Rabz’ Radio Show June 2023 – Favourite Songs


All killer, no filler, Cats.

One of the many things I love about music is its effortless ability to transfer you back to a particular time and place, emphatically triggering memories.

But what exactly are the constituent parts of that rare beast, a favourite song?

To me, the most important aspect (obviously) is the music, rather than the lyrics. “Musical Hooks” are important but ultimately a truly great song will blend both music and vocals into a memorable whole. Vocals can also be an additional instrument instead of just telling a story, see the mighty Liz Fraser, for example.

Song structure remains key as well. A potentially favourite song can be let down by poor structure, especially discordant or unnecessary musical or vocal sections.

A favourite song’s lyrics may be key if they seem to essay a particular situation in the listener’s experience – hence the goodness knows how many songs on attraction, love and heartbreak.

I won’t post my three favourite songs in this thread, as many Cats would already know what they are. This Radio Show is about celebrating and rediscovering our favourites, especially songs we may not have heard for many moons.

This thread’s first song, for example, was alluded to the other evening, as I hadn’t heard it for decades. It is as magical as I remembered – with a remastered audio highlighting the magnificent intro.

World Party – All come true

The second song is all about infatuation and here’s a movie scene that sheds some additional light on its subject matter (I’ll post the audio version later in the evening).

I met you at JC Penny …

So, feel free to post your favourite tunes in the comments, Cats and don’t be hesitant about engaging in some trawling through your archives over the evening.

You just know you want to.


148 responses to “Rabz’ Radio Show June 2023 – Favourite Songs”

  1. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Beck – Debra

  2. calli Avatar
    calli

    The scene…1974, Palm Beach, the waves softly lapping the shore, two young souls holding hands. A first, very tentative kiss. And this was playing.

    I can’t get it out of my head.

    Who said it wouldn’t last? 😀

  3. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    Nick Cave singing Cohen’s ‘Suzanne’…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwIZdh6MqIo

  4. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    I’ve always loved Ship of Fools by World Party, which Rage would play sometimes. Excellent track. Hadn’t heard All Come True before, so thanks Rabz. Another ripper!

    World Party – Ship Of Fools (1987)

    Interesting All Come True has a bluesy feel and Ship of Fools some excellent funk. I like both kinds of music!

  5. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    The beautiful Annie Lennox singing ‘There Must Be An Angel’

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlGXDy5xFlw

  6. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    Nina Simone singing…..”Just Like a Woman”…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlnlrtsHC6s

  7. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    Video tribute to Elvis.

    Dire Straits – Calling Elvis

  8. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    “Musical Hooks” are important but ultimately a truly great song will blend both music and vocals into a memorable whole.

    That is a perfect intro to one of my own music likings. I have to do a news article first though, since I saw it this morning…

    Paul McCartney celebrates 50th anniversary of his James Bond theme song Live and Let Die (2 Jun)

    Hooks in abundance from Mr McCartney, not to mention the very radiant Ms Seymour! Still one of my favourite Bond fillums.

    Live and Let Die – Paul McCartney and Wings (1973)

  9. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Eddles – you stop the downdicking, or you’re out.

    For good. No more warnings.

  10. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    I love Elvis….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxOBOhRECoo

    I recommend Baz’s film, it’s good, brought a tear to my eye. Such magnificent talent.

  11. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    R.E.M….Losing My Religion…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwtdhWltSIg

  12. Bar Beach Swimmer Avatar
    Bar Beach Swimmer

    Beach Boys, Rabz. Melody & lyrics.

    https://youtu.be/09dQmeB_NgU

  13. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    Alvin Lee: “I’m going home via helicopter” … it certainly wasn’t going to be via car. Respect also to Leo Lyons on bass.

    Live at Woodstock.

    Ten years after – I`m going home

  14. calli Avatar
    calli

    Here’s a favourite from ‘66. With an excellent video to go with it that captures the times.

    Well, the time of the season to be exact.

  15. Bar Beach Swimmer Avatar
    Bar Beach Swimmer

    Also, this one.

    Mark Knoffler & James Taylor.

    https://youtu.be/JY_xDc1fO10

  16. calli Avatar
    calli

    Another one from the 70’s. I love Genesis, but this is my favourite Peter Gabriel.

