Archive for the OL’ SKOOL SPRATION Category

OL’ SKOOL SPRATION: AMERICA

Posted in Artists We DIG, OL' SKOOL SPRATION with tags , , , , on November 13, 2009 by sexedmusic

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You may not have heard America, but you have HEARD America.

They’re the classic band that seem to have written a song for every situation. Whether you’re travelling open highway, reminiscing about lovers past, trying to seduce someone, or riding on a horse in a desert, America has a SONG 4 YOU!

Lets start with arguably their biggest hit – Ventura Highway. Picture it! You’re ripping down the the open road with the sun (or a joint) blazing.

I think Janet Jackson ripped the riff…it was THAT DOPE.

janet-jackson-fat-2Alright, you just got out of your car at the nearest equestrian center. You’re planning on going for a bit of a horse back ride….AMERICA HAS THE PERFECT TRACK FOR THAT TOO!

I think they got some flack on this one cuz the singer was really biting Neil Young’s style.

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But fuck em….this song is crazy and I wouldn’t wanna ride my horse to anything else!

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Uh Oh, you’ve just been dumped by the love of your life….unable to comprehend the pain, you’re beside yourself with emotion.

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AMERICA HAS A SONG FOR THAT!

And finally, you have this super hot chick (or dude) over to your place. Normally, at this point you would be rocking some Sade, Anita Baker, or possibly New Kids on The Block….throw all that out the WINDOW.

Throw in this jam!

Ok…..so i couldn’t get the original version – but don’t let the dude’s accent singing this put you off. Singing about Muskrat’s hooking it up is a total musical aphrodisiac!

aphrodisiac_banana_gallery--gt_full_width_landscapeAmerica have proved their staying power decades later, and are inspiring because of it!

Good job, America!

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OL’ SKOOL SPRATION:PAUL HARDCASTLE!!

Posted in Artists We DIG, OL' SKOOL SPRATION with tags , on October 10, 2009 by sexedmusic

This video is amazing in so many ways that I find it hard to imagine the words able to justify it’s greatness.

KEYTAR!

-ZF

EDIT: it seems embedding has been disabled ! Watch it on YouTube instead!

PORTISHEAD – ROADS (live)

Posted in Artists We DIG, OL' SKOOL SPRATION, U TUBE with tags , , on October 8, 2009 by sexedmusic

a crippling, dark despair reverberates through the fabric of this song. it out does even radiohead in striking that plaintive chord. it gently leads us into a dark valley and catatonic with bruised sadness, we willingly go… what seperates this from other angst ridden songs, is the singers high pitched vulnerable vocals which plead without drifting into self pity. exquisite pathos played to blues drenched trip-hop. a potent and timeless classic.

-ZF

USED TO LOVE THIS ALBUM

Posted in Artists We DIG, OL' SKOOL SPRATION with tags , , on October 2, 2009 by sexedmusic

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These guys were CRAAAAAZY!

95 was a good year!

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But is (bass player) Les Claypool the weirdest dude ever?

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CRANK DAT

Posted in Artists We DIG, OL' SKOOL SPRATION, U TUBE with tags , , on September 10, 2009 by sexedmusic

I used to drum to this back in the day – – – – FUN

-ZF

p.s. – why don’t any guitar tones sound like this anymore???

OL’ SKOOL SPRATION: AIR

Posted in Artists We DIG, OL' SKOOL SPRATION with tags , , , , , on July 5, 2009 by sexedmusic

Air-Moon-Safari-10th-431277Air is one of my favorite “bands” ever.

Infact, Moon Safari (pictured) is one of my fave RECORDS ever!

I once listened to it on repeat while reading “The Time Machine” by H.G. Wells.

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It served as a soundtrack of sorts. I think it’s atmospheric textures and memorable key and vocal melodies made the book better to read. I mean, the book was sexcellent anyway! – much better than the disastrous “movies”….

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But I digress…..Here is a super dope song off Moon Safari. It was arguably Air’s breakout single. I remember seeing it as a kid on Much Music’s The Wedge (back when Much Music still played vids) and going out the next day to purchase the album – Kelly Watch The Stars!!

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It’s actually a different mix than off the record. Personally, I dig the album cut more, but this one has the visuals to rock it with. I love spacey 70’s shit!

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We can go back to the very first single Air ever released. You prolly never heard this on the radio, but may have “overheard it” in about a dozen shampoo commercials. WAY TO GO LICENSING!!

Incredible bass line – and one of the chillest tracks EVER.

The funny thing about this vid is that it gives you all this bonus info on the Moon Safari tracks while you watch.

Once again, I recommend the album version of this track (this version is all modified and mixed differently) and the entire Moon Safari record for that matter – – It has the power to take you places…..

-ZF

OL’ SKOOL SPRATION: NADA SURF – POPULAR

Posted in Artists We DIG, OL' SKOOL SPRATION, U TUBE with tags , , on June 11, 2009 by sexedmusic

Back when Much Music actually played videos, this was one of my faves…..p.s. dude is talking all the way through the verses and it was still a hit! People can’t get away with that shit nowadays….

-ZF