Thursday, January 29, 2009

Friday's best pop song ever

8 comments:

houseinrlyeh said...

Most excellent! :)

Todd said...

Glad you like! :) Even with the less than optimal sound quality, this one gave me chills.

BTW, I'm thinking of changing the name of this feature to Quick! Watch this clip before YouTube takes it down!. If you look, you'll see that, of the eight songs I've posted in the last 2 months, three have already been removed by YouTube. Two more were removed before I even got a chance to post them.

houseinrlyeh said...

4DK is probably so popular that industry bots are spidering it just to find something to take down.
Well, that, or Warner Brothers' plan to annoy the YouTube-using public is in full effect.

Todd said...

Yes, that all ten of you have been dissuaded from your weekend plans to rush out and buy The Shangri-las Greatest Hits by the knowledge that you can simply listen to an extremely low-fi clip of "Out in the Street" on YouTube is enough on its own to topple the entire recording industry. Ah, the power, she feels good.

TheDoug said...

Even with the indistinct video/sound quality, I was more intrigued by their outfits than the song itself.
Shiny spandex vs leather pants??? Kind of like singing anamatronic dolls on round pedestals...hmmm.

Todd said...

That's one of the many things I love about that clip -- that Marge and Mary Ann Ganser look like femdroids from a Mexican spy movie.

Keith said...

I saw Mary Weiss doing a show at a club here not too long ago. She's still got it.

Ronnie Spector had the sexiest voice of all the girl group singers, but Mary could make you believe anything, no matter how trifling, was the single greatest tragedy in the history of mankind. Gods, but I love the Shangri-Las!

Weirdly enough, their version of "Paradise" just popped up on my playlist.

Todd said...

They rule, alright. I think the combination of Mary Weiss's voice, Shadow Morton's production, and Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich's songwriting is one of the great "perfect storms" in pop music.