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Spinning Records In the Dark or Corona Binge Listening
#1
After watching the Showtime Go'Go's doc, I bought the group's first 3 albums. 

The Anniversary edition of 'Beauty and the Beat' has been owning my world. It's kind of like 'Meet the Beatles' by way of the  Shangri-las with a splash of The Runaways. 

I've never been a fan of the New Wave era, so I don't really put them in that crowd. To my ears, they're the girl group Ramones. Both bands are garage rock punks at heart. 

The live concert bonus really captures the infectious fun of the early days and how tight a band they had become just a few short years after not knowing how to play at all.

You know the hits, but "Fading Fast", "Automatic", "Skidmarks On My Heart", and "Can't Stop the World" are also really, really cool.

One complaint: they didn't include the original Stiff singles, I'll have to pick up Return to the Valley of The Go-Go's


for those.








One of the perfect Rock n Roll singles of alltime!









"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#2
That first Go Gos album rocks.
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#3
Set up a record player for the first time in decades during the quarantine. Been enjoying both old jazz records as well as classic 70s punk stuff, like New York Dolls, Ramones, Clash’s first album. Made me desperately want a record store near me to open.
If you're happy, you're not paying attention.

Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny: 
Glad that you guys worked that out amongst yourselves.

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#4
I'm actually working within walking distance of a cool record store at the moment, but the virus has kept me from going in.  I supported some stores earlier in the year with online orders, but I really miss sifting through records for a half hour or so.

I did get some old vinyl from a neighbor recently (some Elvis, Dean Martin, Sarah Vaughan, etc.), but work's been too hectic to really dive in.
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#5
The other nite: Stooges + The Doors to tha break of dawn

















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#6
Yesterday, listened to Los Lobos + The Blasters for about 7 hours.









"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#7
Today will be alternating between A Tribe Called Quest's first three albums and Paul's Boutique and Ill Communication by the Beastie Boys.
If you're happy, you're not paying attention.

Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny: 
Glad that you guys worked that out amongst yourselves.

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#8
No love for Licensed To Ill? "Hold It, Now Hit It" is still my (def) jam.

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#9
Paul's Boutique and Ill Communication are just, in my humble opinion, musically better. They became artists across those two. And Tribe was always amazing.
If you're happy, you're not paying attention.

Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny: 
Glad that you guys worked that out amongst yourselves.

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#10
I was never into this band at all. My uncle sometimes threw on their records during a house party, but they never seemed my thing. Then slowly last few years hearing some early stuff on Underground and Bluesvelle, I became more and more intrigued.

Then a random nite a week or so ago, browsing YT I discovered this, and it was a religious experience. 

LISTEN TO IT LOUD.







I since picked up a RHINO box set of their first 10 albums, and I'm digging. The harp player kicks major ass.

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#11
I've been listening to The Runaways a lot. Probably heavily for the first time since early high school when i had the first two records on cassette. 'Queens of Noise' was great driving to school.


Lita Ford has monstrous heavy tone on the closer. She steps up & becomes a vital member on the album.









"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#12
Last Nite: listened to deluxe editions of Temple of the Dog and the SINGLES soundtrack which led me to spin Mother Love Bone. I'm feeling so grunge at this point might as well be wearing flannel.


About to have my first cup of coffee and put on some Screaming Trees.

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#13
Ha ha, Elvid reliving the late 70's and very early 90's all at once.
If you're happy, you're not paying attention.

Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny: 
Glad that you guys worked that out amongst yourselves.

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#14
I spent about an hour rummaging thru my crates looking for Pearl Jam's 'Ten'. I know I have it. Every dude my age has that album. However, all I found were my bootlegs. I have like 2 different bootlegs of the band's legendary Fox theatre show in Atlanta (circa '94). Might rock out to that in a bit. 'Badmotorfinger' may also be in the cards.