  17. Bar Beach Swimmer Avatar
    Bar Beach Swimmer

    And this Annie Lennox.

    https://youtu.be/HvF31-2bVNE

  18. Davey Boy Avatar
    Davey Boy

    Windowlicker

    by Aphex Twin

    It’s memorable, alright. Note, apart from being a sonic blast, it’s a ten-minute long parody of contemporary American gangsta hip-hop music videos, you need to sign in to watch. More hookers than hooks. lol.

  19. Bar Beach Swimmer Avatar
    Bar Beach Swimmer

    Calli,
    Great selection!

  20. Bruce Avatar
    Bruce

    1981: Jefferson Starship –

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwxCqrpucR0

    A very “open” arrangement, allowing the “featured” bits space to do their thing, Then there is the guitar work.

    Speaking of such, this one is a bit of a twist: Probably the birth of the “Power Ballad”.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YarvI9eCa8Q

    Tony Peluso going for it on the guitar.

  21. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Hmmm.
    This requires careful thought.

  22. Black Ball Avatar
    Black Ball

    Being a mighty Reds supporter like your good self Rabz, any rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone is magnifique.
    The quick pluck of the strings to commence Gypsy is the hook to musical bliss, but my favourite would have to be Back In Black

  23. calli Avatar
    calli

    Heh, Bruce. And before the starship…

    I love this song, and the grainy old Bandstand video. What a voice!

  24. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Favourite song, that’s hard. Really hard.

    I’m thinking about it. Neat the toppiest would be Tori Amos – Yes Anastasia, P J Harvey – The Whores Hustle and the Hustlers Whore, Veruca Salt – Earth Crossing, Morcheeba – Big Calm, and Dire Straits – Telegraph Road. But, cheesy and cliched as it is, every time I heard this one on the radio I’d go into a total swoon for ten minutes with the stereo on 11, so Led Zeppelin wins.

    Kashmir (1974)

  25. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    This song has great meaning for me apart from being musically beautiful.

    The Air That I Breathe

  26. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    I just love Johnny Cash….Folsom Prison Blues, Live at San Quentin in 1969

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG0fS4DoGUc

  27. Bar Beach Swimmer Avatar
    Bar Beach Swimmer

    Loved this one when I was at school

    https://youtu.be/c_BcivBprM0

  28. eric hinton Avatar
    eric hinton

    Les Them, Gloria

  29. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Kashmir

    It is indeed awesome, BoN, in all its blundering ponderousness.

    Incidentally, I posted the Zepparella version as one of the two intro songs in the thread on Rock Chicks.

    Gretchen Menn possessing as she does, the most mighty superstructure in Rock ‘n’ Roll …

    The immaculate Navy Bleu Gibbo Les Paul is also a nice touch. 🙂

  30. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    I haven’t heard this song in ages yet it has great meaning.

    You’re My World

  31. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    This is a perfect song for a great movie.

    To Sir With Love

  32. Bar Beach Swimmer Avatar
    Bar Beach Swimmer

    BoN,
    If it’s James Bond themes then there’s really only this one.

    https://youtu.be/c_BcivBprM0

  33. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    I just love this song and I’m glad that it was included in the The Dish soundtrack.

    The Real Thing

  34. Black Ball Avatar
    Black Ball

    Hammett 60, the Great Danish percussionist 59. And release this masterpiece in 1986.

  35. calli Avatar
    calli

    Okay…got a heartbeat?

    Here’s

    some opera.

  36. Black Ball Avatar
    Black Ball

    0 upticks here calli also. What be the cause of such evil?

  37. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    When I feel a bit low I put on this piece of music in the car, full blast and by the time it has played out I’m in a much better frame of mind.

    Peter Gunn Theme

  38. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    More movies. This awesome Jefferson Airplane track fitted perfectly for this movie:

    The Matrix Resurrections Trailer – ft Jefferson Airplane (2021 & 1966)

    And inevitably that leads to the Elfman:

    Alice in Wonderland – Alice’s Theme (2010)

    Red pill, blue pill, eat me, drink me…

  39. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    calli says:
    June 3, 2023 at 8:23 pm
    Okay…got a heartbeat?

