The extra “E” still annoys me.

As I start planning out my move to Japan, it’s becoming apparent to me that I won’t be able to update the blog consistently with new music for probably at least a month. This is partly due to the fact that I just won’t have time when I first get to Japan, between my job, finding a place to live and all the other stuff that comes with a major move. But honestly, a much bigger reason for the impending lack of updates will be because I’ll be without a turntable for at least a month – I’m not having mine shipped out to me until I get firmly settled.

(And before any of you ask, I’m not just going to buy another turntable in Japan because my turntable is a rare custom-modded black Technics SL-1210Mk2 and it is DOPE.)

I do, however, want to keep some sort of regular content going on this site in the meantime, so I think the best solution will be for me to temporarily take this blog into a “greatest hits” mode – highlighting some of the best tracks that I’ve posted over the years.

I already got a good line-up of tunes planned for this, but if you want to browse my archives (all seven years worth, holy shit) for some tracks you may have missed over the years, now is the time. Leave a comment in this post with your requests, and if I also enjoy the track in question/have the MP3 still/want to re-record it because the old file sounds like dogshit, I’ll be sure to include it in the month long Lost Turntable retrospective. And don’t bother mentioning Depeche Mode, Erasure, Pet Shop Boys or Madonna. I’m already planning on reposting any still hard-to-find cuts by all of them. You might as well throw in Big Country and Big Audio Dynamite into that mix as well.

Until then, here are some tunes by two bands who I thought were the same band when I was 10 years old. Because 10-year-old me was kind of dumb.

The B-52’s
Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland (Extended Mix)
Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland (12″ Mix)
Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland (Dub)
Seems like an odd vacation choice.

This is…not a very good song. I love the beat and the vocal hook would be fine too if it wasn’t, k’now, half of the damn song. This is definitely one that works better as a brief single. However, since I’ve posted every rare B-52’s remix I own, it would be silly to stop now.

Groove Is In The Heart (Meeting Of The Minds Mix)
Groove Is In The Heart (Peanut Butter Radio Mix)
Groove Is In The Heart (Jelly Jam Beats)
What Is Love (Holographic Goatee Mix)
What Is Love (Frenchappella)
What Is Love (Rainbow Beard Mix)
I used to hate “Groove Is In The Heart.” In fact, I think the only song young me hated more than that was probably R.E.M.’s “Shiny Happy People” (which featured Kate Pierson from The B-52’s). And while I continue to hate “Shiny Happy People” with a fiery hatred of a thousand suns, “Groove Is In The Heart” has finally started to grow on me. I think it took me discovering good disco and 80s house for me to finally appreciate the song and what it’s trying to do. I still hate that slide whistle though.

“What Is Love” still kind of annoys me though, but the Rainbow Beard Mix is pretty great.

9 Responses to “The extra “E” still annoys me.”

  1. The bass line in What Is Love is simply amazing. I love it for that alone.

  2. Todd says:

    I know in the past you’ve frowned on requests to re-post, but since you asked…

    Could you please re-post the “Get Crazy” soundtrack? I’m missing the last track from when you posted it waaaaay back when!
    (in fact, it may have been that original post that brought me to your blog. I’ve been checking in ever since!)

  3. Travis says:

    So (as Todd says) since you asked…anything on this list would really be great:

    Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen (Dance Mix)
    The Pixies – Born In Chicago
    Prodigy – More Girls
    John Coooper Clarke – Walking Back To Happiness
    Grace Jones -She’s Lost Control (Long Version)
    Chemical Brothers – Acid Children (Electronic Battle Weapon 7)
    Underworld – Cowgirl (Bedrock Mix) / Cowgirl (Futureshock Mix)
    Portishead – The Rip (Live At Mr. Wolf’s) (Stupid Fucking File Fucking Works Now…FUCK)
    Portishead – Sour Times B-Sides
    Chemical Brothers – Come With Us (Fatboy Slim Remix)
    Beats International – Dub Be Good To Me Remixes
    RJD2 – Through The Walls (Ric Ocasek Vocal Version)
    Primal Scream – Come Together (Farley Mix)
    Death In Vegas – Opium Shuffle (Monkey Mafia Mix)
    Primal Scream – Give Out But Don’t Give Up (Portishead Remix)

    Thanks for the music, look forward to more of it when you get the chance, cheers!

