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Best known for its appearance in the DanceDanceRevolution series. Obscure rap group Ninja High School only did one album, Young Adults Against Suicideas well as some singles and extended plays, before dropping off the face of the Earth. Reports vary on how close to a releaseable state the follow-up reached before they decided they'd had enough of the label's Executive Meddling and split.

Their entire discography, minus a single compilation appearance known as "Naive", were collected into a single compilation Analphabetapolothology in This is usually typical of 90s Emo bands.

Though American Football managed to last a bit longer than Cap'n Jazz, breaking up in a few years after the release of their LP without releasing a follow-up. American Football later reunited and released their second, also self-titled, album.

They broke up due to a dispute shortly after releasing the stand-alone single "Love Invasion". Team Sleep, an experimental rock band formed by Deftones frontman Chino Moreno only released one Self-Titled Album inbefore going on an indefinite hiatus due to Chino's commitment to his main band.

Plans were made to expand Egg Hunt from a duo to a full band when the two returned to America, but soon after a full band version was put together for rehearsals, Ian started focusing much more on the newly-formed Fugazi.

The rest of the full-band incarnation of Egg Hunt replaced him with Mark Haggerty and became Three, who also became a one album band, breaking up a year before their album Dark Days Coming was even released. MacKaye and Nelson would never end up working together directly on any further musical projects. Negative Entropy, a Dutch ambient noise supergroup. Two albums, both limited production runs, of and copies, respectively.

The death of Geert Feytons in sealed the project's fate for good. One-Hit Wonder Sarina Paris's self-titled album is her only full-length, although she later produced a couple stand-alone singles. Vicious Pink's only album was their self-titled album. Lonestar 's single "Tell Her" was co-written by someone named "Kwesi B. Obscure 90s country music singer Daron Norwood had an unknown person named Jeff Carlton produce both of his albums, albeit in collaboration with more famous producers: James Stroud on the first, and Richard Landis on the second.

Carlton also produced Curtis Wright's debut album Slick Hickbut it was never released. He is not to be confused with Rick Ferrell, a more prolific songwriter. The originator of the much-covered disco classic "Saturday", Norma Jean Wright is still touring regularly and doing guest spots on other people's records, but 's Norma Jean remains her only solo album.

Linsey went on to become a finalist on Season 8 of The Voice. Another country example is Edens Edge. After one album, lead singer Hannah Blaylock quit in March The label dropped them in lieu of releasing a third single, and the other two members appear to have done a few random shows before the band's website was taken down in late Songwriter-producer Ray Methvin has only one notable credit in either field: as a songwriter, his only single cut was "Gravitational Pull" by Chris LeDoux, and as a producer, his only album was Jenny Simpson's debut co-produced by Garth Fundis.

Connie Converse, a folk singer-songwriter who played around New York in the 50s and early 60s, has only one album's worth of songs, How Sad, How Lovelyreleased in Since this album was compiled from archival recordings by two fans 35 years after Converse disappeared, never to be seen again, it's iffy to even say that it was released during her lifetime.

The sole discography of influential American Black Metal band Weakling is two rehearsal tapes and 's album Dead as Dreams. Inthe project went on hiatus which, as ofstill hasn't ended. Rapper Kreayshawn released four mixtapes, but her only album release was Somethin' 'Bout Kreay in Sales of the album were absolutely dismal, only charting at with sales of copies.

The fact her label decided to release the physical copy exclusively to Hot Topic might have had something to do with it.

Since then, she's appeared as a guest rapper on a number of other artists' songs, but there have been practically no talks of another album. Not long afterwards, member Simone Battle tragically died from an apparent suicide for reasons unknown.

They continued as a four-piece for a while, and released the single "Lighthouse" as a tribute to her, but ultimately decided to disband in June Gurlz released one song, "Forget You", in before breaking up afterwards and thus vanishing completely.

Their debut album failed to surface thanks to the Executive Meddling of Blackground Records. Wilbur C. Rimes produced the first few albums of his daughter, LeAnn Rimesbut had exactly one other production credit: Steve Holy's debut Blue Moon.

