The band Ben Folds Five was really a power pop trio from North Carolina that had a hit with the ballad “Brick” in 1997. They broke up in 2000. I liked their more energetic music such as this weeks weekend ear candy titled “Army” I just love horns in songs although in this live performance, the horn section isn’t a good fit on the song. The actual recording is better.
I‘m starting a new segment on this blog – Weekend Ear Candy.
Basically I plan on using the power of YouTube to highlight music I like on the weekends when I may not have an actual post to make.
Today is the first under this label.
My favorite band – so far – The Corrs and a live version of their hit “I Never Loved You Anyway”. It was performed during their most recent DVD concert in 2004. They currently are on an extended break while the family do family stuff like having children etc…..
If you never heard of The Corrs then click on the link on their name to see a tribute page I put up some years ago after their last tour.
I picked a live version of this song because in their concerts they use it to introduce the members of the band.
While reading the October issue of Playboy Magazine (yes, I was reading it…), they gave review and short clip of the new album by the French band Prototypes. It blew me away.
Prototypes throw out a great mash-up of punk, new wave, and pop music. Since I don’t speak a word of French I have no idea what the lyrics are, but the music is kick ass.
My favorite song right now is “Je Ne Te Connais Pas”. Allmusic.com said:
‘Je Ne Te Connais Pas,’ is almost perfect with wheezy organ, fuzz bass, handclaps, tambourine, and shouted yeah-yeah background vocals, all whipped into a frothy blend that sounds like 21st century ye-ye mixed with what you wish teen pop sounded like.
Ok, I am going to gush again about a female singer who melted my heart once again with a siren’s voice. I don’t know what it is about the female voice that turns me into goo. I am also pissed that my new discovery is from Ireland which means I will have to work extra hard to see and hear her music.
My newest discovery is Tara Blaise. As I said she hails from Ireland. She sang on the record made my The Corr’s manager John Hughes titled “Wild Ocean” and he signed her to his record label.
Her debut album, “Dancing On Tables Barefoot”, came out July 4th in the UK and Ireland and her first single “Paperback Cliche'” is the 2nd most played single in Ireland (U2 is 1st).
Her style is popish with lush strings and a full band – my favorite.