Friday Music

OK, first off — here’s a bit that’s not music. It’s a track from an Eddie Izzard CD, Unspeakable, that I promised I’d post. It was recorded in 1994, before he broke out and got big — but you can see that his style was already firmly in place: Eddie Izzard – “Does He Eat Crisps?”

I’ve really got to thank and for introducing me to Hedningarna. I’ve been devouring the disc they made for me, and it has led me to look for more. Here’s a track from their CD Hippjokk: Hedningarna – “Bierdna.” Apparently, “Bierdna” means “The Bear.”

Since so many of you enjoyed “Crazy”, I figured that I’d post another tune from Gnarls Barkley — their debut CD, St. Elsewhere, should be out soon. I’m definately picking it up. Gnarls Barkley – “Smiley Faces.”

This summer will see the release of the third installment of the Mission: Impossible films, and you know what that means: Another version of the theme! The first film had a wicked big-beat version from U2’s Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton. The second had the god-awful “Take A Look Around” by Limp Bizkit. Now, the third installment features this remix, from Kanye “George Bush Hates Black People” West. Kanye West – “M:I III Theme (Remix)”

Here’s a bit of trip-hop for . It’s been a while since I’ve posted some. This is another track by the French trip-hop act, Hooverphonic: Hooverphonic – “Inhaler.”

A little something to get your asses moving on a Friday: One of the classic dance-floor tracks by Sugar Hill Gang. Contrary to the file name, this is not called “Tonto, Jump On It”….it is, of course, the cheese-tastic Sugar Hill Gang – “Apache.”

One of the best examples of using a fairly recognizable sample to create a new song. Simply Red took the instrumental hook from Hall & Oates’ “I Can’t Go For That”, and crafted this song. They knew they weren’t going to be able to hide the influence, so they went ahead and started the second verse with the female back-up singer actually giving us a couple of lines from the original. That’s pretty cool. Simply Red – “Sunrise.”

I don’t know why, but I’m in the mood for over-the-top bombastic Jim Steinman. So, here’s a track of his from the soundtrack to the 80s “Rock and Roll Fable”, Streets of Fire, performed by the studio group he put together for the film — Fire, Inc. – “Nowhere Fast.” Gotta love the classic Steinman line: “You and me are going nowhere slowly, and we’ve got to get away from the past. There’s nothing wrong with going nowhere, baby….but we should be going nowhere FAST.”

…and with that, another week goes by.

5 Replies to “Friday Music”

  1. Aha! I thought what you were telling me last night sounded familiar! Though “Unspeakable” may be the name of the cd, it turns out it’s actually the audio recording of his show “Unrepeatable” which was his first show onto dvd in 1994. Which of course, I own. ;)

    Have you not seen that one?

  2. I’ve been…

    watching Dr Who fanvids all afternoon in between phone calls. *shaking fist* Curse you & your highly addictive sites!!

    Well, ok, seriously, THANK YOU!! ;-)

    & I don’t believe I’m ever NOT in the mood for Steinman. Over the top? Booyah!

  3. (Poirot mode On)

    “ the French trip-hop act, Hooverphonic..”

    Belgian trip-hop! :)

    I wonder if you’ve heard of Ozark Henry, another belgian artist. His last two albums got some commercial success over here but I still prefer the earlier, lesser polished ‘This Last Warm Solitude’.


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