Thursday, September 30, 2010

El Guincho - Bombay

I don't know anything about El Guincho. I've never heard of him, or his songs before yesterday, so when a mate of mine forwarded over this clip I didn't know what to expect.

The song and clip that proceeded to infect my eyes and ears had me hooked within the first glimpse of a golden nipple. haha, and well, it's a pretty damn weird/sexy/awesome clip.

I really like the sound of this Spanish song too, with the electric drums and his Spanish voice mixed with the Caribbean steel drums. It's a very cruisy kicked back tune.

Pop Negro

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Liam Lynch - United States Of Whatever

Liam Lynch is hilariously awesome! In 2003 he released his album, Fake Songs, with original songs of his own that sounded and took the piss out of other artists. United States Of Whatever also featured on that album, and made it into the top ten both in Australia and the UK.

He's created TV shows for MTV, and also produced film clips for No Doubt, Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Eagles Of Death Metal, and also was responsible for a little movie called Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny.

I love him, and if you don't then... Whatever!

Fake Songs (Bonus Dvd)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Nirvana - Aneurysm

Nirvana, simply awesome. Kurt up front, Chris on bass and Dave smashing the skins like his life depended on it. They're one of the all-time great bands, so I asked The Bird to give me his favourite pick from the masters of grunge and this is what he had to say about his favourite Nirvana tune, Aneurysm.

One of the best closing songs ever, I love the slow intro that builds up bigger and bigger and then delivers with a solid wall of grunge, like a slap in the face with a wet tuna.

I saw this on Live!Tonight!Soldout and loved the interaction between Kurt and Chris onstage. Oh and you can't go past that killer bass line - It's freaking sweet... you can air guitar to it forever ( and I have).

NevermindIn UteroBleach (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)MTV Unplugged in New York

Monday, September 27, 2010

Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

Joy Division burst onto the UK music scene in 1979 with the moody debut album, Unknown Pleasures. Frontman Ian Curtis has one of those voices that just grabs your attention the second you hear that deep baratone.

Recently founding member Peter Hook hit the road and played some 30-year-anniversary gigs to commemorate their amazing debut album.

Love Will Tear Us Apart is one of my favourite songs, and is arguably one of the greatest songs ever. The haunting lyrics about a love that's too hard to control, that's it's tearing two people away from each other - it's almost like a little insight into Curtis's head as he battled his epilepsy, depression, a failing marriage, and struggled to come to terms with their every growing success, which eventually lead to him committing suicide.

If you haven't seen the movie about Joy Division and Ian Curtis, Control, the I suggest you get it and check it out. Such a tragic story about a great musician who left us far too early.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

OK Go - White Knuckles

OK Go are back with another sweet sounding pop rock tune and as we've all come to expect from these four talented lads, the film clip is one of the greatest I've ever seen!

Combining sweet tunes with a whole stack of super talented dogs - I mean who doesn't love dogs! They're man's best friend (besides when they hump your let or rub their anus all over your carpet), so for me it's an instant winner.

What do you think, is this their best film clip to date?

Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hunters & Collectors - Say Goodbye

I was only five years old when this track came out and for me Hunters & Collectors make up part of my childhood sound track.

I loved how my parents used to play music late at night, and I could listen to their music slowly making it's way up the dark long corridor. I knew I was in for some sweet Hunters & Collectors as soon as that big chunky bass line starts up.

Mark Seymour has to be one of Australia's all-time greatest musicians, and I am so glad that my parents got me onto him at a younger age. Even if it did take me a few years to come around and admit my parents liked good music.

Thanks guys!

Human Frailty (Bonus Dvd)Jaws of LifeGhost NationCut

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Arcade Fire - Wake Up

Okay so my husband has started this blog and has been pestering me for weeks to put up my very own SOTD so here goes.

I remember the first time I ever heard Arcade Fire, I'd just started a new job and the album was left on iTunes from it's previous owner (Jade). As I riffled through I instantly fell in love with these guys.

Fast forward to 2008 and I'm sitting at home waiting for my husband to return from a trip to Melbourne - I get a phone call from my good friend Robbie telling me he has a spare ticket to see Arcade Fire that night at the Enmore Theater but tells me it's up to Bret and I to decide who should go.... lucky for me Bret was thousands of kilometers up in the sky. I couldn't get changed fast enough!

We had the best seats in the house, front row middle of the balcony and as I watched this husband and wife duo dance and sing along with their multi-talented band my heart skipped beats and my hips danced like crazy.

These guys put so much energy into their sets, they swap instruments and dance like crazy all while singing along to every song. I was so happy watching this theatrical performance unfold in front of me that I wanted to burst into tears and hug everyone in the room!

So here's my favourite song from that night, filmed live at the Enmore. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Much love... Kt

FuneralThe SuburbsNeon Bible

Monday, September 20, 2010

Barbara Feldon - 99

Today's song is brought to you by Danny Y!

