You ever get all dancey in your kitchen? Everyone's sweaty, their limbs are flailing about in awkward and sexy ways, and you think to yourself, "Man, I wish I a new Prince song that sounded like an old Prince song on my iPod," before pressing play on "Erotic City?" Well, you're in luck, friend. A 54-year old YouTuber who goes by the handle WallyGroove leaked an unreleased track from 1982 called "Lust U Always." Thanks to Antiquiet.com for the post and WFMU for the tweet, we were able to listen to and now share this "new" song by the Purple One.
Antiquiet notes, "According to PrinceVault.com, 'Lust U Always' was originally recorded in 1982, around the same time that sessions for the 1999 LP were going on. While the track was never used for any Prince record, His Royal Badness did end up offering it to Mr. Robert Palmer in the late '80s but the singer turned it down." Click play on this bad boy quickly, in case someone in Minneapolis removes it from the interweb. Add to your iPod with pleasure.
Polynesian culture is an easy fit for Fort Lauderdale. It's a city long associated with leisure that came into its own around the same time as the newfound middle class found fascination in the late '50s and early '60s with tiki idols, puffer fish, and the natives of the Pacific Islands.
Such things can be easily chalked off to retro kitsch or considered the province of pop artist Shag and certain custom car enthusiasts, yet for others, there's an allure that emanates from that far-flung chain of islands where isolated civilizations thrived for centuries using nothing more than their strength and a profound respect for land and water.
Just kidding about the title. Gingrich will never win.
Campaign songs aren't anything new. In 1960, JFK used Frank Sinatra's optimistic "High Hopes" during the elections. In 2000, George W. Bush attempted to use Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" (that is, before Petty wouldn't back down on not letting him use the song), Survivor's suing Gingrich for using "Eye of the Tiger," and David Byrne sued Charlie Crist for using "Road to Nowhere." And those last ones are just a few of the many Republicans who've been rejected by the music community.
We decided to shine some light on a few noteworthy campaign tunes, good and bad, left and right. And we're not only talking about Gingrinch's Abba's "Dancing Queen" ringtone here; we're thinking about it. The following list honors today's GOP primary elections in Florida. To whoever wins, may you still ultimately be a loser.
So here we are in the dying days of summer vacation, and if you get paid like some of us around these here parts, chances are your "getaway" these past few months has been on the couch, compliments of your basic cable subscription. We feel your pain and hear your desperate cries for something new so well that we will aid your at-home vacay by sending you out musically to the mysterious and exciting continent of Africa! Exotic? Yes? Gonna cost you an arm and a leg? No.
We here at County Grind appreciate the value of the hard-earned dollar, and through the miracle of the internet we can go back and forth for pennies on the FPL bill. Enjoy a musician for each finger on your right hand that can take you directly to Africa!
The economy is in the toilet, and it feels ever-worse waning days of summer. County Grind knows full well how great it is to get away, but since most of us lowly scribes can afford only an armchair and the local library's "travel" section, we bring you the stickiest days' first Musical Staycation Destination: Asia!
Ahh... Asia, the largest continent on the planet, is generally not known for its music. OK, call up your nearest fanboy or otaku and they'll tell you all about anime music and J-Pop shit, but truth be told, Asia is made up of Arabs, Israelis, Turks, Uzbeks, Georgians, Armenians, Chinese, Laotians, Cambodians, Mongolians, Russians, and so many more ethnic groups worth visiting -- via the interwebs, anyhow. Let's have some fun with their music via these five artists! More »
Back in 1978, this sort of story would be no big deal. According to (possibly heavily revisionist) history, the music business used to be a sea of indulgence, hot tubs and all-you-can eat soft serve. Today, rock journalists can only experience such debauchery (and water slides) alongside retirees and young families in places like the Carnival Imagination.
Sure, the inaugural Bruise Cruise featured the talents of the Black Lips, the Vivian Girls, the Strange Boys, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Surfer Blood, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Turbo Fruits, and the Jacuzzi Boys, as well as fine DJ work by Jonathan "New York Night Train" Toubin -- but the success and intrigue of such an event hinged more on how the 380 people trapped on the boat interacted as a whole and with the rest of the passengers.
Def Leppard's Phil Collen sure wields a lot of guitar
No offense to our sister paper, but hey Orange County, Calif.: Sucks to your assmar! When rock music legends want to get married to costume designers 10 years their junior that they met on tour, they naturally gravitate to (where else but) glitzy South Florida. That's what happened Friday, when Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen, 52, married Helen Simmons at the Palm Beach Ritz-Carlton. The couple met during Def Leppard's 2008 Sparkle Lounge Tour, and live in California's OC.
The front and back of Fela Kuti's 10-inch EP, which was a Record Store Day exclusive
Saturday was the absolutely perfect day to run around, buy records, drink a moderate amount of Strongbow cider, and consume a cornucopia of live music. Except: impressive Record Store Day events were planned for both Radio-Active Records in Fort Lauderdale, and Miami's Sweat Records, and there are 27.5 miles separating these two fine establishments. Who needs speed limits, anyhow!
Countless videos of the Paul McCartney show went up on YouTube almost immediately after the concert. Most of the best come from user dsmpaul, who seems to have been sitting somewhere in the first few rows, and who seems to have uploaded damn near the entire concert in song-by-song clips.
Here's "Band on the Run," which was performed simply but still remains one of the best Wings songs.
In an unexpected mini-medley, McCartney played "A Day in the Life" into his late, great friend John Lennon's "Give Peace a Chance."
Okay, okay, so this is the last time we'll blog about Artopia for now -- we just really want you to come to the next one, if you missed this time. (We'll give you presents.) Miami New Times' event last Thursday at the Freedom Tower was packed -- who knew people loved free booze and food so much? And between all the chewing and swallowing, there was plenty of visual art, fashion, attention-seeking goths in costumes performance art, and music to check out. Seems like the music part especially freaked out the squares a bit. Otto von Schirach's headlining set was cut short, for unclear reasons to which nobody really wants to admit.
Here's a little clip summarizing the festivities. The local artists you hear during the video are:
The next Miami New Times event is a Tweet-Up social networking party for all of our friends, fans, and followers on Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace. It's from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Playwright Pub on South Beach, 1265 Washington Ave. For those two hours it's open bar, so be over 21. See you there.