Here are all of shiningsun2k's jams.

Shining Sun (Live @ La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX. May 10, 1998)

Shining Sun (Live @ La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX. May 10, 1998)

by Vallejo

Wait, how can I go out on anything other than the song and album that hit me so hard my avatar and usernames and email addresses often reference them to this day, 18 years later? I was only 19 early spring, 1997 when I first heard "Just Another Day" on the radio, introducing me to what quickly became my favorite band and album for a long time and a work that just resonated perfectly with me. Fusing dirty, hard rocking blues and Latin rhythms with a level of skill that belied their young age, the brothers Vallejo will always be essential summer listening for me. And good times rock. And soul searching music. Once again, it's been great and you can find me on Let's Loop, God's Jukebox and Nusiki as 'SS2K' until I choose the one that best suits me, so I hope you'll look me up if you join any of the above. Thanks and best of luck!

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Jammed: 24th Sep 2015

27 plays

30 likes

22 comments

Wake Up (OG Version) Ft. Nate Dogg & N.U.N.E.

Wake Up (OG Version) Ft. Nate Dogg & N.U.N.E.

by Shade Sheist

For what might be my final jam, I've chosen this lovely little diddy featuring the late, great Nate Dogg at his soulful best. Enjoy and here's hoping to see you all around one of the other sites. I'm giving God's Jukebox, Nusiki and Let's Loop a good shake before I narrow it down to whichever suits me best, however long that takes. Until then, I'm 'SS2K' on all three, so look me up if you join any or all of the above. It's been great.

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Jammed: 24th Sep 2015

17 plays

18 likes

8 comments

Vampire Waltz

Vampire Waltz

by Burning Brides

Another old favorite. Love the Doors-esque bit that starts at about 3:28. Dimitri Coats (singer, songwriter, guitarist) went on to play guitar for Chris Cornell and has been successful with OFF! for a few years now, but I still much prefer his work as leader of Burning Brides with his wife, Melanie at his side on bass.

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Jammed: 20th Sep 2015

24 plays

17 likes

14 comments

Le Song

Le Song

by Radkey

At long last, their full-length debut has arrived and it is fantastic. One of many tracks I might jam. These kids are great.

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Jammed: 14th Sep 2015

15 plays

12 likes

5 comments

Sexy Bartender Pt 1/Intro (Jay & Her)

Sexy Bartender Pt 1/Intro (Jay & Her)

by Jay IDK

Wait for the change-up after the 3:00 mark. I jammed Jay back in November when I first stumbled upon him. At that point, he only had 60 plays on Spotify, about 30 of which were mine, and now he's got close to 600. He still has a long way to go, but I'm confident he's going to make it with the great production, lyrics and flow consistent in his work so far. Here's the first track from his new mixtape, Subtrap, and you can have another taste over at @sshop if you find yourself hungry for more.

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Jammed: 6th Sep 2015

21 plays

13 likes

17 comments

Miseryhead

Miseryhead

by Ours

One of my favorite vocalists of the last decade-and-a-half.

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Jammed: 31st Aug 2015

36 plays

23 likes

15 comments

The Sound Of Failure

The Sound Of Failure

by The Dark Romantics

Still looking for a new job while working overtime at the current one which gets shittier by the day, my car broke down, got fixed last night and broke down again today. It's been a hell of a week.

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Jammed: 8th Aug 2015

39 plays

25 likes

27 comments

The Judgement

The Judgement

by Asian Dub Foundation

@debutch said "Nightmares From the Far East" could be a good jam theme and this song from the album I ranked as my #1 of the 2000-2009 decade immediately came to mind. The eerie, foreboding soundscape and atmosphere are still fantastic 15 years after its release, so turn it up or put on your headphones and enjoy.

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Jammed: 29th Jul 2015

31 plays

26 likes

16 comments

I Get Nervous

I Get Nervous

by Lost Sounds

Seems like I've jammed a lot of soothers lately, so let's liven things up a bit, shall we?

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Jammed: 22nd Jul 2015

38 plays

23 likes

15 comments

Bleeding

Bleeding

by Sixpence None the Richer

Another old favorite. A little atmosphere goes a long way.

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Jammed: 14th Jul 2015

53 plays

38 likes

24 comments

Only Light

Only Light

by The Cat Empire

One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands. Job hunting on top of working overtime, holiday weekend and a family emergency has kept me busy and I know I sound like a broken record, but I'll be around more as things settle down.

