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Speaker to Speaker: Start Breaking Down (03/87)

Released in 1977, Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way” was the initial single from Rumours, which eventually sold more than 12 million copies. As the first shot by the group since their quadruple-platinum Fleetwood Mac, “Go Your Own Way” should have been an automatic smash, no matter what it sounded like, but it surfaced a few times and then vanished, quickly replaced by “Dreams,” which sailed easily to number one. 927 more words

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The Punk Muse #1 - Alison

We all know the song, but who was Alison?

Elvis Costello’s “Alison” is a prime example of a record that was evidently “New” without being very punk. 725 more words

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What's so funny about...

My therapist recommended meditation to me over a year ago, and I just picked it up this January. I picked it up, and I ran with it. 416 more words

213. dirty old town

“A Pogues song about London that isn’t actually a Pogues song or about London, but it might as well be. Because they certainly make it their own here and London’s a dump,  encrusted in grime that’s… 78 more words

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Quick Hit : Hal Willner Presents Meditations On Mingus - Weird Nightmare

From the opening intro you know (or CB did) that you’re in for some kind of a ride. Willner along with Bill Frisell and the gathered musicians (top notch) set the tone and the vibe early. 295 more words

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Coloring Club Plus -- 3/2/19

Per wiki:  Elvis Costello’s “Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack Album” (2015) collection is a companion to Elvis Costello’s memoir Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink and includes two previously unreleased tracks: I Can’t Turn It Off and April 5th. 238 more words

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My Aim Is True - Elvis Costello (1977)


“Once upon a time, being a bitter, frustrated male musician didn’t mean being a jerkass. Perpetually wronged and rarely laid men were capable of being intelligent about their bitterness, focusing their anger not on the whole of womankind, but on particular women (usually flirts and teases) and attacking these women with a potent blend of wit and bile. 139 more words

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