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Mari Hamada – Don’t Change Your Mind: 6
Sure, it is metal in the most cheesy tradition, but I get some enjoyment out of it.

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831. Mari Hamada - Don't Change Your Mind: 4/10
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Today’s song ranks on AM at #6402.

832. Gang Starr – Just to Get a Rep
Year: 1990
Album: Step in the Arena
Biggest Fan: bootsy (#209)

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Rob wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:07 am832. Gang Starr – Just to Get a Rep
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831. Mari Hamada - Don't Change Your Mind: 4.5

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832. Gang Starr – Just to Get a Rep: 7.5
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Gang Starr – Just to Get a Rep: 4
Am I the only one who feels this song is underdeveloped? I'm not kidding if I said I had to check back to see if I hadn't accidentally listened to a demo version or something. I've heard worse hip-hop for sure, but perhaps never one with so little force or immediacy. No matter the serious subject matter, it is hard to make this seem more than background music.
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832. Gang Starr - Just to Get a Rep: 4/10
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833. Blood, Sweat & Tears - Variations on a Theme By Erik Satie" (1st Movement)
Year: 1969
Album: Blood, Sweat & Tears
Biggest Fan: Live in Phoenix (#483)

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832. Gang Starr - Just to Get a Rep: 5

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832. Gang Starr – Just to Get a Rep - 6.5
833. Blood, Sweat & Tears - Variations on a Theme By Erik Satie (1st Movement) - 6
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Rob wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:46 am833. Blood, Sweat & Tears - Variations on a Theme By Erik Satie" (1st Movement)
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833. Blood, Sweat & Tears - Variations on a Theme by Erik Satie (1st Movement): 4/10

That's barely a song...
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Blood, Sweat & Tears - Variations on a Theme By Erik Satie" (1st Movement): 5
It's pretty and maybe it works as the album closer, but on it's own there is not much to it.
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833. Blood, Sweat & Tears - Variations on a Theme By Erik Satie (1st Movement): 4
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Rainbow - I Surrender 4
The Johnny Burnette Trio - Oh Baby Babe 6 Their version of Honey Hush is a 9
Gang of Four - Ether 8
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - She's So Fine 5
CSN&Y - Almost Cut My Hair 7
Mari Hamada - Don't Change Your Mind 7
Gang Starr - Just to Get a Rep 5
Blood, Sweat & Tears - Variations on a Theme By Erik Satie (1st Movement) 3
I'd give it all gladly if our lives could be like that
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Blood, Sweat & Tears - Variations on a Theme By Erik Satie (1st Movement)
(No rating -- I already know that *I* rate it highly.)

I think I picked up this album for free outside of a record store, from a crate of mostly water-damaged LPs, way back when I was in high school. For a moment this morning, I thought, wait, the first track has the 2nd movement too, and totals two and a half minutes. Maybe I should have gone with that one? But the second movement is hideous in their hands. The 1st movement is performed with a unique sense of taste and restraint on their part. I've thought of it at times as the theme song for a show that has yet to exist. Anyway, the music is adapted from Trois Gymnopédies. At one time I thought it must be rendered better by an altogether different musician (for instance, some classical CD I once got from the library; Bill Quist's "2nd Gymnopedie [1888]", as found on a new age label), but somehow Blood, Sweat & Tears uncharacteristically did a better cover version.
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Rainbow - I Surrender 2 (She's a Maaaniac, maaaaniac)
The Johnny Burnette Trio - Oh Baby Babe 5
Gang of Four - Ether 7
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - She's So Fine 4
CSN&Y - Almost Cut My Hair 7
Mari Hamada - Don't Change Your Mind 6
Gang Starr - Just to Get a Rep 8
Blood, Sweat & Tears - Variations on a Theme By Erik Satie (1st Movement) 7
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Blood, Sweat & Tears - Variations on a Theme By Erik Satie (1st Movement): 6.8
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Today we have another bubbler on AM.

834. Les McCann & Eddie Harris – Compared to What
Year: 1969
Album: Swiss Movement
Biggest Fan: fasbjd (#710)

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Blood, Sweat & Tears - Variations on a Theme By Erik Satie (1st Movement): 7

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Rob wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:55 am834. Les McCann & Eddie Harris – Compared to What
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Les McCann & Eddie Harris – Compared to What: 8

I just listened to this right after Anthony Braxton's For Alto, which is jazz on the other end of the spectrum: from rough improvisation to smooth and accessible. Compared to What is damn likable, regardless of being a protest song. It goes down easy and remains an engaging listen for all its 8 minutes.
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Rob wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:06 pm Les McCann & Eddie Harris – Compared to What: 8

I just listened to this right after Anthony Braxton's For Alto, which is jazz on the other end of the spectrum: from rough improvisation to smooth and accessible. Compared to What is damn likable, regardless of being a protest song. It goes down easy and remains an engaging listen for all its 8 minutes.
The song was written by Gene McDaniels and it made his life. The international royalties were huge. The same Gene McDaniels who had several hits in the early 60s.
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831. Mari Hamada – Don’t Change Your Mind - 6
832. Gang Starr – Just to Get a Rep - 5
833. Blood, Sweat & Tears - Variations on a Theme By Erik Satie" (1st Movement) - 4
834. Les McCann & Eddie Harris – Compared to What - 7
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A very, very obscure band today, that barely seems to have existed, but somehow managed to make it into the American Pie soundtrack anyway. But not to Spotify, so we have to turn to YouTube today.