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Jammed: 6th Jul 2015

35 plays

27 likes

21 comments

Do Anything

Do Anything

by Natural Selection

Oh, nostalgia. A childhood favorite from 1991. Music video: https://youtu.be/LNl3fegO4Os. The only song I've heard by them, so I don't know if they did anything else worthwhile. I should investigate. Also, this is my first time online in two days, but I intend to catch up.

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Jammed: 28th Jun 2015

34 plays

21 likes

24 comments

Hell Bent

Hell Bent

by Hunger

My second #sundaysoother in a row, but purely by coincidence as this old favorite just happened to get in my head today.

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Jammed: 21st Jun 2015

35 plays

21 likes

14 comments

East Side Rendezvous (ft. Nino Brown and A.L.T.)

East Side Rendezvous (ft. Nino Brown and A.L.T.)

by Frost

One of my all-time favorite hip-hop tracks. It just embodies summer for me. So smooth. Joining the likes of @melissapulo and @christineb with a rare #sundaysoother. #summerjam

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Jammed: 14th Jun 2015

59 plays

20 likes

9 comments

Let It In

Let It In

by Sam Roberts Band

An instant favorite when the album came out a few years ago. That groove. And I've always loved the lyric "she was born in a cemetery, she was- anything but ordinary..."

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Jammed: 8th Jun 2015

40 plays

22 likes

20 comments

Promises

Promises

by Eric Clapton

I'm a social creature and this weekend ended up being more social than expected, resulting in an unplanned mini hiatus from TIMJ. Back with a song I heard for the first time in years a couple days ago and has been in my head since.

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Jammed: 1st Jun 2015

49 plays

39 likes

21 comments

Now On And On

Now On And On

by Now On

There once was a funk, jazz and hip-hop band from Ann Arbor, Michigan, called Funktelligence. Funktell, who I've jammed once so far and will surely jam again, was fantastic and won regional awards, but dispersed before getting further. I had the privilege of experiencing their incredible live show a few times in the late '90s. Emcees Jax and IX Lives relocated to L.A. where they hooked up with Haircut (seen at 1:09 - now better known as Grammy nominated Stone's Throw recording artist, Mayer Hawthorne) and released a couple of killer albums, the first of which includes this feelgood gem.

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Jammed: 23rd May 2015

50 plays

24 likes

27 comments

Trashed And Scattered

Trashed And Scattered

by Avenged Sevenfold

Here's a band whose name I have a feeling will put many of my followers on this page off, and would have put me off too at one point, but my preconceived notion of them was corrected in '05 with the release of the magnificent 'City of Evil' album. I assumed A7X was a emo or screamo band for kids for a while due to their name, early photos and the fans I'd seen, but they turned out to be more of a legit, kickass metal band channeling the likes of Guns 'N' Roses (for instance, 00:49 in, and what a bassline!) to Iron Maiden and beyond, and doing it well. The musicianship speaks for itself, especially with the highly regarded Synyster Gates on lead guitar (check out his breathtaking gypsy jazz demonstration for Guitar Center's Master Class Series last year: https://youtu.be/DzOV_FBVORk), and I fell in love with the spirit, energy, and shameless commitment to the melodramatic concept and theatrical feel of the album. (continued in comments a la @debutch)

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Jammed: 16th May 2015

47 plays

28 likes

44 comments

Prisoner's Cinema

Prisoner's Cinema

by The Dead Milkmen

An ode to us poor, normal folks. Been a fan of these guys for some time, but didn't know they were working on anything new until I heard this a little over a week ago, and it's been on my brain pretty frequently since. Careful, that bassline is infectious!

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Jammed: 8th May 2015

59 plays

38 likes

39 comments

Walk With The Noise

Walk With The Noise

by IAMX

Been stuck on this since I broke the album out earlier today. Music reminds me a bit of early Depeche Mode.

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Jammed: 1st May 2015

51 plays

39 likes

77 comments

Beneath The City Of Dreams

Beneath The City Of Dreams

by Calexico

The new album dropped a couple weeks ago and they've still got it. Here's my favorite track so far; short and sweet.

