Albums and All That, Starting with the letter B as in Bravo, Part 4


April 22nd, 2020

1 hr 6 mins 1 sec

Season 5

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Carrie Nations [01:03]
"Sweet Talkin' Candy Man"
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
20th Century Records TFS 4211 1970
Vocals by Lynn Carey.

Fuzzbox [03:22]
"Walking on Ice"
Big Bang!
Geffen Records GHS 24185 1989
They do have a fuzzbox and they know how to cover Yoko Ono.

Bongwater [07:10]
"Love Song"
The Big Sell-Out
Shimmy Disc 050 1992
The last outing from the Ann Magnuson and Kramer, with support from David Licht and Randolph A. Hudson III.

Björk [11:00]
"Big Time Sensuality (The Fluke Minimix)"
Big Time Sensuality
Elektra O-66244 1993
Björk's solo breakout track is still pretty damned awesome.

Bikini Kill [16:11]
"Double Dare Ya"
Bikini Kill
Kill Rock Stars KRS-204 1992
Wowsers. Kathleen Hanna, Kathi Wilcox, Tbi Vail and Billy Boredom. Still mighty powerful.

Billie Holiday [18:55]
"Everything I Have Is Yours"
Billie Holiday
Metro M-515 1965
This tune was a hit in a 1933 pre-Code Crawford/Gable musical called Dancing Lady.

Destiny's Child [22:45]
"Bills, Bills, Bills"
Bills, Bills, Bills
Columbia CAS 42631-S1
Destiny's lead single from The Writing's on the Wall and their first number 1 on the Hot 100.

Mahavishnu Orchestra [27:01]
"Miles Beyond (Miles Davis)"
Birds of Fire
Columbia KC 31996 1973
That's right. Not just jazz fusion guitar but also jazz fusion elecric violin. But the grooves laid down by Billy Cobham and Rick Laird, and the groovy Rhodes from Jan Hammer make the experience more enjoyable.

Chelsea Wolfe [32:40]
"Deranged for Rock & Roll"
Birth of Violence
Sargent House SH217 2019
Excellent atmospheric folky doom from Chelsea Wolfe on red/black galaxy vinyl.

Depeche Mode [36:11]
"But Not Tonight"
Black Celebration
Sire 1-25429 1986
I was going to go with the broodier "New Dress" but then when I heard to opening strains of this track, I was like... oh yeah.

John Barry [40:28]
"Six Robots"
The Black Holes Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Buena Vista Records 5008 1979
A very Bond-ian soundtrack for a sci-fi film.

King Tuff [42:25]
Black Moon Spell
Sub Pop SP 1080 2014
Hook master Kyle Thomas bringing us some tasty metallic power pop on glow in the dark splatter vinyl.

The Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds [47:09]
"Across 110th Street"
The Black Motion Picture Experience
Buddah Records 5129 1973
Buddah Record's own Cecil Holmes bringing us his rendition of the Bobby Womack classic title track to the film of the same name. Cecil would later go on to co-found Casablanca Records.

Talking Heads [49:34]
"Blind (Extended Remix)"
Sire Records PRO-A-3182 1988
No good can come of extended remixes. More is not necessarily better. This just leaves me wanting to hear the album track.

Dead in the Dirt [57:16]
The Blind Hole
Southern Lord Records LORD176 2013
Saw these vegan grindcore masters open for Sunn O))) at the Mezzanine in SF and they were mighty impressive.

Thomas Dolby [58:25]
"Blinded by Science (Extended Version)"
Blinded by Science
Harvest MLP-15007 1983
Huh, perhaps Extended Versions are better than Extended Remixes. Sometimes. Featuring bass synthesizer from Matthew Seligman, original member of the Soft Boys who recently passed away.

Music behind the DJ: "Dance with Domino" by John Barry

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