Saturday, 23 July 2011

Summer makes me feel Quizzical

Summer Song Quiz

Summer breeze makes me feel fine blowing through the jasmine in my mind. That summer seemed to last forever and if I had a choice, Ya – I’d always want to be there.

When you feel those balmy breezes on your face, summer time is the best time any place – those days of soda and pretzels and beer.

Every time I call my baby, and try to get a date, my boss says, "No dice son, you gotta work late".Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do. Trying to smile but the air is so heavy and dry, strange voices are sayin' - What did they say? Things I can't understand. And babe, don’t you know it’s a pity that the days can’t be like the nights, in the summer, in the city.

You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby and I can tell you my love for you will still be strong after the boys of summer have gone. When the weather's fine we go fishing or go swimming in the sea. We're always happy, In Atlantic City or out in Malibu or anywhere between, I’m telling you.Your daddy’s rich and your mama’s good lookin’ so hush little baby don’t you cry

She'll forever hold a spot inside my soul - we'd blister in the sun. We couldn't wait for night to come to hit that sand and play some rock and roll. Then we made our true love vow - wonder what she's doin' now? Summer dreams ripped at the seams, but oh, those summer nights.

Can you figure out the songs/artists in the Summer montage?

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Re-living the Vinyl Revolution.....again.....

Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones

Beach Boys - Surfer Girl

Boney M - Megamix

Raspberries - Raspberries

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill - Official Music Video

You don't want to hurt me, but see how deep the bullet lies. Unaware, I'm tearing you asunder. Ooh, there is thunder in our hearts.

Quick Hit

“Running Up That Hill”, Kate Bush (1985)

Very much an original, you tend to either love or hate Kate Bush. Theatrical and bold, she has always gone her own way.  From her excellent ‘Hounds of Love’ LP this song peaked at number 3 in the U.K. and was her first to chart in the U.S. since 1978.

Originally Kate a piano player by training titled this song “A Deal With God”, but EMI thought it would not get radio play in ‘religious’ countries so it was changed. According to Kate she said there would be a greater understanding if men and woman could swap places for a while to really understand the others point of view. Her first thought was the devil, but then she thought, why not God because then it would be much more powerful.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut

I don't bother chasing mice around I slink down the alley looking for a fight howling to the moonlight on a hot summer night

Quick Hit

“Stray Cat Strut”, Stray Cats (1981/82)

Brian Setzer was not following the fads in the early eighties – well maybe the looks a bit, but the music he liked, some thought was out of style. Rockabilly was a late fifties and early sixties phenomena that had long lost its momentum when Setzer, his bass player, Lee Rocker, and drummer Slim Jim Phantom, thrust it back into the spotlight.