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One from this little book that I can believe, Secret Asian Man for

Johnny Rivers' Secret Agent Man. If you knew about the TV show,

you'd know the title, but if you'd never heard of it, it does sound a bit

like the mistaken lyric. I always thought Ticket to Ride sounded like

Ticket to Rye.

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From the wayback machine, Leon Russell groking Stranger in a Strange Land.

 

 

 

 

 

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> {quote:title=finance wrote:

> }{quote}I still like, "You and me and Leslie" (a menage-a-trois) instead of "you and me endlessly" from the Rascals' "Groovin'".

Got to admit in all these years I never heard it that way.

 

But, you don't have to worry about that in these rare versions:

 

 

 

And:

 

 

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Here is the Pretenders' most famous song, even people who don't know their music very well seem to know this.

I'd never seen this video before...it's kind of sad, and puts a whole different spin on the lyrics. Actually, I think I liked the "story" better the way I thought of it. In this video, the images belie the words. Still an exceptional song, though.

Brass in Pocket:

 

 

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I've seen it a few times before, and the video does put a very different spin

on the song from the one you likely get when you just listen to the lyrics.

Bit of a downer. This live version is what I think of when I hear the song.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ernest Tubb with the simple request, Two Glasses, Joe. Thanks a lot.

 

Great visuals for something that is likely forty or fifty years old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The great Pretenders recorded so many good songs, hard to pick just a few,

but, Back on the Chain Gang, 2000 Miles, Thin Line Between Love and

Hate, Time the Avenger, Let's Make a Pact, etc., etc.

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"Thin Line Between Love and Hate" was originally an R&B song by, I bieve, the Persuaderse (Something is wrong with this computer I can't make correvctions).

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I also don't view Brass in the Pocket as one of their best songs. I would say Back on the Chain Gang is my favorite but that is because it has that Brit type sound. A lot of picking inside the chord type of guitar playing that is so common in Beatles and other Brit bands.

 

 

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Getting back to the "Rocking on the Bike" topic that Miss W. loves, "Mystery Achievement" came on yesterday while I was on the bike, and my energy level increased by about 50%.

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You're right, it was orignally done by the Persuaders. I know I've read that

before, but it's one of those things that I can never remember. I do like

Brass in Pocket, but it's one among many. Since Thin is a cover, I'll add

Sense of Purpose to the list.

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Quelle belle chanson. I don't believe I'd ever heard it before - but like you, there are many bands whose music I might like, but simply don't have the time to familiarize myself with them all. You can see the Velvets influence on Kim, the guitar playing and general style remind me a little of Lisa Says, a song, by the way, that I've wanted to post for ages, but can't find the right version.

 

Change o'pace: a semi-proggie band from the late 60s and early 70s, Procol Harum, produced a few interesting albums. Although nowadays they seem to be known only for Whiter Shade of Pale, they were so much more than that. Here's the opening track from one of their best albums, "Shine on Brightly". That's the album's title. The song's title is Quite Rightly So:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4aPY1t9gnM

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That is very confusing, especially if, like me, one is not that familiar with

either group.

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It does have a certain je ne sais pas quoi quality to it, a little dreamy and

floating. The stripped down sound does remind me of some of the Velvets'

songs and the fact that at times it sounds like a demo only adds to the

charm.

 

I almost bought Grand Hotel around the time it first came out, but bought

something else instead. So close and yet so far. That's life.

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The Four Seasons singing Rag Doll.

 

 

You can take the boys out of Jersey, but....I'll bet Cousin Brucie

wore this one out. :D

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm hoping that "Jersey Boys" show will come to my town...I'd buy a ticket, for sure. Pretty catchy stuff, old Frankie and his Four Seasons.

 

Broken Social Scene is a Canadian band, or, as they rather pretentiously refer to themselves, "collective". And they can be a tad pretentious, but they can also be pretty darned good. In fact, I hate to admit it, but sometimes someone can be pretentious and good at the same time. Prog rock bands, eat your heart out.

 

 

(This song was titled Anthem(s) for a Seventeen Year Old Girl. It would be interesting to do a "17" theme, there are so many songs about 17-year-olds. Even more than songs about 16-year-olds.)

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The Four Seasons knew a good pop hook when they heard it, and those

wonderful vocals. In some of the photos, the tall good-lloking guy reminds

me a bit of Dennis Wilson.

 

Damn it, we're a collective, not a band. That is a wee bit over the top, but you're

right, the pretentious can go hand in hand with some good songs, you just have

to put it to one side, as with Yes, U2 on occasion, and the Moodies (Ommmm.)

Good song and interesting video, but there's a bit of the Chipmunks in the vocals,

though they sound better as you get used to them.

 

Well she was just 17 and you know what I mean... ;)

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Speaking of prog rockers, Atomic Rooster were a semi-prog band without

some of the big time bells and whistles. I have one of their albums around

somewhere, and considering everything, it's pretty good. Carl Palmer was

an early member, but he left to ride the elevator up to the prog penthouse

with ELP.

 

Atomic Rooster with the ballad Decision/Indecision.

 

 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1lKsXZtYMk

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The two men most responsible for the Four Seasons' material were group member Bob Gaudio and producer Bob Crewe, later a politico in California.

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