Song of the day: Gladhands – "Kill’em With Kindness"

June 29, 2011

A couple of days ago a friend (Hi, Kenny!) suggested I listen to a US power pop band called Gladhands. They were active in the 90’s, and released two albums before, er, not releasing any more.

I got a hold of their debut album, La Di Da (1997), listened to it, and enjoyed it. It’s power pop alright – lots of tunes, lots of guitars – and pleasantly varied (i.e., the songs don’t all sound the same).

Here’s the opening track:

Gladhands – “Kill’em With Kindness” (1997)

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And here’s another one:

Gladhands – “Dissatisfaction” (1997)

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Not bad at all.

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Musical coincidences # 115

June 29, 2011

I’ve been listening to Gladhands‘ 1997 album La Di Da (see above), and I noticed a familiar melody in the title track. “La Di Da” starts like this:

Gladhands – “La Di Da” (1997) (excerpt)

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To me, that sounded enough like this…

Little Anthony & the Imperials – “Goin’ Out Of My Head (1964) (excerpt)

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…for me to shout “Hey, that’s a musical coincidence!”

Here are the full versions:

Gladhands – “La Di Da” (1997)

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Little Anthony & the Imperials – “Goin’ Out Of My Head (1964)

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