Comments from Tom Breihan

Vastly important song, great video, I really don't like listening to it. That and "Pause" were the only tracks I ever skipped on the Together Forever comp.
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March 14, 2019 on The Number Ones: The Temptations’ “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone”
That's Cage's 1997 single "Agent Orange," which sampled the Clockwork Orange score.
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March 14, 2019 on I Can’t Stop Thinking About This Insane Clown Posse Video
no you don't. billionaires shouldn't exist.
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March 14, 2019 on Grimes – “Pretty Dark” Video
but she did. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6EpIABAKKo
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March 13, 2019 on I Can’t Stop Thinking About This Insane Clown Posse Video
I like how there's a solid block of In- bands on the Sound & Fury Fest lineup.
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March 13, 2019 on Stream Inclination’s When Fear Turns To Confidence EP
Def Leppard are from Sheffield. If you're gonna be a corrections troll, at least take the time to get your shit right.
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March 13, 2019 on Rock Hall Names 2019 Induction Speakers: Trent Reznor, David Byrne, Janelle Monaé
There's a lot of hardcore! Also on Saturday I got knocked down in a moshpit at a house show for the first time in like 15 years, shit was life-affirming.
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March 13, 2019 on Stream Inclination’s When Fear Turns To Confidence EP
My explanation is: "Popcorn" fucking rules.
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March 12, 2019 on The Number Ones: Chuck Berry’s “My Ding-A-Ling”
They're still in the second line, but they're further back in the second line than they were in 2016.
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March 8, 2019 on Marshmello – “Here With Me” (Feat. Chvrches)
No I am quite certain it's.... *checks notes* shit.
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March 8, 2019 on Marshmello – “Here With Me” (Feat. Chvrches)
Biz loved 70s pop songs, and he worked them in whenever possible. He's a gift to the Bonus Beats section. Fun Fact: The name "Bonus Beats" is Biz-inspired. The second issue of Grand Royal, the Beastie Boys' '90s zine, included a flexi disc with Biz's cover of "Bennie And The Jets." There was another track on there, and it was just a couple of seconds of Biz beatboxing. It was called "Bonus Beats." The phrase stuck in my head.
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March 7, 2019 on The Number Ones: Three Dog Night’s “Black & White”
oh snap, I was looking at the wrong Wikipedia column. Gotta fix that.
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March 5, 2019 on The Number Ones: Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Alone Again (Naturally)”
Thanks buddy! Yo this dude Justin is one of the main reasons those summers were as much fun as they were, and he's also the best friend I made at that camp. Shout out to Justin.
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March 5, 2019 on The Number Ones: Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me”
I don't rate songs that didn't make the top 10, but come on, that's a 10. Will probably have a lot more to say about it when this column gets to "No Diggity."
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March 4, 2019 on The Number Ones: Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me”
We'll get a couple before the year is over.
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March 1, 2019 on The Number Ones: Neil Diamond’s “Song Sung Blue”
Yeah, it's new to me cuz of the video but I wish I'd heard it last year.
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February 27, 2019 on J. Cole Is Going For It
He apparently added the second G later in life? I don't really get that but I'm not gonna be the one to tell him he can't do it.
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February 25, 2019 on Stream Petbrick’s Self-Titled Debut EP
I don't see how Pete Seeger could've made any money off of this one, though Ewan MacColl, also a hardcore socialist, sure did.
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February 25, 2019 on The Number Ones: Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”
I subscribe to about a million Bandcamp feeds, and I listen to everything when the notifications come up. Probably post a a third of em.
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February 22, 2019 on Stream Slant’s Vain Attempt EP
It's just a different technique. When it works, it works.
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February 20, 2019 on The Number Ones: Nilsson’s “Without You”
I'm not gen-X. Born in 79, baby! I have no generation! I am a magical unicorn who cannot be reduced!
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February 15, 2019 on The Number Ones: Don McLean’s “American Pie”
I love English teachers. (For years, I thought I'd be one, since there was no way this writing thing was going to work out. Still might, when it stops working out!) But you can love English teachers and also acknowledge that they can be terribly embarrassing sometimes.
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February 15, 2019 on The Number Ones: Don McLean’s “American Pie”
There's a holiday next week, I'm only doing four.
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February 15, 2019 on The Number Ones: Don McLean’s “American Pie”
That was his name in '93. He dropped the "Doggy" a couple of years later.
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February 13, 2019 on People Are Giving Kamala Harris A Hard Time About Her Tupac & Snoop Comments
Discography is one of the all-time great best-of collections. (PopArt, their other best-of comp, is also really good.)
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February 6, 2019 on Pet Shop Boys – “On Social Media”
This was in Hampden, or maybe Remington. It was right after a Lungfish show at the Ottobar.
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January 31, 2019 on Stream Cass McCombs’ New Album Tip Of The Sphere
He dressed up like Robert Smith for Halloween one year. We were at the same party, which got violently broken up by the cops, with like 20 people getting arrested. (I didn't get arrested, but a bunch of my friends did. Dunno if Cass got arrested.)
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January 31, 2019 on Stream Cass McCombs’ New Album Tip Of The Sphere
Trap music, as it's understood today, has become an aesthetic catchall for a rap style that's emerged in Atlanta in the past 15 years or so: busy hi-hats, dinky synth melodies, stop-start flows. It's not necessarily music about dealing drugs. But if your personal definition of "trap" is "rap songs about dealing drugs," then Ice-T, Schooly D, NWA, and 8Ball & MJG all made trap music. And so did Biggie, Rae & Ghost, Nas, and Jay-Z.
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January 30, 2019 on Sada Baby Made 2019’s First Great Rap Album
This is not a trap album. It's Detroit street-rap. It's different.
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January 30, 2019 on Sada Baby Made 2019’s First Great Rap Album
that's the one. (altho, who knows, maybe there are more.)
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January 30, 2019 on The Number Ones: The Honey Cone’s “Want Ads”
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