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Jammed: 25th Apr 2015

51 plays

35 likes

54 comments

Blood Orange

Blood Orange

by Native Braves

They've only released a handful of songs so far, but I think we'll be seeing a lot more of these Lincolnshire lads in the next year or so. Another one I've been sitting on for a few months.

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Jammed: 18th Apr 2015

52 plays

38 likes

30 comments

Hey, Doreen

Hey, Doreen

by Lucius

Here's a nice upbeat earworm with a dark video for ya. Heard this on the local college radio station a week or so ago and it's been in my head fairly regularly since.

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Jammed: 11th Apr 2015

47 plays

32 likes

24 comments

So Lost

So Lost

by Ady Suleiman

I get the feeling it won't be long before this talented young singer/songwriter becomes a big deal. I meant to make this my next jam when I first heard it a month or so ago, but it got lost in the shuffle. Until now.

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Get So Lost at Amazon

Jammed: 4th Apr 2015

54 plays

23 likes

14 comments

Battle In Me

Battle In Me

by Garbage

Garbage has always been a favorite and this album certainly isn't their best, but it still has a gem or three. I bought this CD three years ago, listened to it once or twice that week and put it away, never to be listened to again, until this week.

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Jammed: 27th Mar 2015

45 plays

29 likes

28 comments

New Cannonball Blues

New Cannonball Blues

by TV On The Radio

Can't wait to see them in concert Monday night. They've been at the top of my list for years, so I'm very excited. Plus, I always enjoy visiting Chicago. And my friends who live there, I suppose.

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Jammed: 20th Mar 2015

48 plays

28 likes

35 comments

Purple Perpendicular Phonics

Purple Perpendicular Phonics

by J Boogie's Dubtronic Science

I came across this track a couple years ago and I don't really know anything about the artist except he's a San Francisco DJ who's been around for a while and has had some success. More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J_Boogie.

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Jammed: 14th Mar 2015

39 plays

27 likes

18 comments

We Are Numbers

We Are Numbers

by Division of Laura Lee

A favorite by another all-time favorite band. This one's from Gothenburg, Sweden. Fell in love with them when I came across their first album, 'Black City', back in '02 and they can do no wrong in my opinion. If YouTube won't work for you and you're interested enough, I uploaded it so you can stream and/or download it here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/885rn5s9p2vjxpn/02%20We%20Are%20Numbers.mp3?dl=0.

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Jammed: 8th Mar 2015

42 plays

21 likes

19 comments

Purgatory Drive

Purgatory Drive

by The Growlers

With a sound described as "beach goth", The Growlers quickly became one of my favorite bands after I stumbled upon them about three years ago. Here's a favorite from their latest album, 'Chinese Fountain'.

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Jammed: 2nd Mar 2015

53 plays

35 likes

45 comments

Solar Panels

Solar Panels

by Emmy the Great

I finally got to this album in my queue after falling in love with "Swimming Pool" when @alicejustmay jammed it almost a month ago. It's just a four-track EP, but I listened to it several times through and all four tracks are great. The talk of California and summery vibe on this one reminds me a little of the Chili Peppers and has me dreaming of summer as the temperature sits at seven degrees fahrenheit.

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Jammed: 24th Feb 2015

49 plays

32 likes

10 comments

One Breath Away

One Breath Away

by Billy Idol

I'd heard his latest release, last year's 'Kings and Queens of the Underground', was great, but I put it off and never got around to listening to it. Thanks to @mattb07 for reminding me and motivating me to finally check out what is at the moment my favorite album. The whole thing is excellent and it's like he hasn't aged since the early '90s - Idol and Stevens sound about as tight as ever. Here's the link in case it won't play on TIMJ: http://youtu.be/UlvuyTFPUww

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Get One Breath Away at Amazon

Jammed: 17th Feb 2015

35 plays

25 likes

15 comments

Victim of Love

Victim of Love

by Eagles

One of my favorite songs by one of my earliest and all time favorite bands. I watched the History of the Eagles documentary Sunday night and I've been on a ridiculous Eagles binge since. The documentary, by the way, is excellent and I learned a lot from it. There were several surprises regarding things I assumed were one way, but in fact weren't. For instance, I always go the impression Don Henley had a big ego and was probably the hardest to talk into a reunion, but it appears I was way off and Frey was actually the last to agree. I also feel bad for Poco, having lost not one, but two great bass players with amazing voices to the Eagles and it's great seeing how their legendary songs came about. I could obviously go on forever, but I'll shut up for now.

