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Happy Music Monday! Do you know which way you're facing now? Well, that's the start point on our wonderful journey through the maze of music. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Get settled. And then do what the music says. If nothing else, you'll get some exercise as you move around the room. Okay, now, get ready… three, two, one… we're off!

The Beatles - I'm Down

 

Down has been the primary direction for music for a long, long time. Rappers get down, dancers get down, some rock stars get down and then also get dirty, and even Swan Lake has some down under the wings of the main characters. And don't even get me started on the blues. Why is down so important? Maybe it's because, without down, there's no place from which to grow.

Get the idea? More directionals coming up, just after the jump.

As always, remember our Spotify playlist will be featuring a great selection from last week's Music Monday comments. The theme of the mix this time is Names The Don't Belong In Rock and we'll just see if you love it or not. But before you start reminiscing, check out our current Music Monday, right now.

Cameo - Word Up

 

How could you wave your hands in the air like you don't care without going up? Face it, when it comes to funky directions, up is just as good as down. A lot of great stuff starts once you get up and get with it.

Department S - Going Left Right

 

But let's not forget 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock. Unless you're doing the pogo, you've gotta do more than just jump up and down to be a dancer. Throw in a little left-right-left-right and you've mastered a perfectly acceptable dance step. Not a GOOD dance step, mind you, but acceptable enough.

Aaliyah - Back And Forth

 

Now we add a more advanced level. A new axis, if you will. Don't panic, back and forth might not be as polite as left and right, but it'll add a whole new dimension to your life. And if you make a mistake, just laugh it off and try again. You'll get it right eventually.

Ratt - Round & Round

 

And now, since you've mastered the entire directional spectrum, you can begin to move freely about the rock universe. Don't act like it's hard. It's just a simple orbit. If an inanimate sphere of burning gas can do it, surely you can too. Practice these steps for now, and next time, maybe we'll move into the quantum directions like "charm" and "strange" as well.

Keep on moving until you get tired from all the unexpected activity, then collapse and throw your favorite directional song in the comments. After that, spin on into our Turntable.fm room for the regular Music Monday enjoyment. Also, let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use.

dougall


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Not the best use of a direction.. but posting just because of the track itself..

mossygreen


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Look how early I'm up! It's because I've been waiting for some fans for the basement for three days after having 8 inches of water in the basement last week! Most tragic loss: my Wootopoly game. Funny thing, they just called and said the fans which I was told would be here between 9-10 will maybe be here around noon!

Anyway, here's some Devo (now extra-appropriate):

SpudWoot


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Stand, by REM

dougall


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mossygreen


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Gary Numan-Down in the Park


Traffic-Here we go round the Mulberry Bush

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Dead or Alive "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"
Fall Out Boy "Sugar, We're Goin Down"
Jerry Reed "East Bound and Down" (from the Smokey and the Bandit Soundtrack)

mossygreen


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Scraping Foetus off the Wheel; always or never appropriate?

LarryLars


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Gonna be "one directional" in this post!

The Monkees - Goin' Down



Taking it a step further....

Petula Clark - Downtown



and how did I get there?

Downtown train - Tom Waits

Yes, I know Rod Stewart had a hit with this song, but I came across this video by the songwriter himself.


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vigilante1987


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How about some Canned Heat:

Going Up The Country

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I propose "Go West", a song inspired by Horace Greely, sung first by The Village People and then covered by The Pet Shop Boys

Also, there was a British band by that name in the late 80s/early 90s that performed hits like "Faithful" and "King of Wishful Thinking"

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Over, Under,Sideways, Down by the Yardbirds.
Southbound by the Allman Brothers Band
Around and Around by the Grateful Dead (via Chuck Berry)

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle,
I no longer despair for the future of the human race. H.G. Wells
Woot:40(Babies on Cribs:7) Kids:0 Wine:1 Shirt:7 Sellout:4 Home:1 Moofi: 2

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Dire Straits had not one, but MULTIPLE songs with or implying direction on their debut:

Southbound Again

Down to the Waterline

Setting Me Up


Hey, what about Neil Young?
Down by the River

mossygreen


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I have now spent another morning waiting for possibly non-existent fans. Thank goodness for Music Monday!

Ease on Down the Road

A little Woody Guthrie

I was going to post this for Christmas, but was traveling. It was sad at the time, but maybe it's better now? I mean, backwards is a direction, right?


When I get back home I'm adding Brian Eno's Driving Me Backwards, so nobody steal it.

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the Ataris: "Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start"

LarryLars


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One more down song:

The Osmonds - Down By The Lazy River


A live video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R7lP_0DxBw


Time to reverse direction:

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Up Around the Bend




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Jason Toon


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Boris the Sprinkler, "West of the East" (from the album 8-TESTICLED POGO MACHINE)

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LarryLars wrote:One more down song:

The Osmonds - Down By The Lazy River



That's my favorite song by them.

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"Upside Down" - Diana Ross



"Behind Blue Eyes" - The Who



"Here, There & Everywhere" - The Beatles

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Alice Donut - Come Up With Your Hands Out - YouTube Audio only, but [NSFW], I repeat, *NOT* Safe For Work! Unfortunately Up Is Down could not be found.

the fatal flying guilloteens - jump up for the get down - YouTube

The Budos Band - Up from the South - YouTube WARNING: Best hold on to your booty.

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Down On The Corner - YouTube

AC/DC- Go Down - YouTube

nirvana- turnaround - YouTube

Lastly, Forward To Death - NoMeansNo (A Capella!) - YouTube [NSFW] Excellent cover of this Dead Kennedy's classic. Couldn't have said it better myself.

LarryLars


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R.I.P. Richie Havens

Richie was the opening act at the Woodstock Festival (1969).


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LarryLars


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"over ... — used as a function word to indicate position on or motion to the other side or beyond "

Brewer & Shipley - One Toke Over The Line


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awww man my post never posted! I forgot all the songs I had. So Lets just go with two for now. If i remember some of the other ones i'll come back later

Talking Heads Road To Nowhere.


Modest Mouse reference:
Head South

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LarryLars wrote:R.I.P. Richie Havens

Richie was the opening act at the Woodstock Festival (1969).



Oh, too many good people approximately my mother's age dying. I don't like it.

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olcubmaster


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See you on the other side




or both sides now

Sugar 'em up and send 'em home

jai151


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Not just a direction, but a location!