Song of the day: Loaded Dice – "Telephone"

May 19, 2010

It’s skinny-tie time again.

Here’s Loaded Dice with the infernally catchy “Telephone” (1979):


“Telephone” is just one of approximately 11 other horrendously catchy songs on Loaded Dice’s “No Sweat“. If you’re not much of a skinny-tie music fan (like me) but buy the album anyway, you might be surprised at how much of it will make you say to yourself “Hey, that’s not horrible. Actually, it’s pretty catchy…”

Song of the day: Loaded Dice – "Come And Take Me Tonight"

February 20, 2010

It’s time to put on your skinny tie, because Loaded Dice are here to ask you out for the evening and…

Loaded Dice – “Come And Take Me Tonight” (1979)

Update: I’ve been notified by the owners of the song that they’re not especially keen on “Come And Take Me Tonight” appearing here. They’d much rather it appear on your CD shelf.

“Come And Take Me Tonight” is just one of the many frisky tracks on their 1979 album, No Sweat, which was recently reissued after being remastered/rejigged/re-whatever-it-is-independent-companies-do-to-albums by Australian Power Pop 1975-1995, a blog that’s performed a valuable public service here (thanks, Australian Power Pop 1975~1995!).

If you’re so inclined (for example, if you’re a card-carrying skinny tie wearer), you’ll want to let your electronic fingers do the walking and zoom on over to Zero Hour Records and buy the little critter. You know you want to.

Song of the day: Loaded Dice – "Mam’Selle"

December 12, 2009

It’s just occurred to me that I haven’t played you a skinny tie song in ages. There’s a simple reason for that: the paucity of skinny tie songs around here is due mainly to me being not much of a devotee of that particular sub-genre. I don’t mind listening to the Shoes, 20/20, The Rubinoos et al, and there are individual songs that I like, but overall I don’t respond to them all with anywhere near as much gusto as I do with, say, Cheap Trick or The Raspberries. (Or, dare I say it… The Wellingtons.) If you’re a big fan of skinny tie music, and you’re suitably outraged, you probably think that this power pop blog isn’t worth the electrons it’s written on. I understand completely.

As a peace offering, here’s Loaded Dice with “Mam’Selle” which holds the distinction of being the first (and possibly the only) English-language power pop song with the chorus sung entirely in French:

Loaded Dice – “Mam’Selle” (1979)