Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Eurythmics - Revenge - 1986

 
I must apologize for not posting last night.  Yesterday, I had to drive about 12 hours round trip to pick up my new company car from our corporate headquarters.  It made for a very long drive, and by the time I got home, it's all I could do to check the blog and answer a few comments made.  I do have note, though, that for about 2 hours yesterday, my blog was hit about 4,000 times from mainly Italy, but some Russia (who never has any visitors.)  I find it funny that someone would be trying to hack this blog, as I've put no personal information about myself in the blog or in my profile, shy of a shadow e-mail address.  Hilarious.

I've never been a HUGE fan of Eurythmics, but I DO love Missionary Man.  Not one of their most known or popular, even though it was a single, I don't know why I love it so much.  Maybe because it's so strong and fast, and the melody is catchy.  Maybe because it reminds me a bit of INXS and Midnight Oil and Big Pig, who all released albums about the same time.  It's the harmonica, dude.  Plus, that video for it kicks ass.

As for the rest of the album, it is a quality, well written and performed album.  I'm just not huge on the melodies.  They're good, don't get me wrong.  They just don't capture me like MM, and the album tends to start sounding a little too Adult Contemporary for me.  Maybe if I had been ten years older when I started listening to it, it may have grabbed me more.  But, if that was the case, I may not have liked the rest of the music released at that time as much, due to age.  Isn't it weird how your age can determine how much you like specific types of music regardless of how well they are?

Anyway, this may or may not be the only Eurythmics album I post, not counting the Tourists.  I might post 1984 or one of their first three albums, but we'll have to wait and see.  More than likely, as I mentioned in my housekeeping post, I'll get to them eventually.

5 comments:

  1. I've never been that into Eurythmics, though I like the album "Savage". Strangely though, I do have most of their B-sides and mixes, so if you're looking for anything, do ask!

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  2. -= Martin L. Gore =-August 31, 2017 at 8:27 AM

    They certainly got better with time, didn't they. It was sad, but probably a genius move to break up at the peak!

    Eurythmics already re-released all their albums as 2xCDs with all the b-sides etc, but somehow your version here is still better (and better artwork).

    A long time ago, you were looking for ideas on future postings. What if you expanded GREATEST HITS albums. Record labels tend to only focus on HITS, not fan favorites. So, you could take a standard GREATEST HITS and expand it with fan favorites, B-sides, rare acoustic versions, etc.

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    1. I have some stuff like that in the works

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    2. Weird. I thought they steadily got WORSE with time. With the exception of Savage, it was all downhill after Touch. And except for the Lily Was Here soundtrack and the (largely unknown, criminally underrated Vegas album), Dave lost it completely after the break up. How the man who created the Sweet Dreams and Touch albums could regress like he did is a huge mystery.

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  3. I'd love to see your version of Be Yourself Tonight. My fave of theirs as it's got guitars all over it! LOL

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