    Here’s

    some opera.

    Calli, one of their best.

  40. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    She’s in Fashion

    The Brunette Ten at the end – sacré bleu, she’s the very epitome of an English Rose … 🙂

    The song itself is just magnifique. Guaranteed to lift your mood.

  41. WolfmanOz Avatar
    WolfmanOz

    The Animals – House Of The Rising Sun . . . simply magnificent !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4bFqW_eu2I

  42. Bruce in WA Avatar
    Bruce in WA

    Great song, terrific voice … and so many bittersweet memories

    We’ve got tonight

  43. Brislurker Avatar
    Brislurker

    Love the pure emotion poured into this song. Going back a way.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByqYEzugleE

  44. Black Ball Avatar
    Black Ball

    It’s one of the best songs ever. 50 years ago, which is before my time. Just beautiful.

  45. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    Jeff St John had such a powerful voice.

    Big Time Operator

  46. calli Avatar
    calli

    Here’s a melodic change of pace from Chicago.

  47. WolfmanOz Avatar
    WolfmanOz

    Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G-YQA_bsOU

    There’s been numerous versions of this song but I always go back to the original version . . . Art Garfunkel is simply angelic.

  48. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    Fleetwood Mac….Songbird..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTi19MPOvDw

    RIP Christine McVie

  49. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    Great clip, good ride and fantastic remix.

    Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene Pt. 4 (Moreno J Remix)

  50. Brislurker Avatar
    Brislurker

    Loved the emotion in this song, always gets to me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByqYEzugleE

  51. hzhousewife Avatar
    hzhousewife

    My fave song is Blackbird (Paul McCartney) and I love a lot of the Shadows too.

  52. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    Calli, here is a more unsettling Chicago song.

    25 or 6 to 4

  53. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    Arlo Guthrie’s City of New Orleans…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMS_ykiLiQ

  54. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    To a lot of people the protest music says 60s, to me the 60s are a treasure trove of lovely music.

    Love Is Blue

  55. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Claire Torry and her vocal cords.

    Steve – That’s an epic movie and an epic track, and they fit perfectly. Never seen that before nor even thought it could be done, but…wow. Space Odyssey (1968) and Dark Side of the Moon (1972), what a match that is!

  56. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Stylo … 🙂

  57. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    Another blast from the past. Love the hairstyle, it looks so simple but probably took hours to make it look like that.

    Those Were The Days

  58. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    RIP Judith Durham, one of my faves…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4ZipKdI1sY

  59. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene Pt. 4 (Moreno J Remix)

    That Danish series The Rain looks pretty interesting too. Hadn’t heard of it before.

    Oxygene Pt. 2 caused our Mel a lot of angst!

    I bought the original LP in a 2nd hand shop because of the glorious cover art. One of the best few bucks I ever spent.

  60. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    That Danish series The Rain

    BoN – try that Polish series 1983

  61. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    Whenever I hear Heartbeat by Buddy Holly I think of the Yorkshire cop series so here is the version of the song that was used as the theme.

    Heartbeat

  62. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    When I was a teen this series and the theme music were so cool.

    Lost In Space

  63. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    local oaf says:
    Gotta be Ed

    Oaf, the kranky ol’ Kraut has been one of my favourite artistes for decades. Honey Steel’s Gold is both an epic song and album.

    He remains one of the True Titans of Oz Rock. 🙂

  64. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    Bruce of Newcastlesays:
    June 3, 2023 at 8:56 pm

    Attaching visuals to sound is always subjective.

  65. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Claire Torry

    She’s knocked out albansleazey so many times he no longer knows who or what he was fighting for (or against) … 😕

  66. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    BoN – try that Polish series 1983

    Sounds pretty gloomy Rabz, and perhaps a bit too prophetic.

    1983 (TV series)

  67. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    featuring Arturo Sandoval

    Ticklers – any connection to the mighty Miss Hope?

    And you still don’t appear to have nominated a favourite song, Squire.

