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(Jubilee Guilty Pleasure!) Video of the Moment #833: James

 
By on Tuesday, 5th June 2012 at 6:00 pm
 

Editor’s note: do not adjust your screen. Yes, we’re airing some of our (and some of your!) favourite song guilty pleasures in video form this Jubilee weekend. The bands were featuring are largely not the kind we write about here on TGTF, but we wanted to do something new and cool over this 4-day weekend. Come along for the crazy ride and enjoy.

Last year James were busy touring with a full orchestra and choir, but lest us not forget this little song released on Rough Trade in 1989 (yes, 1989…my eyes were agog when I saw the date). Is it about drugs? Depression? Finding God? For sure, it’s the kind of song you’d probably feel most at home singing along whilst drunk, swaying to the beat surrounded by your similarly inebriated mates in the pub. Props to Tim Booth et al.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew7Zkkucos8[/youtube]

 

(Jubilee Guilty Pleasure!) Video of the Moment #832: Starship

 
By on Tuesday, 5th June 2012 at 4:00 pm
 

Editor’s note: do not adjust your screen. Yes, we’re airing some of our (and some of your!) favourite song guilty pleasures in video form this Jubilee weekend. The bands were featuring are largely not the kind we write about here on TGTF, but we wanted to do something new and cool over this 4-day weekend. Come along for the crazy ride and enjoy.

Ever wondered how a city gets built on rock ‘n’ roll? I’m not being facetious, this was actually the subject of a song in 1985 by Starship, a relatively short-lived offshoot of the ’60s’ Jefferson Airplane and ensuing ’70s band Jefferson Starship. Thanks to Ben for the suggestion. Evidently, not at all influential music magazine Blender put this on their Top ’50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs Ever’ but the link to Blender’s Web site is broken. That’s suspect…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxGGckAc1rs[/youtube]

 

(Jubilee Guilty Pleasure!) Video of the Moment #831: Phil Collins

 
By on Tuesday, 5th June 2012 at 2:00 pm
 

Editor’s note: do not adjust your screen. Yes, we’re airing some of our (and some of your!) favourite song guilty pleasures in video form this Jubilee weekend. The bands were featuring are largely not the kind we write about here on TGTF, but we wanted to do something new and cool over this 4-day weekend. Come along for the crazy ride and enjoy.

I’m refraining from using the obvious source location of this band and their biggest hit that Ben suggested and just let it speak for itself. Surely the only song to include the foods “mussels” and “vegemite” in its lyrics, take it away, Men at Work and one of the kookiest videos ever made.

There seems to be a lot of misplaced hate for Phil Collins out there. Why all the hate, people? Except maybe some people can’t stand that a man shorter and balder than you is infinitely more talented and richer than you will ever be? Beyond Genesis and his own mega career over the years, once Phil got into the Disney tunes, he assured his cheese status forever. I’m glad Ben suggested this one because it got me to thinking to those days when I tried to commit these lyrics to memory and until a cousin pointed it out was incorrectly singing,”Stu-Stu-Studio!” Ah yes, those were the days.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0qBaBb1Y-U[/youtube]

 

(Jubilee Guilty Pleasure!) Video of the Moment #830: Men at Work

 
By on Tuesday, 5th June 2012 at 12:00 pm
 

Editor’s note: do not adjust your screen. Yes, we’re airing some of our (and some of your!) favourite song guilty pleasures in video form this Jubilee weekend. The bands were featuring are largely not the kind we write about here on TGTF, but we wanted to do something new and cool over this 4-day weekend. Come along for the crazy ride and enjoy.

I’m refraining from using the obvious source location of this band and their biggest hit that Ben suggested and just let it speak for itself. Surely the only song to include the foods “mussels” and “vegemite” in its lyrics, take it away, Men at Work and one of the kookiest videos ever made. Don’t pretend that you don’t sing along to this song when it comes up on the lite rock station: we know you do.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McsWKczU6wc[/youtube]

 

(Jubilee Guilty Pleasure!) Video of the Moment #828: The B52s

 
By on Monday, 4th June 2012 at 8:00 pm
 

Editor’s note: do not adjust your screen. Yes, we’re airing some of our (and some of your!) favourite song guilty pleasures in video form this Jubilee weekend. The bands were featuring are largely not the kind we write about here on TGTF, but we wanted to do something new and cool over this 4-day weekend. Come along for the crazy ride and enjoy.

Athens, Georgia’s most globally famous export is R.E.M. but the B52s come in as a close second. The band – with larger than life personalities individually and even louder outfits and hair – didn’t have much luck with the charts until ‘Love Shack’, an ode to the cabin in the woods where they first thought of one of their first singles, ‘Rock Lobster’. When they filmed the video, they had a then unknown RuPaul dancing in the background. Get your best beehive ready and watch the video below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leohcvmf8kM[/youtube]

 

(Jubilee Guilty Pleasure!) Video of the Moment #825: All Saints

 
By on Monday, 4th June 2012 at 12:00 pm
 

Editor’s note: do not adjust your screen. Yes, we’re airing some of our (and some of your!) favourite song guilty pleasures in video form this Jubilee weekend. The bands were featuring are largely not the kind we write about here on TGTF, but we wanted to do something new and cool over this 4-day weekend. Come along for the crazy ride and enjoy.

Our London via Lincoln writer Luke suggested this next one, All Saints‘ ‘Pure Shores’. A little trivia: it was written specifically for and appeared in the Leonard diCaprio film and reached #1 on the UK singles chart in 2000. If you’re looking for a reason to buy the soundtrack, another bit of trivia: it was co-produced by the legend himself, Pete Tong. But let us not forget that All Saints still stand as one of the most successful British groups of the ’90s. Along with the Spice Girls, they opened the world up to more pop princesses to come.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_vEJpgRhZQ[/youtube]

 
 
 

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