You have to know I'm just teasing you, playing with you, getting you all excited only to back off once again. Or maybe I just think too highly of myself. You decide.
I felt like posting today, so I'm posting what would have been my next post after my last, several weeks ago. I feel it's somewhat appropriate for the situation, and a good, unique one-off post that should appeal to a broad swath of you.
A far departure from the sound and style they used to be, this is still the H&O that I remember from my childhood, with the exception of Maneater. I still remember Maneater, but I didn't know it was them. This one, I knew it was them, and at the time I thought it was awesome. Now, it obviously seems dated, but the songwriting is great. The pop hooks are still strong. STABLU is still my favorite track from the album, and I listened to that one track about 10 times in a row while working on the cover.
The original "Deluxe" they released way back in the day only had three (maybe four?) additional remixes on it. That's cool, but I want them all. Unfortunately, they didn't have any new material from their b-sides, so mixes is all we have. Plus, I have added a couple fan mixes that seem pretty good, too.
EDIT - A huge THANK YOU to Neil, who actually went a purchased a record, digitally ripped a track from vinyl, digitally cleaned the track, and sent it on to me, just to help complete this set. You are awesome, Neil, and I really appreciate your help!!!!
I have to say, I hate that pic of Hall on the Method Of Modern Love picture sleeve. He looks sort of like a hillbilly with acne or something. It is not at all flattering of him.
Who knows when and if I will post again before June 1st. In fact, I think I will be adjusting the date to June 5th, which would be a Monday, or maybe on June 2nd which is a Friday. Not sure what I'm definitely going to do yet. We will see....