Holy's second and third albums, Brand New Girlfriend and Who Says - Device (2) - 22B3 (Vinyl Don't Runare also the only production credits for songwriter Lee Thomas Miller outside a few non-album singles by both him and Amy Dalley.

The site Bubblegum Dancerthat collects examples of bubblegum dance music from all over the world, has plenty of artists and projects known only for one album or single. The country music group One Flew South is a double example, as their album Last of the Good Guys was not only their sole album and "My Kind of Beautiful" its only singlebut also the only release of a revival of Decca Records Nashville, which had previously been merged into MCA Nashville in Robert Wright produced, engineered, and played bass on the first three albums by country music singer Chris Cagle except for some bonus tracks on a re-issue of his debut, which were produced by Chris Lindsey insteadand does not appear to have done anything else.

Singer-songwriter Wyatt Easterling has had a few scattered credits writing and playing guitar on others' albums, but his only production credit was four tracks on John Michael Montgomery 's debut Life's a Dance.

Devicean Industrial Metal Supergroup consisting of Disturbed frontman David Draiman and Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo, was formed during the five year hiatus of the former. They released one Self-Titled Album with their single "Vilify" being their only success on rock radio. Afterwards, the project was shut down and Draiman returned to Disturbed.

He has gone on record stating that he has no intention of ever making another Device album. A different band named Device is also a one-album wonder. The sole release by the stadium house duo Two Little Boys was "Stylophonia", which utilized voice clips of Stylophone spokesman Rolf Harris. Murat Konar's only musical foray has been the vocals on on Information Society 's Breakthrough Hit single "Running". The last known song heard from them was a collaboration with fellow Swedes Bad Influence titled "Tarzan Boy".

Every few years some of them speak about the possibility of new material from S. They only released the album "Fabulous" one year later, a couple of singles afterwards, and all members abandoned the project soon after Maya Days stopped singing altogether. They broke up only a few years after the single's release after failing to secure a record deal, despite their popularity in the local music scene.

Despite falling into relative obscurity, many of their unreleased demos were leaked online decades after their breakup. Girl group Madasun started as a quintet inbut soon after became a trio, which released only one album in and then disbanded one year later because of poor sales. They're known pretty much only for their hit Album) "Don't You Worry". The other singles however failed to chart anywhere. Despite its success, they couldn't LP anyone in releasing a follow-up.

She later was featured in two dance songs before quitting music to pursue an acting career. One of these two songs was performed by Youssefwho doesn't have any other credit whatsoever. Their only release was "Heart Like Memphis", also the only single release overall for the duo Carter Twins. The duo later renamed itself Kingston, but did not release anything else.

Sarah Buxton's Self-Titled Album is her only album release to date barring an EP that had several of the album's songs on it and a handful of guest appearances. The album itself had several tracks produced by hit Nashville songwriters: Blair Daly, Bob DiPiero, and Craig Wiseman, none of whom hold any other production credits. Despite releasing only one album, Buxton has a number of songwriting and backing vocalist credits, and was notably an Advertised Extra doing the latter on David Nail's "Let It Rain".

Craig Hand had this happen twice. He put out the solo single "Direct Connect" in but his label closed soon afterward. Then inhe recorded "Crushin'" as the lead singer of Bush Hawg, which also never put anything else out a second single titled "More Than Corn" was announced, but it was never released and the label dropped the band. In the years since, the artists' only musical appearances have been as guest vocalists on a handful of songs.

Miss Willie Brown was yet another female country music duo who met this fate. British Girl Group Neon Jungle were highly anticipated by several reviewers as the next big girl group, following the success of their debut single "Trouble" in After "Trouble", the group had their biggest hit "Braveheart" before releasing two more singles. Their debut album Welcome to the Jungle ended up being their only one, as RCA Records dropped them when later singles underperformed.

Neo-soul group Mini-King released their self-titled album inand nothing more. Pam Tillis ' debut album Above and Beyond the Doll of Cutey is the only production credit for Dixie Hills Productions, although two individual members session musicians Craig Krampf and Josh Leo have several other production credits as solo producers. It also produced only one single, "Real Bad Mood".

Their only other credit was singing backing vocals on LeAnn Rimes ' "Commitment" four years prior. Curtis Wright had only one self-titled studio album in a previous effort, Slick Hickwas never released due to the label closing.

