For the love of men and music

Friday, August 31, 2007

'Nuff Said

MP3: Cosmetique - Lady Di, Why Did You Have To Die (expired)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Quick Love

It’s been posted all over the net for a few months now, but seeing as I’ve just heard it, and it’s been played more than a few times since

I discovered it, here’s a rather lovely mash-up of Placebo, Kate Bush (we could have done with a bit more of her on the track) and Pet Shop Boys; entitled Love Comes Running Up That Hill Quickly.

Kudos to DJ Magnet for creating a wonderfully senstive mix.

MP3: DJ Magnet – Love Comes Running Up That Hill Quickly (Placebo, Kate Bush, Pet Shop Boys) (expired)


I was this close to posting about the original movie Disco Dancer and the song Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja which M.I.A. has reclaimed in her truest fashion, but as is often the case, I was pipped to the post by the boyz at Club Contact.

A classic bollywood film, not just for its’ soundtrack but for the terribly choreography and terrible dialogue – the film is firmly embedded in my psyche (mainly because I was forced to perform the title track as a youngster in front of all the ‘aunties’ at some wedding. Even in my tragedies, disco plays a role). (Interestingly enough, as quite a few bloggers have pointed out, the film was huge in the Soviet Union). I really struggled to choose a clip to share (youtube is full of them) from the film, so I encourage you all to take 30 mins out of your life to go and enjoy the delights of the film).

The soundtrack to Disco Dancer was composed by Bappi Lahiri who, perhaps single handedly is responsible for bringing 80s eurodisco to indian cinema (and for stealing melodies outright from other artists – Jimmy is based upon the 80s hit You’re Ok by Ottawan, Auv Auva borrows from The Bugles ) – a trend that stayed around for a decade when the rest of the world had claimed disco had died.

MP3: M.I.A. – Jimmy (expired)
MP3: Ottawan – You’re OK (expired)

Disco Dancer OST

MP3: Vijay Benedict – I Am A Disco Dancer (expired)
MP3: Parvati Khan – Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja (expired)
MP3: Usha Uthup, Basavalingiah Hiremath – Auva Auva: Koi Yahan Nache (expired)
MP3: Basavalingiah Hiremath – Yaad Aa Raha Hai (expired)
MP3: Nandu Bhende – Krishna Dharti Pe Aaja Tu (expired)
MP3: Kishore Kumar – Ae Oh Aa Zara Mudke (expired)
MP3: Suresh Wadkar, Usha Mangeshkar – Goron Ki Na Kalon Ki (expired)
MP3: Suresh Wadkar, Usha Mangeshkar – Goron Ki Na Kalon Ki (part 2) (expired)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Rock The Nation

Coming from the same stable (Jeepster Records) as Snow Patrol and Belle and Sebastian (they don’t sound like either), and with an album produced by Iain Gore (who also produced The Brakes, Larrikin Love and Babyshambles), SixNationState are well positioned to be a band to get excited about.

With frenetic guitars, a lead singer that sounds like he’s this close to being sectioned and his spent his life smoking cigarettes and swigging whisky straight from the bottle, the bandhas produced a cracking album that is choc-full of catchy tunes mixing folk, rock, ska and sound track to the scariest circus in town.

Listening to the album I really struggled to pick out just a few tracks to share – nearly every track here has something going for it – this is (inpite of the morose lyrics) one of the most fun (jaunty?) albums of the summer.

MP3: SixNationState – Keep Dancing (expired)
MP3: SixNationState – I Hate The Summer (expired)
MP3: SixNationState – Everybody Wants To Be My Friend (expired)