Behind the Fiver.

So what was all that noise about? Without further ado, the faces behind the fiver.

Song #1: If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot).

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Seriously. Is there another voice that rivals Gordon Lightfoot? For my money, he can break it down. This is a song that sticks to your ribs after you hear it, which is why it’s here; popped up on random and I listened to it over & over for days. Love it.

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Song #2: Shannon Stone (Go Home Productions).

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This one… yeah, kind of a hot mess. But a compelling hot mess. One of those songs that I am going to turn off but I just never get around to it & before I know it, I’ve listened to the whole damn thing and liked it. You know the guy who took Blondie & The Doors and mashed them up to make “Rapture Riders”? And the one who took Madonna and the Sex Pistols to come with “Ray of Gob” (which, for the record, is a great song to run to). This is by that guy. And he’s got a ton more remixes. Some are awesome; some? Not so much. This is in the middle range but worth a listen. And you can download many of them, gratis, here.

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Song #3: Shake the Shackles (Crystal Slits).

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A freebie from amazon.com, this one is a little bit Psychedelic Furs in the vocals and a whole lot of jingle-jangle in the guitars. I like it good enough.

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Song #4: Slow (Rumer).

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What can I say? The name is very appropriate because yeah, this song is slow. This sounds like Fiona Apple’s mother. Not really my thing.

 

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Song #5: It’s Electric (Metallica).

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Yeah, boy-eee. (that was my Flavor Flav impersonation, if you couldn’t tell. These things sometimes don’t adequately translate through the screen, I know). Originally by Diamond Head, this is a remake by Metallica that off the Garage, Inc., CD, a release that also includes remakes of Turn the Page, Tuesday’s Gone & the much-overplayed Whiskey in the Jar (which I still love), plus a slew of other covers including those originally released on Garage Days Revisited & Garage Days Re-revisted among others. This is my jam.­­

 

One Response to Behind the Fiver.
  1. Kim
    February 27, 2012 | 4:23 pm

    I’ve been sooooooo behind over here. And at my place, too. I just don’t find much fun in blogging anymore due to my comments never posting at websites (I know, whaaaaaaahhhh!), so I am trying something a little different today.

    I didn’t get a chance to go through the Fiver, but I really do like the Metallica song!

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