The opening post of the thread had a noble purpose, but, it is now nearing the same purpose of our "music to the marrow" thread. It would be good to restore the special nuance of the thread theme, rather than encourage a collection of personal threads of music links.I just figured that this could be a supplement to the popular "music to the marrow" thread where people could discuss music and artists. If the powers that be think it is a bad ideal or if there is another thread like it please just take it down. I guess technically I started it, but officially I want someone else to kick it off and see where it goes, so you all jump in there if this thread is useful.
There's a lot like that.While working at the coast there was a talk show who often spoke of little known history and facts. Often he'd play tunes by the original artist.
It was surprising to hear some famous songs by famous artists were actually covers from long ago.
The rising sun was a gambling house, a brothel, a road house or even a women's prison, take your pick.I've wondered for a while what the house of the rising sun was about. I've heard it mentioned and heard about it in other songs (devil went down to Georgia and 99 shades of crazy) and it was played on an episode of supernatural. Has anyone figured it out? In my opinion it seems like an evil place.
That seems the most likely to me – the woman in the song is going back to a brothel after hoboing around with her gambling drunkard sweetheart.I always figured it was a hotel of ill repute left over from the cowboy days of the old west in America. Somewhere on the outside of town where local law enforcement looks the other way in exchange for the occasional cash donation to the secret policemen's ball.
It was almost referrenced in Thomas Dolby's I love you goodbye where he sung about being busted in New Orleans but let go for a small donation.
Lol, I bet that threw the adm. for a loop before they read more into it . I thought at first you were getting onto me for talking about that here, but I didn't-- I checked to be sure. Then I read more into it and I was like.....OH! OK. He was talking about a band.Shifting gears to the Vaccines.
This is not a covid-19 post, ok? No, it's about a band called the Vaccines.
Formed in 2010 this guitar band was a bit of a Ramones throw back (without the tinge of humor). Songs like "Ra Ra Wrecking Bar" "Post Break Up Sex" and "WolfPack" and by their second album were getting pretty famous with their high energy 2-1/2 minute, crank it up to 10 rockers. Their cover of the song "good guys don't wear white" by the Standells is awesome.
To be honest I have not kept up with them since 2012.