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Justin I'Onn
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 0Posted on Mar 31st, 2012 | re: The 20 Best Indie Rock Madonna Covers (48 comments)

Malcolm Middleton’s cover of “Stay” (from Madonna’s Like A Virgin album) is astoundingly good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7W3z__0V3U

The original, for comparison, is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCtDGelNCmg

 +1Posted on Mar 31st, 2012 | re: Sign "O" The Times Turns 25 (28 comments)

I almost stopped reading at the reference to Around The World In A Day and Parade as being “least satisfying”…

No, the Warner Bros. albums released from 1978 to 1989 have never been remastered; but yes, the EQ tweaking on the SHM-CDs is astoundingly good.

And as a previous commentator pointed out, the technology wasn’t available in 1987, to fit 80 minutes of music onto one regular audio CD.

Prince didn’t predict ” the warped and dubbed-out R&B that Timbaland would get famous making” he created it.

It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night doesn’t feature “fake live-crowd noise.” It was a live recording by Prince & The Revolution, which was later given “fake” musical enhancements in the studio.

Corrections out of the way, I’d just like to add that you can divide popular music before this album and after this album, in the same way historians use B.C. and A.D. Sign ‘O’ The Times influenced everything that came after it.

 +1Posted on Jan 16th, 2012 | re: Top 10 Bands With Members Who Don't Play Anything (77 comments)

Jerome Benton of The Time. He dances and handles Morris Day’s mirror. And that’s about it.

 +1Posted on Nov 26th, 2011 | re: Rolling Stone's 10 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time (227 comments)

Prince should be MUCH higher.