I've Decided I'm Givin' Up Food For Funk
Labels: James Brown
Labels: James Brown
An old music buddy of mine, Steve Salkin, challenged me with "What's on you iPod." Here's the deal. Get your iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, iTunes or whatever you use to play your music digitally. Turn on the Shuffle and play. Put down the first song that comes up. Skip ahead 5 songs, write down that song. Skip ahead 5 songs, write down that song. And so on, and so on, until you reach 10, 15, 20 or 25 songs (whenever you want to stop).
Steve noted, "No cheating. The song that comes up is the song that gets listed -- no shaking your head "Nah" and skipping ahead because what came up isn't "cool." One caveat: I think you should allowed to skip a song if you've already listed one from the same album/show."
Fair enough, Steve. Here's my list:
Last year, after a lengthy hiatus, the Black Crowes released Warpaint. What a disappointment. I said, to myself, why did they release this? I wanted this "comeback" album to be so good and it was so boring. It was after my third or fourth listen that I decided that the Black Crowes were dead to me and nothing could bring me back.
Yesterday, I listened to their new single, "I Ain't Hiding." At first listen, I was like, "what the hell is this? Are you kidding me?" I bet I had the same reaction to this song as I did the first time I heard "Emotional Rescue" from the Stones. But there was something "cool" about this record and I listened to it again. And again. And again. Twenty-four hours later I've listened to this song about 15 times. I can't get enough of it. Like "Emotional Rescue" it's got a disco-like groove but its a lot more funky. There's even some "oooh oooh" background vocals, a little wah wah and the guitar solo? Forget about it. Its excellent.
If you get chance and you a have a few minutes to listen to this song a few times in a row I promise you won't regret it.
Welcome back Black Crowes. I missed you.
Listen / Download:
I Ain't Hiding - The Black Crowes
Emotional Rescue - The Rolling Stones
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