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T.N.T. (1975)

T.N.T. is the second studio album by Australianhard rock band AC/DC, released on 1 December 1975.

Kung Fu Fighting (1974)

“Kung Fu Fighting” is a disco song written and performed by Carl Douglas and composed and produced by Biddu. It was released as a single in 1974, on the cusp of a chopsockyfilmcraze, and eventually rose to the top of the British and American charts, in addition to reaching number one on the Soul Singles chart. It received a Gold certification from the RIAA in 1974,  won the 1974 Grammy Award for Best Selling Single, and popularized disco music.  It eventually went on to sell eleven million records worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.

The song uses the quintessential Oriental riff, a short musical phrase that is used to signify Chinese culture.

The song was originally meant as a B-side, After having spent over two hours recording the A-side and then taking a break, “Kung Fu Fighting” was recorded quickly in the last ten minutes of studio time,  in only two takes, due to a three-hour time constraint for the entire session. According to Biddu, “Kung Fu Fighting was the B-side so I went over the top on the ‘huhs’ and the ‘hahs’ and the chopping sounds. It was a B-side: who was going to listen?”

The Ballroom Blitz (1973)

“The Ballroom Blitz” (on some releases “Ballroom Blitz”) is a song written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman and originally recorded by the British rock band Sweet (then known as The Sweet).

This song was inspired by an incident in 1973 when the band was performing at the Grand Hall in Kilmarnock, Scotland and were driven offstage by a barrage of bottles.

School’s Out (1972)

“School’s Out”, also known as “School’s Out for Summer” is a 1972 title track single released on Alice Cooper’s fifth album.

Cooper has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, “What’s the greatest three minutes of your life?”. Cooper said: “There’s two times during the year. One is Christmas morning, when you’re just getting ready to open the presents. The greed factor is right there. The next one is the last three minutes of the last day of school when you’re sitting there and it’s like a slow fuse burning. I said, ‘If we can catch that three minutes in a song, it’s going to be so big.'”

Cooper performs the song as the closing act of his episode of The Muppet Show where he dances with various large Muppet monsters who gleefully act out his lyrics, including causing numerous explosions.

Imagine (1971)

“Imagine” is a song written and performed by the English musician John Lennon. The best-selling single of his solo career, its lyrics encourage the listener to imagine a world at peace without the barriers of borders or the divisiveness of religions and nationalities, and to consider the possibility that the focus of humanity should be living a life unattached to material possessions.

Lennon and Yoko Ono co-produced the song and album of the same name with Phil Spector. Recording began at Lennon’s home studio at Tittenhurst Park, England, in May 1971, with final overdubs taking place at the Record Plant, in New York City, during July. One month after the September release of the LP, Lennon released “Imagine” as a single in the United States; the song peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and the LP reached number one on the UK chart in November, later becoming the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed album of Lennon’s solo career. Although not originally released as a single in the United Kingdom, it was released in 1975 to promote a compilation LP and it reached number six in the chart that year. The song has since sold more than 1.6 million copies in the UK; it reached number one following Lennon’s death in December 1980.

BMI named “Imagine” one of the 100 most-performed songs of the 20th century. The song ranked number 30 on the Recording Industry Association of America’s list of the 365 Songs of the Century bearing the most historical significance. It earned a Grammy Hall of Fame Award and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. A UK survey conducted by the Guinness World Records British Hit Singles Book named it the second best single of all time, and Rolling Stone ranked it number 3 in their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.

Bridge over Troubled Water (1970)

“Bridge over Troubled Water” is the title song of Simon & Garfunkel’s album of the same name. The single was released on January 26, 1970, though it also appears on the live album Live 1969, released in 2008. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on February 28, 1970, and stayed at the top of the chart for six weeks. “Bridge over Troubled Water” also topped the adult contemporary chart in the U.S. for six weeks. The single has sold 6 million copies worldwide.

This song’s recording process exposed many of the underlying tensions that eventually led to the breakup of the duo after the album’s completion. Most notably, Paul Simon has repeatedly expressed regret over his insistence that Art Garfunkel sing his song as a solo, as it focused attention on Garfunkel and relegated Simon to a secondary position. Art Garfunkel initially did not want to sing lead vocal, feeling it was not right for him. “He felt I should have done it,” Paul Simon revealed to Rolling Stone in 1972.

Garfunkel said that the moment when he performed it at a 1972 Madison Square Garden benefit concert, as part of a one-off reunion with Simon, was “almost biblical.”

Music on my mind

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I always want to write erotic music… Not only about the love between men and women, but in a much more universal sense – about the sensuality of the mechanism of the universe… about life.

– Toru Takemitsu

Imagine Dragons – Radioactive

Such a great video:

The making of…

Diana Ross and Michael

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How cool isn’t this picture of Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.

And why not a video of the two together,  lets just ease on down

Happy 80 year to Willie Nelson

Was going to go for Shotgun Willie but found this one instead and loved it, this is the way I want to go…

Yeah Yeah Yeah Sacrilege w Lily Cole

Lily Cole gets naked, kisses a girl and a vicar and then gets married in the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs video. What more can one ask for from a video, actually its a really good song as well.

Etta James – I just wanna make love to you

I just love this song, Etta James was a goddess…

By the way… Tragically hip

My new favourite band.. This album has been on replay for a whole week now and since I already done one post about Canada might as well post this great song from Tragically hip.

I hope it works for everyone because all their official music videos are not allowed for me to watch 😦

Watch “Dumb Ways to Die” on YouTube

Insanely brilliant video…

Watch “PSY – GANGNAM STYLE @ Summer Stand Live Concert” on YouTube

I truly love hate this song but damn he can really get an live audience going..

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Green Jello and their classic video ‘Little pig, little pig’

Remembered this great song and video due to I want Ice waters reflection on accents (it will make sense if you check out his blog post, yes really… Smile )

Anyway, awesome song from my teen hood.

Happy Jubilee weekend everyone

inglaterraJubileatsSo for all you who don’t live in the UK, this weekend is a big celebration that the Queen has reigned for 60 years, ‘Jubilee weekend;’. While I’m no big fan of royalties, I do enjoy a good party so am happy to go along with this. So to celebrate I’m going down to the coast and will try to scare the people there with  my pale white body on the beach of Bournemouth.

 

And let’s have some sexy pictures of hot girls all dressed up in the Union Jack…

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An online sex shop has caused controversy by unveiling this limited edition vajazzle in honour of the - QUEEN'S JUBILEE. See SWNS story SWQUEEN: Saucy website Lovehoney.co.uk wanted to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 60th anniversary on the throne with a sexy souvenir. So they launched the 'Majazzle' - a package where women can decorate their private parts by sticking on crystal decorations in the shape of a crown. The vajazzle became a nationwide sensation after beauty salon owner Amy Childs performed them on The Only Way is Essex.An online sex shop has caused controversy by unveiling a limited edition vajazzle in honour of the Queen’s Jubilee.

[Vajazzle is UK slang for decorating a woman’s vagina or pubic area with jewels. The ‘etymology’ of vajazzle is a blend of vagina and bedazzle.]

Saucy website Lovehoney.co.uk wanted to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 60th anniversary on the throne with a sexy souvenir.

So they launched the ‘Majazzle’ – a package where women can decorate their private parts by sticking on crystal decorations in the shape of a crown.

An online sex shop has caused controversy by unveiling this limited edition vajazzle in honour of the - QUEEN'S JUBILEE. See SWNS story SWQUEEN: Saucy website Lovehoney.co.uk wanted to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 60th anniversary on the throne with a sexy souvenir. So they launched the 'Majazzle' - a package where women can decorate their private parts by sticking on crystal decorations in the shape of a crown. The vajazzle became a nationwide sensation after beauty salon owner Amy Childs performed them on The Only Way is Essex.union jack tutu dress0202-spice-launch-1water-girl-with-union-jack-bikini-wallpaper,1600x900,62199

and on Tuesday, am so jumping of joy for this, am going to see Cypress Hill live, been looking forward to this concert for half a year now, if you don’t know Cypress Hill you should have at least heard this one before:

Swedish Ingénue Amanda Mair ‘Sense’

The future is looking Super Nova bright for this über-talented girl from Stockholm, Sweden with the voice of an angel.  The 17-year-old wunderkind – who began playing music at age four (she plays piano, bass, guitar, and drums but piano is her instrument of choice) – was discovered by pure coincidence when her music made its way to a Labrador exec before she even had a MySpace page or played in front of an audience.

read more at Blurpy

The Cure–Friday I’m in love

and one of the proto Goth bands is of course The Cure.

PJ Harvey–Down by the water

One of my favourite singers (ok, have a lot of favourites but this is one of them).

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