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Hard News: Feeling Unserious

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  • Yamis,

    Here's a great country song written by none other than Snoop Dogg. Pretty funny shots in the vid.

    http://www.uk.youtube.com/watch?v=wCAM3C3dpIA&feature=related

    Since Nov 2006 • 872 posts Report Reply

  • Yamis,

    To get this a bit weird, Alanis Morrisette covers "My Humps"

    http://www.uk.youtube.com/watch?v=W91sqAs-_-g&feature=related

    Since Nov 2006 • 872 posts Report Reply

  • Yamis,

    And I have to chuck in a Rage Against the Machine song but will continue the covers theme with "Renegades of Funk" written by Afrika Bambaataa and Soulsonic Force.... vid gets old skool on y'all.

    http://www.uk.youtube.com/watch?v=tqWP1rsAMrw

    Since Nov 2006 • 872 posts Report Reply

  • merrica,

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=d08Cnyzi_iw

    very old ....Max Merritt and the Meteors - Slippin' Away

    NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 16 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Hard not to smile, or dance for that matter:

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16627 posts Report Reply

  • merrica,

    ...something a bit commercial and RnBish...from korea

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    from youtube

    ...and something a little older and darker from Peter Murphy - Cuts You Up.

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    youtube

    NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 16 posts Report Reply

  • merrica,

    whoops, sorry

    NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 16 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    Hard not to smile, or dance for that matter

    damn straight. that's one of the few songs that get this guy up on the dance floor. well... that or anything reggae/hip-hop.

    heard a great story* about them trying to write it and bootsie collins walking in. he takes a listen as says, "nope. you gotta make it like this". naturally it's their only hit.

    (*possibly apochryphal)

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2026 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed,

    An oldie, but a goodie. Time to dust off that Sportronic/2600/C64/NES/Master System...

    http://nz.youtube.com/watch?v=9PD1P0rqNgo

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4267 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    The freaky fast version which will make you gay:

    Well, I once heard a live cover done by kd lang and Erasure's Andy Bell. I really, really wouldn't have minded being a lesbian for four and a half minutes.

    I was horrified a few years back when a baby sitter brought her disco oldies over to play - and she wasn't being ironic)

    Well, Paul, there's an awful lot of shitty disco out there -- but you could say that of any musical genre, couldn't you. But I've got to come out of the disco closet -- my first record purchase (or rather Mum nagged into buying it for my birthday) was Abba. And music as gorgeous and lyrically pointed as
    Doctor Buzzard's Orginal Savannah Band's Cherchez la femme deserves a damn slight better than smirking camp irony.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 11933 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    And while I'm trying to humiliate myself... I own a copy (and not the first) of the Xanadu soundtrack.

    Why? Because this was freaky without the pictures...

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 11933 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Oh, I missed Levon Helm back there! Bless. The Band's version of 'Long Black Veil' is my favourite.

    damn straight. that's one of the few songs that get this guy up on the dance floor.

    That song is just a never-fail, isn't it? It's *all hooks*. There isn't one part of it that isn't catchy and awesome!

    (I was going to post a link to Q-Tip's 'Vivrant Thing', because 'Groove is in the Heart' features Q-Tip, and 'Vivrant Thing' also has an irresistible groove, so I always get reminded of it. But then I rewatched the video and it proves that I am a terrible feminist because it has so much slo-mo booty in it. This also goes for, um, just about every big dumb mainstream hiphop song I like from the last decade. Oh, ODB's 'Got Your Money', how can I love you so much when you are so wrong?)

    Here's an awful-yet-also-fantastic minor hit that I have loved since childhood: ex-Monkee Michael Nesmith's 'Cruisin' (Lucy and Ramona and Sunset Sam)'. Nice rollerskates and hot pants, ladies!

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3655 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    And a few more songs that make me dance -- well twitch in a faintly alarming manner, in private:

    Everybody Dance by Chic


    Doctor's Orders by Carol Douglas


    Got To Give It Up (Part 1) - Marvin Gaye

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 11933 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Yay. I love 'Got to Give it Up': it's not only a song which makes you dance, it's *about* getting up and dancing and getting over your shyness. It's meta, man.

    And while I'm trying to humiliate myself... I own a copy (and not the first) of the Xanadu soundtrack.

    Is this where I come out of the closet as an ELO fan?

    (And holy 70s explosion, look at this Olivia Newton-John/ABBA/Andy Gibb medley clip!

    It has 'Please Mister Please' *and* 'I Just Want to Be Your Everything' in one handy package! All I need is ON-J singing 'A Little More Love' and my life would be complete...)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3655 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    how can I love you so much when you are so wrong?

    You're probably going to hit me for this, Danielle, but I often ask myself why so much of my taste in music suggests I missed my calling as the Martha Graham of pole dancing. I love Prince, but there's still part me that knows when he was writing for women some icky stuff fell out.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 11933 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Ashby,

    Tony Kennedy you have it right about Rodrigo Y Gabriela, but Tamacun is better.

    We first saw them went we went to see Courtney Pine in Edinburgh, these two who looked like roadies were on stage at the start. They put out two chairs, set up the mikes, brought out two guitars. Then sat down and just started playing them like you have never seen and heard acoustic guitar played before. We have signed CDs and everything! They are very nice people too.

    They are so much better live, seen them do Stairway live in a cave in subterranean Edinburgh too just after he had worked it out. Gabriela didn't want to do it.

    Dundee, Scotland • Since May 2007 • 425 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    a new day! i can post some more songs.

    the song almost solely responsible for a five-year collection of alt country is "elvis presley blues", which isn't on youtube.

    but here's caleb meyer

    and if you like your pyschobilly? i saw these guys in forth worth in 2001. crazy.

    and high in the running for the cheeeeesiest video off a truly great album.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2026 posts Report Reply

  • Yamis,

    Merrica, I was actually going to post that very clip by Leessang of Rush but opted for the others... Was in Korea when it came out and have a few of their albums. Probably their most catchy song, but they have a few other decent ones.

    Since Nov 2006 • 872 posts Report Reply

  • chris esther,

    by crikey what a wonderful waste of time this thread is...

    alt.country?

    blues

    alt.blues?

    brisbane dance music circa 1978

    if saints then clowns

    finally for the young man, who should rightfully ignore us all...4 octaves of vocal delight that puts breakin benje to shame...beefheart live on a beach

    Since Apr 2008 • 13 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Tanks Che,knew if I browsed I would find Guilian Welsh.Saw her recently on TV and has been bugging me ever since.I suspect your fav is the one I am after.She did a song where her voice was soo hauntingly wonderful.Sold me instantly.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6135 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Yep, guaranteed floor-filler at parties. Great story, Che, ta.

    that or anything reggae/hip-hop

    How's about them Roots then?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16627 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    well... thinking more like this...

    or, this

    :)

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2026 posts Report Reply

  • Oliver Woods,

    I hope no one has posted this yet... a classic!

    Auckland • Since Jun 2008 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Karen,

    Auckland • Since Jun 2008 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Karen,

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    Auckland • Since Jun 2008 • 2 posts Report Reply

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