Despite his lack of releases, Wright is still a somewhat popular songwriter and session vocalist. They released a single called "Drifter", which became the theme for the movie Dodge Go Go! Little Village only released one album, a self-titled effort, in Even despite a Grammy nomination, the album largely went unnoticed, and bass guitarist Nick Lowe later stated that while he had fun with the band he felt the album was "no good".

After a roughly two-year career, Little Village split the same year the album came out. Some tracks on Jake Owen 's album American Love were produced by his road band guitarist Lukas Bracewell, who has no other credits whatsoever.

As their Discogs page states, Chemise were an "one-off disco studio project" that only released the song "She Can't Love You" in and a remix of the same years later. Joey Gardner remixed many '80s and '90s songs, as well as producing for freestyle artists George Lamond, Cynthia, and K7, but released only one solo single, the trance song "Twister", under the alias Storm Chasers.

Gator Creek was an eclectic 8-piece band founded by jazz veteran Dee Barton, featuring a mix of prolific Hollywood studio musicians and newcomers like a young Kenny Loggins. Their self-titled album was their only release, but it had two notable songs: "Dirty Boogie", which played over the opening credits of Play Misty for Me note Barton wrote the score for the film.

Before their six year-long hiatus note starting from and ending inthey produced two studio albums and four extended plays. Though they continue to make music, their output has been reduced to a handful of individual songs being made available via a free download. Pop Punk group Hog released LP lone album, Nothing Sacred on Geffen Records in - record sales were lower than expected, so they were dropped by their label and broke up not long after.

Lead guitarist and vocalist Kirk Miller started going by Leroy Miller, released several blues-rock solo albums, and even was a member of Smash Mouth for a few years. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Nigel Wright, for some reason, released under the name Doctor Spin a remix of the Tetris theme "Korobeiniki" as an eurodance song, called " Tetris ", and nothing else.

They produced a full-length album titled The Motion Factorybut it was Who Says - Device (2) - 22B3 (Vinyl released commercially. It was not even intended to be released the tape was made for Gray's mother who wanted a recording of his son's playingbut it ended up in the hands of Eddie Davis, owner of the tiny Linda Records, who released it on his label and later leased it to Dot Records for national distribution.

Kattman, however, has since embarked on a solo careeras well as collaborating with Tom "Assemblage 23" Shear under the name Helix. Quillthe Self-Titled Album from by the eclectic Progressive Rock band from Boston, was their only album, but they still entered rock history because they played at Woodstock the year before and the performance was what got them their recording contract.

They intended to continue as a band in their own right, but the only original song they ever released was "Spacemonkeyz Theme", which appeared as the B-Side to Laika Come Home ''s lead single "Lil' Dub Chefin'". Allen have done further musical work in video games, but "Practice Makes Perfect" remains the only content under the "Legacy X" name. Jazz drummer Don Lamond, while a prolific sideman, only recorded one album as leader: Off Beat Percussion incredited to "Don Lamond and his Orchestra".

Maimi Tanaka, an employee of Don Quijote supermarket, has produced the song " Miracle Shopping " for the company she's working for, which later on becomes the company's theme song, and that's the only song she has ever produced.

Dance producers Propellerheads released only one album, 's Decksanddrumsandrockandroll. The album itself was well-received and it included several popular singles, but for whatever reason they just never made another one.

Another electro-house one-track wonder were House Heroes, whose sole release was the single "Magic Orgasm" in Peng Peng was the only album by German tech-house trio Voom:Voom. They released the remix compilation Mixes a couple years afterwards, which included the previously unreleased track "Deep Star", but that was the last anyone heard from them as a group. They disbanded by the end of for unknown reasons.

Several Jerk members have formed another band named Ink inone that dropped the Industrial sound. They're still active, but they haven't released anything since Although many reviewers praised the album and hailed Kaur as a great discovery, it appears she never pursued a musical career any further.

This most likely stems from the members' other commitments, like Reznor resurrecting Nine Inch Nails also inhis and Atticus Ross' continued work in scoring, and Reznor and Maandig raising their children. Eiffel 65 tried to milk the success of their most famous hit "Blue Da Ba Dee " by releasing in "I Wanna Be", a single attributed to Zorotl, the blue CG alien that appeared in the video for that song and other ones.

