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  1. Henry Spencer

    TSM 2008 Year-End Awards: Music

    One, maybe two songs on Alopecia could be considered to have hip hop influences, in a stretch.
  2. Henry Spencer

    New Morrissey Album Cover

    Here's the video for the first single. I am completely incapable of discussing Morrissey in any rational manner, so I'll just mention that he played this song when I saw him last year, and leave it at that. EDIT: Apparently, it's not confirmed yet whether this will even be on the album. Listen to it anyways.
  3. Henry Spencer

    Albums Listened to Today

    This is more like the last three or four days, and it's not really in order. I just wanted to see all these covers together, at last!
  4. Henry Spencer

    The Smart Marks Greatest Song of the 60s Tournament

    Almost every song I was particularly fond of is gone. Round 4 GROUP A "Respect" by Aretha Franklin vs "Sunshine Of Your Love" by Cream (Poor Sam. I really though A Change Is Gonna Come had a chance of winning the whole thing. ) "The House Of The Rising Sun" by the Animals vs "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye GROUP B "Hey Jude" by The Beatles vs "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival (What eight Creedence songs do you like better than this one, Paul?) "A Day in the Life" by The Beatles vs "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison GROUP C "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley vs "My Generation" by The Who "Purple Haze" by The Jimi Hendriz Expierence vs "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys GROUP D "Venus in Furs" by The Velvet Underground vs "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan "Gimme Shelter" by Rolling Stones vs "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong I see we've whittled it down strictly to the standards. Cancel my ballot, I vote that I Want You Back be reinstated and win.
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    The Smart Marks Greatest Song of the 60s Tournament

    GROUP A "Ring Of Fire" by Johnny Cash vs Respect" by Aretha Franklin "Cupid" by Sam Cooke vs "Sunshine Of Your Love" by Cream "The House Of The Rising Sun" by the Animals vs "She Loves You" by The Beatles "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye vs "Good Vibrations" by Beach Boys GROUP B "Eight Days A Week" by The Beatles vs "Hey Jude" by The Beatles "You Really Got Me" by The Kinks vs "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival "A Day in the Life" by The Beatles vs "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King "Daydream Believer" by The Monkees vs "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison GROUP C "Space Oddity" by David Bowie vs "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley "Street Fighting Man" by The Rolling Stones vs "My Generation" by The Who "Purple Haze" by The Jimi Hendriz Expierence vs "The Weight" by The Band "Heroin" by The Velvet Underground vs "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys GROUP D "Venus in Furs" by The Velvet Underground vs "Tears of a Clown" by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles "Green Onions" by Booker T. and the MGs vs "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan "Gimme Shelter" by Rolling Stones vs "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" by James Brown "Norwegian Wood" by Beatles vs "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong
  6. Henry Spencer

    First "CD" you ever bought

  7. Henry Spencer

    The Smart Marks Greatest Song of the 60s Tournament

    I'm not crazy about Dazed & Confused either, but it's better than either of the songs you mentioned.
  8. Henry Spencer

    The Smart Marks Greatest Song of the 60s Tournament

    GROUP A "Build me up Buttercup" by The Foundations vs "Ring Of Fire" by Johnny Cash "8 Miles High" by the Byrds vs Respect" by Aretha Franklin "Hang On Sloopy" by The McCoys vs "Cupid" by Sam Cooke "Sunshine Of Your Love" by Cream vs "She's Not There" by The Zombies "The House Of The Rising Sun" by the Animals vs "Sounds of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkle "Bonnie and Clyde" by Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot vs "She Loves You" by The Beatles "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye vs "Mr. Tambourine Man" by Bob Dylan "Good Vibrations" by Beach Boys vs "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash GROUP B "Eight Days A Week" by The Beatles vs "Dance to the Music" by Sly & the Family Stone "My Way" by Frank Sinatra vs "Hey Jude" by The Beatles "My Girl" by The Temptations vs "You Really Got Me" by The Kinks "Dazed and Confused" by Led Zeppelin vs "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In" by The First Edition vs "A Day in the Life" by The Beatles "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King vs "Visions of Johanna" by Bob Dylan "Daydream Believer" by The Monkees vs "Jumpin Jack Flash" by The Rolling Stones "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison vs "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke GROUP C "Space Oddity" by David Bowie vs "Oh, Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley vs "Only The Lonely" by Roy Orbison "Then He Kissed Me" by The Crystals vs "Street Fighting Man" by The Rolling Stones "Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James and the Shondells vs "My Generation" by The Who "Gloria" by Them vs "Purple Haze" by The Jimi Hendriz Expierence "The Weight" by The Band vs "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival "Time of The Season" by The Zombies vs "Heroin" by The Velvete Underground "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys vs "Reach Out, I'll Be There" by The Four Tops GROUP D "Venus in Furs" by The Velvet Underground vs "Catch The Wind" by Donovan "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5 vs "Tears of a Clown" by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles "Green Onions" by Booker T. and the MGs vs "Turn, Turn, Turn" by The Birds "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan vs "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding "21st Century Schizoid Man" by King Crimson vs "Gimme Shelter" by Rolling Stones "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" by James Brown vs "Break on Through" by The Doors "Norwegian Wood" by Beatles vs "Scarborough Fair" by Simon & Garfunkel "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong vs "Come See About Me" by The Supremes
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    The Smart Marks Greatest Song of the 60s Tournament