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#15
I certainly have it as well (I believe we’re of a similar age) but it’s in a box in the basement with the rest of my CD collection.
If you're happy, you're not paying attention.

Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny: 
Glad that you guys worked that out amongst yourselves.

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#16
   

Can’t get enough of this album.
If you're happy, you're not paying attention.

Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny: 
Glad that you guys worked that out amongst yourselves.

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#17
I think my middle school years would've been way cooler if I was into the Dolls instead of Kiss. When I finally listened to them I was like 'HOLY SHIT!'. The follow up record is also pretty cool. I really, really love the Johnny Thunders Heartbreakers record L.A.M.F..

It's on me that I heard Buster Poindexter before the Dolls. Raucous, sloppy Rock n Roll forever!

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#18
A Kristofferson kind of morning. 'Border Lord' is his most underappreciated work.








"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#19
World's on the verge of tipping further into darkness or coarse correcting towards the light. Might as well listen to Van Halen.




"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#20
Evergreen for any election 



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#21
Still Spinnin' the Mighty VH:











"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#22
Can't wait to catch this:

https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/du...d=78049738

Quote:In one scene from the 2019 documentary Dusty Groove: The Sound of Transition, Rick Wojcik sifts through a record collection in the Pill Hill basement of Grady Johnson, a jazz saxophonist and one of Chicago's first Black pharmacists. Wojcik owns the record store after which the film is named, and he frequents such spaces in the course of his job—much of his inventory consists of the jazz, R&B, and hip-hop albums he finds there.

In Johnson's home, Wojcik unearths something that brings him closer to the 93-year-old, who was then battling cancer (he passed away in 2014). It's an acetate disc of a largely forgotten Johnson performance, and the two of them listen to the music together—a deeply personal experience that exemplifies the kind of close connection the documentary aims to capture. The scene is the most moving in the film, but saying any more could spoil it.

Documentary director Danielle Beverly has seen Wojcik form many such bonds since her time working at Dusty Groove and Reckless Records in the 90s. Now an assistant professor of radio, television, and film at Northwestern University, she believes that her film shows how these exchanges go deeper than mere retail transactions.

"Rick has this very unique access to people's very personal lives and very intimate stories," Beverly says. "They summon him to come to their homes, sometimes their storage spaces, sometimes the homes of their parents who have passed on. And they are often in delicate or sometimes difficult situations. They're selling their music, these things that once defined them—often prized possessions, rare collections—because they're undergoing some kind of change in their life."
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#23
Something to get you in the Christmas spirit:


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#24
Remembering my favorite Beatle today.






















"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#25
Still spinning the Mighty VH!






"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#26
VH's ultimate party album:





"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#27
Diver Down's not their best but it's probably my favorite. And I'd put Little Guitars (complete) in their top 5 GOAT.
"Nooj's true feelings on any given subject are unknown and unknowable. He is the butterfly flapping its wings in Peking. He is chaos and destruction and you shall never see his true form." - Merriweather

My Steam ID: yizashigreyspear
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#28
I remember the critics putting down their cover of 'Dancing In the Streets', but I've always enjoyed it. The keyboard arrangement is funky, part new wave/part disco, and watching a lot of their '83 concerts, Eddie takes the solo to a different level live.

A song I've gained a new appreciation for is 'The Full Bug'. Not enough harmonica in 80's Rock n Roll.

I'm kind of a dumbass in that I always assumed 'Cathedral' was a synthesizer jam a la the '1984' intro. It took seeing it performed live that I realized it was a guitar instrumental. I love how weird, and trippy it is.

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#29
Merry Christmas!





"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#30
My obsession continues...





"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#31



"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#32




I've moved onto the split aftermath. 'Eat 'Em And Smiles' owns, but it's difficult to post.

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#33
Here Goes Nothing....







"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#34



"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#35
Weird Mood: I'm a little high; a little drunk. Just been listening to 'Stagger Lee' over and over for about a half hour.









"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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