lundi 15 novembre 2004

Love Is Strange

While I think of the subject for my next real update, this is the last mix that Drugburn made. We are working on two more.

1. Death By Chocolate--Vox Wah Wah Pedal
2. Danny White--Cracked Up Over You
3. Les Lionceaux--Le Jour, La Nuit, Le Jour
4. 112 featuring Jay-Z and Lil' Kim--Peaches And Cream
5. Melody Club--Baby
6. Ginette Garcin--Cresoxipropanediol En Capsules
7. Herman's Hermits--Silhouettes
8. The Everly Brothers--Love Is Strange
9. Dennis Wilson--Lady
10. Dion and the Belmonts--Teenager In Love
11. Loretta Lynn--Miss Being Mrs.
12. Merry Clayton--Country Road
13. Fats Domino--I'm Ready
14. Lee Morgan--Speedball
15. The Owls--Air
16. Beyoncé--Yes
17. Michel Polnareff--La Poupée Qui Fait Non
18. George Jones--Tall Tall Trees
19. Jean-Jacques Robert and Jean-Michel Guise--Love Call
20. Darlene Love--A Fine, Fine Boy
21. France Gall--N'écoute Pas Des Idoles
22. Dungen--Lipsill
23. Gram Parsons--Kiss The Children
24. Camera Obscura--Park And Ride
25. Rod Stewart--Tonight's The Night
26. Gaslight Radio--New Estate Dreamboat

vendredi 12 novembre 2004

In The Melody Style

Drugburn makes somewhat of a departure from its previous format with its comeback post. For one thing, I have discovered caps, and for now on I plan on using them. I think it makes my blog much more readable and "intelligent."

The band I'm featuring in this particular entry represents another departure. As many of my friends are already aware, I have become fixated on a Swedish group known as Melody Club of late. If you are someone I know and I have not compelled you to listen to and/or look at them, I plan on doing that...Right. Now.

To the casual listener, the most prominent aspects of Melody Club's sound are probably the layers of synths that permeate their music. Yes, yes, I know what you're thinking..."synth pop," "new wave," "UH OH THE NINETEEN EIGHTIES!" But be fair. Offhand, I would say that they are most comparable to The Cars, who certainly created pop hooks solid enough to transcend such crass labels. Melody Club deserve to be regarded separately from all of the "eighties revival" dreck that has clogged the airwaves and record stores for the past four years.

They do not belong on the soundtrack to a John Hughes movie. They do not belong on early "when they still played videos" MTV.

Go listen to "Baby" and tell me that it doesn't melt the enamel right off your teeth.

Melody Club official website (only the Swedish part works at the moment)
"Take Me Away" video (Windows Media Player)
"Baby" video (Windows Media Player)