45s and Other Revolutions: Yes, still more A-Sides beginning with the letter T as in Tango.


September 13th, 2019

58 mins 38 secs

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45s and Other Revolutions: Yes, still more A-Sides beginning with the letter T as in Tango.

From “Time After Time” (Cyndi Lauper) to “Touch Me I'm Sick” (Sonic Youth)

Cyndi Lauper [00:36]
a side: "Time After Time"
b side: "Time After Time"
Portrait Records 37-04432 1983
A fine collaboration with Rob Hyman of The Hooters.

Todd Rundgren [04:29]
a side: "Time Heals"
b side: "Tiny Demons"
Bearsville Records BHS 3522-EP 1981
A fine 7" to be played at 33 1/3 for a 3 minute and 33 second a-side, included as a bonus disc in Todd Rundgren's 1981 album Healing. This is a song that looms large in my Songs That form the Soundtrack of My Mind. Why? Perhaps because it was the 8th video ever played on MTV and it left a lasting impression on my impressionable adolescent self. And the chord progression has bedeviled my remedial musical skills for years. Fun fact, but not terribly surprising: Todd Rundgren plays all the instruments.

Change of Heart a side: "Tired of Waking Up Tired/Mythology" [11:53]
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet b side: "Tired of Waking Up Tired/The Alouette, She Was Canada's First Satellite, Way Before the Americans Even" [18:10]
Cargo Records CAR-702 1991
A little trip North of the Border from the early 90s, and more fun with revolutions. Change of Heart's side is 33 1/3 while Shadowy Men from a Shadowy Planet is 45rpm.

Lulu [22:11]
a side: "To Sir with Love"
b side: "The Boat that I Row"
Epic Records 5-10187 1967
A classic a-side from the movie of the same name, and a killer rendition of Neil Diamond's "The Boat that I Row" which had been released in the US earlier in the year. This single ranked number 1 on Billboard's year-end chart for 1967. Interestingly, another Neil Diamond spent the most time at number one in 1967: The Monkees version of "I"m a Believer".

The Archies [29:12]
a side: "Together We Two"
b side: "Everything's Alright"
Kirshner Records 63-5009 1969
Did you know that Billboard had a Bubbling Under the Hot 100 chart? It's true, and this song made it to number 22 on that chart in 1970, which I suppose means that it made it to number 122?

Eddie Lovette [34:11]
a side: "Too Experienced"
b side: "You're My Girl"
Steady Records S 124 1969
Some American rocksteady from Eddie Lovette covering Bob Andy's "Too Experienced". Some listeners may be familiar with 2 Tone second wave ska recording artists The Bodysnatchers cover of this song.

Mudhoney [40:34]
a side: "Touch Me I'm Sick"
b side: "Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More"
Sub Pop Records SP18 (second pressing) 1988
This was always my second choice on my go to selections on the jukebox at Downtown Beirut in the East Village many moons ago. My first choice was always "You're Phone's Off the Hook (But Your Not)" by X.

Sonic Youth a side: "Touch Me I'm Sick" [46:53]
Mudhoney b side: "Halloween" [49:31]
Sub Pop Records SP26 1988
Phew... apologies for the backmasking, but I'm sure you can find the uncensored versions if you try. A split proposed to Sub Pop by Sonic Youth after hearing a 5 song demo of Mudhoney. The Sonic Youth version features Alex Damen of Das Damen on lead guitar. And there's more rpm shenanigans on this one: the SY side is 45 and the Mudhoney side is 33.

Music behind the DJ: "Telstar" by Ingegner Giovanni & Famiglia.

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