The Stage was Set, the Sun was Sinkin’ Low Down

For almost two years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

This week didn’t have a theme, per se, but my suggestion did prompt a little extra discussion about songs to represent humanity. But first, here’s what my friends suggested:

Mott the Hoople – All the Young Dudes (1972)

Continuing off of last week‘s David Bowie theme, Spencer shared a group Bowie sort of took under his wing. Aside from producing the album and playing sax, he also stopped the band from breaking up (this time) and gave them the title track.

AND! Spencer didn’t mention this, but their drummer died on Sunday, January 17. Plenty of rock stars have died early from drugs or airplane accidents or murderous fans, but with the advent of rock ‘n’ roll in the ’50s and ’60s, those 20-year-olds who started playing then are now all pretty old. We’ve lost quite a few, and I think it’ll only increase.

I have never heard of these guys, but I feel like I should have. And I had no idea of what to expect. Even now, I’m not sure how I’d describe their style. Continue reading

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Listen to You Play ’til the Sun Goes Down

For more than a year, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Since we have been playing this game for 80 weeks now, Spencer decided we should all share music from the ’80s. I don’t listen to a ton of music released in the ’80s. For the most part, I don’t think it’s very good. Mostly I discovered there are a lot of albums from the ’80s I don’t care for. But there are some great singles. I did find one I would have shared anyway, but before I get to that, here’s what my friends decided to share this week.

Eurythmics – Touch (1983)

I have heard very little Eurythmics. Maybe two songs. Well, more like just one, plus covers of it and another. So all of my expectations come from that, plus Spencer’s apprehension of their dated ’80s sound.

However, because I listen to Spotify on my phone for free in shuffle mode (because my work blocks Spotify on our computers), I ended up listening to a few more Eurythmics songs than just from this album. And some of them (I’m going to guess their more modern stuff, since it was more guitar based and less synth based) are pretty good. I’ll forego a review, but I’ll probably listen to a bit more of them. Continue reading

If You’re Tossin’ and You’re Turnin’ and You Just Can’t Fall Asleep

For more than a year, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Bamboo – Light Peace Love (2005)

Going into this album, all I knew about this album is that this is Pinoy Rock, but only one song is in Tagalog. Continue reading