  68. Muddy Avatar
    Muddy

    Apologies to Dover.
    My comment is in moderation, but I’m not sure why.
    It’s either a link, or my opinion that U2 is one of the most overrated bands on the planet.

  69. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    Speaking of visuals with sound. Make the connection to current events. ( :

    Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes (Moreno J Remix)

  70. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    BoN – it was riveting. The brunette anti-hero*, Effy, is just gorgeous.

    Alternative history tales are always fascinating.

    *I thought she was the heroine, as she is neither a collectivist nor a fan of totalitarianism.

  71. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    My favourite film clip from the mod era, featuring my favourite tune and some tastee mod chickee baybees – OK, yeah well, not little miss 13 year old – who should never have been allowed to sneak in, given the savile may have been lurking large nearby, no doubt 🙁

    If that makes me an (allegedlee) ‘orrible ol’ sexist, I don’t give a rodent’s, Cats! 🙂

  72. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Attaching visuals to sound is always subjective.

    Steve – It works awesomely for anything by Two Steps From Hell…

  73. eric hinton Avatar
    eric hinton

    And another thing. ’77/78 was the summer of the liberated Telecom phone box. You superglue a twenty-cent piece edge on and drop it in the slot. If you timed it right it gummed up the works and you’d hear this repetitive clunking sound as the machine tries to grab the coin…. You could tell which phone boxes had been liberated by the line of people waiting to call interstate. I’d spent the summer in Tasmania and BMW girl was in Adelaide. Anyway. I liberate a phone in North Hobart and we arrange to meet outside the Bega post office at 11am in six weeks’ time. I arrive about two minutes late and ask BMW girl how long she’s been waiting. A couple of minutes. We spend a few days riding through the Snowys and ride down George St. the day after the Hilton bombing. The rest of the motorcycles roll into Sydney over the next few days. We know nothing about the Sydney music scene, but I knew of Wendy Saddington from GTK, so we go and listen to her at a venue the size of shoe box down near the Basement in Circular Quay. We make up about half the crowd. Wendy is the worse for wear and supporting a cabaret type act called Jimmy and the Boy’s. The lead singer thinks we’ve come to see them!

    Wendy Saddington and Jeff St. John

  74. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    One of my favourite Ladino songs, Adio Kerida, a song from the vanished Jewish city of Salonika.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdcusOXh_f8

  75. Colonel Crispin Berka Avatar
    Colonel Crispin Berka

    Not a favourite, but one I found quite recently which isn’t too bad. Persist through the first act and maybe you’ll like the solo.

    Sinner or saint?
    What difference does it make when you see the light, but no angels
    We’re all waiting to be saved

    SEMBLANT – Purified
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJslTie3Nc8

  76. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Bonnie Tyler –
    for that total eclipse of the heart.

  77. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    Still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

    Sinéad O’Connor, Troy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oTiAsFNI9o

  78. Colonel Crispin Berka Avatar
    Colonel Crispin Berka

    Okay, fine then, zero-upticker-terrorist.
    This is one of my favourites, and I know that because I’ve been playing it so much in the last 3 months that it is definitely in my current Top 10.

    Laura Branigan – Self Control (Official Music Video)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP0_8J7uxhs

    I, I live among the creatures of the night
    I haven’t got the will to try and fight
    Against a new tomorrow, so I guess I’ll just believe it
    That tomorrow never comes

  79. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    and Bobby Dylan,
    Knocking on Heaven’s Door

  80. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    Hello, Bette.

    Bette Davis Eyes

  81. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    This isn’t just a song, it’s a movie waiting to be made.
    Like Thornton Wilder’s tale of ‘The Bridge at San Luis Rey’

    It’s a song of vanities.
    Ecclesiastes, 9:11

    I returned and saw under the sun that— The race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all.

    ‘Up on the white verandah, she wears a necktie and a panama hat.
    Her passport shows a face, from another time and place,
    She looks nothing like that’.

    Bob Dylan, Black Diamond Bay.

  82. Alamak! Avatar
    Alamak!

    I, I live among the creatures of the night
    I haven’t got the will to try and fight
    Against a new tomorrow, so I guess I’ll just believe it
    That tomorrow never comes

    Such a great song, it plays well in bars, clubs and elsewhere it can be heard loud.

