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Larry Franz

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For those who are here and those who aren't (you know who you are).

The Rolling Stones  "Not Fade Away", The Rolling Stones, 1964
youtube.com/watch?v=shQQuLULa7U

The Yardbirds  "I'm Not Talking", For Your Love, 1965 (first studio album? Five Live Yardbirds was live)
youtube.com/watch?v=tOSZtCz5K_o

The Police, "Can't Stand Losing You", Outlandos d'Amour, 1978 (they've never been in the battle, maybe because everyone is sick of hearing them?)
youtube.com/watch?v=32n3beXKlr0

Lord Huron  "Ends of the Earth", Lonesome Dreams, 2012
youtube.com/watch?v=MJCqbuJxTEs

The Blasters  "So Long Baby Goodbye", The Blasters, 1981
youtube.com/watch?v=GUHPFgwn9d0


PS:  Randy Newman  "Living Without You", Randy Newman, 1968 (an excellent song, but not his best vocal)
youtube.com/watch?v=jFsixGz_uXY

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bonnie bella

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Daft Punk did their homework in 1997.

Around the World.

youtube.com/watch?v=yca6UsllwYs


Phoenix.

youtube.com/watch?v=wxBc6JjKSWU


It's nice to have you(r) back, Lee. 

 


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Larry Franz

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bonnie -- Thank you for joining in on our leisurely exploration of Their First Album. I enjoyed the instrumental "Phoenix". I confess to skipping ahead a little on the more popular, more repetitious "Around the World" and its electrified singing. Maybe I need to invest in a copy of Daft Punk: The Instrumentals.

On the other hand, all you need is love?

The Animals  "I'm In Love Again", The Animals, 1964 
youtube.com/watch?v=dUOxJBppdzU

The Ronettes  "When I Saw You", Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes featuring Veronica, 1964
youtube.com/watch?v=ihc11FnsuHo

The Crystals  "No One Ever Tells You", Twist Uptown, 1962
youtube.com/watch?v=V3eTHz1txrs

Elvis Presley  "One-Sided Love Affair" and "I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')", Elvis Presley, 1956
youtube.com/watch?v=fQvco4pFtDU

youtube.com/watch?v=nwcvdTXK6yk


PS again:  Randy Newman  "Love Story (You and Me)", Randy Newman, 1968

"We'll have a kid, Maybe we'll rent one, He's got to be straight, We don't want a bent one" 
"Some day he may be president, If things loosen up"
Narrator's voice: Things loosened up.

youtube.com/watch?v=siZ5ihqLmTk

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Lisa G/TS

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My ears were burning...did someone mention me? 

Larry -- aw, shucks. Have I been missed...like a toothache? I beg to differ with your statement:

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The Police, "Can't Stand Losing You", Outlandos d'Amour, 1978 (they've never been in the battle, maybe because everyone is sick of hearing them?) 


Not me, necessarily. This vintage classic that I hadn't heard in ages came on as I started driving home the other day. Hoo Haa! It went down good!:



Lee -- Thanks for your concern re: the Playoffs. I had kinda sensed it was slipping away partly due to some one-sided, pro-Vegas officiating (Harrumph!!), though I must admit The Rutles had a similar reaction to many Jets followers:



I'll see if I can squeeze in a ballot for you, Larry. Just needed a hiatus. In light of this US/Canada tariff nonsense, how about I toss on this appropriate revenge from Colbert a couple of months ago?:  



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Al Forsyth

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Welcoming the teeny bopper, Lisa, back to reality.  LOVE - Message In A Bottle.  Had to have been a band where egos clashed.

Here's some first album cuts, kick off with Creedence
youtube.com/watch?v=-S1_cEuImL0
To, thought Inna Gadda was their first, but: youtube.com/watch?v=miE8o3sTjpI
Kinda groovy
Speaking of, The Rascals:
youtube.com/watch?v=Xa-FhzE2AAw
Those Simians:
youtube.com/watch?v=nSJC-YDcS80

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GOLD Brian Wilson
SILVER - Evlis.  Hey that's a palindrome.  But I mean Elvis aka Declan.
BRONZE Who's probably still winning by a mile? 
TIN Beach Boys.  Nearly a first for me


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Larry Franz

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D.A.N. -- Thanks for your votes & for ruining the Who's perfect streak! Maybe you've started Brian on the (incredibly steep) comeback trail.


Lisa -- Thanks for reappearing! In our time of troubles, we need contact with sensible voices from the outside world. As well as commentary from Stephen Colbert and his writers. I bet there's at least one Canadian among them.

In recognition of the Orange Wrecking Ball:

The Ramones  "Loudmouth", Ramones, 1976
youtube.com/watch?v=qoOWot3efxY

The Mothers of Invention  "Trouble Every Day", Freak Out!, 1966
youtube.com/watch?v=oo4EnABWB4Y

Nine Inch Nails  "Head Like a Hole", Pretty Hate Machine, 1989
youtube.com/watch?v=cV2EUUF47Ms

Beach House, "Master of None" and "Childhood", Beach House, 2006
youtube.com/watch?v=4mLbSumTrBw

youtube.com/watch?v=PLSohe2ksGE

The War on Drugs  "Needle in Your Eye #16", Wagonwheel Blues, 2008
youtube.com/watch?v=-raDh7BGzQw


Lisa & Al:  Personally, I like the Police, although I got tired of hearing them on the radio. "King of Pain" would be perfect for this post if they'd recorded it earlier. Oh, hell. Let's pretend!

