Biggest Fan Songs - June 2020

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Hymie wrote: Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:32 pm
Rob wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:25 am A Zombeels song followed by a Hymie, just like in the old days! What is new is that this is a Hymie actually ranking on AM, at #3675!

533. Amos Milburn – Chicken Shack Boogie
Year: 1948
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: Hymie (#802)
The 1948 record is not the correct version that is on my list. It's his remake from 1956 that is titled "Chicken Shack."

I think the one I added to my playlist now is the right one. Could you check?

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And yet another song from our AM master list. This one ranks at #7167:

535. Super Furry Animals – (Drawing) Rings Around the World
Year: 2001
Album: Rings Around the World
Biggest Fan: JohnnyBGoode (#597)

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Rob wrote: Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:49 amI think the one I added to my playlist now is the right one. Could you check?
Nope.

The right one is called "Chicken Shack," not "Chicken Shack Boogie." It has a WAY faster tempo than the 1948 hit.
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Rob wrote: Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:49 am535. Super Furry Animals – (Drawing) Rings Around the World
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Hymie wrote: Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:09 pm
Rob wrote: Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:49 amI think the one I added to my playlist now is the right one. Could you check?
Nope.

The right one is called "Chicken Shack," not "Chicken Shack Boogie." It has a WAY faster tempo than the 1948 hit.
I think I got it now. I was confused because I read your earlier post as if you wanted the older song in, but you wanted the later one. Spotify only has one version without "Boogie" in the title and it sounds the same (except perhaps in mastering) as the one on YouTube.

I also updated the info on the song on the last page.
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Schüttelbirne wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:02 pm 533. Amos Milburn - Chicken Shack Boogie: 6/10
LunarPiper wrote: Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:36 am 533. Amos Milburn - Chicken Shack Boogie: 6
Could you two vote for the right version of the song (in case you didn't already vote for the YouTube-link provided by Hymie)?


Amos Milburn - Chicken Shack: 7
I preferred the "Boogie". This remake is slicker, but misses the swagger of the original. Still pretty good though.

Icehouse - Great Southern Land: 5
Okay, but doesn't really stand out.

Super Furry Animals – (Drawing) Rings Around the World: 7
Has a psychedelic, summery vibe that is totally correct for the current moment. That same album has better songs, but this one is pretty cool too.
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Rob wrote: Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:14 pm
Hymie wrote: Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:09 pm
Rob wrote: Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:49 amI think the one I added to my playlist now is the right one. Could you check?
Nope.

The right one is called "Chicken Shack," not "Chicken Shack Boogie." It has a WAY faster tempo than the 1948 hit.
I think I got it now. I was confused because I read your earlier post as if you wanted the older song in, but you wanted the later one. Spotify only has one version without "Boogie" in the title and it sounds the same (except perhaps in mastering) as the one on YouTube.

I also updated the info on the song on the last page.
I can't listen to it, it comes up not available in my country.
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Rob wrote: Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:30 pm
Amos Milburn - Chicken Shack: 7
I preferred the "Boogie". This remake is slicker, but misses the swagger of the original. Still pretty good though.
Most people would agree with you. The 1948 record is the classic. It's #7 for the year here at AM. I give it an 8.

But I like the sped up remake better, a 9.

BTW, you can remove from your original post the part about my song ranking on AM.
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Rob wrote: Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:30 pm
Schüttelbirne wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:02 pm 533. Amos Milburn - Chicken Shack Boogie: 6/10
LunarPiper wrote: Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:36 am 533. Amos Milburn - Chicken Shack Boogie: 6
Could you two vote for the right version of the song (in case you didn't already vote for the YouTube-link provided by Hymie)?
Sure, my first vote was for the original. I'm with Hymie in preferring the remake.