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Jammed: 11th Feb 2015

41 plays

30 likes

23 comments

West Coast

West Coast

by The Neighbourhood

"Pretty isn't everything you punkass." Love the Lyrics, love the sound. Hard to believe two years have passed since this song dropped, instantly making me a fan of the then mysterious Neighbourhood. I wanted to use this lyric video, but it won't play on TIMJ. http://youtu.be/d4NqkmAH26M

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Jammed: 5th Feb 2015

56 plays

31 likes

20 comments

Go Back Home

Go Back Home

by Don Ellis

Thanks goes to @bladerunner for turning me onto Don Ellis enough that I saved the album and ended up listening to it all afternoon at work, getting this gem thoroughly lodged in my brain just in time for #FunkyFriday. The whole 'Jazz Club: Soaring' album is phenomenal.

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Jammed: 30th Jan 2015

42 plays

25 likes

35 comments

(Just Like) Starting Over

(Just Like) Starting Over

by John Lennon

I like to jam more obscure songs and I've never been a big fan of Lennon, but this entered my head in a major way last night and it hasn't left, thus my jam by default. I have no idea what brought it on, but I like it, so I'm not complaining.

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Jammed: 24th Jan 2015

37 plays

43 likes

88 comments

Ah! Leah!

Ah! Leah!

by Donnie Iris

Heard this classic earlier tonight and it's been in my head since. He totally nailed the Buddy Holly/Eugene Levy look.

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Jammed: 18th Jan 2015

59 plays

22 likes

25 comments

Pure Pleasure Seeker (Live @ Pinkpop 2004)

Pure Pleasure Seeker (Live @ Pinkpop 2004)

by Moloko

Possibly my favorite of all the live performances I've seen. This reworked version of the classic Moloko hit surpasses the original album version by far in my opinion and Roisin, in all her sultry beauty and intentionally trashy elegance, owns that stage. It may be a little on the long side, but she'll have you glued to the screen til the end if you watch it. This has been a "must jam" since I joined over two years ago, but was brought to the front thanks to @BladeRunner's current jam (Goldfrapp) and the conversation about boots that broke out between her, @shera and I. :)

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Jammed: 11th Jan 2015

44 plays

38 likes

36 comments

Handbook For The Recently Deceased

Handbook For The Recently Deceased

by The Damned Things

One of the most unlikely supergroups out there, featuring members of Anthrax, Volbeat, Every Time I Die, and Fall Out Boy. Seriously, who saw THAT coming? I sure as hell didn't, and I was equally shocked by the good times, blues-influenced rock'n'roll vibe of their one and only album. Perfect for a night out on the town. I immediately fell in love with it despite my aversion to FOB and screamo bands like ETID at the time. Here's a good example of why it's a go-to for me when I want something energizing and conducive of a good mood. I suppose I should mention I started a hip-hop page (@sshop) and hard rock/metal page (@ssrock) per suggestions from a few friends, in case any of you are interested. I'll still only be jamming at my usual once-every-six-days pace and this will remain my anything goes page.

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Jammed: 5th Jan 2015

32 plays

20 likes

17 comments

We Still Party (Live At The House Of Blues)

We Still Party (Live At The House Of Blues)

by DJ Quik

More great hip-hop made greater by a live band and heartfelt monologue, and appropriate for the New Year's Eve occasion or even #funkyfriday. Happy New Year, y'all, and I'll leave you with Quik's immortal and wise words:  "We still party, It get's high - Sometimes we don't feel grown-up and that's no lie - So we party, 'til we die - Cuz life is much too short for you to not be fly"

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Jammed: 30th Dec 2014

38 plays

20 likes

15 comments

Make It Home

Make It Home

by Thenewno2

I believe this is my second jam this year by Dhani Harrison and co. I've had this one on my "jam" list since I joined back in 2012 and it got in my head for no apparent reason right after I saw the email notification asking for my new jam, so here it is, visually stimulating steampunk video and all. Another song from a great album that came out two years ago, so here's hoping there's a new album from these guys on the horizon. Also, merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates it!