  83. caveman Avatar
    caveman

    Emotional counting
    oh Superman 8 mins

  84. caveman Avatar
    caveman

    Fark spell check.
    Emotional blunting ( not counting)

  85. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    Memories keep popping in. I was at a BBQ many many years back ( high school years ) and everyone was glued to the screen watching this. I was playing computer games in the corner of the lounge room listening to this at the time.

    Original The Lost Boys Cry Little Sister by G Tom Mac

  86. Alamak! Avatar
    Alamak!

    Favourite song is very hard to pick as it varies over mood & time.

    So here are my top 3 and apologies 2 of them are more than just a song.
    – Glenn Gould – Goldberg Variations (Bach)
    – Van Morrison & a few others – Astral Weeks
    – Velvet Underground – Venus in Furs

  87. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Velvet Underground – Sweet Jane

    “Standin’ on a corner,
    Suitcase in my hand … “

  88. Alamak! Avatar
    Alamak!

    Rabz> don’t know why but that song has a huge optimistic vibe, even though it’s probably just about Lou reed moving from the suburbs to downtown NYC as part of his journey from college literature student to “rock ‘n roll animal”. Always cheers me up …

  89. Fair Shake Avatar
    Fair Shake

    Great selection peeps. Loved ACDC and Metallic in the middle of those melodies. But for me its all about control…Total Control.

  90. Rabz Avatar
  91. eric hinton Avatar
    eric hinton

    OK, my stab at top 3

    Marquee Moon
    Visions of Johanna
    Famous Blue Raincoat

    Thanks Mr DJ, ‘night all.

  92. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Velvet Underground – Rock and Roll

    “Jeannie started shaking to that fine, fine music
    You know, her life was changed by Rock ‘n’ Roll … ”

    I just love Rock and Roll, Cats. 🙂

  93. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Marquee Moon

    An epic. Straight out of CBGB, circa ’77.

    Well chosen, The Hinton.

  94. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    A Mann Weil classic as performed by the Damned.

    Naz Nomad and the Nightmares: Kicks 🙂

  95. Louis Litt Avatar
    Louis Litt

    https://youtu.be/_lFzQUdkS_Q

    Real emotional pain – Creation – I still weep

  96. Louis Litt Avatar
    Louis Litt

    Real pain – oh how I wail

    https://youtu.be/is97RmHhmVg?t=10

  97. Louis Litt Avatar
    Louis Litt

    Rabz
    Previous blog on Brunas Springsteenas – he’s not Italyon maaake, he’s a northerner with his sythanies.
    Try side 2 the wild the innocent and the Hindley street shuffle

    https://youtu.be/_lFzQUdkS_Q

    Gee I hope this works

  98. Louis Litt Avatar
    Louis Litt

    Brunas captures the suppressed emotions of the urban existentialist proletariat

  99. Pogria Avatar
    Pogria

    Gawd, as Alamak wrote up thread, favourite songs are subjective to time, age, emotion etc.
    Too many favourites to list or link. Anything by Talking Heads.
    Bittersweet Symphony

    And I’d like my son to have this as his ring tone. 😉

  100. Pogria Avatar
    Pogria

    Bad link on the second song. Try this.

  101. Old School Conservative Avatar
    Old School Conservative

    Just got home from Rolling Thunder Vietnam at the State theatre.
    Great music but the lyrics of all those ’60s and 70s “anthems of a generation” were vital at the time and resonate today.

  102. Alamak! Avatar
    Alamak!

    better run through the jungle can’t think of any good songs written about recent conflicts in middle east, but this CCR one sure tells the story of being stuck in a scary place fighting for something not quite clear …

  103. WolfmanOz Avatar
    WolfmanOz

    Great post Rabz – helped keep me awake last night watching all those clips before the FA Cup Final started.

  104. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    The quick pluck of the strings to commence Gypsy

    Only a true music fan would even have realised that, BB. I dips me lid.

  105. calli Avatar
    calli

    Another favourite from ELO. Everything sounds better with a mariachi band. Always puts a smile on my face.

    I love songs about trains too.

