You, my reader, are going to pick an album for me to review each month. It is really simple…first, I will give you 5 albums to choose from and second, you will tell me which one of those you would like to see reviewed on the site. See…simple!
There are a few simple rules I have put in to place in my selections. They are…
- One has to be a new release (within the last month)
- One has to be one I have never heard before (new releases don’t count for this one)
- One has to be from a genre I don’t normally listen to at all or very often
- And the last two are choices from my collection that I haven’t reviewed before
What are the 5 albums you ask? Funny you should ask because I have those right here…note: I tried to throw in some non-obvious choices to make things a little more interesting.
New Release – Adelitas Way – ‘Shine On’
Never Heard Before – Funkadelic – ‘Maggot Brain’
Not My Normal Genre – Stevie Wonder – ‘Songs in the Key of Life’
From My Collection – Mr. Mister – ‘Welcome to the Real World’
From My Collection – Genesis – ‘Genesis’
Let me know which one you would like to see and sometime in September, I will post a review of the album that gets the most votes. You have one week to decide and from there I will start listening to the album and do a review.
Thanks for participating!!
Back in 1985, Mr. Mister were blowing up the Billboard Hot 100. All of it a result of one song…”Kyrie”. “Kyrie” is off the album ‘Welcome to the Real World’ and the song went all the way to #1 in the U.S. Not just the U.S., it was #1 in Canada and Norway as well. Mr. Mister were a four-piece band out of Phoenix, Arizona with lead singer Richard Page.
The song, “Kyrie”, was written by Richard Page, Steve George & John Lang. John wrote the lyrics while Steve and Richard wrote the music. “Kyrie” means Lord, Have Mercy in Greek and the song actually feels like a prayer. It was inspired by John Lang’s time in church as young child. It was believed that the song was written due to a traumatic incident with Richard Page, but thankfully that is not the case and it is only an urban legend.
Richard’s vocals on this uptempo song are so smooth and so powerful. When I said it felt like a prayer that is what it feels like. Richard is screaming out to God to have mercy on him during his travels. It was so impactful, it helped drive this song to the top. However, people didn’t realize at the time that it was religious (even though Mr. Mister are not a Christian band). People thought he was singing about a girl named Kyrie.
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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!!
Let us do some graphs to get the point across…
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