Rj111
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Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Mon Dec 13, 2004 1:45 pm

Ever felt you're the only person who knows about a song that you really like?

Well now's your chance to play them to us.

This site

http://www.xsao.net/

is arguably the best site ever. Click on 'Album Archive' in the top right hand corner and you've got a list of most of the Albums around. Sound quality's a bit shite mind.

To show us you favorite 'rare' tracks, ULR us up with the artist's page and tell us the name of the song and the album.

Or, if you want to leave the band name anonymous, to avoid preconceptions...

Find your Artist and the appropriate album.

Play the song in Windows media, click on File>Properties and paste the location URL onto your post

such as

http://xsao.net/Music/xsao.cgi?song=3/96/10803_1_3
http://xsao.net/Music/xsao.cgi?song=2/2227/2114_1_5
http://xsao.net/Music/xsao.cgi?song=3/120/693_1_4

To play, click File>Open URL and paste it into there.

I'll leave it up to you to decide if a track is 'rare'. It can be an album track or a single, it doesn't matter how famous the band are either, as long as its a song you truly like. Just avoid putting down 'Stairway to Heaven' or something like that.

PS i'll tell you what my choices were later.
 
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Mon Dec 13, 2004 2:04 pm

Nappy Roots: "Ho Down"
Paperboy "Ditty"
Mazzy Star: "Fade into You"
Heart: "All I wanna do is make Love To You"
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USAIRWAYS321
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Mon Dec 13, 2004 2:46 pm

OK, these songs are from a local band, The Last Romance. I'm friends with the members and I personally think they're awesome. They've just released a 4-song sample CD and are working on a full one. The site below has 2 great songs of theirs for download, "Last Repent" and "Dear Insincere":

http://www.purevolume.com/thelastromance
 
OYRJA
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Mon Dec 13, 2004 3:12 pm

Some Rare songs that I like is these:

Gasolin - This is my life
Gasolin - Masser af succes
Gasolin - Om Lidt.
 
mdsh00
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Mon Dec 13, 2004 4:56 pm

Paperboy "Ditty"

That song is awesome!

Tupac Shakur (2Pac) - So Many Tears
2Pac - Letter to the President
Az Yet - Last Night
Paul Oakenfold f/ Ice Cube - Get 'Em Up
Jamiroquai - Little L (this might have not been to rare in Europe)
Maroon 5 - Harder to Breathe (liked this one before they became Pop)

There's more.
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Thom@s
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:01 pm

Hardly anyone have heared of any of my fav songs, so the list would be long...  Smile

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EGGD
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:02 pm

It'd probably be easier for me to list some of the 'not-rare' songs I like..
 
tristarenvy
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:32 pm

I dig tunes that almost made the Top 40.


Cock Robin: When Your Heart Is Weak
Dennis DeYoung: Desert Moon
Rickie Lee Jones: Satellites
Frankie Goes To Hollywood: Two Tribes
Eurogliders: Heaven
Shakin' Stvens: Cry Just A Little Bit
Nik Kershaw: Wouldn't It Be Good
Marshall Crenshaw: Whenever Your On My Mind

Man, looks like an 80's line up!

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seb146
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:04 am

There were two radio stations I listened to in high school that played rare songs. It was really annoying because they would play the song once or twice and no one ever heard of them after that! Rarely did they say what the song is and who sings it.

Heaven Give Me Words by Propoganda
Onionskin
Samantha (The Abortion Song)
We've got the power to build the highest tower/standing with our feet on the ground/We've got the power/together we can make it/together we can blow the house down

As always, I have to mention my favorite band from Europe (Estonia to be exact): Caater. Currently on tour in Finland and Poland with Trinity.

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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:13 am

RX Bandits-Overcome
311-Cali Soca
Gary Jules-Mad World

I have a playlist shy of 3100 songs, and time and time again people like these but have no idea who they are.
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:19 am

Tristarenvy:
Dennis DeYoung: Desert Moon
Nik Kershaw: Wouldn't It Be Good


I love those two songs. I have both of the albums those songs are on.

I'll vote for just about everything by Gino Vannelli.
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:34 am

Good topic....

"The Life of Riley" - The Lightning Seeds
"April Fools" - Rufus Wainright
"Home For a Rest" - Spirit of the West
"Good Morning Britain" - Aztec Camera
"Sinnerman" - Nina Simone (especially the rare remix of this classic).

So many more to list......

G
 
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:45 am

This is one of my favorite rare songs..........