  106. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    The Buckingham – Trouble extended … 🙂

  107. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    Rabzsays:
    June 3, 2023 at 11:51 pm
    Velvet Underground – Sweet Jane

    nah, sorry. This is the definitive version

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa9nN3G2CSg

  108. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    Makes me think of warmer days..

    Don Henley – The Boys Of Summer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RUIeX6UCT8

  109. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    There has not been any Bowie on this thread.

    An inexcusable omission that will now be corrected … 🙂

    The Jean Genie – prominently featuring the Ronson, a Rock ‘n’ Legend taken way before his time, Cats … 🙁

  110. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    callisays:
    June 4, 2023 at 4:53 pm
    Another favourite from ELO. Everything sounds better with a mariachi band.

    Someone say Mariachi?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3u4gOc72BE

  111. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    No Bowie!

    China girl

  112. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    River deep, mountain high

    Featuring two dodgy dinobores, Ike and the Spector.

    Of course it would have been nothin’ without Tina, a true force of nature. 🙂

  113. calli Avatar
    calli

    More Bowie. In Australia.

    Let’s Dance!

    Don’t mind if I do.

  114. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    Was always enamoured by this Tina Turner tune. Maybe it was the Mad Max theme?

    We Don’t Need Another Hero
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcm-tOGiva0

  115. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    .. and she was still rocking it live at the age of 70 with that incredible voice.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuO_8VlYAfk

    (don’t be distracted by the leather codpieces)

  116. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    David Bowie:

    0:00 Intro
    0:17 Français
    3:33 Deutsch
    6:57 English

    David Bowie sings Heroes in 3 languages (Wowie Bowie extended Mix) Héros – Helden

  117. Alamak! Avatar
    Alamak!

    trickler> snap!

    can never have too many music heroes …

  118. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    Another discovery.

    I haven’t seen this clip before. I was at my Uncle’s wake at the local and a stunning female came around collecting all the glasses. I made the point that she looked like Sade. She had absolutely no idea who I was talking about … true story. I figured if the memory stuck in her mind and she found out, she would be happy with the compliment.

    Audio check = good!

    Sade – Smooth Operator (Official Video), Full HD (Digitally Remastered and Upscaled)

  119. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    A song I came to appreciate when I actually stopped and listened to the lyrics in full. The song describes a very wild night.

    Barry Manilow – Copacabana (At The Copa) (Extended Disco Version)

  120. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Bittersweet Symphony

    Love it, but here’s my favourite Verve Urban Hymn:

    “Oh, come on

    All six and a half minutes of it … 🙂

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    Steve trickler

    Steve Vai and Ry Cooder battles it against … Steve Vai. Both blokes provided the sounds.

    Vai having to play against himself and f*ck up was fun.

    Guitar Battle Scene from “Crossroads” (1986) | Steve Vai

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    Steve trickler

    Cream:

    Recorded live at Fillmore Auditorium & Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco (California) el 10 de Marzo 1968

    CREAM Crossroads 1968

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    Steve trickler

    The opening ten seconds says it all about this song; drugs and addiction. Once you know about it, the song takes on a whole new meaning.

    Martika – Toy Soldiers | Gia

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    duncanm

    Check out the absolutely heaving crowd, live at Donington.

    A true head banger.

    ACDC, Thunderstruck

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    Not sure it’s my favourite, but well worthy of a look for DH fans:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID0AzfA8ehw

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    Steve trickler

    This comes with a moving photo montage from the depression era.

    The Boxer Simon And Garfunkel

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    Steve trickler

    Classic.

    2nd track from “Sleeper Catcher” (1978). Love, love, love this song about a couple reminiscing about the past, with certain music—like Glenn Miller and Cole Porter tunes—reminding them of certain memories.

    Reminiscing” is a 1978 song written by Graeham Goble and performed by Australian rock music group Little River Band. It remains their greatest success in the United States, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

    Little River Band – Reminiscing

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    Noodles Romanoff

    Test.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUmXscq9p_s
    Piano, sax, trumpet, drums, do wop chicks and a substance enhanced Joe Cocker. It doesn’t get any better.

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    Noodles Romanoff

    2 weeks and counting in moderation. FFS.

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