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Friday, October 23, 2009

What's On My iPod

I received my 2009 digital remastered copy of "Rio" today - so this week's post is all DD, all songs from the album. You can really hear the difference as compared to my old CD - it makes me wanna pull out my old vinyl to really hear the difference (although I'm sure the albums would have some pops and hisses, having been overplayed and probably not cared for as well as I would now). The remaster includes a lot of bonus tracks, including B sides you only found on 12" singles back in the 80's. I can't help it, I still have a great affection for this band. :) I'm gonna have to go find them in the closet - I am sitting here trying to remember how many of those 12" singles I have. We used to spend all of our allowances at Odyssey records back in the day, looking for the rare vinyl and imports (not to mention posters, buttons, books, etc. etc. etc.).

Hold Back the Rain - Although it's near impossible to pick a favorite from the album, if I had to, this song would be it. So who was your favorite? Definitely, without a doubt, it was Simon LeBon for me, although Nick Rhodes was a close second.

Rio - If I only had a dollar for every single time I've watched this video, and I'm still not tired of it. Do Do Do Do Do Do Doooooo..... I love how the chick just flips Roger Taylor over like nothing, LOL!

Save a Prayer - This is an amazing song, even if you never liked DD a day in your life. Teenage girls swooned to this song like you would not believe, it was a total phenomenon! The location for this video was absolutely beautiful; if I remember correctly, it was Sri Lanka.

New Religion - That opening bass line, love it. This is a live version of the song, I'm not sure how old it is, but I'm guessing somewhere around a decade, because the lineup includes Warren Cuccurullo, who left the band in 2001.

The Chauffeur - When I was 13, this was my least favorite song on the album. It's a very good listen as I've gotten older, I find that funny. 25 years later, however, I still don't get the video! This video is censored, there's a black bar over some boobies, but guys - you're not missing much, she didn't have much to see, LOL.

Hungry Like the Wolf - You can't talk about the Rio album and not mention this song! Although I adore this song, it's now my least favorite from the album. I think because it's been overplayed a gazillion times over the last 25 years. The video is purposely similar to Raiders of the Lost Ark, but I'm sure you'd know that without me telling you!


Vegas Princess said...

I totally rock out on DD songs on Rock Band!

Fred said...

And to think I just threw out most of my vinyl a few years ago. How stupid was that?

LoraLoo said...

Fred... Noooooooooooooooooooo! I don't have a turntable, currently, but I kept it ALL. I still have some Bill Cosby albums I somehow inherited from my Dad, even. I wonder if they'd even play, LOL, I used to listen to them all the time when I was very young and didn't care for them all that well. Pure sentimental value. :)