In remembrance of Fontella Bass, appreciate this song please.
Often placed alongside hits by The Supremes, Martha & the Vandellas, and The Marvelettes, “Rescue Me” captured the girl-group sound of the 60s while performed by Fontella Bass solo. Banking on the heavy bass typical of the “Motown Sound,” Chess Records hit big with this song in 1965 and it still remains a classic.
America is in desperate need of a girl group and since I don’t see any on the horizon, maybe the Saturdays can fill the void. I’m a rational enough person to realize that in terms of the best girl groups ever, they are really lacking.
They don’t have the voices of En Vogue or the swagger of TLC. There’s no superstar centerpiece like Destiny’s Child or The Supremes and they don’t have a consistent catalog of hits like the Sugababes. They certainly don’t have the larger-than-life personalities of the Spice Girls. My favorite k-pop groups like 2NE1 and miss A throw in dance moves and The Saturdays don’t even do that.
But they are so cute and I love them and their music is so catchy and they sound so good together and I love their outfits and they make me so happy!!!
I decided to listen to some things I’d been avoiding all year. Ridiculously surprised at how quality that Smashing Pumpkins album was this year! I wrote it off like everyone else did and pretty much ignored it, but let’s be honest here: Billy Corgan was the creative driving force anyway, regardless of who was playing with him. Oceania is really good. Go get that.
One Direction is the worst thing I’ve ever heard. Every song sounds the same except two. Five bland boys with decent voices combined to make the most snooze-inducing pop album I have ever heard in my life. Even damn Rita Ora was better than this, and that sounds like it was cobbled together from a bunch of Gwen Stefani tracks nobody wanted.
Also: Trey Songz is my baby daddy. I wish I had a vagina just so it could get wet listening to him.
SWV was nominated for a Grammy!!! I’m so glad somebody other than me paid attention to their reunion because that album is extremely solid and Coko is a beast in the studio.
Also I need to remind myself to have a chat with all my friends who try to get me to listen to sad white people music so I can recommend Kathleen Edwards. I would be sad too if I had to publicly be known as “that chick who divorced her husband for that dickhead from Bon Iver.”
I was originally listening to “Making Love in the Rain” because it’s raining and I was making love grits & eggs. That song doesn’t have a video, but this one does! And LOL @ this director trying to pretend Janet was actually there until the very end. She was way too busy Controlling and Pleasure Principleing to show up for some trumpet player.
It’s still a good jam though. Almost makes me wish I lived in the 80s. Except crack & AIDS. ::Debbie Downer sound effect::