Friday Night Music Byte

Lynnrockets recently watched the film Julie & Julia about a thirty year old New Yorker who decided to cook every dish in one of Julia Childs’ cookbooks and to blog about it. It was a novel idea so we decided to copy it. No, we will not be cooking in the usual sense (that could start a fire). Rather, we will adapt the recipe a day concept to our nightly music bytes. From now to infinity (didn’t somebody else coin that phrase?) we will post a music video and brief description of the artist or song in a sort of alphabetical order as culled from Tom Moon’s wonderful reference book, 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die (A Listener’s Life List). The book describes both whole albums (remember those) and individual songs from all music genres that are essential listening. Do yourselves a favor and purchase this book. Where the book deals with an individual song, we will post that song, but when an entire album is the subject, we will exercise judicial discretion and post a single song therefrom. So what do you say, let’s get cooking…

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Sinead O’Connor – I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got – “Black Boys On Mopeds” (1990)

“With this bracing album Sinead O’Connor expanded the notion of what a female singer-songwriter could be. A wild child with a shaved head, a voice like a siren and knack for audacious hijinks. Most of the songs deal with the topics favored by countless sensitive gals – stormy relationships with parents, friends, and uncaring lovers. The difference is in the stance: O’Connor approaches each tune like she’s poised for a confrontation. Or recovering from one. This album is essential listening just for O’Connor’s dramatic turn-on-a-dime vocal performances. One of the best: a scathing comment on British racism, “Black Boys On Mopeds”.”

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Posted on July 30, 2010, in Songs, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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