835. Bachelor Number One – I am the Summertime
Year: 1999
Album: American Pie
Biggest Fan: Neil (#77)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M06OURB ... l=flotimez

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834. Les McCann & Eddie Harris - Compared to What: 8/10
835. Bachelor Number One - I Am the Summertime: 4/10
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Bachelor Number One – I am the Summertime: 6

Extremely 1990's. I'm not even sure if I ever saw American Pie (I remember the most famous scenes, but that could just be as well because that movie was referenced all the time in those years), but I sure don't recognize this song. Yet if you would try to feed late nineties pop rock into an AI it might just produce this, for better or worse. It's instantly nostalgic, without the song itself holding any nostalgia for me.

On a side-note, I wonder if the YouTube-clip is the real clip of the song. It seems to be, but there are quite a few shots of a girl singing out loud with the boys, but no female voice is heard there. Oops.
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Rob wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:52 am835. Bachelor Number One – I am the Summertime
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835. Bachelor Number One – I am the Summertime - 3
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836. Lana Del Rey – Off to the Races
Year: 2012
Album: Born to Die
Biggest Fan: Holden (#unranked)

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Brad wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:27 pm Thanks!
Brad, I seem to still be missing your vote for Gang of Four's Ether.

Lana Del Rey - Off to the Races: 8

Sure, it is Lana Del Rey giving it to the most trashy side of her personality, but damn she makes this song soar. The chorus is very catchy.
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836. Lana Del Rey – Off to the Races 10/10
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Rob wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:02 am836. Lana Del Rey – Off to the Races
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834. Les McCann & Eddie Harris - Compared to What: 6
835. Bachelor Number One - I Am the Summertime: 5
836. Lana Del Rey – Off to the Races: 8
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829. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – She’s So Fine: 6
830. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Almost Cut My Hair: 7
831. Mari Hamada – Don’t Change Your Mind: 4
832. Gang Starr – Just to Get a Rep: 4
833. Blood, Sweat & Tears - Variations on a Theme By Erik Satie" (1st Movement): 6.5
834. Les McCann & Eddie Harris – Compared to What: 7.5
835. Bachelor Number One – I am the Summertime: 4
836. Lana Del Rey – Off to the Races: 8
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Rob wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:29 pm
Brad wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:27 pm Thanks!
Brad, I seem to still be missing your vote for Gang of Four's Ether.

Lana Del Rey - Off to the Races: 8

Sure, it is Lana Del Rey giving it to the most trashy side of her personality, but damn she makes this song soar. The chorus is very catchy.
I say bring trashy Lana Del Rey back! The use of samples and overall trip hop feel and production of Born to Die is awesome and I’d love to here her return to that.
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836. Lana Del Rey – Off to the Races - 6
It's a bit muddled but I definitely prefer it to Video Games
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837. Marty Robbins – Tennessee Toddy
Year: 1955
Album: Rock’n Roll’n Robbins: Marty Robbins Sings
Biggest Fan: Hymie (#614)

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Rob wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:35 am837. Marty Robbins – Tennessee Toddy
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Rob wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:29 pm
Brad wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:27 pm Thanks!
Brad, I seem to still be missing your vote for Gang of Four's Ether.

828. Gang of Four - Ether: 7.25

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834. Les McCann & Eddie Harris – Compared to What: 7.75 (love this, will add to AT list)
835. Bachelor Number One – I am the Summertime: 3.5
836. Lana Del Rey – Off to the Races: 8.5 (#2655 on my AT list)

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Marty Robbins – Tennessee Toddy: 5
I liked the previous rockabilly songs Hymie brought to this game, but this one is rather forgettable. Misses something to really make it pop.
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836. Lana Del Rey - Off to the Races: 5/10
837. Marty Robbins - Tennessee Toddy: 5/10
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837. Marty Robbins – Tennessee Toddy - 6
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837. Marty Robbins – Tennessee Toddy: 6
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838. The Cure – Kyoto Song
Year: 1985
Album: Head on the Door
Biggest Fan: Moonbeam (#300)

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Nice batch..

834. Les McCann & Eddie Harris – Compared to What - 7
835. Bachelor Number One – I am the Summertime - 7.5 - don't remember this from American Pie, but I'm a real sucker for this brand of 90s rock
836. Lana Del Rey – Off to the Races - 7
837. Marty Robbins – Tennessee Toddy - 6.5
838. The Cure – Kyoto Song - 7
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837. Marty Robbins – Tennessee Toddy: 5

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838. The Cure – Kyoto Song: 7.5
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