Thursday, August 17, 2017

MA-85 - 45s & Favorites, Disc 17

So much musical funitude!
You might almost subtitle this "The Soundtracks Edition," because of:
  • Track3 (1972's Super Fly)
  • Track 15 (1985's Explorers)
  • Track 16 (another 1985 film)
  • Track 17 (another 1985 film)
  • Track 18 (another 1985 film)
... And by the way, you'll never convince me that Track 13 wasn't consciously imitative of Fleetwood Mac's 1979 "Tusk."

01. Run Away Child, Running Wild - The Temptations (4:36)  1969

02. Burning Bridges - The Mike Curb Congregation (2:48)  1970

03. Freddy's Dead (single version) - Curtis Mayfield (3:19)  1972

04. I Can't Stand the Rain - Ann Peebles (2:32)  1974

05. Devil Gate Drive - Suzi Quatro (3:46)  1974

06. Showstopper - Triumvirat (3:39)  1975

07. Mr Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra (5:07)  1977

08. Zero Hour - The Plimsouls (2:31)  1980

09. Chart Buster - De Cylinders (2:20)  1980

10. Shadows of the Night - Rachel Sweet (4:01)  1981

11. Valentino's Had Enough - The Expressos (2:58)  1981

12. Valley Girl - Frank and Moon Zappa (4:53)  1982

13. I Eat Cannibals (Parts I & II) - Toto Coelo (6:48)  1983

14. My Baby's the Star of a Driver's Ed Movie - Blotto (3:34)  1983

15. All Around the World - Robert Palmer (2:18)  1985

16. The Goonies 'R' Good Enough - Cyndi Lauper (3:39)  1985

17. Weird Science (album version) - Oingo Boingo (6:06)  1985

18. Big Trouble in Little China (original version) - The Coupe De Villes (3:02)  1986

19. Punk Rock Girl - The Dead Milkmen (2:42)  1988

20. Witch in a Ditch - Erasure (3:42)  1988

21. Night Ride Home - Joni Mitchell (3:21)  1991

I love hearing the last track as a sort of calming sign-off after the earlier madness.  Joni Mitchell's simple reflection is pretty different from many of her earlier intricate lyrical constructions, but simplicity is fine, on a ride home with the one you love.

Hope you find something to charm you in this mish-mash.  If so, leave a note!



See you on Monday!
  

Monday, August 14, 2017

Welcome Back to the Fortress of Markitude! – #7


            This time we’ll start on the long shelf above the two doors to the Comics Closet.  Crafted from 2 1-x-6s, it’s a total of twelve feet long.  Starting on the left …


            The first item is a Super Slurpee cup for Superman IV, dated 1987.




 Next is a Belly Washer (empty) from 2001.



            Then, a series of Pepsi glasses from Superman The Movie, all dated 1978.

            The Aladdin thermos came with a lunchbox.  To its right is an insulated tumbler from the 1978 movie.  The bottom of the tumbler says “Dawn - Passaic NJ.”


            The thing that looks like a globe is a giant mug.  The Earth is the bowl of the mug, and a swooping Superman is the handle.





            Well, we’ve made it through about a quarter of the things on the shelf.  That’s all the investigation for this week.  See you Thursday, for a next music compilation!
 
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