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Thirsty Thursdays: 10

Happy 10 week anniversary Thirsty Thursdays, on to the random assortment of songs. To celebrate the release of The White Stripes' new album, "Icky Thump", I'm gonna share the very first thing this Detroit rock duo ever released. Prized by collectors, the "Let's Shake Hands" 7" was released back in 1998 with only 1000 copies pressed. It was re-issued in 2002 with another 1000 pressings. The song is great. It's loud, noisy and fast. With this very first peice of vinyl, they brought forth their combination of rough rock and raw blues that has risen them to present fame. Congrats guys.

The White Stripes- "Let's Shake Hands" [Removed]

I'll admit, I used to be a huge Star Wars nerd. I'm still a nerd, but the obsessive habits wore off with the lack luster prequel trilogy. Well, I have a deluxe edition of the soundtrack to "Return Of The Jedi: Special Edition" and was listening to it recently. A couple of songs stuck out from the usual John Williams orchestrations. One being an obnoxious song played by Max Rebo's Band in Jabba's palace that John Williams had nothing to do with, and a baroque recital used in some of the Jabba's palace scenes. This baroque recital uses classic 17th and 18th century instruments and is a refreshing and relaxing turn away from the rest of the album that can easily be put on repeat to add a special "spacy yet sophisticated" atmosphere to any room.

John Williams- "Jabba's Baroque Recital" [Removed]

The Unicorns (R.I.P.) were a fantastic Canadian indie-pop band that were known for their colorful album art and suprisingly dark lyrics. Unfortunately, the band is no longer together, but key members have gone on to form Islands. Well, if The Unicorns had stayed together just a little bit longer, they may have released all the songs that they didn't have time to. Here's one of those unreleased songs, called "Do The Knife Fight", that highlights the bands happy sound and dark, disturbing lyrics.

The Unicorns- "Do The Knife Fight" [Removed]

Earlier today I was listening to an old, out of print compilation from Cosmodemonic Telegraph called "Transmission One: Tea At The Palaz Of Hoon". It's most notable for it's exclusive Bright Eyes song "It's Cool, We Still Can Be Friends" (which is now also available on the Bright Eyes rarity comp ("Noise Floor (Rarities: 1998-2005)"). It also has an exclusive Ted Leo and the Pharmacists song. But the song I'm going to put up is by a group I have never heard of and that I really could not find information on. They are The Positive-Negative Men, and the song is called "Broadcast Electricity". It's a synthy race through energetic electronic organs and distant vocals.

The Positive-Negative Men- "Broadcast Electricity" [Removed]

Fatboy Slim is best known for his dance hits and the music video of Christopher Walken dancing. His songs are great to listen to and toe-tap/head-bop away while browsing the net. A great example of this is the b-side "Always Read The Label" from the "Rockafeller Skank" single. The heavy use simulated motion through stereo is a little disorienting when listening to this song in headphones. It's awesome.

Fatboy Slim- "Always Read The Label" [Removed]

In honor of Justice's new album "" I'll post a remix that the french duo did of Death From Above 1979's "Blood On Our Hands" from the single by the same name. Yeah, good times.

Death From Above 1979- "Blood On Our Hands (Justice Remix)" [Removed]

There we go, Thirsty Thursdays is in the double digits. We're gaining a larger viewer base and things are going great. Thanks go out to all you lovely milk loungers who check the site, leave feedback, and tell people about us. Without you guys, well, we'd be wasting our time.

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6 Responses to “Thirsty Thursdays: 10”

  1. # Anonymous Anonymous

    . the unicorns are amazing. please say you'll put more unrealeased stuff of theirs up. this is Great, and thank you.  

  2. # Anonymous Anonymous

    I'll go ahead and ditto the Unicorns love. I have their only cd, and its remarkable indie stuff. Nice site, I like your taste in music.  

  3. # Blogger Pipe

    Hey, Pipe here.

    TakeoffZebra is off camping this weekend, but he's a huge Unicorns fan, looks like we'll have to make a request post. Look for it this monday. It'll also have some Radical Face stuff. Thanks for the comments!  

  4. # Blogger TakeoffZebra

    thanks for the feedback guys, I'll be sure to keep the good times comin'. and for Anonymous #2, The Unicorns actually have three CDs. Their debut album "Unicorns Are People Too" was released with only 500 copies. Then they had the "Unicorns 2014 EP" and "WWCOHWWG?" All of it is excellent.  

  5. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Wow, I had no idea that unreleased TL//Rx song from that comp existed... any chance you could post that too? It kills me as a completist to see something like that and not be able to get my grubby paws on it.

    I've heard the White Stripes cut before... good choice.  

  6. # Blogger pearl

    nice... thanks!  

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