Saturday, September 26, 2009

Rebellion

I have to get up early to work tomorrow, but...I'm listening to my favorite re-make off all time, anyway. And I will continue to stay up, dammit.

Don't get me wrong; I love T-Rex's early-seventies version, but The Power Station did a different version that stood up and breathed on its own, and had even more percussion. I love percussion. Bang a Gong!




(No video, just music.) The lead singer was the late Robert Palmer. He was hot. In my opinion, anyway.

Have a great Saturday!

13 comments:

Doug said...

Late Robert Palmer? When'd he go?

I like this too. High School, I think.

Tom & Icy said...

Good beat and fun to dance to when you are drunk. Sort of like the song Cocine. Bang a gong is like Alice in Wonderland where the seven-year-old girl takes drugs. Creepy when you start thinking about it.

Nessa said...

I'm awake now. I always liked this song.

Jocelyn said...

Hey, toots: here to say I love the Power Station version...and that you nailed my husband's inspiration for Pyramid Man when you hit on They Might Be Giants. More to follow in my next blog post!

TLP said...

He's dead Doug. Probably OD'ed on love. He was an addict you know.

Anonymous said...

No he didn't OD--and are you sure he was an addict? I don't think so. Anyway, he died several years ago and music lost one of its best.

TLP said...

Anon: I was referring to his song: Addicted to Love. He died of a heart attack.

Ariel the Thief said...

I loved it but I don't know any other versions, and heard this song for the first time, I think. It just grabs you.

Ariel the Thief said...

Geez Doug, you missed the chance to mourn with the rest of the world? Must be a shock to learn he's gone this way. :(

tsduff said...

I loved Robert Palmer - he was young, virile,fabulous looking,and hey, no way on the death list! I was stunned when he died. What a hunk.

A loss to the world, no doubt!
thanks Actonbell! xoxo

Doug said...

Haha, TLP! Ariel, now is the chance for him to appear in the videos of the women who appeared in his.

Sean P. Farley said...

Oh my god, I LOVED that song! I was 10 when it came out. My friend and I used to sit and watch MTV all day and record videos on her Betamax tape player! Yikes, those were the days. :)

Bone said...

Some Like It Hot!

Also, Simply Irresistible and Addicted To Love may be the two greatest music videos ever made. I can't quite put my finger on it, but there was just something about them.