Saturday, May 31, 2008

REM - I've Been High (live @ the Hollywood Bowl)

Gorgeous acoustic version of this criminally underrated song from Reveal. One reviewer rightly called I've Been High "as close to a standard" as REM has ever written. The melody is breathtakingly beautiful.

The original version is semi-electronic but what's wrong with that? Get over it folks!

MP3 REM - I've been high (from 2001's Reveal)

Friday, May 30, 2008

B-52's - Love Shack in NYC

If this isn't fun I don't know what is. What a hoot. They also did Rock Lobster and the hilarious new single, Funplex. See 'em here courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Prince covers Radiohead at Coachella

Quite amazing seven-minute cover of Creep in which Prince plays both Thom AND Jonny...he followed this with, of course, a Sarah McLachlan cover. I still remember seeing him booed off the stage after 10 minutes opening for the Rolling Stones at the LA Coliseum in the early 80s, before Purple Rain. People were not ready for him at that time.

NOTE: Prince and his mad legal team ordered this video pulled from youtube even though RADIOHEAD obviously owns the copyright to the song and THEY thought it was funny and wanted it to stay up! How does this happen?