Friday New Releases – August 23rd

Happy Friday.  Welcome to the new releases and I am sorry, but there are not a lot this week.  Why?  Because no one wants to go up against Taylor Swift.  She will rule the world this week.  That doesn’t mean I don’t have something because I do and it is going to kick some major ass.  Sorry Swift, this will get played…yours won’t…except with my girls so I will hear it, but not by choice.  What I will hear is in Blue.  I hope there is something for you. Let me know what you like and if I missed anything.  Thanks and have a great weekend!

  • 81s2r82IqqL._SX522_.jpg  Crobot – Motherbrain – (Mascot Label Group):  The boys from PA are back with their fourth studio album.  If you like your hard rock with a little funk then come on over as you won’t be disappointed.  This album is going on first thing this morning on the way to work…cranked as loud as I can take it.  Each album has gotten better and I hope this one follows that trend.

  • 61bc1iAwLFL._AC_UL115_  Taylor Swift – Lover – (Taylor Swift):  Okay, I will have to listen to this and it is a really huge release so I will mention it.  My prediction is that it won’t do as well as her previous releases as I think she has reached her peak a couple album ago.  I am not saying it will be bad, I am saying we have probably heard it all before and she is rehashing old sounds.  I think the days of Swift Superiority are coming to an end especially when you have fresh voices like Billie Eilish starting to rule the airwaves.

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Friday New Releases – August 16th

Another Friday of new releases.  Not the best day for releases. There are not a bunch and not a bunch I am interested in either.  Which is probably good as I am driving back from vacation today with my family and they won’t want to listen to anything I want anyway (unless they fall asleep and then I can play what I want).  My choices are highlighted in Blue.  Let me know what interests you or if there is anything I missed. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

  • 71UD301JhSL._SS500_  The Parlor Mob – Dark Hour – (Britannia Row Recordings):  A hard rock band out of New Jersey that formed around 2004. It is modern hard rock and I have to admit I liked their first two albums so after a long break, the band is back after 8 years since the last full length album (3 years since an E.P.). I am interested to hear what they have to offer now after such a long break.  I haven’t listened to anything yet so not sure what to expect, but if it is anything like ‘Dog’, I am in.

  • 91Z6a1B7KQL._SX522_.jpg  King Gizzard & Lizard Wizard – Infest the Rats’ Nest – (Flightless Records):  First up in my car this week will be the new one from this Experimental, Psychedelic Rock band who puts out more music than anyone.  Hell a year or so ago they put out 5 albums in one year!!  Who does that??  Always worth a spin so this one will get one first thing.

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Tuesday’s Memes – 80’s Music

Welcome to Tuesday’s Memes.  We are going to tackle the decade that is the 80’s because music was fun and not depressing like the 90’s (I will do the 90’s next…maybe).  For those that grew up in the 80’s, I hope this brings back some memories.  If you didn’t grow up in the 80’s, well…I am sorry for you!!

Enjoy…

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Lionel Richie – “Dancing On The Ceiling” – The 45 Single

Still yet more in the big box of vinyl.  This time the 45 single I found was actually one of my wife’s old 45’s. The single was for Lionel Richie’s song “Dancing On The Single”.  The single was released in 1986 and was the title track for his third studio album.

I never thought I would do a post on this song as it is not one of my favorite Lionel Richie songs.  Though it is a fun, energetic, dance song; it is a really terrible song at the same time.  I am not alone in that thinking as Blender Magazine listed it as the 20th Worst Song ever out of 50.

However, the world disagreed with me and Blender as the song was a Top 10 hit in almost ever country it was released.  The U.S. saw it go all the way to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The B-Side of the single was “Love Will Find A Way”.  However, as most of my singles from this box don’t follow suit with having the correct B-Side, this one is no different.  This copy of the 45 is a Promotional Copy and Not For Sale.  The flip side is actually “Dancing On The Ceiling” again.  If I couldn’t get enough of the song on the A-Side, I can flip it to the B-Side and hear it again.  Sure, let’s do that.

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