First off, a video. This one features Mister Hopkinson's Computer live! I've had "his" version of "Where Is My Mind" near the top of my playlist for a while now. And here our computer friend performs with a live band for the first time.
Allow me to share with you my favorite MP3 finds this week:
Holy crap am I excited about the Xanadu musical on Broadway. Not since Starlight Express has such camp fit so naturally on the stage. Here's my favorite song from the movie, a hard to find soundtrack B-side.
MP3: Olivia Newton John, "Fool Country" (Found via Dartmans World of Wonder )
I'm not a huge fan of 80s cover tunes, but this German STYX cover transcends the original. It's got to be the accent.
MP3: Juliane Werding, "Niemand hat Zeit" (Too Much Time on My Hands) (Found via Copy, Right)
In 1978, The Walker Brothers try to channel Roxy Music. This is both a good thing and a bad thing.
MP3: The Walker Brothers, "Nite Flights" (Find more at Egg City Radio)
Follow the jump for links to more MP3 finds, and some music video fun as well.
- It only seems appropriate to celebrate not the birth, but the death of Screaming Lord Sutch.
- Sonny and Cher totally trip out on the soundtrack to their cult film Chastity.
- I just called to say... Oh, man, she didn't answer. Here are some songs about phone anguish.
- White Boys ...on a mission. (insert joke here)
- Motown and the city.
- Ronald McDonald and the whole damn country.
- Poetry: Miles, live / Tokyo, '75.
- Born Again 80s, you've gone too far. Nobody needs Paul McCartney 80s remixes, and I speak as one who had the "Spies Like Us" 12 inch. Ouch.
- The Executives? They're really goin' places. You can tell by the plane.
- A curious acetate from Crud Crud.
- Ladies and gentlemen, Fred Lane!
And some music videos:
- That ain't Gene Krupa...the sounds are his, but Krupa never made a face like Elisha Cook.
- Holy hotness! Donna Summer in 1969.
- Julie Brown's other hit, "Girl Fight Tonight". The painting that inspired the posting of the video is pretty, well, inspiring.
- Worst tribute song to an indie Queen: Parker Posey Blues.
- Imagine, no canta nada. It's easy if you try.