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Musical (re)acquisitions

And now a post on one of the fun parts of aging...rediscovering stuff you used to like. (And still getting to discover new stuff!)

A while ago I came into possession of a bunch of iTunes song credits. Here's what I bought:

Dancing With Myself Billy Idol Billy Idol: Greatest Hits
Fat and Proud Steriogram Schmack
Cool for Cats (Single Edit) Squeeze Squeeze: Greatest Hits (Reissue)
Crazy World Scorpions Crazy World
Dance Me to the End of Love Madeleine Peyroux Careless Love
Get the Party Started P!nk M!ssundaztood
I Ran A Flock of Seagulls Platinum & Gold Collection: A Flock of Seagulls
Jump Van Halen 1984 (Remastered)
Lady Marmalade Patti LaBelle Best of Patti Labelle
The Look of Love, Pt. 1 ABC The Lexicon of Love (Bonus Track)
Love Alive Heart The Essential Heart
Love Hurts (Single) Nazareth Hair of the Dog
Love My Way The Psychedelic Furs All of This and Nothing
Medley: Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody David Lee Roth Crazy from the Heat - EP
Pipeline Agent Orange Living In Darkness
Respect P!nk featuring Scratch M!ssundaztood
Should I Stay or Should I Go The Clash Combat Rock
This Is Radio Clash The Clash The Singles
Tubular Bells (Opening Theme) Mike Oldfield Elements
West End Girls Pet Shop Boys Please - Further Listening 1984-1986
The Zoo Scorpions 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Scorpions

What music have you (re)acquired lately?


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Jun. 26th, 2007 04:15 am (UTC)
Wow! Tons of great stuff, a lot I haven't heard in a long long time. :) It brings back memories. Especially Cool For Cats, which I haven't heard in years.
Jun. 26th, 2007 04:40 am (UTC)
I do think that 80s music is better than people might give it credit for. (I'm admittedly biased; any music you hear in close proximity to your first kiss/first date/first ahem is going to sound good.)

My latest reacquisition would be the new Traveling Wilburys re-release.
Jun. 26th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
I do think that 80s music is better than people might give it credit for.

Heh. Just the other day I learned that Eighties icon Jan Hammer was a member of John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra back in the 1970s. (Stef & I can each count two degrees of separation there. Well, sort of.)
Jun. 26th, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)
I just heard something by P!nk last week, which I immediately went to iTunes and put on my "holding to buy" list. It's a song called "U + Ur Hand," about how just because I'm a woman and I'm out at a club, that doesn't mean I'm taking applications for a bed-partner. I've been looking for and actively collecting songs by women on that sort of theme of late, and was delighted to find this one.
Jun. 26th, 2007 06:53 am (UTC)
Then you might be able to answer a question for me: I have a quote from Queen Latifah that goes "My name ain't yo and I ain't got your baby." Do you know if that's from a song, and which one?
Jun. 26th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
I figured that might be a unique enough phrase to Google, and I was right. Enjoy! And I'll be checking that one out, too...
Jun. 26th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I should have thought of that...
Jun. 26th, 2007 02:18 pm (UTC)
If you like bluegrass there's a song on a similar theme that really cracks me up every time I listen to it. "Just Passin' Through" by Tammy Fassaert (album name Tammy Fassaert). It's not about going to nightclubs, but about being the singer, and being oggled by the 'hot stuff' guy in town who figures she'd be thrilled. Very funny.
Jun. 26th, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)
I didn't notice the "music" in the question at the end, and thought it was just a general question about what we'd reacquired from our childhoods in general -- I seem to have reacquired Legos. Quite a number of them, in fact.

