To Leilani... and the great 007!
Leilani- Hoodoo Gurus Stoneage Romeos
Days- Television Adventure
Sweet 16- Green Day Uno!
Bitten By A Lovebug- The Revillos Attack of the Giant Revillos
I'll Get By- Swag Catchall
Is It Really Necessary- Radio Stars Songs For Swinging Lovers
Round And Round- The Greenberry Woods Big Money Item
Down To Love- Throwback Suburbia Shot Glass Souvenir
^Manic Monday- The Bangles Manic Monday
Self-improvement?- Happiness Factor Self Improvement?
Dream On- Shake Culture Shock 10" EP
Head vs Heart- Shoes Ignition
Tell Me Now- The Keepers By The Same Name
Catholic Boy- The Jim Carroll Band Catholic Boy
*Sunday Afternoon- Numbers Add Up
*Monday- The Jam Direction, Reaction, Creation
*Waiting For Tuesday- Hundred Million Martians Marsbars
*Wednesday Week- The Undertones Hypnotised
*This Thursday- The Scruffs Wanna Meet The Scruffs
*Friday Night- The Krinkles 3 - The Mordorlorff Collection
*Saturday Sunrise- The Flys See For Miles (1978-1980)
Into The Light- Soul Asylum Delayed Reaction
Runaway- Panic Squad Panic Squad 12" EP
Shoot You Down- Birdland The Brit Box: UK Indie, Shoegaze and Brit-Pop Gems Of The Last Millennium
>Sunday Morning- The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground and Nico
Cynical Girl- Marshall Crenshaw Marshall Crenshaw
It Doesn't Matter- Boys When You're Lonely 7"
Remember (Falling Off the Sky)- The dB's Falling off The Sky
Never Should Have Told You- Slugs Problem Child 7"
Melody Love- The Laughing Dogs Meet Their Makers
Leilani Pt 2- Hoodoo Gurus Stoneage Romeos
^Power Pop Peak: #2 Billboard Hot 100 4/19/86
>Power Pop Prototype: 1967
When I was nine years old my father took me to see Live And Let Die. It blew my young mind and started a life long love of James Bond movies. A week or so after seeing the film I was shopping with my parents at the Westgate Mall in Brockton, Mass and passed by a record store window prominently displaying the Live And Let Die soundtrack. In those days the record companies would pay people to go out to stores and create eye-catching window displays. I dated one such person right after college, but I digress. Back in 1973 as I stood looking at the display in the front of the Westgate Mall record store, I had a big decision to make. They had the single "Live And Let Die" by Paul McCartney and Wings which I already knew I loved. Yet, should I commit five whole dollars and buy the LP? I didn't have a lot of money- only what I'd managed to save from the $5 bills I got from my grandparents for my birthday and Christmas. Even so, I decided to go for it and spring for the LP. Turns out it this was a mistake music-wise. Today's soundtracks are greatest hits collections, but back then they were one or two songs and a bunch of score music. That said, I listened to the song "Live And Let Die" over and over and it was cool to own Monty Norman's James Bond theme, especially when playing that I was Mr. Bond himself. (The 70's bongos and "whucka-whucka" guitar on the Live And Let Die version of the Bond theme are priceless.)
|That's 7-Up guy Geoffrey Holder lower left!|
|Daniel Craig and Fred Armisen on SNL|
|Wow.... Sean Connery in Zardoz|
|The Dreaded "Playsuit"|
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