Show 376: 2013 Valentine's Day Special "I Want You Back", My Bloody Valentine Review
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1 When candy, flowers, and love notes fail to woo your sweetie back, there’s only one thing left to do: stake out under a window, hold up that boom box and blast an “I Want You Back” song. This Valentine’s Day, Jim and Greg present their favorite Pleading Songs.
Rod Stewart, “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)"
Mudhoney, “If I Think”
Yvonne Elliman, “If I Can’t Have You”
Simple Minds, “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”
Al Green, “Can’t Get Next to You”
The Spinners, “Working My Way Back to You"
Bonnie Raitt, “Love Has No Pride”
Alex Chilton, “Can’t Seem to Make You Mine”
2 Jim and Greg pass the mic to some of the expert beggers in the audience. We hear some listeners’ suggestions for great “I Want You Back” tracks:
Heather in Chesterton, IN
Stranger Cole and Ken Booth, “Uno, Dos, Tres”
Alex in Portland, OR
Dawes, “Coming Back to a Man"
Matthew in Portland, ME
Aretha Franklin, “Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream”
Kathy & John in Raleigh, NC
Paul Young, "Come Back and Stay” & Trio, “Out in the Streets"
3 We highlighted My Bloody Valentine in our Shoegaze genre dissection a few weeks ago, and after 21 years of scattered promises, it seemed to be a pretty safe bet that a 3rd MBV album would never see the light of day. But then on February 2, 2013, mbv was quietly released on their website. Is it even possible for the band to escape from the long shadow of their legendary sophomore album Loveless? Greg says not quite. He thinks that the first few songs rehash Loveless’ glory, but don’t meet its standard. The second half shows the band moving into the future. He anxiously awaits that future, but in the meantime, mbv is a Burn It. Jim thinks the band lost momentum during this two decade hiatus. And while it is no Loveless, mbv is much better than he feared it would be. He gives the record a Buy It.
Songs Featured in Show #376
The Jackson 5, “I Want You Back,” Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, Motown, 1969
Rod Stewart, “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim),” Foot Loose & Fancy Free, Warner Bros., 1977
Al Green, “I Can’t Get Next to You,” Al Green Gets Next to You, Capitol, 1971
Mudhoney, “If I Think,” Superfuzz Bigmuff EP, Sub Pop, 1988
Stranger Cole & Ken Boothe, “Uno Dos Tres,” single, Treasure Isle, 1964
Dawes, “Coming Back to a Man,” Nothing is Wrong, ATO Records, 2011
Mary J. Blige, “I’m Goin’ Down,” My Life, Uptown/MCA, 1995
The Smiths, “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want,” single, Rough Trade, 1984
The Spinners, “Working My Way Back to You,” Dancin’ and Lovin’, Atlantic, 1979
Yvonne Elliman, “If I Can’t Have You,” Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track, RSO/Polydor, 1977
Bonnie Raitt, “Love Has No Pride,” Give It Up, Warner Bros., 1972
Aretha Franklin, “Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream,” I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Atlantic, 1967
Paul Young, “Come Back and Stay,” No Parlez, Columbia, 1983
Trio, “Out in the Streets,” Trio and Error, Mercury, 1983
Simple Minds, “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” The Breakfast Club Soundtrack, A&M, 1984
Alex Chilton, “Can’t Seem to Make You Mine,” single, Fun, 1978
Spoon, “Stay Don’t Go,” Kill the Moonlight, Merge, 2002
My Bloody Valentine, “New You,” mbv, self-released, 2013
My Bloody Valentine, “In Another Way,” mbv, self-released, 2013
Trance Farmers, “Purple Hay,” Dual Form, Stones Throw/Leaving Records, 2013
The Sylvers, “Hot Line,” Something Special, Capitol, 1976
The Mars Volta, “Roulette Dares (The Haunt of),” De-Loused in the Comatorium, Gold Standard Laboratories/Universal, 2003
Joni Mitchell, “You Turn Me on I’m a Radio,” For the Roses, Asylum, 1972
The dB’s, “Living a Lie,” Repercussion, Albion Records, 1982