The Friday Mixtape: 5/15/09




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  • The Man I Used To Be

    Ahh Bleu, after The Major Labels, he could sing the phonebook and I would listen. Great unknown talent.

  • http://www.popdose.com DwDunphy

    Actually, he just announced his new solo disc. Go to bleutopia.com for the information… And speaking of The Major Labels, make sure to come back here next Friday.

  • EightE1

    I keep expected Tammy Faye to blurt out “Christ, you know it ain't easy …”

    Is that “Harper Valley PTA” she's ripping off?

    Rob
    EightE1

  • KellyStitzel

    I saw him live a few times and met him. Super nice guy. Signed a CD for me once with a Crayola marker. I met my close friends, the Chicago band Oh My God, after seeing them open for him when he was touring to support “Redhead.”

  • http://www.popdose.com Ted

    Sounds like it to me!

  • http://www.popdose.com DwDunphy

    Very talented guy, but he plays a type of music that just doesn't get much traction, it seems. It's the lot of the post adolescent power-pop type to live in obscurity, then become a cult phenom after the fact.

  • http://www.popdose.com DwDunphy

    Right on the head. Tom T. Hall gets a co-write credit for the Bakkers' misappropriation. Another point worth mentioning is that one of the mixers for the song was MGs guitarist Steve Cropper, a fact I bet he'd rather not have spread around too much now.

  • http://www.bullz-eye.com DavidMedsker

    Too funny, I'm writing up another song from this album for Pop Goes the World.

  • http://www.popdose.com DwDunphy

    “We'll Do It All Again”?

  • http://www.bullz-eye.com DavidMedsker

    Wow, am I that predictable?

  • KellyStitzel

    I have two different versions of that album that have different tracklistings. If I remember correctly, the album was re-released on Columbia a year after its initial release.

  • http://www.popdose.com DwDunphy

    Not at all. Bleu, possessed by the ghost of Roy Orbison, is just a no-brainer.

  • http://www.popdose.com DwDunphy

    Yup. I have the Columbia version so I don't know what I lost…

  • http://www.bullz-eye.com DavidMedsker

    God, you're right. I always thought of Cheap Trick when I heard it, but damn, that does have an Orbison feel to it, don't it?

  • http://www.bullz-eye.com DavidMedsker

    God, you're right. I always thought of Cheap Trick when I heard it, but damn, that does have an Orbison feel to it, don't it?

  • KellyStitzel

    I have two different versions of that album that have different tracklistings. If I remember correctly, the album was re-released on Columbia a year after its initial release.

  • http://www.popdose.com DwDunphy

    Not at all. Bleu, possessed by the ghost of Roy Orbison, is just a no-brainer.

  • http://www.popdose.com DwDunphy

    Yup. I have the Columbia version so I don't know what I lost…

  • http://www.bullz-eye.com DavidMedsker

    God, you're right. I always thought of Cheap Trick when I heard it, but damn, that does have an Orbison feel to it, don't it?