I’m not a one girls guy, and they know it.
When it comes to love I don’t lie,
and the girls respect me for it.
Ain’t gonna say my nose can’t be over
but right now there’s just too many fine ladies out there to choose one from…”
When this album was released in 1967 it was largely ignored. Fools. Since then it has been recognized as one of the most influential and critically lauded rock albums in history. It was recorded in 1966 during Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia event tour, which I wont even try to describe. Don’t know if it was the drugs, the nihilism, the times or what but the feeling you get from this music truly something else.
Hey white boy, what you doin’ uptown?
Hey white boy, you chasin’ our women around?
Oh pardon me sir, it’s the furthest from my mind
Iâ€™m just lookin’ for a dear, dear friend of mine
I’m waiting for my man…”
Am I the only one that finds this song a little strage? I mean it’s pretty clear the song is about the sad story of a teenager so deeply involved with drugs that he has no friends, is willing to try anything and ends up overdosing.Â The instrumentation and vocal performance however, have that hopeful shoegaze/dream pop feel so instead of a sad song about drugs I feel like I’m listening the The Rembrandts’ I’ll Be There For You, aka the Friends theme song, weird.
Despite the contrasting feel and production sound, A Teenager In Love is one of my favorite tracks from their self-titled debut LP. Does this track remind you of anything? Bowie -Â Modern Love maybe? Maybe a little bit. Either way, great song.
Never gonna fall for – Modern love…â€
This Smooth Jazz 101 inspired track is nothinig short of amazing. The chord progression is as cheesy as it gets but somehow still manages to have the feeling of something you would want to hear at a cool after hours joint. This track is completely out of place in their album, which makes it that much better. I have no idea how they pulled this one off. Laid back, enjoy.
Stephan, Don Diabloâ€™s manager sent me this in the AMâ€¦ Iâ€™m just going to post his email, I canâ€™t disagree.
â€œDon Diablo delivers this weekâ€™s hottest record with his remix for One eskimOâ€™s â€œGivinâ€™ Upâ€, which is taken from their forthcoming album â€œAll Balloonsâ€. Don Diablo takes the original song to another level with added strings, synths, his trademark percussion, a killer bassline and a break that sends this mix straight into another dimension. We dare to say that this is simply a future classic that crosses boundaries and melts down igloos like thereâ€™s no tomorrow. One eskimOâ€™s forthcoming album is produced by Rollo (Faithless) and will be backed up by a series of animations produced by Passion Pictures, the team behind â€˜Gorillazâ€™.â€
P.S. Before you jump out the window, yes this is an old post, we’re still getting all our content back in order after getting shut down by the man.
I started binging on Youth Novels again and with that comes all the amazing remixes the album has inspired. Perhaps the most remixed track from the album is Little Bit, I can think of about 8 off the top. From what I gather this song is about a â€œfriends with benefitsâ€ type of relationship that she is scared of taking to the next levelâ€¦
And for you i keep my legs apart
And forget about my tainted heart
And i will never ever be the first
To say it
But still I,
Yes you know I..I..I..â€
Most chick flicks and love songs are so mawkishly sentimental and unrealistic that I completely shut them out. Lykke Li, however, expresses a very realistic and relatable version of love, one that I can really identify with, good stuff. Here are 2 of my favorites including a pretty good cover by Drake. No, I didnâ€™t forget the Death to the Thone remix, I just think the drum sounds they used are a little to happy hardcore sounding for a Lykke Li song. Anyways, these will do your Tuesday right, enjoy.
In her usual fashion, Steph Lund sent me this amazing song a few weeks ago but Iâ€™ve been so busy that I never got around to posting/listening toÂ it. This song truly is something else, bliss is pretty much the only word I can use to describe it. I’m off to Nantucket for the weekend so and I can guarantee this will be the background music at some beach somewhere on island. Collapsing At Your Doorstep is from their 2008 released No Way Down EP, an album I highly recommed for all summer playlist.Â Fantastic feel good music, enjoy.
Sorta like a dream isnâ€™t it? No, better.â€
P.S. These are automated post, I left the city last night and won’t be back till next week so don’t get mad if I don’t answer emails etc. See you soon.
The pop/punk blend is a feeling I really can never get enough of, at least when itâ€™s done right. Pete & The Pirates are a band from Reading, England, they formed in 2005 and have since released two official EPs. Their sound is a mix of 80s post punk and 90â€™s American indie rock, fresh. Mr. Understanding is from their 2008 critically acclaimed LP, Little Death. The songs melody is as infectious as they come, the lyrics are simple yet meaningful – my favorite kind. Completely forgot about these guys till the ever faithful iTunes shuffle put them back in the picture. Great song, enjoy.
You and me trying hard to rememberâ€¦ How we ever started out with our sights so high.â€
These guys sampled the drums from â€œBe My Baby,â€ one of my favorite 60â€™s songs performed by The Shangri-Las andÂ produced by one of my musical heroes, the pop mastermind Phil Spector. At face value, this song is about the thrill being gone, the end, going from liking someone to indifference. The callous overtone may turn some off but being a romantic realist I find this stage of a relationship just as interesting as actually being in love. Hey, if you can’t find the good in the “bad,” well then your just not that creative ; )
This video is great, it’s spooky, creepy, disturbing yet very fitting. Having grown up BMXing I was a huge fan of the bike gang doing ollieâ€™s and flatland tricks while this girl is pouring her heart out about falling out of love. I had to turn off the video to actually listen to the lyrics but I you probably won’t have that problem. Cold as ice. Enjoy.
We walked arm in arm
But I didn’t feel his her touch
A desire I’d first tried to hide,
That tingling inside was gone
And when he she asked me:
‘do you still love me?’
I had to look away
I didn’t want to tell him her
That my heart grows colder with each day.”
Just got reminded of this song by Sean Mattison, the man everyone should be following on Twitter. I remember hearing the original a while back but never really kept it in rotation, this remix may change that. It was produced by Marc Ronson, notice the trademark brass arrangements and funky break beat. Wale, with the exception of the corny “Slim Fast” reference, does his part to perfection by blending into the songs concept and not over doing it. Very simple & tasteful production. EMPT fav.
Donâ€™t let them get you down. Theyâ€™ll step on you to get to higher ground.â€