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Archive for May 6th, 2008

5-6-08 The Logical Song

Posted by Sean on May 6, 2008

Speaking of Supertramp, how could we without mentioning The Logical Song? Courtesy of the dour-named ShadowsInRain.

Now, that’s a good song. Who hasn’t felt like this during at least some point in their life – directionless, confused, not knowing what or who to believe and distrusting even yourself. It’s a product of its time, a child of the anchorless 1970s, and a classic with bona fide bona fides.

But it seems a little… dated, doesn’t it? I wonder how we can freshen it up a bit – you know, slap on a new coat of paint and such. Perhaps ryroo can show us the way…

Of course! We can turn a delicate tune about postmodern angst into a techno beat called Ramp! (The Logical Song), complete with a video that looks like the love child of Blade and The Fast and the Furious! Eminem-lookalike Scooter seems to have missed the point of The Logical Song just a bit, don’t you think?

Or maybe not. The Logical Song is all about angst, right? And who’s more angsty than people who lived through the 1970s and listen to Supertramp and the lost generation that listens to Scooter, hm? The only difference is that one wallows in it while the other runs away from it as fast as they can, with the subwoofer cranked up all the way and rattling the rivets out of their car to drown out their screams.


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Of Bakers and Moonshine

Posted by shanoah on May 6, 2008

Nothing complicated today. Just various music that I like. All from between ’69 and ’79, in fact. First, let’s start with the Who. They sang this at Woodstock, but the sound quality seemed a little better on this copy:

Pinball Wizard – The Who

Wasn’t I hearing just the other day that there’s only one pinball company left? Ah well, we all have are heros, so this song will still be there even without pinball being ubiquitous…

Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty

What can I say about this song, really? It starts out with that great sax solo, and brings Baker Street to life in it’s lyrics. I have a best of Gerry Rafferty cd with this song on it, and practically every song is magic on it. Amazing how he just slips through the cracks. This song came out the year I was born, incidentally.

Sister Moonshine – Supertramp

And this song is from Supertramp’s “Crisis? What Crisis?“. Supertramp never gets old with me, really. Almost anything from while Roger Hodgeson was still with the band is good. The volumes a little low, so you may want to crank it a little. I may be a bit biased on this, though. You may recall that my bio says I spent a lot of time living in the Grass Valley/Nevada City? Roger Hodgson lives in the area, so I’ve seen him live.

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