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#1921 Shroud

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Posted July 31, 2020 - 07:05 PM

 

LATEST UPDATE 7/31 Frank Friday's - Catholic Girls

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Part of the 1979 concept album Joe's Garage, "Catholic Girls" is a cynical song on the hypocrisy of some parishioners. You meet Mary, the main female character in the story. Joe and her meet at the CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) for trivial social activities. But catholic girls are no angels and while their parents think they're sending them to a sexually repressive environment, "they're learning to blow/All the Catholic Boys!"
 
"Catholic Girls" is one of Frank Zappa's best-known songs, along with "Dancin' Fool." It features all of his tricks: the religion vs. sex topic, the multiple voices and characterizations, sped-up voices, and bass vocal accompaniment, the silliness of the music emphasizing the plot's, an irresistible lightness, and a snippet of complexity in the 9/8 and 7/8 introductory riff. It's irreverent fun.

 

 

The song is fantastic, but it's not "FF" rating :D



#1922 AJFOne23

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Posted August 4, 2020 - 07:08 AM

LATEST UPDATE 8/4 - Letters to Cleo - I Want You to Want Me

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Back in the 90s and early 00s, Letters to Cleo were all over the teen movie soundtracks of the era—The Craft, Josie and the Pussycats and 10 Things I Hate About You. They provided the songs that made these teen dramas resonate that much deeper. Formed in 1990 and led by Kay Hanley, the six-piece ermerged from Boston's burgeoning alt-rock scene. The indie outfit most famously recorded a cover of Cheap Trick’s “I Want You to Want Me,” which would eventually find its way to the 10 Things I Hate About You soundtrack.



#1923 AJFOne23

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Posted August 5, 2020 - 07:08 AM

LATEST UPDATE 8/5 - The Who - The Song is Over

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#1924 AJFOne23

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Posted August 6, 2020 - 06:31 AM

LATEST UPDATE 8/6 - Chick Corea vs. Steve Vai - The Rumble

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The concept was to bring together two bands in a dueling musical atmosphere. In the film "Westside Story", "Rumble" is sort of the do-or-die dance that takes place between the Jets and the Sharks. The arrangement was done so 2 bands would face each other. The bands were Chick Corea's Elektric Band (Chick Corea - keyboards, Dave Weckl - drums, Frank Gambale - guitar, Jimmy Earl - bass, Eric Marienthal - saxophone) vs. Steve Vai's Monsters (Steve Vai - guitar, Simon Phillips - drums, John Pena - bass, David Paich - keyboards, Lenny Castro - percussion.)

 

Thanks to MrBurpler for the video preview and drum review!



#1925 AJFOne23

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Posted August 7, 2020 - 07:01 AM

LATEST UPDATE 8/7 - Frank Friday's - Rollo

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#1926 AJFOne23

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Posted August 9, 2020 - 06:49 AM

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I failed to acknowledge my 5 year charting anniversary last year so I might as well do something this year. And why not update something from my earliest days.

 

LATEST UPDATE 8/9 - 6 year Anniversary UPDATE: Chicago - Beginnings

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UPDATED 8/9/2020: Guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and venue all brought up to my modern standards  :)



#1927 AJFOne23

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LATEST UPDATE 8/11 - Weyes Blood - Seven Words

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As the enchanting Weyes Blood, Natalie Mering has marked cherished moments of human transition with her consistently mind-bending psychedelic folk. Upon the release of ‘Front Row Seat To Earth‘, the second Weyes Blood full-length, Mering is approaching a chapter of incandescent awakening – again marking the timeless elements of her beguiling landscape yet on this occasion with an eye to the future rather than the reminiscent past.
 
‘Seven Words‘ is a masterful collection of poetic melancholy and soul-expressing purity. The rich tradition in Mering’s voice has never been clearer, bursting from within the subtle sparsity of the arrangement. The cinematic pace softens the blow of the most human of realisations – the awareness of falling out of love.
 
Mering beautifully takes account of one of life’s wrenching tasks, the procession of learning to live without the person you once loved. The noticeably short use of verse the embodiment of numbness and disorientation – matched with the sensual lucidity of the composition to create the perception of anguish in confusion. With ‘Seven Words’, Mering is the fractured spirit of starting afresh – in magnificent standard.






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