TIGHTER, TIGHTER.....by Alive and Kicking

You know I got to show you
Nobody else before you
Ever gave me such a beautiful feelin'
Oh woman you touched a-my soul now
Honey don't a-let go now
Hold on baby just a little bit tighter
Hold on a-just a little bit tighter now baby

I love you so much and I can't let go no, no, no
Hold on a-just a little bit tighter now baby

Love is so surprising
Opened up my eyes and you
Reached out and took my hand
Baby you touched a-my soul now
Woman don't let go now
Hold on baby just a little bit tighter
Hold on a-just a little bit tighter now baby
I love yo so much and I can't let go

Phyllis  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Tue Dec 14, 2004 9:18 pm

One of my favorite rare songs is "Cooky Puss" by the Beastie Boys. It was originally released as a single but then showed up on one of their later albums. The song basically follows an exasperated b-boy as he calls the local Carvel ice cream store and tries to convince the staff to let him speak to Cooky Puss.
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CPH-R
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:14 pm

OYRJA - I thought Om Lidt was done by Kim Larsen after he went solo?

A somewhat rare song I have (I think so), is Simon & Garfunkel - Silent Night where a part of the 7' O'Clock news from the early 70's have been put into the background. Quite sobering stuff.
 
OYRJA
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:19 pm

OYRJA - I thought Om Lidt was done by Kim Larsen after he went solo?

Yeah it's true. my mistake Big grin
Thanks for the correction  Big thumbs up
 
CPH-R
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:22 pm

Wooh - looks like at least ONE of the ID3's in my mp3 collection was correct  Insane
 
OYRJA
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:26 pm

Wooh - looks like at least ONE of the ID3's in my mp3 collection was correct

hehe... I just checked my MP3 player as well. It says Kim Larsen on that song as well. Oh well. Both of them has the awesome Kim Larsen voice Big grin
 
Thom@s
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:30 pm

Kim Larsen ain't rare. He was a pain in the arse over here in the early 90s...  Smile

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OYRJA
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:32 pm

Kim Larsen ain't rare. He was a pain in the arse over here in the early 90s...

Shut the F*ck up and go back and listen to your Björn Eidsvåg cd again  Big grin

[Edited 2004-12-14 15:39:35]
 
CPH-R
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:35 pm

Or that norweigan woman that sings Country *shudder*

... and if anyone from Sweden wants to get involved - I have one word for you: Vikingarna!
 
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:35 pm

Vibrolux by Scumbucket... Coming from the album 'Batuu'. If you like heavy music with a singer that doesn't grunt and if can find it somewhere on Kazaa, check it out. Very underrated band...
 
tristarenvy
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Wed Dec 15, 2004 4:00 am

Was digging thru some old disc's I'd made a few years back and found these:

"Forever Autumn" Justin Heywood (From 1978 "War Of The Worlds")
"This Night Won't Last Forever" Michael Johnson
"Hold On" Ian Gomm
"Jackie Blue" Ozark Mountain Daredevils
"Moonlight Feels Right" Starbuck
"Thunder Island" Jay Ferguson
"Lonely Boy" Andrew Gold

And probably the only foreign language song to reach #1 in the U.S.
"Sukiyaki" Kyu Sakamoto
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MYT332
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Wed Dec 15, 2004 4:14 am

Jarvis Church - Shake It Off
Mad Caddies - Monkeys
Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23
Jackmaster Funk - Love Can't Turn Around  Big grin
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tristarenvy
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Wed Dec 15, 2004 4:36 am

Hey MYT, "Strawberry Letter 23" is the first song I heard on the radio as I drove off a used car lot in my first car, a 1966 baby blue Continental, way back in 1977.
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Wed Dec 15, 2004 4:48 am

A somewhat rare song I have (I think so), is Simon & Garfunkel - Silent Night where a part of the 7' O'Clock news from the early 70's have been put into the background. Quite sobering stuff.

CPH-R: That's from "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme," actually released in October, 1966, so the news clip is actually from 1965/1966; the earlier years of the Viet Nam "conflict." It is a really effective piece, though.

As for me, there are so many obscure 60s and early 70s tracks that are lesser known and great. One that comes to mind is "Have you seen the stars tonight" by an early incarnation of Jefferson Starship. Nothing like the later groups, this was 1970, with Kantner, Slick, Crosby, Nash, Garcia, Hart, Lesh, not to mention a host of other SF icons from those days. From an album called "Blows Against the Empire," the entire album is great.

Logan

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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:00 am

'How much I feel' - Ambrosia
'Reminiscing' - Little River Band
'Longer' - Dan Fogelberg
'Lovin' you' - Minnie Riperton
"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
 
MYT332
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:11 am

Tristarenvy, that's cool as is the song, albeit old! It's pretty mellow isn't it, yet funky too. Big grin
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RE: Show Us Some Rare Songs You Like

Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:08 am

Logan22L,
thanks for clearing that up. The guy that sent it to me told me that it was from the early 70's, but obviously he was wrong!

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