Posts Tagged ‘60s’

We Are The Pipettes

October 31, 2007

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The twists and turns, the backward and forward movement of music; a shout out to Phil Spector as the teen tycoon of rock and a thumbs down to the Beatles..

It’s the Pipettes.

The only way I can describe it is as a modernized, 60s throw-back-bring forward, happy, dance music.

Becki, Rose and Gwenno make up the all girl Pipettes trio backed by the all male troupe, The Cassettes.

Thier album We Are The Pipettes contains their Top 40 hit Pull Shapes. It’s a super fun song baby, but the video MUST be seen at least once to really get the vibe. Taking the Spector model and twisting it with time makes for a unique sound. Take a look at the video on YouTube and dance along.

Richard Rothstein’s blog post has the best quote:

If you haven’t discovered the Pipettes, you’re in for a vaginatastic time! Even if you’re not a lesbian.

The song is of course part of the AllFunMusik lineup and, I think the Pipettes will be a fixture for quite some time.

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The Monkees and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

July 15, 2007

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It’s not always the most popular thing to be a Monkees fan. Because The Monkees were contrived, auditioned and set in a television show, their music is somehow thought of as a lesser music.

They sang their own songs and eventually even played the instruments. They had some of the best songwriters of the day (Neil Diamond, Boyce & Hart, Carole King, to name a few). They were pioneers in music video. Ever see a music video before The Monkees? No. Their songs topped the charts where the #2 spot was worlds behind. They sold more records than the Beatles and Rolling Stones combined during their show. They introduced others into the music world, like Jimi Hendrix, for instance.
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