However, "I Wanna Be" was the last anyone ever heard about him. Ironically, the promotional website is still up. Gary Smith, who co-produced with David Malloy. British Pop Rock band Hepburn, who were high profile enough at one point to get a song featured on Buffy the Vampire Slayer disbanded after recording just one album.

British pop band Thunderbugs had one hit single and one delayed album released after the band had already broken up. Norwegian band One 2 Many had a big hit in Europe with "Downtown" but split while their debut album Mirror was still being promoted. Techno artist Brian Natonski, better known as Gearwhore, released only one full-length album, Drivebefore vanishing into the ether. Country-comedy artist Guy Drake's only release was the novelty "Welfare Cadillac".

Synthwave artist Mattie Maguire appears to qualify, as her only released material has been the EP Night Candyand nary a word has been heard regarding her music career since. Country music band Palomino Road broke up after only one album. Lead guitarist J. Corenflos went on to become a session player.

For a while, it was a mystery who the artist even was, with the only hint being songwriting credits for Thomas Wilbrandt, Klaus Buhlert, and Fay Lovsky.

As it turns out, German composer Buhlert was the main writer of the song, with vocalist Lovsky adding lyrics and a vocal melody to the instrumental, and the song incorporated loops from an album of Erik Satie compostions arranged by Wilbrandt, who otherwise wasn't involved in the project.

A full A. S album was produced, including a few other tracks with Lovsky's vocals, but it remains a Lost Episode since a record deal never materialized.

They recorded one album for Giant Records in and both women seem to have completely disappeared from the public eye since. Lisa R. Savage" in Discounting the Product compilation before it, 's Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides was the one and only proper studio album by Scottish electropop artist Sophieowed in part to her death in an accident three years later. Linda Martell's only album was Color Me Country in She later retired from music due to the poor treatment she got as the most prominent black woman in the genre at the time.

They weren't even an actual duo but rather two of the Italian voice actors for the anime. The only release for country music singer Bradley Gaskin was the single "Mr. Bartender" in Another single named "Diamonds Make Babies" was announced inbut his label re-structured and the song was never released although Dierks Bentley also cut it that same year. Country band Whiskey Falls only stuck around for one album in However, their members had various connections: lead singer Seven Volpone and guitarist Wally Brandt formerly recorded in the pop-rock band Seven and the Sun; keyboardist Buck Johnson had several songwriting credits including a hit single for Santana; and guitarist Damon Johnson no relation charted singles with the rock band Brother Cane before joining Alice Cooper 's band.

After they broke up, Volpone moved to various business ventures, Wally became a producer, Buck joined Aerosmithand Damon joined Thin Lizzy. Dickerson later competed on The Voice in but was eliminated.

Miami bass duo Duice released only one single, "Dazzey Duks", which charted at 12 on the Hot in They released no other singles. In addition to your regular supergroupswho collaborate for artistic and commercial reasons, there exist also charity supergroups, who for logistical reasons never last beyond one recording session as was the case with USA For Africanearly all of whom were attendees at the American Music Awards, having been picked up after the ceremony and driven to the recording studio.

The other example usually given is the group USA for Africa were trying to emulate Band Aidbut whenever there is a disaster of some kind natural or man-madesome charity supergroup is bound to coalesce, record, and then disperse.

The songs finally saw release 25 years later, under the press-dubbed name "Million Dollar Quartet". The artists involved never recorded together again. Judd and an Uncredited Role on a Bill Engvall album track, she was never heard from again. Shane McAnally released one self-titled album in While he made no other contributions as a singer, he resurfaced in as a songwriter and record producer for the likes of Lee Ann WomackOld DominionSam Huntand Kacey Musgraves among others.

Incountry music duo Waycross consisting of Ted Moxley and Ben Stennis released a single titled "Nineteen" and then quickly disappeared. The corresponding album for Mercury Records was never releasedbut Dern has continued to write and tour with her husband Dave Gibson. Their only output was a single, self-titled album in ; Executive Meddling from Curb Records resulted in the band filing for bankruptcy and dissolving. Three of the brothers later became one-book authors a second time as Sons of Sylvia; they won the only season of the FOX talent show The Next Great American Band and released the album Revelation in before breaking up too although they were also featured on a Carrie Underwood album cut.

