Hi-Fi Friday: May 12, 2017

There’s a lot of posts happening today!

Previously…

I have this method of ranking music in my library, which currently consists of 34,968 songs: By default, all new songs in my library get ⭐️⭐️⭐️. As I listen to them, I sort them as follows: ⭐️ means it’s “rubbish” (as Dr. Spo would say) and I’ll probably delete it from the library, ⭐️⭐️ means it’s just “meh” but I’ll probably keep it, ⭐️⭐️⭐️ means it’s okay and we will probably talk over it, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ means I really like and may potentially sing at random, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ means everyone better shut the fuck up because my song is on! You know the kind of songs I’m talking about. We all have them.

These are mine, one post at a time.

I’m starting my approach to this with songs I’ve given ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ to in iTunes. There’s only 90 of them at the moment. I’ll probably sneak in an occasional ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ as well.

Another ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ entry!

This is one of those songs I like the “grittiness” of. Not that it’s gritty. But something about it feels that way. I don’t know if it’s from conditioning from seeing it in about a million movies that take place in the Vietnam-era or what.

There’s also something very Scooby Doo-ish to this song for me. You know that part in the episodes where they were running back and forth between doors away from and into villains and such? That’s what it feels like.

I give you Barry Mann’s song that The Animals’ took the demo of in 1965 and did what they did to it, “We’ve Gotta Get Out of This Place”.

Mono version, as it was recorded:

And a released stereo modification of it:

Oddly enough, lead singer Eric Burdon’s voice aged, but as terribly as I would have expected.

Until next time...
Erik

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