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Podcast 004: Hunting The Perfect Single - July 3, 2005


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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 places:

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 Messina now?

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 around 1953.

The Guess Who, "
Undun," 1969.  Just about the perfect single.


Sorry for the delay in getting this episode up... life goes on.


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07/26/2005 04:56:41 PM




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