They were in the process of making a second when their label closed. Credited to the "Grigsby Twins", it is their only recording to date. Allyptic was an obscure Nu Metal band in the style of Evanescence who released only one full album, Black Seasonbefore breaking up entirely. After leaving f xKorean actress and singer Sulli only released the three-song EP Goblin in before taking her own life in October of that year.

They were assembeled by Shel Silverstein to record a collection of songs that he wrote about growing old, and he died only five months after the album; Jennings then died infurther lessening the chance of any more contributions. Why Not? Said album features a number of names who, after the band's previous dissolution in the '80s, went on to bigger and better things — most notably Vince Gillwho plays lead guitar and alternates vocal duties with Crowell on the album.

Country music duo Coldwater Jane, consisting of sisters Leah Crutchfield and Brandon Jane, broke up after their only album Marionette in Aleksandr Griboyedov and the play Woe From Wit. Being a career diplomat, he dabbled in literature only as a diversion from his orientalist studies and diplomatic services, so his opportunities were naturally limited.

During his time there was hope that he would become a true star of Russian literature, but, unfortunately, he died at only 34 years of age protecting the Russian Embassy in Tehran during an uprising, with the event itself fictionalized in the novel The Death of the Vazir Mukhtar. Video Games.

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Automatically split and name tracks. At the end of the movie, when the two stars have long since abandoned him, he finally takes center stage as a performer. What dos this have to do with today's post? Well, not much. Except for the fact that I'm reminded of that movie whenever I think of the following two artists: Martin Page and Holly Knight.

These were two professional songwriters who wrote some of the biggest hits of their era. They were mostly anonymous. And mostly remained so, even when they performed their own songs to varying degrees of success. So let's run down some of the songs written by Knight, who seemed to be responsible for every hit churned out by a female singer for a while.

Yeah, that onehe wrote or co-wrote the following songs. Because I want to talk about songs they put out under their own names. Well, not quite. Because in the case of Knight, her moment in the spotlight came as a member of the band Device, which put out an album called 22B3 on Chrysalis Records in It even featured a Top 40 single: "Hanging on a Heart Attack," which was more synth-oriented than most of Knight's other work of the decade.

Knight does the backing vocals, but bandmate Paul Engemann handles the lead. It would be the only hit for the group, which disbanded soon afterwards.

But Engemann would return to the top 40 several years later as a member of Animotion, which had a top 10 hit in with "Room to Move. In interviews, Page has stated that everything from Gaelic chants to church choirs influenced him as he put the song together. You can hear it in some of the unusual chord changes, strong countermelody and the lead guitar part, contributed by Robbie Robertson, formerly of The Band and a frequent Page collaborator. Here's an ironic twist: One of the defining soundtracks of the 80s was, as a film, a miserable failure at the box office.

Quite a combination. But even Hill, fresh off his success with 48 Hours, couldn't quite pull it off. Anyway, the soundtrack has gained cult-like status — thanks to its top ten hit "I Can Dream About You" by the late Dan Hartman, which was performed in the film by a Temptations-like group that included Robert Townsend.

But you know what? I'm tired of that song. So I'm not going to feature it here. And I'll also skip two other songs that made a popular dent: Fire Inc. Sometimes, I really dig Jim's stuff.

Not this time. The two songs are simply over the top. Which leads us to two songs that make the soundtrack essential: "Sorcerer" by Marilyn Martin and "Countdown to Love" by Greg Phillinganes. Download "Sorcerer" by Marilyn Martin. Penned by Stevie Nicks and performed by one of her back-up singers, this would be the greatest Stevie Nicks song that the Welsh Witch never performed — except she did eventually record her own more acoustically-oriented version on Trouble in Shangri-La nearly two decades later.

