Musical coincidences # 225

April 24, 2012

Today’s coincidence is purely lyrical (i.e., it’s the lyrics) – but I’m not entirely sure it’s accidental…

The Church – “Ripple” (1992) (excerpt)

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Al Jolson – “My Mammy (1927) (excerpt)

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I have to ask: “Hey, Steve – was that deliberate?”

Anyway, here are the full versions:

The Church – “Ripple” (1992)

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Al Jolson – “My Mammy (1927)

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Musical coincidences # 107

April 19, 2011

Once again, Mr. Fabulous has supplied a musical coincidence I was completely unaware of. Much obliged, Mr. F.

Here’s a bit of the acoustic guitar at the beginning of David Bowie‘s rather well-known “Space Oddity“:

(Courtesy of a bit of audio trickery, I’ve removed the left channel – it had all the other instruments except for the acoustic guitar which is exclusively in the right – made it mono, and turned it up so you can hear it clearly.)

David Bowie – “Space Oddity (1969) (excerpt)

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And here’s how The Church‘s not-as-well-known “Remote Luxury” starts:

(I’ve left this one intact, but it’s turned way up as well. These two songs sure do start off quiet…)

The Church – “Remote Luxury (1984) (excerpt)

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Yep.

Here are the full versions:

David Bowie – “Space Oddity (1969)

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The Church – “Remote Luxury (1984)

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Great moments on Australian television

January 11, 2011

The Church‘s acceptance speech at the ARIA Hall of Fame on October 27, 2010:

[Slight warning: there’s a wee bit of swearing in it.]

Steve Kilbey talks about fellow inductees John Williamson, Models, Johnny Young, The Loved Ones, and The Church’s first manager Michael Chugg. You may not know everyone mentioned in it, but I think the video’s worth sharing with any rock music fan.

For me, Steve Kilbey elevates the art of the acceptance speech to the sublime.

(The full-sized version is available on Facebook.)


Song of the day: The Church – "An Interlude"

January 11, 2011

Here’s the always-jangly, always-dreamy The Church:

The Church – “An Interlude” (1982)

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“An Interlude” appears on The Church’s second album, The Blurred Crusade (1982). If you’re wondering why the song goes on so long, it’s because when the album was first released on vinyl, “An Interlude” ended side one. Ah, vinyl.

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Song of the day: The Church – "When You Were Mine"

March 8, 2010

Here’s anachronistic* and atypical* 80’s band The Church with a song from their second album, The Blurred Crusade:

The Church – “When You Were Mine” (1982)

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(*I think it was Steve Kilbey, The Church’s main songwriter/bass player/singin’ dude, who once said in an interview that he’d always thought they were a 60’s band stuck in the 80’s. Considering their music is mostly neo-psychedelic and extra-jangly, I’d go along with that.)


Song of the day: The Church – "Almost With You"

July 12, 2009

Here’s The Church with “Almost With You.” Let the jangle begin!:

The Church – “Almost With You” (1982)

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“Almost With You” opens 1982’s The Blurred Crusade, an album with a whole heap of atmosphere. The word ‘dreamy’ doesn’t being to describe it.

As a bonus, here’s track two:

The Church – “When You Were Mine” (1982)

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