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Jammed: 24th Dec 2014

32 plays

17 likes

25 comments

Say Ahh (Unplugged)

Say Ahh (Unplugged)

by Trey Songz

**Link to the must-see actual video below if this video is restricted for you** Performing with a real live band takes hip-hop and r&b to a whole other level and they set the bar with this 2011 MTV Unplugged performance. The original was catchy and I liked it enough, but my jaw hit the floor when I came across this while it was airing. The lyrics are far from profound, but it doesn't even matter. Just listen to the jam session and enjoy. All of the previously existing videos were restricted, so I uploaded this one. Here's hoping it doesn't get blocked. Check out the actual performance video here: http://youtu.be/83WCeCTe79I. It's worthy.

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Jammed: 18th Dec 2014

34 plays

15 likes

14 comments

Feed My Brain

Feed My Brain

by Radkey

The third song I've posted by these guys. Seems like just yesterday I decided to give this band of three teenage brothers from St. Joseph, Missouri a listen after Scott Lucas of Local H highly recommended them. But that was a couple of years ago and they've been steadily building steam and earning love from fans, critics, and fellow artists alike since. Now they're touring overseas and they've been remixed by UNKLE. They've yet to release a full-length album, but they've got two hard hitting, high energy EP's under their belt and I continue to grow more excited about what the future holds for them with each new song they release.

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Jammed: 12th Dec 2014

44 plays

26 likes

29 comments

Facelift

Facelift

by Orange 9mm

Back to rock/metal, but still with a touch of rap. Orange 9mm is another all-time favorite and this album is absolutely amazing. It's just too bad it was their last. Chaka Malik was a good lyricist and vocalist who dabbled in rap and even spoken word without it sounding contrived or like generic rock-rap. Some of their stuff is basically spoken word poetry with a melodic refrain set to metal of both the heavy and mellow variety, but always intense. You're sure to hear more tracks from this album if you follow me. Enjoy.

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Jammed: 6th Dec 2014

40 plays

18 likes

17 comments

Financial AID

Financial AID

by Jay IDK

Here's something from an up and coming young rapper representing the DMV (D.C./Maryland/Virgina) by way of London, England. With this track, he captures the feeling of overwhelming stress and frustration that comes with the pressure society puts on us to bury ourselves in debt in order to further our education in college when there's absolutely no promise we'll be any better off for it in the end. A feeling I know all too well and have grappled with more than I care to admit. But I digress. Strong, bass-heavy, atmospheric production accompanies Jay IDK's formidable flow and lyrics throughout the whole album -- think 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' era Kendrick Lamar meets Chance the Rapper -- and I think he's on his way to big things despite showing a mere 330 plays on Last.fm (60 of which are from me). Now everyone take note so I can say "I told you so" later. ;)

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Jammed: 28th Nov 2014

34 plays

22 likes

27 comments

Dumb Shit feat. Snoop Dogg & Black Ty

Dumb Shit feat. Snoop Dogg & Black Ty

by Tyrese

A top contender for my personal theme song. I narrowed my list of potential new jams down to about ten songs before picking this brand new Tyrese track 'cause I've been in a bit of a rap and R&B mood lately and I haven't jammed much of either. It's nice to know Tyrese is still making good music.

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Jammed: 23rd Nov 2014

23 plays

13 likes

31 comments

That N*****r's Crazy

That N*****r's Crazy

by DJ Quik

A fine example of live instruments taking hip-hop to another level courtesy of DJ Quik. The album version  (http://youtu.be/XlkTGOTF-L8) is blocked and I'm thankful 'cause I might never have found this excellent performance otherwise. Actually, it seems very low energy compared to when I saw him at the House of Blues in Chicago (one of the best shows I've been to - this video does no justice to his stage presence), but that was nine years ago and this one was being televised, so maybe that has something to do with it. Anyway, this is the first song off his new album. He built a great west coast beat around a banjo riff 'cause that's what he does, and he continues to do no wrong in my book.

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Jammed: 18th Nov 2014

27 plays

16 likes

2 comments

Haven't Gone Away

Haven't Gone Away

by Econoline Crush

The choice was easy this time as I've been binge listening to this song since Friday when I broke out an old mixed CD I included it on and I probably listened to it over ten times today alone. Vancouver's Econoline Crush is yet another of my longtime/all-time favorite bands and this groove simply can't be denied. It also resembles another, older favorite band, The Cult, which actually has a bit of history with these guys (see the comments below for one of many disheartening reports I've read of Ian Astbury, whose music I love, being an unbelievable asshole). Trevor Hurst is a great songwriter though and, although this particular track isn't the best example, he has an excellent voice. 'The Devil You Know' and 'Brand New History' are both incredible albums I'd highly recommend to rock, industrial and alternative fans alike.

