In typical Contrast fashion, this week's Contrast Podcast isn't full of Vietnam-related material, but it looks quite good. You can check it out here, or listen to it directly here if you like. Whatever the case, leave a comment for Tim and company - he puts quite a bit of effort into these excellent podcasts!
This week's contributions are:
(00:29) Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to loveThe contribution from Are You Embarrassed Easily for this week comes not from me, your faithful host WankelRotaryEngine, but my darling bride, in honor of her birth year.
Ross from Just gimme indie rock
(03:33) Erma Franklin - Piece of my heart
Michael from The Yank Sizzler
(07:00) Dusty Springfield - The look of love
Linda from Speed of Dark
(11:18) The Turtles - Happy together
Natalie from Mini-Obs
(14:51) The Impressions - We’re a winner
Ally from dustysevens
(17:12) Kaleidoscope - Dive into yesterday
ZB from So the wind won’t blow it all away
(22:43) Louie Prima - I wanna be like you
Crash from Pretending life is like a song
(27:34) The Stooges - Search and Destroy
FiL from Pogoagogo
(34:03) Green Day - 86
Andy from Circles of Concrete
(37:13) Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take 5
Marcy from Lost in your inbox
(43:07) John Coltrane - Everytime we say goodbye
Alex from Totally True Tales from Texas
(48:39) R.E.M. - Femme fatale
Kristi from Are you embarassed easily?
(51:47) The House of Love - The Beatles and The Stones
Tom from Better in the Dark
(56:20) Prince - Alphabet street
Greg from Broken Dial
(59:06) The Adult Net - Incense and Peppermints
(01:02:15) Chris Coco with Nick Cave - Sunday Morning
Matthew from Song by Toad
Being a huge REM fan, she chose REM's remake of the classic Velvet Underground tune, Femme Fatale, off their debut album, The Velvet Underground and Nico. The REM cover is from their 1987 Dead Letter Office. As she says in her intro, she loves the sound of Stipe's voice here, which is front and center with a spare backing from the rest of the band. Classic folk rock, IMHO.
Speaking of REM, I just recently heard an REM tune I missed back in the day, Get Up, off their Green album. By the time Stand fell out of heavy rotation, though, I couldn't stand it and thus never got around to Get Up. It's a good thing music doesn't expire, unlike DRM licenses...
Anyway, here is MHB's pick for this weeks 1967-themed Contrast Podcast, along with a few of my favorite tunes from REM. Hope you enjoy.