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10 Songs: What rock nyc Is Listening To 1-9-14

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1. He Got Game – Public Enemy – Wow, this has aged well… actually this has improved, The Steve Stills sample is superb and PE’s target, the corrupt and corrupting world of basketball (Biggie connected it to selling crack some 20 years ago) is a dangerous target… great movie as well – A

2. I’d Like To Teach The World to Sing In Perfect Harmony – The New Seekers –  I’d like to give the world a coke and keep it company –B

3.There Will never Be Another you – The Seekers – Superb track where the loss hasn’t happened but the danger is so tangible – A+

4. Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen – Yes, I know, but he friended me on Facebook – B

5. Cathy’s Clown – The Everly Brothers – I love the run on sentence “he knows you telling lies and he hears them passing by he’s not a man at all…” – A”

6. Shop Around – The Miracles – Nothing can hurt this version, not even this live version – B+

7. Fear Of A Black Planet – Public Enemy – Exceptionally clever take on racism – A

8. Don’t Believe The Hype – Public Enemy – Man, they don’t make em like this; so important and playful – A+

9. I will Always Love you – Whitney Houston – man, did life do a number on her – A

10. Gold Dust – John Newman – Will somebody please introduce him to Blood Orange – A-

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