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535. Super Furry Animals – (Drawing) Rings Around the World: 7
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536. Lady Gaga – Brown Eyes
Year: 2008
Album: The Fame
Biggest Fan: Elder (#954)

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533. Amos Milburn – Chicken Shack - 6.5
534. Icehouse – Great Southern Land - 8
535. Super Furry Animals – (Drawing) Rings Around the World - 8
536. Lady Gaga – Brown Eyes - 8

Nice batch.
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533. Amos Milburn - Chicken Shack: 6/10
535. Super Furry Animals - (Drawing) Rings Around the World: 6/10
536. Lady Gaga - Brown Eyes: 8/10

The Fame was the first album I ever listened to and "Brown Eyes" was always my favorite song on there.
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Rob wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:32 am536. Lady Gaga – Brown Eyes
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Lady Gaga - Brown Eyes: 7
Feels a bit different than the stuff Lady Gaga was putting out at the time. Half-way burlesque, half-way Gwen Stefani, if that makes sense.
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508. Deftones – Sextape - 4.5
509. Dead Kennedys – Bleed for Me - 5
510. CITIZEN BAND - Julia - 5
511. Grateful Dead - Dire Wolf - 5.5
512. The Submarines - 1940 - 7
513. ABBA - Arrival - 6.5
514. FIDLAR - Cheap Beer - 6
515. Prince – U Got the Look - 8.5 [#3060 AT]
516. Die Ärtze – Vorbei ist Vorbei - 6.5
517. The Microphones - Map - 2
518. Tomoya Ohtani – Boss: Solaris Phase 2 - 6
519. Ozzy Osbourne & Randy Road – Suicide Solution (Live 1981) - 5.5
520. Boyd Bennett and His Rockets – Hit That Jive Jack - 5.5
521. Eva Cassidy – Wayfaring Stranger - 6
522. Nickelback - Someday - 4
523. Limp Bizkit – My Generation - 6
524. Linda Ronstadt - Love Has No Pride - 3
525. Laura Nyro – Eli’s Comin’ - 7.5 [New #7220 AT]
526. The Baltineers – Moments Like This - 5
527. Radiohead – Kid A - 5
528. R.E.M. - Belong - 6.5
529. Ministry - Thieves - 7.5 [New #7916 AT]
530. Edgar Winter Group – Free Ride - 5.5
531. Ananda Shankar – Dancing Drums - 6.5
532. Roger Daltrey – Without Your Love - 5
533. Amos Milburn – Chicken Shack - 5
534. Icehouse – Great Southern Land - 7
535. Super Furry Animals - (Drawing) Rings Around the World - 8 [#4226 AT]
536. Lady Gaga - Brown Eyes - 5
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536. Lady Gaga - Brown Eyes: 7.5
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537. Toy Love – Don’t Ask Me
Year: 1980
EP: Toy Love
Biggest Fan: Brad (#572)

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Toy Love – Don’t Ask Me: 6
It's good, but after 537 I sometimes feel that it becomes harder and harder to write something about songs that don't stand out all that much.
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Rob wrote: Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:33 am537. Toy Love – Don’t Ask Me
5, pretty good.

This one from my list may come up some day.