I do rather like Mike Oldfield's stuff, even though a lot of it on the CD I have seems to be very good middles of songs that fade out rather than delivering on the ending they're building up to.
Jun. 26th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
Yay Legos! I can't "re"acquire Legos because I hardly had any as a child (something I haven't quite stopped being annoyed at my parents for...although given how sharp they are and how messy children are, I can sympathize with their distaste for them).
Jun. 26th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
You think you have lots of Legos, you should see the US map with landmarks kids are making down on the Mall. Hmph. The paper version had person-high representations of Lady Liberty and the Sears Tower.
Jun. 26th, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
Hee! There's some really good stuff on that list.

I've not reacquired anything old lately, but I have been going through some old albums I haven't played in ages. On the drive to Wiscon, we brought the Grapes of Wrath album, "September Bowl of Green," with us in the car. We only listened to it once or twice on the whole trip, but I kept wanting to put it back in and put it on repeat. It's a great album that I haven't listened to since highschool. I even still remember most of the words to sing along!
Jun. 26th, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
I used to love these:

I Ran A Flock of Seagulls Platinum & Gold Collection: A Flock of Seagulls
Lady Marmalade Patti LaBelle Best of Patti Labelle
Love Alive Heart The Essential Heart
Love My Way The Psychedelic Furs All of This and Nothing

I haven't heard of most of them, though. I still really like the Patti LaBelle song.

I think 80s music is great! Certainly a great improvement over 70s music (whichever type you name).

I'm looking forward to 90s music nostalgia. I was glued to the radio and went to quite a few concerts in the 90s. The radio is now useless as far as hearing decent music, which makes music listening a drag in the car. (I don't have Sirius, and I do like surprises when listening to music, so CDs are of limited enjoyment, unless I'm in the mood for something specific.)
Jun. 26th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
Heh - I remember back in the 70s and 80s we used to trash 70s music in favor of 60s music, but now I think a lot of 70s music is Da Bomb.

Of course we know one reason why that's so...
Jun. 26th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
Of course we know one reason why that's so...

LOL, yep! :)

I admit I like disco, but not for too long a stretch at one time. I also like some 70s "schlock-rock" (ie, soft rock), but most of it makes me want to hurl.

This reminds me, there was a show on VH-1 the other night, "The Most Softsational Soft Rock Hits", or something like that - a countdown of the top 40. I missed most of it, and of the ones I saw, they were mostly on the order of "Afternoon Delight", "Mandy", and "The Pina Colada Song", all of which, incidentally, are high on the list in Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs. On the other hand, I had to hand it to them for making "Sailing" by Christopher Cross Number One. So shoot me, I love that song.
Jun. 26th, 2007 10:03 pm (UTC)
I like disco, too. Back in the 70s in Detroit it was seriously rebellious to like both rock and disco.

I admit to liking "Mandy," especially after I heard it was about a dog.

I just listened to the "Sailing" clip and I can't even remember hearing it before, although I must have.

I was ambivalent about Elton John in the 70s, but I'm liking him more and more.
Oct. 24th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC)
70s forever!
Are you crazy? 80's music sucks even more now. Well I like some 80s stuff but its from 1980-1984. The post-85 music sucks. And the fashion was terrifying - I mean BIG hair? I hate curly hair on girls it's terrible. 70s music and fashion were a lot better! Thank God the 90s came and the 80s were out. They are out now! By the way I was born in 1988. The only good thing post-1985 is ALF.
Jun. 26th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
80s remains my favorite music era. Recently I found some 80s collections at the used store that had several things I liked - the only one I remember right now is "Love is the Law" by the Suburbs.

My big discovery has been Radio Nigel - all new wave 80s. (Not today, because of the web day of silence).
Jun. 26th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
I'm not reacquiring music, in fact, I'm getting rid of some since I have people coming to pack and move stuff out for about a week in two weeks (AHHHH!). I'm listening to all my CDs again (although there are a few where I listen to two songs and put them in the library pile) and the ones that I'm keeping are almost all early 90's or earlier.
Jun. 27th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
Seanan McGuire's new album (her second). Made of awesome, except I promptly lost it. Wah!!
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