characters;
> Studious drummer with long straight hair and thick glasses;
> Mike Love looking bassist in a baby blue tuxedo (with tails!);
> Handsome guitar player in a nice-fitting suit;
> Keyboard player from 1974, he looked like a member of STILLWATER, the fictitious band from ALMOST FAMOUS;
> and the singer, make-up, some type of onesie outfit, a BOWIE/PERRY FERRELL kind of performer. Also on guitar at times.
It was almost too much. A PORTLANDIA episode in the making.
But then they played. And they were great. I mean, really great. The music was a mash-up mix of 70’s glam, 60’s soul, Blue Velvety Surf Guitar, 60’s garage rock at times… I almost felt like I was in a movie about a Rock Opera. But it was all seamless, it wasn’t a BECK style mash up. It was fresh.
I knew I’d want to tell people about this band, but how to describe? I asked singer, Shaun Fleming:
The key thing was we experienced them live. The energy and charisma on stage was a key element in sucking us in.
Of course this oddball BUTTHOLE SURFER-esque t-shirt is rad too:
(Seriously, what’s with this thing? Crazy looking DOOF WARRIOR. This is as unrepresentative of the band as a t-shirt could possibly be!)
Perhaps this t-shirt is what’s rad about this band. None of the promo material seems to fit the musical description.
Close your eyes. Listen to the music. Imagine a type face. This video is not what you pictured in your mind!
More goofy fun.
I was able to track down some video from the actual show.