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537. Toy Love - Don't Ask Me: 7/10
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527. Radiohead – Kid A 5.5
528. R.E.M. - Belong 4
529. Ministry - Thieves 4
530. Edgar Winter Group – Free Ride 7
531. Ananda Shankar – Dancing Drums 7.5
532. Roger Daltrey – Without Your Love 5.5
533. Amos Milburn – Chicken Shack 5.5
534. Icehouse – Great Southern Land 6
535. Super Furry Animals – (Drawing) Rings Around the World 6.5
536. Lady Gaga – Brown Eyes 4.5
537. Toy Love – Don’t Ask Me 7
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537. Toy Love – Don’t Ask Me - 7
538. Bob Dylan - Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You - 6
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537. Toy Love – Don’t Ask Me: 7
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520. Boyd Bennett and His Rockets – Hit That Jive Jack - 6
521. Eva Cassidy – Wayfaring Stranger - 6
522. Nickelback - Someday - 6
524. Linda Ronstadt - Love Has No Pride - 2
525. Laura Nyro – Eli’s Comin’ - 3
526. The Baltineers – Moments Like This - 6
527. Radiohead – Kid A - 6
528. R.E.M. - Belong - 6
529. Ministry - Thieves - 8
530. Edgar Winter Group – Free Ride - 4
531. Ananda Shankar – Dancing Drums - 5
532. Roger Daltrey – Without Your Love - 4
533. Amos Milburn – Chicken Shack - 7
534. Icehouse – Great Southern Land - 4
535. Super Furry Animals - (Drawing) Rings Around the World - 8
536. Lady Gaga - Brown Eyes - 3
537. Toy Love – Don’t Ask Me - 7 (reminds me of The Only Ones, somehow ? - but after checking, I realise this is Chris Knox first recording. No wonder I immediately liked it...)
538. Bob Dylan - Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You - 5
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Amos Milburn - Chicken Shack 5
Icehouse - Great Southern Land 5
Super Furry Animals - (Drawing) Rings around the World 6
Lady Gaga - Brown Eyes 5 Just Dance is an 8.5
Toy Love - Don't Ask Me 6
Bob Dylan - Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You 7
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537. Toy Love – Don’t Ask Me - 7
Who put the bomp in the bomp ba bomp ba bomp?
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508 Deftones – Sextape 7
509 Dead Kennedys – Bleed for Me 8
510 Citizen Band – Julia 6
511 Grateful Dead – Dire Wolf 6
512 The Submarines – 1940 8
513 ABBA – Arrival 5
514 Fidlar – Cheap Beer 4
515 Prince – U Got the Look 7
516 Die Ärtze – Vorbei ist Vorbei 6
517 The Microphones – Map 8
518 Tomoya Ohtani – Boss: Solaris Phase 2 7
519 Ozzy Osbourne & Randy Road – Suicide Solution (Live 1981) 6
520 Boyd Bennett and His Rockets – Hit That Jive Jack 7
521 Eva Cassidy – Wayfaring Stranger 7
522 Nickelback – Someday 7
523 Limp Bizkit – My Generation 3
524 Linda Ronstadt – Love Has No Pride 6
525 Laura Nyro – Eli’s Comin’ 7
526 The Baltineers – Moments Like This 7
527 Radiohead – Kid A 6
528 R.E.M. – Belong 6
529 Ministry – Thieves 7
530 Edgar Winter Group – Free Ride 7
531 Ananda Shankar – Dancing Drums 8
532 Roger Daltrey – Without Your Love 6
533 Amos Milburn – Chicken Shack 8
534 Icehouse – Great Southern Land 7
535 Super Furry Animals – (Drawing) Rings Around the World 6
536 Lady Gaga – Brown Eyes 4
537 Toy Love – Don’t Ask Me 5
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535. Super Furry Animals – (Drawing) Rings Around the World: 7.5
536. Lady Gaga – Brown Eyes: 7.5
537. Toy Love – Don’t Ask Me: 7
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Rob, fyi, I am repeating my ratings for the first 20 days here, but they have not changed.

508 | Deftones | Sextape | 7
509 | Dead Kennedys | Bleed for Me | 8
510 | Citizen Band | Julia | 8
511 | Grateful Dead | Dire Wolf | 7
512 | The Submarines | 1940 | 6
513 | ABBA | Arrival | 5
514 | FIDLAR | Cheap Beer | 5
515 | Prince | U Got the Look | 7
516 | Die Ärzte | Vorbei ist Vorbei | 7
517 | The Microphones | Map | 6
518 | Tomoya Ohtani | Boss: Solaris Phase 2 | 6
519 | Ozzy Osbourne / Randy Rhoads | Suicide Solution (With Guitar Solo) | 6
520 | Boyd Bennett and His Rockets | Hit That Jive Jack | 7
521 | Eva Cassidy | Wayfaring Stranger | 6
522 | Nickelback | Someday | 4
523 | Limp Bizkit | My Generation | 5
524 | Linda Ronstadt | Love Has No Pride | 6
525 | Laura Nyro | Eli's Comin' | 7
526 | The Baltineers | Moments Like This | 7
527 | Radiohead | Kid A | 7
528 | R.E.M. | Belong | 7
529 | Ministry | Thieves | 5
530 | The Edgar Winter Group | Free Ride | 7
531 | Ananda Shankar | Dancing Drums | 8
532 | Roger Daltrey | Without Your Love | 6
533 | Amos Milburn | Chicken Shack Boogie | 6
534 | Icehouse | Great Southern Land | 6
535 | Super Furry Animals | (Drawing) Rings Around the World | 6
536 | Lady Gaga | Brown Eyes | 6
537 | Toy Love | Don't Ask Me | 8

