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Old 05-19-2008, 09:28 PM
 
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Now Playing: Public Enemy > It Takes A Nation Of Millions (1988) > Bring The Noise
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Old 05-19-2008, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:47 PM
 
Location: England/Wales
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Want a 4 minute quickie course on early to mid-1960's Brit-pop culture, manufactured about a year ago?

Check out Duffy's video "Rockferry"
YouTube - Duffy - Rockferry

Everything's there r.e. Bill Brandt-esque high key, stark black and white cinematography like Rita Tushingham, Dirk Bogarde, Carol White and James Fox movies; a simple pop ballad made complex by the singer's Dusty Springfield-esque perfection; the singer herself a good looking young woman with long straight hair and long bangs, replete with haute couture Chanel jacket worn over far more casual wear. And a ballad of somewhat undefined longing alongside specific geographic referencing, rather like "Ferry Cross The Mersey."

Initially lumped in the "we want a better behaved Amy Winehouse" crowd of 60's white-soul-influenced poppets, Welsh lass Duffy may indeed be the real deal. Time will tell. In very young singers, it's hard to channel the deepest meanings necessary to soul-influenced music, due to teens'/early20somethings' rather understandable lack of life experience. As a child, Duffy was put in a safe house due to her step-parents' involvement in a murder for hire. One suspects the life experience just might be there.

Her better known single "Mercy" to me straddles dance-y, Joss Stone sellout-ism to kickstart her career to her peers. Lamentable but understandable. But if you love the same 60's influences that this young singer (and Ms. Winehouse when she's not using) so obviously does, join Duffy in losing yourself in her sublime fadeout of "Rockferry" with the ebbing repeats of "...I wouldn't write to you, I'm not that kind..."
Great album, but with the likes of Bernard Butler behind her she was always going to be ok..I`m at Cardiff uni to see her on Sunday. Never thought I would ever look forward to seeing someone who was a POP IDOL contestant,,
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:26 PM
 
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Van Der Graaf Generator: Killer
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:43 PM
 
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Now Playing: Deftones > Saturday Night Wrist (2006) > Mein
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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CHEAP TRICK-------Live at Budokan
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:25 AM
 
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Listening to "Snowblind Friend" from Steppenwolf 7. That song was penned by Hoyt Axton.
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Sheffield, England
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KMFDM -- "Dogma"
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Asheville
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Bob Dylan- Tangled up in Blue
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:55 PM
 
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Dylan sounds good right about now! Play the LP Street Legal. from '78. Love the song "Changing Of The Guard!"
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