'HAPPY BIRTHDAY - JACK BLADES'
1954, Born - Jack Blades, US bass guitarist with 'Night Ranger' and 'Damn Yankees', formed 'Shaw Blades' with 'Styx' member Tommy Shaw and is currently working with Doug Aldrich & Dean Castronovo in 'Revolution Saints' Blades has released 2 solo albums and written songs for numerous other artists. #JackBlades
'HAPPY BIRTHDAY - BARBARA STREISAND'
1942, Born - Barbara Streisand, US singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker, She is among a small group of entertainers who have been honored with an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. An all round legend of an entertainer. #BarbaraStreisand
Quincy Jones - You’ve Got It Bad Girl
A&M records, original Canadian pressing white label promo LP - 1973
The Pharcyde - Passin’ Me By
Columbia records, German pressing 12” - 2000 (originally released 1992)
Joe - Stutter (Double Take remix feat. Mystikal)
Jive records, original US pressing 12” - 2000
This is my first effort in the #vinylbattlewednesday arena.
It’s a bit of a different take on the regular challenges because it’s not just artist vs. artist. It’s which artist used the sample better... The sample in question is Quincy Jones’ intro to Summer In The City. (Check out my insta story for the original intro). The sample was used in the early 90’s by hip hop greats The Pharcyde on the track Passin’ Me By. Creating a funky yet smooth groove for the boys to rhyme over. It was an underground hit and is now a hip hop classic.
Fast forward eight years later and R&B artist Joe reworked his track Stutter with the same sample. But some how it has a completely different vibe... and it was a club hit!
So, you decide who used it better the classic or the club hit... Stay tuned a bit later for the tracks in my Instagram story
I had a strange encounter with Deafheaven circa four years ago. My then girlfriend fell asleep one night and I was going through the end of the year lists of magazines to work off my backlog. I came across 'Sunbather' and listened to it three times in a row, and thought, life's just perfect, which is quite a strange mindset after hearing a black metal album.
Times change, and nowadays I don't seek perfectionism in life, but you need perfect records to go through your days. With last year's 'Ordinary Corrupt Human Love' Kerry McCoy and the crew nailed it again and made one of the highlights of 2018. Less metal, more shoegaze and coldwave, and even more 'singing'. Even if you don't like their music you should hold a copy in your hand because the packaging itself is a piece of art: the highest quality of paper and printing I experienced and every detail serves the strict artistic concept.
Today's news that they come to Budapest in September which is a great choice to catch a top band in its top shape.