Who wasn’t in love with Agent 99? I know I was.

Get Smart’s sexy and deadly agent, she played it straight but was madly in love with Maxwell Smart. Played with allure by Barbara Feldon, she helped make Get Smart the TV hit it was.

In the height of the show’s popularity, Feldon was talked into recording a novelty single – “99” (and it’s b-side “Max”). It’s hardly the only TV show tie-in song (the Monkees is pretty much a whole show of them), but “99” is a cut above the standard novelty song. Both Beck and the White Stripes have covered it.

Get Smart may be a rip on James Bond, but “99” is a loving tribute to James Bond music. John Barry-esque orchestra, that chinkiny chink guitar and Feldon purring over the top. The lyrics are great, it still sounds great – it really should have come back around and been an ironic hit with the hipster scene. One or two more cover versions ought to do it, I think.

The single was a flop, released on a Motown subsidiary and treated as nothing more than junk food for kids. It was only saved in Australia of all places when Glenn A Baker’s Raven label did a Get Smart soundtrack and put both sides of Feldon’s single as bonus tracks. That compilation is no longer on the Raven website so could well be gone as well. You can still enjoy it here...

Get Smart (1965 - 1970 Television Series)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

N.E.R.D - Lap Dance

I'm in a bit of a happy party mood right now so thought it would be a good time to highlight the raunchy tunes of N.E.R.D - and more importantly this song and clip.

Pharrell Williams is one talented guy, who loves to party and hang out with wildly hot ladies! So it makes sense that when someone said, 'what do you want in your film clip for Lap Dance' he would reply 'lap dances'. Derr!

It's not your average Saturday morning music show clip that's for sure! I think I came across this video very late one night and was blown away. Didn't think you could do that with video clips, but then here it is!

Great tune, and certainly looks like one hell of a party night.

Fly Or DieSeeing Soundsn.e.r.d.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bob Marley - Is This Love

A few weeks ago a friend posted a status update on Facebook stating her hatred for all things reggae, and to be honest I was a bit shocked. Sure reggae isn't going to be every one's cup of (herb) tea, but I didn't think it was possible to hate something that to me is so positive and happy.

The greatest reggae man of all time Bob Marley was full of love and positivity that it makes me happy every time I listen to any of his tunes. Is This Love, I certainly hope so!

I love the film clip to this song, it's just Marley performing at a kids party and everyone having a good time. Filmed in the days when you could have kids in a film clip without people thinking nasty things about you. I wish this was one of my birthday parties, a great time would be had by all.

So light up the darkness people and let Bob give you a big music hug and share the warmth and love that is reggae.

Legend: Best ofUprisingSongs of Freedom

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

MC Hammer - Can't Touch This

From everyone's favourite rapper turned preacher man came the tune Can't Touch This. In a blurr of happy pants and flat tops MC Hammer and his hammer dancers came charging out of the gates in the year 1990.

20 years on and you'll be hard pressed to find a jumping dance floor filling playlist that doesn't feature this cracking tune. Even those fly boys who hang in the corner looking cool will hit the stage and bust out some shitty/awesome (the shittier the better) dance moves to this one.

Because when it comes down to it, we're all a sucker for a cheesy old school tune.

STOP, hammer time.

If there's one thing cooler than MC Hammer and happy pants, it's a flash mob dancing to MC Hammer in happy pants. Awesome!

U Can't Touch ThisMC Hammer - Greatest Hits

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Kev Carmody - Thou Shalt Not Steal

Today's tune is brought to you by Alex K Roots, who's been studying a bit of Aboriginal culture at uni, which in turn has inspired this song of the day.

I've heard Kev Carmody described as Australia's answer to Bob Dylan, and most certainly there are similarities in the structure and feel to his songs; but Carmody has something that Dylan never had and that is a cause - there is no confusion about the message in this song; it's 1989 and only a year after White Australia celebrated the bicentenary of European arrival on Australian shores, Aboriginal people are fighting for recognition of their place in Australia's history. The Mabo decision is but 3 years away, and in Australia 'times are a changing', Land Rights are becoming a topic of great debate and through music Indigenous Australians are finding a strong voice.

In this song Carmody addresses the hypocrisy of the so called 'civilising process', invoking the Christian commandment 'thou shalt not steel' to simultaneously attack the Church for it's role in the institutionalisation of Aboriginal children, as well as to draw attention to the dispossession of Aboriginal lands under the British Empire's so called Terra Nullius doctrine.

Thou Shalt Not Steal is delivered through a folk medium with an apparent air of the injustice and suffering found in much of the early 20th century downtrodden Mississippi blues. There is no self pity in Carmody's tone however, and the accompanying video powerfully re-enforces his message managing to capture the timeless essence of Rock and Roll by delivering a great big F**k You to the establishment....

Cannot Buy My Soul: the Songs of Kev CarmodyEulogy (For a Black Person)


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