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Happy Music Monday!
A lot of rock was born from John Lee Hooker's fingers. A lot of credit was also stolen from him at the beginning. Thankfully, today we are aware what a debt we owe this blues legend. Give him a Happy Birthday in honor of what he gave us. Which is most of rock.
Four more birthday types to come!
Happy Music Monday! Today we celebrate the seasonably warm weather with a salute to the dark force of the hottest place in the Universe: The Devil! In music, of course, The Devil means something very different than in religion. In fact, the devil doesn't always mean the same thing between different songs! One Devil isn't always the other Devil, if you follow us. And if you don't, you will when you finish today's Music Monday.
Iron Maiden's Devil is the Devil from a horror story. This the the jump-scare Devil that comes from camp-outs and old wives' tales. Even though they took flack for being scary Satanists, this song is really more cautionary. There are bad things in the woods, and if you get too close, you might be taken against your will.
More Deviltry to come!
Happy Music Monday! A good ol' fashioned beach party is a summer tradition. It doesn't even matter if you're in a landlocked state. Find some sand, pour out some water near it, and you've got all you need to beach party the day away while blasting all these tunes! Come on, every body! Let's make it happne!
This lovely song is structured like a hymn. And in a way, it is! What kid doesn't know the feelings of finally reaching summer and having nothing to do for three whole months? If that's not a religious experience I don't know what is.
More beach party to come! Stay away from the undertow!
Hi! My name is Scott, and I've been a D.R. Who fan for over twenty years! I've designed a short quiz as an attempt to make you a better D.R. Who fan like me. As with all D.R. Who-related quizzes, there's no pressure here, but if you get even one question wrong, you have to stop watching the show forever. Okay? Okay! So let's go!
QUIZ QUESTION ONE: What one thing do all the greatest D.R. Who villains have in common?
That's right! All D.R. Who villains stay on the left of the screen in a group of three! This is a fast way for you, the viewer, to tell which characters are truly cool. If they're not in a group of three, or they appear on the right of the screen, pay them no mind. That's just the producers way of saying "Hey, we made these characters in a rush and they don't count." But that was an easy one. Get ready for Question Two...
Happy Music Monday! The truth is, we've all laughed at a dirty joke at least once. Today Scott's gathered a variety of songs based on off-color humor. Offensive? Maybe. Exciting? Absolutely.
NSFW Mighty Sparrow - Castro Eating A Banana
If you can't make out the lyrics behind the fun fun music, here's the summary: a woman tries to stop children from looking at a photo of Fidel Castro eating a banana because she thinks it's pornography. That's the level of humor we're gonna explore today. More inside.
See you after the jump, if you care to debase yourself with us.
Scott took a little break from RIP posts, but today they're back again. Since last we tributed, four quality musical talents have passed. Let's reference them here, shall we?
Alan Vega was the kind of artist who you either find or you don't. If you don't find him, you'll think someone else invented the things they took from him. If you do find him, you'll instantly understand why so many different musicians took the time to mourn him. This song from one of Vega's solo records (I think using equipment borrowed from The Cars) marks him as a sort of digital Lou Reed. Vega was also better known as half of Suicide. One of their songs will be ending this post.
We've got some other goodbyes first, though. Press on...
Happy Music Monday! There might be no artist with a more unusual career path than Scott Walker. Started as a youngster singing pop in America, moved to England with a bigger fan club than The Beatles, and now lives in quiet solitude creating incredibly weird music. Walk through his magic with our Scott, won't you? Let's try to take the name back from the Wisconsin governor and return it to music.
Before the Ramones met in that elevator, three guys named Walker made this lovely smooth pop hit. Of course, in real life, none of them were actually named Walker. Scott Engel handled the vocals here, under his assumed name. Listening to this, who would have expected that this would be coming a few decades later?
It only gets weirder. More Scott Walker after the jump.