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Believe it or not, there was a time when I had Kid Rock’s Devil Without a Cause, and would spin it pretty regularly…but after the follow-up album didn’t do much for me, I didn’t pick his future releases. But he was changing his sound and his style, which I can appreciate (I consider it a must, to evolve over time…but that’s another soapbox). Point is, he was evolving as an artist, and this is the track that I would say marks the first major leap between “Bawitdaba” and his current sound.
One of the most fun things, to me, when listening to a Weird Al parody is at the word choices he makes to still match the rhythm of the original while going in a completely different direction…Like in Amish Paradise.
OK GO is one of those groups that I discovered based on the trending of the novelty of an early music video. This is one of their more recent efforts and, pun intended, they take their choreography to a higher level.
Not that Poison, but Alice Cooper’s.
While he has a career spanning back to the 1960s (an, yes, it seems he’s still making new music), there are (currently) only a handful of tracks that I can name… This one is his stand-out single the 80’s.
One of the Eldest’s favorite movies, for much of early 2015, was Big Hero 6. This track, from Fall Out Boy – if you’ve not sen the movie – is… I hesitate to call it the theme song, but it is the only non-instrumental on the soundtrack.
It seems that since starting the MVM series, I’ve not had a G’n’R track listed, so let’s remedy that, shall we? With rumors circulating a few months ago that the original Appetite era Guns and Roses lineup would be getting back together (for a tour, at least), here’s one of their biggest tracks from the album.
The Script, with a video filmed in Johannesburg, South Africa.
A year ago, I asked folks for some suggestions for (actual) Irish groups – besides U2 or the Cranberries – since I am no longer as reliant on radio discoveries like I used to be. Fellow VP 2012 alum Lauren Roy suggested this one, from Snow Patrol.
“Vertigo” was the lead single from U2’s 2004 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. It was mainly known, at the time, as “that song from the iPod commercials,” so it was everywhere. It still kicks ass.
Hansard is likely best know for his involvement in a little independent film that seemed to take the world by storm. The film garnered several Oscar nominations, including a win for Best Original Song, as well as a reinterpretation for a run on Broadway. I’m talking about Once, just in case you didn’t know.
Easily half of the soundtrack frequently makes it onto traveling playlists, most of which features Hansard on vocals, which is why I’ve decided to share a double this week.
Falling Slowly (Note: NOT with his costar from the movie.)
When Your Mind’s Made Up (WITH his costar, as their group The Swell Season.)