Song of the day: Bleu – "B.O.S.T.O.N."

January 2, 2012

Here’s Bleu with one Grade-A, industrial strength, preeminently proper piece of power pop:

Bleu – “B.O.S.T.O.N. (2010)

I’d been wanting to play you that for quite a while, but kept thinking “It’s not an Australian song, or an Australian artist, and this is supposed to be an Australian blog”. And then I thought: “Who cares?”

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Musical coincidences # 166

January 2, 2012

Today’s Song of the day (see above) is Bleu‘s “B.O.S.T.O.N.”. Before I put it on this blog, I listened to it a few times to make sure that it was suitable. (It was.) And as I listened to it, I noticed a couple of bits in it that brought to mind two other songs.

Here’s the first bit:

Bleu – “B.O.S.T.O.N.” (2010) (excerpt 1)

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It reminded me of:

Squeeze – “Funny How It Goes” (1980) (excerpt)

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And here’s the second bit:

Bleu – “B.O.S.T.O.N.” (2010) (excerpt 2)

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That reminded me of:

Kate Bush – “Hounds Of Love (1985) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

Bleu – “B.O.S.T.O.N.” (2010)

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Squeeze – “Funny How It Goes” (1980)

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Kate Bush – “Hounds Of Love (1985)

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Song of the day: Bleu – "I Won’t Go Hollywood"

August 10, 2010

We continue our season of non-wimpy songs with American artist Bleu:

Bleu – “I Won’t Go Hollywood” (2002)

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“I Won’t Go Hollywood” appears on Bleu’s absolutely splendid album Redhead (2002 on Aware Records and and then re-released with different track listing on Columbia in 2003). It’s so splendid that it’d probably be on my non-existent list* of top ten power pop albums ever. Ever!

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(*I’m not much of a list person, but if I was then Redhead would be on one list or another.)