Monday, October 21, 2013

Sound & Groove, Episode 39: "You Say it's Your Birthday?" Part 1

Fishbone had origins as a ska band with a punk edge, but made up entirely of African-American members. With a little something for everyone they sang socially aware songs and challenged the idea that an all-black band couldn't rock the stage with the same fury as a hardcore punk band. If you think the Red Hot Chili Peppers were a sonic force to behold live, you never saw footage of Fishbone- one of several artists represented here on another lovely edition of "Sound & Groove" podcast.

Blowing out the candles on another year is always a day to enjoy and forget about all your troubles. Of course the older you get the less you want to be reminded of your advancing years but I digress. Youth is not eternal so get over it! Here on Sound & Groove podcast, the big day is embraced with a shiny selection of eight songs inspired by that joyous of anniversary celebrations. So unwrap the gifts, unwind, put on this podcast and hear a musical journey through yet another themed podcast here in October 2013 with your host, Evan Dowbiggin

And if you're new to this podcast: Every month there will be a theme that the selection of music is centred around. It will be jam packed with my analysis, synopses, breakdowns, anecdotes and other witticisms you might enjoy. And not to worry, each month will contain a different theme than the last. This is the first of two episodes this month of October going by the theme of "You Say it's Your Birthday?." All killer, no filler... other than when I talk and introduce the tunes and recap the ones before it. But aside from that? 100% juicy meat! Below I've also provided information and links relevant to the matters discussed in this particular edition of Sound & Groove.

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1. Born into a Light- Ryan Adams & the Cardinals (2008)
2. Born at the Right Time- Paul Simon (1990)
3. Party Out of Bounds- The B-52s (1980)
4. Tears at the Birthday Party- Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach (1998)
5. Birthday- Paul McCartney (1990)
6. Born to Be Wild- Wilson Pickett (1969)
7. Party at Ground Zero- Fishbone (1985) 
8. Sixteen Blue- The Replacements (1984) 
Info of note:
Intro- "The Headmaster Ritual" by The Smiths (1984)
Outro- "Hand in Glove" by The Smiths (1985)

Fishbone on Saturday Night Live, 1991:

All comments, questions and feedback are greatly welcomed and appreciated! I encourage participation. Even though I drain an hour off your life by listening to the podcast then checking through the links, at least you don't have to fork over your money to me... though if you feel like, you know... But in all seriousness, let me now what you'd like to hear or see and I'll consider it. Popular approval doesn't always sway me but having fans or listeners get their input would be just grand!

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