Dana Buoy’s Week in Pop
Akron/Family’s own Dana Buoy just released the album Ice Glitter Gold & present the following exclusive Week in Pop guest selections penned by the one & onlys Dan Janssen & Justin Miller:
Depeche Mode, “Enjoy The Silence”
It took me until one month ago to finally start listening to Depeche Mode records and I’m realizing just how much I was missing out. These sounds are incredible! As a synth nerd I would hear about how great the sounds on these records are so, that it took me so long is maybe concerning?!?? At least I finally made it to the party.
B-52s, “Private Idaho”
Can we please keep this vibe forever?! Party. Party. It’s my kind of party.
The Cure, “A Forest” (first ever television performance, December 1979
I didn’t realize how much of a Cure fan I was until I looked at my iPod one day and noticed “wow, I have all of these records?” It was kind of a slow creep. They just built themselves into my collection over time. Glad they did. And as any fan does, I scoured the Internet looking for old footage and found this gem. At first glance it does not look like that voice is going to come out of that young man. But there it is. That iconic voice. Beautiful.
Shai, “If I Ever Fall In Love Again”
I grew up on this era of r&b. I had this album on cassette. And this is still my go to karaoke jam. Never fades.
Bootsy Collins, “I’d Rather Be With You”
Sly and the Family Stone, “Thank You fa let’n Me Be Nice Elf, “
Sly cooks man. This band is one of my favorite live bands to YouTube (😂 weirdest sentence I’ve written maybe…) If I could go back in time I’d go to see Sly Stone in the 70’s. Ooph. Can you imagine how hard we’d all be dancing at these shows?!?! Get outta here. So good.
Grateful Dead, “Scarlet Begonias/Fire on the Mountain”, April 27, 1977 Capitol Theatre
Yup. I dig the dead. ‘77 seemed to have some special magic for this band. All the tapes I have from this year are my favorites. (Cornell anyone?!) But this show is great too.
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