    GROUP A "Sold To The Highest Bidder" by Electric Prunes vs "Build me up Buttercup" by The Foundations "Ring Of Fire" by Johnny Cash vs "Psycho" by The Sonics "8 Miles High" by the Byrds vs "Venus" by Shocking Blue "I Can't Explain" by The Who vs "Respect" by Aretha Franklin "Hang On Sloopy" by The McCoys vs "Return to Sender" by Elvis Presley "Itchycoo Park" byThe Small Faces vs "Cupid" by Sam Cooke "Sunshine Of Your Love" by Cream vs "Hair" by The Cowsills "Suspicious Minds" by Elvis Presley vs "She's Not There" by The Zombies "The House Of The Rising Sun" by the Animals vs "Try a Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding "Remember (Walkin' In The Sand)" by The Shangri-Las vs "Sounds of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkle "Bonnie and Clyde" by Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot vs "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley "She Loves You" by The Beatles vs "Handy Man" by Jimmy Jones "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye vs "Waterloo Sunset" by The Kinks "Incense and Peppermints" by Strawberry Alarm Clock vs "Mr. Tambourine Man" by Bob Dylan "Good Vibrations" by Beach Boys vs "Monkey Man" by The Rolling Stones "Under the Boardwalk" by The Drifters vs "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash GROUP B "Eight Days A Week" by The Beatles vs "Surf City" by Jan and Dean "Dance to the Music" by Sly & the Family Stone vs "Alone Again Or" by Love "Unchain My Heart" by Ray Charles vs "My Way" by Frank Sinatra "Hey Jude" by The Beatles vs "Crying" by Roy Orbison "It Ain't Me Babe" by Bob Dylan vs "My Girl" by The Temptations "In Dreams" by Roy Orbison vs "You Really Got Me" by The Kinks "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield vs "Dazed and Confused" by Led Zeppelin "Sloop John B" by Beach Boys vs "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In" by The First Edition vs "I Fought The Law" by The Bobby Fuller Four "A Day in the Life" by The Beatles vs "Hello Goodbye" by The Beatles "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In" by the 5th Dimension vs "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King "Tous Les Garcons et Les Filles" by Francoisie Hardy vs "Visions of Johanna" by Bob Dylan "Daydream Believer" by The Monkees vs "Happy Together" by The Turtles "MacArthur Park" by Richard Harris vs "Jumpin Jack Flash" by The Rolling Stones "Get Together" by The Youngbloods vs "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison "You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes vs "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke GROUP C "Space Oddity" by David Bowie vs "Unchained Melody" by Righteous Brothers "Down In The Boondocks" by Billy Joe Royal vs "Oh, Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison "Reflections" by The Supremes vs "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley "Only The Lonely" by Roy Orbison vs "The Witch" by The Sonics "Then He Kissed Me" by The Crystals vs "Dark End of the Street" by James Carr "Sure Nuff 'N Yes I Do" by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band vs "Street Fighting Man" by The Rolling Stones "Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James and the Shondells vs "Hurdy Gurdy Man" by Donovan "My Generation" by The Who vs "Runaway" by Del Shannon "Gloria" by Them vs "Don't Worry Baby" by The Beach Boys "Purple Haze" by The Jimi Hendriz Expierence vs "All Along the Watchtower" by Bob Dylan "The Weight" by The Band vs "Georgia on My Mind" by Ray Charles "Israelites" by Desmond Dekker vs "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival "I Get Around" by The Beach Boys vs "Time of The Season" by The Zombies "Heroin" by The Velvete Underground vs "Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys vs "Out in the Streets" byThe Shangri Las "Viva Las Vegas" by Elvis Presley vs "Reach Out, I'll Be There" by The Four Tops GROUP D "Walk Away Renee" by The Left Bank vs "Venus in Furs" by The Velvet Underground "Catch The Wind" by Donovan vs "In The Year 2525" by Zager and Evans "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5 vs "California Dreamin'" " Mamas and the Papas "Tears of a Clown" by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles vs "(I Know) I'm Losing You" by The Temptations "Green Onions" by Booker T. and the MGs vs "In The Midnight Hour" by Wilson Pickett "I Was Made To Love Her" by Stevie Wonder vs "Turn, Turn, Turn" by The Birds "God Bless the Child" by Blood, Sweat, & Tears vs "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding vs "Sealed With A Kiss" by Brian Hyland "21st Century Schizoid Man" by King Crimson vs "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" by The Band "Gimme Shelter" by Rolling Stones vs "Suite/Judy Blue Eyes" by Crosby, Stills, and Nash "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" by James Brown vs "Spanish Flea" by Herb Alpert "Break on Through" by The Doors vs "Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell "Norwegian Wood" by Beatles vs "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam "Natural Born Boogie" by Humble Pie vs "Scarborough Fair" by Simon & Garfunkel "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong vs "Be My Baby" by The Ronettes "Come See About Me" by The Supremes vs "Arnold Layne" by Pink Floyd
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    Greatest song of the 60s nomination thread

