5/5/21: I've heard many of these songs on the radio, but first time listening to album from start to finish. 1. Let's Go Crazy - Damn, that bass in the outro was hittin hard, I loved it. Never noticed before. The drums on these headphones are amazing. 2. Take Me with U - Great intro with the drums. Is that Prince and someone else? "I don't care...just take me with you" 3. The Beautiful Ones - Sounds similar to something else, not sure though if from before or after this song, so who inspired who, you know. No mistaking that 80s synth. "I gotta know, do you want me?! Baby baby " Yea, karaoke song right here! haha 4. Computer Blue - Who names a computer Wendy? I guess someone named Lisa...whatever. That like the weird science riff? Nice guitar solo. That sounds familiar too. 5. Darling Nikki - Damn Nikki. 6. When Doves Cry - That melody always hits. Not to overshadow Purple Rain but just as good. 7. I Would Die 4 U - One of my favorites on the album, but I always go towards the upbeat, dancing type, synth. 8. Baby I'm a Star - Honestly didn't pay close attention to this one. Not the most memorable, just waiting for Purple Rain to come on...wonder if this is what cassette playing listeners felt back in the day. 9. Purple Rain - YES!!! Fuck, if I could play guitar I'd play this all day. When it comes to Prince, I can't help but remember Sandra Bernhardt dancing to Little Red Corvette at the end of her special. While I don't always get her comedy, she was doin alright by in the day.
It has good beats and songs. Really, watching their documentary lets you appreciate it better in knowing their history. Female bands get bad raps because they are compared to their male counterparts, but the Go-Gos really should get more credits for all they did by going over to Europe (fuckin Europe, that's where people appreciate music). And then when you think about, there were no all female bands doing what they were. It takes fucking guts to get into playing bands, especially the punk scene, and to do it as a woman, fucking more power to them. Is it the greatest album in the world? No, but is it a good album? Yes. And it's their debut album too with successful songs. Not bad at all. I like it.
1. That guitar riff has it, and those vocals. Damn, going to enjoy this. 3. Firth of Fifth - that guitar solo is hot! Fuck, going to look into that. That's filthy, I love it! The rest isn't hitting as hard. Probably a 3 for me. Maybe 4 simply because they're more experienced instrument playing wise and lyrics. Peter Gabriel is great but being an 80s baby, always prefer Phil Collins singing for Genesis.
If I feel eh about the most popular track on this album, I can feel I won't be as pumped for the remaining tracks. I don't know Tom Waits music very well, I know only of him from interviews. I'm going to take a guess that he's like the Lenny Bruce of music? He does blues, likely jazz type music.
Would probably like it. DIdn't get the chance to listen, really. But seems okay.
Great singer and songwriter(?). Can see this as a late night album to listen to when chilling or cruising. Not my every day style but I know it's innovative and unique.
Good start, liking the intro. Out of this album I knew only of Jane Says. Pretty good album. 3of5 for me.
Great instrumentals...however, just not my bag, baby. A song sounding like four different songs and lasting 8-18 minutes long are only good in a slim span of circumstances. I can understand whoever made this list being probably in their 40s or older and taking into account just great music making, but in terms of popularity in a good time of listening to music, the majority won't be my thing. Maybe one or two songs from each. Finding great full albums will be hard, only a seldom few are successful. 2of5 for me
Great start, this is more my speed. 3of5
It's alright. Seems all instrumental thus far. 2of5
4of5. Good chill music from the times.
Just don't like his music
#1 was fire, but the rest fell flat. 3of5
Good songs, very 60's mature artsy music types. 2of5
4of5, one of the best bowie.