I Bang The Drums

Quick protip for all you adults of legal drinking age: Jagermeister goes shockingly well with blue Gatorade. Yes, it sounds like it would taste like anti-freeze, but it actually tastes like candy. Candy that will kill you. So drink in moderation.

Rain (Radio Remix)
Waiting (Remix)
Up Down Suite

So according to Wikipedia “Rain” was a moderate hit for Madonna, far more so than “Bad Girl,” which was the single that preceded it. That sure is a shocker to me. I haven’t listened to Erotica (the album from which both songs came from) in probably ten years, and I can’t ever recall hearing “Rain” before. However, you mention “Bad Girl” to me and I’ll respond with “Bad girl/drunk by six/kissing some kind stranger’s lips/smoke too many cigarettes a day/I’m not happy when I act this way.” It does have a beautiful video though.

I’m not sure what to make of the “Up Down Suite,” it was probably made for clubs. The remix to “Waiting” is good though, if insanely mid-90s in sound. All of these come from the 12” single to “Rain.”

The Stone Roses
Elephant Stone (7” Version)
The availability of this version of the song has been sketchy over time. It was on the 10th anniversary edition of the band’s first album, but is absent on the 20th anniversary edition (shit, it’s been over 20 years since that record came out!?). I like this version way more. It’s shorter for sure, but it sounds like it was dipped in a vat of wah-wah guitars. Groovy. This is from the 12” single.

Random bit about The Stone Roses, well more like my obsession with them. According to iTunes, I have played both versions of “She Bangs The Drums” (the single and album versions) a total of 86 times. The second-most-played song in my collection is the first track of Foxy Shazam’s latest album with a paltry 45. So yeah, I like that song.

11 Responses to “I Bang The Drums”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Eclectro,South England.
    Yeah i think 'Bad Girl' is pretty good,as for 'Rain'-pretty dire. Tho they seemed to play 'Rain' every hour on MTV when it came out(& when i actually watched it!).I think with the 'Rain' video Madonna wanted to let everyone know she had a image change(again!)!
    Have u got the Mahoney bootleg EP?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the Stone Roses Mix…there seems to be a problem with the second Madonna track though

  3. The Lost Turntable says:

    This was from a dude named "Gruff hss Left" I accidentally deleted it!

    "Have you heard the original Peter Hook mix of Elephant Stone? It was discovered last year and is excellent. Story here: http://thepowerofindependenttrucking.blogspot.com/2009/08/friday-fizz-stone-roses-elephant-stone.html "

    Thanks for the tip dude.

  4. The Lost Turntable says:

    What's the problem with the track? It plays fine for me.

  5. Anonymous says:

    For some reason I can't download it – right click, Save Target As – I get a file name/syntax is incorrect.

    The file name shows an extra "/" before the www

  6. Gruff says:

    Consider it small recompense for your posting of quality tuneage. Keep up the good work.

  7. The Lost Turntable says:

    Works for me dude, try refreshing your browser maybe? Anyone else have problems?

  8. Leo Rattans says:

    Yeah, Anonymous´ description of the problem is correct but hey, 2 out of 3 ain't bad.

    Is that Peter Hook mix of Elephant Stone available in plain ol' mp3? Flac is beyond me.

    Wv: rhumm

  9. The Lost Turntable says:

    I re-upped that Madonna track, it works for me.

    I'll share an MP3 version of that Peter Hook remix in a few.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Well, now I'm curious about Foxy Shazam.

  11. Rich Monsoon says:

    I know this is an old post (I didn’t see a way to contact you), but I agree with you on “Bad Girl”. It’s an amazing song/video. It’s one of my top 5 favorite songs, probably ever. And as for “Up Down Suite”, it’s basically a dub of “Goodbye To Innocence” from “Just Say Roe”.

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