Friday, January 31, 2014
Japan - Adolescent Sex (album version)
Apparently they re-recorded this for the 45, but I prefer this version, in part because the entrance of the synth line is delayed until about one minute in, and comes as a surprise.
Speaking of, I'm obsessed with the eerily charismatic boredom of keyboard player Richard Barbieri in this video (see 0:57 and following). It's like it's too unspeakably tedious for him to even play those four chords.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Roberta Flack - Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
This is a Sheridan Dupre jammer, but he's lost in the stacks of the Brooklyn public library, so it falls to me to post it. Words & music by Leonard Cohen, piano & vocals by Roberta Flack.
Note to American Idol afficionados, et al.: this is what it sounds like when someone has a good singing voice.