While I normally prefer a more stripped down sound, I love the production on this song. Which really gives it the necessary heft to compete with Martin's strong vocal performance. So many things to adore on this song: The opening piano chords. The pedal steel. The vocal acrobatics from Martin, who would go to greater soundtrack success a year later with Steven Bishop-penned "Separate Lives" for White Nightsa duet with Phil Collins. The other song I really enjoy is from Phillinganes, a studio musician who among other albums can be heard playing keyboards on Michael Jackson's Thriller.

In the mids, Phillinganes launched a bit of a solo career, even having a modest hit with the solid song "Behind the Mask. But it works on this fun little number, which I think stands out as one of the more unique contributions to 80s soundtracks. And Stay tuned for next week's Soundtrack Sunday.

I might even be tempted to enter the 21st Century gasp! And that may be the difference that prevents this latest effort from being a truly great Joe Jackson album. Which is both a blessing and a curse. Truly, Jackson, who has said in interviews that one of his greatest frustrations is that he never learned to play guitar, needs a little variation now and then.

Say it is so. Joe Jackson is back. Labels:Joe JacksonReview. Yes, I was once a victim of one of the 80's great musical hoaxes. My first job out of college in the summer of was as a production assistant at U in Newark, New Jersey. Those who lived around the New York City area at the time might remember the channel. For a brief amount of time, it was an over-the-air equivalent of what was then MTV: Wall-to-Wall music videos, flanked every once in a while by newscasts that were light on the news and heavy on the entertainment.

Steve Leeds, my boss, would in fact go on to become a bigtime executive at MTV To bolster our news content, we took over a conference room at that summer's New Music Seminar and started filming interviews with whatever artists happened to stop by. I'll share some of the stories about those visits in later posts, but today I wanted to talk about Thinkman. The first single, a catchy bit of synth-pop called "Best Adventures," was accompanied by a lavish, futuristic video.

I sat down with Hine and the band's drummer Joe McArthur. I talked to both of them about making the album, Hine about his recent success as a producer and why he now wanted to make his own music. I think I even posed a few questions to McArthur about his drumming. In the above picture, he's the babyfaced kid standing in the center back behind Hine.

The one thing that stood out for me was Hine's comments about how he wanted the band to be as proficient at making videos as it was with making music. Thus, he planned to have a video filmed for every song on the album. I remembered those comments when I learned something several years later after the interview: Thinkman never really existed.

The Formula was actually a Hine solo album with him playing all the instruments with the exception of Stewart Copeland contributing some drum tracks and Fixx guitarist Jamie West-Oram playing some riffs. The other "members" of the band — McArthur, Andy Paris, Leo Hurll — were actors hired by Hine, who wanted to try something different after his first two critically acclaimed solo albums had flopped.

If you've ever watched the movie George of the Jungle, you've seen Crutwell. Hine would go on to record three albums under the Thinkman moniker, none of them terribly successful commercially. Eventually, he admitted the whole truth about Thinkman. But not before pulling the wool over the eyes of some kid who had just graduated from college. Many years before they hit it big with "Solid," the duo of Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson were actually better known as songwriters who helped crank out some of Motown's biggest hits in the late 60s.

But one of their best songs from their Motown period never it it big with the label. The pair also produced the Marvin and Tammi version, with backing from the Funk Brothers Download "California Soul" by the Fifth Dimension Ah, but that wasn't the end of the road for this song.

No way. No how. Mostly known as a jazz singer in fact, she was in the middle of a four-year gig with Count BasieShaw put together an solid collection of songs that navigated through jazz, the blues and soul — all with her own distinctive style. Ah, but "California Soul. The steady handclaps. Then Shaw's brassy voice, which almost outdoes the surging horns.

The song propels itself to greater heights as it goes through it's all too brief three minutes in the spotlight. Which is surprising, considering the way their harmonies usually ramp up ordinary songs that need a little extra oomph. The harmonies are indeed one of the song's highlights, but the song never slowly builds to a funky crescendo the way Shaw's does.

But those conventions were about to give way to the more progressive sound of Philly Soul, thanks to innovators such as Thom Bell, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. Whereas The Fifth Dimension goes somewhat timidly into that territory with the horns and strings that would become hallmarks of that genre, Shaw doesn't hold back — and then, thanks to her background as a jazz vocalist, holds her own in ways that the Fifth Dimension could never pull off.

