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Songs about Phone Numbers by Tommy Tutone, the B-52’s, Steely Dan + others: Gimme Five

Songs about Phone Numbers by Tommy Tutone, the B-52’s, Steely Dan + others: Gimme Five

Remembering those times when Steely Dan, Tommy Tutone, the B-52’s and others dialed up some phone number-focused rock songs.

Empty Hearts [Andy Babiuk, Wally Palmar, Clem Burke + Elliot Easton] – Empty Hearts (2014)

Empty Hearts [Andy Babiuk, Wally Palmar, Clem Burke + Elliot Easton] – Empty Hearts (2014)

Sturdy rock and roll that pays tribute to its influences without sounding trite.

One Track Mind: Blondie, “I Want To Drag You Around” from Ghosts of Download (2014)

One Track Mind: Blondie, “I Want To Drag You Around” from Ghosts of Download (2014)

Blondie still sounds like Blondie, a space-age mixture of icy dance beats and fiery post-punk attitude. Finally, it seems, the rest of popular music has come around again to Debbie Harry’s way of doing things.

The Police, Talking Heads, the Velvet Underground, Television, the Stooges, MC5, Blondie – CBGB (2013)

The irony, of course, was that Hilly Kristal originally wanted to open a roots-rocking Bowery bar — thus, the name: CBGB, which stood for “country, bluegrass and blues.” Lucky for us, that’s not how it turned out.

Something Else! Featured Artist: Old school hip hop edition!

Though hip hop had been around for a few years, it started to become a national phenomenon 30 years ago — a period that still resonates because of the way the music connected on several different levels.

Gimme Five: Disco songs that don't, you know, suck

In looking back to disco and the 1970s, nobody is arguing that there weren’t excesses. “Disco Duck,” that song about CB radios, Barry Gibb’s chest hair. But don’t let one or two — OK, a teetering truckload — of bad apples spoil the whole batch.

One Track Mind: Blondie, "Rapture" (1980)

Recently, there’s been some talk about the latest date purportedly marking the End Of Times, and if I remember correctly, that day is today. So if the biblical calculations are correct this time, this will be my sign-off post. Hey, it’s been real.

Gimme Five: Disco songs that don't, you know, suck

by Nick DeRiso Nobody is arguing that there weren’t excesses. “Disco Duck,” that song about CB radios, Barry Gibb’s chest hair. But don’t let one or two — OK, a teetering truckload — of bad apples spoil the whole batch. The 1970s had their moments. Even amidst those dark days when pointing straight up counted as a dance move. HereRead More