Music For Listeners 03/05/2016
1) Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the CD 'Anthology: The Sounds of Science'.
2) Jesse Ruben-"This Is Why I Need You" From the digital single for "This Is Why I Need You".
3) Lush-"Out of Control" From the forthcoming EP 'Blind Spot'.
4) Cresendo-"Intro" From the brand new album 'Unless'.
5) Cresendo-"Repulsor" From the brand new album 'Unless'.
6) Fear of Men-"Island" From the forthcoming album 'Fall Forever'.
7) Goodbye Brighton-"Devil in My Eyes" From the brand new digital single for "Devil in My Eyes".
8) Jake Bugg-"Gimme the Love" From the brand new digital single for "Gimme the Love".
9) Shura-"Touch" From the forthcoming album 'Nothing's Real'.
10) JJ Mazz-"Heaven (Demo)" Demo straight from the artist.
11) Model Aeroplanes-"Something Like Heaven" From the brand new EP 'Something Like Heaven'.
12) C Duncan-"A Year or So" From the brand new EP 'A Year or So'.
13) Parquet Courts-"Berlin Got Blurry" From the brand new digital single for "Berlin Got Blurry".
14) Fur Blend-"Serotonin" From the forthcoming digital single for "Serotonin".
15) Rats on Rafts-"Last Day On Earth" From the brand new digital single for "Some Velvet Morning".
16) The Coral-"Million Eyes" From the brand new digital single for "Million Eyes".
17) Brothers In Law-"All the Weight" From the brand new album 'Raise'.
18) Flowers-"Bitter Pill" From the brand new album 'Everybody's Dying To Meet You'
19) Bifannah-"Skeletor" From the brand new EP 'Bifannah'.
20) Unloved-"Guilty Of Love (Radio Edit)" From the brand new album 'Guilty Of Love'.
21) Treetop Flyers-"31 Years" From the forthcoming album 'Palomino'.
22) Charles Bradley-"Nobody But You" From the forthcoming album 'Changes'.
23) Cate Le Bon-"Wonderful" From the forthcoming album 'Crab Day'.
24) Still Parade-"0741" From the digital single for "0741".
25) The Limiñanas-"Garden of Love (feat. Peter Hook)" From the brand new digital single for "Garden of Love".
26) Emmy the Great-"Hyperlink" From the forthcoming album 'Second Love'.
27) Giorgio Tuma-"The Wings Of A Loser" From the brand new album 'This Life Denied Me Your Love'.
28) Frightened Rabbit-"Death Dream" From the brand new digital single for "Death Dream".
29) Some Kind of Illness-"The Test of Time" From the album 'Some Kind of Illness'.
30) The Orb-"Alpine Morning" From the forthcoming EP 'Alpine'.
31) "The Mid-Morning Recording" Talking Heads-'Remain In Light'
Of course they are one of the most influential American bands ever. I've always had a love of the band since their version of "Take Me To the River" was on FM radio, but as the years go on and I see more live footage, and hear their studio albums with a more adult ear, it's hard to criticize anything they put to record. It all sounds like it is way ahead of its time; some of it even ahead of the present time. Like a lot of people growing up in the 70's and early 80's, this release was the first major mainstream breakthrough for the group. The video for "Once In A Lifetime" on early MTV is etched into the pop culture of that time, and truly gave Talking Heads the visual representation they would also be known for. It would be a few years afterwards when the soundtrack for "Stop Making Sense" was released that I truly became a fan. Now with a more adult ear, I can see, and mostly hear that they were much much more than the visual representation melded with the music. The music more and more stands on its own. Every now and then, I'm surprised when I haven't played a certain album beforehand, and this is one of them yet again. "Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down." - Michael MFL
32) James-"Sayonara" From the album 'Wah-Wah'.