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Jammed: 12th Nov 2014

33 plays

19 likes

40 comments

Noise For Your Eyes

Noise For Your Eyes

by Earthsuit

Great atmospheric song by another of my all-time favorite bands, but Earthsuit is sadly no more. Paul Meany, the one rapping here (and who is often mistaken for Sting when he sings, believe it or not: http://youtu.be/TTV0Aa4lC04), has gone on to form and front the much more successful,but still not all that well known, MuteMath. Adam LaClave, the one providing the echoing background vocals, has gone on to form two bands, Macrosick which was forced into hiatus when Hurricane Katrina struck their hometown of New Orleans, effectively scattering its members, and Club of the Sons. MuteMath got a big push from being featured on soundtracks such as Twilight and Transformers, but LaClave's hasn't been so lucky. I call Earthsuit's disbanding sad, but MuteMath has come to be one of my favorite bands and I'm a fan of LaClave's projects as well. Anyway, enough rambling. Enjoy!

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Jammed: 6th Nov 2014

28 plays

13 likes

12 comments

A Gorey Demise

A Gorey Demise

by Creature Feature

Good luck getting this one out of your head. These guys were a pleasant surprise back in the MySpace days. I couldn't resist giving them a listen when I found a friend request from a band called Creature Feature and I'm glad. This is what a classic horror/sci-fi obsessed Danny Elfman on a do-it-yourself budget might sound like. Curtis Rx -- vocalist, guitarist, creative leader -- is a talented musician and their songs are a lot of fun. I prefer this impressive fan animated video, but the sound recording is rough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiEU87-ihm8. #Halloween

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Jammed: 31st Oct 2014

26 plays

21 likes

20 comments

Just Doggin'

Just Doggin'

by Tha Dogg Pound

There's no better representation of west coast gangsta rap's '90s heyday. Some say Kurupt should have blown up rather than Snoop and I can see why they might think that when hearing him at his best like he is on this track. I think Snoop is more unique and has him beat overall, but he's still one of the best in my opinion. Anyway, I had this on repeat at the gym after work today and it kept me going. Also, just in time to close out #DogWeek and #SexyWeek 'cause that beat and Daz and Kurupt's flows are nothing more than dead sexy. And never mind the fact neither of the themes will be in play any longer by the time many of you see this. Lastly and unfortunately, it seems to be under tight restrictions, so here's hoping it doesn't get blocked right away. http://youtu.be/U2IqmrhJNIg That's the direct link in case it's restricted and you're motivated enough to go the extra step.

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Jammed: 24th Oct 2014

36 plays

18 likes

9 comments

The Horror

The Horror

by Spacehog

That howl at 3:40 kills me every time. What a voice. Possibly my favorite song by one of my favorite bands set to scenes from what appears to be various low budget horror movies, Ginger Snaps being the only one I recognize. Appropriate for the season. Thanks to @denizenofdreams, I was finally bitten by the #Halloween bug yesterday. My love and obsession with this song is not by any means limited to the Halloween season however. I had to triple check my jam history as it was hard to believe I didn't already jam it. It's also sure to rank high on the top songs list I'll be submitting to @dutchbeeblebrox. Anyway, Spacehog is back together after a long hiatus and they even released a new album I'm quite fond of. Now I just have to see them live.

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Jammed: 19th Oct 2014

39 plays

25 likes

36 comments

The Power of Love

The Power of Love

by Huey Lewis & The News

Never thought my ears would be ringing after a Huey Lewis And The News concert, but I Just saw them tonight and they are and I'm happy to say these guys still put on a great show. Now I'm going to have this and a few other songs in my head all week, I'm afraid. Also, there's a two minute intro before the song even starts - sorry!

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Jammed: 13th Oct 2014

28 plays

32 likes

31 comments

Where No Eagles Fly

Where No Eagles Fly

by Julian Casablancas+The Voidz

I had planned to jam another Gomez track, but then @MsEllerelli brought this to my attention and that went out the window. There's an official video and it's a Julian Casablancas project, so I might be one of at least a hundred people to have jammed it by now, but I fell in love on first listen and simply can't get enough. I only kind of liked The Strokes and Julian's first solo album didn't do anything for me the one time I listened to it, but the whole 'Tyranny' album is just fantastic. Dark, gritty, frantic experimental and refreshing. I never thought something like this would come from Casablancas (maybe it's The Voidz that make the difference?) and there's at least one other song I'm going to jam from it. Highly recommended.

