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Re: Recommend one song.

Post: # 9848Post Garrett Gilchrist
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:52 am

Marina and the Diamonds' Neon Nature (Froot) tour featured artwork and animation by Gabriel Marques.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkiHb9lxsiY

The Electra Heart era is introduced with her theme song (which isn't on the album but had a music video here :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhHrrVlshQ8

After the line "Can we go back, go back to the start," Marina's animated image briefly changes to resemble Britney Spears in the Toxic video, with music to match (!) ... a nod to one of Electra Heart's influences ....

Non-album Electra Hearts songs also include EVOL, Lonely Hearts Club, Radioactive, and Buy the Stars (which sounds a bit like "Numb"). I feel like there's more I'm missing .... Living Dead, Sex Yeah (Free Sex), and How to be a Heartbreaker are only on some versions also. Gets a bit confusing, possibly due to her loss of creative control during this era.

The Other Foot/Just Desserts also came out of this era.
More mysteriously there was also Superhuman and (If It's) Worth It.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeDe89NnC9M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf8e3OozHlI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ophnmGWQGsU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCELnFwUVXE

Oh, and if they count, the Su-Barbie-A intro (Valley of the Dolls), and The Archetypes (State of Dreaming).
https://youtu.be/Ww8lYVerLo4

Really worth compiling an extended playlist for this era, as the video releases sort of did.

When the album was called "Die Life," the tracks included:
Scab & Plaster
Starring Role
Power & Control
Living Dead (Possibly the title track "Die Life")
Sex Yeah
Miss Y
Jealousy

Family Jewels outtakes include Bad Kidz, The Family Jewels, Dirty Sheets, Space and the Woods, Starlight and Sinful. Also Like the Other Girls (which is similar to Scab & Plaster.)

Froot outtakes include "When You Take Away Control", "I'm Not Hungry Anymore" and "Saviour". (And "True Colors.")

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Re: Recommend one song.

Post: # 9862Post Garrett Gilchrist
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:07 am

Numb - Marina and the Diamonds (Live Music Video) Feat. Electra Heart

Marina Diamandis performs "Numb" from "The Family Jewels."

Video edit: Garrett Gilchrist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xwcNWhtwx8


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Post: # 9941Post Garrett Gilchrist
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:08 pm

Let's talk about weird Beach Boys stuff from the later years, the early 90s especially.

"Smart Girls" is a song by Brian Wilson for his rejected 1991 album Sweet Insanity, part of when he was being exploited by creep psychologist Eugene Landy. It ends up being a goofy rap journey through Brian's Beach Boys career, with samples thrown in at random by Landy and company. A lot of, "hey, remember this one?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz0SnpN_O00

For awhile, Brian became fixated on recording "Shortenin Bread ..."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxs2mnrRgsA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCvOiwUMNW8

Here's Mike Love and company re-recording early Beach Boys hit "Surfin'" in 1992.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP_QXx4eUGM

And hell yes, it's time for Mike Love and company on Baywatch. Spooky stuff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBFsJk6PWu0

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Post: # 9969Post Garrett Gilchrist
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:44 pm

Youtube showing me Marina's "Orange Trees" music video as an ADVERTISEMENT

As if I haven't already seen it

As if I haven't already proposed marriage to this video

Youtube, underestimating me

My exact quote was "Thriller movie where I'm a cop on the edge haunted by memories of my dead wife, except it's just this video by Marina and the Diamonds"

Okay, I've been spamming this thread with Marina a lot.

The tracks so far from Marina's new album haven't won me over yet, but I'm still there for this. And the summer vibes.

https://youtu.be/0H6vdQSXaR4

(New album is "Love and Fear" and she's showing "Love" first. So it's pretty cheerful stuff without the weirdness and edge she had starting out. That's not a surprise after the "Froot" album, which is often about being healthy and not suicidal anymore. But we don't know yet what "Fear" will sound like.)

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