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Old 02-17-23, 05:29 PM
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Singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, author, music professor, and general all-around great guy Moe Berg and his band The Pursuit Of Happiness, known for their infectious beats and deliciously sweet backup vocals. Their debut album Love Junk could very well be a greatest hits compilation on its own. I'm An Adult Now gets the lion's share of airplay but they have so many other great songs in their repertoire, Hard To Laugh being one of my (many) favorites ...


Old 02-20-23, 10:55 AM
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Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... was a music performance/talk show that ran for 2 seasons between 2008-10 and featured an incredible array of guests who would sit down and discuss their music & influences with Costello and then perform a number of songs, often with Costello and his band The Imposters accompanying them. Brilliantly conceived and executed, it has some historical significance as well - as a number of the guests who appeared & performed on it are no longer with us (Lou Reed, Levon Helm, Jesse Winchester, Allen Toussaint, John Prine). Both seasons of Spectacle receive regular rotation in my home theatre room on blu-ray. Costello devoted 2 of these shows to Bruce Springsteen exclusively. Here is the Boss with a couple of the members of the E Street Band performing Seeds with Costello and The Imposters ...


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Elvis Costello had The Police on Spectacle the day before the final concert of their reunion tour in 2008. He interviewed each member of the band individually, then collectively, before performing on stage with them at the Apollo Theater in New York. The group interview (well worth a watch) begins at 33:43. The songs begin at 41:05 ...

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Spectacle was my introduction to the captivating Neko Case. Completely smitten, I made sure to catch her when she performed at one of our local venues a few years later. Here she is singing Prison Girls, with Elvis Costello on guitar and Steve Nieve on piano ...

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Originally Posted by Toby Dramit
Singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, author, music professor, and general all-around great guy Moe Berg and his band The Pursuit Of Happiness, known for their infectious beats and deliciously sweet backup vocals. Their debut album Love Junk could very well be a greatest hits compilation on its own. I'm An Adult Now gets the lion's share of airplay but they have so many other great songs in their repertoire, Hard To Laugh being one of my (many) favorites ...


The Pursuit of Happiness - Hard To Laugh - 1988 - YouTube
Fuckin' love that TPOH album, especially the big hit She's So Young
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We'll have to make you an honorary Canadian, Kurt ...

Beautiful White, Consciousness Raising As A Social Tool, Killed By Love, and Looking For Girls top my list as well.
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Old 02-26-23, 01:52 AM
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Just a beautiful song by the incomparable southern gentleman Jesse Winchester. The looks on the faces of the people in the audience, and the reaction from Neko Case near the end, really says everything here ...



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Originally Posted by Toby Dramit
We'll have to make you an honorary Canadian, Kurt ...

Beautiful White, Consciousness Raising As A Social Tool, Killed By Love, and Looking For Girls top my list as well.
I love power pop, and though my knowledge base is very small, seems to be a lot of great, brainy power pop from Canada. Oh, Canada!
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Kathryn Grayson sings one of my favorite songs, "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," in the 1952 movie, LOVELY TO LOOK AT:
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Richard Thompson shooting out the lights on the Spectacle stage. Elvis Costello later described Thompson's performance as having 'peeled the paint off the walls'. The man can play guitar ...


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One more song to end the Spectacle performances. Costello invited Levon Helm to be a guest and decided to build a 'Band' around him, which consisted of himself, Richard Thompson, Nick Lowe, Allen Toussaint, Ray LaMontagne, Larry Campbell, and The Imposters. Helm was undergoing radiation treatment for his throat cancer at the time, and could barely speak, but wasn't going to miss the show. Here is the 'Band' performing The Weight ...


As a side note, the clips that I've shown here really only scratch the surface in terms of quality and content. I would encourage any fan of music to seek these episodes out either on a streaming platform, if available, or on blu-ray. They are well worth it.
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This Dome/Mute records song from 1986 has been kicking my ass up and down the block since yesterday. Towards the midway point you can definitely hear an '80s Wire influence on a minimalist guitar part, but this is otherwise trancy dream pop with ethereal vocals and rhythm guitar possibly played on bass. Soooo gooooood.
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Love this song, it's a very cinematic "road trip" song:

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And this, I believe, is the greatest acoustic guitar album ever made. I've listened to that album a zillion times. Just listen to the 1st track "Mediterranean Sundance".



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I don't know why I started thinking about this song, I was in the Favorite 70's Movie thread, someone mentioned that he didn't know about movies but 70's music was WAY better, and this song popped into my head...

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And then there's this one too, while I'm thinking about it...

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Those songs sound WAY better on vinyl, cranked...
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It would be hard not to call this twee, but it also kicks like a mule.


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