Indeed, to many people, the Shaw version has become the definitive version. Witness the remake of the Italian Jobwhich uses it to illustrate the protagonists' trip to the Golden State.

Sometimes, Hollywood does have taste. Well, it didn't work. The story was that Cryer was a stockbroker who decides to hide out from the mob by pretending to be a high school student.

But never mind all that. Today's subject is the soundtrack, one of the early releases on Virgin's just-launched U. Given the label's deep pockets and Giraldi's many connections after directing some of the decade's defining music videos, including "Beat It," "Love is A Battlefield" and "Running With the Night"it's not surprising that it had many notable performances — including "Seattle by P.

Here's the Giraldi-directed video for the last song, which also shows scenes from the mostly forgettable movie. But none of those were the soundtrack's real highlight. For me and many othersthe only reason to pay attention to this collection was a duet between Roy Orbison a newly signed Virgin artist and k.

Especially ones that have the potential to ruin songs that should be respected as American cultural classics. This is not one of them, I think you'd agree. And so did Grammy Award voters, who named it Best Country Collaboration with Vocals in This not only holds a candle to the original, but adds an extra dimension to it.

Amid all the discussion of lang's appearance and her sexuality, few people recognize that she is an amazing singer. That her voice not only has spectacular range something she needed to keep up with the inimitable Orbison but has the emotional depth that so many of her peers lack.

This is a woman also blessed with the ability to sing just about anything. Don't believe me? Fifteen years later, she went on to record an album of Louis Armstrong tunes with Tony Bennett.

Yeah, that's right. Anyway, enjoy the song. And I'll be back with more soundtrack goodies from the vaults next Sunday. Labels: Blackk. Back to the 80's: The Unforgiven. In the wake of the early 80s success of both Big Country and U2, labels were on the lookout for another guitar-heavy alternative band that would be the next big thing. For a while at least, the Unforgiven were thought to be one of those up and comers. Landed by Elektra after a fierce bidding war, the band had already composed what would become its only semi-hit, "I Hear the Call," an anthem that stakes the group's territory as the United States' answer to The Alarm.

It appears on their self-titled debut album, which was released in Which led their agency to allegedly send a copy of their album to Clint Eastwood, hoping he would direct their first music video. No reply. Fast forward to a few years later. The band had all but broken up. All of a sudden, Eastwood releases a movie in called "Unforgiven" and, according to at least some band members, the font on the promotional poster is almost identical to what was used on the band's only album.

Let's take a look: Here's the album and here is the movie poster. Posted by Rob at AM 1 comment:. Labels:Back to the 80'sUnforgiven. I'm not surprised if that name doesn't ring a bell. A perfect example: Peter Wood. Download "Year of the Cat" Yes, Stewart's poetic lyrics have a lot to do with why this hit song was so good and kickstarted the mainstream career of this formerly obscure British folkie.

About the same time I started listening to the soundtrack I even reviewed it in the pages of my college newspaper at Georgetown UniversityI was heading backstage for a concert. My dad and I entered the elevator with a ordinary looking man in his 40s. He introduced himself to us as Peter Wood. Yes, he was. Throughout the brief conversation, there was kind of a stunned look on Wood's face.

What a crazy coincidence. Here was a rock 'n' roll sessionman who had gotten used to a life of obscurity. And he happened to have stepped onto the elevator with someone who not only knew who he was, but could list some of his major accomplishments. Hope all is well in rock 'n' roll heaven. Posted by Rob at PM 22 comments:. Remember those essay questions you used to get on high school and college tests? Compare and contrast the Levelers of 17th century Britain to the Leninists of post-revolution Russia.

Yup, today — and hopefully every week — we're going to do a little comparing and contrasting. Only it's going to be a lot more fun. And you won't wind up with a C-plus. The subject is music, folks. And the musicians in today's two-fer are Donald Fagen and Fountains of Waynewho both released songs within the last two years on similarly unusual themes.

Monday, January 7, Seven things to know about Caetano Veloso. Despite his ongoing popularity in his native Brazil, Caetano Veloso remains relatively unknown in many musical circles — particularly in The united States.

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