The Police  "King of Pain"
youtube.com/watch?v=0mgSCKXSp9M

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Larry Franz

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Only nine voters so far. I might as well make it ten.

Gold -- The Who  "My Generation" -- A real classic. I hadn't thought of using it this week but when I saw that nobody ever had, it was too hard to pass up. I thought it would do well but Brian's song would do better. Little did I know.

Silver -- Elvis Costello  "Alison" -- One of the highlights from his first album, back when he hadn't run out of material. A poignant ballad surrounded by hyperactivity. In 2004, Rolling Stone put it at #318 in their 500 greatest list. ("My Generation" was #11.)

Bronze -- Brian Wilson  "Melt Away" -- One of the highlights from his first album. It was a big surprise when I saw nobody had ever used it. I remember the first time I heard it. When it was over, it really felt like Brian was back in business. (Landy is no longer credited as a co-writer.)(John B -- It's not too late to bump it up!)

Pewter -- The Beach Boys  "Heads You Win, Tails I Lose" -- I thought it might possibly beat the distinctive crooning of Elvis Costello. I like the Surfin' Safari album a lot and always enjoy this one, so I wondered how it would do. Mike's squeaky lead vocal is just right, given the lyrics, which are quite entertaining (like Darren said, "arbitrarily"!) Mike's squeaky lead vocal also fits "County Fair", another song that hasn't been in the battle. Who else could deliver a line like "I just didn't do so well" so perfectly?


A few "R" songs from the Their First Album master list:

The Roches  "The Married Men", The Roches, 1979
youtube.com/watch?v=KK3c6DCkTP0

Roy Orbison, "Rock House", Roy Orbison at the Rock House, 1961
youtube.com/watch?v=CjZy6mSLS8Q

The Ramones  "Let's Dance", Ramones, 1976 (in honor of Brian's old friend, Chris Montez)
youtube.com/watch?v=7f1uWMC7i9k

Roxy Music  "Bitters End", Roxy Music, 1972 
youtube.com/watch?v=bpBKcia2d_k

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D.A.N. -- Thanks for your votes & for ruining the Who's perfect streak


[my bolding]


I was surprised, buit I guess I shouldn't be.
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Lisa G/TS

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GOLD -- BW, Melt Away -- Shall I go back into exile?  [rolleyes]  Actually a tight race with The 'oo but then John mentioned the desert island concept and yep, I wouldn't get tired of this as opposed to MG, which truly is classic and timeless, but...I might be ready to throw things after repeated listenings. The stripped down version of MA from IJWMFTT is another thing of beauty. 

SILVER -- The 'oo, My Generation -- Roger that, Roger (and Pete, John and Keith). 

BRONZE -- Elvis (not Presley) Costello (not Lou), Alison -- Nice early effort by the lad, might have placed slightly higher with different competitors.

TIN -- Beach Boys, Heads You Win, Tails I Lose -- Meh, but they'd be winners soon enough. 

Speaking of lads, still proud of mine (Jets). Ending as 2nd best in the West Conference was still the highest they'd ever achieved, but of course I've shifted to Go CAPS Go !  [biggrin]
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Lisa G/TS

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Weekend Funnies time...

It's not from Heart's first album, but the first single from their second album, lip sync'd by the Peanuts gang. Note Pigpen, Charlie and Snoopy killin' it in the band. Enjoy!:



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BRONZE -- Elvis (not Presley) Costello

 
I was going to say we had a quiz last week and consecutive answers were Elvis C and Elvis P.   Thought that was quite funny at the time.
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bonnie bella

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My votes.

GOLD - Elvis.  Stands out as the most beautiful song this week, so it must take my gold placing.  Lovely song for desert islands and quiz nights and Canada, and even just your computer at home on a cold winter night. I'm a big fan of "Watching the Detectives", from the same album. 

youtube.com/watch?v=k1Qnt5bx1OI

SILVER - The Who.  When it's not your generation, it doesn't necessarily have quite the same impact.  

BRONZE - Brian.  Great song, but my least favourite era of his vocals. Great backing vocals, however, and a very worthy song in the scheme of things.  If I were packing for my desert island interlude, I'd make room for sunscreen instead of this song.  (Philosophical Question: How big is a song?)

TIN - TBB.  Oh, I don't know, this sounds a lot like a no-win situation.


From their first and self-titled album, Men I Trust, (2014) *


Dazed, (ft. Geoffroy and Gabrielle Shonk)

youtube.com/watch?v=0r4cJA0VhYQ


System, (ft. Gabrielle and Marie Renee)

youtube.com/watch?v=QFiz2r7CgRQ


A Cycle, (ft. Odile)

youtube.com/watch?v=0k-kAG7lXR4


Introit, (ft. Odile)


youtube.com/watch?v=2ibwAvYERHQ


Thanks, Larry.  Looking forward to your middling albums next time.


*  An album I clearly like rather a lot.







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but my least favourite era of his vocals. Great backing vocals, however, 


I feel the same, except that all the vocals are Brian. 

My two favourite tracks on Brian's eponymous release...






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Al Forsyth

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Larry, yet two more first albums.  I saw the piece on Sunday morning on Stills and Collins and had the chance to hear them together last year.  So, this song (used before in battle) tells the story even more.  A break-up song:


And, originally recorded in 64, but becomes a hit in 66:


Lisa - good to find that "the humor" is back and Peanuts do Barracuda = NICE.  Yes, go Caps and Cavs. I only follow college hockey now (go Yale).  Bonnie - the when not your generation probably does ring true. Darren and Larry, good to "rediscover" the REAL Brian's Back album.

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