Archive for the ‘1980’s’ Category

0135 Eddie Money – Take me home tonight @ 2:21

Monday, April 30th, 2012

“be my little baby, baby my darling… ”

This one’s obvious, just like Ronnie sang.

Take me home tonight 2:14 – 2:38

From Can’t Hold Back, released through Columbia Records, 1986

0122 Curtis Mayfield – Never stop loving me @ 2:20

Monday, June 27th, 2011

“..we just make good love together”

This cut just rides out so nicely. From a less obvious Curtis album, from the 1980’s too…

Everybody needs some soul in their life, this is it.

Never Stop Loving Me 2:20 – 2:50

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From Something to Believe In, released through Curtom Records, 1980.

0107 Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train @ 0:08

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

“Aiiieee, Aiieeee”

On The Office, Kevin uses this song to intro his small business seminar speech, I love this aiiee part.

Crazy Train 0:02 – 0:12

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From Blizzard of Oz, released through Jet records, 1980.

0070 Phil Collins – In the Air Tonight @ 3:28

Monday, March 8th, 2010

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Another one of my Dad’s faves, this has an epic lead in. The build up is massive. It gets more echoey and you hear more guitar stabs the further you go. A lot of NFL players love this track and play it before a big game. It’s all suspense and emotion until the drums (BPOTS)  kick in.

Picture Ray Lewis stretching at the 50 listening to this.

In the Air Tonight 3:28 – 4:00

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From Face Value, released through Virgin Records in 1981.

0052 Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms @ 2:49

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

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This one is dedicated to my Dad, who blasted this album out of his study on Saturday mornings. Love ya Po!

From the same album as “Money for Nuthin”, the album titled track was written solely for Knopfler to demonstrate his superb guitar work. The whispered vocals, soft strings all set up riff after riff after riff. And at 2:49, the axe is wielded – a slow burner solo with bluesy emotional power.

Brothers in Arms 2:49 – 3:15

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From Brothers in Arms, released through Warner Brothers in 1985.

0048 Lionel Richie – All Night Long @ 3:12

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

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Suggested by my bud Adrian, thanks!

Let’s just play this one, the part speaks for itself.

All Night Long 3:12 – 3:34

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From Can’t Slow Down, released through Motown Records in 1983.

0032 Rolling Stones – Waiting on a Friend @ 1:53

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

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“I’m not waiting on a lady…”

Jeff Woods posted about Exile on Main Street a while back, and I started listening to some old Stones stuff. This track is perfect for TBPOS. I watched the video, and it’s hilarious. Mick is hanging out with some brothers in what is surely the LES of New York, chillin’, you know, not waiting on a lady. Then Keif shows up, and they both roll down the street to the local to meet up with Ronnie and Charlie. Then they pick up their instruments and start jamming, with Keith and Ronnie jiving all over the place. F’in great video…but not why we’re here!

Catch the sax solo with a guest spot from Sonny Rollins playing the tenor.  They recorded this in Kingston, Jamaica – feel that island breeze ‘mon!

Waiting On A Friend 1:53 – 2:32

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From Tattoo You, released through Virgin Records, 1981.

0027 Aretha Franklin – Jump to it @ 0:53

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

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First off,  I’d like to wish a warm welcome to Cate Kustanczy who’s started contributing to the site. Check out her post below on the Led Zepp track – When the Levee Breaks.  Some of the stuff I post on is pretty obscure, so Cate is going to try and hit on some of the classics. Look for something on U2 soon. Welcome Cate:)

Here’s one that required me to add a new category: the 1980’s. This Aretha cut was produced by Luther Vandross, who I didn’t even know was in the game back then. This is silky stuff straight up, the beat is a bouncy little piece of boogie heaven. I’ll be honest, my shoulders are moving up and down right now one at a time, it’s crazy.

Also, this doesn’t sound like the Aretha from her RESPECT era, not at all. Her voice has always had a nice loose quality to it, but here she is silky smooth. Did she record this in bed?!?

Jump to It 0:53 – 1:24

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From Jump to It, released through Arista Records, 1982.