Robert Palmer Is A Liar

Busy times coming up for me. In all the excitement and planning for my December/January trip to Beijing and Tokyo, I almost forgot that I’m going to New York in less than two weeks to see NEW ORDER. I know I’m having a good fall/winter when the trip to the most exciting city in America to see one of my favorite bands of all time is my “lesser” trip.

Still, I’m completely stoked to go to NYC, even with the whole “millions and millions of people” thing. I’ll be spending the majority of my time in Brooklyn anyways, checking out a seemingly endless selection of hipster-run record stores. If anyone has any recommendations for quality record stores in the NYC area, preferably in Brooklyn, let me know. I’m not looking to break the bank when I’m in NYC (that’s my Japan plan) but I hope to pick up a few good records while I’m there. Y’know, quality, highly regarded stuff like this.

Elton John & RuPaul
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (Remix)
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (Don’t Go Dubbing My Heart Mix)
Has Elton John ever been on an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race? I don’t think so, someone’s agent is fucking something up.

Robert Palmer
I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On (Extended Dance Mix)
I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On (Dub Version)
I don’t believe that for one second, although at least it’s a lyric that makes sense. Has anyone ever figured out what “she’s so fine there’s no telling where the money went” means?

Ready For The World
Oh Shelia (Extended Version)
Oh Shelia (Dubstrumental)
Oh Shelia (A cappella) 
Ready For The World has to be one of the worst band names of all time, but give them credit, they were light years ahead of the whole “our band name is a complete sentence” trend that seemed to hit the Hot Topic set a few years back. They’re also light years better than As I Lay Dying,  Cute Is What We Aim For and This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb. Although at the same time you could basically describe their genre of music as “Prince.” But whatever, originality is for suckers, and “Oh Shelia” is a great slice of 80s cheese.

5 Responses to “Robert Palmer Is A Liar”

  1. Drain says:

    i think the lyric meant that she’s so fine that you’ll willingly spend all your money that after you two part company, you’ll be like “hey…where the hell is all my money?” coz there’s no telling where the money went due to the sheer amount you spent.

    at least that’s what i think lol.

  2. Glenn S. says:

    The first sentence-length band name I remember is We’ve Got A Fuzzbox and We’re Gonna Use It.

  3. eeeeediot says:

    That’s not quite a full sentence – WHO’S Ready For The World? Oh, wait, you guys are.


    sorry. I shouldn’t even post this but my delete key no longer works. Also my spelling is impeccable, always.

  4. eeeeediot says:

    “It’s a Beautiful Day” – 1970-something – there you go.

  5. Grendel says:

    Trust me when I tell you to go to The Thing on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint. Don’t go if you only have an hour to be there. Go to the back of the store, and downstairs, too. On your way to the back you’ll think I am punking you, but you’ll see. You will thank me. Thousands of unsorted records in varying condition, and a record player to sample.

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