JIMMY'S HANDY HINTS #28
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I liked some of Graham's songs until I heard this record. Then I decided that he was an earthly God. I love this record so much that I don't know where to begin. TEMPORARY BEAUTY, DARK SIDE OF THE BRIGHT LIGHT, THANKLESS TASK. So good I want to lie down and scream.
Cheap Trick's first record. If you like slamming, melodic, pop rock from some guys that can really do it, here you go. I WANT YOU TO WANT ME, BIG EYES and especially DROWNED are great songs.
What a cool mood this record has. Really floaty and romantic. Brian Ferry has such a heart-broken, weary, crooner voice. A great record to...umm, dust the house to. Paved the way for all that Euro-trash 80's Spandau Duran stuff too.
One of my mostest favorite things there ever was, ever. An experimental record of tape loops and samples of radio talk shows, evangelists and even a supposed real exorcism. Jeez, it sounds real enough to me. Make all those little hairs on my wrists go POINK!!
A live album circa 1980 that shows how good this guy and his band really were. This is a few years after he started writing those grandma's fudge tunes that we get to hear in the dentist office. These are older songs he and his band had been playing for years. Amazing songs. Amazing playing. Amazing singing. SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD, STREETLIFE SERENADE, SHE'S GOT A WAY. Fucking hell!
For my taste, John Sayles is hit and miss, BUT a lot more hit than miss. He's at his best when he writes his own scripts, I think. He always has interesting characters placed in interesting situations.
This has Angela Bassett and Edie Falco as two women trying to save a small beach town in Florida from developers. There's a bunch of good actors in small roles too: Alan King, Timothy Hutton, Ralph Waite, Mary Steenburgen, Miguel Ferrer. Overall, really good.
Check out John Sayles other stuff too: LONE STAR, PASSIONFISH, EIGHT MEN OUT, MATEWAN and on and on.
TEN SONGS A-SHUFFLING:
THE GRAND VIZAR'S GARDEN PARTY
GIVE ME BACK MY NAME
FUGA FROM SON NO
EARLY RECORDINGS 1927-1939
CAN'T GET USED TO LOSING YOU
THE ENGLISH BEAT
BEAT THAT (BEST OF...)
WHAT WILL MY MARY SAY?
16 MOST RECORDED SONGS
LIVING ON THE EDGE
GET A GRIP