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Masterlist (J-M).

Jack Wilshere

James Rodriguez

Jasper Cillessen

Javi Martínez

Jesús Navas

Jonathan dos Santos

Jordan Henderson

Jordi Alba

Julian Draxler

Karim Benzema

Kevin Trapp

Kieran Gibbs

Lars Bender

Leon Goretkza

Lionel Messi

Loris Karius

Lucas Piazón

Lucas Silva

Lukas Podolski

Łukasz Piszczek

Manuel Neuer

Marc-André ter Stegen

Marc Bartra

Marcelo

Marco Reus

Marco Verratti

Mario Götze

Mathieu Debuchy

Mats Hummels

Matteo Darmian

Matthias Ginter

Max Meyer

Memphis Depay

Mesut Özil

Masterlist (A-I)

Masterlist (N-Z)

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Babes in Toyland - Ripe music video, interview and Laugh My Head Off (1992)

This just made my day. It’s very rare to find Babes in Toyland interviews, especially with Michelle. It’s a little hard to hear some parts - thanks to the live music in the background - but wow! It’s cool to hear them talk about To Mother and what they’re planning to do next. According to this interview, they had just recorded some demos for Warner Brothers for their next album (Fontanelle) and were contemplating which song would become the next music video (Bruise Violet). Which makes me think this interview took place right before Michelle left. She seems kind of down in this video so it makes sense. I wish more interviews and live videos would surface. I will never get enough.

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On this day in music history: July 12, 1965 - “California Girls” by The Beach Boys is released. Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, it is the fourteenth single release by the legendary pop/rock band from Hawthorne, CA. Following his retirement from The Beach Boys grueling touring schedule, Brian Wilson uses the time to explore and expand his creative genius, moving into one of the most prolific periods of his life. After taking LSD for the first time in early 1965, Wilson comes up with a chromatic run of chords while sitting at the piano, drawing inspiration from classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Quickly coming up with a melody, it evolves into what comes “California Girls”. Brian’s cousin and band mate Mike Love helps him complete the lyrics. The basic track featuring members of The Wrecking Crew including Hal Blaine (drums), Al de Lory (organ), Leon Russell (piano) and Billy Strange (tambourine), is recorded at United Western Recorders in Hollywood, CA on April 6, 1965. The songs orchestral prelude, initially discouraged by Brian’s father Murry as being “excessively complex” becomes one the most distinctive and most instantly recognizable parts of the composition. Another stand out feature of “California Girls” is its bass line, played by musician Carol Kaye on the session. The rest of The Beach Boys overdub their vocals on to the finished track, two months later on June 4, 1965 at CBS Columbia Square. Released in the mid-Summer of 1965, the song is an immediate smash, entering the Hot 100 at #72 on July 24, 1965, and peaking at #3 on August 28, 1965. “California Girls” breaks new musical ground for The Beach Boys, becoming one of their best loved and popular songs, as well as becoming an early marker for Brian Wilson’s work on the landmark albums “Pet Sounds”, “Smile” and the single masterpiece “Good Vibrations”. Nearly twenty years after the original recording, a cover version by Van Halen front man David Lee Roth (also featuring Carl Wilson on backing vocals), matches the peak position of The Beach Boys original, peaking at #3 on the Hot 100 on March 2, 1985. The Beach Boys recording of “California Girls” is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 2010.

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Babes in Toyland - Mother (live 1991)

This is one of my favorite Babes songs, but if you watch this video you may notice that the words and melody are slightly different than what came out on the final album, Fontanelle, in 1992. It just proves that “finished” songs can still be altered and improved. It’s really cool to be able to see what the song started off as and then listen to what it became. I find it very inspiring.

Lyric sheet from the first EP by Babes in Toyland, To Mother.

Their second album (Fontanelle) also had a lyric sheet doodled in the same style.

Due to Tumblr’s size limitations, it may not be legible. (sorry!)
If you’d like me to send you the full-size scan, don’t hesitate to ask me.