    This is two different songs. If pressed, I would choose The Witch out of the two, and since someone else nominated it as well, presumably they agree. Also, I second Alone Again Or.
  11. Henry Spencer

    Greatest song of the 60s nomination thread

    Shocking Blue - Venus The Shangri-Las - Remember (Walkin' In The Sand) Electric Prunes - Sold To The Highest Bidder
  12. Henry Spencer

    Greatest song of the 60s nomination thread

    By "that one", I was referring to The Witch.
  13. Henry Spencer

    Greatest song of the 60s nomination thread

    I already nominated that one. And since the subject of Roy Orbison's best song has been brought up, I will also nominate: Roy Orbison - In Dreams
  14. Henry Spencer

    Greatest song of the 60s nomination thread

    The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
  15. Henry Spencer

    Greatest song of the 60s nomination thread

    The Left Banke - Walk Away Renee The Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man The Sonics - The Witch and Psycho
  16. Henry Spencer

    the shittest album cover in recent memory

    I know a guy who has this album. I wonder if he's ever even listened to it? I should ask him.
  17. Henry Spencer

    Nico

    How good is her version of I'll Keep It With Mine? One of my favorite recordings of any song ever, probably.
  18. Henry Spencer

    Nico

    Man, I really love The Marble Index. It's very soothing. I used to find her similarly tuneless and ponderous, but after many listens, I've developed an emotional connection with her voice like few other singers. It's hard to describe.
  19. Henry Spencer

    Educate Me: Joy Division

    I'm with the former Gary Floyd. PiL are one of my favorite bands, and how anyone can recommend their first two albums without also mentioning Flowers Of Romance is beyond me. I also love Joy Division and New Order without hesitation, and would recommend everything by the former band and everything before 1991 or so by the later.
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    The Good, The Bad, and the Western Thread

    Cave wrote it and co-scored it with Bad Seeds/Grinderman bandmate Warren Ellis, but he didn't direct it. Besides favorites of mine that have already been mentioned (Once Upon A Time In The West, McCabe & Mrs. Miller), I'd like to once again advance Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man on the unsuspecting public. It's slow as molasses, but the steadily growing tension between unease and absurdist humor gets to me like few other movies.
  21. Henry Spencer

    Albums Listened to Today

    I listened to Vs. by Mission Of Burma three times yesterday.
  22. Henry Spencer

    2008: The Year in Music

    I've listened to the new Portishead album twice, and it's really clicking with me in a way none of their other albums do. Steve mentioned earlier that it doesn't quite "jell", and I agree, but I think that creates a really compelling kind of tension that's hard to describe.
  23. Henry Spencer

    The Simpsons Week

    "Cool, this is the part where Wall Street gets arrested!"
  24. Henry Spencer

    What are you listening to right now?

    Wire - A Touching Display
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    Albums Listened to Today

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