After breaking through to the mainstream with Black Cherry, Goldfrapp followed up in the mid aughts with Supernature, another disco heavy dance album designed for the dance floor, and perhaps a few more TV commercials for smart phones.
It wasn’t as big a hit at the time, but the single “Ooh LaLa” has finally found the phone commercial it was looking for and has taken off just this year.
Goldfrapp are a triphop duo that formed at the end of the 90s consisting of lead singer Allison Goldfrapp and electronic composer Will Gregory. Though triphop peaked in popularity in in the latter 90s, Goldfrapp didn’t release their first album until we had entered the next century with Felt Mountain.
It’s been decades since Monty Python changed the face of television on the BBC with their absurdism. Yet we can’t let them go. Through records, movies and reunion and a smash hit musical version of their first movie, the audiences have always wanted more.
So the Pythons have come to cash in again. This summer they’ll have Monty Python Live! (mostly), to celebrate 40 years off the air. More importantly, Eric Idle has done the honors and penned a few tunes for the show.
When I was a kid, there was a street performer I would see out on weekends playing classical, jazz and pop tunes on wine glasses. I always thought it was fascinating.
I still do. Seeing “Let It Go” played this way is awesome.
I really hope you weren’t sick of Pharrell’s Happy. Because it would be a shame to miss this version.
I’m sure you all remember the ill conceived rap album, er, excuse me, “mixed tape” that HBO commissioned in order to try and deal with their audience skewing a little too white? It was called “Catch The Throne,” mostly I assume because “Watch The Throne” was already taken.
Not that the album was bad, mind you. Just uninspired, as most albums that are done only because a premium network paid you a snotload of money. The tragedy, in my view, is that if only those on the album were really as inspired by the books ad TV show to make an album, it probably would have been fabulous.
I feel like I have been vindicated. Because The Sons of Mim has done an album, Shame of Tones. It is fully inspired by the books and TV show, and it is as hilariously awesome as I had hoped.
There was another long break between Older and Michael’s next album of original work, which didn’t come until 2004. In between that there was “Ladies and Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael” a greatest hits compilation that included some material he had never released.
This was originally released in the 80s on Aretha’s eponymous album.
You should thank me for not just posting every last song from Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1. Instead I will only give you the top highlights.
Who wants to go back to the 80s? When life was simple, and music was silly and men like George Michael were forced deep into the closet by a prejudiced public.
These have aged amazingly well. But this is not the Wham Tunes for Tuesday.
You know what good actors are? Fearless. Fearless enough to breakout into an a capella duet when asked on the Inside The Actors Studio stage. That’s what Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segal did when asked about the upcoming return of Les Mis to the Broadway stage.
Forget Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman. These guys have it down.