My top 10 for June 2020:
1. Toy Love - Don't Ask Me 8
2. Ananda Shankar - Dancing Drums 8
3. Dead Kennedys - Bleed for Me 8
4. Citizen Band - Julia 8
5. R.E.M. - Belong 7
6. Laura Nyro - Eli's Comin' 7
7. Prince - U Got the Look 7
8. Die Ärzte - Vorbei ist Vorbei 7
9. The Baltineers - Moments Like This 7
10. Grateful Dead - Dire Wolf 7
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532 Roger Daltrey – Without Your Love: 6
533 Amos Milburn – Chicken Shack: 6
534 Icehouse – Great Southern Land: 5
535 Super Furry Animals – (Drawing) Rings Around the World: 8.75 (#2276 on my all-time list)
536 Lady Gaga – Brown Eyes: 6
537 Toy Love – Don’t Ask Me: 9.5 (now #424 on my all-time list)

Thanks!
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Finally time to catch up on all of this. Missed two months somehow.

Previously voted for but figured I could combine them all in one post. Also I never said anything about Julia:
508. Deftones – Sextape - 4
509. Dead Kennedys – Bleed for Me - 7
510. Citizen Band - Julia - 10
I love songs that build in intensity, adding new layers after new layers. This is one such song. I find it all just wonderful.
Citizen Band are interesting - an NZ supergroup, formed by combining members of Space Waltz (glam rock) and Split Enz (hard to pin down but at this stage were kind of prog?). Their other big song, Rust in My Car, doesn't really sound anything like Julia.
Not much does though that I've heard.

New votes:
511. Grateful Dead – Dire Wolf - 6
512. The Submarines - 1940 - 8
Really enjoyable sunny tune. Haven't heard the use of dub underneath indie vocals before, its a good mix.
513. ABBA - Arrival - 3
514. Fidlar – Cheap Beer - 5
515. Prince – U Got the Look - 9
One of my favourites of Prince's
516. Die Ärtze – Vorbei ist Vorbei - 7
517. The Microphones - Map - 7
Spooky, I like it.
518. Tomoya Ohtani – Boss: Solaris Phase 2 - 6
Of all the games to have music appear here...
519. Ozzy Osbourne & Randy Road – Suicide Solution (Live 1981) - 6
520. Boyd Bennett and His Rockets – Hit That Jive Jack - 7
521. Eva Cassidy – Wayfaring Stranger - 7
522. Nickelback - Someday - 7
I have no excuse for this, it's all nostalgia and I don't care.
523. Limp Bizkit – My Generation - 1
Meanwhile I have no nostalgia for LB.
524. Linda Ronstadt – Love Has No Pride - 6
525. Laura Nyro – Eli’s Comin’- 8
Great great great
526. The Baltineers – Moments Like This - 4
527. Radiohead – Kid A - 5
528. R.E.M. - Belong - 6
529. Ministry - Thieves - 4
530. Edgar Winter Group – Free Ride - 8
531. Ananda Shankar – Dancing Drums - 6
532. Roger Daltrey – Without Your Love - 4
533. Amos Milburn – Chicken Shack - 6
534. Icehouse – Great Southern Land - 9
Excellent walking song. I'm a big fan of this period in Auz/NZ music.
535. Super Furry Animals – (Drawing) Rings Around the World - 8
536. Lady Gaga – Brown Eyes - 6
537. Toy Love – Don’t Ask Me - 8
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My favourites for this month

Deftones - Sextape - 6
Prince – U Got the Look - 6
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Rob wrote: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:21 pm Toy Love – Don’t Ask Me: 6
It's good, but after 537 I sometimes feel that it becomes harder and harder to write something about songs that don't stand out all that much.
I have to upgrade this to 8, definitely thanks to the EP appearing in Biggest Fan Albums. It is not unique perhaps, but the I have started to love this one, not in the least for it's wailing vocals in the chorus.
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