September, 2008


27
Sep 08

Golden Oldies

Path: mv.asterisco.pt!mvalente
From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: Golden Oldies
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 08 19:31:21 GMT

A long, long time ago, around 1978, I started listening
to music. My first memories of music is stuff like Patrick
Hernandez Born to be Alive, Boomtown Rats Tell Me Why I Dont
Like Mondays, Pink Floyds The Wall and Kiss I Was Made for
Loving You.

But the very very very first set of records that I listened
to was a Readers Digest box set, bought by my parents, called
the Golden Hit Parade:

http://www.discogs.com/release/991081

Lots of good stuff in the playlists, true classics, one
hit wonders and standard top 40 fare. But, amidst it all,
my favourites were the “weird” songs, stuff that you have
probably never heard about and, if you hear it, might not
want to hear ever again :-)

So here’s some wacko songs that I still find great fun
to listen to…

Lord Rockingham’s XI – Hoots Mon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7Ymov6JhRE

The Marcels – Blue Moon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJavHuHAjgY

Jimmy Dean – Big Bad John
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR9dDdUmdtU

The Sweet – Ballroom Blitz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrBDivsSe3k

Focus – Sylvia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V26-oscwDU

Heinz – Just like EDDIE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqRLR-EtlEk

Jet Harris and Tony Meehan– Diamonds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZbfzm6voVk

Yep, I AM a geezer, I’ll nick ya…

— MV