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Music VIDEO: Throwing Muses Perform ‘Not Too Soon’ Live In Dusseldorf

by on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 12:40 am EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

From the 1991 album The Real Ramona, the song ‘Not Too Soon’ was penned by singer/songwriter Tanya Donelly. She left Throwing Muses shortly thereaftertaking bass player Fred Abong with her, to form the 2-time Grammy-nominated band, Belly. Belly’s debut album, Star, featured the huge radio/Mtv hit ‘Feed the Tree‘.

After Tanya’s departure, Kristin Hersh, the other half of the Throwing Muses singer/songwriter duo, continued onward with Muses drummer David Narcizo, releasing three albums over the proceeding four years, spawning memorable songs like ‘Bright Yellow Gun‘. 

Donelly would eventually rejoin with Hersh for Throwing Muses reunion shows, and she contributed backup vocals to songs on Throwing Muses’ 2003 self-titled album.

Here are Throwing Muses, just before Tanya’s 1991 departure, performing their oft-overlooked gem, ‘Not Too Soon’ live:

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Watch: The Cars Perform ‘Heartbeat City’ @ Live Aid 1985

by on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 9:15 pm EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Here’s a favorite Cars song of mine — not as recognizable as some of their hits, although it should be.  I was in Paris when Live Aid was happening, and my brother and I were watching a rabbit-ear antenna’d static-prone TV set in a hotel — unable to understand the French dialogue between the songs, but nonetheless ecstatic to watch some of our favorite groups perform.

The quality of this video is damned good.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with this song, I think you’re really going to like it.

Enjoy!

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The Cars’ “Heartbeat City” can be downloaded here: The Cars - The Cars Greatest Hits - Heartbeat City

Watch: Roxy Music “Same Old Scene”

by on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 8:50 pm EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Here’s one of my all-time favorites.  Each time I hear that intro, it’s like an instant flashback into a different world — namely, my youth.

I was fortunate enough to have seen Bryan Ferry play live around 1989-1990 with my brother — a show I’ll never forget.  Fantastic!

From the album Flesh and Blood, here’s ‘Same Old Scene’.  Enjoy!:

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“Same Old Scene,” and The Best of Roxy Music album can be downloaded here:  Roxy Music - The Best of Roxy Music - Same Old Scene

FREE 12-Song Download: Carbon/Silicon (Ex-Clash Mick Jones) New LP, ‘Carbon Bubble’

by on Monday, November 23, 2009 at 9:11 pm EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Great news for all impoverished music lovers out there! Carbon/Silicon, featuring — one of my all-time favorite songwriters — Mick Jones (formerly of The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite) and Tony James (formerly of Generation X), have just released their new 12-Song LP entitled The Carbon Bubble. It is available at the Carbon/Silicon site as […]

Watch: Jesus & Mary Chain w/ Hope Sandoval “Sometimes Always” Live – 1994

by on Friday, November 13, 2009 at 10:47 pm EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

If you were told The Jesus & Mary Chain were attempting to pen a love song — a duet — this is EXACTLY what you’d hope to get from them.  Somehow they managed to incorporate their signature detached (brooding) style — something unheard of in a traditional love song — and yet it works here […]