Tuned Out: April 2007: Archives

April 29, 2007

Keane - An Introduction To Their Music genre: Tuned Out & Video-Philes

Keane is another in a long line of bands from the United Kingdom. The group struggled for recognition for a number of years before 2003...the year they recorded their first record to garner any recognition. The band released its first full album in 2004, Hopes And Fears, which sold over five million copies.

In 2006, they released their second album, Under The Iron Sea. The following is a sampling of their music. Let me know what you think of them.

Nothing In My Way

A Bad Dream

Atlantic

Daniel DiRito | April 29, 2007 | 6:30 PM | link | Comments (0)
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April 25, 2007

The Jesus And Mary Chain - Just Like Honey genre: Tuned Out & Video-Philes

After disbanding in 1999, The Jesus And Mary Chain are reuniting for an appearance this weekend at Coachella, a three day music festival in Indio, California. The song Just Like Honey was featured in the movie Lost In Translation. Given the violent history of The Jesus And Mary Chain, it seems like an odd coupling but, in many ways, the song is perfect for the disaffected and detached theme that runs through the movie.

For those unfamiliar, performances by the Scottish group often involved band members facing away from the audience, concerts lasting less than a half an hour, and most ending with the destruction of the bands equipment and audience rioting.

The Jesus And Mary Chain - Just Like Honey

Daniel DiRito | April 25, 2007 | 11:46 AM | link | Comments (0)
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April 22, 2007

Scissor Sisters - Kiss You Off genre: Tuned Out & Video-Philes

Kiss You Off is the latest video from Scissor Sisters. I think it is one of their best. It has a real retro feel. Some of the band on stage scenes remind me of a combination of the set of the Mike Douglas Show and Hullabaloo. Yea, I know...where did I come up with that? See what you think and let me know. Enjoy.

Scissor Sisters - Kiss You Off

Daniel DiRito | April 22, 2007 | 1:23 PM | link | Comments (0)
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April 17, 2007

Regina Spektor - Fidelity genre: Tuned Out & Video-Philes

Regina Spektor was born in Russia and now lives in New York City. Her musical background and influences range from classical piano to Queen and The Moody Blues. The following clip is the music video for her song Fidelity from her album Begin To Hope. I think she has an interesting sound and her songs demonstrate a mix of musical styles.

Regina Spektor - Fidelity

Daniel DiRito | April 17, 2007 | 6:23 PM | link | Comments (2)
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April 12, 2007

D.H.T. - Listen To Your Heart genre: Tuned Out & Video-Philes

Listen To Your Heart was originally released in 1988 by the Sweedish duo Roxette. In 2005 D.H.T., a group from Belgium released a remake of the song. This video is one of the dance versions that got a lot of play in clubs. I've always liked trance music and this version has a good riff towards the middle of the song. Makes ya wanna dance.

Daniel DiRito | April 12, 2007 | 9:04 PM | link | Comments (0)
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April 7, 2007

More Freestyle: Timmy T - One More Try genre: Tuned Out & Video-Philes

The following video offers another example of what I would call the classic freestyle sound. This song - One More Try by Timmy T was a hit in 1991. To see more about the history of freestyle as well as video of the latest in freestyle by Nelly Furtado, see this prior Thought Theater posting.

Timmy T - One More Try

Daniel DiRito | April 7, 2007 | 12:10 PM | link | Comments (4)
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April 3, 2007

Alanis Morissette Covers The Song My Humps genre: Tuned Out & Video-Philes

Wow! Talk about taking an upbeat hip hop song and turning it into a melancholy tune with a classic Morissette sound. I actually liked it and give her kudos for taking a pot shot at Fergie. Thought Theater previously posted a Mad TV spoof of this song in a skit called My Slump that makes fun of George Bush's dismal poll numbers.

Daniel DiRito | April 3, 2007 | 5:08 PM | link | Comments (0)
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MAD TV: Nelly Furtado Promiscuous Girl Parody genre: Tongue-In-Cheek & Tuned Out & Video-Philes

Daniel DiRito | April 3, 2007 | 12:59 PM | link | Comments (0)
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