- 10:45 am - Sun, Aug 31, 2014
Michael Jackson — Happy
- 2 Plays
Happy - Michael Jackson (1973)
Although the full title of this song is Happy (Love Theme from “Lady Sings the Blues”), it did not appear in the film nor the soundtrack album. According to composer Smokey Robinson, the melody of the song was inspired by the movie and Berry Gordy was said to be disappointed that the song was made after the film was finished.
- 10:15 am
- 1 note
The Jackson 5 — I'll Be There
- 20 Plays
I’ll Be There - The Jackson 5 (1970)
- 10:00 am
Michael Jackson — One Day In Your Life
- 4 Plays
One Day In Your Life - Michael Jackson (1981)
- 11:15 am
- 1 note
PAL — Talk We Don't
- 10 Plays
Talk We Don’t - PAL (1986)
PAL was Rebecca A. Sweet (aka Rebekha Sweet) and sisters Lanetta and Laretta Collier (aka Sinden and Rhett Cellier).
PAL’s musical influences included Eurythmics, Sting, Joni Mitchell, Steve Winwood, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac… Most notably, it was Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) who telephoned Motown and inquired about the group after meeting them at an Eurythmics concert. He had assumed that PAL was already signed to Motown and upon being told they were not, asked “Why.” The group’s name was inspired by “Pal” Shazar of Slow Children as it aptly represented the relationship of the members of the group. PAL’s music was only released in Europe as it was welcomed by the European licensees who had been anxiously awaiting a new fresh sound from Motown. PAL’s CD was somewhat altered from their original sound and true musical instincts, but they were lucky enough to maintain some elements true to their musical integrity as was showcased in “Talk We Don’t.” Simply told, PAL was not an” R&B” group but the record company enlisted the services of a Motown producer attempting to infuse R&B into their music in hopes of serving the American R&B base. This approach was again exercised in Motown’s 12 inch remixes of “Talk We Don’t” down-playing the breathing drums that were an integral part of the song’s original music. In January 1986, PAL embarked upon a promotional tour at the request of Motown’s European licensees. The official video for the single “Talk We Don’t” was produced in London utilizing the original track. PAL was told that their single at that time was the highest debuting single by any new group in Holland. PAL toured England, France, Spain, Germany, Holland and Belgium. They loved it!
Upon returning to the U.S., Motown was still at a loss as what to do with PAL. Even though the music had been so positively accepted abroad, America was not Europe. Motown never released PAL’s music in America and this freed the group from any further recording obligations to Motown. Around 1988, PAL disbanded and went on to lead very successful lives in other creative genres.
For the single version and its remixes, please click here.
- 10:49 am
- 51,253 notes
Pacific Rim has a Build-Your-Own-Jaeger feature on their website. Some folks haven’t taken it as seriously as I suspect the PR folks thought they would.
CANADA WE ARE ALWAYS SO SORRY
HOLY SHIT I FOUND EVEN MORE.
They just keep getting better..
when I feel down, I look for this post
Just a flesh wound. At least, it ain’t a chav manning the UK robot.
Oh shit, sorry for the idea.
- 10:45 am
Madonna — La Isla Bonita
- 6 Plays
La Isla Bonita - Madonna (1987)