Song of the day: Adam Daniel – "Cured"

July 16, 2013

A few days ago I talked about Adam Daniel’s album, Pop, Baby. I sort-of enjoyed it – I wanted it to be poppier than it was – so Adam responded on Facebook by directing me towards his previous album, Blue Pop, which he assured me was indeed poppier than his new one. I had a listen. It is.

Adam Daniel – “Cured (1999)

Here’s the entire album if you have a spare 49 minutes:

Official website
Facebook
Bandcamp
CD Baby


Song of the day: Kara’s Flowers – "Soap Disco"

July 15, 2013

I discovered this song on Facebook yesterday, and liked it.

This band became Maroon 5.

Kara’s Flowers – “Soap Disco (1999)


Song of the day: Ted Mulry Gang – "Steppin’ Out"

July 12, 2013

I’m currently in the process of writing a review* of a new album I’m listening to, but it’s taking a bit longer than anticipated so I won’t be showin’ it to ya today.

Until it’s ready, I’ll play you something else. But what though? I don’t have anything planned.

Hmm….

Hang on…

Uh…

How about this?

Ted Mulry Gang – “Steppin’ Out” (1976)

[Live at The Old Lion Hotel in Adelaide, 1992 – where I used to go to see gigs. Woohoo!]

(*I use that word very advisedly.)


Song of the day: Father Noel – "Bohemian Rhapsody"

June 15, 2013

Here’s my favourite version of Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody“:

Father Noel – “Bohemian Rhapsody (1998)

And here’s the original:

Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody (1975)


Musical coincidences # 393

May 14, 2013

My new friend Michael (no, not that Michael – a different one) sent me a sound file he created that featured a coincidence he discovered. It involves a band called Semisonic and a band called The Beatles:

Semisonic – “Never You Mind (1998) / The Beatles – “I’m Only Sleeping (1966) (excerpts)

That’s pretty conclusive to me.

Thanks, the other Michael!

Here are the full versions:

Semisonic – “Never You Mind (1998)

The Beatles – “I’m Only Sleeping (1966)


Musical coincidences # 392

May 13, 2013

This was noticed by a friend of a friend (Hi, Maurice’s son!).

The first 10 seconds of both songs will tell you all you need to know…

The Lemonheads – “The Outdoor Type” (1996)

Billy Bragg – “Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards” (1988)


Musical coincidences # 391

May 11, 2013

This particular coincidence isn’t all that strong, but it may not be easy to hear, but the similarity between the two vocal melodies is there (albeit in different keys, and one is a little fancier than the other).

Jellyfish – “Now She Knows She’s Wrong” (1991) (excerpt)

Peter, Paul and Mary – “Leaving on A Jet Plane (1969) (excerpt)

Here are the full versions:

Jellyfish – “Now She Knows She’s Wrong” (1991) (excerpt)

Peter, Paul and Mary – “Leaving on A Jet Plane (1969)

And here’s the original version of “Leaving On A Jet Plane”:

John Denver – “Leaving on A Jet Plane (1970)


Song of the day: Jellyfish – "Now She Knows She’s Wrong"

May 11, 2013

A few weeks ago I went on a bit of a Jellyfish jag (i.e., I couldn’t get enough of ’em), and at the end of it I found myself in possession of a few Jellyfish CDs. (Thank you, eBay!)

This was one of them:

And this is the first track on it:

Jellyfish – “Now She Knows She’s Wrong” (1991)


Song of the day: Fountains Of Wayne – "Barbara H."

April 22, 2013

Here’s the sequence of events leading up to today’s song:

  1. I received an email from Bandcamp suggesting I listen to an album (Live In Concert by The Late Show)
  2. I began listening to it
  3. As soon as I heard the vocal melody in the verse of the first track I thought it sounded like the vocal melody in the chorus of Fountains Of Wayne‘s “Barbara H.”
  4. “Barbara H.” then proceeded to get stuck in my head
  5. I found myself with wanting to play you “Barbara H.”

And here it is:

Fountains Of Wayne – “Barbara H. (1996)


Musical coincidences # 384

April 6, 2013

Michael, frequent contributor of ’80s songs for this blog (See Educating Peter), heard a tune in a long-forgotten song from the 1960s and wondered if he’d heard it somewhere else.

Birds Of Paradise – “Our Hearts Will Never Hurt Again” (1967) (excerpt)

He had:

Owen Brady and RTÉ Cór na nÓg – “Angels We Have Heard On High (1999) (excerpt)

Here are the full versions:

Birds Of Paradise – “Our Hearts Will Never Hurt Again” (1967)

Owen Brady and RTÉ Cór na nÓg – “Angels We Have Heard On High (1999)