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Podcast 004: Hunting The Perfect Single - July 3, 2005
The perfect single. Three or four minutes of pop music perfection.
Does it exist? I think it does, and in some obvious and not-so-obvious
Opening the show: Jerry Lee Lewis, "High
School Confidential," 1958. I once used
this in a short documentary. Sorry, Jerry Lee.
Loggins & Messina, "Your
Mama Don't Dance," 1971. Where's Jim
The Drifters, "Fools
Fall In Love," 1958. Great record from
the early Drifters, one of many they put out.
The Romantics, "What
I Like About You," 1980. Trivia: name
their only other major hit. Real trivia: name the only other
chart record from this record.
Shameless promo for The
Lee Show. Go listen.
The Ides Of March, "Vehicle,"
1970. Their only hit. What a shame... that brass section could
have toppled the Berlin Wall. Rhino has recently put out a fabulously-expensive
but better reissue of their early Warner Bros. material, but this link
is a cheaper alternative.
Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen, "Hot
Rod Lincoln," 1971. If you're curious,
go find a record by Ramblin'
Jimmie Dolan called "Hot Rod Race," from
The Guess Who, "Undun,"
1969. Just about the perfect single.
Sorry for the delay in getting this episode up... life goes on.
here for the MP3 file (21.1
megabytes, 36:00 duration).
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