This is a great time of year for music fans... bands start issuing albums in time for the holiday season, fall tours hit their stride and bands who couldn't quite get it together for the holiday season provide sneak peeks of their upcoming albums (I'm talking about you Duran Duran). Here are the songs/albums of note I've downloaded this month and a brief write-up of why I'm still listening to them:
Sweet Transvestite - Tim Curry: With Halloween only a week past, it seemed fitting to start off with this. This is one of those songs I always thought I had in my collection, but in the end, I didn't. Tim Curry holds his own on this track, being even more Bowiesque than Bowie at his Ziggiest. I'm loathe to admit it, but it was the Rocky Horror episode of Glee that made me realize that I didn't own this.
White Knuckles - OK Go: Remember Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses? Combine the beginning of that song, with any of your favorite Purple Rain-era Prince song, and White Knuckles is what you end up with. The lovely Audra clued me in to this one last month when she told me I had to hear this. I was hooked after one listen. For you dog lovers out there, the video is a must see:
Nicety - Michel'le: It's not often I have a craving for early 90s funk, but for some reason I had this song in my head a few weeks ago, and HAD do download it. And once I downloaded it, I had to dig a little deeper. I had forgotten that a) that Dr. Dre produced this track and b) Dre even raps in it! It's worth a watch.
Jake Ryan - Summer Camp: C'mon, how can you not immediately love a band that devotes a song to Jake Ryan, the love interest in Sixteen Candles! Somewhere, Anthony Michael is still under a glass table screaming "JAKE! JAKE!"