Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Musical Pairs

A hectic but incredibly fun couple of weeks of visitors has ended, allowing me a bit more time to delve into the newest music circulating the web. With those tunes in hand, plus several interesting new releases at KBUT's studio, I decided to do a sequel to the "music pairs" show that I did many moons ago. Basically the idea is to play two tracks that have a linking aspect, whether it be the same artist, same band members, same DJ doing the remix, etc. It makes for a thematically tight show and once again it worked well.

This week's entrant into the "Bad Album Covers" wall of shame is Paul Barrere and his 1983 release "On My Own Two Feet". Paul has been a member of the band "Little Feat" since 1972, yet struck out on his own for this album. The cover is certainly a mess of 80s graphic design, but the photo makes things even more inexplicable. Why the half-hearted disco pose? Who are these white-faced women in ballet garb? They can't be helping him stand "On His Own Two Feet" can they? Were drugs involved when this cover was conceived?

In similar news, the "Bad Album Covers" segment seems destined to become an Internet-only aspect of Music is My Girlfriend. Playing a track from the album didn't do the bad cover art justice and it only interrupts the flow of each show. The last two weeks have been done in this manner and it worked great.

I'll get back to you about an mp3 for this week's show...

Artist / Song

Man Man / Top Drawer
Icy Demons / Miami Ice
Crystal Moustache / Mother's Child
Wolf Parade / I'll Believe in Anything
Eels / Can't Help Falling in Love
Eels / I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
Bon Iver / Skinny Love
Bon Iver / Re: Stacks
Cat Power / He War
Cat Power / I Believe in You
The Big Sleep / Bad Blood
Tulsa / Mass
MGMT / Time to Pretend
MGMT / Kids
Thermals / Returning to the Fold (Live)
Thermals / Here's Your Future
Cassettes Won't Listen / Paper Float
Midlake / Young Bride (Cassettes Won't Listen remix)
Hot Chip / One Pure Thought
Hot Chip / Boy from School
MIA / Paper Planes (Holy F*ck remix)
Holy F*ck / Lovely Allen
Goodbooks / Leni (Crystal Castles remix)
Liars / It Fit When I Was a Kid (Crystal Castles remix)
Ghosthustler / Busy Busy Busy (Prince Klassen Young Professional remix)
Ghosthustler / Only Me to Trust
Daft Punk / One More Time-Aerodynamic (Alive 2007)

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