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Cherie Currie of The Runaways (right), with her twin sister Marie and Vicki Razorblade, 1977, by Brad Elterman (who was in high school with Vicki). “I think of this photo in my dreams and it reminds me of my youth. We were all from the San Fernando Valley. Some of us escaped and others never left.” 

(Check Vicki’s Bowie belt buckle!)




On this day in music history: March 26, 1977 - “Rich Girl” by Daryl Hall & John Oates hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks, also peaking at #64 on the R&B singles chart on April 9, 1977. Written by Daryl Hall, it is the first chart topping single for the pop/rock duo from Philadelphia, PA. Hall is inspired to write the song after his girlfriend Sara Allen tells him about an ex-boyfriend she dated in college who was the heir to a fast food chain fortune. However he changes the subjects gender when he finishes writing it. Years later, “Son Of Sam” serial killer David Berkowitz reveals in an interview that “Rich Girl” had motivated him to commit some of the murders. Rumors also circulate that the song is about kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst, but is proven to not be so. The revelation that Berkowitz had somehow been influenced by “Rich Girl”, later moves Hall to write the song “Diddy Doo Wop (I Hear Voices)” included on Hall & Oates album “Voices” in 1980. Released as the second single from Hall & Oates’ fifth album “Bigger Than Both Of Us” in January of 1977, “Girl” is an instant smash. Entering the Hot 100 at #81 on January 22, 1977, it climbs to the top of the chart nine weeks later. “Rich Girl” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

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Brad Breeck vs AWOLNATION vs EnlightenedRobot

So I was literally inspired late last night to make this, and now I have a complete song.

Originally posted by whengravityfallsdown

Here’s a little sample of my samples while I make a visualizer and an album cover.

The banjo is chopped from Soos and the Real Girl from when GIffany takes control of the animatronics. The guitar is taken from The Love God and the clap is actually a sample of McGucket’s hamboning in Society of the Blind Eye. Theres also a bit of The Hand that Rocks the Mabel at the end, replacing  reversed cymbal.

If you guys like this, I’d like to recommend both my Star’s Boy mashup and Blood Moon Ball mashup.




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