the-theme-is

A group music blog of weekly themes. Each week, the moderator will pick a new theme and the members will post songs that fit, especially rare gems others may have not heard before.

We will call attention to forgotten gems and songs that have stood the test of time!

(We wish to stand out from the other blogs out there with this collection of rarities.)


Blog Founder:
singinginthewire

Moderators:
docmartn
evilgirl333x2
burlveneer
yeeshkulmk2
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263 plays
Free The Robots,
Free The Robots EP

Artist: Free the Robots
Track: Jazzhole
Album: Free the Robots
Year: 2007
Theme: Holes

planetinmykitchen via libbya-cum-a

24 plays
The Police

45andsingle:

Artist: The Police
Track: Hole In My Life
Album: Outlandos d’Amour
Year: 1978
Theme: Holes

I shake like an incurable

16 plays
Beck

45andsingle:

Artist: Beck
Track: Asshole
Album: One Foot In The Grave
Year: 1994
Theme: Holes

250 plays
Soundgarden,
Superunknown

Artist: Soundgarden
Track: Black Hole Sun
Album: Superunknown
Year: 1994
Theme: Holes

musicforthemisplaced

30 plays
The Beatles

45andsingle:

Artist: The Beatles
Track: Sea Of Holes
Album: Yellow Submarine
Year: 1969
Theme: Holes

669 plays
Nine Inch Nails,
Pretty Hate Machine

Artist: Nine Inch Nails
Track: Head Like A Hole
Album: Pretty Hate Machine
Year: 1989
Theme: Holes

musicforthemisplaced

“When you can’t climb your way out of such a hole, you tend to crouch down and call it home…” - Nikki Sixx

This Week’s Theme Is: Holes

Photo Credit: missannafaye:

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Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra

45andsingle:

Artist: Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra
Track: The Last Time
Album: The Rolling Stones Songbook
Year: 1960’s
Theme: Original versions

Technically speaking, this is the original 1960’s version of Bittersweet Symphony (as sampled and interpreted by the Verve), which is now owned by the Glimmer Twins. Read all about it here.

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Artist: Lou Johnson
Track: (There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me
Album: (single)
Year: 1964
Theme: Original versions

Sandie Shaw’s 1964 version
R.B. Greaves’ 1970 version
Naked Eyes’ 1983 version

72 plays
The Vaselines,
Enter The Vaselines

Artist: The Vaselines
Track: Molly’s Lips
Album: Enter The Vaselines
Year: 1988
Theme: Original versions

(Nirvana’s 1992 version)

32 plays
Slade,
Sladest

Artist: Slade
Track: Cum On Feel the Noize

Album: Sladest
Year: 1973
Theme: Original Versions

Quiet Riot didn’t deviate much from the original

48 plays
Young Marble Giants,
Colossal Youth

Artist: Young Marble Giants
Track: Credit In The Straight World

Album: Colossal Youth
Year: 1980
Theme: Original versions

(Hole’s 1994 version)

30 plays
The Shirelles

45andsingle:

Artist: The Shirelles
Track: Baby It’s You
Album: 45 rpm single
Year: 1961
Theme: Original Versions

One more. A short set with a theme within the theme. Though The Beatles influenced the world over with their music, here are some artists that maybe influenced them, at least enough to be honored by a cover version.

Baby It’s You, covered by The Beatles on their Vee Jay LP Introducing… The Beatles.

And later on their Capitol LP The Early Beatles

My second favorite version of this song is by The Beatles, my first is still by the group called Smith. I’ll post it next on my blog.

20 plays
Arthur Alexander

45andsingle:

Artist: Arthur Alexander
Track: Anna
Album: 45 rpm single
Year: 1962
Theme: Original Versions

A short set with a theme within the theme. Though The Beatles influenced the world over with their music, here are some artists that maybe influenced them, at least enough to be honored by a cover version.

Anna, covered by The Beatles on their Vee Jay LP Introducing… The Beatles.

And later on the Capitol release, The Early Beatles.

I’ll end with this one, a top favorite Beatles’ cover, second only to Till There Was You, which the original version does little for me, so I omitted it from this set. Anna has Lennon written all over it thematically, think Run For You Life, You Can’t Do That, and even Jealous Guy. He probably chose to cover this one himself so early on.

26 plays
The Top Notes

45andsingle:

Artist: The Top Notes
Track: Twist And Shout
Album: 45 rpm single
Year: 1961
Theme: Original Versions

A short set with a theme within the theme. Though The Beatles influenced the world over with their music, here are some artists that maybe influenced them, at least enough to be honored by a cover version.

Though the Isley Brothers had the first hit with this song in 1962 and probably influenced the Beatles to cover it, the original was by this obscure Doo Wop vocal group a year earlier in 1961. An early Phil Spector project too. Check it.