But I’ve always thought that Journey rips off “Be My Music,” from the “Fame” TV show:

 +5Posted on Apr 4th, 2014 | re: The 10 Best Nirvana Songs (167 comments)

Re: “All Apologies” featuring a cello, “an addition to the band’s sound that might have seemed unimaginable only three years earlier.” Um, there was a cello on “Something In The Way” on ‘Nevermind,’ an inclusion that I certainly took notice of, and for me, makes that track the amazing piece it is.

(Also, you’ve got “No Apologies” in place of “All Apologies” in the first sentence. Would be great for SPIN to employ some copy editors/proofreaders.)

 0Posted on Feb 18th, 2014 | re: Win The Beatles The U.S. Albums Box Set (522 comments)

“Eleanor Rigby.”

 +1Posted on Jan 3rd, 2013 | re: The xx - "Sunset (Jamie xx Edit)" (2 comments)

It’s not available as a free download in the U.S., but only via iTunes UK’s 12 Days of Christmas promotion.

 +2Posted on Jul 17th, 2012 | re: ATTN: Employees - Do Not Buy These Used CDs (119 comments)

Since k.d lang and Melissa Etheridge made the list, perhaps ‘Svede’ is really the lesbian jazz chanteuse who successfully sued the London band Suede over the rights to the name in the U.S.? (The London Suede was never quite as catchy.)

 +3Posted on Jan 19th, 2012 | re: 20 Songs Named After The Bands That Played Them (128 comments)

“Living In A Box” by, er, Living In A Box, a top 20 hit in 1987. How soon we forget.

 0Posted on Aug 4th, 2011 | re: Win A Tori Amos Limited Edition Diana F+ Camera Box Set (213 comments)

“Take To The Sky,” hands down.

 0Posted on Feb 10th, 2011 | re: Say Hi - "Devils" Video (1 comments)

Ha, on first glimpse, I thought the chaffeur was Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran.

 +2Posted on Feb 9th, 2011 | re: Toy Division (8 comments)

No, I think you’re right, Alan. The original performance is from another BBC program called “Something Else,” hosted by Tony Wilson. Looks like at some point the original footage — seen here: — was rebroadcast under the John Peel In Sessions banner, which is what the German guy used for the basis of his stop-motion animation piece. Regardless of origin, this Playmobil translation is amazing.

 0Posted on Feb 7th, 2011 | re: Watch Basement Jaxx's Orchestral Gig (3 comments)

Is that Labelle?