  4. John says:

    I’m not sure if you’ve ever posted this, but, I have FOREVER been looking for a digital copy of Xymox’s AT THE END OF THE DAY Michael Hutchinson Remix. and have a great time on your adventure!

  5. John says:

    I meant HUTCHENCE. sorry

  6. c@meron says:

    fact, when I gave in & realized my love of Deee-lite (all the “e’s”) is when I turned a corner…musically ‘n personally!

  7. Glenn S. says:

    Over the weekend I found a copy of Torch Song’s Wish Thing album, which reminded me that you once posted their version of “Can’t Find My Way Home.” Would love to hear that one again, along with any other Torch Song goodies you might have. Best of luck on your move!

  8. Drain says:

    So nice to see the return of the Lost Turntable Request Line lol. I guess it’s kinda good timing since i’ve been in state of trying to recover things i’ve lost since my old computer died and quite a lot of it came from your blog over the years. Also, scrolling through 7yrs worth of entries is quite a task heh.

    one of them is what Todd requested and the Get Crazy soundtrack, along with the Dudes soundtrack.

    Cyndi Lauper: She Bop (Remix) Girls Just Wanna Have Single,
    PIL: Seattle (12” mix) The Body (12″ mix),
    Siouxsie: Slowdive (12″) Cities in Dust (both Extended Eruption Mix & Remix), Killing Jar Single,
    Time Zone: World Destruction,
    Berlin: Sex (I’m A…) (Extended),
    Kate Bush: Running Up that Hill (Extended & Instrumental) Cloudbusting (Organon mix) Sexual Healing,
    Laibach: Die Liebe & Die Grosse Kraft,
    Lords of Acid: Lucy’s Fucking Sky single; I Sit on Acid Single, Do What You Wanna Do Single,
    Judas Priest: Turbo Lover (Hi Octane Mix),
    Skinny Puppy: Cage, Tormentor Single,
    The Clash: Do It Now,
    Prince: Purple Medley,
    Leather Nun: Gimme Gimme Gimme (Rejected Version & Chopper Mix),
    Beastie Boys: Rock Hard,
    Rob Grainer: Doctor Who Theme (’86 Version, Original Theme, & Cosmic Remix),
    Nitzer Ebb: KIA, I Give To You Single,
    Phil Collins: In The Air Tonight (Extended Version & ’88 Mix),
    Pat Benatar: Invincible (Extended Mix),
    Falco: Rock Me Amadeus (Ihn Liebten Alle Frauen),
    Front Line Assembly: Millenium Single,
    Slayer: Psychopathy Red,
    Lene Lovich: BLue Hotel (Dance Mix) New Toy (Extended),
    Ministry: I Wanted to tell her Single, Cold Life Single,
    Big Country: In A Big Country (Pure Mix & Live),
    Iggy Pop: Motor Inn (High Octane Mix),
    2 Live Crew: We Want Some Pussy single,
    Run DMC: King of Rock (Cut Up Mix),
    Die Krupps & Nitzer Ebb: Machineries of Joy Single,
    The Other Two: Selfish Single,
    Strangler’s: Always the Sun (Hot Mix),
    Tears For Fears: Pale Shelter (You Don’t Give Me Love) Single,
    Renegade Soundwave: Kray Twins Single, Cocaine Sex Single, Thunder II Single,
    KLF: What Time is Love Single,
    Giorgio Moroder: Knights in White Satin, From Here to Eternity (Extended), Tears, Battle Star Galactica (Disco Version),
    Goldfrapp: Number 1 (Braxe & Falke Mix),
    Guns ‘n’ Roses: Don’t Cry (DEmo),
    Frank Black: The ballad of Johnny Horton & Surf Epic,
    Love & Rockets: No Big Deal (Extended),
    Joe Strummer: Love Kills single,
    Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Welcome to the Pleasuredome Single,

    Also, Do You Remember…? TV Animation Hero and UFO File #733 are down…despite the fact they’re both permaposts. Just thought i’d let you know.

  9. Tony says:

    Any and all Dead or Alive 12″ mixes!

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