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Song of the Day 8/10/09

It’s not like we typically go a whole weekend without putting up one kind of review or another here: an unjustly obscure, brilliant cd, a killer show that too few people noticed. In addition to having seen amazing shows by the Moonlighters on Friday night, a completely drunken baby shower on Saturday plus a last-minute Mark Sinnis show Sunday night at the always comfortable Spikehill, we’re sitting on a ton of great albums. All kinds of new stuff coming up momentarily.  In the meantime, as we do every day, our top 666 songs of alltime countdown gets one step closer to #1. Monday’s song is #352:

The Act – Zero Unidentified

Fiery, gorgeously melodic new wave rock anthem from the British band’s lone and absolutely classic 1982 album Too Late at 20. In mathematics, zero is defined as unidentified, and frontman Nick Laird-Clowes (later of the Dream Academy) wants to keep it that way – he won’t take no for an answer. “Let’s get together tonight!” The link here is a homemade digitized version of the whole album.

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August 10, 2009 Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music, music, concert | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Song of the Day 1/29/09

Every day, our top 666 songs of alltime countdown gets one step closer to #1. Thursday’s is #545:

The Act – Get It While You’re Young

This catchy, warmly anthemic track from this fiery two-guitar British band’s lone, brilliant 1982 album Too Late At 20 still rings true more than 25 years later. Frontman Nick Laird-Clowes would go on to Zager and Evans Hall of Fame infamy a couple of years later with the Dream Academy and Life in a Northern Town. He makes movie music now, a considerable improvement. The album was never issued on cd; scour the dollar bins at your local vinyl emporium. The link above is a homemade mp3 download.

January 29, 2009 Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music, music, concert | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment