St Etienne – You’re in a bad way (Starters for Ten #180) 10/10 (18)

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St Etienne – You’re in a bad way (1993)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Concluding the 18th – my top ten Britpop/invasion tracks – here’s You’re in a bad way released by St Etienne in 1993.

The 2019 ‘Starters for Ten’ series features:
[1] Jan 1-10: Top Ten Blues Rock Stonkers
[2] Jan 10-20: Top Ten Led Zeppelin Tracks
[3] Jan 21-30: Top Ten Spinetinglers
[4] Jan 31-Feb 9: Top Ten Underworld Tracks
[5] Feb 10-19: Top Ten Acoustic Tracks
[6] Feb 20-Mar 1: Top Ten Queen Tracks
[7] Mar 2-11: Top Ten Live Tracks
[8] Mar 12-21: Top Ten Classical pieces
[9] Mar 22-31: Top Ten Soul tracks
[10] April 1-10: Top Ten Classic Rock tracks
[11] April 11-20: Top Ten ‘Ten Years After’ numbers
[12] April 12-30: Top Ten ‘Talking Heads’ tracks
[13] May 1-10: Top Ten Punk Anthems
[14] May 11-20: Top Ten Rock numbers
[15] May 21-30: Top Ten Boogie tracks
[16] May 31-June 9: Top Ten Lurve songs
[17] June 10-19: Top Ten Driving Tracks
[18] June 20-29: Top Ten Britpop/invasion tracks
[19] June 30-July 9: Top Ten Jimi Hendrix numbers

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The Boo Radleys – Wake up Boo (Starters for Ten #176) 6/10 (18)

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The Boo Radleys – Wake up Boo (1995)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 18th, running between 20 and 29 June and featuring my top ten Britpop/invasion tracks, here’s Wake up Boo released by The Boo Radleys in 1995.

The Auteurs – Starstruck (Starters for Ten #172) 2/10 (18)

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The Auteurs – Starstruck (1993)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 18th, running between 20 and 29 June and featuring my top ten Britpop/invasion tracks, here’s Starstruck from The Auteurs 1993 debut album ‘New Wave’

The Animals (The ’59) #042

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The Animals (1964)

This year, Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, turns 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. We’re currently at year 6 – 1964.

The Animals (Eric Burton – vox, Alan Price – keys, Chas Chandler – bass, Hilton Valentine – guitar and John Steel – drums) formed in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the early 1960s but moved to London upon finding fame in 1964. Their 1964 self-titled debut promulgates their gritty, bluesy sound and features their signature song and transatlantic No. 1 hit single, “House of the Rising Sun”, as well as hits such as “We Gotta Get Out of This Place”, “It’s My Life”, “I’m Crying” and “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”. The band balanced tough, rock-edged pop singles against rhythm and blues-orientated album material and were known in the US as part of the British Invasion.

The original lineup reunited for a one off benefit concert in their home city of Newcastle in 1968 and later had brief comebacks in 1975 and 1983. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

The Kinks (The ’59) #041

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The Kinks (1964)

This year, Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, turns 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. We’re currently at year 6 – 1964.

The self-titled debut album from The Kinks was released in 1964. A slimmed down version (with three tracks omitted) was as ‘You Really Got Me’ in the US.

The album was re-released in 1998 in the UK on Castle Records with twelve bonus tracks. This reissue was itself reissued in 2004 on the Sanctuary label and a deluxe edition was released on 28 March 2011.

The Rolling Stones – 12 x 5 (The ’59) #040

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The Rolling Stones – 12 x 5 (1964)

This year, Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, turns 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. We’re currently at year 6 – 1964.

2 X 5 is the second American album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1964 following the massive success of their debut The Rolling Stones in the UK and the promising sales of its American substitute, The Rolling Stones (England’s Newest Hit Makers)

In August 2002, 12 X 5 was reissued in a new remastered CD and SACD digipak by ABKCO Records. This edition includes stereo versions of “Around and Around”, “Confessin’ the Blues”, “Empty Heart”, “It’s All Over Now”, an extended version of “2120 South Michigan Avenue”, and “If You Need Me”.

The Beatles – A hard day’s night (The ’59) #037

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The Beatles – A hard days night (1964)

This year, Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, turns 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. We’re currently at year 6 – 1964.

A Hard Day’s Night was the third studio album from the Beatles, released on 10 July 1964, with side one containing songs from the soundtrack to their film A Hard Day’s Night.

The American version of the album was released two weeks earlier, on 26 June 1964 by United Artists Records, with a different track listing. In contrast to their first two albums, all 13 tracks on A Hard Day’s Night were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney showcasing the development of their songwriting talents. The title track, with its distinct opening chord,[and the previously released “Can’t Buy Me Love”, were both transatlantic number-one singles for the band.

The album’s title was the accidental creation of drummer Ringo Starr. According to Lennon in a 1980 interview with Playboy magazine:

I was going home in the car and Dick Lester [director of the movie] suggested the title, ‘Hard Day’s Night’ from something Ringo had said. I had used it in In His Own Write, but it was an off-the-cuff remark by Ringo. You know, one of those malapropisms. A Ringo-ism, where he said it not to be funny … just said it. So Dick Lester said, ‘We are going to use that title.