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Jammed: 5th Oct 2014

33 plays

25 likes

8 comments

Do's and Don'ts

Do's and Don'ts

by Gomez

Recorded at The Fillmore in San Francisco for 2005's live album, 'Out West'. I liked the song to begin with, but they take it up about three notches for the live performance. What a groove. This is another band I'm sure to post more of eventually. Seriously diverse with three strong singer-songwriters, making me think of them as a modern day Beatles (which Beatles elitists of course hate) and prompting a friend I turned onto them to tell people "if you don't like what you hear, wait for the next song 'cause it will be something completely different". Unfortunately, they seem to have mellowed out and the last couple albums have been nice, but rather dull by comparison. Here's hoping they get back to the wild and eclectic experimentation that won them so many fans in the first eight or nine years.

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Jammed: 27th Sep 2014

37 plays

26 likes

27 comments

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

by Sam Roberts

One of what's sure to be several Sam Roberts songs I'll eventually jam and the way he got here is the stuff of legend and fairy tales: http://www.canadaka.net/modules.php?name=Famous_Canadians&action=viewperson&person=103

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Jammed: 20th Sep 2014

35 plays

23 likes

19 comments

I Like It

I Like It

by DeBarge

I dare say the DeBarge family might have rivaled or even beat The Jacksons in talent. They all have great voices and El, being the Michael of the group, wrote, produced, arranged and played multiple instruments on many songs including this one. Here, Randy sings the verses while El sings the high notes on the chorus and the outro, and he apparently nailed them on the first take. There just aren't many voices as silky smooth as his out there. Also, this is the first entry under the #HipHopOrigins label I've been meaning to start for a while now and which I'll probably only add to very occasionally. It qualifies thanks to this Warren G classic in case you're curious: http://youtu.be/pxRcGp0yWZc. Last, but not least, their mustache game was definitely on point.

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Jammed: 15th Sep 2014

26 plays

21 likes

18 comments

Ride

Ride

by The Pack A.D.

One more of my favorite artists I can scratch off the "Must See Live" list. Saw them last night with Man or Astro-Man?, another great band, and both were fantastic. These two ladies put on a hell of a show and were very sweet and humble considering the amount of ass they kicked onstage. This fan-made video is the only compatible option for the song, but at least there is one.Thanks once again to @KojiroMusashi for making me aware of these guys.

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Jammed: 8th Sep 2014

37 plays

25 likes

22 comments

Temptation

Temptation

by Sister Machine Gun

I consider Labor Day the end of summer, so here's one of my favorite songs by quite possibly my favorite band of all time from an incredible album I've always associated with the fall season. Chris Randall is one of the most diverse artists I've come across and SMG started out as a typical 80s techno influenced industrial act before going to gritty industrial metal (which is only hinted at on the chorus here) and then infusing funk and blues like you hear on this album, but all the while remaining dark and bitter. Legend has it Chris was named on a list of sexiest male vocalists in Playgirl Magazine back in the '90s. A high honor? Anyway, I'm not expecting many "loves" for this one, but here's another nostalgia jam.

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Jammed: 2nd Sep 2014

38 plays

21 likes

23 comments

Rio

Rio

by Lisbon

Here's a brand new favorite. Watch out; it's an earworm.

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Jammed: 26th Aug 2014

33 plays

18 likes

20 comments

Blockbuster Night Part 1

Blockbuster Night Part 1

by Run The Jewels

NEW RUN THE JEWELS! Killer Mike (one half of the group, the other half being El-P) has been my favorite rapper in the last five years or so and he calls the upcoming RTJ album "the best rap group album since RTJ1". Judging by this first offering, I'm inclined to believe him. Also, he's an outspoken activist and has always seemed intelligent, but I was a little afraid CNN would try to make him look like a fool when they recently asked him to talk about the events in Ferguson, Missouri. I'm glad that's not the case. Here's the rather interesting interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9dZctr84QY

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Jammed: 22nd Aug 2014

28 plays

14 likes

14 comments

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